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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 »

Porsche 911 GT2 RS (2017) review

With 200bhp more than a GT3 and two fewer driveshafts than a Turbo, the 690bhp rear-drive Porsche 911 GT2 RS must be an absolute animal, right? We jump behind the wheel to find out. Read on for our full review. Porsche 911 GT2 RS: specs, news and photos galore A 690bhp rwd 911? You’re a bit late for Halloween… Yeah, sounds scary, doesn’t ... Read More »

2017 Tata Hexa long term review, second report

Now, normally, I’m not someone who goes weak in the knees when I see a set of big attractive wheels. But the Hexa with those alloys had me at ‘hello’. I loved the five-star design – those big solid spokes catch the light perfectly – and the stance of the car was much improved too, compared to the Aria. I ... Read More »

Jeep Compass Petrol Automatic Review

The Jeep Compass launched in July this year Highlights Deliveries for the Compass petrol began in October The petrol variant returns a mileage of 14.1 kmpl The Compass petrol is available in both manual and automatic transmission The Jeep Compass launched with much fanfare and has been a runaway hit for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) India. Even exports of the ... Read More »

Ducati Monster 797 Review

The Monster has been an integral part of Ducati’s range in India. But apart from the Scrambler series, Ducati did not quite have a motorcycle that could have catered to first-time performance motorcycle buyers. Something that was purely Ducati and not a Scrambler! Enter the Ducati Monster 797. It the most affordable Monster model and according to Ducati, it could the perfect bike ... Read More »

Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled Review

Back in the ’60s, young, carefree riders in America used to strip their motorcycles bare, use knobbly tyres, beef up the suspension and ride across the rather treacherous desert passages. These bikes used to be called desert sleds. The ’60s was also the Scrambler era, also stripped down bikes for use both on tarmac and off it. The Scramblers were ... Read More »

Ducati Monster 797 Review

The Monster has been an integral part of Ducati’s range in India. But apart from the Scrambler series, Ducati did not quite have a motorcycle that could have catered to first-time performance motorcycle buyers. Something that was purely Ducati and not a Scrambler! Enter the Ducati Monster 797. It the most affordable Monster model and according to Ducati, it could the perfect bike ... Read More »

Mahindra KUV100 NXT Review

The Mahindra KUV100 was launched in India just under 2 years ago, and even though it took on entry hatches, it was positioned as Mahindra’s smallest SUV in India. Sales over the first six months were pretty impressive with an average of almost 5000 units a month. But post that the numbers started to drop and the car did not ... Read More »

2017 Hyundai Kona Elite She Says, He Says review

He: Hyundai is a latecomer to the booming baby SUV segment, but it has arrived fashionably late with its new Kona – a bold-looking high-riding hatch based on the latest-generation i30. It is available in three trim levels, each with a choice of either a 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated engine, front-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic or a 1.6-litre turbo four-cylinder with all-wheel ... Read More »

2017 Skoda Octavia RS review, road test

Affordable performance cars are finally catching on, and it’s important to remember that one of the pioneers of this sub-segment was the Octavia RS. We’ve had both the previous Octavias (second one was known as the Laura) and both came with RS variants. This meant sporty body kits, retuned suspension, better brakes, stylish wheels and wild colours, which caught on ... Read More »