Arpit Mahendra

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Exclusive: All-new 2022 Mahindra Scorpio launch in early 2022: Changes explained

New Mahindra Scorpio 2022 Launch Date, Expected Price and Specs:: New 2022 Mahindra Scorpio is going to be an all-new model but will continue to be underpinned on a ladder frame chassis unlike its sibling XUV500, which is bas

New Mahindra Scorpio 2022 Launch, Mahindra Scorpio 2022 Specifications

How Jeep went too far with 3D modelling, 3-row SUV plans for India: Ralph Gilles explains

Ralph Gilles was one of the early adopters for digital design in the automobile industry, maybe too early. He highlights why he and his team had to take a step back to clay modelling. He also mentions the upcoming 3-row midsi

Ralph Gilles Design Head Jeep Wagoneer

Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine Test Drive Review: Master of all trades!

In 2020, Mercedes-Benz got 53 percent of its sales from the sedan portfolio and now the company is pushing the game with the new A-Class Limousine. How good is it? We find out in this review.

Exclusive: 2021 Maruti Suzuki Celerio Launch in Mid-May: Larger, Smarter, Safer

The upcoming 2021 Maruti Suzuki Celerio will have some significant improvements over the outgoing model. Here is what all to expect from the new Celerio and when can you see it in the showrooms.

BMW M340i xDrive Review: Quickest Made in India Car

The BMW M340i xDrive is a hoot to drive but can it relate back to the older BMWs that were such a driving delight?

MG’s Nexon EV rival in the works: Developing new 500 km battery pack

MG Motor India is working to introduce a new electric vehicle under the Rs 20 lakh mark. Additionally, the automaker is looking to assemble EV batteries at its Halol plant in India.

Renault Kiger Road Test Review: Beats the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza?

Renault Kiger - the platform sibling of Nissan Magnite primarily rubs shoulders against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Nissan Magnite, Toyota Urban Cruiser and the Tata Nexon in the highly competitive subcompact SU

Royal Enfield MiY Review: Customized riding gear at great prices

Royal Enfield's MiY or Make-It-Yours initiative offers liberty to the customers in terms of bike, riding gear and apparel customization and we recently tried the said platform on a helmet and a T-shirt. Here's our experience

Volkswagen Taigun spearheading brand’s transformation to an SUV maker for Indians

The Volkswagen Taigun, the company claims, will be the safest, strongly built SUV in the segment, fun to drive and full of features.

Will Robotics replace manual labour in the car/bike manufacturing industry?

The MD of Rockwell Automation sheds some light on the new normal as well as how Robotics enhances the quality of products and how much it helps the ground staff.

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross AT long-term Review: Few Misses but Great Value!

Maruti Suzuki S-Cross has been in Express Drives' long-term fleet for around three months now. Here is how the journey has been so far!

Did Tata Gravitas become Safari due to Covid-19? Inside Story of Tata Motors’ boardroom

Tata Safari making a sudden comeback has been good news as well as puzzling to many. What we knew as the Tata Gravitas for long suddenly became the Safari so in this story we tell you one of the reasons that in the board room

2021 Audi A4 Facelift Test Drive Review: Lot More than Jack of all Trades Defines its Strength

The new Audi A4 facelift has finally arrived in India to take on rivals like the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, BMW 3 Series, the Jaguar XE and the upcoming Volvo S60. We drive the new sedan to find out what it has to offer and shoul

Timeless Mahindra Book Review: Tracing the roots of Mahindra to the new Thar

No matter how much you know about Mahindra or how many Mahindra vehicles you've owned, it's only when you read Adil's Timeless Mahindra that you'll realise the ocean of information you missed out on exploring.

Is Tata Safari’s rebirth its end? Why THE Real Safari might not be back again

Tata Motors has just confirmed that the 'Safari' will be back in the form of the seven-seater Gravitas! Now, being a highly popular and aspirational moniker, will this renaming help in terms of reviving the sentiments of the

Nissan Magnite Test Drive Review: Is this lifeline good enough?

Nissan Magnite - the company's subcompact SUV will battle it out with some of the most popular vehicles in this segment like Tata Nexon, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Kia Sonet, Mahindra XUV300 and many more. That said, things

2020 Hyundai i20 First Drive Review: India’s most feature-loaded hot hatch

The all-new 2020 Hyundai i20 has finally been launched and we sampled both the 1.0-litre turbo DCT as well as the 1.5-litre diesel manual on Indian roads. On paper, the new i20 is the most feature-loaded premium hatchback in


Safe and easy road trips as India unlocks amid Covid-19: Road conditions, things to do explained

Express Drives team undertook a few road trips after the unlock to find destinations where you can drive or ride to without having to worry about road conditions and crowds and satiate your wanderlust.

How Tata Motors turned around the Harrier’s fortune to make it one of the highest-selling SUVs of the brand

The Tata Harrier SUV that comes based on the Land Rover platform, missed out on some popular features like a sunroof, an Automatic Transmission and an All-Wheel Drive at the time of its launch, and out of these, the first two

BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe Review: Redefining Entry-Level Luxury Sedans

The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe ditches the famed rear-wheel-drive layout for a front-wheel one. Does that mean it's no longer fun to drive? Also, it's got a great design but has it got enough features and technology to justify i

Exclusive: 2021 Mahindra XUV500 launch delayed to April 2021 | Petrol engines options, seat layout revealed

The upcoming 2021 Mahindra XUV500 will feature a big change in terms of powertrain. Moreover, the awaited model will get a flexible seating layout. As far as pricing is concerned, the SUV will most likely undercut its rivals

Kia Sonet Review: Diesel AT, Petrol iMT Pros & Cons

The all-new Kia Sonet is set to be launched in India on 18th September and will challenge the likes of the Hyundai Venue, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon and Mahindra XUV 300 in the segment. So has the Sonet got what it takes to be

Exclusive! MG Gloster SUV interior, cabin images out: High-end premium features at an unbelievable price

MG Gloster will get an interesting set of features, some of which you can find only in some high-end luxury cars. Express Drives has managed to get some interior shots of the upcoming SUV and here is what all it will pack in!

Mercedes-Benz EQC Electric SUV Review: Poster Child of ‘Luxury’ Green Mobility

The Mercdes-Benz EQC electric SUV launch is going to happen soon but we've been able to drive it already in the city and on the test track of ICAT. We've been getting many queries about the performance, real-world range, batt

2020 Mahindra Thar Brief Drive Review: Strength, Flaws and Changes

The all-new Mahindra Thar has finally made its India debut today, on Independence Day. The iconic off-roader is not only bigger & better than before but also has some modern features up its sleeve. We recently spent some qual

MG Hector Plus Review: Toyota Innova (Crysta) Finally Gets Competition After Years!

The MG Hector Plus is here to primarily challenge the dominance of Toyota Innova Crysta in the people mover segment. But is it good enough to worry the king of MPVs and that too at a significantly lower price tag? We drove it

Big News! Hyundai Venue to introduce iMT before Kia Sonet: Benefits vs AMT explained

IMT vs ATM: Hyundai's latest innovation is a new type of transmission that allows you to shift like a conventional manual but without the need for a clutch pedal. The iMT is like any other automatic transmission as it doesn't

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