Category: Auto Reviews

2018 Mahindra Alturas G4 overview, take a look at drive

What’s it? The Alturas G4 is Mahindra’s newest flagship SUV. Principally a second-generation SsangYong Rexton, the SUV that can now be bought as a Mahindra, was first displayed earlier this yr on the Auto Expo. A direct rival to old-school SUVs just like the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour, the Alturas makes use of a tricky ladder-frame chassis for higher power and rigidity, will get seven seats, and, like its rivals, will get four-wheel drive and low vary. Not like the sooner SUV bought in India, the brand new Rexton, nonetheless, isn’t primarily based on the Mercedes M-class structure. Mahindra says the chassis is all new, and the Alturas can be powered by Ssangyong’s personal 178hp, 2.2-litre frequent rail diesel engine. What has been carried over from Mercedes is a model of the 7-Gtronic torque converter-based computerized gearbox. Additionally a number of occasions extra interesting is the design. The bluff....




2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE assessment, take a look at drive

The GLE wasn’t at all times a GLE. In 1997, Mercedes launched its M-class SUV, and it was solely with the SUV’s third-generation facelift in 2015 that the mannequin converted to the GLE nomenclature, signifying its positioning as an E-model SUV. Now in its fourth era, the GLE has grown a good bit. Its strains could lend it a smooth profile however, standing subsequent to it, you do realise that in comparison with its predecessor, the brand new SUV is certainly greater – it is 105mm longer, on sure fashions the entrance and rear observe width has elevated by 25 and 30mm, respectively, and there’s a 12mm improve in width. Top, nonetheless, has gone down by 24mm. Weight hasn’t gone down however Mercedes claims that with comparable ranges of kit, the brand new GLE isn’t heavier than its earlier era. And that is due to using extra aluminium and excessive energy metal and likewise....


Audi A1

“Sporty trying A1 affords the complete Audi expertise distilled right into a supermini bundle” Now in its second era, the Audi A1 sits virtually alone within the luxurious supermini class. Its solely direct rival is the MINI hatchback, with the style-led Fiat 500 and DS three current as barely much less luxurious however cheaper options too. Because the unique A1 arrived in 2010, requirements amongst ‘strange’ small hatchbacks have risen sharply. The most recent Volkswagen Polo is stylish in and out, whereas the SEAT Ibiza and Ford Fiesta rival rule the roost for driver attraction. In the meantime, the A1 stood just about nonetheless in design phrases, leaving it trying just a little dated subsequent to the newcomers. With the most recent A1, Audi is searching for to reassert itself because the premium supermini producer to beat. It is created a small automotive to excel by way of consolation and....




2018 Mercedes-AMG G 63 video overview

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Kia Ceed GT Line evaluate, take a look at drive

What’s it? The Ceed is to Kia what the Golf is to Volkswagen. That’s to say, it is a big and really Euro-centric hatchback. Now in its third era, the Ceed has helped set up Kia in Europe’s fiercely aggressive C section. However how is it related to us in India, you ask? Nicely, what you see may very well be what you get. The Korean carmaker is significantly contemplating the massive hatchback for India, maybe for a 2020 launch. The mannequin won’t be a quantity driver (Kia will assemble it from CKD kits, ought to it go on sale) however will probably be a model builder. Kia believes that there’s a marketplace for a premium, sporty hatchback in India and that its goal clientele will probably be open to the concept of spending govt sedan cash on one thing like a Ceed.  Kia executives had spoken of doing issues....




Honda CR-V Hybrid

Intelligent fuel-saving know-how makes the hybrid our favorite CR-V Diesel’s fall from favour within the UK was behind Honda’s choice to not add a diesel mannequin to the CR-V lineup when the automobile was launched in 2017. Drivers searching for elevated gasoline economic system and decrease emissions are as a substitute left with this petrol-electric hybrid model. Aside from the Toyota RAV4 hybrid and Kia Niro, there aren’t many hybrid SUVs to select from. That is set to vary, with extra automobile producers pledging to introduce electrified variations of widespread fashions. The massive query, then, is whether or not the CR-V hybrid can fill the footwear of the diesel that is now not supplied. The reply relies on the way you anticipate to make use of your loved ones SUV. Honda’s declare of 51.4mpg compares favourably to the 39.8mpg supplied by the standard four-wheel drive petrol CVT mannequin, and is....


Fiat Abarth Punto long run evaluation, fourth report

Our tuned Abarth has drastically minimize down my journey time. What was earlier a two-and-a-half-hour commute to the workplace is now down to simply an hour and a half – a complete hour shorter. And the reason being this: I take the practice now. Let me clarify. The Punto’s ECU has had some particular tweaking carried out by Peter Chacko of Pete’s Efficiency in Cochin, and our little scorching hatch now places out 170hp and 270Nm of torque towards the inventory automobile’s 145hp and 212Nm. So, sure, it’s quick, however, sadly, not very environment friendly. Drive it arduous, as you naturally would, and the effectivity drops to six or 7kpl. In fact, I did see low double-digit figures, however that’s solely when feathering the throttle and holding an eagle eye on revs. There’s no level driving an Abarth like that, so it’s now my weekend automobile – and boy, what....




Citroen C5 Aircross

“The expectation was that the Citroen C5 Aircross would excel when it got here to consolation and journey high quality, and sadly it doesn’t” When the Citroen C5 hatchback disappeared from showrooms, it left a niche on the prime of the French producer’s mannequin vary. With SUV gross sales persevering with to drag forward of extra conventional sorts of household automotive, it comes as little shock that the C5’s efficient substitute – the C5 Aircross – needs to be an SUV alongside the strains of the smaller Citroen C3 Aircross. The C5 Aircross shares its underpinnings with the Peugeot 3008 and fights a military of rivals that embody the Nissan Qashqai, Renault Kadjar, SEAT Ateca, Skoda Karoq, Ford Kuga, Vauxhall Grandland X and Kia Sportage. • Carbuyer’s finest SUVs you should buy right now Given how distinctive the C3 Aircross is, Citroen had the awkward activity of constructing the C5....


2018 Mini Cooper SD Countryman India overview, take a look at drive

What’s it? The second-generation Mini Countryman does a greater job of its temporary than its predecessor. This time round there may be genuinely sufficient house and practicality for it to work credibly as a luxurious SUV for the household. It’s nonetheless extremely enjoyable to drive, and if that’s your precedence, the petrol Cooper S (which we drove earlier within the yr) would go well with you greatest, but when practicality and sensibility is your focus, maybe you’d be extra on this diesel Cooper SD. What’s most fascinating concerning the Countryman is, as a result of in contrast to the opposite Minis, it’s regionally assembled and never imported, you’ll be able to’t customise them or select any choices – you get a set spec for every of the three variants with various ranges of apparatus, and all you get to decide on is the color. That is uncommon as a result of customisation is a giant....




2018 Tata Tigor JTP evaluation, check drive

What’s it? Consider the Tigor JTP as a Tata Tigor with a complete lot extra spice. Together with the Tiago JTP, the Tigor JTP is the primary of the merchandise from JT Particular Autos or JTSV – a three way partnership between Tata Motors and Coimbatore-based Jayem Automotives that’s huge within the enterprise of racing. In its transformation from mainstream Tigor to racier Tigor JTP, the compact sedan has been upgraded with a extra highly effective engine, an enhanced suspension and sportier particulars exterior and in. And as you’ll study, all of it comes collectively very properly. What’s it like on the skin? The fashionable and distinctive Tigor was already a very good base to construct upon; the JTP’s styling bundle brings in the fitting dose of sportiness. There’s a brand new entrance bumper, the grille will get a brand new honeycomb mesh and there’s even a vent on the bonnet that truly does the job of channeling sizzling air from the engine....


2018 Mercedes-Benz C220d assessment, take a look at drive

Mercedes-Benz has given the C-class a mid-life facelift, and to freshen issues up, it will get beauty updates and a few function additions. Nonetheless, the spotlight is its all-new BS-VI-compliant 2.Zero-litre diesel engine, obtainable in two states of tune – 194hp and 245hp, in its 220d and 300d guise, respectively. Since we’ve already pushed the 300d and elaborated on the modifications earlier, we’ll focus solely on the 220d, which is extra more likely to enchantment to a wider set of patrons resulting from its lower cost tag of Rs 40-44.25 lakh, as in comparison with the pricier 300d’s Rs 48.50 lakh. The OM654 engine powering this C-class earlier made its debut within the E-class; nonetheless, within the C-class, it will get a diesel particulate filter (DPF), a selective catalytic discount (SCR) unit and an AdBlue tank – all of which make this motor meet the stricter, cleaner BS-VI emission requirements,....




2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R vs Nissan GT-R comparability

To say I’m being unaccommodating is an understatement. Hell, I’ll admit I’m being downright egocentric at this level too. For one, it’s excessive midday on a blistering scorching day, and on high of that, we solely have a treasured few hours with this dream duo (it’s a comparability check anybody with a primary information of automobiles and the alphabet can be dying to do) earlier than they’re loaded into separate vehicles and packed off on lonely journeys dwelling. Kuldeep, digicam plonked in his lap, sulks away within the passenger seat, and never even the wildly fluctuating G-forces can flip his frown the other way up. All he desires is to cease and take a photograph and I received’t let him. The Land of the Rising Solar Sorry, however that is my first time having a correct go in a Nissan GT-R and, although I’ve heard each single excited rave, from....


Volkswagen California

“The Volkswagen California is the right travelling automobile by which to relaxation after vacation enjoyable” Volkswagen is without doubt one of the few automotive producers that gives a factory-built camper. Primarily based on the Volkswagen Transporter van, which can be obtainable in Volkswagen Caravelle individuals provider type, the VW California is the most recent evolution of a theme that is been working for the reason that 1950s. Even these with no particular curiosity in vehicles shall be accustomed to the Volkswagen camper van. It is turn into an icon of surf tradition, related to sun-drenched coastlines, crashing waves and a Seashore Boys soundtrack. Nevertheless, regardless of its title and cultural connection, the Volkswagen California camper hasn’t really been supplied within the US for many years. Picture 1 of 20 Its title is likely to be a deliberate ploy to money in on a lot beloved heritage, however the Volkswagen California....




2018 Jaguar F-Kind P300 evaluation, check drive

Jaguar describes the F-Kind P300 as “the feisty younger brother”. Nicely, that may very well be fairly controversial; sure, it’s nonetheless the F-Kind and it does put out a good 296hp however it’s nonetheless only a 2.Zero-litre, four-cylinder turbo-charged engine. Examine that to its 543hp super-charged V8 sibling. Feisty? There was just one approach to discover out. We now have the coupé model (there’s additionally a convertible) and I head out with it on the break of daybreak to Aamby Valley. The factor about driving right here from Mumbai is that the route affords an important mixture of tough and easy roads with average visitors that thins out progressively and leads to a delightfully quick and twisty part. Contemplating the truth that I had already pushed the 543hp super-charged V8 mannequin, I wasn’t very excited with the considered the all-new 2.Zero-litre engine placing out simply 296hp. However as visitors thinned,....


BMW Z4 roadster

“The newest BMW Z4 affords good, old school enjoyable, however lighter rivals are extra thrilling”   BMW has put the Z4 badge on two very completely different vehicles prior to now. Each have been, ostensibly, sports activities vehicles, however the second era redefined itself as a refined, luxurious cruiser with a folding hard-top roof. This third-generation Z4 goes again to fundamentals, with an enormous, highly effective six-cylinder engine, rear wheel drive and solely a canvas prime for defense from the weather. At the very least that is the way it appears to be like on paper. The truth is, the Z4 – a automotive developed in parallel with the newest Toyota Supra and sharing a lot of that automotive’s construction – is something however primary. Each model is lavishly outfitted and fairly completely different to lots of the different sports activities vehicles you should buy at present; the Porsche 718....




McLaren 600LT coupe

The breathtaking McLaren 600LT is sharper and extra involving than the 570S Anybody who wished that the spectacular McLaren 570S was simply that little bit sharper, extra highly effective and extra responsive will likely be delighted that the 600LT has arrived. It provides an additional 30bhp to the 570S’ energy output to provide 592bhp in complete, drops the Zero-62mph time beneath the magic three-second mark, and unlocks a prime velocity of 204mph. Going extraordinarily quick in a straight line is only one string to the 600LT’s bow. Whereas extra firmly arrange than the 570S, it’s nonetheless remarkably snug whenever you wish to loosen up, matching the smoothness of an govt saloon on the motorway. And whereas its mounted racing seats seem intimidating, there isn’t any scarcity of consolation whenever you’re behind the wheel. Picture 2 of 16 McLaren expects the 600LT for use for extra than simply cruising, which is....


2018 Tata Nexon long run overview, ultimate report

As the image above ought to inform you, I’ve been moderately content material with having the Tata Nexon to myself. Regardless of every kind of bikes and scooters making an attempt their greatest to tempt me, I selected to spend the wettest a part of 2018 commuting within the Tata Nexon – so what if it doubled the time it took me to get to work? I actually do like my SUVs and – an sincere confession – I wasn’t an on the spot fan of the Nexon after I first noticed it. To my conservative style (in vehicles, no less than), the Nexon gave the impression to be making an attempt too onerous to impress. Its extroverted bodywork, coupé-like roofline and that far-from- understated blue was all a bit a lot for me to deal with, however I don’t suppose it’s essential to take into account the aesthetic opinion....




2018 BMW i3s evaluate, take a look at drive

What’s it? It has been 5 years for the reason that i3 joined BMW’s worldwide line-up, but it stays probably the most distinctive fashions to put on the propeller badge. Together with the i8 hybrid sportscar, the all-electric i3 constitutes BMW’s ‘i’ sub-brand that is centred on sustainability and low emissions. The i3 will not be on sale in India as but however BMW has introduced in just a few items to function know-how demonstrators to authorities our bodies, and to gauge if there’s certainly a marketplace for a high-end electrical hatchback as this. The mannequin with us is the i3s, a sportier model launched alongside the up to date i3 final yr. Vary-extender variants that add in a two-cylinder engine – which solely acts as a generator to juice up the battery – can be an choice on each variations overseas. What’s it like on the skin? The i3....


2019 Volkswagen Touareg assessment, check drive

Volkswagen vehicles should work somewhat tougher in India. In our market, which is dominated by Asian manufacturers that focus extra on delivering most bang-for-buck worth above all else, VW has all the time caught to its weapons and put engineering, expertise and that fastidiously German construct high quality first. Consequently, VWs are usually dearer, and whereas that received’t put them on the bestsellers record every month, it has earned them an unique clientele that may settle for nothing lower than the premium expertise they unquestionably supply. However that’s within the mass-market segments; what occurs whenever you put a VW amongst full-on luxurious vehicles? Positive, the Passat and Tiguan are already knocking on the expensive doorways of Audi, BMW and Mercedes, however one Volkswagen has all the time put out an open problem to the massive boys. What’s it? The Touareg is now in its third era (each earlier variations have....




Cupra Ateca SUV

“The Cupra Ateca is an completed efficiency SUV at a tempting value” It says so much for the growing recognition of SUVs that Cupra, newly established as a standalone model, ought to launch a sporty model of the SEAT Ateca as its first automobile. There’s technique within the insanity – dalliance in such a well-liked a part of the market may shortly set up Cupra as a revered identify, having beforehand been reserved for go-faster variations of the SEAT Ibiza and SEAT Leon household hatchbacks. Picture 2 of 21 What’s extra, a real high-performance SUV is one thing of a world-first at this value level – the Skoda Kodiaq vRS is carefully associated beneath the floor however it’s far much less highly effective than the Cupra, whose turbocharged, 296bhp 2.Zero-litre petrol engine permits a Zero-62mph time of simply 5.2 seconds. Its 153mph high velocity is probably much less related however....


2018 Hyundai Santro video evaluation

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2018 Tata Tiago JTP overview, check drive

What’s it? For much too lengthy, Tata Motors has teased performance-oriented ideas primarily based on its hatchbacks however has by no means adopted by by truly placing them on sale. Issues change with the Tiago JTP that is accomplished the journey from present flooring to showroom flooring. Alongwith the Tigor JTP, the Tiago JTP is the primary of the merchandise from JT Particular Veicles or JTSV – a joint enterprise between Tata Motors and Coimbatore-based Jayem Automotives that is huge within the enterprise of racing. The vehicles have been labored on by Jayem however manufacturing is on the identical line as the usual Tiago at Tata’s plant in Sanand. So, as Tata Motors executives level out, that is no temperemental skunkworks undertaking automotive. The Tiago JTPs are provided with the identical warranties and have the identical service intervals as the usual Tiago. That is the background story, over to the automotive.   In short, the Tiago....


2018 Hyundai Santro evaluation, take a look at drive

For Hyundai to call its new hatchback ‘Santro’ is a present of nice confidence from the Korean model, and it’s not onerous to see why. The Santro was its first automotive in India, and one which’s received a robust place within the Indian individuals’s hearts and minds. Furthermore, it was the primary strong mass-market various to the may of Maruti Suzuki – contemporary in design, excessive on high quality, great on house and, but, moderately good worth. It set the template for all Hyundais that may observe. The opposite factor that resounded with Indian patrons was the time period Hyundai coined – ‘tall boy’, which went on to signify not simply the Santro, however the entire section of vehicles, just like the WagonR, which used their top to maximise house. That’s some legacy, however the Santro was finally outdated by the i10 and the Grand i10, which had been greater....




BMW eight Sequence coupe

The luxurious BMW eight Sequence coupe is most at house on an extended, quick motorway journey, however does not object once you take the twisty route house. The final time BMW provided an eight Sequence, it was the late 1990s and the automotive trade was very totally different. Luxurious SUVs had but to essentially take off, and the smooth, square-shouldered BMW eight Sequence was the final word embodiment of what the German model knew about making vehicles. Now the eight Sequence has returned – it nonetheless assumes a flagship function, however does so with firm from the upcoming BMW X7 SUV. There isn’t any scarcity of luxurious two-door coupes out there right this moment, and the eight Sequence faces competitors from rivals as numerous because the Lexus LC, Mercedes S-Class coupe, Audi R8 and Porsche 911, to not point out the Aston Martin Vantage and Mercedes-AMG GT. Maybe properly, BMW....


Volvo S60 T8 Twin Engine hybrid

Excessive fuel-efficiency claims and a glowing flip of velocity are key options of the S60 TwinEngine plug-in hybrid however enthusiastic drivers may not be satisfied   Volvo is undoubtedly one of many first marques that involves thoughts when plug-in hybrid expertise is talked about. The Volvo XC90 SUV was the primary automobile from the Swedish model to make use of it, and electrified petrol engines can now be discovered within the smaller Volvo XC60 in addition to the flagship Volvo S90 saloon. The Volvo S60 saloon – sister to the Volvo V60 property – is a crucial mannequin within the model’s line-up, burdened as it’s with the duty of tempting consumers away from the BMW three Collection, Mercedes C-Class and Audi A4. Its plug-in hybrid variations have a giant function to play in a world more and more turning its again on diesel energy. Picture 1 of eight There is....




2018 Datsun Go, Go+ video evaluation

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2018 Mercedes-AMG G 63 evaluation, take a look at drive

Few cars have managed to retain and protect their iconic character just like the G Wagen. Having began life as a military automobile, the G, brief for ‘GeländeWagen’, was conceived as an out and out navy workhorse, however through the years it has turn out to be a method assertion for the wealthy. And the most recent one is not any totally different. Sure, on paper, it’s much more civilised now and it will get a ton of recent facilities, however by simply it, you possibly can inform it is nonetheless very a lot the brash, ladder-frame, go-over-anything SUV that all of us love. EYES ON TARGET These not loopy about automobiles can have a moderately robust time attempting to establish the outgoing model from the brand new one. Now, normally, that’s a detrimental level, however within the G Wagen’s case, it spells nice information. You see, the G is that uncommon....




Mercedes S 560 e hybrid saloon

“The S 560 e makes a fantastic ‘inexperienced’ limousine and is an effective alternative for S-Class patrons who spend a lot of the their time driving on the town” There have been each plug-in and non-plug-in hybrid variations of the Mercedes S-Class beforehand, however due to enhancements in battery expertise, the S 560 e is the primary hybrid S-Class able to travelling a distance of any significance on electrical energy alone. The automotive is powered by a three.Zero-litre V6 petrol engine and an electrical motor related to a 13.5kWh battery. Together, the hybrid setup gives a really respectable 469bhp and is able to powering the automotive utterly electrically for round 30 miles. • Click on right here for Carbuyer’s full Mercedes S-Class assessment Whereas straight-line velocity is great for such a big automotive (Zero-62mph takes 5 seconds), official financial system figures of 113mpg and 57g/km CO2 emissions additionally make the....


2018 Porsche Cayenne Turbo video evaluate

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2018 Porsche Cayenne Turbo evaluation, take a look at drive

What’s it? My first few moments with the brand new Cayenne are spent scratching my head. Normally, photographs don’t do a automobile justice, and when your eyes are allowed to soak up all three dimensions from each potential route, nuances that you simply maybe missed earlier than emerge. Not this time. The Cayenne appears to be like precisely as I noticed it within the photos – virtually equivalent to its predecessor, aside from the rear, the place an LED mild band connects the brand new, slimmer LED tail-lamps. I do one other walk-around and provides it a twice-over, and maybe, from the rear, it appears to be like a bit stockier and never fairly as curvaceous (the glasshouse seems to have been widened and lowered). Additionally contributing to the blockier look are the large, rectangular air intakes on this Turbo model (which open and shut relying on cooling wants, by....


Mercedes A-Class saloon

“The Mercedes A-Class saloon is stuffed with the most recent expertise, however with a extra conservative and slippery form than the hatchback” Anybody contemplating a Mercedes A-Class could also be stunned to be taught a saloon can be obtainable in showrooms. The three-box bodystyle is one thing of a dying breed within the UK, however consider the A-Class saloon as a mini-Mercedes C-Class and it might start to carry extra enchantment. The small four-door even has a number of benefits over its massive brother, beginning with its svelte form. Mercedes designers and engineers have spent many hours optimising the most recent A-Class within the wind tunnel, not solely making it probably the most aerodynamic automobile it sells, however that any producer sells, which pays dividends for effectivity, emissions and refinement. Secondly, the A-Class has Mercedes’ newest and biggest infotainment system, which is extra highly effective than the one within the....




Mercedes E 300 e hybrid

“Clean, quick Mercedes E300e hybrid combines luxurious and large fuel-efficiency claims” Those that dwell out of city would possibly solely encounter heavy visitors on in the course of the ultimate portion of the each day commute. It is in these circumstances, the place the roads get congested, gradual and polluted, petrol hybrid actually is sensible – and the Mercedes E 300 e plug-in is a compelling possibility for many who face that sticky city slog to work day by day. It is a direct rival to the BMW 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid, and can quickly tackle plug-in variations of the Audi A6. All three mix a strong petrol engine, a compact battery pack and an electrical motor that is able to propelling the automotive with out the petrol engine operating, emitting no air pollution because it does so. • Carbuyer’s greatest plug-in and hybrid vehicles you should buy as we....


2017 Hyundai Tucson long run assessment, fifth report

Good seems, spacious interiors, punchy engine and frugal nature – these have all the time been the Tucson’s strengths. They’re additionally the explanations which have made me maintain on to this explicit long-termer for some time now. Because it joined our fleet in February final 12 months, the Tucson has undertaken loads of long-distance drives and has even been pushed throughout the border to Nepal! It has undoubtedly earned a fame for being an awesome freeway cruiser and tops my record in our long-term fleet for every time I plan a drive out of city. It’s travelled regularly to Nashik, Mahabaleshwar and Goa, and aside from these lengthy drives, I additionally clock about 60-odd kilometres on my every day commute. Our Tucson is a top-of-the-line GLS variant loaded with options which have actually spoilt me. The keyless entry-and-go, for instance, could be very helpful to get into the Tucson and....




2018 Bajaj Qute video evaluate

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2018 Datsun Go evaluate, check drive

What’s it? The Go was the launch car for Datsun’s rebirth. The mannequin received a high-voltage launch in New Delhi and was pitched because the automobile that might upset the applecart in India’s finances hatchback section. Nonetheless, the response to the mannequin was tepid and the zero-star crash check score by World NCAP early into the automobile’s life did it no favours both. Datsun has been tweaking the automobile through the years (together with structural updates, we’re informed) however what you see right here is the primary massive replace to the mannequin. It’s received revised styling, a redone cabin and extra gear, and Datsun has additionally upgraded the automobile’s security suite. Impressively, twin airbags, ABS with EBD and brake help, and rear parking sensors are actually normal match. That’s fairly a step up from the outgoing mannequin, which didn’t get ABS in any respect and solely provided a driver’s facet....




Mercedes C 300 de hybrid

“The Mercedes C 300 de bucks the pattern by pairing plug-in hybrid know-how with a contemporary diesel engine, to nice impact” Whereas most producers are shifting away from diesel engines, Mercedes has noticed a chance. The result’s this: the Mercedes C 300 de plug-in hybrid, combining the producer’s newest 2.Zero-litre turbodiesel engine with a sizeable battery pack and electrical motor. In principle, this could give drivers the very best of each worlds – long-distance cruising means with spectacular gasoline financial system, and the power to finish many commutes utilizing electrical energy alone with the ensuing price financial savings. On a full cost, the C 300 de is able to driving as much as 35 miles earlier than the diesel engine wakes up, and that features the flexibleness of an electrical prime velocity of over 80mph, so it is not restricted to city work. That electrical vary unsurprisingly offers the C....


2018 Ford Aspire video overview

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Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV

“The Rolls-Royce Cullinan is the model’s first SUV, redefining the higher reaches of the marketplace for luxurious and bespoke craftsmanship” Identify your first SUV after the most important and most flawless diamond ever discovered, and it is clear you are not messing round. Weighing in at just below three tonnes, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan is a giant deal in each sense. It is the primary SUV from the enduring British luxurious producer, fitted with a 6.75-litre V12 petrol engine and choices that embody a fold-out seat for watching polo matches. Ranging from £250,000, the Cullinan additionally manages to make the Bentley Bentayga look comparatively inexpensive, costing from round £140,000. And that is earlier than you make your Cullinan a really bespoke merchandise, like most shoppers (as Rolls-Royce refers to its house owners) will select to do. Picture 1 of 19 Regardless of its colossal 563bhp twin-turbo engine, the Cullinan is not....


2018 Hyundai Santro overview, monitor drive

WHAT IS IT? The Hyundai Santro, very like its model ambassador Shah Rukh Khan, is a automotive that wants no introduction. It is the automotive that began all of it for Hyundai in India. Though it wasn’t very engaging to have a look at, it had a peppy responsive engine that was mild and straightforward to drive, and it got here with many segment-firsts. Now Hyundai has introduced its tall boy again; nicely, form of. With the brand new Santro, the model needs to choose up from the place the earlier one left off. Whereas the Santro’s greater and extra upmarket successors such because the i10 and the Grand i10 have seen a good measure of success, the Eon – the automotive which the brand new Santro ought to finally exchange – did not. The brand new automotive appears to be like extra engaging than the Eon. Gone are free,....




2018 Ford Aspire assessment, check drive

What’s it? Ford has taken its time updating its compact sedan, the Aspire. The excellent news, nevertheless, is that it has accomplished a fairly thorough job. It appears to be like extra grown up now, that is for positive, what with its extra refined headlight and grille combo. Ford has used much more bling within the nostril, and with the decrease a part of the chin completed in black, the brand new Aspire appears to be like sportier too. There aren’t many modifications to the rear apart from the redesigned bumper, however what Ford has accomplished is upped the wheel measurement; top-spec Aspires now run on 15-inch alloy wheels shod with 195/55 R15 tyres. The larger multi-spoke alloys have a easy but stylish design and the wheels now look extra proportionate. Additionally new are the petrol engines and gearboxes (all three). The earlier 88hp, 1.2-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine has been....


2018 Lamborghini Urus India video evaluation

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2018 Bajaj Qute assessment, check drive

What’s it? Let’s begin with what the Qute is just not. And that could be a automotive. Sure, the Qute has 4 wheels however a automotive it isn’t. This can be a important level to grasp as a result of the Qute is just not ruled by the identical laws because the vehicles you and I are acquainted with. What the Qute truly is, is India’s first ‘quadricycle’. Assume mid-way level between a three-wheeler and a standard automotive and also you’ll be shut. The ‘quadricycle’ automobile class itself is new to India, having been formally notified by the federal government only some months in the past. The very fact is the standing of quadricycles has been the topic of a lot debate in authorities think-tanks, stakeholder conferences and even the courts for over half a decade. This could clarify the six-year gestation interval between Bajaj exhibiting the primary idea (often....