Car Reviews

New Alfa Romeo Giulia 2.0 petrol 2017 review

The entry-level powerplant is usually one to avoid in most compact executive saloons, but that’s not exactly the case with the Alfa Romeo Giulia. The 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol motor is a smooth performer and makes the car into a refined, comfortable cruiser. However, it lacks the torque of its 2.2-litre diesel stablemate and, as such, it isn’t quite as much ... Read More »

Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS: Car review

For its engine size, the acceleration is intense; for its proportions, the handling is excellent; for its performance, the price is adequate. With the Baleno RS – short for Road Sport – Maruti Suzuki has forayed into the high-performance hatchback segment. We drive it at a befitting place – the Buddh International Circuit near Greater Noida. Exterior The Baleno RS ... Read More »

Exclusive Review: Lexus RX 450h

We have told you Lexus is on the threshold of its India debut and that the RX450h will lead its portfolio. When Lexus launched its first hybrid SUV in 2004, the company was at the forefront of electrification. Its petrol engine worked in harmony with an electric motor to provide impressive thrust when needed, and superior economy when flowing with ... Read More »

Hyundai Elantra CRDI AT Long Term Review – First Report

The Hyundai Elantra diesel has just entered our long term garage in the automatic guise and I am quite excited to call it all mine for the next three months. Despite being launched four years back, the Elantra still looks fresh and makes for a good option to the recently launched Toyota Corolla or even the Skoda Octavia. There is ... Read More »

Jaguar F-Pace Drive Review

  In a country like India, buying a low-slung sportscar is as practical as buying a speedboat in Rajasthan. Our broken roads and larger than life speed breakers post challenges that can turn even short commutes into endurance challenges for these exotics. This is where an SUV with sporting pretentions makes sense in our country. They are practical, can demolish ... Read More »

2016 Ford Mustang GT First Drive Review

Call it a legend, the quintessential muscle car, or a young, boisterous boy’s dream, but for me (and I am sure I am not alone) driving a Ford Mustang has always been on my bucket list. And, for good reason. It has never been about finesse or path-breaking technology or outstanding driving dynamics; instead the Mustang has always been about ... Read More »

CarWale Off-Road Day 2016- Renault Duster AWD

Suppose you have to traverse an unknown and treacherous path and you have five off-roaders to choose from. You know you should be thinking with your head and not with your heart. What would you opt for? The best of the lot isn’t it? My heart still made me grab the keys of the Renault Duster! The car was dismissed ... Read More »

Tata Safari Storme: Long Term Report 1

We have cars that are new or fairly new in our long term fleet and the reason is to tell people how they feel to live with and help them with their buying decision. So then, the Safari Storme that was launched a few years ago is certainly an aberration. And that is not only because my boss loves it ... Read More »

2016 Volvo S90 Review

Usually when we head out for drives, the flights are early and we have to head out just before sunrise and everything is a bit chaotic, though the city we leave is serene and, well, unaware of us. So, I expected something similar, when I headed to Jodhpur, to drive the Volvo S90. To my surprise, it was smooth sailing ... Read More »

Along Came A Spyder: The Audi R8 Spyder Review

It is the latest mean machine from the four-ringed Bavarian stable, and is set to excite and exhilarate. The new generation Audi R8 Spyder is the topless or convertible avatar of the second generation of the flagship sports car, which launched last year. The coupe though is the V10 Plus while the Spyder gets the ‘regular’ new V10 – the ... Read More »