Car & Bike Reviews

Tata Hexa Review: Has Tata been successful in overcoming quality issues with the Hexa?

Tata Hexa Review: Has Tata been successful in overcoming quality issues with the Hexa?

Jun 16, 2017

We took an old and 22,000 + km run Tata Hexa to find out if it signals a real transformation in the quality approach for Tata Motors. The results turned out to be quite surprising!

Volkswagen Tiguan Review – Excellent by capability but challenged by price, worth buying?

Volkswagen Tiguan Review – Excellent by capability but challenged by price, worth buying?

Jun 09, 2017

The Volkswagen Tiguan is the company’s return to India’s premium SUV segment. However, at its peice it falls in the radar of Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. Who should buy it then and why? We find out.

Ford Figo S diesel from Ahmedabad to Delhi: Decoding the ‘S’

Ford Figo S diesel from Ahmedabad to Delhi: Decoding the ‘S’

Jun 02, 2017

The latest update on the Ford Figo got sportier with a stiffer suspension setup. So, what happens when this setup is subjected to a long haul considering the vexatious traffic conditions and did the Figo S turn out to be fun to drive or not? Read on to know

Isuzu MU-X Review: A proper utilitarian SUV but worth the price?

Isuzu MU-X Review: A proper utilitarian SUV but worth the price?

Jun 01, 2017

In a world where most SUVs are loaded with comfort features, the Isuzu MU-X comes across as a proper utilitarian, as well as, a functional vehicle. However, is it worth the price tag it commands?

2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire Review: Finally a desirable compact sedan

2017 Maruti Suzuki Dzire Review: Finally a desirable compact sedan

May 30, 2017

Yes, the headline sounds like an oxymoron. After all, how can a compact sedan be desirable because to be so it first needs to look good? I was of the same opinion but the new 2017 Dzire has changed that and here’s why

Triumph Bonneville T100 review: You can pick this over the T120, here’s why

Triumph Bonneville T100 review: You can pick this over the T120, here’s why

May 24, 2017

The T100 isn’t meant for the performance hungry, this is meant for someone who appreciates the heritage and the classic DNA.

Audi A4 30 TFSI Review, the perfect ‘in-betweener’

Audi A4 30 TFSI Review, the perfect ‘in-betweener’

May 02, 2017

The new Audi A4 is lighter, cleaner, smarter and richer in terms of features, but it comes across as an ‘in-betweener’ car in its segment. We explain its strengths and weaknesses.

Ford Figo S Diesel Review: Are the new tweaks worth the extra moolah?

Ford Figo S Diesel Review: Are the new tweaks worth the extra moolah?

Apr 25, 2017

The Figo and Aspire have gone through a mid-life update, but, unlike other cars which only have cosmetic updates, Ford India have done something more. So, is the ‘bit more’ worth the extra money and would it entice a buyer to go in for the S trim over the standard variants?

Toyota Fortuner Petrol review, a choice for a select few

Toyota Fortuner Petrol review, a choice for a select few

May 02, 2017

A bulky SUV, a Toyota, a Fortuner but one with a petrol engine! Can a petrol SUV make sense in India? We found out.

Jaguar Art of Performance Tour, an airstrip and a few leaping cats

Jaguar Art of Performance Tour, an airstrip and a few leaping cats

Apr 18, 2017

At the Jaguar Art of Performance Tour at the Amby Valley airstrip, the entire range of Jaguar was present to be experienced. An airstrip and a bunch of leaping cats to play with! It doesn’t get any better than this, does it?

TVS Victor long-term review: Reincarnated, but does it still have the ‘Victor’ charm?

TVS Victor long-term review: Reincarnated, but does it still have the ‘Victor’ charm?

Apr 05, 2017

Having covered 1,060 kms on the odometer, the TVS Victor is turning out to be an impressive commuter but has its own shortcomings. Here is our report based on more than a month’s riding

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross long-term review, never judge a book by its cover

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross long-term review, never judge a book by its cover

Apr 04, 2017

In our second long-term review update of the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross 1.6 Alpha, we share details on the everyday practicality of the crossover and how it feels to drive in various conditions and how much it costs to run.

Ford Aspire Diesel Long Term Review: Introductory Report

Ford Aspire Diesel Long Term Review: Introductory Report

Mar 29, 2017

The Ford Aspire comes across as an aggressive looking package in a segment filled with a mundane design language. We welcome it in the Express Drives’ garage with open arms and find out what it is good for and what could have been better

Ducati XDiavel S review – Outrageous, weird and scary but a cruiser?

Ducati XDiavel S review – Outrageous, weird and scary but a cruiser?

Mar 21, 2017

Open the throttle hard and you instantly feel like you’re the coyote in the Road Runner series with a rocket underneath you. The XDiavel S surges ahead with ferociousness that regular cruisers can not even dream of.

Tata Tigor Review, sign of a company getting younger

Tata Tigor Review, sign of a company getting younger

Mar 20, 2017

After an unsuccessful attempt at the sub-compact sedan segment with the Zest, Tata Motors is back with the new Tigor. Is it any good? Read the review to find out.

Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS review, is Maruti Suzuki’s debut in the performance segment good enough?

Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS review, is Maruti Suzuki’s debut in the performance segment good enough?

Mar 09, 2017

For a brand that’s known for fuel-efficient and budget cars, can the Baleno RS turn out to be the ideal car for an enthusiast? We found out at the Buddh International Circuit.

Yamaha FZ25 review: This ups the game for the brand with pricing done just right

Yamaha FZ25 review: This ups the game for the brand with pricing done just right

Mar 05, 2017

Having ridden the motorcycle through some scenic roads in Goa, we’re convinced the FZ25 has reasons to appeal to buyers of this segment

Honda WR-V review, can the late comer win the race?

Honda WR-V review, can the late comer win the race?

May 02, 2017

We’ve driven it in the beautiful city of Goa and have a clear answer on whether the WR-V has what it takes to compete with biggies such as the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and the Ford EcoSport.

New 2017 Honda City Review, good enough to take back the top spot again?

New 2017 Honda City Review, good enough to take back the top spot again?

Feb 20, 2017

With a new top variant and new features, can the new Honda City regain the top slot in its segment? We find out.

Volkswagen Ameo TDI (diesel) review, better in most ways but falls short of perfection

Volkswagen Ameo TDI (diesel) review, better in most ways but falls short of perfection

May 02, 2017

Most powerful car in its segment and possibly the best interior quality and features too. Yet, the Volkswagen Ameo TDI (diesel) falls short of being the best in the business. Here’s why.

Delhi to Kathmandu: Kawasaki Ninja 250R, Royal Enfield Thunderbird and a 2,400 km wild ride

Delhi to Kathmandu: Kawasaki Ninja 250R, Royal Enfield Thunderbird and a 2,400 km wild ride

Mar 09, 2017

Kawasaki Ninja 250, Royal Enfield Thunderbird and pure motorcylist comaraderie: Six days, two motorcycles and two very bored friends

Indian Scout Sixty review: laid-back yet nimble

Indian Scout Sixty review: laid-back yet nimble

Feb 06, 2017

Most cruisers exude an easy-going character which is meant for straight highway runs. However, the Indian Scout Sixty is a different offering from the American motorcycle manufacturer. How? Time to find out

Polaris RZR 800, Sportsman 400, Phoenix 200 review: the perfect weekend toys

Polaris RZR 800, Sportsman 400, Phoenix 200 review: the perfect weekend toys

Feb 03, 2017

Polaris has been aggressive in its marketing strategy with its entire portfolio available in India. That said, to test such vehicles, a proper closed track with professionals is also needed. At the latest outlet opening of the Polaris Experience Zone in Kundli, we got our hands on the Ranger RZR 800, the Sportsman 400 and the Phoenix 200, which can be the perfect mud-plugging machines.

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross 1.6 long-term review, largely surprising and great to drive!

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross 1.6 long-term review, largely surprising and great to drive!

Feb 01, 2017

Crossovers in simple words and on most occasions refer to a vehicle with a long set of compromises as it’s too hard trying to do a bit of everything to keep everyone happy. In a large number of cases, such vehicles fail to please any type of buyer as one finds it hard to ascertain who’s this car actually for. Can the S-Cross 1.6 Alpha be any different? We found out and came back surprised.

Is Delhi-Agra-Lucknow Expressway safe enough? We find out in a Toyota Innova Crysta 2.8

Is Delhi-Agra-Lucknow Expressway safe enough? We find out in a Toyota Innova Crysta 2.8

May 02, 2017

How safe is it to undertake the Delhi-Agra-Lucknow route through the newly inaugurated expressway? We tell you in detail the dangers to watch out for and the detours you would need to take till the construction is complete.

Maruti Suzuki Ignis Review: Unconventional, funky but should you buy it?

Maruti Suzuki Ignis Review: Unconventional, funky but should you buy it?

Feb 07, 2017

Maruti Suzuki was known to design simple looking cars that had just about adequate features, until they announced the ‘Transformotion’ philosophy. The Ignis is the latest iteration from the manufacturer and it is a rather unconventional design, inside and outside.

Honda Jazz Diesel Long Term Review Closure Report – All that’s good or not in the Jazz

Honda Jazz Diesel Long Term Review Closure Report – All that’s good or not in the Jazz

Jan 19, 2017

In addition to the impressive fuel efficiency, the Honda Jazz diesel does not compromise on handling, ride quality and performance. As the premium hatchback exits the Express Drives’ garage, we do a round-up of what are the hits and misses

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