Tag Archives: drive

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 »

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 »

2018 Audi Q5 petrol India review, test drive

What is it? With petrol-powered cars making a comeback in the luxury segments, Audi announced a renewed focus on petrol cars in India, some time ago. Last year, India got the Q7 with a petrol engine; and now it’s the Q5 that the brand has made available with the petrol engine on offer. The engine in question is the same ... 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 »

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 »