Category Archives: Car Reviews

Maruti Baleno Diesel front with lights Review

Maruti Baleno – First Drive Review

While the Maruti Swift can be credited for creating the B-segment hatchback market in India, Hyundai took things a step further with the Elite i20, which was launched back in August 2014. The fact that over 10,000 units of the i20 find homes every month

Renault Kwid front three quarters right review

Renault Kwid – First Drive Review

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 small car segment is inherently difficult. There is

2015 BMW X6 M front low first drive review

2015 BMW X6 M, 2015 BMW X5 M – First Drive Review

Calling them fast is an understatement. What would you call a crossover that is nearly as fast as the latest Porsche 911 Carrera (turbocharged), but weighs over 2.3 tonnes, cossets five occupants in utter luxury, and is practical enough for a family

2015 Ford Figo front close first drive review

2015 Ford Figo Diesel and Petrol-Automatic – Review

Features an all new design and improved internals. Following the launch of Ford’s first ever sub-4m sedan, the Ford Figo Aspire, the American manufacturer has now introduced the much-awaited replacement for the aging-yet-popular Ford Figo hatchback.

2015 Volvo XC90 D5 Inscription front full review

2015 Volvo XC90 D5 Inscription – Review

Heralds a new beginning for Volvo Cars. When Volvo introduced the first XC90 in 2002, it was, oddly, a successful product for the Swedish company that found interest among middle-aged customers. Volvo’s famous focus on occupant safety and tough

Audi A6 Matrix front three quarter review

Audi A6 Matrix – First Drive Review

There is a new BMW 5 Series coming, a Mercedes E Class is on the anvil too, and so is the new A6 by Audi somewhere on the horizon. But all 3 cars are still sometime away from India, and until such a time arrives, Audi has updated the A6 with a bit more

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