Category: India Auto 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....


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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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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Nissan Kicks video evaluate

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Nissan Kicks video overview

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2018 Renault Captur Petrol-MT assessment, check drive

WHAT IS IT? If it hasn’t been the narrowing hole between petrol and diesel costs, the unfavorable press diesel automobiles have acquired over the previous few years has absolutely performed its bit to get patrons to open up extra to the thought of petrol-fueled SUVs. The Renault Captur petrol you see right here is one such choice for this lot of consumers. There’s not a lot that differentiates the petrol Captur from the diesel, aside from the lacking ‘dci’ badge on the tailgate. The vast stance of the automotive is well-complemented by the swooping traces on the aspect and the crystal-cut 17-inch alloy wheels are an added bonus. Renault lately launched the Radiant Pink physique color (pictured right here) on the Captur; and with the distinction black roof, it does in actual fact look radiant. The roof rails are additionally new, however are only a beauty add-on and can’t carry....




New Toyota Camry Hybrid evaluation, take a look at drive

New automobiles, that’s what we’re all about, right here at Autocar India. Usually, nevertheless, new automobiles aren’t strictly new. It’s because, in at this time’s world, the time period ‘new automotive’ may be stretched and distorted sufficiently to accommodate even automobiles which have simply been majorly up to date. A brand new bonnet, a brand new nostril a brand new inside, new tail and, hey presto, it’s an all-new automotive. However is it any marvel that carmakers do that? The price of improvement will get halved, the already-stretched engineering division saves years and years of improvement time, after which evolving and dealing with an entity you already know is far simpler the second time round. Intelligent.  The automotive I’m sitting behind the wheel of, nevertheless, is clearly new – of this, I’ve little doubt. No, the brand new Camry hasn’t immediately became a corner-carving BMW 5-series, and nor has Sport....


2019 BMW Three-series evaluation, check drive

The BMW Three-series is a rear-wheel-drive compact luxurious sedan that has at all times been designed and engineered with the driving force in sharp focus. Now in its seventh technology globally, BMW says the brand new Three is extra luxurious, higher outfitted and extra comfy than the present automotive. And that is not it – BMW even claims it is the perfect Three-series to drive ever. So expectations are excessive. With the 320d and 320i prone to be in showrooms solely in July subsequent 12 months, are they price ready for? What’s it? The brand new Three-series is actually all new. Primarily based on BMW’s Cluster Structure (CL AR) – first used on the 7-series and later the 5 – the brand new Three-series is round 55kg lighter, a large 50 p.c stiffer, and longer and wider than the present automotive. It additionally will get a 10mm decrease centre of gravity for....




2019 Nissan Kicks India evaluation, check drive

Nissan’s made-for-India Kicks is lastly right here. Based mostly on a extra sturdy chassis, this model of the Kicks has extra floor clearance, a extra SUV-like stance and a totally up to date inside. It additionally comes with tried-and-tested mechanical bits, is feature-rich and, on first impression, seems to be like a powerful challenger to the best-selling and at the moment undisputed segment-leader – the Hyundai Creta. What’s it? Whereas the Kicks in most different markets all over the world relies on the identical platform because the Micra, this one inherits the Duster’s powerful DNA, and relies on an up to date model of the M0-platform (that additionally underpins the Renault Captur). Nonetheless, just like the Duster, the Kicks has a correct SUV stance with its tall upright cabin, a flat bonnet and a tricky physique cladding; all of which give it a beefy, macho look. What has additionally helped....


2018 Volkswagen Passat long run assessment, first report

Mumbai-Mahabaleshwar-Mumbai-Pune-Lonavla, and a little bit of working round in every city, all on one tank of diesel. Or, 901km with out popping the electrically operated fuel-filler flap. That’s the type of real-world vary an electrical automotive can solely dream of (for the following decade not less than), and that’s the vary our long-term VW Passat comfortably gave me. With a bit of sunshine footing, I might have simply crossed the 1,000km mark on a single tank, which might have been some document of kinds, however a drive that includes Mahabaleshwar can by no means be achieved with a lightweight foot! My first date with any automotive is a customary weekend in Mahabaleshwar; it’s my method of attending to know a automotive intimately. So I used to be comfortable to find that, like an excellent weekend visitor, the Passat didn’t bother me with a consuming drawback. The gasoline gauge needle dropped....




2018 Tata Tigor AMT long run evaluation, second report

Along with being the automobile that helps me cowl the gap between residence and work, our long-term Tigor XZA AMT has been busy ferrying me and my household to each nook and cranny of Mumbai. The automobile has been munching kilometres since I received my arms on it, again in June. On the time of penning this report, the odometer stands at round three,500km and most of it has been finished in bumper-to-bumper site visitors and throughout the relentless Mumbai monsoons that solely worsen our highway situations. Now the Tigor AMT is comparatively new in our fleet, however contemplating it’s nonetheless operating,  and that there’s no rattle or squeak up to now is very reassuring. This additionally confirms the constant high quality ranges in newer Tata automobiles. We had the Tiago as a long-termer again in 2016, and it was simply nearly as good. We despatched our Tigor AMT for....


2019 Tata Harrier video overview

2019 Tata Harrier overview




2019 Tata Harrier evaluate, check drive

What’s it? Are you able to consider it has been 10 years since Tata Motors acquired JLR? Throughout that decade, Indians in all places have been gushing with delight at our very personal superpower of a carmaker enjoying on the worldwide subject. For a time, a few of them even foolishly assumed each new Tata Motors car that adopted can be a rebadged Jag or Vary Rover. That false impression has since blown over, however many learnings from the British manufacturers have made their solution to Tata’s vehicles, and now, a decade on, we’re getting the primary tangible collaboration between Tata and JLR. With all the excitement that’s led as much as the Tata Harrier because it was previewed because the H5X Idea at Auto Expo 2018 in February, and maybe even previous to that, it actually doesn’t want a lot introduction at this level. It’s a rival to the....


2019 Volvo S60 overview, take a look at drive

One have a look at the brand new S60 and it’s fairly apparent that that is an all-new effort. In comparison with its predecessor, issues are dramatically totally different each inside and outside, and when it launches in India, it will have drawn up totally different battle traces too. For one, there’s more likely to be a plug-in hybrid possibility, which could have an all-electric driving vary of at the very least 40km, and there shall be no diesel. Volvo has acknowledged its intent to maneuver in direction of full electrification, and, as a step in that route, it’s shunning diesel globally. So petrol and hybrid would be the solely two choices accessible with mild- hybrids to observe later. The launch in India remains to be a while away and Volvo says we should always solely count on it someday within the second half of subsequent yr. So we head....




Oxford DigiGauge tyre stress gauge evaluate

Tyre stress is presumably some of the ignored efficiency features of a bike. Poorly set pressures can cut back efficiency, improve gasoline consumption and speed up the degradation of your tyres – to not point out make them extra inclined to punctures. Each critical motorcyclist ought to personal (and steadily use) a tyre-pressure gauge and British bike attire/accent model Oxford would love that gauge to be theirs. The Oxford DigiGauge is a brilliant little system with various helpful options inbuilt. The gauge is wrapped in a blue rubbery materials that gives grip and in addition gives some safety whereas being tossed round in a backpack. The LCD show is back-lit and there’s additionally a small LED gentle, each useful whereas utilizing the gauge at the hours of darkness. One other good contact comes within the type of a swivel-style head that allows you to get at hard-to-reach valves on some....


2018 BMW i3s India video assessment

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2018 Hyundai Santro evaluation, highway take a look at

True to the title of a ebook that chronicles the primary years of its existence, the unique Santro actually was a automobile that constructed an organization. A unusual-looking automobile from an unknown Korean producer (Hyundai was a light-weight within the automotive world in 1998) ought to have pale into oblivion. However, in actuality, issues couldn’t have turned out higher. The Santro was a runaway success and rapidly established Hyundai as a family identify in India. The ‘tall boy’ set the muse for Hyundai’s meteoric progress and as we speak the Korean carmaker is India’s second largest. Within the 16 years it was on sale, the unique Santro bought a whopping 1.32 million items in our market. And now, after a niche of 4 years, there’s a brand new Santro on the town to take the story ahead. The primary indicators of huge success are there, with the brand new mannequin....