Tag Archives: drive

2017 BMW X3 review, test drive

What is it? The third-generation X3 carries on BMW’s tradition of making sporty but practical SUVs. Where the first-generation car was clearly focused on delivering driving pleasure and sporty dynamics, and the second-generation X3 was more practical, this new car promises to deliver both, more luxury and more driving pleasure. Set to rival the Audi Q5 and Mercedes GLC when ... Read More »

2017 BMW 6-series GT review, test drive

What is it? BMW’s new 6-series Gran Turismo made its public debut at the Frankfurt motor show this year. Confirmed to come to India in early 2018, it will sit between the 5-series sedan and the 7-series limo. Slated to go up against the long-wheelbase Mercedes-Benz E 350d, the new 6 GT will be competitively priced and will rival it on space ... Read More »

FIRST DRIVE / REVIEW

What is it? While it still hasn’t quite reached the heights of its Indo-Japanese and Korean rivals, Renault has been making some interesting cars for the Indian market. While the levels of success seen by its models have been mixed, the French carmaker now wants to make a stronger impression in the mid-size SUV/crossover segment. But let’s face it, the ... Read More »

2017 Renault Captur India review, test drive

What is it? While it still hasn’t quite reached the heights of its Indo-Japanese and Korean rivals, Renault has been making some interesting cars for the Indian market. While the levels of success seen by its models have been mixed, the French carmaker now wants to make a stronger impression in the mid-size SUV/crossover segment. But let’s face it, the ... 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 »

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 »

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 »