Category: Car Reviews

2019 Mercedes-AMG S63 coupe video assessment

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Renault Captur petrol video assessment

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Mini Countryman vs Volvo XC40 comparability

One of many nice advantages of the proliferation of SUVs over the past 15-odd years is that it has bred a variety of competitors. And never simply in numbers, but in addition in selection. It means SUV-makers not should comply with that drained previous cookie-cutter formulation and are free to strive totally different approaches for individuals who would possibly like one thing totally different. The Mini Countryman is likely one of the finest examples of this. Sure,it’s, technically, an SUV, which suggests it has a barely larger floor clearance, a squatter stance and a good bit extra space for individuals and their issues. Nevertheless it makes no pretence of being even remotely near an off-roader. Sure, there are some rugged-looking add-ons, however they’re used sparingly, and the Indian model doesn’t even get all-wheel drive. What it offers you, then, is the retro-cool model you’re keen on of a Mini, in....




2017 Maruti Suzuki Ignis long run evaluate, ultimate report

I wouldn’t go so far as calling it love at first sight however the Ignis did depart an impression on me. I all the time discovered its compact dimensions and boxy styling to be very totally different from all the opposite small vehicles on the market. Oddly, I discovered myself within the minority, as not everybody outdoors of the Autocar India HQ took as keenly to the Ignis’ retro-meets-new-age form. Fortunately, the spouse and daughter did. I nonetheless keep in mind my daughter’s response when she noticed ‘my’ Ignis for the primary time. “Wow, how cute,” was the very first thing she stated. Then her eye caught the little she may see of the roof and exclaimed “Fancy roof!” Like father, like daughter, I suppose! The ‘fancy roof’ she spoke of was the roof sticker from Maruti’s personalisation menu and it gave the automotive much more angle. Additionally, in my....


Maserati Levante Trofeo video evaluate

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Maserati Levante Trofeo assessment, take a look at drive

The police officer stands in the course of the highway and bows ceremoniously low. His left hand then comes up and signifies I ought to pull over. I’m about to get fined and that may good, however these immaculately dressed officers are so courteous, I adjust to a smile. Even seven-star lodges don’t have anything on these guys. Issues shortly change when one of many officers is handed a printout. “AAAIIIIEEEEEEE,” he squeals in horror, “90! 90kph!” He can solely converse a couple of phrases of English, and I do know nearly no Japanese, but it surely’s clear, I’ve strayed fairly a bit over the pace restrict. I take advantage of signal language and easy phrases to inform him a couple of parked bus I needed to drive round, and the way I needed to speed up and keep away from an oncoming truck – but it surely appears to....


New Wheels and Tires for our Mitsubishi Mirage

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage lowered Effectively, right here we’re, 16 days into 2019 and The Rage, our 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage, has new sneakers.In the event you’ll bear in mind, I had shod the hatchback with 15×6.5 (et 38) MB Revolts with 195/50/15 Yokohama S.Drive tires. Nearly instantly, nonetheless, I discovered that 195s on the Mirage have been too large. We had excessive rubbing on the rear beneath exhausting cornering, whereas driving over bumps, and with any passengers. This was to the extent the place the wheel properly’s lip was taking strings of rubber from the sidewall. As well as, except you are racing a mirage, a 195 is extra tire than this automobile will ever want. In actual fact, even in racing it is likely to be extra tire than it wants. I mulled over rolling and pulling the fenders, however after doing a little measurements, it’d take important massaging to....




Jaguar F-Tempo 25t petrol evaluation, take a look at drive

WHAT IS IT? The story of the Jaguar F-Tempo in India has been fraught with ups and downs for the reason that SUV’s launch again in 2016. The automotive we first drove was very spectacular – significantly in its efficiency, due to a 300hp diesel V6 – however its 1-crore-plus price ticket was laborious to swallow and though the lesser four-cylinder diesel model was cheaper, you felt such as you have been getting quite a bit much less automotive, too. The problem, after all, was that it was a CBU import at launch; however then in November 2017, Jaguar introduced that the F-Tempo could be domestically assembled. Not solely did this drop the price-tag to a extra palatable one (it slotted in slightly below Mercedes’ four-cylinder GLE, actually) it additionally added extra tools to make it really feel extra luxurious. However this additionally spelt the tip of the street for....


Jaguar F-Sort P300 video assessment

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Porsche Macan facelift assessment, take a look at drive

The folks from Porsche are peering out from below their umbrellas, irritated. “You’d assume planning an occasion in Mallorca would give us immunity from the rain,” one among them quips, and I sort of see the place she’s coming from. Sure, it’s autumn in Europe now, however thunderstorms will not be what you’d anticipate on a Mediterranean island. If there’s a silver lining to those darkish clouds, it’s that we in all probability received’t have to fret concerning the a whole bunch of cyclists that flock to this island recurrently, and have the gorgeous roads all to ourselves. Moreover, you possibly can do lots worse than a grippy, four-wheel-drive SUV to place to the take a look at in these situations. WHAT’S NEW? A second’s respite from the rain lets me sprint out into the freezing beachfront car parking zone and get my first, in-the-flesh have a look at the up....


2017 Maruti Suzuki Ignis long run assessment, last report

I wouldn’t go so far as calling it love at first sight however the Ignis did go away an impression on me. I at all times discovered its compact dimensions and boxy styling to be very totally different from all the opposite small automobiles on the market. Oddly, I discovered myself within the minority, as not everybody outdoors of the Autocar India HQ took as keenly to the Ignis’ retro-meets-new-age form. Fortunately, the spouse and daughter did. I nonetheless bear in mind my daughter’s response when she noticed ‘my’ Ignis for the primary time. “Wow, how cute,” was the very first thing she mentioned. Then her eye caught the little she may see of the roof and exclaimed “Fancy roof!” Like father, like daughter, I suppose! The ‘fancy roof’ she spoke of was the roof sticker from Maruti’s personalisation menu and it gave the automotive much more angle. Additionally, in....




2019 Mercedes-AMG S63 coupe video evaluation

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Audi e-tron evaluation, check drive

‘Environment friendly’ and ‘environment-friendly’ aren’t phrases that come to thoughts once you assume UAE, but it surely’s all you possibly can consider once you’re at Masdar Metropolis in Abu Dhabi. Constructed to be a showcase of eco-friendly, sustainable residing, Masdar boasts of utilizing power drawn solely from photo voltaic and renewable sources. And ready for us right here, totally charged utilizing eco-friendly power, was a fleet of Audi e-trons. The e-tron moniker has been used on just a few Audi ideas and manufacturing hybrids, but it surely’s now the identify of the German model’s all-electric SUV. Audi believes that for an electrical automotive to achieve success, it has to ship an enough vary, respectable efficiency and all of the comforts obtainable at the moment. And to that finish, the e-tron has a 36-cell, 95kWh battery pack offering a driving vary of 400km, as examined within the Worldwide Harmonised Gentle Car....




2019 Mercedes-AMG S63 coupe video overview

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2018 Subcompact Gross sales Outcomes

Toyota C-HR Effectively, right here we’re in 2019. And now that it is 2019, we are able to mirror on the small automotive gross sales of 2018. Fairly attention-grabbing 12 months, frankly. Various automakers, together with Ford, introduced it was going to cease promoting sedans in favor of CUVs and SUVs. We noticed slumping subcompact gross sales, too. However how unhealthy (or good) was it?The most important 12 months over 12 months change got here from the Toyota C-HR, the smallish FWD crossover, which had a 92.7% acquire in gross sales vs. 2017. However that is the place the large positive aspects finish.The Kia Rio and Hyundai Ioniq hybrid each posted positive aspects over 30%. The highest 5 positive aspects are rounded out by the MINI Countryman and Chevrolet Trax. 2018 Toyota Yaris Liftbacks The 2018 Toyota Yaris Liftback had the largest gross sales drop on our 2018 gross sales....




Mercedes-Benz CLS 300d assessment, take a look at drive

Within the ever-crowded and aggressive automobile market, even the tiniest of niches discovered empty must be plugged, as a result of, for those who don’t, another person will beat you to it. We’ve seen it with the BMW X6 coupé, which invented the SUV-coupé section after which went on to rule it unchallenged for seven years, earlier than Mercedes may reply with the GLE Coupe. Consequently, it was Mercedes that pioneered the four-door luxurious coupé section with the first-generation CLS again in 2005, which prompted rivals like BMW and Audi to hit again with coupés of their very own just like the 6 Sequence Gran Coupe and the A7. In an Indian context, the place luxurious automobiles account for just a bit over one p.c of the general market, the teeny four-door coupé section is a distinct segment inside a distinct segment. Clearly, numbers should not what Mercedes is after....


2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire long run overview, ultimate report

The Autocar India long-term fleet can, at instances, be a treasure trove of enjoyable, posh, luxurious, spacious, or, within the very least, attention-grabbing automobiles. At these instances, the blokes that drive these automobiles – my colleagues – might be tripping over each other operating for the important thing field, preventing for that scorching new piece of metallic. For the final 5 to 6 years,I’ll admit, I used to be a part of this rat race too. I’d wager offers for a couple of days on this sedan, in alternate for a weekend in that SUV; one factor’s for positive – none of this was very ‘long run’. However now, I’m previous and I choose consistency, at the very least in terms of the on a regular basis grind – and I’m pleased to say for the final 18 months, I’ve been capable of have that consistency because of my long-term....




2019 BMW three Collection video evaluate

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Handbook Mania: Why I am a Stick Shift Die-Laborious

The car I learned to drive on - a 1979 VW Rabbit diesel That is the automotive I discovered to drive stick shift on: a diesel-powered 1979 VW Rabbit.  “Why do you drive a stick-shift (aka: manual-transmission) automotive? Isn’t it a ache within the butt?” Sure, it is 2018, and a few folks nonetheless do get pleasure from driving a automotive with a handbook transmission. Folks could ponder if it’s the management issue, the enjoyable issue, gasoline financial savings or simply simplicity. Maybe, it is proudly owning the last word millennial theft deterrent? To us, it’s the entire above. My humble opinion? Stick shifts are the place they’re at. Toyota Yaris 5-Speed Manual The shifter on our Yaris Relying on how previous you might be, your first automotive may need had a steering column- or dash-mounted shifter, however in fashionable vehicles, the shifter is usually mounted vertically on the middle....




Handbook Mania: Why I am a Stick Shift Die-Onerous

The car I learned to drive on - a 1979 VW Rabbit diesel That is the automotive I discovered to drive stick shift on: a diesel-powered 1979 VW Rabbit.  “Why do you drive a stick-shift (aka: manual-transmission) automotive? Isn’t it a ache within the butt?” Sure, it is 2018, and a few individuals nonetheless do get pleasure from driving a automotive with a guide transmission. Folks might ponder if it’s the management issue, the enjoyable issue, gas financial savings or simply simplicity. Maybe, it is proudly owning the final word millennial theft deterrent? To us, it’s the entire above. My humble opinion? Stick shifts are the place they’re at. Toyota Yaris 5-Speed Manual The shifter on our Yaris Relying on how previous you might be, your first automotive might need had a steering column- or dash-mounted shifter, however in fashionable vehicles, the shifter is often mounted vertically on the middle....


Guide Mania: Why I am a Stick Shift Die-Arduous

The car I learned to drive on - a 1979 VW Rabbit diesel That is the automobile I discovered to drive stick shift on: a diesel-powered 1979 VW Rabbit.  “Why do you drive a stick-shift (aka: manual-transmission) automobile? Isn’t it a ache within the butt?” Sure, it is 2018, and a few individuals nonetheless do take pleasure in driving a automobile with a guide transmission. Individuals might ponder if it’s the management issue, the enjoyable issue, gasoline financial savings or simply simplicity. Maybe, it is proudly owning the last word millennial theft deterrent? To us, it’s all the above. My humble opinion? Stick shifts are the place they’re at. Toyota Yaris 5-Speed Manual The shifter on our Yaris Relying on how outdated you might be, your first automobile might need had a steering column- or dash-mounted shifter, however in trendy automobiles, the shifter is often mounted vertically on the middle....




Handbook Mania: Why I am a Stick Shift Die-Arduous

The car I learned to drive on - a 1979 VW Rabbit diesel That is the automotive I realized to drive stick shift on: a diesel-powered 1979 VW Rabbit.  “Why do you drive a stick-shift (aka: manual-transmission) automotive? Isn’t it a ache within the butt?” Sure, it is 2018, and a few folks nonetheless do get pleasure from driving a automotive with a handbook transmission. Individuals might ponder if it’s the management issue, the enjoyable issue, gas financial savings or simply simplicity. Maybe, it is proudly owning the last word millennial theft deterrent? To us, it’s all the above. My humble opinion? Stick shifts are the place they’re at. Toyota Yaris 5-Speed Manual The shifter on our Yaris Relying on how previous you might be, your first automotive might need had a steering column- or dash-mounted shifter, however in fashionable vehicles, the shifter is often mounted vertically on the middle....


Guide Mania: Why I am a Stick Shift Die-Onerous

The car I learned to drive on - a 1979 VW Rabbit diesel That is the automobile I discovered to drive stick shift on: a diesel-powered 1979 VW Rabbit.  “Why do you drive a stick-shift (aka: manual-transmission) automobile? Isn’t it a ache within the butt?” Sure, it is 2018, and a few folks nonetheless do take pleasure in driving a automobile with a guide transmission. Folks could ponder if it’s the management issue, the enjoyable issue, gas financial savings or simply simplicity. Maybe, it is proudly owning the last word millennial theft deterrent? To us, it’s the entire above. My humble opinion? Stick shifts are the place they’re at. Toyota Yaris 5-Speed Manual The shifter on our Yaris Relying on how outdated you’re, your first automobile might need had a steering column- or dash-mounted shifter, however in trendy automobiles, the shifter is often mounted vertically on the middle console and....




Subcompact Shock: 2019 Hyundai Veloster

2019 Hyundai Veloster N NAIAS Photograph courtesy of Exploring Components Nicely looky right here: Hyundai has debuted the all-new 2019 Veloster on the 2018 North American Worldwide Auto Present in Detroit. OK, that is probably not that a lot of a shock. Nonetheless, the promise of a 275 hp Veloster is. Let’s have a look at what Hyundai has in retailer for the little hatchback.POWERTRAIN/SUSPENSION/SUSPENSIONThe brand new Veloster will probably be powered by both a naturally aspirated 2.Zero-liter engine making 147 hp and 132 lb/ft of torque, or a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-banger making 201 hp and 195 lb/ft of torque on 87 octane gas. That final engine ought to sound acquainted, because it’s what’s in present Veloster Turbo fashions. Step as much as the hairy-chested 2.Zero-liter Veloster N and energy leaps as much as 275 hp and a wholesome 260 lb/ft of twist.Fashions outfitted with the two.Zero-liter engine will get both....


2017 Subcompact Gross sales Abstract

2017 Kia Soul This is 2017’s subcompact/small automobile gross sales data. There have been a variety of huge drops in gross sales vs. 2016, probably resulting from low gasoline costs in addition to a robust economic system. And whereas each of these issues are good for the U.S., they’re not good for small automobile gross sales.Greatest Positive factors and Losses in 2017 Fiat 124 Spider The 2 greatest positive factors had been from automobiles made by Mazda, however bought as different manufacturers. The Fiat Spider (a Mazda Miata chassis) was up 81% vs. ’16. The Toyota Yaris iA (basically a Mazda2 sedan) was up 27.7%. Rounding out the highest 5 was the MINI Cooper Convertible up 20.7%, an precise Mazda MX-5 Miata, up 19.Three%, and the MINI Countryman up 17%. Hyundai Veloster Turbo The largest falls from grace had been the Hyundai Veloster (-57.9%), the Sensible Fortwo (-50.6%), the Nissan Juke....




Doug DeMuro Would not Just like the Mitsubishi Mirage. We Do. This is Why.

Doug DeMuro Mitsubishi Mirage Doug DeMuro on why the Mitsubishi Mirage is the worst new automobile on sale at present.  Perhaps you have seen the 22 minute video that Doug DeMuro made concerning the Mitsubishi Mirage and why he says it is “the worst new automobile on sale.” Hey, we’re all entitled to our opinions, proper? Personally, I discovered the video tedious to look at as Doug goes into infinitesimal element about how low cost the automobile is, right down to the colour on the inside door lock mechanism. He makes extra noise concerning the automobile’s shortcomings than the the Mirage’s CVT at full throttle. Doug can have his opinions, and I am OK with that—actually I’m. Nonetheless, I would prefer to level a number of issues out.We personal a 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage ES hatchback, and have since September of ’17. We did not have to purchase a Mirage, we....


Doug DeMuro Does not Just like the Mitsubishi Mirage. We Do. Here is Why.

Doug DeMuro Mitsubishi Mirage Doug DeMuro on why the Mitsubishi Mirage is the worst new automobile on sale as we speak.  Perhaps you’ve got seen the 22 minute video that Doug DeMuro made in regards to the Mitsubishi Mirage and why he says it is “the worst new automobile on sale.” Hey, we’re all entitled to our opinions, proper? Personally, I discovered the video tedious to observe as Doug goes into infinitesimal element about how low-cost the automobile is, right down to the colour on the inside door lock mechanism. He makes extra noise in regards to the automobile’s shortcomings than the the Mirage’s CVT at full throttle. Doug can have his opinions, and I am OK with that—actually I’m. Nevertheless, I would wish to level a number of issues out.We personal a 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage ES hatchback, and have since September of ’17. We did not have to purchase....




Sure, You Can Nonetheless Have a Small Automotive With a Household

By Scott HuntingtonAre you able to title the truck with four-wheel drive, smells like a steak and seats thirty-five? In case you’re not a “Simpsons” fan otherwise you by some means missed this episode, examine this out.The long-running animated collection could have misplaced a step lately, however “The Simpsons” was by no means extra on-point than it was with the satirical SUV archetype. Even within the 1990s, that is what it took for individuals to ask the query: “Does a typical household really want a seven-seat SUV?”Compact Is CoolThe reply is “no.” In fact you do not want a land-barge with four-wheel drive simply to cart your youngsters and their stuff round. There are many small vehicles that function intuitive design and satisfying driving dynamics. As an added bonus, you’ll spend quite a bit much less time on the fuel pump than your pals who drive SUVs.Earlier than the SUV....


Right here Are All the New Subcompact Fashions From the 2017 LA Auto Present

Right here is a photograph of all of the brand-new subcompact automobiles launching on the 2017 LA Auto Present. Spectacular. 2018 Nissan Kicks Nissan Kicks Really, I do not consider there’s a single brand-new subcompact launching right here. The closest we get are just a few compact crossovers, such because the Hyundai Kona and the Nissan Kicks, which replaces the Juke. I suppose the Volvo V40 counts as a compact crossover, too.So no new subcompact debuts. What’s this imply? Nicely, it is apparent that the small automobile market has cooled down. Mazda opted to not deliver the two again. Ford canceled the Fiesta. Subcompact gross sales are down. We have been seeing this occur for months now because the financial system picks up and gasoline costs keep pretty low. Whereas each of those are good issues, it has affected the quantity of small automobile selections. Hey, it’s what it’s. Fortunately,....




Assessment: 2018 Chevrolet Cruze Hatch Diesel

Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Hatch - Subcompact Culture 2018 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Hatch. Phrases by Andy Lilienthal. Photographs by Mercedes Lilienthal. Let’s simply get all this out on the desk. Volkswagen was the king of diesel automobiles within the U.S. till this entire dieselgate factor occurred. As you are seemingly nicely conscious, VW was caught dishonest on emissions testing in late 2015 and the entire thing resulted in a world scandal. At this second, VW not presents its previously widespread TDI-powered automobiles in North America. As this entire debacle was taking place, Chevrolet was making ready to supply its compact Cruze Sedan on the market in North America with a 1.6-liter turbodiesel engine. Chevy was basically watching its future competitors unravel earlier than its very eyes simply because it was about to deliver its personal diesel providing to market. I wager that was an attention-grabbing time within the GM workplaces. They need to’ve....