Category: India Auto Reviews

2019 BMW X7 video evaluation

Additionally see: 2019 BMW X7 xDrive40i evaluation, take a look at drive BMW accepting bookings for brand new three Collection, X7, eight Collection, Z4 BMW X7 for India to be bought in two trims




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

Additionally see: 2019 Mahindra XUV300 petrol evaluate, take a look at drive 2019 Mahindra XUV300 petrol video evaluate 2019 Mahindra XUV300 diesel evaluate, take a look at drive 2019 Mahindra XUV300 diesel video evaluate 2019 Mahindra XUV300 vs rivals: Value, specs comparability 2019 Mahindra XUV300 vs rivals: Value, fuel-efficiency comparability




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....


2019 Mahindra XUV300 petrol video evaluation

Additionally see: 2019 Mahindra XUV300 petrol evaluation, take a look at drive 2019 Mahindra XUV300 diesel evaluation, take a look at drive 2019 Mahindra XUV300 diesel video evaluation 2019 Mahindra XUV300: Which variant must you purchase? 2019 Mahindra XUV300 vs rivals: Specs comparability




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....




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....


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

Additionally see: 2019 Mercedes-Benz V 220d overview, take a look at drive Mercedes-Benz V-class launched in India, priced at Rs 68.40 lakh




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

Learn full comparability story within the newest subject of Autocar India journal, on stands now. 


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 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

Additionally see: 2019 Mercedes-Benz V 220d evaluate, check drive Mercedes-Benz V-class launched in India, priced at Rs 68.40 lakh




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....


2019 Honda Civic India video overview

Additionally see: 2019 Honda Civic India overview, check drive 2019 Honda Civic India picture gallery




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....


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

Additionally see: Nissan Kicks vs Renault Captur vs Hyundai Creta comparability 2019 Nissan Kicks: Which variant do you have to purchase? 2019 Nissan Kicks vs rivals: Value, specs comparability 2019 Nissan Kicks India picture gallery Nissan Kicks launched at Rs 9.55 lakh Up to date Hyundai Creta priced from Rs 9.60 lakh




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....


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

Additionally see: Jaguar F-Tempo 25t petrol evaluate, take a look at drive 2019 Jaguar F-Tempo petrol launched at Rs 63.17 lakh    


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....


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,....


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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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....