Category Archives: Car Reviews

2017 Audi A4 35 TDI featured image First Drive Review

2017 Audi A4 diesel – First Drive Review

With 400 Nm of torque and a lighter chassis, the new A4 TDI is more sprightly. Similar to the move made by Volkswagen for the Ameo, Audi had launched the latest A4 in its petrol avatar first, before introducing the diesel version in India months later.

2017 Hyundai Grand i10 1.2 Diesel (facelift) featured image Review

2017 Hyundai Grand i10 1.2 Diesel – First Drive Review

New 1.2L 3-cyl diesel makes it peppier and a better mile muncher than ever before. Hyundai is on a roll in the Indian market, having successfully cultivated a premium image thanks to the quality of construction in its products while being competitively

Maruti Baleno RS featured image First Drive Review

Maruti Baleno RS – First Drive Review

Maruti’s first attempt at a budget hot hatch.  One of the most used acronyms to convey high performance in the automotive world is, undoubtedly, ‘RS’. Of the top of my head, a few cars I can list are the Ford Focus RS, Renault Megane

Honda WR-V front quarter First Drive Review

Honda WR-V – First Drive Review

Not just an Honda Jazz with a pair of wellingtons. Like I said in my Maruti Ignis review, compact crossovers are the new fad in India. At the price of a sedan or a generously-spec’d hatchback, there are crossovers that are bolder, more practical

2017 Audi A3 sedan (facelift) featured image First Drive Review

2017 Audi A3 sedan (facelift) – First Drive Review

Audi’s entry-level sedan gets a slight nip and tuck and a new 1.4L TFSI petrol engine. Thanks to its entry-level positioning, the Audi A3 sedan welcomed many new car buyers to the world of Audi, helping to achieve the dream of owning an Audi for

2017 Mercedes E Class (LWB) feature shot First Drive Review

2017 Mercedes E Class (LWB) – First Drive Review

New King of Executive sedans? When the latest Mercedes E Class (W213) was digitally unveiled more than a year ago, Mercedes-Benz were quite proud of its semi-autonomous driving technology, claimed to be even better than that of the Mercedes S Class and

2017 Honda City ZX (facelift) front quarter left First Drive Review

2017 Honda City ZX (facelift) – First Drive Review

Looks sharper and feels more premium than the outgoing model. Specifications 2017 Honda City Petrol Dimensions  Overall Length (mm) 4,400 Overall Width (mm) 1,695 Overall Height (mm) 1,495 WheelBase (mm) 2,600 Fuel Tank Capacity (L) 40 Engine Displacement

Maruti Ignis front three quarter featured First Drive Review

Maruti Ignis – First Drive Review

Maruti’s smallest crossover targets India’s millennials. Specifications Maruti Ignis Dimensions Overall Length (mm) 3,700 Overall Width (mm) 1,690 Overall Height (mm) 1,595 WheelBase (mm) 2,435 Fuel Tank Capacity (L) 32 Engine (Petrol) Displacement

VW Ameo TDI DSG (AT) front quarter left Review

VW Ameo TDI DSG (AT) – Review

Best Diesel Automatic for under 11 Lakhs? Specifications Volkswagen Ameo 1.5 TDI  Dimensions Overall Length (mm) 3,995 Overall Width (mm) 1,682 Overall Height (mm) 1,483 WheelBase (mm) 2,470 Fuel Tank Capacity (L) 45 Engine Displacement 1,498 cc Max

Hyundai Creta 1.6 Petrol Automatic front three quarter left Review

Hyundai Creta 1.6 Petrol Automatic – Review

Gets a 6-speed slushbox instead of Verna’s 4-speed unit. Specifications Hyundai Creta 1.6 Petrol Automatic Dimensions  Overall Length (mm) 4,270 Overall Width (mm) 1,780 Overall Height (mm) 1,630 WheelBase (mm) 2,590 Fuel Tank Capacity (L) 55 Engine

2016 Maruti Alto 800 (Facelift) front three quarter left Review

Maruti Alto 800 (Facelift) – Review

Maruti’s temporary solution to lure people from the Renault Kwid 0.8. Up until the Renault Kwid arrived, the Maruti Alto 800 had a tight grip on the market’s ‘A’ segment. Rivals like the cheaper Tata Nano and Hyundai Eon have taken

2016 Hyundai Tucson front three quarter diesel Review

2016 Hyundai Tucson – First Drive Review

Plugs the large gap between Hyundai Creta and Santa Fe. Most folks will remember the Tucson in its first gen guise, which represented Hyundai India’s second attempt at pitching a mid-size SUV to the Indian market (first was the Terracan). This was

2016 Skoda Rapid front three quarters review

2016 Skoda Rapid – First Drive Review

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 Rapid and carve out its own unique selling points.


Volvo S90 – First Drive Review

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 by Volvo, as part of a larger plan at play. Along with