Car Reviews

Hyundai Verna Diesel MT First Drive Review

Why will I buy the Hyundai Verna diesel? For its extremely torquey engine, bucket load of features and new-found ride and handling balance. Why will I avoid the Hyundai Verna diesel? Lack of rear legroom. The Hyundai Verna has been around for a long time now. With 3.18 lakh units sold in India and with over 8.8 million customers worldwide, it’s safe ... Read More »

Lexus LC 500h Sport (2017) review

Following our prototype drive of the V8 Lexus LC 500, we’ve had another crack at this Japanese head-turner to see how it stacks up with its other propulsion option – a technologically advanced hybrid called the LC 500h – this time in final production trim. Our test route was a schlep from Munich through the Alps, allowing us plenty of time ... Read More »

2017 Ford Focus RS

The Ford Focus RS is a weapons-grade compact hatchback with a 350-hp turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a six-speed manual transmission, and a torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive system designed with rally-car shenanigans in mind. That it’s built upon the workaday Ford Focus makes it familiar and practical, yet this sport compact’s charisma is cranked up to 11. While the RS lacks the refined demeanor and upscale interior of ... Read More »

Car Review: Updated 2017 Ford Escape SE has plenty of room and zoom

WASHINGTON — The small crossover market has taken over the automotive industry as sedans seem to wane in popularity. Ford has had a sales winner with the Escape crossover for many years and it only seems to be growing in sales. Ford is well aware that they need to keep this popular ride fresh. For 2017, the Escape has numerous ... Read More »

2018 Suzuki Swift review, test drive

How do you change a car that’s a big icon with a massive cult following? How do you change a car that still, even at the end of its life cycle, gets a podium position each month on the bestseller list? How do you change a car that is, in essence, India’s quintessential hatchback? In short, how do you change ... Read More »

Range Rover Velar Review

I’m in Norway to drive the newest from the JLR stable – the Range Rover Velar. A new car in a new country – exciting for sure – but I was especially enthused because it’s the quickest we have gone from hearing of anew model and actually driving it. The Velar has been conceived as a new Range Rover model ... Read More »

Car Review: Kia Cadenza Limited blurs the line between premium and luxury

WASHINGTON — The large premium sedan class once dominated by Buick and Lincoln has some real competition now from the likes of Lexus — and now Kia joins the crowd. The Cadenza has been around a few years already. And for 2017, a redesign is here to help it better compete. Before, the Cadenza was nice but not comparable to ... Read More »

CAR BROS PARODY OF YOUTUBE REVIEWS IS WORTH A LAUGH OR TWO

It’s the definitive source for information on the Dodge Demon Challenger Hellcat Charger thing. When it comes to internet videos, there is a genre that pretty much leaves the rest in the dust. We’re speaking of course about cat videos, because who doesn’t love watching cats knock things off tables and acting all cute? A close second to that would ... Read More »

SsangYong Rexton SUV (2017) review

As sister Korean carmakers Hyundai and Kia go great guns to out-do each other, offering increasingly posh and desirable models built to stand up to the best Europeans can muster, there’s another company hoping to increase its slice of the pie. And if this latest Ssangyong Rexton – a D-segment SUV with a few startling statistics – is anything to ... Read More »

2017 Mazda 6

There is no more stylish, sporty, or maturely executed mid-size sedan than the Mazda 6. Our other favorite, the Honda Accord, hides its excellence behind a veil of stoicism. Not the Mazda, which boasts an attractive body that sits atop a sharp-handling chassis and wraps around a luxury-grade interior. The 6’s Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring trims share the same ... Read More »