Car Reviews

Fiat Avventura Urban Cross Review

Before getting into the car, I was constantly thinking of just that one scene from Golmaal (the original one), where Amol Palekar explains to his boss how he has a twin brother, who doesn’t have a moustache, thus forging a new identity. Well, the story of the Fiat Avventura Urban Cross is somewhat similar. It’s the younger, more exuberant brother ... Read More »

Tyke Turns Monster: Audi TT RS Review

The latest from Ingolstadt is the souped-up TT. Audi’s RS badge brings with it some pretty cool credentials and claims. The completely reworked 2.5 litre 5-cylinder engine under the hood is the star of the show. But we will get to that. The RS comes in both coupe and roadster, and the cars are nearly identical. I spent considerable time ... Read More »

Exclusive: 2016 Hyundai Elantra Review

The Hyundai Elantra first came to us in its 3rd generation in 2004. That car was appreciated for its space and drive ability but was panned for terrible looks. We skipped the improved yet blah looking 4th gen, and in 2012 Hyundai finally returned the nameplate to the Indian market with the gorgeously fluidic 5th gen. The car was ample, ... Read More »

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Review

India’s journey with the Jeep is not something that will start in 2016 with the launch of the Wrangler Unlimited and Grand Cherokee. Most SUVs in India are called Jeeps by the common man because of the American brand’s presence in the 60s, 70s and 80s. But Jeep as a brand has come a long long way from making rudimentary ... Read More »

2016 Hyundai Elantra India Review

I was never a big fan of Superman movies; it was all too fake for me but Man Of Steel brought in not only a decent and believable story but also a new perspective. Moreover, it did keep to its roots and that is extremely difficult; but yet the director managed to sail through with flying colours. Car makers too ... Read More »

Exclusive: Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine Hybrid Review

  The XC90 is the car that defines the big change at Volvo. Ever since its launch in 2014, the car has been creating waves everywhere it went. It sits on Volvo’s new scalable product architecture or SPA, has a slew of safety and driver assistance systems, and looks like a million bucks! It’s also paving the way for future ... Read More »

Maserati Quattroporte GTS Review

I am no swimmer. I don’t think that’s because I have an aversion to water; rather I don’t see the point of doing what fish do for a living. It’s like squashing their livelihood; so I’d rather be more like a hippopotamus, sitting in the water doing nothing, enjoying what the tiny waves have to offer. But it’s been my ... Read More »

Ferrari GTC4Lusso Review

As I got into my car to drive south to Italy to test the new Ferrari GTC4Lusso, I had just one thought on my mind. The name Ferrari will give anyone goosebumps, and getting to drive one will give you even more! For all the Ferraris I have been lucky enough to drive, trust me it never gets old! Sure ... Read More »

Comparison Review: Tata Tiago vs Maruti Suzuki Celerio Diesel

Whenever I tell people from the yesteryear about what I do for a living, I normally have to repeat it a couple of times; to make them understand that the profession actually exists. This is immediately followed by a phrase I’ve not gotten used to – ‘We didn’t have this during our time’. The phrase brings me to the choice ... Read More »

Skoda Octavia RS Review

The Octavia is now in its 3rd generation. We have had it in India since October 2013, but unlike the last two gens we have not got the sportier performance RS version as yet. Power-hungry people rejoice! Skoda has finally confirmed the powerful Octavia will come to India in 2017. So for those of you who don’t remember – let ... Read More »