Ashok George

  • Review: 2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 25-05-2013 04:32 PM

    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...
  • What's special about the DSG gearbox on the Volkswagen Polo GT TSI 04-05-2013 12:42 PM

    Mumbai: The Volkswagen Polo GT TSI is the German carmaker's most advanced hatchback in India yet. Now, we've already told you about the technology that governs its engine - TSI (you can read about it here) but it also has one of the most advanced gearboxes - a dual clutch...
  • 2013 Chevrolet Sail UVA review 03-02-2013 02:01 PM

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  • Maruti Alto 800 review 17-10-2012 02:48 PM

    Ten years is a long time for a car to be the top seller. Ten years is also a long time for a car to not get any serious updates. So I don't even have to tell you how badly the Alto needed an update seeing how it has been...
  • First drive: 2012 Maruti Alto 800 30-09-2012 12:23 PM

    Ten years is a long time for a car to be the top seller. Ten years is also a long time for a car to not get any serious updates. So I don't even have to tell you how badly the Alto needed an update seeing how it has been...
  • Review: Hyundai 'iGen' i20 09-06-2012 03:15 PM

    Here's the thing with updates in the automotive world. If the update involves only visual details, sooner or later people will figure out that there is not enough meat in the upgrade and the numbers will drop. If it involves only mechanical changes, people won't see anything different in the...
  • Review: The Piaggio Vespa scooter 26-04-2012 02:06 PM

    People call us the generation Z. We grew up with MP3s, gameboys, iPods, text messaging, Playstations, Xboxes, WiFi and countless similar luxuries. But in the process we missed out on rock and roll, the summer of love, VW buses, discos, tie and dye clothing and flower power. There is one...
  • Roadtest: 2012 Mahindra Xylo E9 16-03-2012 10:29 AM

    Remember that guy you met at a party who had really, really bad teeth. The first time you met him you thought to yourself, "Oh my good God!" Then you kept seeing him at all the other parties and you got over his really bad teeth. Then after you met...
  • First drive: Tata Sumo Gold 19-01-2012 05:03 PM

    My first memory of the Sumo is of a massive vehicle barrelling towards my dad's car while waiting at a red light. I remember it coming to a halt next to our car and sort of going into a nosedive. In my childhood ignorance, oblivious to the benefits of hard...
  • Mahindra XUV500 vs Ford Endeavour 29-12-2011 05:12 PM

    Think America and there are a few things that come to mind " big juicy burgers, stars and stripes, Led Zeppelin, hot dogs and massive gas guzzling trucks. And that last part of America is what has made its way into India in the form of the Ford Endeavour. The...
  • First drive: 2011 Tata Indica Vista 21-12-2011 04:12 PM

    Now we are no strangers to the Indica. We have been seeing Tata's first attempt at a passenger car since its introduction in 1998. In its lifetime it has had many incarnations such as the Indica, Indica V2, Indicab, Indica eV2 and lately the Indica Vista. What Tata tried with...
  • Toyota Corolla Altis travelogue 08-12-2011 12:36 PM

    When Babur decided it was time to lay the foundations for the Mughal empire, he marched his armies across the Khyber Pass and into Delhi. Once he had claimed Delhi for himself he figured out that a little southeast of Delhi was a sprawling city known as Agra where much...
  • Old Yamaha R15 versus new Yamaha R15 version 2.0 05-12-2011 02:26 PM

    The first generation R15 did two things. It gave the enthusiast an immensely capable chassis mated to a scorcher of an engine. It also finally gave the wannabe a fully faired motorcycle and one that shared DNA with two great supersport motorcycles " the R1 and the R6. The enthusiast...
  • Audi Q5 2.0 TDI first drive 14-11-2011 09:46 AM

    What do Katherine Heigl and Gul Panag have in common? Both make us line up at the box office. Both make guest appearances in our dreams. Both have graced several magazine covers. Both make it to our list of top ten pin up girls. Aside from all this, there is...