Car Reviews

First Drive: MINI Cooper S Convertible

Let me say it up front: my first drive report of the MINI Cooper S Convertible is not a detailed review as I drove the car for less than a hour mostly in controlled conditions. Driving in a convoy at restricted speeds through the streets of Goa and a short test of the MINI’s go kart driving capabilities classifies as ... Read More »

First Drive: MINI Cooper S Convertible

Let me say it up front: my first drive report of the MINI Cooper S Convertible is not a detailed review as I drove the car for less than a hour mostly in controlled conditions. Driving in a convoy at restricted speeds through the streets of Goa and a short test of the MINI’s go kart driving capabilities classifies as ... Read More »

Exclusive: 2016 Mercedes-Benz G500 First Drive

It’s been pronounced dead several times, but the G-Wagen by Mercedes-Benz is more alive than ever. At the mature age of 36, it gets yet another refresh – a relatively minor one, as you wouldn’t “modify a Rembrandt painting,” correct? That’s how Gunnar Guthenke, Daimler’s head of G-Class, explained to us why the venerable off-roader receives almost no changes to ... Read More »

Maruti Suzuki Dzire AGS vs Tata Zest AMT: Comparison Review

If you go back 14 years, in 2002, you’ll remember seeing a sedan that was smaller and cheaper than every other sedan in the market. But it was equally spacious and decently equipped given the fact that it was the same size as a hatchback. Yes, I am talking about the Tata Indigo CS, the first sub-compact sedan from home-grown ... Read More »

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Review

As I sit down to write my review of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, I am somewhat conflicted. It is after all rather ironic that I am talking about an SUV becoming one of Maruti Suzuki’s most significant products ever. Why? It is a small car specialist that has built its reputation and its business – globally and more so ... Read More »

Comparison Review: Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza vs Ford EcoSport vs Hyundai Creta

The new Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza has really stormed in – initial bookings suggest this will be a mega hit for the market leader. As I said in my Vitara Brezza review I had honestly expected Maruti Suzuki to get brutal and severely undercut the competition with very aggressive prices. But for the most part the 6.99 lakh starting price ... Read More »

The Renault Duster has been a massive success for the French carmaker in India, and it has also been the NDTV Car of the Year 2013. After ruling the roost for several quarters, it was only in 2015 that the Hyundai Creta broke its stronghold. The Duster has already sold nearly 150,000 units in the country, and now is back ... Read More »

India-Bound Tesla Model 3 Global Debut Confirmed on March 31

Tesla, the American luxury electric carmaker, is finally ready to unveil its most anticipated and affordable sedan – Model 3, on 31st March 2016. The carmaker recently released the first teaser image of the new car, which is expected to be the first Tesla model that will be sold in the Indian market. The Tesla Model 3 is said to ... Read More »

First Drive: New Honda Amaze CVT

There is little doubt that the sub-compact sedan segment is amongst the most important contributors to the growth of the Indian automobile market. Its constant evolution along with the presence of cars like the Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire, Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent affirms its relevance to the market. After Tata initiated India to the idea of sub-4metre sedans, other carmakers ... Read More »

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Review

As I sit down to write my review of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, I am somewhat conflicted. It is after all rather ironic that I am talking about an SUV becoming one of Maruti Suzuki’s most significant products ever. Why? It is a small car specialist that has built its reputation and its business – globally and more so ... Read More »