Skoda Kodiaq Road Test Review

SUV stands for Sport Utility Vehicle, but that is not necessarily the case with the new Skoda Kodiaq which is more stylish than sporty. Essentially a seven-seater, this SUV comes with four wheel drive capability and...

Skoda Octavia RS First Impression

I was at the Raymond race track in Mumbai to test out the shiny new Skoda Octavia RS. A top speed of 250kmph, a 0-100kmph time of 6.8 seconds, 226hp from 5500-6200rpm and 350Nm of torque from as low as 1500rpm to 45...

Renault Captur road test review | First drive

We got our hands on the good looking Renault Captur Platine, top end variant which is the most premium version across Renault cars. Incidentally, the Platine variant is making its global debut in India.

Tata Nexon compact SUV  First Drive

When Tata Motors unveiled the Nexon concept at the 2016 Auto Expo, it captivated one and all with its futuristic design and modish character. Not many were aware of what the final production ready version would look...

Tata Tiago AMT Road Test Review

To begin with, Tata has ticked quite a few boxes with the Tiago. In my book it scores well in terms of looks, features, powertrain, build quality and price. Now Tata is offering the Tiago with an automatic transmiss...

Force Gurkha Xplorer 3-door 4X4 Review

With its body design based on an old version of the Mercedes G-Wagen, the 2017 Force Grukha 4X4 now comes with a BS IV engine and some spruced up features. We check it out for you

Volvo V90 Cross Country Road Test Review

Going by today’s popular design trends prevalent in the Indian car industry, the Volvo V90 Cross Country does not come across as a very exciting design. It’s more on the lines of a station wagon or an estate as we c...

2017 New Volkswagen Tiguan Road Test Review

The Volkswagen Tiguan aims to carve a space for itself in the premium SUV segment where the likes of the BMW X1, Mercedes GLA and Audi Q3 exist. But does it have the 'Eye of the tiger' or the thrill of the fight? Do...

Jeep Compass Limited 4X4 First Drive

Is the all-new Jeep Compass going to be the knight in shining armour for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles India? We checked it out in the jungles of Goa to make up our mind.

Isuzu mu-X 4-wheel drive Road Test Review

Baahubali, the name invokes masculinity in its purest form. You imagine brawn in epic dimensions and strength insurmountable. That’s the name that came to my lips when I set eyes on this mighty Isuzu mu-X sports uti...

Lexus LX 450d SUV | First Drive

I was now behind the massive looking Lexus 450d diesel SUV. Its girth was intimidating and I wondered how it would cope on these long twisting roads with so many of those difficult hairpins. I got on to my seat and ...

Lexus RX 450h F Sport Hybrid | First Drive

The RX 450h comes in two variants—a Luxury variant and a Sport variant. I got the keys to the F Sport. This hybrid has got to be different, I told myself while getting into this SUV that is far cleaner and greener t...

Lexus ES 300h Hybrid | First Drive

And then I laid my eyes on the new Lexus ES 300h luxury sedan. I stepped in and asked the Lexus technical person whether I could turn on the engine. “It’s already on,” he said with a smile. Dammit! How could I be so...

Renault Lodgy Stepway Drive Experience

Does the new Renault Lodgy Stepway offer what it takes to be a winner? Though the Renault Lodgy Stepway was launched a few months back, there is lot to discover driving it at night in choc a block traffic in an unco...

Honda WR-V Road Test Review

The new Honda WR-V which comes in both petrol and diesel engine option (a 1.5L, i-DTEC, diesel and a 1.2L, i-VTEC, petrol engine) could give cars like the Hyundai i20 Active, Toyota Etios Cross, Volkswagen Cross Pol...

2016 Hyundai Tucson Road Test Review

The all new Hyundai Tucson comes with two engine options: Nu 2.0 litre petrol and R 2.0 litre diesel. While the petrol is based on a dual VTVT engine technology, the diesel is based on an e-VGT engine technology.

New Toyota Fortuner Drive Review

The new Toyota Fortuner sports a very sleek design language, with crisp and clear lines defining its silhouette. If you were a fan of the old variant, then the new one will catch you off guard.

Tata Hexa First Drive

Tata Hexa First Drive

Oct 24 2016

Tata began work on the Hexa a few years back. They tested it over eight hundred thousand kilometers, in temperatures ranging from minus twenty degrees to upwards of fifty degrees Celsius, over three continents and v...

Volvo S90 (Inscription) Road Test Review

The new Volvo S90 is so much about fine styling and opulence. Whether you end up being chauffeured around (like most affluent Indians do) or driving the car all by yourself (like many adventurous Indians do), the ca...

Isuzu D-Max V-Cross Road Test Review

We were the first in the country to review this magnificent 4X4 off roader a few months back at the Isuzu Motors’ new plant in SriCity in Andhra Pradesh. But then the drive was limited to a spin around the semi-buil...

Toyota Innova Crysta (Petrol & Diesel) Road Test Review

Cars, cameras, micro chips and miniskirts, all of them have one thing in common! They all seem to be getting smaller by the day. Thankfully, one manufacturer is not making the compact compromise. Toyota showcased th...

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Road Test Review

Just the other day, Jeep, an up market brand of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles launched a handful of Jeep products in India. These included the iconic Wrangler SUV and the Grand Cherokee in three different variants—Limit...

Mercedes-Benz GLC 220 d 4Matic: Well endowed

When things go bad, you can either slip into a corner and brood or you can continue to push yourself hard to win. The story of Mercedes-Benz India is more about pushing itself hard to win. Despite the ridiculous ban...

Mahindra TUV 300 - 100 HP Road Test Review

In the world of SUVs there are only two things which hold utmost priority. The first being space and the second being performance. When Mahindra introduced the TUV 300 to the market in India, it came with Mahindra's...

Isuzu D-Max V-Cross Road Test Review: FIRST IMPRESSION

We got an opportunity to drive the V-Cross on a makeshift track in Isuzu Motors’ new plant at SriCity in Andhra Pradesh on an extremely hot summer day. With temperatures soaring above 40 degrees Celsius, and not a s...

Honda BR-V Road Test Review

One of the most overused terms in the automotive world is SUV. The market for compact SUVs in India has been picking up momentum ever since the country saw the launch and success of the Renault Duster. While some bi...

Mahindra NuvoSport N 8 Road Test Review

For the Mahindras, who have been ruling the roost in this SUV segment, it’s been one long and interesting journey. Their portfolio today consists of the Scorpio, the Bolero, the XUV 500, the KUV 100, the TUV 300 and...

Volvo S60 Cross Country Road Test Review

Safety and style have been going hand in hand for Volvo in India. Today the Volvo Auto India stable has beautiful and dependable vehicles like the all new XC90, the XC60, the S60, the S80, the V40 and the V40 cross ...

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza  Road test Review

The Brezza has been launched in the country in several variants with prices starting at Rs 6.99 lakh. We got to drive the top end variant (but without the dual tone body colour scheme), the ZDi+ and found the vehicl...

New Renault Duster Easy-R AMT Road Test Review

The Duster of late has lost some of its sheen because of the intense competition in the mid SUV segment. The Hyundai Creta has taken this SUV segment by storm. In the compact SUV segment too the likes of Mahindra TU...

All New Ford Endeavour 2.2 litre 4X2 AT Road Test Review | Motown India

The All New Ford Endeavour has now been endowed with great off road capabilities. The 3.2 litre TDCi engine, six-speed 4X4 automatic transmission version is the one with a lot of great features, the primary one bein...

Mahindra KUV1OO road test review

It’s perhaps an unwritten rule at Mahindra & Mahindra that when they make a vehicle, it better look tough, it better feel tough and it better ride tough. In short, it better rule the Indian roads. Mahindra & Mahindr...

All-new Audi Q7 Road Test Review

The new Audi Q7 sports utility vehicle was launched in the country early December 2015. The vehicle is powered by a 45 TDI (3.0 TDI) diesel engine that delivers 249 bhp and 600 Nm of peak torque. With this new model...

Isuzu MU7 Automatic Premium Road Test Review

Everybody loves to drive off-road, the British, the Indians, the Americans, the Russians, the Malaysians and even the Japanese. But these days, most SUVs that boast of mighty off-road abilities are seldom taken off ...

Mahindra TUV300 First Drive Road Test Review

Life, they say is all about balancing things. At Mahindra & Mahindra, it has reached perfection. Look at their models, each one scores on the practicality front. The vehicles are a right combination of speed, looks,...

Chevrolet Trailblazer First Drive Road Test Review

In the recent past General Motors India has been in the news for some good reasons. One of them is that Ms May Barra, CEO of General Motors globally has promised to pump in 1 $ billion more into India. This is defin...

Volvo XC90 First Drive Road Test Review

Some cars are about powerful engines, some cars are about aggressive looks and some cars are just about luxury and safety. But if one were to combine all these critical features and grind them into a winning formula...

Renault Kwid First Drive Road Test Review

At the 2014 Auto Expo in Delhi, in the midst of supercars and F1 cars, the crowd, the media, the photographers, the general public, everyone had their eyes glued to the Renault stands. At the show, Renault had a gre...

Mercedes AMG G63 Crazy Colour Edition: Road Test Review

Mercedes-Benz India recently launched the G63 AMG ‘Crazy Colour’ Edition for around Rs. 2 crore plus (ex-showroom Delhi). The massive AMG G63 features a 5461cc V8 Petrol mill which produces 544bhp @ 5500rpm and 760N...

Hyundai Creta SUV Road Test Review

The Hyundai Creta makes its entry into one of the latest and most competitive segments of the Indian automobile market – the Compact SUV segment. We took the Creta for a test review from Pune to Lonavla by the end o...

New Mahindra Thar CRDe Off-Road review

There could not have been a better place to test drive the new Thar that was launched by Mahindra & Mahindra. Apart from several new features that have been added to the new Thar CRDe, the vehicle has now got a mech...

S-Cross 1.6 Road Test Review

Now with the new S-Cross, the Maruti name takes a back seat and Suzuki gets a predominant role to play. This new crossover is a Suzuki Cross or an S-Cross to be precise. The new crossover from the company will be so...

BMW X5 xDrive30d Road Test Review

The 3rd generation BMW X5 is like a Gulliver on our Indian roads. Now with our cows on the roads as free as the birds in the skies, and our stray dogs breeding like Indians, one really has to be careful with this mo...

The New Age XUV 5OO Road Test Review

It’s a hot and humid day. A light breeze is ruffling the long blades of grass. Slowly edging towards its prey, the cheetah inches forward. Its heart is racing because it hasn’t fed in days. The time has come for it ...

Audi Q3 2015 First Drive Road Test Review

The new Q3 is now a pretty charming young fellow. What really caught my eye was the new sculpted single frame front grille finished in my favourite brushed aluminium, chiselled in a 3-dimensional shape with sharp ed...

Hyundai i20 Active-Road Test Review

The first thought that comes to your mind when you see a Hyundai i20 Active is, “Hey, I have seen many like that in India”. Yes, the i20 Active may look like an ordinary crossover, but get a closer look and you get ...

BMW X3

BMW X3

Mar 12 2015

No, not the classified portal that goes by the name Craigs list, this new BMW X3 surely makes it to our Crags list. Crag, by the way, means steep rugged rocky mass. This one’s a true off-roader by all means, that’s ...

Fiat Avventura  - Road Test Review

Italians generally may not be as tall as the Germans but there is no denying the fact that they are extremely handsome. The Avventura from the Italian stable of Fiat personifies this in more ways than one. My only q...

Isuzu MU-7 - Road Test Review

When I took the MU-7 for an off-road test it just reminded me of how much fun you could have behind the wheel of a real SUV. For those five hours I forgot I was working, I forgot what office looked like, I forgot ab...

Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 Sport - Road Test Review

BMW and Audi have ruled the Rs 35 lakh compact luxury SUV segment for years now, for reasons beyond human comprehension. All this while Mercedes sat out of this fight in India for far too long but now have decided t...

Mahindra New Generation Scorpio - Road Test Review

Mahindra new generation Scorpio is all about in the Indian passenger vehicle segment. Ever since it was launched in 2002, the vehicle has caught the imagination of the Indian driver, young and old. It is a favourite...

Mahindra Reva e2O Premium

Everybody has been going crazy about the environment and blaming the car industry for causing the most amount of damage to our Mother Earth. A few brave car manufacturers in India are actually trying to fix the prob...

Mercedes-Benz CLA 45 AMG

If you have ever been to a rally stage, then you might have heard the sounds which the cars make at high revs hitting the limiters almost at the starting point during the launch. These are normal road going hatchbac...

Toyota Etios Cross

Toyota Etios Cross

May 13 2014

The Etios Cross is not an SUV, yet you cannot help looking at it and saying, “Hey, that’s a compact SUV”. Well, it’s just an Etios Liva hatchback, made to wear a handsome armour made of plastic. When we got our h...

Volkswagen Cross Polo

Volkswagen Cross Polo

Nov 05 2013

The modern age is a funny one. Small hatchbacks are becoming larger and SUVs now come in pint sizes. In the midst is a curious amalgam of compact hatchbacks. Volkswagen wants to start a new trend with the new Cross ...

Ford EcoSport Titanium Diesel

Ford has been singing praises of their compact SUV EcoSport with their award winning 1.0 EcoBoost petrol engine, and it came out with flying colours in our previous test. Fantastic car, job well done Ford! But it is...