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Toyota Etios Safety & Test Drive

Toyota Etios Safety & Test Drive

OVERVIEW ; The Etios is pretty nimble for its size and easy to punt around town, thanks to a tight turning circle and super-light electric steering. However, the steering which is totally devoid of feel doesn’t give much feedback. With plenty of turns lock to lock, it’s quite slow and there’s a dead zone around the straight-ahead position which makes you feel disconnected from the road. With a weighty diesel engine up front, the steering has become a bit heavier…

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Tata Zest Engine & Gearbox

Tata Zest Engine & Gearbox

OVERVIEW ; The past few years haven’t been good to Tata Motors’ passenger car division. It has had a few good products, but there always was something that didn’t sit right. Of course, there were even more things that were brilliant about the products, but desirability, one of the most important things in an economy such as ours where a car still remains in large part a luxury rather than a necessity, was absent. Tata has now recognised this, and…

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Tata Tiago Facelft Review & Test Drive

Tata Tiago Facelft Review & Test Drive

OVERVIEW ; Tata Motors tasted success in the private car segment with the Indica when it was launched in 1998. The vehicle continues to be sold today but there was no replacement for it in spite of the Vista and later the Bolt coming along. This is solely because the Indica is largely sold to the commercial segment like fleet operators and thus isn’t appealing to private car buyers anymore. To fill this void, the company has developed an all…

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Volkswagen Polo GTI Review

Volkswagen Polo GTI Review

OVERVIEW ; Volkswagen made enthusiasts in the country happy when they launched the Polo GT TDI and GT TSI siblings which have been catering to the audience who are looking for not-so-expensive hot hatches that offer driving fun and obviously the German feel. To make enthusiasts even happier, Volkswagen went on to launch the GTI (Polo moniker removed) which is brought in as a CBU from Germany, gets lesser doors but a bigger engine with much more power and we…

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Audi S5 Engine & Performance

Audi S5 Engine & Performance

OVERVIEW ; Being in the fold since 2007, it was about time for the Audi S5 to usher in a new generation, and it will do just that for the 2017 model year. With the new generation comes a new, wider front grille, larger corner air inlets on the front fascia, a more muscular hood, and new, thinner taillight units. Inside, the car has gone through a major revamp, sporting an updated instrument cluster, a new infotainment display that sits…

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Honda City Hatchback Overview

Honda City Hatchback Overview

OVERVIEW ; The City is one of the most popular and successful models for Honda Cars India. In fact, the Japanese car manufacturer debuted the fourth-generation City in India, highlighting the country’s importance in the company’s global plans. Launched in 2014, Honda has sold over 2.4 lakh units of the fourth-generation City in India. The City was once a benchmark in the C-segment for its sophisticated design and features, but Honda’s applecart was disrupted with the launch of the Maruti…

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Ford Ecosport Facelift Review & Test Drive

Ford Ecosport Facelift Review & Test Drive

OVERVIEW ; Most cars go through a process of design development from the exaggerated sketch on the drawing board to clay mock-up model to a much more watered down final production prototype. However, the EcoSport looks like it just went straight from being a futuristic sketch on the drawing board to its final form. Check On Road Price of Ecosport Its design is unconventional, but not uncomfortable. It has urban chic written all over it, but it is certainly not metro-sexual….

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Merecedes Benz AMG C43 Class Performance

Merecedes Benz AMG C43 Class Performance

OVERVIEW ; The current generation C-Class has been with us for nearly two years and has been one of the best cars in its class. The last generation C-Class lacked certain qualities one expects from a Mercedes-Benz and made you feel like you were sitting in the cheapest car in their lineup. So when Mercedes went back to the drawing board, they drew inspiration from the best car in their lineup: The S-Class. That inspiration is very noticeable from both…

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Nissan Sunny Design & Style

Nissan Sunny Design & Style

OVERVIEW ; The caaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrr has become more affordable now! The Nissan Sunny 2017 is now available at a starting price of INR 7.6 lakhs, on-road, Delhi.This is one of the favorite chauffeur driven cars and offers excellent rear seat comfort and unmatched space. The space inside is nothing short of a Limo. The Sunny was launched in 2011 has been doing fairly well. Nissan had given it a few upgrades recently and now betters it with a lucrative price. Read…

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Mahindra KUV100 Performance

Mahindra KUV100 Performance

OVERVIEW ; Today most of the automakers are working towards introducing developing new compact SUVs, which are just under four metres. This is one of the fastest growing segments, and today most of the automakers are working on it. However, Mahindra had different plans. The company did introduce the TUV300, which is a compact SUV but it has even got an SUV under that. This is the KUV100 and this is the smallest Mahindra passenger vehicle ever made. We lay…

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