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  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 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. ...
  • 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 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....
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Overdrive: Review of Verito Vibe June 15, 2013

    Mahindra and Mahindra launches a new car Verito Vibe which is based on Verito Sedan. It is one of the most spacious cars. ...
  • Mahindra Verito Vibe review: No sportiness in this package June 7, 2013

    Mahindra has chopped another vehicle, this time the Verito sedan has gone under the knife (or axe?). We've seen a surprising amount of interest and discussion around this vehicle, particularly its polarising appearance. We took the Verito Vibe around Mumbai for a spin and came away with mixed feelings. Visual...
  • Mahindra Xylo H9 review: The required changes didn't happen June 1, 2013

    Did the Mahindra Xylo need improvements? The short answer to this is yes, it did. But, not so much in terms of the drivetrain, but more with regards to dynamics and fit and finish. But, that's not happened. What Mahindra has done instead is to give the variants a new...
  • Review: 2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 May 25, 2013

    They say it's made like a gun, but goes like the stuff that comes out of it. It is India's own world renowned classic motorcycle. Earlier it was only available in black. But now it is also available in Forest Green. Some call it Royal Enfield. Most of us grew...
  • Honda Amaze diesel review: Excels in performance, efficiency, price May 23, 2013

    Mumbai: It has come in late but as they say some things are better late than never. In this case, the sigh of relief will be heard from Honda as well as the thousands of consumers who have been waiting forever for Honda to introduce a diesel engine in the...
  • First drive 2013 Jeep Wrangler: A Swiss Army knife on four wheels May 10, 2013

    The sun picked a nice spot in the sky to shoot its fearsome rays down on us. It's a hot Texan day at the Inks Ranch, a day that demands you sit indoors with a cool beer and bare minimum clothing. It's most certainly not a day for being out...
  • Chevrolet Enjoy review: Excels in space, ride quality, driving ease May 9, 2013

    Mumbai: The Chevrolet Enjoy is the third model from the GM SAIC partnership and will be available in both petrol and diesel variants. We drove both the models and came back with mixed reactions. The Enjoy isn't the best looking MPV out there but is a smart design. It looks...
  • Grudge match: Honda Amaze dethrones the Maruti Swift Dzire May 4, 2013

    The Dzire has won every comparison test in Overdrive. Even last month, after driving to Goa and back in six entry level diesel sedans, we came to the conclusion that the Maruti is the undisputed champion. However things change, and after a long wait Honda has now joined the party...
  • First drive: 2013 BMW 730Ld in India April 28, 2013

    Every single day auto makers thrive hard to make the automobile more efficient and powerful. And to differentiate their offerings in a crowded market place, car makers also come up with a host of new comfort features. BMW is one such auto maker that continues to add more features and...
  • Mahindra e2o review: A very strong case as a second or third car April 20, 2013

    The e2o is an electric car developed by the Mahindra Reva Electric Car Company. It's the successor to the Reva India's first electric car. The big question is if India is prepared for a car of its kind. Nearly a decade ago it wasn't but how far have things progressed...
  • 2013 KTM 390 Duke review: This is a fast little motorcycle April 20, 2013

    Mumbai: In a strange sort of way they're are strong reminders of the 200 but this is a very different motorcycle. The riding position is exactly the same and the 10mm lower seat makes no difference. At low revs, there are clearly more vibes and all the test ride bikes...

Auto News

Audi to hike prices from May 1; R8 model to cost Rs 1.68 crore

German luxury carmaker Audi said it will hike prices across the models by an average 3 per cent from next month to offset currency fluctuation and increased input costs.

Bikes

Honda Activa 125 bookings start in India

Honda showcased the much awaited Activa 125 at the Delhi Auto Expo earlier this year. While the launch was supposed to happen immediately after the expo, it has now been understood that it has been delayed till later this month or next.

Cars

2015 Chevrolet Cruze to debut at New York International Auto Show

The 2015 Chevrolet Cruze will debut at the New York International Auto Show to be held this month. The new Cruze has received exterior style changes, interior revisions and connectivity upgrades.