Tag Archives: Test

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 Skoda Octavia RS review, road test

Affordable performance cars are finally catching on, and it’s important to remember that one of the pioneers of this sub-segment was the Octavia RS. We’ve had both the previous Octavias (second one was known as the Laura) and both came with RS variants. This meant sporty body kits, retuned suspension, better brakes, stylish wheels and wild colours, which caught on ... 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 Suzuki Gixxer SF ABS review, test ride

The Suzuki Gixxer and its faired twin, the SF, have been our most beloved bikes in the premium, sporty 150-160cc segment, thanks to their utterly joyful riding experience. The latter though is now equipped with an optional single-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), making it the only bike in this segment in India to offer this safety-net. Visually, there isn’t any ... 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 »

2018 Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic review, test ride

The Heritage Classic has always been a transition model between the Harley-Davidson’s traditional Softail range and their bigger, fully loaded Touring line. It’s also been one of the company’s best-selling models, internationally. For 2018, the Heritage Classic has seen some big updates as part of the new Softail line-up, and while it does keep some of the more classic features ... Read More »

2018 Harley-Davidson Street Bob review, test ride

We recently got a chance to sample the Harley-Davidson Softail line-up that’s all new for 2018. A total of eight bikes built on a common engine and chassis platform, of which four are coming to India – the Fat Boy, Fat Bob, Street Bob and Heritage Classic. Over some wonderful twisty roads outside Barcelona, we spent two days riding three ... Read More »

2017 Ducati SuperSport S review, test ride

Compromise is often perceived as a negative, but the truth is that it’s a wonderful thing. Compromise ends wars, compromise saves relationships and most importantly, compromise results in happiness. The Ducati SuperSport is a compromise and I mean that in the most genuine sense of the word. The big question is whether this particular compromise can find you happiness. Let’s ... Read More »

Audi RS5 vs Mercedes-AMG C63 S twin test review

We’re in prime Audi territory: blissfully clear early evening motorway, inside lane at a solid 75mph, miles digitally 
recorded and discarded just as quickly. The climate is spinning silently at 19 degrees, the auto ‘box is locked in eight and there are barely 2000 revs showing; I feel like I could drive until the road runs out while using just ... Read More »