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Mercedes-Benz CLA Facelift Review

The Mercedes-Benz CLA stormed into the world automotive scene as an affordable sedan from the German automaker for everyone who wanted something that had a prestigious badge, was affordable and yet, looked a million bucks! Not only did it make the 4-door coupe styling affordable for a whole generation of buyers that would have normally chosen something else, the CLA ... Read More »

Ducati XDiavel S Review

The Ducati XDiavel S is the Italian motorcycle manufacturer’s answer to the cruiser market. It looks unique, very attractive and is a guaranteed head turner. And it’s packed with enough performance to scare you silly. We spend some time with the new XDiavel S, a bike named after the devil and with pronounced cruiser elements. Long, low and muscular – ... Read More »

Skoda Kodiaq Review

The Skoda Kodiaq is the Czech carmaker’s big bet as it aims at rapidly increasing volumes in existing and new markets worldwide. And why not, after all SUVs and compact SUVs with a crossover flavour are the ‘it’ segment and see much higher growth (and margins) than industry averages. This is of course just as true in India too, and ... Read More »

Indian Scout Sixty Review

The name ‘Sixty’ in the new Indian Scout Sixty is derived from its engine displacement; so the 999cc v-twin (or 60 cubic inches as the Americans describe it), has made the newest Indian the Scout ‘Sixty’. It’s the entry-level cruiser from Indian Motorcycle, and sits just below the Indian Scout. Does it have the same qualities as the Scout? We ... Read More »

Skoda Rapid Facelift Review

It was in 2011 that Skoda introduced a Fabia hatchback based sedan – the Skoda Rapid and after 5 years and contributing to over 70% of Skoda’s sales in India it still wasn’t the most popular car in its segment. Skoda has finally given the car a much needed and major facelift and hopes to increase its market share in ... Read More »

2017 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special First Ride Review

First thing this November morning, I was handed over the keys to the new Harley-Davidson Road Glide Special, an all-new touring motorcycle for 2017. We are heading west out of Delhi into Rajasthan on NH8 and dawn has just broken out. The big tourer from Harley-Davidson gobbles up the kilometres with little effort and a quick glance at the speedo ... 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 »

Alcatel Pixi 4 Review

  Entry-level Android smartphones are long overdue for a makeover and we’re not talking about just the cosmetic side of things. High-end smartphone features are being rapidly adopted by mainstream phones, which is why the Rs.10,000 to Rs.15,000 smartphone segment is flourishing, and now we feel it’s high time that they trickle down even further. Until that happens, we have ... Read More »

Skoda Octavia RS Review

The Octavia is now in its 3rd generation. We have had it in India since October 2013, but unlike the last two gens we have not got the sportier performance RS version as yet. Power-hungry people rejoice! Skoda has finally confirmed the powerful Octavia will come to India in 2017. So for those of you who don’t remember – let ... Read More »

Porsche 718 Boxster First Drive Review

More than any other manufacturer, Porsche is wedded to tradition. After all, for over fifty years, they’ve been selling a car with the same basic silhouette; and they continue to stick their engine behind the rear axle. Of course they’ve made it work; defying physics in the bargain, but Porsche have always stuck with tradition. It is why Porsche-philes have ... Read More »