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.

Mahindra XUV300 AMT First Drive Review

It was in early February 2019 that we had reviewed the Mahindra XUV 300. We reviewed the 1. 5 litre diesel engine vehicle mated to a six speed manual transmission. The XUV 300 also comes with a 1.2 litre petrol eng...

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...

MINI John Cooper Works | Track Test Review

Over the years MINIs have evolved a lot. And I do not mean that it has just evolved in terms of their design, or engine or equipment; that they surely have. But the MINIs have evolved from being just a concept in th...

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 ...

2019 Ford Endeavour Review | Motown India

The 2019 Ford Endeavour does not boast of many changes but did it need them in the first place? We try and answer this very question.

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 Ford Figo Facelift First Drive Review

My recent outing was nothing short of a blue safari. I was in Jodhpur which is known as the ‘blue city’ and I was there to drive the new Ford Figo which comes in a new trim called ‘Titanium Blu’. Ford’s successful h...

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...

Mahindra XUV300 First Drive- Perfect Recipe

Mahindra & Mahindra has decided to dip its hands in the compact SUV segment, which is already too crowded at this point. In fact there are so many of them and they all offer something unique that one is left wonderi...

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...

New Isuzu mu-X 4X4 | Chieftain Material | First Drive

The new Isuzu mu-X which was launched late 2018 is a face lifted version of the previous model. The design of the new Isuzu 4X4 mu-X which has been inspired by an eagle now gets smart looking LED DRLs. There is als...

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...

2018 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga| First Drive Review | A Splash of Smart

The multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) segment in India seems to be experiencing quite a bit of activity lately. The Mahindra Marazzo came into existence and Datsun also refreshed the Go+. Now we have the Next-Gen Ertiga f...

Mahindra Alturas G4 First Drive

Sometimes I wonder why it took so much time for Mahindra & Mahindra to get serious about their Ssangyong models, especially the Rexton which they launched several years ago. Nobody in India really knew from where th...

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 Lexus ES 300h Hybrid Electric | First Drive

The new 7th generation Lexus hybrid electric ES 300h (a fourth generation hybrid) has been improved on several fronts. We check out the changes and its overall performance.

Mahindra Marazzo  | First Drive

After finding inspiration from creatures of land and air Mahindra & Mahindra has dived deep down into the vast seas and found a fascination towards the ultimate aquatic predator, the shark. This has resulted in thei...

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...

2018 Honda Jazz First Drive

The 2018 edition of the Honda Jazz is here and it brings a couple of changes with it. We drive the petrol CVT variant to see how well the new additions work in the favour of the premium hatchback.

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...

2018 Hyundai Creta Facelift Road Test Review

When it was launched in 2015, the Hyundai Creta ushered in a new era in the then growing compact SUV segment. It was a massive success for the company and offered premium looks and interiors. The looks were aided by...

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...

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...

Plush New Mahindra XUV5OO W11-O

Mahindra & Mahindra is known for its rugged utility vehicles. The company, however, is beginning to understand the language of sophistication and comfort and has, in fact, mastered it with the Plush New XUV5OO.

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 ...

Toyota Yaris Road Test Review

The Yaris name was derived from the word Charis, the Greek Goddess of grace and beauty. The new Toyota Yaris too exudes a lot of elegance. We were eager to find out whether this graceful product could master the roa...

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...

All-new Land Rover Discovery HSE Road Test Review

Come to think of it, the Land Rover brand is as old as Independent India! Yes, it was in 1947 that the first Land Rover vehicle was conceived. The all-new Land Rover Discovery promises to be not just an on-road and ...

Jaguar F-Pace R-Sport Road Test Review

Pray, why would a maker of beautiful cars, get into making a humongous sized SUV? Maybe it’s just to tell the world, we can do that. Though we got our hands on the new Jaguar F-Pace almost a year after the car was l...

All-new 1.5 litre petrol Ford EcoSport AT (Titanium +) Road Test Review

In a country where car buyers are obsessed with engine capacity and sporty performance, the freshly designed new Ford EcoSport with a brand new 1.5 litre petrol engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission is ...

Audi A5 & S5 Sportback First Impression

We got our hands very briefly on the new Audi A5 Sportback and the new Audi S5 Sportback. Though we drove the cars barely for a few kilometres on a turf that was not the right one, we must admit that both the models...

Skoda Kodiaq Road Test Review

SUV stands for Sport Utility Vehicle, but that is not necessarily the case with the new Skoda Kodiaq which is more stylish than sporty. Essentially a seven-seater, this SUV comes with four wheel drive capability and...

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...

Tata Nexon compact SUV  First Drive

When Tata Motors unveiled the Nexon concept at the 2016 Auto Expo, it captivated one and all with its futuristic design and modish character. Not many were aware of what the final production ready version would look...

Tata Tiago AMT Road Test Review

To begin with, Tata has ticked quite a few boxes with the Tiago. In my book it scores well in terms of looks, features, powertrain, build quality and price. Now Tata is offering the Tiago with an automatic transmiss...

Force Gurkha Xplorer 3-door 4X4 Review

With its body design based on an old version of the Mercedes G-Wagen, the 2017 Force Grukha 4X4 now comes with a BS IV engine and some spruced up features. We check it out for you

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.

2017 Skoda Octavia Facelift Review

Skoda Auto India has finally given the Octavia a facelift. The outgoing model was largely popular due to its neat no-nonsense design. The new model gets a more bold and unique look. Skoda has not introduced any upda...

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...

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 ...

2017 New Volkswagen Tiguan Road Test Review

The Volkswagen Tiguan aims to carve a space for itself in the premium SUV segment where the likes of the BMW X1, Mercedes GLA and Audi Q3 exist. But does it have the 'Eye of the tiger' or the thrill of the fight? Do...

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.

Toyota Innova Touring Sport Review

Take a savory bowl full of butter chicken and add a dash of cayenne pepper, the result is one saucy dish. That is exactly what Toyota has done with their Innova Crysta and dubbed it the Innova Touring Sport. The rew...

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...

Lexus LX 450d SUV | First Drive

I was now behind the massive looking Lexus 450d diesel SUV. Its girth was intimidating and I wondered how it would cope on these long twisting roads with so many of those difficult hairpins. I got on to my seat and ...

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...

Ford Figo Sports Edition Review

It’s the looks that have got a sporty tweak in the Ford Figo Sports Edition. Ford India is just getting better at enhancing its sporty image with the beautiful Mustang being the icing on the Ford cake. Now with the...

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...

Tata Tigor First Drive

All of us who were there at the recent Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland would vouch for the fact that there is another word besides Namo that is getting popular by the day and that is TaMo from Tata Motors. The comp...

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...

Eicher Pro 1049 Review | Special Feature

Though the pro series 1049 comes in both BS III and BS IV engine options, I was thankfully given the one with the BS IV engine to drive. The Pro 1049 is powered by an E483, 4 Cyl, 3.3L CRS diesel engine which delive...

Honda WR-V Road Test Review

The new Honda WR-V which comes in both petrol and diesel engine option (a 1.5L, i-DTEC, diesel and a 1.2L, i-VTEC, petrol engine) could give cars like the Hyundai i20 Active, Toyota Etios Cross, Volkswagen Cross Pol...

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 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...

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...

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...

Eicher Polaris Multix MX Review

When we speak of Eicher, we talk about rugged trucks, buses and motorcycles. When we talk about Polaris, we recall immense off road capability. Combine both of these brands and what you get is the Multix, a versatil...

Maruti Suzuki Ignis: Petrol Manual & Diesel AMT Review

I liked the Ignis and found it a very practical car. But I was a tad disappointed with the fact that several of its interesting features like tab like touch screen, LED projector headlamps, toggle switches for the c...

New Skoda Rapid  Road Review

The new Skoda Rapid packs a lot of features and gets a right mix performance and comfort, making it a force to reckon with. We got a chance to take the new Rapid for a spin and here is what we made of it.

Volkswagen Ameo TDI Performance Review

While Maruti and Hyundai have been the major players in this segment, there is still a large scope for improvement. This is where we feel Volkswagen has capitalised extremely well with their new Ameo TDI. The Ameo g...

Toyota Platinum Etios Road Review

The Toyota Etios sedan has been immensely popular in the commercial market (taxi segment) in India, but was never revered as a passenger car. The company recently launched the Platinum Etios with mild updates all ro...

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...

Renault Kwid AMT Road Test Review

French auto maker Renault has launched an automatic variant of their popular entry level hatchback – Kwid which promises to make commuting in traffic an absolute cinch. The new AMT has been mated to the 1.0 litre en...

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.

New Toyota Fortuner Drive Review

The new Toyota Fortuner sports a very sleek design language, with crisp and clear lines defining its silhouette. If you were a fan of the old variant, then the new one will catch you off guard.

New Fiat Linea Review

New Fiat Linea Review

Nov 01 2016

The Linea 125-S is not a sports car, but it has the fastest petrol motor amongst all the c-segment sedans in the Indian market. To put things into perspective her 1.4 litre, turbocharged, 4 cylinder motor puts out a...

Tata Hexa First Drive

Tata Hexa First Drive

Oct 24 2016

Tata began work on the Hexa a few years back. They tested it over eight hundred thousand kilometers, in temperatures ranging from minus twenty degrees to upwards of fifty degrees Celsius, over three continents and v...

Volvo S90 (Inscription) Road Test Review

The new Volvo S90 is so much about fine styling and opulence. Whether you end up being chauffeured around (like most affluent Indians do) or driving the car all by yourself (like many adventurous Indians do), the ca...

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...

Isuzu D-Max V-Cross Road Test Review

We were the first in the country to review this magnificent 4X4 off roader a few months back at the Isuzu Motors’ new plant in SriCity in Andhra Pradesh. But then the drive was limited to a spin around the semi-buil...

Toyota Innova Crysta (Petrol & Diesel) Road Test Review

Cars, cameras, micro chips and miniskirts, all of them have one thing in common! They all seem to be getting smaller by the day. Thankfully, one manufacturer is not making the compact compromise. Toyota showcased th...

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Road Test Review

Just the other day, Jeep, an up market brand of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles launched a handful of Jeep products in India. These included the iconic Wrangler SUV and the Grand Cherokee in three different variants—Limit...

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...

All new Audi A4 Road Test Review

They say the only thing better than a German sedan is another German sedan and that has become an endless battle between these stalwarts. But no battle is won without bold moves and Audi has done just that with thei...

Renault Kwid 1 litre  Road Test Review

Renault has now introduced the Kwid with a new heart, a one litre (999cc) three cylinder engine. The Kwid was always a bold looking vehicle; it’s now got a stronger heart. Except for the heart transplant, there is ...

Ford Mustang GT: First Impressions on the race track

There can be no better deal than driving a fast car on a race track, not bothering to look out for stray animals or reckless jaywalkers. The fast car I got to drive was the American iconic muscle car -- the Ford Mus...




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