Tag Archives: 2017

2017 Triumph Street Triple RS Review

That dash! That new full-colour, all-digital dash! That’s the party piece of the new Triumph Street Triple RS. And the tachometer is hitting around 7500 revs, but I have just a fraction of a second to glance down, the front wheel lifts up ever so gently, and as I close the throttle, quickly shift into third without the clutch, and again ... Read More »

Los Angeles Auto Show 2017

Before Tesla, electric cars weren’t typically seen as super-sexy—and some might argue that has been on purpose. Early adopters held pragmatism and eco-consciousness as higher priorities than brawn or design. And even including Tesla, the design side of EVs hasn’t moved very far forward (one could argue the Model 3 is just a miniaturized Model S). But looking around the press ... Read More »

2017 Royal Enfield Himalayan FI review, test ride

It’s been a rocky ride for the Royal Enfield Himalayan. The bike received high praise at the test ride event in Shimla, where it impressed in the environment it was designed for and named after. But then things went a bit downhill, with numerous reliability issues creeping up. Royal Enfield eventually stopped sale as they set about developing the BS4-spec bike, and they also used ... Read More »

2017 Avantura Choppers Pravega review, test ride

Avantura Choppers isn’t a chop-shop. You cannot toss your motorcycle keys at them and ask for your bike to be re-imagined, in the same way that you wouldn’t expect it from Royal Enfield or Harley-Davidson. This is no make-shiny garage; Avantura Choppers is India’s newest motorcycle manufacturer. Scepticism comes naturally to us, being the thinking spenders we are, and this ... Read More »

2017 Ducati Monster 797 review, test ride

The Monster has always been an honest, no-nonsense motorcycle and, for a motorcycle that wears its 24-year lineage on its sleeve, it looks deliciously modern. This is good, because what Miguel Angel Galluzzi nailed in his first attempt (he is also responsible for the Aprilia Dorsoduro, RSV4 and Tuono – see the impressive pattern?) has evolved into a naked-bike icon, ... Read More »

Land Rover Discovery Sport TD4 facelift (2017) review

Delving into Land Rover’s online configurator reveals that at the time of writing you can spend over £60,000 on a Discovery Sport. Sounds a lot, doesn’t it? What if all you’re after is a hard-working four-wheel drive Disco without the bells and whistles? Would such a car really be worth having – or should you spend your money on something with a less ... Read More »

Jaguar F-type Convertible 2.0 300ps R-Dynamic (2017) review

We’ve already tested the four-cylinder Jaguar F-type in tin-top coupe form, and now we’ve had chance to spend a week with its F-type Convertible sibling. This is a natural extension of the sports car range; Jaguaris busy rolling out its in-house Ingenium petrol and diesel engines across the board, as it exits supply deals for shared and third-party engines and follows the zeitgeist ... Read More »

2017 Genesis G90

In This Story Currently Reading Overview Engine and Transmission Fuel Economy Performance and Driving Impressions Interior Infotainment Cargo Space and Storage Exterior Safety and Driver Assistance Warranty Overall Rating: Although it doesn’t yet have the clout of well-established European brands, Hyundai’s upscale Genesis spinoff division is off to a strong start with its G90 flagship. This full-size sedan is elegant and ... Read More »

2017 Mahindra Scorpio facelift review, test drive

What is it? The Scorpio’s 2.2 mHawk engine has always been one of the SUV’s biggest highlights. Refined and smooth for a big diesel engine, strong low-end response and great drivability were the plus points that endeared it to many. However, rev it hard and the strain would become quite apparent as the engine ran out of breath. This lack ... Read More »

2017 Seattle Auto Show: 5 Things You Can’t Miss

LoweStock/iStock/Thinkstock CARS.COM — Seattle, that outpost of caffeinated civilization in our nation’s 42nd state, has earned a reputation for grunge music, internet phenoms and guys slinging the morning catch — not to mention an unrelenting drizzle from November to May. What better way to kick off that season than the 2017 Seattle International Auto Show, an event sure to draw bumper-stickered ... Read More »