Tag Archives: Test

2019 BMW Z4 ROAD TEST REVIEW

o every pair of eyes that lustily followed the 2019 BMW Z4 as it drove past (of which there were scores), the attraction was clear, and very present. It’s red, it’s low, and its striking with its aggressive styling and enough lines to make a ruled notebook jealous. They probably don’t care that it shares its new CLAR platform with the new ... Read More »

2019 TRIUMPH STREET TWIN ROAD TEST REVIEW

In just about three years since its launch, the Triumph Street Twin is already one of the most important members of the Bonneville family. It has helped the British bike maker catch the attention of younger buyers (as opposed to older ones who are the traditional target customers for the Bonnie) and Triumph claims to have sold over 18,000 units ... Read More »

2019 BMW X7 xDrive40i review, test drive

What is it? BMW’s new flagship SUV, the X7 is headed to India soon. When it arrives, the BMW X7 will come with 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol and diesel engine options, which will be followed by the range-topping X7 M50d variant at a later date. The standard X7 models – the xDrive40i and xDrive30d – will be available in three trims ... Read More »

2019 Mahindra XUV300 review, test drive

What is it? What you’re looking at is Mahindra and SsangYong’s first jointly developed vehicle. The Indian UV maker purchased the Korean firm nearly a decade ago but has only brought the SsangYong Rexton to India, and then late last year rebadged the new-generation Rexton as the Mahindra Alturas G4. The only change was to the grille – done to ... Read More »

2019 Mercedes-Benz C 200 petrol review, test drive

What is it? The petrol-powered version of Mercedes-Benz’s newly updated C-class is a little more than just a refreshed face. The biggest change is the introduction of a new 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine that also gets Merc’s latest mild-hybrid system in the form of the EQ boost function. Essentially, it consists of a 48V battery for energy storage and a ... Read More »

2018 Honda CR-V Road Test

Introduction Carmakers in India tend to exploit the phrase ‘all-new’ but when it comes to the latest iteration of the Honda CR-V, it is appropriate. This 2018 model is the biggest generation change yet for the SUV, and it’s a stronger proposition than ever as a result. The CR-V, in fact, now has a completely new look inside-out, a new ... Read More »

2018 Honda Africa Twin DCT review, test ride

When the Africa Twin first arrived in India in 2017 it mostly impressed as a full-sized adventure tourer you could really venture into the wild with – and it did so in a friendly, predictable manner that really sweetened the deal. Now, there is a 2018 version of the Africa Twin and, believe me, it’s gotten even better. What’s new ... Read More »

2018 Audi Q5 petrol India review, test drive

What is it? With petrol-powered cars making a comeback in the luxury segments, Audi announced a renewed focus on petrol cars in India, some time ago. Last year, India got the Q7 with a petrol engine; and now it’s the Q5 that the brand has made available with the petrol engine on offer. The engine in question is the same ... Read More »

2018 Triumph Tiger 1200 XCx review, test ride

We rode the biggest of the Tiger siblings not long ago and discovered that Triumph has stepped up its flagship by a fair extent. But that ride happened in a mildly chilly part of Spain, governed only by a 140kph speed limit on the highway and by how courageous one felt off the road, with an ambulance and refreshments on standby. In ... Read More »

2018 Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 review, test ride

Our brief first experience with the latest R15 V3.0 at the Chennai racetrack revealed that it was more potent than any previous R15. And now, after an agonising three-month wait, Yamaha has finally managed to give us the bike to ride on the streets. Wasting no time, we head out to the three types of roads most future buyers will end up ... Read More »