Car Reviews

New car sales in Wales dip sharply compared to UK

Sales of new cars in Wales have fallen by more than any other nation or region of the UK in the past year. The decline in sales in Wales was nearly 8% compared with a drop of 2.2% across the UK. That is three times as steeply as the rest of the UK, according to the Society for Motor Manufacturers ... Read More »

New Porsche 911 Speedster to Debut at Frankfurt Auto Show, Rumor Claims

When Porsche pulled the wraps off the 911 GT2 RS earlier this summer,many people assumed the 700-horsepower track monster would be the swan song for the 991 era of Porsche’s most popular model. But a new report from CAR Magazine points to the current 911 generation going out with a different sort of bang: a new version of the Porsche 911 Speedster, rumored to ... Read More »

Tata Nexon first drive review: A glamorous package in compact SUV segment

The Nexon from Tata Motors will come with a petrol and diesel option. An automatic variant is expected later. KOCHI: Looking to offer a strong product in almost every segment of vehicles, Tata Motors has been on a determined mission to change its image. Little wonder then that it has launched three products in three different segments in the last 18 months ... Read More »

Tesla Model 3 reviewers are in love: “Yes, the hyperbole is necessary”

Tesla hopes to enter the hearts—and driveways—of millions of people around the world with the debut of its first mass-market electric vehicle, the Model 3. The company handed over the key (cards) to the first 30 owners of the much-anticipated car at a glitzy launch event on July 29. What’s the word so far? It’s hard to find a bad ... Read More »

2017 Tata Nexon first drive review

Tata introduced the Nexon as a concept in 2014, gauging public and media reactions at the Auto Expo that year. What was an obvious response at the time was the fact that although funky-looking, the production design may be vastly different. Thankfully and much to the surprise of journalist present at the drive event, the Nexon looks just as the ... Read More »

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-class facelift review, test drive

What is it? It’s the latest version of the S-class, Mercedes’ flagship sedan – a car often referred to as ‘the Best Car in the World’. Over the years, it’s earned that name by being at the forefront of technology, comfort and luxury, and these aspects have only been enhanced on this facelifted 2017 model. What’s of greater interest, however, ... Read More »

Datsun redi-GO 1.0L Review

It’s been three years since Datsun has been trying to establish itself in India, and amid a constant battle with the safety watchdogs, the company has managed to sell 90,000 units of its cars here and that’s quite good for a company which has just started operations in India. The redi-GO has been topping the charts with an average sale of 3000 units a ... Read More »

Car Review: 2017 Toyota Camry adds some sport to midsize sedan

The Toyota Camry’s XSE trim level offers a more sport-tuned suspension than other Camrys, and buying this model might save you some money. WTOP car guy Mike Parris says Toyota has added a touch of sport-tuned suspension to the reliable Camry model for this year’s midsize sedan. (WTOP/Mike Parris) This $35,113 Camry comes with the optional V-6 engine. With nearly ... Read More »

2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Sport

Known as the i30 across the pond, the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Sport has the Volkswagen Golf GTI in its sights. Drawn under the watchful eye of Hyundai’s chief design officer Peter Schreyer, the compact hatchback’s sporty bodywork, clean lines, and attractive proportions make it far more fashionable than both its funky-looking predecessor and its dowdier sedan counterpart.   GTI of the Beholder ... Read More »

Dodge Challenger SRT Demon review: 840bhp muscle car tested

The world’s fastest production car right? That’s what the paperwork says, and having experienced what 840bhp does on a drag strip I have no cause to doubt it. 0-60mph in 2.3secs is the claim, with the quarter mile dealt with in 9.65secs at 140.09mph. Now, I’ll come on to discuss this further a bit later, because obviously not everyone sets their ... Read More »