Category Archives: Car Reviews

Maruti Vitara Brezza front three quarter on road First Drive Review

Maruti Vitara Brezza Review

In the running for the sub-4m SUV crown. Maruti Suzuki may have a few best sellers in showrooms, but their SUV portfolio was weak. Until recently, customers interested at the prospect of a Maruti SUV had to either settle for the old Maruti Grand Vitara

2016 Skoda Superb Laurin & Klement front quarter close First Drive Review

2016 Skoda Superb Laurin & Klement Review

A longer and well-appointed version of the Skoda Octavia. I quite appreciate Skoda’s confidence in naming their flagship model as the “Superb”, since most vehicles with names synonymous to words such as “excellent” or “fantastic”

2016 Renault Duster facelift AMT front quarters Review

2016 Renault Duster Automatic Review

Renault India has managed a feat few car makers have achieved: Put off a facelift for its once best-selling product, the Renault Duster, over two-and-a-half years since its global reveal (the Duster facelift was unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show

Tata Zica front Revotorq diesel Review

Tata Tiago Review

It may have seen delays, but the market launch of the Tata Tiago is positively nearing its D-day. Expected to take place on March 28, Tata has announced the start of bookings for its latest small car, what is in-fact its first ‘all-new’ small car

Tata Hexa Tuff rear three quarters at Geneva Motor Show 2016

Tata Hexa Tuff – First Look Video Review

The Tata Hexa Tuff was unveiled alongside the production version of the Tata Hexa at the Auto Expo 2016 last month and was displayed at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show earlier this month. [YouTube link] The Hexa Tuff is a personalised SUV that is marketed

2016 Ford Endeavour 2.2 AT Titanium front quarter angled Review

2016 Ford Endeavour 2.2 AT Titanium – Review

An SUV that makes a bold statement on the road. Before I start my review, credit needs to go where it’s due. If it weren’t for the popular first generation Ford Endeavour as well as the steady growth of the segment fueled by the Toyota Fortuner’s

Mahindra KUV100 1.2 Diesel (D75) front Full Drive Review

Mahindra KUV100 1.2 Diesel (D75) – Review

The hatchback that aspires to be an SUV. A decade ago, if someone were to ask a Mahindra official whether they would create a rival to the then newly-launched Maruti Swift, I bet they would find the idea hilarious. At that time, Mahindra had a strong

Mahindra KUV100 front first drive review

Mahindra KUV100 1.2 Petrol (G80) – First Drive Review

Is Mahindra’s smallest offering in the Indian market. Mahindra and Mahindra hosted the unveil of the Mahindra KUV100 at their main production facility in Chakan, Pune last week. The KUV100 is a bold step for a manufacturer that is famous for butch,

Maruti Baleno Diesel front with lights Review

Maruti Baleno – First Drive Review

While the Maruti Swift can be credited for creating the B-segment hatchback market in India, Hyundai took things a step further with the Elite i20, which was launched back in August 2014. The fact that over 10,000 units of the i20 find homes every month

Renault Kwid front three quarters right review

Renault Kwid – First Drive Review

If the product development memo for a Mercedes S Class reads, “Throw everything you have at it”, the one for an Indian small car reads, “Remove everything you can from it”. Innovating in the small car segment is inherently difficult. There is

2015 BMW X6 M front low first drive review

2015 BMW X6 M, 2015 BMW X5 M – First Drive Review

Calling them fast is an understatement. What would you call a crossover that is nearly as fast as the latest Porsche 911 Carrera (turbocharged), but weighs over 2.3 tonnes, cossets five occupants in utter luxury, and is practical enough for a family

2015 Ford Figo front close first drive review

2015 Ford Figo Diesel and Petrol-Automatic – Review

Features an all new design and improved internals. Following the launch of Ford’s first ever sub-4m sedan, the Ford Figo Aspire, the American manufacturer has now introduced the much-awaited replacement for the aging-yet-popular Ford Figo hatchback.

2015 Volvo XC90 D5 Inscription front full review

2015 Volvo XC90 D5 Inscription – Review

Heralds a new beginning for Volvo Cars. When Volvo introduced the first XC90 in 2002, it was, oddly, a successful product for the Swedish company that found interest among middle-aged customers. Volvo’s famous focus on occupant safety and tough

Audi A6 Matrix front three quarter review

Audi A6 Matrix – First Drive Review

There is a new BMW 5 Series coming, a Mercedes E Class is on the anvil too, and so is the new A6 by Audi somewhere on the horizon. But all 3 cars are still sometime away from India, and until such a time arrives, Audi has updated the A6 with a bit more