Arpit Mahendra

Arpit Mahendra has been writing about the automotive industry for over 12 years and is presently the Editor of Express Drives. Before taking up automotive journalism he wrote automotive and technology research reports. A traveller at heart, he prefers two-wheels over four and dreams of racing a fighter jet in a supercar someday.

Volkswagen Connect Review: Gateway to Connected Car Experience

Volkswagen Group launched the Volkswagen Connect on its cars in India some time back and in this story, we explain what VW Dataplug technology is, how it works and how does it affect your driving experience.

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Maruti Suzuki’s massive diesel gamble: Risk to its No.1 spot?

The big announcement from Maruti Suzuki to stop selling diesel vehicles from April 2020 has left many surprised. While smaller diesel cars were expected to fade off, could the end of Vitara Brezza, Ciaz diesel pose a threat t

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EXCLUSIVE: Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Petrol launching this Diwali: What to expect

Maruti Suzuki will launch the new Vitara Brezza petrol in India this Diwali before it will phase out diesel cars from its product line up. Here is what all the upcoming Vitara Brezza petrol will have on offer and what all to

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One big reason why Citroen might succeed in India and its not the Ambassador car!

PSA Group owned Citroen entered the Indian market yesterday. It's a late entry and many global carmakers have already failed to impress the Indian car buyer. However, Citroen has has something up its sleeve that could make th

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Jaguar I-Pace India launch in second half of 2020: Land Rover hybrid in 2019

Jaguar Land Rover India will launch its I-Pace electric car in the market in second half of 2020. The company will also launch a hybrid Land Rover SUV towards the end of this year as it moves towards an electrified and hybrid

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EXCLUSIVE! Hyundai Venue features similar to BMW 7 Series! Brezza rival’s mind-blowing offerings

The upcoming Hyundai Venue that was rumoured to be called the Styx earlier will come with some really interesting segment and India first features. Express Drives has now learned a few exciting features of this sub-compact SU

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Everyone’s looking for the magic half-price EV battery but nobody’s found it!

Bosch is the world's leading automotive supplier and is betting big on the growth in the Indian market. This is partly on the back of upcoming safety and emission regulations. In this exclusive interview, we discuss the suita

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2019 Ford Figo Facelift Review: Hits & Misses of this Maruti Suzuki Swift Rival

Ford has launched the new 2019 Figo facelift very recently at a price lower than the previous model. Whether the new 2019 Ford Figo is good enough to make space for itself in this segment and who should buy it is what we foun

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Volvo XC40 Road Test Review: Accidental encounter with snow for good!

The Volvo XC40 is the smallest SUV on sale by the company in India but that doesn't stop it from delivering well on fronts that larger SUV are considered to be apt for. We took the Volvo XC40 for a short trip to Mussoorie and

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2019 Ford Endeavour Review: Off-Road Champion, More Features but Cheaper!

The 2019 Ford Endeavour has been launched with some new features and is essentially a mild update. However, prices have gone down from the older version and we also drove it in the Thar Desert to test its off-road capabilitie

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2019 Honda Civic First Drive Review: Perfect to take on faux SUVs, almost!

The new 2019 Honda Civic launch is scheduled for the first week of March. We've just come back from driving the new Civic in Bangalore and have put the car to an extensive first-drive test. In this Honda Civic road test revie

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Mahindra XUV300 Review: Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport rival with killer price, features

Mahindra XUV300 is finally here after a long wait and series of speculation. We have already driven the vehicle in Goa and can now tell you whether the XUV300 sub-compact SUV is good enough to take on the Maruti Suzuki Vitara

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2019 Maruti Suzuki WagonR Review: Bigger, Bolder, Safer and next big blockbuster!

We recently drove the new 2019 Maruti Suzuki Wagon R in Udaipur to find out if it is any better and has what it takes to set the sales charts on fire. 2019 Maruti Suzuki Wagon R price in India starts at Rs 4.19 lakh (ex-showr

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Maruti Suzuki Swift waiting period to reduce as Suzuki’s second Gujarat plant starts production

Great news for Maruti Suzuki Swift buyers as Suzuki's second plant in Gujarat has gone live with all of its capacity presently allocated to making the Swift hatchback. The first plant already makes the Baleno and Swift presen

2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift News

EXCLUSIVE: 2019 Hyundai Creta launch date, prices out! Why Tata Harrier should watch out

Hyundai Creta with updated features and new variant will go on sale soon but we already have the launch date out in an exclusive! Check out the new features to make way in the Hyundai Creta and when can you buy the updated ra

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EXCLUSIVE: MG SUV for India specs, prices revealed! Tata Harrier rival almost as big as Toyota Fortuner

Exclusive details of MG SUV in India including price, design, features, interiors, engine, gearbox and more. Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass rival but closer to Toyota Fortuner in size! Our report tell you everything you need to k

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Jeep Compass Limited Plus 4×4 Review: New Features, more expensive but worth buying?

The new Jeep Compass Limited Plus variant comes with some important features that we think should have been launched at the time of launch in the top variant. That said, the new features are here now and cost about Rs 1 lakh

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2019 Nissan Kicks Review, Test Drive: Can it challenge the mighty Hyundai Creta?

Nissan Kicks, the worthy and proper challenger to the Hyundai Creta will be launched in India early next year and we have driven it in and around the Great Rann of Kutch. Here is what all the upcoming Kicks will have on offer

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2018 Range Rover Review: Finish line of most SUVs is a start for this Goliath

The new facelift Range Rover in its long wheelbase version is a massive vehicle with an amazingly comfortable cabin. Surprisingly, at about Rs 1.8 crore, ex-showroom, the Vogue variant we drove is the base in the Range Rover

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Tata Harrier Review, Test Drive: Hits and Misses of India’s most awaited vehicle in 2018

Tata Harrier has been the buzzword in the auto space in the last few months and has sparked huge interest among enthusiasts and prospective buyers. We've finally undertaken an extensive test drive of the Tata Harrier around J

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2018 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Review: No Longer a Boring MPV

The 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga comes with many new features and is actually completely new. We recently drove the car to find out if the new Ertiga can build on the success of its predecessor.

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Royal Enfield Interceptor, Continental GT 650 Review: Hits and misses!

Royal Enfield Interceptor and Continental GT are finally here! The wait for a parallel-twin Bullet is over although these motorcycles aren't exactly the Bullet and are all-new. Royal Enfield Interceptor and Continental GT pri

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2018 Hyundai Santro Manual Review: The Indian small car icon is back with a bang!

The Santro is back, and we drive the new avatar of one of India's favourite Small Cars to find out what really has improved, we evaluate the safety, engine and design of the new car and whether it still has what it takes to t

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Five foolish ways how Indian parents endanger their children in cars, bikes

In this article, we take a look at some of the most astonishingly stupid ways in which Indian parents endanger the lives of their children. Whatever be the excuse for such actions, it's the innocent kids who might pay the pri

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Bigger Chinese SUV than Hyundai Creta: MG Motor’s massive onslaught in India, electric SUV soon

MG Motor India's first product, an SUV will not compete with the Hyundai Creta and will be larger than the Honda CR-V. The company's second launch will be an electric SUV and all of these are Chinese! So what really can one l

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New 2018 Hyundai Santro Review: Can the new Santro bring back the old magic?

2018 Hyundai Santro review: Hyundai Santro (Atos in some global markets) is no doubt the biggest car launch of the year in India and we have just driven the car at the company's plant in Chennai. The new Santro now gets a bet

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Hacking cars is possible and the right software to prevent it is what we are working on among many technologies: Frank Jourdan, Continental

From data security to an increasing number of motor vehicle accidents, the automotive industry today is facing multiple challenges. In India, there are some unique problems that make it hard for new technologies such as elect

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