Tag Archives: 2017

2017 Porsche 718 Boxster Manual

When Porsche revised its roadster line last year, rechristening it the 718 Boxster, restyling it slightly, and swapping in turbocharged 2.0- and 2.5-liter flat-four-cylinder engines for its beloved 2.7- and 3.4-liter flat-sixes in standard and S models, respectively, we knew we would have to test every powertrain permutation of each to see exactly how the changes would affect their characters ... Read More »

What else can you buy for the price of a 2017 Kawasaki Z1000?

Sugomi is a Japanese term which translates to – ‘awe, leaves an indelible impression, is daunting in stature or ability, and commands respect’. Or at least that is what Kawasaki claims. This word is the inspiration behind the Kawasaki Z1000’s radical design, essentially four years old now. But the Z1000 continues to looks futuristic even today, and is sure to ... Read More »

This Weeks Top Photos the 2017 Shanghai auto show edition

Mercedes-Benz used this past week’s 2017 Shanghai auto show to unveil a concept destined to spawn a new A-Class compact sedan. The concept also shows the latest evolution of the Sensual Purity design language currently employed by Mercedes. Lynk & Co 03 concept, 2017 Shanghai auto show Lynk & Co, the new brand from Chinese automaker Geely, also previewed a ... Read More »

2017 Audi RS7 Performance

Few would call the 560-hp Audi RS7 underpowered. Yet Audi still felt it necessary to breathe more grunt into the RS7’s twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 engine. Dubbed the Audi RS7 Performance, the 605-hp model was introduced last year. Its extra power comes courtesy of a new turbocharger design, more efficient intercooler heat exchangers, a reprogrammed engine computer, and revised camshafts that ... Read More »

First ride review: 2017 Harley Davidson Street Rod 750

Remember the launch of the Street 750 in India, at the India Bike Week? Well, I do and I remember there being a trio of customs based on it. One of them, the RDX 800, sees the light of day in this here Street Rod. Lead designer, Chetan Shedjale, says his design was inspired by the world of flat trackers, ... Read More »

Top Cars of the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show

The Shanghai auto show is a good look at where the car world is headed: small, space-efficient, energy-efficient, electrified or plug-in — plus honking big SUVs for the elite who can afford the taxes. The US may get a four-year respite under the Trump administration, but by 2021 we’ll be back to concerns about efficiency and climate change. Shanghai is ... Read More »

F for four-pot: Jaguar F-type goes four-cylinder for 2017

Until now, the Jaguar F-type has packed a choice of rasping 3.0 V6 or burbling 5.0 V8 under its generously sized bonnet. Now Jaguar has announced another, more modest option: a new 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder, from Jaguar Land Rover’s latest family of Ingenium engines. A hairy-chested sports car with only four pots? That’s not macho enough for me It’s no ... Read More »

New Skoda Octavia vRS 2017 review

Skoda recently introduced a round of updates for the Octavia, adding some new tech and a subtle redesign to the practical family car range. Now it’s the turn of the hot vRS model, which gets the same set of changes as the standard car along with a small power boost. The Czech brand previously offered the vRS 230 as a ... Read More »

2017 Jeep Cherokee Overland

Low gas prices have begotten hard times for hybrids. Even today’s most efficient gas-electrics—the Toyota Prius, the Kia Niro, and the Hyundai Ioniq—don’t pencil against less efficient but much less expensive nonhybrid counterparts in the same general class. And those are hybrids that top 50 mpg. The Toyota Highlander hybrid SUV is in an even tougher spot, given that that ... Read More »

Mazda CX-5 (2017) review

Cliches often don’t stand up to scrutiny but here’s one that is very much on-point: Mazda doesn’t make a bad car. With a combination of eye-catching design, engaging handling and Downsize This capacity engines, the Japanese manufacturer has tapped into the priorities of the collective petrolhead consciousness to offer a pleasing alternative to mainstream austerity-autos. It’s been doing this quietly ... Read More »