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...

Mini Countryman Cooper S JCW Inspired | Maxi Cool | Driven

Unlike the conventional MINI Cooper S 3-door convertible we drove earlier, the Mini Countryman Cooper S JCW Inspired variant is a full-fledged four-door car which can seat five adults comfortably, has decent luggage...

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...

Mercedes AMG E 63 S 4Matic+ Track Review

Imagine going on a blind date and meeting an incredibly beautiful lady. Even before you get to know her in the way you want, she is gone, leaving you with a heavy heart but with a memory that’s going to last a lifet...

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...

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...

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...

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.

Audi A4 35 TDI Performance Review

We all have seen that cartoon 'Popeye the sailor man' in which this seemingly ordinary guy eats a can full of spinach and can suddenly take on adversaries twice his size. Well, the recently launched Audi A4 35 TDI s...

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 ...

Lexus RX 450h F Sport Hybrid | First Drive

The RX 450h comes in two variants—a Luxury variant and a Sport variant. I got the keys to the F Sport. This hybrid has got to be different, I told myself while getting into this SUV that is far cleaner and greener t...

Lexus ES 300h Hybrid | First Drive

And then I laid my eyes on the new Lexus ES 300h luxury sedan. I stepped in and asked the Lexus technical person whether I could turn on the engine. “It’s already on,” he said with a smile. Dammit! How could I be so...

Volvo S60 Polestar Review

The new Volvo S60 Polestar is a 362bhp road shearing monster which tears up the asphalt, going from 0-100kmph in just 4.7 seconds and draws its genes from Volvo's performance division - Polestar. Volvo has launch...

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...

2017 Long Wheel Base Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350d: Road Test Review

The new 5th generation Long Wheel Base E-Class from Mercedes Benz India is not all about speed, power and torque. It is a lot about Indulgence. Where else in the world will you find in a car, a rear seat so spaciou...

Audi RS7 Sportback Performance

The Performance version of the Audi RS 7 Sportback is no different. This is a more powerful variant of the RS 7 which in a way is Audi’s way of telling the BMW Ms and the Mercedes-Benz AMGs that its arsenal is loade...

Mercedes Benz C43 AMG 4MATIC Track review

With great speed comes an even greater responsibility of control and that is exactly what the Mercedes C 43 AMG displays. It has been pioneered to perform in every aspect and that sets it a class apart from every ot...

Fiat Abarth 595 Competizione Road Test Review

The first time I got my hands on the Fiat Abarth 595 Competizione was on the Buddh International Circuit. The 595 was really small in proportions and just simply had a very cute look about it. The people from Fiat t...

Audi RS 6 Avant Road Test Review

When you hear the word estate or station wagon, the first thing that comes to mind is a soccer mom dropping her kids off for practice. But Audi decided it was time to break that stereotype and ended up making one of...

Mahindra TUV 300 - 100 HP Road Test Review

In the world of SUVs there are only two things which hold utmost priority. The first being space and the second being performance. When Mahindra introduced the TUV 300 to the market in India, it came with Mahindra's...

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 ...

2016 Maruti Suzuki Alto 800: Best Bargain

In light of competition and staying contemporary in terms of design, Maruti did away with the age old 800 and brought in two new offerings on the Alto platform -- the Alto K10 and the Alto 800. The Alto 800 lies in ...

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...

BMW 320d M Sport Road Test Review

In today's age and date most of the vehicles on Indian roads look mean and aggressive but rarely back that look with power packed performance. But there are a few car makers out there who believe looks are only as g...

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...

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...

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 ...

Mercedes AMG GT S Track Test Review

A few years ago, Mercedes for the first time on their own gave us the brilliant Mercedes Benz SLS AMG. It was the first time that a full blown performance car came out of the Mercedes factory that wasn’t in collabor...

Audi A3 Cabriolet Road Test Review

We took the saucy A3 Cabriolet for a spin and boy oh boy was it an experience. Just like that saucy lady on the beach, the A3 cabriolet is a blend of perfection. She isn’t really roaring for attention or being blata...

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...

Volkswagen Polo GT TSI & Polo GT TDI Road Test Review

Volkswagen’s Polo GT has been the closest we have had to getting to a hot hatch for a while. The diesel GT TDI is the one with the manual, while the petrol TSI is the Automatic. Volkswagen has slightly updated both ...

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...

Mercedes AMG G63 Crazy Colour Edition: Road Test Review

Mercedes-Benz India recently launched the G63 AMG ‘Crazy Colour’ Edition for around Rs. 2 crore plus (ex-showroom Delhi). The massive AMG G63 features a 5461cc V8 Petrol mill which produces 544bhp @ 5500rpm and 760N...

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...

Ford Figo Aspire First Drive Road Test Review

When Ford told us that they are making a brand new Figo from ground up and will also make a compact sedan out of it too, to be honest I was a bit skeptical. You see, I own the current Figo Hatchback which I love 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...

The New Age XUV 5OO Road Test Review

It’s a hot and humid day. A light breeze is ruffling the long blades of grass. Slowly edging towards its prey, the cheetah inches forward. Its heart is racing because it hasn’t fed in days. The time has come for it ...

Volvo S60 R-Design Road Test Review

In India, people are slowly getting to know more about Volvo cars, and the ones who do have only one opinion of it. “It’s a great car, it’s the safest car” and that’s it. This has been quite a problem for Volvo in I...

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...

Mercedes Benz S-Guard TrackTest Review

Apart from the gun wielding jumbo bodyguards sticking to you like glue, you also need a safe car to take you places, safely and in comfort. Fear no more, as Mercedes has brought in a new car just for you. Mercedes h...

Tata GenX Nano Road Test Review

Open Sesame! And bingo, the hatch of the Tata Nano finally opened. Yes, it took several years for Tata Motors to do this, but now that it is open it can stock a lot of bags and can ensure that your long journey is m...

BMW Z4 Road Test Review

If you have 70 lakh rupees lying around the house and you want to buy a car, but you also want to stand out a wee bit with that purchase, what can you get? Also, let’s say you desperately want a roadster and you ...

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...

2015 Volkswagen Jetta - Road Test Review

The executive sedan segment in India is slowly and gradually growing. This has become a major market in India as more and more car companies who didn’t see any profits in the segment have all brought out new, update...

Audi RS7 Sportback - Road Test Review

Last year, back in January, Audi had launched the RS7 Sportback in India, and we had been crying over the phone to Audi to let us have a go at it ever since. It’s taken a while, but now we finally got it in our poss...

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 ...

Audi TT S-Line Quattro  - Road Test Review

I’ll be honest, when I was expecting to drive the Audi TT over the weekend I was ridiculing the car in my mind. I was telling myself, it’s not a great looking car, and the engine is too small, it doesn’t have any po...

Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 Sport - Road Test Review

BMW and Audi have ruled the Rs 35 lakh compact luxury SUV segment for years now, for reasons beyond human comprehension. All this while Mercedes sat out of this fight in India for far too long but now have decided t...

Audi A8L 3.0TDI Quattro- Road Test Review

When it comes to luxury, the term refers to the highest standards of quality, refinement and elegance while being extremely expensive. So the question is---Is the new face lifted Audi A8L the best in its segment? We...

Jaguar F-type V8S

Jaguar F-type V8S

Aug 29 2014

To tell you the truth, the F-Type has been around for some time in India but when Jaguar asked us if we wanted to have another go at it, we simply jumped to it and said ‘Yes’. How would you not, for something that l...

Jaguar XKR-S

Jaguar XKR-S

Aug 28 2014

The leader of the pack when it comes to Jaguars line-up is the XKR-S, which unfortunately is a dying breed, soon to be phased out. Jaguar placed one of its most powerful production engines yet in the XKR-S, a 5.0 Li...

Audi A3 Sedan 35TDI

Audi A3 Sedan 35TDI

Aug 09 2014

Audi has made a smart move to bring in the A3 Sedan. On the inside it’s the same chassis that you get in an Octavia and the same engine and transmission you get in every VW group models just tuned differently. So at...

Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG

If you have ever been to a rally stage, then you might have heard the sounds which the cars make at high revs hitting the limiters almost at the starting point during the launch. These are normal road going hatchbac...

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 ...

New Mercedes-Benz E250 CDI

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been a yardstick for luxury sedan buyers as supremely tough, powerful and well built cars. But it did not ever cut the mustard in terms of looks. Frankly none of them captured the eye a...

BMW 730Ld Road Test Review

The BMW 7 Series has come a long way in terms of design since its birth. So controversial were the looks that big bimmer became a marmite car, either you love it, or you hate it. But not anymore, the Chris Bangle’s ...