Hyundai Grand i10 Nios  A feature-rich treat

The new Grand i10 Nios has been launched with one basic reason, to beat Maruti Suzuki Swift in its game. So let’s do a quick comparison.

KIA SELTOS SUV First Drive Report -Tiger nosed Marvel

The Goan rains were not a deterrent, rather it added to the fun quotient when it came to driving the Kia Seltos SUV. Kia Motors India is offering this vehicle with a plethora of permutations and combinations.

Hyundai Kona Electric Green Speedster

Usually electric vehicles are considered boring and impractical by Indians because of the very limited choice available in the market today. But all that perception is bound to change with the launch of the Hyundai ...

MG Hector SUV First Drive Review

The MG Hector SUV from MG Motor India has the words “Internet Inside” displayed at the rear in the case of the diesel model and on the side, in the case of the petrol hybrid vehicle. There is plenty of reason for th...

Jeep Compass Trailhawk 4X4 SUV Off road review

The Bharat Stage VI ready Jeep Compass Trailhawk may not look very different from the Jeep Compass variants already available in India. But take a closer look and you will find that it’s actually cut out for some g...

Hyundai Venue | First Drive Review

The new Hyundai Venue is a connected sub compact SUV that will compete with the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Mahindra XUV300, Ford EcoSport and Tata Nexon. So can it beat its rivals just on the basis of...

Maruti Suzuki 1.5 litre diesel Ciaz Road Test Review

The Ciaz already has a 1.5 litre petrol engine which is doing pretty well in the country. It’s also there in the new Ertiga. Now the Ciaz will have a new 1.5-litre DDiS 225 diesel engine and it comes mated to a new ...

BMW i3s all-electric car Road Test Review

With barely any infrastructure for charging of electric vehicles and no major takers for electric cars in the country, one really does not understand why BMW is showcasing its futuristic (at least for India) electri...

2019 All New Honda Civic First Drive

It was in 1972 that Honda had globally launched the Civic and since then it has sold more than 25 million units in more than 170 countries. It has been sold as a sedan, a coupe and a hatch worldwide. India saw the 8...

All New Maruti Suzuki WagonR  Tall, Trendy & Tough

Maruti Suzuki India has launched the 3rd generation WagonR with a bigger 1.2 L K series engine. The WagonR from Maruti Suzuki was always a tall boy that appealed to a cross section of people in India. They say the p...

2019 Force Gurkha Xtreme 4X4 REAL BEAST

The new Force Gurkha Xtreme 4x4 from Force Motors is a true definition of a real beast. It may have a bland cabin but when it comes to its engine, transmission, transfer box, suspension and build, it’s every off-roa...

2019 TOYOTA CAMRY HYBRID ELECTRIC The Future is Here

All those out there who feel that India will be riding a great electric vehicle dream can actually suck their thumbs. And I am serious about it. If at all we can get close to that dream, it has to be through the hyb...

New Nissan Kicks | KICK -ASS | First Drive

When I come across any vehicle that calls itself an SUV I am tempted to take it on the road less travelled just to test it out whether it is a worthy SUV or not, even though it may not have any four wheel drive. The...

2018 Hyundai Santro | First Drive

The 2018 Hyundai Santro built on a new K1 platform still carries the legendary tall boy design. But it is no more just the boxy shape. The car is a lot more contemporary in its looks. The car now comes in D-lite var...

2018 Ford Aspire | First Drive

It’s Enter the Dragon Part 3. After the Figo and the Freestyle, this new sub-4 metre Ford Aspire too has got the same 1.2 litre TiVCT 3-cylinder petrol engine mated to a new 5-speed manual gear box. There is also a ...

2018 Honda CR-V Diesel 4WD | First Drive

Honda of Japan has a very cautious approach to making cars, so much so that I personally feel that they are a tad slow in introducing new products and technology in the country. A case in point is the new Honda CR-V...

2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz | First Drive

I had before me a spruced up Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. It had now got a new 1.5 litre smart hybrid petrol engine with a 4-speed automatic transmission. I had to find out whether this new face-lifted Ciaz was ready to take...

BMW X3 Luxury Line Road Test Review

This is the third generation BMW X3 and the company has for the first time introduced a “Luxury Line” variant in the BMW SAV line-up. We were only too keen to find out whether this Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) had...

Volvo XC40 R-Design Road Test Review

The Volvo XC40 SUV which was launched globally late 2017 has garnered orders of more than 80,000 units. This has prompted the company to increase production at its two plants globally, one in Belgium and the other i...

Ford EcoSport S (petrol) road test review

If you think that the new Ford EcoSport S petrol is just an additional variant added on to the EcoSport fleet by Ford India, you are mistaken. The new Ford EcoSport S has a lot to offer in terms of technology and al...

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza AGS

Maruti Suzuki has been at the forefront of bringing the two-pedal technology to the common man ever since they launched the Celerio back in 2014. They carried the practice by introducing Auto Gear Shift (AGS), Marut...

2018 Honda Amaze Review

Things are heating up in the compact sedan segment, and it’s not because of the onset of summer but much rather due to the anticipation surrounding the launch of Honda’s latest contender-- the all new Amaze. Set to ...

2018 Ford Freestyle Review

Built on the Ford Figo platform, the new Ford Freestyle is a lot different because it has got a wider track, a better ride height, new set of 15 inches tyres wrapped around in smart black alloys and a ground clearan...

Mercedes Benz S 350 D Road Test Review

It has been nearly four years since the 6th generation Mercedes Benz S-Class was launched in India and I had just arrived at the opulent Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad to drive the 2018 Mercedes Benz S-Class. Essenti...

All-new 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift Road Test Review

The Swift continues to feature amongst the top five selling cars in India for over a decade and this is for good measure, the looks of the Swift are chic and suave. The new third generation model carries forward a v...

Audi Q5 Review : Same dough, new taste

Every year around Christmas time, my mother gets out her baking mitts and kneads up some of the best doughnut dough I have ever tasted. But this year was different. This year I decided to help out in the kitchen. Wh...

Volkswagen Passat Review- Winds of Change

It was a foggy morning in Delhi, I was behind the wheel of the swanky new Volkswagen Passat when a familiar song echoed over the radio. It was the 'Winds of Change' by the Scorpions, a song I grew up hearing. There ...

New Volvo XC60 First Drive

To “stand tall” means to behave in a brave, proud, or unyielding manner. The new Volvo XC60 exhibits precisely those attributes; it’s a brave product taking on the German flotilla of SUVs, it’s proud of its Scandina...

Lexus NX 300h Road Test Review

While most car manufacturers stick to the safe zone when it comes to designs, Lexus seems to have chosen a very radical path when it comes to styling of their vehicles. A case in point is the new Lexus NX 300h and i...

Skoda Octavia RS First Impression

I was at the Raymond race track in Mumbai to test out the shiny new Skoda Octavia RS. A top speed of 250kmph, a 0-100kmph time of 6.8 seconds, 226hp from 5500-6200rpm and 350Nm of torque from as low as 1500rpm to 45...

2017 All-new Maruti Suzuki S-Cross road test review

Despite the fact the government of India has stopped hand holding car makers manufacturing hybrid vehicles Maruti Suzuki has taken a brave step in putting in hybrid technology in the all-new S-Cross. The new S-Cross...

Renault Captur road test review | First drive

We got our hands on the good looking Renault Captur Platine, top end variant which is the most premium version across Renault cars. Incidentally, the Platine variant is making its global debut in India.

2017 Hyundai Verna Road Test Review

Imagine biting into a juicy burger loaded with tenderly roasted meat, layers of melted cheese, fried egg sunny side up, a few strips of bacon, a slice of ham and oodles of mayo. I’m sure your mouth is probably water...

BMW 330i GT Road Test Review

To look at the new BMW 330i GT is as elegant as Jennifer Lopez in a ball gown. Her curves are sensual and every line has been intricately crafted to give this new 3 Series Gran Turismo a sensual appeal.

Volvo V90 Cross Country Road Test Review

Going by today’s popular design trends prevalent in the Indian car industry, the Volvo V90 Cross Country does not come across as a very exciting design. It’s more on the lines of a station wagon or an estate as we c...

New Audi A3 Road Test Review

The A3 has been Audi's most affordable model in India. It has contributed a lot to the German manufacturer's sales volumes here in India. A few months back the A3 facelift was introduced, it features some aesthetic ...

Jeep Compass Limited 4X4 First Drive

Is the all-new Jeep Compass going to be the knight in shining armour for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles India? We checked it out in the jungles of Goa to make up our mind.

Maruti Suzuki Dzire Road Test Review

It is obvious that the slates were wiped clean by designers when they took to the drawing boards with the new 3rd generation Maruti Suzuki Dzire. The results are quite refreshing. While most of us are used to seeing...

Isuzu mu-X 4-wheel drive Road Test Review

Baahubali, the name invokes masculinity in its purest form. You imagine brawn in epic dimensions and strength insurmountable. That’s the name that came to my lips when I set eyes on this mighty Isuzu mu-X sports uti...

Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS First Drive

Maruti Suzuki may be the No.1 car manufacturer in the country and their cars may be the best when it comes to utilitarian advantages. But driving a stock car from Maruti Suzuki on an international high speed race ci...

Skoda Superb  Road Test Review

Skoda's flagship model Superb is quintessential in every respect. The nature of this machine is tamed yet it can unleash brute performance at the flick of a lever and dominate the road with beastly power. We got our...

2017 Honda City Road Test Review

The City has always been the bread winner for Honda in India and globally India is the largest market for this sedan. With stiff competition from the likes of Hyundai's Verna and Maruti's Ciaz, Honda cannot afford t...

Facelifted 2017 Hyundai Grand i10

Hyundai's Grand i10 facelift feels impressive in almost every aspect. A few aesthetic changes on the outside and the addition of some contemporary features in its cabin are major highlights of what's new on this pop...

Volvo 9400 series 12m & 14.5 metre luxury coaches

I drove the 12 metre 8 litre vehicle first. The engine was mated to a 6 speed synchromesh manual transmission. Except for getting used to its size, there was almost nothing that was different from an ordinary sedan....

2016 Hyundai Tucson Road Test Review

The all new Hyundai Tucson comes with two engine options: Nu 2.0 litre petrol and R 2.0 litre diesel. While the petrol is based on a dual VTVT engine technology, the diesel is based on an e-VGT engine technology.

Mahindra e20 Plus P8 First Impression

Zero to 100kmph in 5 seconds? Nah! Styled like a Ferrari? Nah! 4X4 on the fly? Nah! Can be tanked up in 5 minutes? Nah! Can save you, your children, your grandchildren and the entire posterity from the ugly and dang...

Honda Accord Hybrid Road Test Review

Let’s sing the birthday song first. The Honda Accord is into its 40th year today, having been launched in 1976. The Accord has sold more than 21 million units all over the world. In these last 40 years the car has u...

New Hyundai Elantra | Road Test Review

Well, if you were not blown away previously by Hyundai's Fluidic design concept then I am sure the new design on the Hyundai Elantra will do the Job. This executive sedan has looks which can rival some German and Sw...

Audi R8 V10 Plus: Lightning Fast

Well believe it or not the Audi R8 V10 Plus is infact that fast, quick and mind bogglingly aggressive to have me sitting there confused, thinking is this actually real. The new Audi is powered by a 5204cc naturally ...

Honda BR-V Road Test Review

One of the most overused terms in the automotive world is SUV. The market for compact SUVs in India has been picking up momentum ever since the country saw the launch and success of the Renault Duster. While some bi...

Mahindra NuvoSport N 8 Road Test Review

For the Mahindras, who have been ruling the roost in this SUV segment, it’s been one long and interesting journey. Their portfolio today consists of the Scorpio, the Bolero, the XUV 500, the KUV 100, the TUV 300 and...

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga ZDI+ SHVS Road Test Review

The Indian subcontinent is a land filled with wonders and beauty. The expanse of the country is filled with a variety of terrain and most of the exotic destinations it offers can be traversed by road. But on these j...

New Chevrolet Cruze Road Test Review

Back in 2009 General Motors India brought a magnificent car, the Chevrolet Cruze, that mixed luxury, comfort and technology in the right proportions. Since then it has been a best seller and that is only because ove...

Maruti Swift Dzire ZDI AMT Road Test Review

Most Indians wake up to a world of chaos and anarchy every day. We follow a daily grind and leave the comfort of our homes to battle our way to work. But what if the battle were to be made easier? What if comfort an...

Mahindra KUV1OO road test review

It’s perhaps an unwritten rule at Mahindra & Mahindra that when they make a vehicle, it better look tough, it better feel tough and it better ride tough. In short, it better rule the Indian roads. Mahindra & Mahindr...

All-new Audi Q7 Road Test Review

The new Audi Q7 sports utility vehicle was launched in the country early December 2015. The vehicle is powered by a 45 TDI (3.0 TDI) diesel engine that delivers 249 bhp and 600 Nm of peak torque. With this new model...

TESLA MODEL S ROAD TEST REVIEW

While we Indians were fighting over odd and even number plates of cars and over the ban of diesel engines above 2000cc capacity, I took out time and visited the state of California in the US to test drive a Model S ...

2015 Audi RS7 Sportback Road Test Review

Audi RS7 Sportback has a twin turbo charged 4 litre V8 with direct injection producing 560bhp around 5700 to 6000 rpm and 700Nm of Torque just from 1750 all the way up to 5500rpm mated to a 8-speed tipronic sporty t...

Maruti Suzuki Baleno First Drive Road Test review

Maruti did have a Baleno sedan a long while ago but that was discontinued. It was a good car but a product which the aam admi did not appreciate a lot. Now comes the new avatar of the Baleno and everything seems to ...

Mahindra TUV300 First Drive Road Test Review

Life, they say is all about balancing things. At Mahindra & Mahindra, it has reached perfection. Look at their models, each one scores on the practicality front. The vehicles are a right combination of speed, looks,...

Volvo XC90 First Drive Road Test Review

Some cars are about powerful engines, some cars are about aggressive looks and some cars are just about luxury and safety. But if one were to combine all these critical features and grind them into a winning formula...

2015 Audi A6 First Drive Road Test Review

Audi’s A6 sedan has been one of the most popular cars from Audi’s stable. It’s been a while since Audi showed some love to it. Now they have shown it some love with the 2015 A6 and they have thrown in some really cl...

Abarth 595 Competizione: Track Test Review

The Abarth 595 Competizione is essentially a Fiat 500 Cinquecento but with many improvisations and enhancement which come with the Abarth badge. The 595 has very chic and urban looks, the front sports dual Xenon Pro...

BMW i8 Road Test Review

When BMW unveiled the Vision Concept and said it will do preposterous kmpl figures, we kind of did not believe that. When BMW unveiled the production version of the car we were all busy drooling over the styling and...

BMW X5 xDrive30d Road Test Review

The 3rd generation BMW X5 is like a Gulliver on our Indian roads. Now with our cows on the roads as free as the birds in the skies, and our stray dogs breeding like Indians, one really has to be careful with this mo...

Audi Q3 2015 First Drive Road Test Review

The new Q3 is now a pretty charming young fellow. What really caught my eye was the new sculpted single frame front grille finished in my favourite brushed aluminium, chiselled in a 3-dimensional shape with sharp ed...

Toyota Camry Hybrid Road Test Review

What I do know is that Toyota is trying their best to conserve as much of it they can with a thing called a hybrid. Essentially it is a petrol powered car with an electric motor. How it works is both the engine and...

Mini Cooper D 5-Door -- Road Test Review

If you have seen the movie ‘The Italian Job’ you are bound to be a fan of the Mini. One of the reasons I was hitched to this movie was because it displays how agile a Mini Cooper can be. It is not just about how fas...

BMW X3

BMW X3

Mar 12 2015

No, not the classified portal that goes by the name Craigs list, this new BMW X3 surely makes it to our Crags list. Crag, by the way, means steep rugged rocky mass. This one’s a true off-roader by all means, that’s ...

Tata Bolt Revotron XT - Road Test Review

I got behind the wheels of the Bolt in the lovely city of Udaipur in Rajasthan. This was the first major drive organised by Tata Motors with Mayank Pareek as the company’s bossman of the passenger car division. He i...

Mahindra New Generation Scorpio - Road Test Review

Mahindra new generation Scorpio is all about in the Indian passenger vehicle segment. Ever since it was launched in 2002, the vehicle has caught the imagination of the Indian driver, young and old. It is a favourite...

Honda City i-DTEC

Honda City i-DTEC

Aug 28 2014

It has only been a short while since Honda Cars India Ltd. launched the 4th generation Honda City in both petrol (i-VTEC) and diesel (i-DTEC) variants. The i-DTEC diesel engines are powered by Honda’s Earth Dreams T...

Tata Zest

Tata Zest

Aug 08 2014

Tata Motors has put in several years of hard work behind the new Zest. It’s a sub-4 meter sedan. The company says that it exemplifies the Horizonext themes of Designext, Drivenext & Connectnext for its passenger ve...

Hyundai Xcent

Hyundai Xcent

Apr 18 2014

In the segment comprising of Tata Indigo eCS, Maruti Suzuki Dzire and the Honda Amaze, Hyundai has decided to introduce their version of the perfect family car with the new Xcent. Let this be absolutely clear from t...

New Honda City 1.5 i-VTEC (CVT)

The new fourth generation Honda City has oodles of space, is fun to drive and gives you great fuel efficiency. This is a rare combination. And mind you, it’s not just the 4 cylinder DOHC i-DTEC 1498cc diesel engine ...

Volkswagen Vento TSI

Volkswagen Vento TSI

Dec 23 2013

Volkswagen’s replacement for displacement is in the form of their TSI engine technology. The theory implies downsizing engine capacity and adding a turbocharger would return efficient burning of petrol and more powe...

Volkswagen Polo GT TDI

Volkswagen gave us the lovely Polo GT TSI with a turbocharged petrol engine to play with. And now they have plonked the 1.6 litre diesel engine from the Vento TDI in the Polo to create the GT TDI. This is a recipe ...

BMW 640d Gran Coupe Road Test Review

On the face of it, take a 6 Series Coupé and keep stretching it until you reach the length of a 7 series limousine. What you get are two extra doors and more legroom at the back. This BMW has been designed for the b...




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