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Mahindra TUV300 front red first drive review

Mahindra TUV300 – First Drive Review

Packs a new mHawk diesel engine with 84 PS and 230 Nm. Post the launch of Mahindra’s all new TUV300, the company was kind enough to let me have a go in their latest creation, although it was only for 15 minutes. Nevertheless, I tried to push the

2015 Ford Endeavour (Review)

2016 Ford Endeavour – First Drive Review

Sports utility excites me a fair bit. Polo GTIs, M5s and 911s are all fun – but they kind of need tarmac to place their feet on. SUVs on the other hand, couldn’t be less bothered. When the all- new Ford Endeavour launches in India early next year,

Maruti Celerio ZDI (O) DDiS 125 front review

Maruti Celerio ZDI (O) Diesel – Review

Packs Maruti-Suzuki’s first-ever in-house diesel engine.  The Maruti Celerio can be considered as Maruti-Suzuki’s version of a litmus test. An instance supporting this is the AMT (Automated manual transmission) gearbox, which was first fitted

2015 Mahindra XUV500 (facelift) front review

2015 Mahindra XUV500 W10 AWD – Review

Features a less-aggressive styling and wider array of creature comforts. When Mahindra first introduced the XUV500 (pronounced as XUV 5 “double oh”), it was seen as an ambitious step by a company that had no experience in making a premium,

Hyundai Creta Diesel front with headlights Review

Hyundai Creta – Review

Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL) launched its much awaited compact SUV, the Creta last week. While its pre-launch saw plenty of buzz and anticipation, post the launch, after the prices were released especially, questions were asked: Is HMIL being too optimistic?

2015 Ford Figo Aspire Titanium 1.5 Diesel front (1) first drive review

Ford Figo Aspire Titanium Diesel – First Drive Review

Ford’s first ever sub-4m compact sedan. Being the price-conscious lot that we are, the “sub-4m sedan” is probably the only way manufacturers can gauge a customer’s attention; the sort of customer who is looking to not spend a fortune

Maruti S-Cross front Review

Maruti S-Cross – First Drive Review

Introduced at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, the S-Cross will launch in India in the first week of August, Maruti confirmed at the recently-held media drive event. While in the European market, the S-Cross (known as the SX4 S-Cross) replaced the previous

2015 Hyundai Creta front three quarter unveiled press image

Hyundai Creta – First Drive Review

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) conducted the premiere of the Creta compact SUV at its plant in Chennai today. Post the reveal, HMIL allowed us a 10 minute spin on the Creta, and the following is our brief driving impression of the car. Hyundai Creta

2015 Audi Q3 facelift front India

2015 Audi Q3 (facelift) – First Drive Review

Audi India’s best selling ‘Q’ model, the Q3 has just been launched in its facelifted avatar on June 18. The Audi Q3 facelift gets cosmetic and feature changes, but thankfully its mechanicals remain the same as the outgoing car. Here’s our quick

2015 Honda Jazz Petrol V CVT front Review

2015 Honda Jazz Petrol CVT and MT – First Drive Review

The 2015 Honda Jazz will also launch with a petrol engine, paired to manual and CVT gearboxes. Here’s the review of the Jazz petrol. For an in-depth idea of the exterior, interior and other aspects of the new Jazz, do refer our review of the diesel

2015 Honda Jazz Diesel VX MT front fascia Review

2015 Honda Jazz 1.5L Diesel – First Drive Review

Since its international launch in 2001, Honda has sold over 5.5 million units of the Jazz (known as the Fit in certain markets) worldwide. And in 14 years of being on sale, the Jazz has seen two lifecycle changes, the most recent of which was launched

2015 Tata Nano GenX AMT front fascia

2015 Tata GenX Nano Easy Shift (AMT) – Review

The Nano you see in these images is ‘smiling’ for a reason. When it goes on sale this month, not only will it be the most expensive Nano, but also the most feature rich. Tata calls it the GenX Nano Easy Shift, the last two words denoting the 5-speed

2015 Renault Lodgy Press Drive front three quarter

Renault Lodgy RxZ Diesel (110 PS) – First Drive Review

Will be the next defining product from Renault India. It is hard to believe that not very long ago, the MPV segment in India was virtually non-existent. The Toyota Innova introduced Indians to the concept of a large 7-seater Multi Purpose Vehicle (MPV),