Car Reviews

THE OVERDRIVE CAR REVIEWS YOU READ THE MOST IN 2018

e’re nearing the end of another year and we are certain that this was an eventful time for all of you. It certainly was for us at OVERDRIVE. In 2018 we drove everything from the segment-redefining Hyundai Santro to manic exotics like the Porsche 911 GT2 RS. Along the way we’ve also had our share of the current poster boys of the car world, ... Read More »

2018 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Diesel First Drive Review

What is it? The Ertiga has been yet another success story for Maruti Suzuki. In the six years of its existence, Maruti has sold over four lakh units of the Ertiga, thereby making it one of the most popular MPVs along with the mighty Toyota Innova. We just reviewed the petrol version (click here to read the review) of the ... Read More »

2018 Mahindra Alturas G4 First Drive Review

What is it? Why would I buy it? Macho exterior, great interior fit and finish, spacious cabin and powerful diesel engine Why would I avoid it? Bumpy ride quality, uncomfortable third-row seating The car you see in the pictures is the new Mahindra Alturas G4 which is basically a rebadged version of the second generation SsangYong Rexton that made its ... Read More »

2018 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Diesel First Drive Review

What is it? The Ertiga has been yet another success story for Maruti Suzuki. In the six years of its existence, Maruti has sold over four lakh units of the Ertiga, thereby making it one of the most popular MPVs along with the mighty Toyota Innova. We just reviewed the petrol version (click here to read the review) of the ... Read More »

Capturing Sunrise: Lakeside camping with the new Renault Captur

I remember getting up in the middle of the night to the buzzing of giant flies and some odd-looking insects crawling up our tent. Being deep into the woods and far from civilisation, it was like a scene from Wrong Turn but without distorted cannibals and butchery, of course. It’s the only vivid piece of memory I have of my ... Read More »

Mahindra Marazzo scores four stars in global NCAP

The latest rounds of global NCAP test results are out and the Mahindra Marazzo has scored four stars in adult occupant protection. However, in child occupant protection, it has only managed to score two stars. The Marazzo that was used in the crash testing had front seatbelt pretensioners, dual front airbags, seat belt reminder (driver only), ISOFIX child seat mounting ... Read More »

Petrol prices in India slide further as crude gets into $50 range

Petrol prices have slid globally amidst the upheaval in the oil market following the sanctions on Iran and increased output from OPEC as well as America. With the prices for Brent crude hitting the $50 range after peaking at about $74 about a couple of months ago, the prices in India have also reduced from the all-time high they had ... Read More »

Why should you buy- Mahindra Alturas G4

Mahindra’s back in the premium SUV game and this time around, it is with the Alturas G4 which is priced at 26.95 lakhs for the 2WD AT and 29.95 lakhs for 4WD AT variant (introductory ex-showroom). In essence, it is the latest generation Ssangyong Rexton G4, but it will be sold in India with the Mahindra badging and in a ... Read More »

Bentley’s EV could be out by 2025

– EV could be out before 2025 – Till then plug-in hybrids will take the green initiative Bentley is pretty much old school when it comes to its cars. In this age of going green and down-sizing, Bentley’s are still the epitome of everything excess. Be it size, luxury or engines. But with choking CO2 emission targets they are in ... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz Luxe Drive Live thrills customers in Mumbai

– Held over the weekend from 27-28 October – Based on three exciting pillars of Adrenaline, Gourmet and Music – Additionally offered free car evaluation and finance options As part of unique customer engagement initiative, German luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz organized the Luxe Drive Live event in Mumbai over the weekend from 27-28 October. The event was based on three ... Read More »