Written by Tarun Tripathy

  • Volvo V90 Cross Country - First Drive Review

    Volvo V90 Cross Country - First Drive Review

    Tarun Tripathy | 13/07/2017 - 17:39
    Overview Early last year, Volvo announced that by the year 2020, no passenger of a Volvo passenger vehicle will die or be seriously injured in an accident. This year, the Swedish automaker has..
  • 2017 Skoda Octavia - First Drive Review

    2017 Skoda Octavia - First Drive Review

    Tarun Tripathy | 26/06/2017 - 17:26
    The third generation Skoda Octavia was launched in October 2013 to much praise from the automotive community around the world. In India, it was the return of a nameplate that virtually established the..
  • Jeep Compass - First Drive Review

    Jeep Compass - First Drive Review

    Tarun Tripathy | 21/06/2017 - 12:00
    The Compass is Jeep’s third offering in India after it entered the country just last year. The first two launches were the Grand Cherokee (starting at 94 lakh ex-showroom) and the Wrangler (starting a..
  • Jaguar, The Art of Performance Tour - IAB Report

    Jaguar, The Art of Performance Tour - IAB Report

    Tarun Tripathy | 31/05/2017 - 20:32
    I got an airstrip and 550 bhp all to myself. The next time you walk into a luxury car showroom, put on a straight face and ask the sales exec if you can do a 0 to 200 km/h run in his demo car...
  • 2016 Skoda Rapid - First Drive Review

    2016 Skoda Rapid - First Drive Review

    Tarun Tripathy | 11/12/2016 - 17:05
    The Rapid arrived in India in 2011 and quickly became Skoda’s top selling product in the country. Though it was always the twin sister to the Volkswagen Vento, Skoda worked hard to differentiate the R..
  • Volvo S90 - First Drive Review

    Volvo S90 - First Drive Review

    Tarun Tripathy | 04/11/2016 - 15:53
    Come Back Kid Robin Page spent a dozen years with Bentley designing the interiors of the Mulsanne and Continental. And this was after stints at Rolls Royce and Bugatti. In 2013, he was pulled away ..
  • 2016 Honda Brio review

    2016 Honda Brio review

    Tarun Tripathy | 11/10/2016 - 22:07
    It’s been 5 years since Honda brought the Brio to India and here is the update for 2016. It isn’t all-new but a much needed refresh in time for the beginning of the country’s festive season.
  • Renault Kwid - First Drive Review

    Renault Kwid - First Drive Review

    Tarun Tripathy | 11/11/2015 - 23:06
    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..