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2019 BMW X7 xDrive40i review, test drive

What is it? BMW’s new flagship SUV, the X7 is headed to India soon. When it arrives, the BMW X7 will come with 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol and diesel engine options, which will be followed by the range-topping X7 M50d variant at a later date. The standard X7 models – the xDrive40i and xDrive30d – will be available in three trims ... Read More »

2020 Bentley Continental GT convertible first drive review

Launched in 2003, the first-generation Continental GT resuscitated the Bentley brand, proving the legendary British automaker was safe in Volkswagen’s hands. Combining luxury and sportiness, that car lived up to the reputation established by legendary Bentley models like the prewar Speed Six and the 1950s R-Type Continental. It was always going to be a tough act to follow. Bentley launched an extensive update ... Read More »

2019 Mahindra XUV300 review, test drive

What is it? What you’re looking at is Mahindra and SsangYong’s first jointly developed vehicle. The Indian UV maker purchased the Korean firm nearly a decade ago but has only brought the SsangYong Rexton to India, and then late last year rebadged the new-generation Rexton as the Mahindra Alturas G4. The only change was to the grille – done to ... Read More »

2019 Mercedes-Benz C 200 petrol review, test drive

What is it? The petrol-powered version of Mercedes-Benz’s newly updated C-class is a little more than just a refreshed face. The biggest change is the introduction of a new 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine that also gets Merc’s latest mild-hybrid system in the form of the EQ boost function. Essentially, it consists of a 48V battery for energy storage and a ... Read More »

2019 Mazda3 first drive review

Since 2003, Mazda has sold more than six million examples of the Mazda3. As one of the core models in the company’s lineup, comprising roughly a third of its annual sales, the venerable compact is hugely important to the automaker’s bottom line. With the release of the all-new, fourth generation car, Mazda has focused on the details, seeking to enhance ... Read More »

Market for used cars shifts as sterling rates drive UK imports

Kieran Whelton with some of his UK imported secondhand cars at his car dealership in Knock, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan Share to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Email AppShare to LinkedIn For the Irish motor trade, the market is as much about currency rates as cars. Dealers watch the latest forex market as closely as the IFSC currency traders. Kieran ... 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 »

BMW M8 will have 590bhp and all-wheel drive

–    The M8 will be powered by the pumped-up version of the 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8. –    Prototype testing is underway at the Estoril circuit in Portugal. –    Market launch confirmed in early 2019.  BMW has finally confirmed the launch of M8 during its final phase of the series production development process. It is currently undergoing track time ... Read More »