Arpit Mahendra

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Maruti Suzuki WagonR Xtra Edition launched: 13 upgrades explained with prices

Maruti Suzuki WagonR Xtra Edition will be a limited-run edition that will come with 13 upgrades to the standard V variant, including the exterior, interior and features upgrades.

Indian Lamborghini buyers spend 20% plus value of the car on customisation: Sharad Agarwal

At the recent launch of the Lamborghini Huracan STO, we got in touch with the brand's India bossman - Sharad Agarwal. Here are some interesting insights from the interview and also, how Lamborghini plans to add more customers

EXCLUSIVE: Volkswagen Taigun India launch date, price details revealed! Tiguan delayed

Volkswagen Taigun is certainly the most important launch for the German brand in India and hence it is quite obvious that there is a lot of excitement around the compact SUV. In this story, we list out many much-awaited detai

Has Skoda outpriced itself in India with the overpriced Kushaq?

With a starting price of Rs 10.50 lakh (ex-showroom), the Skoda Kushaq range starts costs more than two of its prime rivals namely Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos. Why this, in our opinion, goes against the company's tagline!

Hyundai Alcazar Diesel/ Petrol Review: Make way for the new King!

Hyundai Alcazar is the first SUV by the company in the 6/7 seat segment in India and is now already on sale. Although priced competitively, the Hyundai Alcazar will rival the likes of the Tata Safari, MG Hector Plus and the u

Mahindra Thar Diesel AT, Goa, and love at third sight!

We went in search of the unknown parts of Goa in a Mahindra Thar and found more than just some scenic and tranquil locations. The SUV is known for being a capable off-roader but is it the perfect holiday companion as well? Fi

Hyundai Alcazar launch on June 18: Everything you need to know

The 6/7 seat 3-row SUV from Hyundai called the Alcazar will make its market debut in India later this month. This is how it plans to take on rivals like the MG Hector Plus and the Tata Safari.

Hyundai Alcazar revealed

Road to Circular Car Economy: Challenges, opportunities for Indian automotive sector

In order to understand the term 'Circular Car' or 'Circular Car Economy' in a better way and more, Express Drives recently got in touch with Raghu Gullapalli, Managing Director and Lead APAC Middle East, Industrial & Mobility

Amazing roads in India: World’s 2nd tallest Shiva statue with Honda Drive to Discover X

This year's Honda Drive to Discover X was all about driving some lovely cars like City, WR-V, and Jazz from Bengaluru to Goa along the beautiful coastline of Karnataka. Here is our experience!

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.

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