Tag Archives: drive

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 »

CRAFTY ENGINEERING LETS PORSCHE’S CAYENNE SUV DRIVE LIKE A 911

EACH TIME PORSCHE sets out to design a new generation of its popular Cayenne SUV, it takes on the same challenge: making a car that feels more like a Porsche than a popular SUV. That is, ditching the rolling Barcalounger effect so common to these hulking vehicles in favor of the taut stability more common to cars like Porsche’s sports cars. ... Read More »

2017 Audi A8 review, test drive

What is it? With the first-generation A8 launched as recently as 1994, Audi is the last of the German luxury trio to enter the large luxury sedan race. But this isn’t to say the A8 trails the rest. In fact, various generations of the A8 have introduced many segment-first technologies and, this time around, Audi claims the fourth generation is ... Read More »

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 »