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Exclusive: Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine Hybrid Review

  The XC90 is the car that defines the big change at Volvo. Ever since its launch in 2014, the car has been creating waves everywhere it went. It sits on Volvo’s new scalable product architecture or SPA, has a slew of safety and driver assistance systems, and looks like a million bucks! It’s also paving the way for future ... Read More »

Hero Splendor iSmart 110 First Ride Review

We had the opportunity to take the Hero Splendor iSmart 110 for a quick spin in Gurugram. This is the first time that Hero has developed a motorcycle from its Centre for Innovation and Technology in Jaipur and kudos to Hero for doing a good job. Here are a few observations and first impressions that we had of the motorcycle. ... Read More »

Maserati Quattroporte GTS Review

I am no swimmer. I don’t think that’s because I have an aversion to water; rather I don’t see the point of doing what fish do for a living. It’s like squashing their livelihood; so I’d rather be more like a hippopotamus, sitting in the water doing nothing, enjoying what the tiny waves have to offer. But it’s been my ... Read More »

Ferrari GTC4Lusso Review

As I got into my car to drive south to Italy to test the new Ferrari GTC4Lusso, I had just one thought on my mind. The name Ferrari will give anyone goosebumps, and getting to drive one will give you even more! For all the Ferraris I have been lucky enough to drive, trust me it never gets old! Sure ... Read More »

Comparison Review: Tata Tiago vs Maruti Suzuki Celerio Diesel

Whenever I tell people from the yesteryear about what I do for a living, I normally have to repeat it a couple of times; to make them understand that the profession actually exists. This is immediately followed by a phrase I’ve not gotten used to – ‘We didn’t have this during our time’. The phrase brings me to the choice ... Read More »

Skoda Octavia RS Review

The Octavia is now in its 3rd generation. We have had it in India since October 2013, but unlike the last two gens we have not got the sportier performance RS version as yet. Power-hungry people rejoice! Skoda has finally confirmed the powerful Octavia will come to India in 2017. So for those of you who don’t remember – let ... Read More »

Porsche 718 Boxster First Drive Review

More than any other manufacturer, Porsche is wedded to tradition. After all, for over fifty years, they’ve been selling a car with the same basic silhouette; and they continue to stick their engine behind the rear axle. Of course they’ve made it work; defying physics in the bargain, but Porsche have always stuck with tradition. It is why Porsche-philes have ... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe Review

We have already driven the GLE Coupé and that car’s been launched in India too. Now we are all set for the smaller coupé SUV from Mercedes-Benz – the GLC Coupé. And I am in North Italy’s Aosta valley to test the car. There are a lot of these coupé SUV’s that are set to make an appearance very soon, ... Read More »

Gionee Marathon M5 Plus Review

Chinese handset manufacturer Gionee has just gone through a revamp, with a brand new logo and a tagline that now reads Make Smiles. While this might not change much for consumers, it’s an important transition for the company. One of the first products to be available in India sporting the new company identity is the Gionee Marathon M5 Plus. This ... Read More »

Hero Splendor iSmart 110 First Ride Review

We had the opportunity to take the Hero Splendor iSmart 110 for a quick spin in Gurugram. This is the first time that Hero has developed a motorcycle from its Centre for Innovation and Technology in Jaipur and kudos to Hero for doing a good job. Here are a few observations and first impressions that we had of the motorcycle. ... Read More »