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Micromax Smartphone Users to Get Exclusive Discounts on Oyo Rooms

Micromax on Thursday announced a partnership with Oyo Rooms to give customers of its devices a ‘seamless booking experience’ as well as exclusive deals. The integration will available either in the form of an on-device native experience via its Around-Steroid Launcher, and via factory preloaded Oyo app on other devices, the two companies said in a joint statement. Micromax users ... Read More »

Exclusive First Drive: Skoda Kodiaq

Everybody knows that the new Skoda Kodiaq is exactly the same car as Volkswagen Tiguan or SEAT Ateca, so what’s the point in testing another version of the same machine, right? But then again, all three take part in the World Car of the Year contest as separate candidates, so it’s my duty as a world car juror to spend ... Read More »

Exclusive: Second Generation Audi Q5 2.0 TDI Quattro Ultra Review

The new generation of the Audi Q5 is a comprehensively improved vehicle. Not that the last car had glaring flaws – after all it has been a hit since its 2008 launch. But yes 8 years really called for a new model. And so 1.6 million units later the next generation car is ready to roll. The new Q5 has ... Read More »

Google Said to Launch Daydream VR Service Soon; Exclusive Content Lineup Planned

Google is investing hundreds of thousands of dollars apiece in virtual-reality films and programs, part of a plan to line up exclusive content for the debut of its new Daydream service in the coming weeks, according to people familiar with the matter. Google will help promote projects from Hulu and fund the production of 360-degree videos with YouTube stars like ... Read More »

Exclusive: Renault Duster Facelift AMT Review

The Renault Duster has been a massive success for the French carmaker in India, and it has also been the NDTV Car of the Year 2013. After ruling the roost for several quarters, it was only in 2015 that the Hyundai Creta broke its stronghold. The Duster has already sold nearly 150,000 units in the country, and now is back ... Read More »

Exclusive: 2016 Mercedes-Benz G500 First Drive

It’s been pronounced dead several times, but the G-Wagen by Mercedes-Benz is more alive than ever. At the mature age of 36, it gets yet another refresh – a relatively minor one, as you wouldn’t “modify a Rembrandt painting,” correct? That’s how Gunnar Guthenke, Daimler’s head of G-Class, explained to us why the venerable off-roader receives almost no changes to ... Read More »

Exclusive Review: 3rd Generation Skoda Superb

It was easily one of the most significant cars to drive into the Indian market when the 2nd generation arrived in 2009. Even the 1st gen before it had established what I call E-Class comfort at C-Class prices, but the 2nd generation truly cemented that reputation, and was a big hit for the Czech carmaker. The Skoda Superb established itself ... Read More »

Exclusive: Volvo S60 Cross Country Review

The Volvo S60 Cross Country is what some would call an ingenious idea and yet others might think it completely bizarre. But that is how most disruptive products are seen when they first come around. First let me answer the question – is the S60 Cross Country disruptive? Maybe it is too early to say that in a global context ... Read More »

HTC Signs 3-Year Exclusive Nexus Manufacturing Deal: Report

There have been recent reports about HTC manufacturing the next Nexus device this year in collaboration with Google. Now, a new report from China claims that Google’s parent company, Alphabet, has signed a three year contract with HTC to make Nexus devices. If this comes out to be true, we may see HTC unveiling its Nexus devices as platform lead ... Read More »

carandbike Exclusive: Maruti Suzuki Alto Speeds Past 3 Million Units Milestone

With production exceeding 3 million units, the Maruti Suzuki Alto has gone past the legendary 800 to become the company’s highest volumes model ever – and in turn India’s highest too. The humble Alto has seen quite a journey – and of course has reached almost every production and sales milestone faster than its predecessor. “In an era when the ... Read More »