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2018 Range Rover Review: Finish line of most SUVs is a start for this Goliath

2018 Range Rover Review: Finish line of most SUVs is a start for this Goliath

Dec 13, 2018

The new facelift Range Rover in its long wheelbase version is a massive vehicle with an amazingly comfortable cabin. Surprisingly, at about Rs 1.8 crore, ex-showroom, the Vogue variant we drove is the base in the Range Rover lineup. So how is this massive SUV to drive and to be inside and who does it make sense for? Find out with us in this review.

Tata Harrier Review, Test Drive: Hits and Misses of India’s most awaited vehicle in 2018

Tata Harrier Review, Test Drive: Hits and Misses of India’s most awaited vehicle in 2018

Dec 07, 2018

Tata Harrier has been the buzzword in the auto space in the last few months and has sparked huge interest among enthusiasts and prospective buyers. We’ve finally undertaken an extensive test drive of the Tata Harrier around Jodhpur. So does the best-looking Tata vehicle yet live up to its hype? Read our Tata Harrier review to find out.

2018 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Review: No Longer a Boring MPV

2018 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Review: No Longer a Boring MPV

Dec 03, 2018

The 2018 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga comes with many new features and is actually completely new. We recently drove the car to find out if the new Ertiga can build on the success of its predecessor.

Delhi to Udaipur road trip: The lake city and the royal chariot Volkswagen Passat

Delhi to Udaipur road trip: The lake city and the royal chariot Volkswagen Passat

Nov 27, 2018

Delhi to Udaipur road trip: Things to see and best places to see in Udaipur. We take the new generation Volkswagen Passat to the city of lakes and the sedan does live up to the reputation of a premium sedan.

TVS NTorq 125 Long Term Review: Fun to ride & convenient to live with

TVS NTorq 125 Long Term Review: Fun to ride & convenient to live with

Nov 26, 2018

TVS NTorq 125 has spent seven months with us now and might I say that it still continues to impress us. The 125cc sports-oriented scooter sets itself apart in terms of styling & performance. Here’s what’s it like t live with.

Mahindra Alturas G4 India review: Mahindra flagship SUV drives high on Toyota Fortuner’s turf

Mahindra Alturas G4 India review: Mahindra flagship SUV drives high on Toyota Fortuner’s turf

Nov 21, 2018

Mahindra Alturas G4 first drive review: Mahindra new 7-seater flagship SUV will challenge the likes of Toyota Fortuner, Ford Endeavour and Isuzu MU-X. It is also for the first time that a SsangYong Rexton will wear and be sold with a Mahindra badge. Here’s the first drive impression of the Alturas G4.

TVS Radeon Road Test Review – Good enough to challenge Hero Splendor’s dominance?

TVS Radeon Road Test Review – Good enough to challenge Hero Splendor’s dominance?

Nov 20, 2018

TVS Radeon primarily challenges the likes of Hero Splendor in the segment and undercuts the price of the latter. In this review, we find out how the latest offering from TVS is different from other budget-friendly bikes in the market and if you should pick it over its rivals.

Royal Enfield Interceptor, Continental GT 650 Review: Hits and misses!

Royal Enfield Interceptor, Continental GT 650 Review: Hits and misses!

Nov 20, 2018

Royal Enfield Interceptor and Continental GT are finally here! The wait for a parallel-twin Bullet is over although these motorcycles aren’t exactly the Bullet and are all-new. Royal Enfield Interceptor and Continental GT prices are super attractive but how good are the motorcycles really and what could have been better. We find out.

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class review: Why it’s the best C-Class ever!

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class review: Why it’s the best C-Class ever!

Nov 05, 2018

New 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class facelift review India: What’s hot and what’s not on the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class facelift. It is also the first in the segment to get a BS-VI compliant diesel engine.

Tata Tiago JTP, Tata Tigor JTP Review: India’s most authentic indigenous performance cars?

Tata Tiago JTP, Tata Tigor JTP Review: India’s most authentic indigenous performance cars?

Nov 06, 2018

2018 Tata Tiago and Tigor JPT Review: Bigger wheels, lower stance, a turbocharged motor and very nice too look at, Tata Motors two new JTP cars seem to have all the ingredients to be the most holistically enthusiast-oriented cars in India. Question is, do they drive as good as they look?

2018 Hyundai Santro Manual Review: The Indian small car icon is back with a bang!

2018 Hyundai Santro Manual Review: The Indian small car icon is back with a bang!

Nov 08, 2018

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 take on the Indian market in its second lease on life

Hero Destini 125 First Ride Review: Is the new ‘Hero’ too little too late?

Hero Destini 125 First Ride Review: Is the new ‘Hero’ too little too late?

Nov 08, 2018

Hero Destini 125 has just registered its presence in India amid the festive season at a price that you just can’t ignore. As the fast-growing 125cc automatic segment already has some big and established players, will this new Hero be able to shine its ‘Destiny’?

Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT Review: Swiss-army knife in a world full of purpose-built ADVs!

Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT Review: Swiss-army knife in a world full of purpose-built ADVs!

Oct 30, 2018

Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT Review: Suzuki’s latest challenger to the middle-weight adventure touring segment the V-Strom 650, holds up the V-Strom name and does a bit more too. With a V-twin engine, ABS and a low-torque assist, this new adventure tourer proves to be as potent as it is accessible!

TVS Apache RTR 200 Race Edition 2.0 Road Test Review: The Best Gets Better

TVS Apache RTR 200 Race Edition 2.0 Road Test Review: The Best Gets Better

Oct 31, 2018

TVS Apache RTR 200 4V Race Edition 2.0 gains some improvements over the standard RTR 200 and we have ridden it recently to find out if the changes on the new model are worthy enough to demand extra cash or not. So, is this the best 200cc motorcycle in India at present, let’s find out!

2018 Datsun Go & Go Plus Review: Affordable, safer and feature-packed

2018 Datsun Go & Go Plus Review: Affordable, safer and feature-packed

Oct 11, 2018

2018 Datsun Go & Go Plus Review: With new features, better safety and a fresher outlook the new 2018 Datsun Go and Datsun Go Plus now offer more bang for your buck in the entry-level segment! Read on to find out what’s changed!

New 2018 Hyundai Santro Review: Can the new Santro bring back the old magic?

New 2018 Hyundai Santro Review: Can the new Santro bring back the old magic?

Oct 22, 2018

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 better cabin, a more powerful 1.1-litre engine and comes with AMT gearbox along with an option of CNG gearbox. Here’s our first drive report.

New 2018 Ford Aspire facelift India Review with prices: Should Maruti Dzire, Honda Amaze be worried?

New 2018 Ford Aspire facelift India Review with prices: Should Maruti Dzire, Honda Amaze be worried?

Oct 22, 2018

2018 Ford Aspire India review of 1.2L petrol engine: The new Ford Aspire impresses on all fronts including mileage. The big highlight on the new version of the Aspire is the introduction of the 1.2L petrol engine. Ford Aspire is the third vehicle to get this engine after Ford Ecosport and Freestyle.

Mahindra Marazzo Video review: Why this Mahindra MPV is the best value for money 7/8 seater vehicle

Mahindra Marazzo Video review: Why this Mahindra MPV is the best value for money 7/8 seater vehicle

Oct 22, 2018

Mahindra Marazzo and how it redefines the segment in India. Interior cabin, engine, prices explained.

Nissan Kicks first drive: Compact and fun challenger to Hyundai Creta

Nissan Kicks first drive: Compact and fun challenger to Hyundai Creta

Oct 18, 2018

Nissan Kicks SUV first drive: As early as January 2019, Nissan Kicks SUV will make its India debut and will take on the fight against the likes of Hyundai Creta. The SUV will be based on the Renault-Nissan M0 platform that also underpins Renault Duster, Renault Captur and Nissan Terrano. Here’s our first drive report from Dubai.

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

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

Sep 14, 2018

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 Fortuner, Skoda Kodiaq and Ford Endeavour? We drove the car to find out a clear answer for you.

Volkswagen Ameo 1.0 litre Review: Better but enough to compete with Honda Amaze, Maruti Dzire?

Volkswagen Ameo 1.0 litre Review: Better but enough to compete with Honda Amaze, Maruti Dzire?

Oct 22, 2018

Volkswagen Ameo in its diesel form has been a great car to drive but the petrol version was never that exciting. Owing to low demand, Volkswagen has dropped the 1.2-litre petrol motor that used to drive the Polo and Ameo in favour of a lighter, more compact 1.0-litre three-pot motor. We take the new motor for a spin in the Volkswagen Ameo 1.0 litre to see whether it has brought some colour to an otherwise bland VW petrol sedan.

Mahindra Marazzo review: The new shark tale that promises to be a blockbuster

Mahindra Marazzo review: The new shark tale that promises to be a blockbuster

Sep 09, 2018

Mahindra Marazzo MPV is indeed a premium vehicle that is being positioned above the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and Renault Lodgy. But, can it take on the likes of mighty Toyota Innova Crysta? We find out.

Hyundai Verna Long-Term Review: Best C-Segment sedan in India, we explain why

Hyundai Verna Long-Term Review: Best C-Segment sedan in India, we explain why

Oct 29, 2018

Over the last few months, we have had the opportunity to drive and test both the Automatic AT petrol Verna as well as the manual diesel Verna. The Hyundai Verna 2017, overall, is easily one of the best cars in the segment to date with a whole host of segment first features!

2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift Review: Hits and misses explained

2018 Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift Review: Hits and misses explained

Aug 30, 2018

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 competitive against the Honda City, Hyundai Verna and Toyota Yaris? We drove the car recently to find out.

Watch video: Suzuki Burgman Street Review: India’s only maxi scooter worth your money?

Watch video: Suzuki Burgman Street Review: India’s only maxi scooter worth your money?

Aug 30, 2018

Suzuki Burgman Street is making a lot of noise in India’s 125cc automatic scooter segment at present. And being the only maxi scooter that you can buy here, there are certain parameters on which the Burgman stands taller than its rivals. So, is it worth your money? Find out in this video review.

Watch video: Suzuki Burgman Street vs TVS Ntorq 125 review: Which scooter to buy

Watch video: Suzuki Burgman Street vs TVS Ntorq 125 review: Which scooter to buy

Aug 18, 2018

While Suzuki Burgman Street and TVS Vtorq 125 are both being well received in their segment, the decision to pick one may get a bit confusing. We pit them against each other to find out which one’s a better pick.

BMW G310 GS First Ride Review: Power, Poise, Prowess – a complete package

BMW G310 GS First Ride Review: Power, Poise, Prowess – a complete package

Aug 16, 2018

BMW G310 GS, the entry-level ADV in BMW Motorrad’s product line up, is finally here. Express Drives brings you the first ride experience of a 300cc adventure motorcycle which stands a strong chance of gaining better traction in India.

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