We’ve had a beautiful summer driving some exotic on-road machinery, but now its time to get dirty! The monsoon is in full swing, and that means our city streets are flooded, and, more often than not, we’re left driving our regular road cars in some pretty torrid conditions – supposedly on tarmac! For the most part, though, the summer has been good to us. Dhruv has been racing around the globe in the driver’s seat of the Jaguar F-Type and Aston Martin Vanquish. Closer to home, we’ve had a goodcontinue reading →
This time at the BIC, the all-new Honda City takes on its familiar rivals – the Hyundai Verna and Volkswagen Vento.
The new Honda City has already made quite an impact. Yes it looks quite evolutionary on the outside, but the real action is in the cabin. On the inside, it has a touchscreen audio system and AC control unit nicely integrated into the centre console. It’s also got a chrome-ringed, bright red, Engine Start / Stop button that hints towards sporting pretentions. The first gen City,continue reading →
In the global fashion fraternity, wardrobe malfunctions are becoming increasingly frequent. I have some friends in the entertainment industry, and they say that such a thing as a wardrobe malfunction is, many a time, a desperate PR idea to get the tabloids and magazines overflowing with improper pictures – at least, the relatively unknown or not-mentioned-lately model gets some sort of publicity. Being famous in an infamous way is the mantra of today, perhaps!
But, in the horde of such despercontinue reading →
The Alto K10 may be getting a little long in the tooth, but Maruti Suzuki aims to breathe fresh life into its bestseller by slotting in an automated-manual. Here’s our detailed Alto K10 Review.
Busting myths, changing mindsets and reinventing car segments, this is what Maruti Suzuki is all about these days. India’s number one carmaker may sound like author Dan Brown’s fictional character Robert Langdon, but they really are busy decoding the A2 segment and unearthing new revelations. They’ve gcontinue reading →
Success can be a rather unforgiving task master, and who knows this better than Maruti-Suzuki. Being the most successful carmaker in the country comes with its own set of expectations, and things get even more complicated when you manage to crack a segment which in the past had proved challenging. And so, with the facelifted version of the Ciaz, it’s a double-edged sword for Maruti-Suzuki. Not only are there immense expectations from the car due to its previous success, but the competition – maicontinue reading →
Renault has just come out with a face-lifted version of its premium sedan, making the Fluence quite an attractive package.
In my opinion, the Renault Fluence has always been one of the best looking cars in its class. But, because the premium sedan segment has been running out of steam, the French carmaker has decided to launch an even more attractive version of the car. The changes throughout the car can be easily noticed – and, at first glance, you will notice that the Fluence now gets an evcontinue reading →
Nissan has been operating in India since 2005, which is roughly the same time many other foreign players jumped into the Indian market. They started selling the X-Trail and the Teana, which didn’t fare so well in building up the brand in India, however by 2008 more car manufacturers were getting serious about the Indian auto space and Nissan’s French partners, Renault joined them in India by setting up a Renault-Nissan Plant in Chennai, which started producing cars in the country by early 2010.continue reading →
With the refreshed Access 125, Suzuki aims to one-up the Honda Activa 125 by offering more zing and style. So, can the Activa still hold its ground? We put both scooters together to find out…
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, we’d once again like to remind you that the Honda Activa is the best-selling scooter (or two-wheeler) in the country ever! While every manufacturer has tried to challenge the Activa’s supremacy, none of the rival products have been able to match its stardom.continue reading →
Bajaj has launched not one, but three avatars of the new Avenger in India. We ride the most interesting one – the Street 220.
It all started with the Eliminator – the Kawasaki 175cc single cylinder air-cooled cruiser motorcycle that was sold in India under the Bajaj brand. The bike did reasonably well, but then its name changed to the Avenger in 2005 – and the Bajaj engineers replaced the Kawasaki single with the indigenously conceived, and more successful, 178.6cc DTS-i engine from the Bajajcontinue reading →
The Popular Scooty has been brought back to Life, bringing with it the same DNA with a new heart and name.
In the early ‘90’s, TVS broke the mould and launched a compact automatic scooter called the Scooty – especially designed for young women and college girls. The Scooty was a runaway hit, because it was easy to ride, came in various bright colours, had a feminine look, cushy seats, and low ground clearance. Having tasted a reasonable amount of success with that, TVS decided that it was timcontinue reading →