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  • TVS Scooty Zest review: A fun, light and agile scooter August 22, 2014

    The Scooty is a big brand name at TVS. In many ways it was synonymous with the girls' scooter as a generic name for a while. TVS does make two Scootys right now, but this scooter here is all new and TVS says it is aimed at young girls who...
  • Hyundai Elite i20 review: An evolutionary product that could take the competition back to the drawing board August 19, 2014

    The Indian automotive industry is showing some signs of recovery, the last couple of months has sales graphs climbing steadily north. Make no mistake however, this is not a blanket growth. Not every manufacturer is showing a coming back to form, the buoyancy is coming in from a handful of...
  • Tata Zest review: A highly competent car that can match the Xcent, Amaze or Dzire August 12, 2014

    The Zest has been drawn from the ground up, keeping all of Tata Motors' baggage from the past aside. Work on this car began nearly three years ago involving over 6,000 engineers and technicians spread across 11 technical centers in five countries. That might seem like a lot of manpower...
  • Honda Mobilio diesel vs Maruti Suzuki Ertiga ZDi: Honda's first MPV has the jaws to bite away a significant chunk from the Ertiga's share of pie July 26, 2014

    There are many MPVs out there in the market, more so in the sub-ten-lakh rupee bracket. But there is a new breed that has taken birth - MPVs that are based on small-car platforms, have small engines too, but still promise large space and a car-like driving feel. I like...
  • Overdrive: Meet The Neighbours June 29, 2014

    Overdrive in partnership with Nissan is set to embark on an epic drive called 'Meet The Neighbours', which as the name suggests intends to meet our neighbours. In this episode, we take you through Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and Bangladesh. ...
  • Overdrive: Review of 2014 BMW X5, Toyota Etios Cross May 24, 2014

    In this episode of overdrive, we review the 2014 BMW X5 and Toyota's Etios Cross. Also on the show, get all the world motoring news and much more. ...
  • Honda Activa 125 review: Features and Honda reliability likely to attract customers May 9, 2014

    We have just ridden the new Activa 125. Unveiled first at the 2014 Auto Expo, the Activa 125 uses the Activa 110's familiar body but with a bigger, 125cc engine. It squares off against the Suzuki Access, the Vespa and the Mahindra Rodeo / Duro. Looks In a passing glance, it is...
  • Harley-Davidson Street 750 review: It's value for money March 30, 2014

    We have ridden the Harley-Davidson Street 750 in Delhi and the first ride answered great many questions that were playing on our minds - Is this an authentic Harley-Davidson, or is it worth our money? Here are seven of these questions answered. 1. Does it look like a Harley? It does but...
  • Overdrive: Review of 2014 Mini Cooper March 15, 2014

    In this episode of Overdrive, we review the 2014 Mini Cooper, all the world motoring news and much more. ...
  • Yamaha Alpha review: Gently absorbs bumps, feels nimble at low speeds March 3, 2014

    Yamaha started their Indian scooter operations with the Ray. Then came the Ray Z. The third scooter based on the same platform, the Alpha debuted at the 2014 Auto Expo. While the Ray was for the ladies and the Ray Z for the men, the Alpha is for the family,...
  • Overdrive: Review of Hyundai Santa Fe March 1, 2014

    Hyundai has launched the new generation Santa Fe that is high on looks. The car is available at Rs 26 lakh in Delhi showrooms. It has an athletic design called 'The Storms Edge' and its interiors are unique to its segment. ...
  • Datsun Go review: A decent entry-level hatchback Indian consumers are looking for March 1, 2014

    A year after its official unveiling, the Datsun GO is finally here and we have driven it in Hyderabad. The car will go on sale in a few weeks from now and Datsun has already shown the car to its prospective customers by way of feedback seminars, showroom previews and,...
  • Overdrive: Review of Maruti Suzuki Celerio February 15, 2014

    Maruti Suzuki Celerio is the first car in India to get an automated manual transmission. However, the car's look is deceptively similar to the Alto and the Etios. ...
  • Maruti Suzuki Celerio review: The transmission makes all the difference February 8, 2014

    After a remarkably quiet 2013 Maruti Suzuki has begun spreading its gigantic wings all over 2014. They begin the year with a brand new offering aimed squarely at the Indian market. The Celerio, if you aren't aware of it by now, is a hatchback that will eventually replace the A-Star...
  • Tata Nano Twist XT review: Inclusion of the power steering is a right move January 14, 2014

    The Nano is one of the most compact cars sold in India. It is surprisingly spacious considering its small footprint and a boon to drive through congested roads and narrow streets. The Nano though does have its share of drawbacks and since its launch about five years ago, the car...
  • 2014 Honda City diesel review: Promises to be another bestseller January 9, 2014

    Honda has finally launched the much awaited City in India, and this shows how important the C sedan is for the Indian market. After all, the City has been Honda India's bestselling nameplate. In the last few years, the car lost out to a few rivals since it lacked a...
  • Overdrive: Review of Mercedes Benz S-Class January 5, 2014

    Mercedes Benz is launching S-Class this year and it is launched once in 10 years. The car claimed the tag of best car in the world. 'S' in the 'S-Class' stands for 'Sonder' or 'Special'. The first Merc to be officially called 'S-Class' was W116 in 1972. ...
  • Overdrive: Review of New Honda City December 21, 2013

    Japanese carmaker Honda has come up with the new City. Honda claims that the new City i-DTEC will be the most fuel-efficient car in the country, with a claimed fuel efficiency of 26kpl. ...
  • Overdrive: Review of Skoda Octavia December 14, 2013

    On this episode of Overdrive, we review the all new Skoda Octavia and Hyundai Elantra, all the world motoring news and much more. ...
  • Overdrive: Catch all the action from 2013 Tokyo and LA Motor Shows November 30, 2013

    On this episode of Overdrive, catch all the action from 2013 Tokyo and LA Motor shows, plus all the world motoring news. ...
  • First ride: 2013 KTM 690 Duke first ride November 24, 2013

    I'm completely out of my depth in this environment. I'm so far out of my depth I'm wondering if I should just roll back the throttle and settle for riding the 690 Duke at my own pace. At the very least I'd be able to return home in one piece...
  • Overdrive: Review of Audi RS5 October 19, 2013

    On this episode of Overdrive, we review the Audi RS5 and Mercedes - E63 AMG, all the world motoring news and much more. ...
  • Overdrive: Review of 2013 BMW Z4 October 5, 2013

    On this episode of Overdrive, we review the 2013 BMW Z4, all the world motoring news and much more. ...
  • Range Rover Sport review: It's positioned between Range Rover and Evoque October 1, 2013

    If you thought the Range Rover Sport is a sportier version of the Range Rover, you won't be very wrong, but there is more to this SUV than just a sporty demeanour. It's an SUV positioned between the Range Rover and the Evoque, borrowing some of the best from both. Being...
  • Overdrive: Review of Royal Enfield Continental GT September 21, 2013

    On this episode of Overdrive, we review the Royal Enfield Continental GT, all the world motoring news and much more. ...
  • Honda Activa i review: It's a distinctly feminine looking product August 16, 2013

    Honda is credited with creating the automatic scooter market in India and it has a near-stranglehold on the market. More than a decade since it came out, the Activa continues to fly out of showrooms. The wait times are long, dealers openly hint at premiums to rush deliveries, and the...
  • Hyundai Grand i10 first drive: This new car is an award contender August 7, 2013

    Called the Grand i10 (referred to as the BA until now), the new Hyundai car will be positioned between the i10 and i20 hatchbacks and will come with both petrol and diesel engines. There will be an automatic version too, mated to the petrol engine. Design and interior The Grand i10 isn't...
  • Overdrive: Review of Mercedes E63 AMG August 3, 2013

    German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz has launched its premium sedan E63 AMG, priced at Rs. 1.29 crore (ex-showroom Delhi). E-63 AMG is based on the new E-Class. ...
  • Comparison: Ford EcoSport diesel vs Renault Duster diesel June 27, 2013

    There's seldom been a more closely-fought fight among vehicles. The Renault Duster and the Ford EcoSport are set to be each others' respective arch-nemesis and already we're seeing camps being formed with strong opinions either way. We took a closer look at the two compact SUVs and compared their bits. Visual...
  • First drive: Ford EcoSport diesel June 27, 2013

    It has taken Ford the longest time to launch the EcoSport, but given its starting price of Rs 5.59 lakh, it certainly seems worth the wait. Here is our review of the Ford EcoSport diesel. Is the EcoSport diesel as revolutionary as the petrol? Not really, this in fact is the same...

Auto News

Renault to launch two new cars next year in India

Renault India will launch a Multi Purpose Vehicle (MPV) and a small car next year to increase its market share to 5 per cent in two years.

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Maruti Suzuki India to open bookings for Ciaz from September 3

Ciaz's main competitors will be Honda City, priced between Rs 7.19 lakh and Rs 11.05 lakh, and Hyundai Verna tagged between Rs 7.39 lakh and Rs 11.72 lakh.