• 2013 Honda CR-V review December 15, 2012

    The 2013 Honda CR-V should do well, particularly when the 1.6 litre diesel arrives to complete the package. ...
  • 2012 Fiat Panda first drive May 6, 2012

    Is the new Fiat Panda destined for India? Officially, there are no plans to make or sell it outside Europe but it looks entirely suitable for our market and an ideal successor to the now-discontinued Palio. Examine the size and specification: a tall, five-door, five-seater 365cm long, it is about...
  • First drive: 2012 Suzuki Sport March 26, 2012

    Although it is one of Overdrive's favourite cars, the Suzuki Swift is under-rated in Europe. Suzuki is a relatively small player there and the previous Swift, introduced in 2005, was its first mainstream car. It takes time for buyers and dealers to get up to speed. Which may explain Suzuki's...
  • First drive: 2012 Hyundai Sonata February 21, 2012

    Appreciation of car brands depends on where you live. Hyundai has been consistently successful in India but only recently garnered a good reputation in Europe and the United States. In those long-established markets Korean cars had been seen as upstarts with indifferent design, lacking in new technology, and saleable only...