Car Reviews

FIRST DRIVE / REVIEW

What is it? While it still hasn’t quite reached the heights of its Indo-Japanese and Korean rivals, Renault has been making some interesting cars for the Indian market. While the levels of success seen by its models have been mixed, the French carmaker now wants to make a stronger impression in the mid-size SUV/crossover segment. But let’s face it, the ... Read More »

Audi RS5 vs Mercedes-AMG C63 S twin test review

We’re in prime Audi territory: blissfully clear early evening motorway, inside lane at a solid 75mph, miles digitally 
recorded and discarded just as quickly. The climate is spinning silently at 19 degrees, the auto ‘box is locked in eight and there are barely 2000 revs showing; I feel like I could drive until the road runs out while using just ... Read More »

2017 Chevrolet Volt

The Volt was the first of its kind when it hit the market in 2010, and it has been at the top of the pack ever since. With a class-demolishing 53 miles of electric-only range, it’s a plug-in hybrid that can be driven like an EV much of the time. Boy racers may scoff, but for the planet-aware driver who ... Read More »

2017 S-Cross review: Maruti Suzuki’s shot at crossover redemption

The 2015 version of the S-Cross was the first out of Maruti Suzuki’s premium Nexa stable. But in terms of sales, it didn’t quite do wonders for them. Probably the underwhelming looks and high price tag had something to do with it. So two years later Marutidecided to give it a shake and a few twists to come up with a more muscular looking ... Read More »

2017 Volvo S60 Polestar vs Mercedes-AMG C 43 comparison

We really should have listened to Ashley. I can see him in the camera car in front of us, shielding his lens from the downpour, his face a mixture of annoyance and disappointment, the words ‘I told you so’ clearly being muttered under his breath. He told us it would rain, that we should get some photos in the bag ... Read More »

2017 Renault Captur India review, test drive

What is it? While it still hasn’t quite reached the heights of its Indo-Japanese and Korean rivals, Renault has been making some interesting cars for the Indian market. While the levels of success seen by its models have been mixed, the French carmaker now wants to make a stronger impression in the mid-size SUV/crossover segment. But let’s face it, the ... Read More »

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 PDK Automatic

As guaranteed as death and taxes is that every iteration of today’s Porsche 911 is ridiculously quick, has gobs of grip, and stops like someone dropped a concrete wall in its path. The slowest model we’ve tested, the 370-hp Carrera with the manual transmission, smoked to 60 mph in 4.0 seconds flat. That’s the base 911. The rest of the “entry-level” Carreras—those lacking ... Read More »

Tata Tigor Revotorq XZ Long Term Review Report 2

How is it on the inside? It has been a month with the newest compact sedan in the Indian car market and here is something that pops first into my mind – space. The Tigor is small to start with. Unlike the competing compact sedans that are based on B-segment hatchbacks, this one is based on the Tata Tiago – ... Read More »

2017 HYUNDAI VERNA 1.6D MANUAL ROAD TEST REVIEW

The last generation Verna worked wonders for Hyundai, particularly the diesel. That was the time when diesels were hot-selling and the Verna’s 1.6-litre engine wasn’t just among the smoothest but was also the most powerful engine in its class apart from returning good efficiency. The new generation Hyundai Verna is now here and needless to say, builds on the strengths of the ... Read More »

Renault Kwid Detailed Expert Review – September 11, 2017

It has been just over a month with the Kwid and I was surprised to see it going past 3500kms in this short period of time. Apart from being my daily driver, I took it on a 1300 km roundtrip that saw it cruising smoothly along the NH4, tackling the twisties of Amboli. Here is how it went. The Kwid ... Read More »