VW Polo GT TDI: adrenaline rush

It’s the most expensive small car in India but loosen your purse strings if performance is your main criteria

New 2013 BMW X5 review, test drive

Not many remember that the original BMW X5 was the vehicle that actually put the ‘Sport’ in Sport Utility Vehicle.

New Honda Mobilio MPV review

This is the Mobilio, Honda's first MPV for India and the third car to be built on the Brio platform.

New 2013 Honda Jazz review, test drive

This is the new Honda Jazz. In its second coming sometime mid-2014, it is likely that Honda will offer it with the 1.5-litre i-DTEC ‘Earth Dreams’ diesel engine as seen on the Amaze and a 1.2-litre petrol engine as well.

New 2013 Audi Q3 S review, test drive

The new Q3 S is a pared-down manual gearbox-equipped version of Audi's baby SUV. Configured and priced to take on the rival luxury hatchbacks from Mercedes-Benz and BMW, the Audi comes with a starting price of just Rs. 24.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

2013 Rolls Royce Wraith review, test drive

“At 60 miles per hour, the loudest noise in this new Rolls-Royce comes from the electric clock.” David Ogilvy’s rather inspired turn of phrase has come to define the prestigious brand in the minds of millions around the world.

Mahindra Thar (Fifth report)

Eight hundred kilometres on the first day, 700 on the second and 600 on the third. Mumbai to Manali. I was pretty sure my pretty passenger would push the Thar off some Himalayan peak at the end of it with me strapped in.

Maruti Alto 800 (Final report)

At 6 feet 3 inches, I’m quite tall, and you’d assume that I’d much rather prefer driving an SUV.

Mercedes C 220 CDI Edition C review, test drive

The car you see in these photographs is the Mercedes-Benz Edition C, basically a limited edition run of the C-class launched to celebrate the sale of 10 million units of the car around the world.

Jaguar C-X17 SUV prototype review, test drive

From the driver's seat you look over the Jaguar C-X17’s lumpy bonnet, rather than down it as usual, yet this car could only be a Jaguar. It may offer a different view of the road from that of any other Jaguar ever built, but there's enough evidence in those shapes over which you're seeing the road to remove the need for any kind of label.

2013 BMW i3 electric review, test drive

We tend to think of electric cars as highly utilitarian and basic, and this isn't wrong. Only used as golf carts or milk carts, electric cars have for years been ultra basic.

New 2013 Mahindra XUV500 review, test drive

The Mahindra XUV500, designed and developed completely in-house, is a quantum leap forward and remains M&M’s first serious attempt at developing a global product that would be as much at home in Melbourne as in Mumbai.

2013 Audi A8 facelift review, test drive

While it may be the likes of the A4 and A6 saloons and the Q3 SUV that deliver the numbers for Audi in India, the big German luxury carmaker takes its flagship luxury limousines very seriously indeed and in the face of the updated BMW 7-series


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