Car Reviews

5 Small Business Marketing Lessons from NPR’s Car Talk

This week the hosts of NPR’s most popular non-news show “Car Talk”  Tom and Ray Magliozzi announced in a post on their site “Time to Get Even Lazier”  that they would “stop and smell the cappuccino.”  Car Talk has been on the airwaves for over 35 years of which 25 years has been on NPR.  The Wall Street Journal said that Car Talk had an ... Read More »

2017 Tata Nexon review, road test

Not since the Nano has so there been so much buzz surrounding a new Tata Motors product. First shown as a radical concept at the 2014 Auto Expo and then revealed in an utterly desirable production guise at the 2016 edition of the motor show, the Nexon compact SUV has been a long time coming. But Tata Motors needed all ... Read More »

2017 Range Rover Velar review, test drive

The Range Rover Velar is the most ‘car-like’ SUV Land Rover has ever made. But does it have that legendary 4×4 DNA to feel like part of the family? We find out on the roads of Norway. Economies of scale, more and more products on common platforms, and fewer gaps in model ranges is the mantra in the capital-intensive car ... Read More »

Car Review: Need more space in a compact? The 2017 Honda Civic Hatch delivers

WASHINGTON — 2017 seems to be the year of the compact hatchbacks again with Chevy and now Honda adding the once popular five-door hatches back to their lineups. For years, Volkswagen, Mazda and Ford have pretty much been the big players in the compact hatch market. Now, you have three choices of how many doors you want with your Honda ... Read More »

2017 Hyundai Verna: First drive review

HIGHLIGHTS Fifth generation Verna is offered in seven colour option, manual/auto options The 1.6-litre diesel and petrol engines have been carried forward. No 1.4-litre engine The car offers 21 new features. It takes on Ciaz and City In recent years, the mid-size sedan segment has been sidelined by many in a bid to get behind an SUVs of varying shapes ... Read More »

Hyundai Verna first drive review

With the launch of the new Verna, the best-selling sedan from Hyundai is now in its fifth generation, and has been on sale in India since its 2nd generation when it was still called the Accent. From its 3rd generation it was badged the Verna and perhaps got the most lukewarm reception of any generation of the Accent-Verna family. Following ... Read More »

2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R Track Drive Review

Mercedes-Benz is at the top of its game when it comes to the automotive world. Back to back world championships in Formula 1 and a slew of successful launches for the mainstream luxury car buyer sums it up for the German automaker. But to all the sanity, there is a bit of madness. And when automotive madness is German, it ... Read More »

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 »