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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 »

2018 Volkswagen Polo 1.0 review, test drive

Manufacturers are getting rid of older, inefficient engines and replacing them with cleaner, more efficient, smaller-capacity units to meet stringent emission norms. Volkswagen has done just this on the Polo hatchback and replaced the 1.2-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine with an all-new 1.0-litre, three-cylinder unit, codenamed EA211. This naturally aspirated 999cc may be smaller but it still makes a similar 76hp. ... Read More »

2018 MERCEDES-BENZ S350D FIRST DRIVE REVIEW

The night before getting into the S-Class, Mercedes-Benz hosted a dinner for us at the Falknuma Palace’s ‘101 Dining Hall’. This is the world’s largest dining hall with seating for over 100 people on the table! The stately venue which was once home to the Nizam of Hyderabad, back then the world’s richest man, has sophisticated wood interiors and ornate ... Read More »

These cars are incredibly blissful to drive: From Maruti Baleno to Hyundai Creta

What do owners want from their cars? While most car buyers prefer parameters like fuel economy, cabin space or long term reliability, there is a small, but evolving group of buyers that is looking at cars that are enjoyable to drive. And by the term ‘enjoyable’, I am not referring to performance alone. I am talking about cars that put ... Read More »

2018 BMW 6-series GT India review, test drive

There’s always been a huge chasm, in India, between the mid-size luxury sedans – the 5-series, E-class, A6 and XF, and their larger, limousine siblings – the 7-series, S-class, A8, and XJ. This is partially because those larger cars get larger engines, but more so because they’re only sold in India in their stretched, long-wheelbase guises. The result is, if ... Read More »

Jeep Compass Trailhawk First Drive: Trail Rated!

The Jeep Compass won the 2018 NDTV Car Of The Year for good reason. It is priced well, drives considerably nicer than almost everything else in its segment and is built well too. The Jeep Compass also throws in four-wheel-drive in the top spec models for those who want to do some light off roading or atleast have the option to do so. And ... Read More »

Record volumes drive the used car market in January

Average used car values returned to more typical levels in January, after the seasonally affected values recorded during December, according to BCA’s Pulse Report. The headline figure of £9,298 was on a par with values seen in October and November, but the real story of the month focused on the sold volumes achieved by BCA, which reached record levels. In ... Read More »

2017 Volvo XC40 review, test drive

What is it? A milestone vehicle of sorts for Volvo, as with it, Volvo now has an SUV for every series of car they make. This is an important step as SUVs are all the rage right now. Volvo’s baby SUV is set to arrive here around mid-2018, and when it does, it will square off against three German rivals, ... Read More »

Silicon Valley Auto Show hopes tech can help drive auto sales

The 2018 Silicon Valley Auto Show is underway at the McEnery San Jose Convention Center, showcasing a wide range of new technological features to improve safety and comfort. (KGO-TV )  The 2018 Silicon Valley Auto Show is underway at the McEnery San Jose Convention Center, showcasing a wide range of new technological features to improve safety and comfort. Some of ... Read More »

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 »