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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 »

2017 Audi A8 review, test drive

What is it? With the first-generation A8 launched as recently as 1994, Audi is the last of the German luxury trio to enter the large luxury sedan race. But this isn’t to say the A8 trails the rest. In fact, various generations of the A8 have introduced many segment-first technologies and, this time around, Audi claims the fourth generation is ... Read More »

2017 Suzuki Gixxer SF ABS review, test ride

The Suzuki Gixxer and its faired twin, the SF, have been our most beloved bikes in the premium, sporty 150-160cc segment, thanks to their utterly joyful riding experience. The latter though is now equipped with an optional single-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), making it the only bike in this segment in India to offer this safety-net. Visually, there isn’t any ... Read More »

2017 BMW X3 review, test drive

What is it? The third-generation X3 carries on BMW’s tradition of making sporty but practical SUVs. Where the first-generation car was clearly focused on delivering driving pleasure and sporty dynamics, and the second-generation X3 was more practical, this new car promises to deliver both, more luxury and more driving pleasure. Set to rival the Audi Q5 and Mercedes GLC when ... Read More »

TVS Apache RTR 200 long term review, final report

The monsoon is one of the best seasons to see what a motorcycle is made of, whether it’s wet-road handling or basic reliability. Heavy downpour locks horns with motorcycles and their riders to see which one dominates. Sadly, this rainy season, it was the former that took the win. Our Apache RTR 200 showed no signs of trouble during last ... Read More »

Holden Colorado: Used car review

Source:Supplied When Holden’s current Colorado ute launched in mid-2016, the brand championed its far improved ride and handling over the previous model, as well as its enhanced cabin comforts. So where does that leave its predecessor? Did trumpeting the new ute’s chassis engineering and uprated kit mean the predecessor was, well, a bit rubbish? Yes and no. Certainly the current ... Read More »

2017 BMW 6-series GT review, test drive

What is it? BMW’s new 6-series Gran Turismo made its public debut at the Frankfurt motor show this year. Confirmed to come to India in early 2018, it will sit between the 5-series sedan and the 7-series limo. Slated to go up against the long-wheelbase Mercedes-Benz E 350d, the new 6 GT will be competitively priced and will rival it on space ... Read More »

2018 Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic review, test ride

The Heritage Classic has always been a transition model between the Harley-Davidson’s traditional Softail range and their bigger, fully loaded Touring line. It’s also been one of the company’s best-selling models, internationally. For 2018, the Heritage Classic has seen some big updates as part of the new Softail line-up, and while it does keep some of the more classic features ... Read More »

2018 Harley-Davidson Street Bob review, test ride

We recently got a chance to sample the Harley-Davidson Softail line-up that’s all new for 2018. A total of eight bikes built on a common engine and chassis platform, of which four are coming to India – the Fat Boy, Fat Bob, Street Bob and Heritage Classic. Over some wonderful twisty roads outside Barcelona, we spent two days riding three ... Read More »

2017 Tata Tigor long term review, first report

New-gen Tata cars like the Zest, Hexa and the Tiago have been doing well to put the brand back in the highly contested passenger vehicle arena. We had the Tiago for a year, which endorsed our belief that Tata Motors has really upped its game in the aspects of fit and finish and overall build quality. So, when the Tigor ... Read More »