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.

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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New 2018 Honda CR-V Review: Least powerful diesel, yet, massively impressive!

The new 2018 Honda CR-V is set to be launched on 9th October and finally it will come with a diesel engine and seven seats. But will these changes along with many others be enough to take on the likes of the mighty Toyota For

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Exclusive: Maruti Suzuki electric revealed! WagonR like design but looks premium

Maruti Suzuki's first ever electric vehicle's prototype testing is set to begin from next month but we have images of the car already. here's what it looks like and what to expect from this small Maruti Suzuki electric car.

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Hyundai India’s big electric vehicle push! Creta-like electric SUV launching next year

Hyundai India has announced big plans for electric vehicles in India at the Global Mobility Summit, MOVE. Apart from announcing new EV launch plans the company also confirmed a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle for India. The first

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2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift Review: Hits and misses explained

The new 2018 Maruti Suzuki 2018 Ciaz facelift might look like a minor update on first look but has some major mechanical changes too, especially a brand new petrol engine. Will this mid-cycle facelift be enough to keep it com

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Electric vehicles could get cheaper as Finance Ministry might approve Rs 4,000 crore vehicle subsidy

This scheme isn't going to make passenger electric vehicles cheaper so its impact on individual buyers will be minimal. However, electric vehicle adoption in India should ideally start with fleet services including city buses

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Rajiv Bajaj’s Harley-Davidson 250 cc bike ‘pipsqueak’ remark! How he could be right about the iconic American bikemaker’s plans

Rajiv Bajaj has played down any threat from the upcoming Harley-Davidson 250 - 500 cc bike by calling it pipsqueak. It might sound surprising but Bajaj might not be wrong about global major Harley-Davidson. Here's what makes

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Ford delivers one-millionth car in India: Most successful Ford cars yet and upcoming models including new Aspire, Figo

Ford has just delivered its one-millionth car in India and the said unit is a Freestyle. The company's Figo, Ecosport and Ikon have been the key drivers for this milestone. Ford has also thrown light on its interesting produc

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Porsche 718 Cayman Review – Iconic, fast and fun! All for less than Rs 1 crore

Porsche 718 Cayman in its new avatar comes with a small 2.0 litre engine instead of a flat-six motor. Can the car still offer impressive performance and remain true to the roots of Porsche sports cars? We set out to find the

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Ford Endeavour 3.2 4×4 AT Travel Review: Exploration Possible For Everyone

The Ford Endeavour 3.2 L 4x4 AT is the best SUV in its segment right now and can make off-roading easy even for an amateur. Here's why we were impressed so much by the Ford Endeavour when we took it to a journey on and off-ro

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Apollo AlphaH1 Tyre Review: Can this Made in India premium tyre take on global experts?

If you own a KTM 390 Duke, RC 390 or a TVS Apache RR310 then there's a new high-performance tyre in the market, the Apollo Alpha-H1. We've had the tyre for some time now and have tested it thoroughly to find out if it's up to

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BSVI will be the death of small diesel cars and EVs could be cheaper than petrol cars by 2025: Mayank Pareek, Tata Motors

Tata Motors is making good pace in the area of electric mobility and is already producing electric Tigors and has some impressive concepts also in store. So is all this indicative of a huge shift by Tata Motors in the right d

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Triumph Street Triple RS Review: Wickedly fast & smarter

The new Triumph Street Triple RS is the most fierce Street Triple ever that brings to table some major improvements compared to the older generation model. So, is this the best Street Triple yet? We tell you in this comprehen

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Kia aims to be among top 5 carmakers in India: Why it’s confident of ranking alongside Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Mahindra, Tata Motors and Honda

KIA plans a big grand entry to India in 2019 and has already commenced the construction of its plant in Andhra Pradesh's Anantpur District. At the Auto Expo 2018 the company showcased its entire global product range along wit

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Audi S5 Sportback Review: Champion of versatility!

The Audi S5 has a cracker of an engine and luxurious interiors. Two cars in one, some might say but many attempts at such a car in the past have resulted in major compromises in one or more areas. But can the new Audi S5 be d

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Volkswagen Tiguan, dash to Agra and why Tiguan has no parallel: No Taj Mahal in this story

Can an SUV really be fun to drive? We found out the answer to this question by heading to Agra for a quick trip. Our trusty steed for the trip was the Volkswagen Tiguan. And just because we are going to Agra doesn't mean we'r

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Suzuki GSX-S750 Review: Why Triumph, Kawasaki, Ducati and Honda should be worried

At Rs 7.45 lakh, the Suzuki GSX-S750 is priced extremely well. The motorcycle looks great, goes fast, has good features and sounds amazing! Here's why we think the Suzuki GSX-S750 can give Triumph, Honda, Ducati and Kawasaki

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Up to 50% buyers opting for automatic transmissions in large cities including Delhi: Ford India

Ford India's President & Managing Director, Anurag Mehrotra explains how popular automatic transmissions are becoming across India. In addition, we explain the reasons behind this growing demand for automatics and their futur

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Tata Tiago AMT Review: Unimpressive, avoidable as AMT fails to deliver on expectations

Tata Tiago AMT Review: The Tata Tiago AMT during our long-term test turned out to be quite disappointing. Surprising as it might sound in today's time, The AMT gearbox turned out to be lacking on many fronts and as a result,

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Ford Freestyle Review: Combines form and function, not just an inflated bodysuit

Ford Freestyle is the latest vehicle to enter the sub-compact crossover segment in India. Multiple carmakers have tried their luck in this category without much success. The Ford Freestyle, however, is a lot different than it

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2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Facelift Review: The best just got better!

Mercedes-Benz S-Class for long has been the most preferred luxury sedan across the globe. However, with competition from BMW, Audi and Jaguar heating up, the S-Class needed an upgrade and that's what we drove recently in Hyde

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Volkswagen Group’s Tesla-killer electric cars at Geneva Motor Show 2018

Tesla became the top player in the EV space, leaving traditional carmakers worried about future prospects as none of them had the cars to take on Elon Musk's company. That said, large carmakers were not to remain silent and o

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Volkswagen I.D. Vizzion Concept proves future motoring will not involve driving!

What makes this range so important is the fact that while most other electric cars have turned out to be ultra expensive versions of their gas-plugging counterparts, VW is planning to make this range available to the public a

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