Lijo Mathai

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Kia Sonet iMT review, road test: Sub-4m SUV with max features and convenience

The Kia Sonet iMT is one stylish-looking car and it has got multiple features that will keep everyone around really happy as well. But does it have any shortcomings? We list them out to you.

Low downpayment and rate of interest on Yamaha FZ25: Details explained

Both the bikes are readily available with dealerships and immediate delivery too is being promised. The Yamaha FZ25 competitors include the Bajaj Dominar 250, and Suzuki Gixxer 250. 

Upcoming Techo Electra electric bike image leaked: Revolt RV400 rival’s expected range, price

The claimed range of the Techo Electra bike should be more than 100km, with a fast charger option dialed in. However, the top speed will be restricted to 80kmph.

Triumph Street Triple R review, road test: High daily useability, misses out on RS’ rawness

The Triumph Street Triple R will mostly be the only sports bike you will ever need. Except for perhaps when you have to go grocery shopping or carry a pillion.

Meet Odysse Electric: India’s first on-sale sportsbike-inspired electric bike maker

An Indian company from Gujarat with experience in green tech has now entered the EV space with their two-wheelers. We take a look at what are the future thoughts of the company.

Exclusive: Odysse Evoqis electric sportsbike specs, range, on-road price revealed

The Odysse Evoqis motorcycle has a top speed of 80kmph while the automatic transmission accords a City Drive, Parking, Sports and Reverse modes.

Car buyers opting for more Tata petrol cars than diesel: Here’s why!

Tata Motors in its ICE portfolio currently offers the Tiago, Tigor, Altroz, Nexon, and Harrier cars. Out of these, only the Tiago and Tigor don't offer a diesel engine whereas the Harrier doesn't have a petrol motor.

Tata Tiago discounts

CNG passenger cars in India and why Tata, Renault, Mahindra should adopt the technology quickly

The CNG cars in India are quite low in number, with an even lesser number of carmaker players present in the segment. How will this help both manufacturers as well as the buyers? Read on.

Toyota Innova Crysta facelift India launch may be delayed: Here’s why!

The refreshed Toyota Innova Crysta could go on sale in December 2020, if the situation continues for some more time. It gets new features but retains the engines.

2021 toyota Innova Crysta facelift expected india launch

5 reasons to buy an electric vehicle this festive season: No pollution, saving money and more

Buying an electric vehicle is quite beneficial these days as there is always the lower maintenance proposition, higher resale value equation and less running costs.

Volkswagen India introduces industry-first extended battery warranty: Vento, Polo eligible

This initiative by Volkswagen will help customers to make battery claims directly at the service centre and not to the battery OEM. Benefit available to all VW cars sold from September 1, 2018.

BS6 hatchbacks with a turbo petrol engine under Rs 10 lakh: Hyundai i20, Volkswagen Polo

A lot of the manufacturers have now turned their attention to downsized turbo petrol engines and here are a few of them that sell these powertrains with hatchbacks under Rs 10 lakh in the Indian market.

Waiting period for few of these popular Maruti Suzuki CNG cars is now 4-5 months

Popular carlines from Maruti Suzuki currently now command a 4-5 month waiting period in their CNG guise. The CNG effectively replaces the diesel portfolio that played a major part in Maruti sales.

Mahindra Thar entry-level variants no longer on sale: Here’s why!

Bookings of the all-new Mahindra Thar have crossed the 20,000 mark with the SUV commanding a 7-month waiting period across India.

2020 Mahindra Thar bookings to start with launch on 2nd october, bid for 2020 Mahindra Thar first unit reached at 92.25 lakh rupee in online auction

Hero Xtreme 200S BS6 specs revealed: Expected price, launch date, changes explained

The Hero Xtreme 200S BS6 was being teased from a very long time and now it looks like the bike is ready to be launched. It gets an oil-cooler, similar to the one in the XPulse 200.

BGauss B8 first ride review: Electric scooter with 70km range, 50kmph top speed experienced

BGauss launched two electric scooters a few months ago and Express Drives got to experience these scooters for a short period of time. A more detailed review is on its way once the test scooters arrive.

Levi’s X Royal Enfield 511 Pro denim riding pants review: Stylish, durable for everyday use

Royal Enfield has recently tied up with apparel maker, Levi's, for riding denims and we happened to test one out for 500km for this review.

Carmakers in India with highest engine-gearbox combo: Hyundai, Tata, Mahindra and more

Hyundai clearly dominates the Indian car scene with its multiple gearbox, engine and fuel-type options available for the customers. Some of its popular cars also come with CNG.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 BS6 review: Feel-good bike and very un-RE-like characteristics

There has been a hike in Rs 9,000 for the BS4 to BS6 conversion but this seems like a worthwhile investment in a motorcycle that is priced fantastically and is value-for-money.

Upcoming BS6 adventure tourer bikes in India: Hero Xpulse T, Suzuki V-Strom 650XT and more

A bunch of fresh BS6 bikes that will cater to adventure-minded people are on their way. They are priced starting from Rs 1 lakh all the way to Rs 15 lakh.

Hyundai Xcent discontinued: Here’s how you can still buy one

The Aura effectively replaced the Xcent but as is the case with Hyundai, they continued with the latter for sometime till the BS6 emissions kicked in.

BS6 180cc bikes you can buy today: Honda Hornet 2.0, Bajaj Pulsar 180F and more

In India, right now there are only three BS6 180cc bikes and these have been listed out in this story - Honda Hornet 2.0, Bajaj Pulsar 180F and TVS Apache RTR 180.

Royal Enfield Classic 350 vs Benelli Imperiale 400 BS6: Price, features, riding experience compared

The Benelli Imperiale 400 BS6 is one of the more serious contenders of the Royal Enfield Classic 350. This is how it fares against the BS6 iteration of the RE.

Hero Xtreme 160R price increased: Honda X-Blade rival costlier by this much

The Hero Xtreme 160R prices have increased by a small margin but the bike still retains its high value-for-money quotient amongst its competitors.

Renault Duster turbo review: Rugged, fun-to-drive but misses out on features

The Duster is the most powerful petrol car in its class but does sheer power does it all for what is essentially an old SUV underneath?

Delhi now the cheapest place to buy EVs in India: Registration fee waived for electric cars, scooters

Delhi outguns other states with respect to the benefits given to electric vehicle adopters. Madhya Pradesh comes next in the list with a proposed free parking for EVs.

JK Tyre bets big on puncture-proof tyres: Procures international-spec testing equipment

JK Tyre in a year has made many advancements in technology as well as has got world-class testing equipment to make sure its tyres are validated properly for the right driving conditions.

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