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Hyundai Verna first drive review

With the launch of the new Verna, the best-selling sedan from Hyundai is now in its fifth generation, and has been on sale in India since its 2nd generation when it was still called the Accent. From its 3rd generation it was badged the Verna and perhaps got the most lukewarm reception of any generation of the Accent-Verna family. Following ... Read More »

2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R Track Drive Review

Mercedes-Benz is at the top of its game when it comes to the automotive world. Back to back world championships in Formula 1 and a slew of successful launches for the mainstream luxury car buyer sums it up for the German automaker. But to all the sanity, there is a bit of madness. And when automotive madness is German, it ... Read More »

Hyundai Verna Diesel MT First Drive Review

Why will I buy the Hyundai Verna diesel? For its extremely torquey engine, bucket load of features and new-found ride and handling balance. Why will I avoid the Hyundai Verna diesel? Lack of rear legroom. The Hyundai Verna has been around for a long time now. With 3.18 lakh units sold in India and with over 8.8 million customers worldwide, it’s safe ... Read More »

2018 Suzuki Swift review, test drive

How do you change a car that’s a big icon with a massive cult following? How do you change a car that still, even at the end of its life cycle, gets a podium position each month on the bestseller list? How do you change a car that is, in essence, India’s quintessential hatchback? In short, how do you change ... Read More »

Tata Nexon First Drive Review: Betting Big On Next-Gen Design

I had first seen the Tata Nexon as a concept vehicle at the Auto Expo in 2014. The futuristic-looking compact SUV, had cuts and curves that looked 10 years ahead of its time and drew plenty of appreciation from the critics and crowds. Three years later, I’m in the driver’s seat of the Tata Nexon, and wonder of wonders, the ... Read More »

Tata Nexon first drive review: A glamorous package in compact SUV segment

The Nexon from Tata Motors will come with a petrol and diesel option. An automatic variant is expected later. KOCHI: Looking to offer a strong product in almost every segment of vehicles, Tata Motors has been on a determined mission to change its image. Little wonder then that it has launched three products in three different segments in the last 18 months ... Read More »

2017 Tata Nexon first drive review

Tata introduced the Nexon as a concept in 2014, gauging public and media reactions at the Auto Expo that year. What was an obvious response at the time was the fact that although funky-looking, the production design may be vastly different. Thankfully and much to the surprise of journalist present at the drive event, the Nexon looks just as the ... Read More »

2017 Mercedes-Benz S-class facelift review, test drive

What is it? It’s the latest version of the S-class, Mercedes’ flagship sedan – a car often referred to as ‘the Best Car in the World’. Over the years, it’s earned that name by being at the forefront of technology, comfort and luxury, and these aspects have only been enhanced on this facelifted 2017 model. What’s of greater interest, however, ... Read More »

Drive toward electric-car future picking up speed

The future is coming, and it’s bringing more power cords. Let’s talk about one of our favorite things: cars. And more specifically, how the internal combustion engine is on the verge of extinction. Not only that, but we’re also being told that in five years we’re going to be driving self-driving cars. OK, that’s not accurate. They will be driving ... Read More »

First drive: Peugeot 308 company car review

Review The technology industry moves faster than the automotive world in terms of product lifecycles, and it’s perhaps surprising what Peugeot has now added to the 2014 European Car of the Year to ensure it remains competitive. Rear ‘claw effect’ lights are now standard, while the front and rear bumpers and headlights have been re-shaped to echo the family look ... Read More »