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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 »

Facelifted Hyundai i20 Review

The current 2nd generation Hyundai i20 was launched in 2014 and has been a runaway success thanks to its sharp styling, roomy cabin, frugal engines and a long list of features. Since 2014, Hyundai has sold over 3 lakh units of the i20 globally. Talk about India and Hyundai has sold over 10,000 units every month of 2017 barring December. ... Read More »

2018 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V First Ride Review

In 2006, TVS Motor Company introduced the TVS Apache RTR 160, the first of the company’s Apache series, which spawned an entire range of TVS premium motorcycles we know as the Apache series today. The RTR in the Apache was an acronym for “racing throttle response” and the first Apaches boasted of using TVS Motor Company’s racing experience to design and develop ... Read More »

2018 Yamaha YZF-R15 Version 3.0 First Ride Review

The Yamaha YZF-R15 was first launched in 2008 and has spawned a cult following among performance enthusiasts and a huge fan following of the sporty, entry-level sportbike from Yamaha. Almost a decade later, Yamaha has introduced the latest, third-generation model of the R15, which will replace the existing Yamaha R15 Version 2.0. The 2018 model doesn’t only get some styling updates, but ... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review: S 350 d & S 450 Driven

With the new updated 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class you get more than just a facelift. What you get is an actually improved version of an already excellent car. It is quite amazing how much the engineers at carmakers these days push the boundaries, and indeed themselves! And the new S-Class is proof of that fact. We had already driven the updated flagship ... Read More »

2018 Aprilia SR125 First Ride Review

An overwhelming number of 125 cc scooters made their debut at the Auto Expo 2018, five to be precise, one of which was the Aprilia SR125. Easily the sportiest offering amidst all these scooter launches, the SR125 is the younger sibling to the much-acclaimed Aprilia SR150 and promises to offer the same fun experience but with a smaller motor and a lower price tag. ... Read More »

Bajaj Avenger Street 180 First Ride Review

Without a shred of doubt, cruiser motorcycles are one of the more popular motorcycle segments with customers in India. And it was Bajaj Auto, which made buying cruiser motorcycles affordable for the masses with the first Avenger in 2005. In fact, the Avenger was an evolution from the Bajaj-Kawasaki collaboration product, the Kawasaki Eliminator, but what the Eliminator lacked was ... Read More »

New 2018 Yamaha YZF-R15 review: The emperor strikes back, and how!

The Yamaha R15 needs no introduction. It set a new benchmark for the entry level performance bikes a decade back with the V1.0 (version 1.0) and later followed up with the (more) aggressive V2.0. Last month, at the Delhi Auto Expo, Yamaha took off the wraps from this all-new V3.0 and surprised us with a relatively affordable sticker price of ... 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 »