Car Reviews

2017 Skoda Octavia - First Drive Review

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..

Jeep Compass - First Drive Review

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 a..

2017 Maruti Dzire - First Drive Review

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..

2017 Mercedes CLA (facelift) - 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..

Jaguar F-Pace R-Sport - Review

Jaguar F-Pace R-Sport - Review

Never felt so tall in a Jaguar before. Since my childhood, I have been close to the Jaguar brand thanks to my father's profession, and throughout the years they were (and still are) desirable..

Renault Lodgy Stepway - First Drive Review

Renault Lodgy Stepway - First Drive Review

Same body, but donning a rugged jacket and slicker shoes. Renault India's products do not seem to coerce car buyers to flock into showrooms as much as the Kwid. While the Duster did enjoy success..

Audi R8 V10 Plus - Review

Audi R8 V10 Plus - Review

But outputs 610 PS from the Lamborghini Huracan's 5.2L V10 engine. Whenever I have a supercar for review, I feel like an Indian celebrity. From fellow motorists fumbling with their smartphones to..

2017 BMW 7 Series M-Sport (730 Ld) - Review

2017 BMW 7 Series M-Sport (730 Ld) - Review

A technological tour de force that's also exciting to drive. The BMW 7 Series. Serving as the flagship for one of the most innovative and recognised luxury car manufacturers, the 7er..

Jaguar XF 2.0 Diesel - Review

Jaguar XF 2.0 Diesel - Review

Has the look of a sharp businessman, but the spirit of an athlete. The XF is quite simply one of Jaguar's most important models in their brand history. It is the sedan that helped usher a new era f..

Tata Tigor - First Drive Review

Tata Tigor - First Drive Review

One of the most stylish sub-4m sedans to date. It has been over a year since the Tiago-based sedan's debut as the Tata Kite 5 at the last Auto Expo, but it's finally here for us to have a go. This ..

2017 Audi A4 diesel - 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,..

2017 Hyundai Grand i10 1.2 Diesel - First Drive 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..

Maruti Baleno RS - 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 a..

Honda WR-V - 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,..

2017 Audi A3 sedan (facelift) - 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, he..

2017 Mercedes E Class (LWB) - 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..