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.

Honda City Long-Term Road Test Report in Pictures: Pros & Cons Explained

The fourth-generation Honda City completes two months in the Express Drives long term fleet. Here are this C-segment sedan's pros and cons explained in images.


Hyundai Kona Electric Review India: Ushering in a EV Revolution

The Hyundai Kona with its 452km range claim is the first practical and user-friendly electric vehicle along with the essential safety and comfort features, one can buy in India today

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2019 BMW S1000 RR Review: India’s best 1000cc Superbike is stupendously phenomenal!

BMW S1000 RR was launched about 10 years back to dominate the litre-class superbike segment and that it did with authority. Now there's a brand new version that is lighter, faster, smarter and easier to ride. Well, that's wha

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Honda City Long-Term Review: Bit Old but still Legit Gold!

The City continues to offer a good balance between modern, elegant and dynamic appeal although the present version is more inclined towards elegance and practicality than sportiness unlike some of the early-gen models.

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MG Hector India launch date confirmed! Prices to rival Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass

The MG Hector price in India is expected to fall in-between the range of Rs 13 lakh to Rs 19 lakh (ex-showroom). It will compete in the mid-size SUV segment with the likes of Hyundai Creta, Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass as well

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MG Hector Review: British or Chinese this Tata Harrier, Jeep Compass rival?

MG Hector that is claimed to be India's first Internet car has been creating a lot of hype and finally, we got a chance to drive it and find out if it can make a foothold in the fiercely competed compact SUV space or not! Mor

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Jeep Compass Trailhawk Review: Off-Road Gladiator, On-Road Champion

We recently drove the Jeep Compass Trailhawk, which is the hardcore off-road biased variant of the mid-size SUV in Lonavala. During our first drive, we tested the SUV to its limits in its natural habitat to find out if it is

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Hyundai Venue Petrol, Diesel Video Review: Breaking the Maruti Vitara Brezza Shackles

We have recently driven the all-new Hyundai Venue SUV that is being touted as India's first connected car. The Venue is currently one of the hottest and highly anticipated offerings in the sub-compact SUV territory that aims

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Hyundai Kona electric SUV India launch on 9th July: India’s 1st e-SUV

The Hyundai Kona EV, country's first all-electric SUV is going to launch in India on the 9th of July this year. Prices are expected to fall in-between the range of Rs 20 lakh to Rs 25 lakh.

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Tata Intra: Building on the massive success of “Chhota Haathi”, the Tata Ace

Tata Motors today launched its new compact truck Intra. Tata Intra is larger than the extremely successful Ace and aims at catering to the needs of the evolving compact commercial vehicle segment. here's what makes it special

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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

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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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