Category: Auto Reviews

SEAT Leon ST Cupra R property

“The limited-production SEAT Leon ST Cupra R is vastly quick and thrilling, however can nonetheless carry out a Leon’s traditional household duties” The SEAT Leon ST Cupra R may be very more likely to be the quickest model of SEAT’s small property to ever include a producer’s guarantee. It has been designed for hardcore followers of the Cupra mannequin who suppose the usual automotive may use some additional energy and exclusivity. Picture 15 of 16 Simply 150 are being bought within the UK, and those that do signal on the dotted line will likely be handled to a sizzling property that is extra enjoyable to drive than the Volkswagen Golf R Property, but additionally barely extra expensive. Each share the identical 296bhp 2.Zero-litre turbocharged petrol engine, which sends its energy to all 4 wheels to keep away from overwhelming the entrance tyres. Acceleration is simple due to a rapid-fire seven-speed....




2019 BMW X7 video evaluation

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BMW X7 SUV

“The BMW X7 is a large SUV that looks like a high-riding limousine, showcasing the producer’s newest expertise” The BMW X7 is the German producer’s first Vary Rover rival, sitting on the high of its SUV vary and providing the consolation of a high-riding limousine in a taller and extra trendy package deal. It is the crowning glory of a spread that now spans from the small BMW X1, all through to a big SUV coupe within the form of the BMW X6. The X7 is noticeably larger than the BMW X5, measuring nicely over 5 metres in size and two metres large; it’s, in truth, larger than most different vehicles on the street. Regardless of being fully new, you will not fail to recognise the X7 as a BMW SUV, albeit one with stretched proportions. That’s due to BMW’s kidney grille, which has grown dramatically right here as an....




2019 BMW X7 xDrive40i overview, check drive

What’s it? BMW’s new flagship SUV, the X7 is headed to India quickly. When it arrives, the BMW X7 will include three.Zero-litre six-cylinder petrol and diesel engine choices, which might be adopted by the range-topping X7 M50d variant at a later date. The usual X7 fashions – the xDrive40i and xDrive30d – might be obtainable in three trims every, together with the top-spec M Sport bundle. The mannequin examined right here is the petrol-engined X7 xDrive40i M Sport. One factor’s for certain, the X7 appears to be like like no BMW earlier than. The nostril is big and imposing, the slim headlamps look cool after which there’s the huge, huge BMW kidney grille – one of many SUV’s greatest speaking factors. Is it too massive? Certain it’s. Does it spoil the look of the automotive? Nicely, I type of thought it did earlier, however after seeing BMW’s super-tanker within the....


XUV300 vs EcoSport vs Nexon vs Vitara Brezza comparability video

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Volkswagen T-Cross overview, check drive

What’s it? VW has been in hibernation mode in India for a while. However come late 2020, early 2021, it should go on a product offensive with launches in contrast to something the German model has launched right here earlier than. The primary of those made-in-India vehicles would be the VW T-Cross. Particularly tailored for our market, and particularly focused on the Hyundai Creta, the India-spec T-Cross, nonetheless, will differ from this Euro-spec automotive significantly. It will likely be constructed on an extended wheelbase, have a extra of a rugged look, and there’ll even be a extra highly effective petrol engine. VW calls this sub-platform ‘MQB A0 IN’. For India, and other than being bigger, the modifications made will even make it extra inexpensive. VW designers have accomplished an excellent job on the European T-Cross. Aside from the newborn Tiguan vibe, what the T-Cross additionally has is a pleasant steadiness. On one....


2018 Tata Tigor AMT long run evaluate, remaining report

The Tata Tigor AMT joined our long-term fleet in June 2018. Since then, it has been my go-to experience to move to work. I want choosing one long-termer and spending most of my time with that car; I change solely when the requirement for extra seats or extra baggage room arises. And after spending greater than eight months with the Tigor, I had gotten fairly accustomed to it. Additionally, its fashionable exteriors, projector headlamps with black inserts, massive alloy wheels and the stubby but distinctive rear styling received many praises. Tata Motors has learnt the best way to make its vehicles feel and appear upmarket, not simply from the skin but in addition on the within. The premium materials used on the dashboard, the chunky steering wheel, the not-so-soft-not-so exhausting seats had been appreciated by my members of the family, and even by passengers who personal vehicles which might be....




2019 Ford Figo facelift video overview

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2019 Ford Figo facelift assessment, check drive

What’s it? The much-awaited replace of Ford’s hatchback will get plenty of modifications inside out and in addition will get a brand new set of petrol engines. The automotive you see right here is the top-of-the-line Titanium Blu variant, which will get a sportier-looking, all-black grille in what Ford calls a ‘mobile’ design and C-shaped fog lamp housings with blue accents. The black roof and black 15-inch alloy wheels are a pleasant distinction to the physique color and make it stand out within the crowd. There are only a few modifications to the rear; the Ford Figo facelift will get a redesigned bumper, and there’s no escaping the truth that the Titanium Blu variant appears very like the earlier Figo’s Sports activities Version, which was launched in 2017. Nevertheless, the small particulars to the design do properly to distinguish it from the earlier automotive. It’s additionally value noting that the lesser Titanium trim doesn’t get the distinction roof, sticks....




Lamborghini Huracán Evo evaluate, take a look at drive

Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata. It sounds fairly excessive tech and coolly Italian, and it’s. Abbreviated to LDVI, it’s a extremely subtle pc that’s the coronary heart, or extra accurately, the mind of the brand new Lamborghini Huracán Evo. The system controls the important thing features of the automobile – like its engine, gearbox, steering, suspension and brakes – to make the hardcore supercar much less daunting and simpler to drive. Extra importantly, LDVI additionally represents contemporary considering at Lamborghini: to make its prospects really feel like gods behind the wheel – fairly the other of what the terrifying-at-the-limit Aventador first did. No supercar proprietor likes to assume that he isn’t an important driver, however the fact is, a big majority of them merely don’t have expertise to come back anyplace near assembly their automobile’s potential. LDVI, nevertheless, guarantees to raise their driving expertise to make them assume they’re higher drivers....


DS three Crossback SUV

“The DS three is a cool small SUV accessible with petrol, diesel or electrical energy. It is good to drive, however might do with a bit extra inside area” You’ve got most likely heard that SUVs are flying out of showrooms, and extra particularly, upmarket small SUVs like this DS three Crossback are proving to be particularly fascinating with automobile consumers. Producers have rushed to fulfill the uptake, releasing fashions just like the Audi Q2, BMW X2, and Volkswagen T-Roc to affix the most recent MINI Countryman. All share a eager deal with model, with large grilles, brilliant headlights and swooping rooflines which might be positive to be well-liked with automobile consumers. Picture 2 of 16 Apart from its seems, the DS three Crossback has a number of extra placing options too. For a begin, it is going to be amongst the primary small SUVs with an all-electric model, following....




Vary Rover Evoque SUV

“Boasting comparable styling to the earlier mannequin, the brand new Vary Rover Evoque options an array of recent expertise and is likely one of the most luxurious small SUVs” The brand new Vary Rover Evoque is a alternative for Land Rover’s smallest SUV, and minor styling adjustments cover sweeping variations beneath. It’s a troublesome second album for the British firm, because the earlier technology Evoque was its best-seller even because the automobile entered its twilight years. It faces SUVs such because the Mercedes GLC Coupe, BMW X4, Audi Q3 and Jaguar E-Tempo, which the Evoque shares a platform with. The unique Evoque went on sale in 2011. It introduced the luxurious of the Vary Rover right into a extra manageable, extra reasonably priced measurement, however critics mocked the Evoque for its modern fashion. Victoria Beckham is claimed to have had affect over the design, worrying followers of the model that....


Porsche 911 Cabriolet

“The Porsche 911 Cabriolet affords convertible thrills with only a few downsides” Because it first appeared on the 1981 Frankfurt Motor Present, the Porsche 911 Cabriolet has been one of the vital wanted convertible sports activities vehicles. This success has solely continued to develop as every mannequin has advanced to change into quicker, sharper and much more thrilling to drive. The 911 Cabriolet has change into a continuing amongst rivals which have change into as diversified because the front-engined, Jaguar F-Sort V8 convertible, the mid-engined Audi R8 Spyder with its wailing V10, and the ultra-technical McLaren 570S Spider that is constructed round a carbon fibre tub. Picture 1 of 12 All have their inherent benefits and downsides, however the 911 Cabriolet has remained a terrific all-rounder. Its tweaked three.Zero-litre flat-six petrol engine with intelligent turbocharging makes it outrageously quick – getting from Zero-62mph in as little as three.6 seconds. This....




Volkswagen T-Cross SUV

“The Volkswagen T-Cross is without doubt one of the class leaders within the small SUV sector.” The Volkswagen T-Cross is the corporate’s fifth SUV, and it’s the smallest of a group that now contains the T-Roc, Tiguan, Tiguan Allspace and the flagship Touareg. It goals to capitalise on the present demand for compact but sensible SUVs, and joins a category saturated with glorious rivals, together with the Renault Captur, Nissan Juke, SEAT Arona and Citroen C3 Aircross. Volkswagen’s first SUV as we all know it now was the unique Touareg. The corporate did make four-wheel-drive automobiles throughout World Battle 2 utilizing the Beetle’s underpinnings, however its first luxurious SUV first went on sale in 2002. Since then, the Touareg has been joined by the mid-size Tiguan, with the seven-seat Tiguan Allspace and smaller T-Roc including to the line-up in 2017. The T-Cross is an all-new mannequin, utilizing the identical underpinnings....


2019 Mahindra XUV300 petrol video evaluation

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Lamborghini Huracán Evo assessment, take a look at drive

Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata. It sounds fairly excessive tech and coolly Italian, and it’s. Abbreviated to LDVI, it’s a extremely subtle laptop that’s the coronary heart, or extra appropriately, the mind of the brand new Lamborghini Huracán Evo. The system controls the important thing features of the automotive – like its engine, gearbox, steering, suspension and brakes – to make the hardcore supercar much less daunting and simpler to drive. Extra importantly, LDVI additionally represents contemporary considering at Lamborghini: to make its prospects really feel like gods behind the wheel – fairly the alternative of what the terrifying-at-the-limit Aventador first did. No supercar proprietor likes to assume that he isn’t an important driver, however the reality is, a big majority of them merely don’t have expertise to return wherever near assembly their automotive’s potential. LDVI, nonetheless, guarantees to raise their driving expertise to make them assume they’re higher drivers than....


Mini Countryman vs Volvo XC40 comparability video






Ferrari Portofino video evaluate




Audi S5 Sportback long run assessment

Journeys again to my hometown in Goa aren’t about stopping to odor the roses, however additionally they aren’t about making an attempt to set a brand new time document. The journey sometimes sees a 9am departure and about 10-11 hours later, we’re residence in Margao, with about two or three stops en route. This time, nonetheless, I’ve the Audi S5 Sportback becoming a member of me on this 600km-plus journey and I’m certain it’s going be a fast one with out even making an attempt. After all, I’m slightly apprehensive. The S5 is a low-slung automotive and whereas floor clearance is first rate (for a automotive of this class), it’s additionally bought a really lengthy wheelbase, and so I’ll should hold a steely eye out to evaluate velocity breaker top and highway situations. My spouse is worried too. At first, I feel she’s retreating of driving, however what she’s nervous....




2019 Mahindra XUV300 petrol evaluation, take a look at drive

What’s it? Other than the XUV300’s all-round abilities, its diesel engine totally impressed us by delivering very properly on the efficiency and refinement entrance too; and underneath the hood of the Marazzo, the identical engine additionally took dwelling our coveted ‘Engine of the Yr Award’. Thus, we had been very eager to see if the XUV300’s petrol motor would dwell as much as this excessive normal. The engine in query is a turbocharged model of the 1.2-litre, three-cylinder petrol unit from the KUV100, which Mahindra says has been totally revised and tuned for obligation underneath the hood of the XUV. The all-aluminium unit places out 110hp at 5,000rpm and a class-leading 200Nm of torque between 2,000-Three,500rpm. For reference, its direct rival, the Ford EcoSport, makes 123hp and 150Nm of torque within the 1.5-litre guise, whereas the 1.Zero-litre turbo unit places out 125hp and 170Nm of torque. Just like the diesel,....


2019 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga evaluate, highway check

For its sheer versatility and worth for cash, the first-gen Maruti Suzuki Ertiga set off to a flying begin when it launched in 2012. Over time, nevertheless, its gross sales witnessed a couple of troughs because of the shift in purchaser preferences in the direction of different segments like compact sedans, premium hatchbacks and SUVs. Regardless of that, this seven-seater from Maruti soldiered together with regular gross sales (a significant contributor being the taxi market), and even in the direction of the tip of its life cycle it averaged over Three,500 items monthly, which is kind of respectable. However now, there’s an all-new, second-generation Ertiga, and if preliminary impressions are something to go by, this one is way extra fascinating and a a lot better package deal than the one it replaces. Constructed on an all-new platform, the second-gen Ertiga is bigger in each dimension, and, in consequence, is extra....




2019 Nissan Kicks petrol overview, take a look at drive

You’ve already learn in regards to the diesel model of the Nissan Kicks and would understand it as a cool, rugged and well-rounded crossover. This time across the focus is on the petrol mannequin. In spec, the Kicks petrol is an identical to its cousin from Renault, the Captur. The 2 fashions use the identical 1.5-litre H4K petrol motor that makes 106hp and 142Nm of torque. Given how humdrum the Captur petrol felt, we didn’t anticipate a lot of the Kicks petrol, however we’re comfortable to report the information is sweet. Hearth up the engine and you’ll admire its degree of refinement. The petrol mill rumbles softly below the hood and the sound degree is admirably low. Getting off the road is a easy affair and, at gradual speeds, the engine is raring to answer delicate accelerator inputs. What’s good is that the engine feels extra rounded than it does....


2019 Porsche Macan facelift video evaluate

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2019 Ford Endeavour facelift evaluation, take a look at drive

Ford has launched the facelift of the Endeavour and to the untrained eye, the adjustments are subsequent to none. A second, or possibly even a 3rd look, nonetheless, will give away the brand new updates – a brand new paint referred to as ‘Subtle Silver’, newly designed grille and headlamp inserts, refreshed bumper with revised fog lamp housings and the most important adjustments, after all, are the brand new diamond-cut alloy wheels. One other addition is the brand new keyless-entry operate on the driving force and passenger door handles. There are not any adjustments on the again. On the within, the most important change once more, is essentially beauty. Whereas the older model featured a dual-tone beige and brown inside theme, this new one will get a black and beige dashboard wrapped in leather-based and double stitching. The dashboard format, touchscreen and capabilities are all carried over, however you’ll discover....


Maruti Suzuki Ertiga vs Mahindra Marazzo vs Renault Lodgy comparability

MPVs are virtually by no means the topic of impassioned conversations amongst ‘automotive guys’ and are hardly ever ever the primary physique model of alternative for patrons. There’s no denying that they lack emotional attraction and might’t fairly match like-priced SUVs and sedans on picture both, however see MPVs for his or her virtues and also you’ll discover that they’re immensely wise options for anybody with necessities of house, practicality and three-row versatility. The MPV phase has truly shrunk over time and there aren’t as many choices as there as soon as had been, however the contenders are robust. We have now the second-gen Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, the brand new Mahindra Marazzo and the Renault Lodgy that was our decide of the MPVs in our final massive group check. We’ve neglected the Toyota Innova Crysta, which in the event you have a look at its specs and worth, is in....




Ferrari Portofino video evaluation




Audi S5 Sportback long run evaluate

Journeys again to my hometown in Goa aren’t about stopping to odor the roses, however additionally they aren’t about making an attempt to set a brand new time report. The journey sometimes sees a 9am departure and about 10-11 hours later, we’re house in Margao, with about two or three stops en route. This time, nonetheless, I’ve the Audi S5 Sportback becoming a member of me on this 600km-plus journey and I’m positive it’s going be a fast one with out even making an attempt. After all, I’m just a little apprehensive. The S5 is a low-slung automotive and whereas floor clearance is respectable (for a automotive of this class), it’s additionally received a really lengthy wheelbase, and so I’ll should preserve a steely eye out to guage pace breaker peak and highway situations. My spouse is anxious too. At first, I feel she’s taking flight of driving, however what....




2019 Mahindra XUV300 petrol evaluate, take a look at drive

What’s it? Except for the XUV300’s all-round skills, its diesel engine completely impressed us by delivering very nicely on the efficiency and refinement entrance too; and below the hood of the Marazzo, the identical engine additionally took house our coveted ‘Engine of the 12 months Award’. Thus, we had been very eager to see if the XUV300’s petrol motor would stay as much as this excessive commonplace. The engine in query is a turbocharged model of the 1.2-litre, three-cylinder petrol unit from the KUV100, which Mahindra says has been completely revised and tuned for obligation below the hood of the XUV. The all-aluminium unit places out 110hp at 5,000rpm and a class-leading 200Nm of torque between 2,000-Three,500rpm. For reference, its direct rival, the Ford EcoSport, makes 123hp and 150Nm of torque within the 1.5-litre guise, whereas the 1.Zero-litre turbo unit places out 125hp and 170Nm of torque. Just like the....


2019 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga overview, highway take a look at

For its sheer versatility and worth for cash, the first-gen Maruti Suzuki Ertiga set off to a flying begin when it launched in 2012. Through the years, nonetheless, its gross sales witnessed a number of troughs as a result of shift in purchaser preferences in the direction of different segments like compact sedans, premium hatchbacks and SUVs. Regardless of that, this seven-seater from Maruti soldiered together with regular gross sales (a serious contributor being the taxi market), and even in the direction of the top of its life cycle it averaged over Three,500 models monthly, which is kind of respectable. However now, there’s an all-new, second-generation Ertiga, and if preliminary impressions are something to go by, this one is way extra fascinating and a a lot better bundle than the one it replaces. Constructed on an all-new platform, the second-gen Ertiga is bigger in each dimension, and, in consequence, is....




Audi SQ2 SUV

“The Audi SQ2 is a discreet, fascinating however costly high-performance crossover, which surprises in a number of methods” The Audi SQ2 is without doubt one of the most shocking automobiles on sale, particularly for anybody following one down a motorway slip highway. At this level, it is seemingly they’re going to hear a low rumble from its exhausts, adopted by cracks as the automated gearbox swaps gears and the SQ2 disappears up the highway. That is due to the identical 296bhp turbocharged 2.Zero-litre petrol engine and four-wheel drive system fitted to the Volkswagen Golf R, Audi S3, Cupra Ateca and Volkswagen T-Roc R. The SQ2 is arguably essentially the most refined bundle for this powertrain thus far, with only a set of additional tailpipes and refined exterior modifications marking it out as something apart from a diesel Audi Q2 in S line trim. Picture 1 of 19 The understated look....


2019 Nissan Kicks petrol overview, check drive

You’ve already learn in regards to the diesel model of the Nissan Kicks and would comprehend it as a cool, rugged and well-rounded crossover. This time across the focus is on the petrol mannequin. In spec, the Kicks petrol is similar to its cousin from Renault, the Captur. The 2 fashions use the identical 1.5-litre H4K petrol motor that makes 106hp and 142Nm of torque. Given how humdrum the Captur petrol felt, we didn’t count on a lot of the Kicks petrol, however we’re completely satisfied to report the information is nice. Fireplace up the engine and you’ll recognize its stage of refinement. The petrol mill rumbles softly beneath the hood and the sound stage is admirably low. Getting off the road is a easy affair and, at gradual speeds, the engine is keen to reply to delicate accelerator inputs. What’s good is that the engine feels extra rounded than....




McLaren 600LT Spider convertible

“It may not be the quickest automotive McLaren makes, however the McLaren 600LT Spider is arguably essentially the most enjoyable” In an identical vein to the RS fashions revered by Porsche fans, the LT badge (brief for ‘Longtail’) is turning into synonymous with significantly particular McLarens. Certainly, the coupe model of the McLaren 600LT has already been named Automotive of the Yr by our sister title Evo journal. Picture 1 of 21 Utilizing the underpinnings of the McLaren 570S Spider, the 600LT Spider is as much as 100kg lighter (should you forgo luxuries like air-conditioning) and options uprated suspension and new light-weight brakes. It additionally will get track-focused Pirelli P-Zero Trofeo R tyres designed to offer eye-watering grip on monitor. The identical 592bhp model of McLaren’s three.Eight-litre V8 sends all its energy to the rear wheels and pushes the 600LT from Zero-62mph in simply 2.9 seconds. Most significantly, with the....


Ford Focus Energetic hatchback

“The Ford Focus Energetic brings crossover attraction to the Focus vary and teaches SUVs a factor or two within the course of” The Ford Focus Energetic bucks the pattern of crossovers that commerce driving enjoyable for a excessive seating place. With a small 30mm improve in floor clearance, each the hatchback and property variations of the Energetic handle to look robust with out sacrificing the very best bits of the Focus, a automotive we charge very extremely. Designed in the same vein to the Skoda Scout, Audi Allroad and Volvo Cross Nation, the SUV-style remedy of silver skid plates, black plastic wheelarches, chunky wheels and tall suspension manages to look fashionable slightly than foolish, and the inside is upmarket and nicely appointed. Picture eight of 14 The usual Energetic is predicated on the favored Zetec trim and has all the pieces you really want, from cruise management to Ford’s eight-inch....




2019 Porsche Macan facelift video evaluation

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Toyota Yaris long run evaluation, first report

Good aircon? Examine. Responsive engine? Examine. Clean computerized transmission? Examine. First rate journey? Examine. Simple to drive? Examine. For the mundane metropolis commute, the Toyota Yaris has ticked all the suitable containers and, in true Toyota type, is a automobile that quietly does the job and is as straightforward to function as a espresso machine. Nevertheless, this appliance-like effectivity definitely hasn’t endeared the Yaris to me and I’m but to search out an emotional join with the automobile. I’m not precisely complaining as a result of the Yaris’ aloof character has been a boon in what’s the worst visitors I’ve seen in Mumbai, in my life. If you’re sitting for hours in visitors, you don’t precisely need to be drawn into the driving expertise and as an alternative want a automobile that doesn’t ask a lot of you. The Yaris permits you to concentrate on the job at hand, which....




2019 Honda Civic India evaluation, take a look at drive

WHAT IS IT? It’s the Honda Civic; and for a automotive that when had such a powerful fan following in India, not far more introduction is critical. Just one era of the Civic was offered in India – the eighth-gen mannequin, between 2006 and 2012 – and it was so spectacular that we even topped it our 2007 Autocar India Automotive of the 12 months. It wasn’t simply its deftly articulated mix of area, consolation, reliability, driving pleasure and premium really feel that received us over, but additionally simply how futuristic and forward of its time it regarded and felt. Now, having skipped the ninth-generation automotive altogether, Honda’s introduced within the 10th-generation Civic midway via its international lifecycle and it has entered a market altogether totally different from that of its predecessor. For one, the section beneath – mid-sized sedans, together with Honda’s personal Metropolis – has moved far forward,....


2019 Mercedes-Benz V 220d evaluation, take a look at drive

Mercedes-Benz India has all the time had its eye on the luxurious finish of the minivan market, which continues to be an empty and elusive area of interest. It’s a phase that Mercedes has had a crack at twice earlier than, however with little success. In 1999, it launched the SsangYong-built MB100 and MB140 minivans, imported from Korea. Although the MB vans had been fairly powerful and sturdy they didn’t supply the luxurious and high quality worthy of the three-pointed star and, consequently, they quietly died in 2001. In 2011, Mercedes launched the R-class however as soon as once more this MPV failed to drag in prospects on account of its unconventional design (for a Merc). Additionally, the shortage of a diesel engine at launch (unthinkable for an MPV purchaser on the time) ensured that it was just about lifeless on arrival. Almost a decade on, the India development story....




2019 Mercedes-Benz V 220d evaluate, check drive

Mercedes-Benz India has all the time had its eye on the luxurious finish of the minivan market, which continues to be an empty and elusive area of interest. It’s a phase that Mercedes has had a crack at twice earlier than, however with little success. In 1999, it launched the SsangYong-built MB100 and MB140 minivans, imported from Korea. Although the MB vans had been fairly robust and sturdy they didn’t supply the luxurious and high quality worthy of the three-pointed star and, consequently, they quietly died in 2001. In 2011, Mercedes launched the R-class however as soon as once more this MPV failed to drag in prospects on account of its unconventional design (for a Merc). Additionally, the shortage of a diesel engine at launch (unthinkable for an MPV purchaser on the time) ensured that it was just about lifeless on arrival. Practically a decade on, the India development story....


2019 Honda Civic India video evaluate

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2019 Mercedes-Benz V-Class video overview

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Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift long run evaluate, first report

It’s in all probability for the most effective that the person who got here to gather my earlier long-term automobile – a Maruti Dzire I used for 18 months – arrived with what would change into my subsequent long-term automobile; the blue Maruti Ciaz you see right here. For no different motive than it made the alternate an entire lot simpler. I grabbed all my stuff from one automobile, chucked it into the opposite and carried on with my life; it was nice. Oh, who am I kidding? There was much more to it than that. Not solely as a result of I’d grown fairly hooked up to the Dzire and felt odd giving it up after so lengthy, but in addition as a result of I’d left a lot stuff mendacity round it that took time to gather. In truth, not all my leftovers had been bodily; some had....




2019 BMW X4 India assessment, check drive

In our fixed endeavour to get you the story first, we at Autocar India usually go to extraordinary lengths. Up to now we’ve picked automobiles up from ports, we’ve pushed them off the backs of trailers, and early final yr, we even drove a pair straight off the motor present flooring. What we’re about to do that time round, nevertheless, is one thing we’ve by no means completed earlier than. We’re not simply right here on the BMW plant outdoors Chennai to choose up the brand new X4. No, we’re right here to drive it, get this . . . straight off the tip of the manufacturing line. No dispatch delays, no days misplaced in transport, no calling the stockyard, nothing – simply await the automobile to be produced, get in, and drive off. It’s really even crazier than it sounds. The automobile begins off as a bare-metal shell at....


Ertiga vs Marazzo vs Lodgy comparability video

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2019 Ford Endeavour facelift overview, check drive

Ford has launched the facelift of the Endeavour and to the untrained eye, the modifications are subsequent to none. A second, or possibly even a 3rd look, nonetheless, will give away the brand new updates – a brand new paint known as ‘Subtle Silver’, newly designed grille and headlamp inserts, refreshed bumper with revised fog lamp housings and the largest modifications, after all, are the brand new diamond-cut alloy wheels. One other addition is the brand new keyless-entry perform on the motive force and passenger door handles. There are not any modifications on the again. On the within, the largest change once more, is essentially beauty. Whereas the older model featured a dual-tone beige and brown inside theme, this new one will get a black and beige dashboard wrapped in leather-based and double stitching. The dashboard format, touchscreen and capabilities are all carried over, however you’ll discover a newly designed....


Toyota Corolla saloon

“The Toyota Corolla saloon affords Prius-efficiency in a sensible, trendy and cost-effective package deal” It is no secret that the saloon market has contracted within the UK over the previous decade as patrons flocked to hatchbacks, estates and SUVs for varied causes, together with their added flexibility. The choice to promote the Toyota Corolla saloon right here – alongside the Corolla hatchback and Touring Sports activities property – may, due to this fact, be seen as an odd one. There’s technique within the insanity, nonetheless, as the tip of the Toyota Avensis saloon means the four-door Corolla is a well timed mannequin to plug a spot in Toyota’s vary. Gross sales aren’t anticipated to be stratospheric however Toyota hopes the Corolla saloon will absorb lots of the four,000 annual Avensis purchases that had been made largely by loyal taxi drivers and enterprise customers who appreciated that automotive’s reliability and low....




Toyota Yaris long run evaluate, first report

Good aircon? Examine. Responsive engine? Examine. Easy computerized transmission? Examine. Respectable experience? Examine. Straightforward to drive? Examine. For the mundane metropolis commute, the Toyota Yaris has ticked all the fitting packing containers and, in true Toyota fashion, is a automobile that quietly does the job and is as straightforward to function as a espresso machine. Nevertheless, this appliance-like effectivity actually hasn’t endeared the Yaris to me and I’m but to search out an emotional join with the automobile. I’m not precisely complaining as a result of the Yaris’ aloof character has been a boon in what’s the worst visitors I’ve seen in Mumbai, in my life. If you’re sitting for hours in visitors, you don’t precisely need to be drawn into the driving expertise and as a substitute favor a automobile that doesn’t ask a lot of you. The Yaris allows you to concentrate on the job at hand, which....


2019 Mercedes-Benz V-Class video evaluate

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Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift long run assessment, first report

It’s most likely for the very best that the person who got here to gather my earlier long-term automotive – a Maruti Dzire I used for 18 months – arrived with what would develop into my subsequent long-term automotive; the blue Maruti Ciaz you see right here. For no different cause than it made the alternate an entire lot simpler. I grabbed all my stuff from one automotive, chucked it into the opposite and carried on with my life; it was nice. Oh, who am I kidding? There was much more to it than that. Not solely as a result of I’d grown fairly hooked up to the Dzire and felt odd giving it up after so lengthy, but additionally as a result of I’d left a lot stuff mendacity round it that took time to gather. In actual fact, not all my leftovers had been bodily; some had been....


Toyota Corolla hatchback

“The Toyota Corolla looks like the suitable automobile on the proper time, particularly in hybrid guise. It is environment friendly, well-equipped and stress-free” The Toyota Corolla is again on British shores and higher than ever. Not solely does it look way more trendy than the Auris it replaces, it has loads of different attributes that house owners will wish to inform their associates about. In the event that they’ve chosen a hybrid, that can embody bragging about how a lot cash they’re saving. Each the 1.Eight-litre and the two.Zero-litre ‘high-performance’ hybrids can return over 60mpg in the suitable trim, with CO2 emissions which might be certain to make them successful with company-car drivers. Starting from 76 to 89g/km the Corolla hybrid’s low emissions qualify it for Profit-in-Variety legal responsibility of 19%, bringing an organization automobile tax saving of round £1,500 in three years in contrast with a Volkswagen Golf or....




2019 Honda Civic India video overview

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2019 Honda Civic India evaluation, check drive

WHAT IS IT? It’s the Honda Civic; and for a automotive that when had such a robust fan following in India, not rather more introduction is critical. Just one era of the Civic was offered in India – the eighth-gen mannequin, between 2006 and 2012 – and it was so spectacular that we even topped it our 2007 Autocar India Automobile of the Yr. It wasn’t simply its deftly articulated mix of house, consolation, reliability, driving pleasure and premium really feel that gained us over, but additionally simply how futuristic and forward of its time it seemed and felt. Now, having skipped the ninth-generation automotive altogether, Honda’s introduced within the 10th-generation Civic midway by means of its world lifecycle and it has entered a market altogether totally different from that of its predecessor. For one, the section beneath – mid-sized sedans, together with Honda’s personal Metropolis – has moved far....




Toyota Land Cruiser Utility SUV

“With no again seats and most of its luxurious equipment eliminated, the Toyota Land Cruiser Utility turns into a fascinating go-anywhere different to pickups and vans” How usually do you see trendy pickups just like the Volkswagen Amarok and Mercedes X-Class full to capability? If the reply “by no means” rings true and also you’re pondering of shopping for a pickup, then it’s maybe additionally price contemplating whether or not you’d be higher off with a Toyota Land Cruiser Utility as an alternative. The Land Cruiser Utility is a luxurious SUV with out the again seats, gizmos and carpet, current as an intriguing 4×4-cum-van that may carry tools, tow three tonnes and go nearly anyplace on the planet. It has one other benefit too, as a result of with out the necessity to have the ability to carry a one-tonne pallet (that is a typical function amongst pickups) the Utility....


2019 Mercedes-Benz V 220d evaluation, check drive

Mercedes-Benz India has all the time had its eye on the luxurious finish of the minivan market, which remains to be an empty and elusive area of interest. It’s a phase that Mercedes has had a crack at twice earlier than, however with little success. In 1999, it launched the SsangYong-built MB100 and MB140 minivans, imported from Korea. Although the MB vans have been fairly robust and sturdy they didn’t provide the luxurious and high quality worthy of the three-pointed star and, consequently, it quietly died in 2001. In 2011, Mercedes launched the R-class however as soon as once more this MPV failed to drag in prospects as a result of its unconventional design (for a Merc). Additionally, the shortage of a diesel engine at launch (unthinkable for an MPV purchaser on the time) ensured that it was just about lifeless on arrival. Almost a decade on, the India progress....




2019 BMW X4 India evaluation, take a look at drive

In our fixed endeavour to get you the story first, we at Autocar India usually go to extraordinary lengths. Previously we’ve picked automobiles up from ports, we’ve pushed them off the backs of trailers, and early final yr, we even drove a pair straight off the motor present flooring. What we’re about to do that time round, nonetheless, is one thing we’ve by no means carried out earlier than. We’re not simply right here on the BMW plant outdoors Chennai to choose up the brand new X4. No, we’re right here to drive it, get this . . . straight off the top of the manufacturing line. No dispatch delays, no days misplaced in transport, no calling the stockyard, nothing – simply watch for the automobile to be produced, get in, and drive off. It’s truly even crazier than it sounds. The automobile begins off as a bare-metal shell at....


2019 Nissan Kicks vs Hyundai Creta vs Renault Captur comparability video

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Volvo V60 Cross Nation property

“The characterful Volvo V60 Cross Nation is fashionable, comfy and may deal with terrain extra excessive than most will ever want it to.” The Volvo V60 is our reigning greatest compact govt automobile, and because the Cross Nation is sort of actually an extension of this mannequin, it is off to an awesome begin. It definitely boasts the identical refined however fashionable exterior and inside design, and a few might even want the more durable trying additional physique cladding and raised journey peak over an SUV. It makes an awesome argument in opposition to merely choosing your favorite SUV, with wonderful on-road manners and stunning go-anywhere capability do you have to want it. The Cross Nation sits in the direction of the highest finish of the V60 pricing tree, although, and there is only one specification thus far – the D4 diesel, so selection is considerably restricted. Picture 1 of....


2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift long run evaluate, closing report

For those who’ve been following the lifetime of HR26DK8337 with us, you’d most likely know that it’s the automobile that spurred me to hitch a gymnasium to lastly go from fats to suit. Sadly, issues didn’t go as I envisioned – the idea of a calorie deficit appears misplaced on me – so, ahem, no progress picture to accompany this final report. Whereas I’d fairly not speak about my battle of the bulge, I’m very happy to talk about the Swift. Because the final report, the Swift has seen extra healthful utilization and has performed the position of a weekend-getaway automobile, an airport-run automobile and even a Mumbai-darshan automobile. The truth is, the rear seats had been put to extra use within the final two months than the six earlier than. Journalistic curiosity had me work the automobile into the dialog to get a way of what my rear passengers....




Toyota RAV4 SUV

“The hybrid-only Toyota RAV4 will attraction to company-car drivers and its placing design helps it stand out in a busy class” The Toyota RAV4 has remodeled from a reasonably boring wallflower right into a placing SUV with hints of the daring Toyota C-HR crossover. Not solely does it look way more attention-grabbing, however the RAV4 is now solely accessible as a hybrid. Other than selecting a color and trim degree, your solely alternative when shopping for a RAV4 is whether or not to go for entrance or four-wheel drive. Each supply gasoline economic system of over 60mpg, which is certain to impress personal prospects, and company-car drivers will recognize the sub-110g/km CO2 emissions. Picture 1 of 15 The considerably nameless seems to be of the earlier RAV4 have been changed by boxy wheelarches, the choice of a blacked-out roof and door pillars, and an aggressive new grille. Whereas the modifications....


Nissan Kicks vs Renault Captur vs Hyundai Creta comparability

Which was the final Nissan you have been enthusiastic about? If I low cost the GT-R, my reply is the Terrano. And that mannequin was launched all the best way again in 2013. The brand new Kicks, nevertheless, adjustments issues. It’s recent, it’s funky and it’s received individuals speaking. However what actually piqued our curiosity was that on first acquaintance final month, it additionally got here throughout as quite completed in the best way it drives. We simply needed to understand how the brand new Nissan fares in opposition to its closest rivals. The Kicks’ closest rival comes within the type of the Renault Captur. In any case, the 2 fashions are constructed on Renault’s M0 platform, use the identical mechanicals and are even put collectively on the identical manufacturing facility. The Kicks and Captur do differ in look nevertheless it’ll be fascinating to see how a lot they differ....




2019 Mahindra XUV300 video assessment

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2019 Mahindra XUV300 evaluate, take a look at drive

What’s it? What you’re is Mahindra and SsangYong’s first collectively developed automobile. The Indian UV maker bought the Korean agency almost a decade in the past however has solely introduced the SsangYong Rexton to India, after which late final yr rebadged the new-generation Rexton because the Mahindra Alturas G4. The one change was to the grille – completed to hold the Mahindra vertical slotted design – whereas the remainder of the automotive was all SsangYong. With the XUV300, nonetheless, the strategy was considerably completely different. It is not only a minor grille and bumper facelift, as an alternative what Mahindra has completed is retained the onerous factors of the Tivoli’s X100 platform however re-skinned the automotive fully. So the grille, bumpers, bonnet, fenders, doorways, hatch and the roof are all completely different from the SsangYong. These in depth re-engineering efforts mirror Mahindra’s want to crack the sub-four-metre SUV section. The....




Jaguar F-Tempo 25t Petrol video evaluate

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BMW 745e hybrid saloon

The newest BMW 7 Sequence PHEV advantages from improved efficiency and EV driving vary, making it a stable rival to the Mercedes S-Class   BMW has established itself as a pacesetter in Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) know-how and has pulled out all of the stops for its flagship 7 Sequence PHEV, which is badged because the BMW 745e and the 745Le in long-wheelbase kind. The wheezy four-cylinder petrol engine used within the earlier mannequin is gone, changed with a robust twin-turbocharged straight-six that is extra befitting such an expensive mannequin. The electrical motor and battery pack now return an improved pure-electric driving vary of as much as 36 miles, so operating prices are just about unchanged regardless of the additional efficiency. • Carbuyer’s favorite hybrids Right here, then, is a automobile with emissions of lower than 60g/km, permitting it to slide into metropolis centres like London’s with out incurring congestion expenses,....




Audi e-tron SUV video overview

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2019 Mahindra Alturas G4 assessment, highway check

Mahindra broke the Rs 10 lakh worth ceiling with the Scorpio, the Rs 20 lakh ceiling with the XUV500, and now, its analysis signifies that Indian automotive consumers are prepared to pay Rs 30 lakh for a luxurious SUV carrying a Mahindra badge. It takes a powerful product to interrupt these psychological worth limitations and perceptions, and to breach the Rs 30 lakh mark and get the job finished, the carmaker borrowed the second-generation G4 Rexton from its Korean subsidiary, SsangYong, and renamed it the Alturas G4. ‘Alturas’ was the title given as a result of it connotes peak, so can Mahindra’s new flagship take the model to new heights? To make an ideal first impression, Mahindra has loaded the Alturas G4 to the brim with premium equipment and launched it at aggressive worth tags of Rs 26.95 lakh (4×2 AT) and Rs 29.95 lakh (4×4 AT), making the latter....




Kia Ceed GT hatchback

“The Kia Ceed GT is a enjoyable and sensible ‘heat’ hatchback that blends somewhat additional efficiency with worth for cash” Kia and its sister model Hyundai are on the offensive, threatening a few of Europe’s most fascinating fashions with their newest efficiency hatchbacks. Whereas the Hyundai i30 N Efficiency mixes it with scorching hatchbacks just like the Renaultsport Megane RS and Honda Civic Sort R, the Kia Ceed GT, in the meantime, takes its personal route. With 201bhp from its 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine, the GT gives extra tempo than the common household automobile – together with the common Ceed – with out treading on the toes of these concerned within the scorching hatch energy race. In different phrases, this can be a ‘heat’ reasonably than ‘scorching’ hatch, with as a lot consideration paid to tackling on a regular basis duties like driving to the retailers as to scything down....


New 2019 Maruti Suzuki Wagon R video evaluate

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2019 Mercedes-Benz C 200 petrol evaluation, check drive

What’s it? The petrol-powered model of Mercedes-Benz’s newly up to date C-class is a bit more than only a refreshed face. The most important change is the introduction of a brand new 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine that additionally will get Merc’s newest mild-hybrid system within the type of the EQ increase perform. Basically, it consists of a 48V battery for power storage and a motor/generator to recuperate and supply electrical help. Different beauty updates are much like those seen on the facelifted diesel model that got here out in 2018. What’s it like inside? Step inside and the adjustments are reasonably refined. Essentially the most outstanding ones are the brand new steering and a bigger infotainment display screen. On the steering, you now get Mercs newest ‘metallic’ switchgear for the steering mounted buttons and trackpads on all sides to navigate the infotainment screens. As is the case on many hybrids,....


Mazda3 hatchback

The Mazda3 seems nice, drives effectively and options an progressive engine however you’ll must overlook the dearth of rear area The Mazda3 has typically been a automotive that scores effectively in checks however will get forgotten when it arrives in showrooms. You may blame Mazda’s comparatively small profile within the UK and fierce competitors in a category dominated by the Ford Focus, Volkswagen Golf and Vauxhall Astra for the automotive’s struggles. Mazda pushed the final technology upmarket, that means it additionally needed to face the Audi A3, BMW 1 Sequence and Mercedes A-Class. Confronted with this problem, Mazda has doubled down on placing design and high-quality engineering to ship a Mazda3 that gives one thing completely different to its rivals. Whereas seems are subjective, we have been arduous pressed to seek out anybody within the Carbuyer workforce who dislikes the automotive’s fashionable traces. Based mostly on the Mazda KAI idea,....




2019 BMW X4 video evaluation

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New 2019 Maruti Suzuki Wagon R assessment, take a look at drive

EXCLUSIVE!  What’s it? The brand new Maruti Suzuki Wagon R you see on these pages exists nowhere else on the planet. There are different Wagon Rs, just like the one offered in Japan, however for India, Maruti has engineered and constructed a automotive that’s all however bespoke, tailor-made particularly for our rules, circumstances and buyer wants. Like most of its sister automobiles just like the Swift, Baleno, Ignis and Ciaz, the brand new Wagon R can be primarily based on the corporate’s Heartect platform. Advantages of the brand new platform embrace improved efficiency throughout crash assessments, a lighter kerb weight for improved gas financial system and efficiency, and improved dynamics too. In comparison with the outgoing mannequin, the brand new Wagon R is now 13mm longer, 125mm wider and has a wheelbase an identical to the Ignis. It is also lighter than its predecessor; the top-of-the-line ZXi trim weighs 835kg....




2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid video overview

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2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid India overview, check drive

It’s been 17 years for the reason that Toyota Camry was first launched in India, and through the years, it has gone via three generations adjustments, with whole gross sales of 11,425 items. It has soldiered on since 2002, carving a distinct segment for itself, regardless of the rising onslaught from the SUV phase and from the German marques. Toyota has now launched the fourth avatar of the Camry in India and this all-new automobile has grown in dimensions and attraction. Its dynamics are extra sorted now and it additionally will get an all-new hybrid powertrain. Priced at Rs 36.95 lakh (ex-showroom), it’s positioned greater than its pure rivals – the Skoda Very good and Volkswagen Passat. What’s it? That is the eighth era of the Camry globally, and it’s based mostly on the TNGA (Toyota New World Structure) modular platform, which makes use of a higher share of high-tensile....




2019 Mercedes-AMG S63 coupe video assessment

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Renault Captur petrol video assessment

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