Category Archives: Car Reviews

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Skoda Kodiaq review

Overview The  Skoda Yeti arrived in India in November 2010 on the back of a successful award-winning early stint in Europe. Critics raved about the Yeti’s capabilities and the Skoda’s first SUV went on sale amid positive feedback from the media.

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2017 Maruti S-Cross test drive review

Overview Maruti launched the S-Cross back in August 2015. The crossover was a significant launch for the company as it did not just become their flagship product but also kick-started the Nexa sales channel. Despite being a rather likeable product, the

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Renault Captur test drive review

Overview As it stands, Renault is the seventh largest car maker in India in terms of sales, a feat it has managed to achieve with just three models in its portfolio. However, not one to rest on its laurels, the company is gearing up to expand its share

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Tata Tiago AMT Review

Overview Tata Motors believes AMT will play a key role in the company’s growth over the coming years. It launched the Tiago AMT in March to this effect. The company claims 15 percent of all bookings made have so far been for the AMT variant and the

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Hyundai Verna 2017 Review

What is it? This is the fifth generation of Hyundai’s C2 segment sedan and their answer to segment favourites Maruti Ciaz and Honda City. Armed with a new platform, added features, the new Verna has its work cut out as Hyundai aims to bring back sedan

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Tata Nexon Review

The stellar growth of the SUV segment in India has prompted most major manufacturers to include such products in their lineup. Of all the SUVs sold in India, compact SUVs account for around 39% of the total number. So, naturally, Tata Motors wants a share

Mini Cooper S with JCW Tuning Kit 2017 featured image Review

Mini Cooper S with JCW Tuning Kit 2017 – Review

I like hot performance-oriented hatchbacks better than most sports cars, at least in the Indian context. In general, they are compact, light, relatively more practical, less expensive, and easy on the credit card at a petrol station. However, the point

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Datsun redi-GO 1.0 Review

Overview This here is the Datsun Redi-GO 1.0 armed with a 999 cc i-SAT three-cylinder petrol engine. Since its launch more than a year ago in June, the Datsun Redi-GO has been the primary sales driver for Nissan in India. That said, it still lags behind

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Volvo V90 Cross Country – First Drive Review

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 announced that starting 2019, it will cease all development

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VW Tiguan – First Drive Review

VW India finally makes a return to the SUV space with a product we’ve been wanting since 2007. It’s taken around 10 years for Volkswagen to bring the Tiguan to India, but it’s finally here in its second gen avatar. While the Tiguan in

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2017 Skoda Octavia – First Drive Review

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 Skoda brand in the early 2000’s when the first-generation

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Jeep Compass – First Drive Review

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 at 56.5 lakh ex-showroom). Both these nameplates hold

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2017 Maruti Dzire – First Drive Review

Is more mature and ‘Dzirable’ than ever before.  The sub-4m compact sedan segment may not have products with the most desirable designs, but the extra practicality over its hatchback counterparts and, of course, the inherent want to own

2017 Mercedes CLA (facelift) featured image Review

2017 Mercedes CLA (facelift) – Review

Changes are so minor that it is perfect for a game of ‘spot 5 differences’. “You got the CLA again? Has it been facelifted? What is exactly different about it?”. These were the questions bombarding me when I showed the new Mercedes