Car Reviews

Underneath a new suit is a familiar old friend

The Toyota Yaris is a charming little hatchback that’s gained quite a few fans here in Autoindustriya.com. From its distinctive styling to the decent equipment package, Toyota’s B-segment hatchback will always have a special place for us. Nevermind the fact that it was, to be brutally honest, quite ordinary to drive and didn’t really have anything new to offer among its ... Read More »

Toyota 86: A fun-to-drive, affordable coupe

WASHINGTON — Looking at rear-wheel drive coupes under $30,000 doesn’t take very long; there aren’t many. But Toyota with the help of Subaru has such a ride. Toyota and Subaru went in together a few years back making that rare, fun-to-drive, economical-to-operate coupe.  We’ll look at the Subaru version next time. The Toyota 86 has been around a few years as ... Read More »

BMW M3 CS (2018) review: the best F80 M3 yet

The F80-generation BMW M3 hasn’t enjoyed universal critical acclaim in its standard form. For every one of its plus points, there’s a drawback, two particular criticisms being unpredictable handling on the limit and the diesel-like torque delivery of its gruff-sounding twin-turbo straight-six. Following on from the well-received Competition Package upgrade of 2016, BMW has taken the fettling a stage further with this new ... Read More »

New Maruti Swift Petrol AMT in CarToq’s Review

To say that the new-gen Maruti Swift has been selling like hot cakes would be an understatement. The latest generation of Maruti’s popular B1-segmenter has not only given the competition sleepless nights but has also been very quick in becoming more popular than its predecessor. Attractive prices, modern design, frugal and sufficiently power engines, good ride quality, precise steering – ... Read More »

When you have to search the ranks of Ferrari’s fastest supercars for comparisons, you know there’s something special about the new BMW M5

The idiom “too much is never enough” has never been so vociferously challenged Pros Power. More power. Way too much power. Oh, and it handles like a treat, too Cons Uhm, speeding tickets and outrageous insurance bills. Not enough rear seat legroom, either Value for money Jeez, I don’t know. What price a four-door Ferrari? What would I change? A little less weight would ... Read More »

Car Share Unscripted review: ad-lib show stalls at the lights

The episode jars with how the previous series ended. Photograph: Matt Squire/BBC/Goodnight Vienna Productions Before Car Share Unscripted (BBC1), Peter Kay briefly appears on screen to introduce the off-the-cuff half-hour programme, describing it as “Sian and myself, doing some improvisation”. But the best bits of this comedy experiment starring Kay as John, and Sian Gibson as his work colleague Kayleigh, turn out ... Read More »

2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S 4Matic+ review, track drive

What is it? The Mercedes-AMG E63 S 4Matic + name is quite a mouthful, so let’s break it down. The AMG in the name tells you it’s mad; the 63 in the name tells you it’s really mad, and the S in the name is there to tell you the madness is dialled up to 11. This latest E63 S uses AMG’s ... Read More »

Skoda & Volkswagen still want to partner Tata Motors for affordable car: Here’s why

Skoda and Volkswagen have still not given up on the idea of a partnership with Tata Motors, to develop a new, budget car for the Indian market. This is because Volkswagen and Skoda are both working out a strategy to build low cost cars for the Indian market but haven’t zeroed in on a method yet. Both automakers have noticed ... Read More »

Tata Nexon Petrol & Diesel AMT: Compact SUV’s launch timeline revealed

The Tata Nexon compact SUV is a principal sponsor of the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket league, and Tata Motors is running a range of TV commercials showing the Nexon during the 20-20 cricket tournament. What we now know is that the AMT variants of the Nexon will be launched in the middle of the IPL season. Considering that the ... Read More »

Volkswagen Ameo Petrol compact sedan gets more fuel efficient: Here’s how

With fuel prices shooting through the roof, every car maker is looking to launch the most fuel efficient cars possible, both in petrol and diesel trim. Volkswagen has already bumped up the fuel efficiency of the Polo hatchback by downsizing the car’s petrol engine to a 1 litre-3 cylinder unit, from a 1.2 liter-3 cylinder unit. Now the same has ... Read More »