The new 1-series is BMW's way of offering punters an even cheaper way of sliding into the lap of German luxury. As such, the 1-series undercuts BMW's own X1 and goes straight for rivals like the recently launched Mercedes-Benz A-class and the Volvo V40.
This isn’t our first Polo long-termer; that was the three-cylinder diesel back in 2010. And while that car was very fuel efficient and beautifully built, the motor wasn’t exactly a joy to use.
After introducing the hi-tech and punchy GT TSI, Volkswagen is angling for another class of hatchback customer with its rugged-looking Cross Polo.
Toyota is all set to launch its second hybrid car in India. Unlike the Prius however, this one has a lot to offer Indian car buyers.
It may look like a regular hatchback from the outside, but the 1-series is unique. It’s the only hatchback around that uses a longitudinally placed, front-engine, rear-wheel drive layout – a layout that offers more driving thrills than a regular front-wheel-drive hatchback.
Audi’s rivals Mercedes-Benz and BMW are busy bringing in expensive, high-end hatchbacks in the form of the A-class and the 1-series, but Audi isn’t joining the fight with the A3 Sportback. Instead, the carmaker is taking its baby SUV a few notches down in price to compete directly with the aforementioned hatchbacks.
Just when you thought that there were no more niches left in the ever-crowded Indian car market, Hyundai has just found one.
The Octavia, when launched here in 2001, attracted a lot of attention. And for good reason – it was fast, frugal, well built and very comfortable.
Ford has launched the EcoSport all guns blazing and that means 10 variants with three engine options – two petrols (a 1.0-litre and a 1.5-litre) and of course, a diesel. There’s also a twin-clutch automatic option, but only with the 1.5 petrol.
Force Motors recently launched a base version of the Force One that comes for Rs. 8.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). This price, for a full size SUV represents a whole lot of car for the money.
I've got the Buddh International Circuit all to myself for an entire day. I'm glad, because under my right foot are the 557 horses from Affalterbach and a sledgehammer 73kgm of torque playing supporting role.
Mercedes-Benz first introduced the GL in 2010 and when brought to India, it was already towards the end of its life cycle. It had started to look dated and as a full import had a steep price tag (over Rs. 90 lakh).
The Countryman D is the first Mini to be assembled in India. This translates to a price tag of Rs 28.9 lakh, which is a significant Rs. 8.6 lakh less than the fully imported petrol-engined Countryman High.
This year has been rather unforgettable for most in the domestic automobile industry. Sales have been sluggish, sentiment has been low, excitement lower and footfalls at showrooms the lowest. Yet, as is always the case there are some that flow against the tide. Not many new cars have struck gold ...
Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel won the Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday to chalk up a record ninth victory in a row, and 13th of the Formula One season.
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