OVERVIEW ; If you are out looking for a practical compact sedan, there’s a new entry heading your way from the land of the hyper speed autobahns and beer gardens or ‘Biergarten’, as the locals would say. The Volkswagen Ameo, which will be delivered to customers starting next month, is the long overdue result of VW attempting to crack the escalating compact sedan segment. Essentially a boot-ed version of the Polo, the Ameo is the first ever VW model to be designed purely for the Indian market and the brand has made no bones about the fact that it’s betting big on this car. CheckRead More →

OVERVIEW ; The company’s operations have returned back to normal and production has limped back up since. However, there has been one other deficiency in Honda’s portfolio in India – a very key ingredient for success in today’s skewed market scenario. And, that is a diesel engine in its most vital models. Honda has always meant petrol for Indian car buyers and that hasn’t stopped them from buying cars such as the CR-V or the Accord. But with the overwhelming majority of small car buyers now choosing diesel over petrol and Honda increasingly relying on its hatches for volumes, a diesel engine in its graspRead More →

OVERVIEW ; The Duster has been a smash hit for Renault in India, bringing many new buyers to a brand not very popular until then. The Kwid further established the French carmaker’s credibility and now, Renault hopes to repeat the success with the Captur, a premium SUV with strong crossover DNA.The Captur shares the engine, transmission and chassis with the Duster, which is a good thing as they’ve proved their mettle over the years. But what makes it more expensive than the Duster. We’ll find the answer in this review. Check for review & price of Renault cars EXTERIORS ; The Captur’s crossover design may notRead More →

OVERVIEW ; Mercedes Benz India has conquered the Indian automobile market with its classy innovations. Recently the AMG version of its GLS Class SUV was launched in the country. This is a seven seater vehicle and is powered by a 5.5-litre, Bi-turbo petrol engine. This vehicle is imbibed with stunning exteriors and interiors. It is available in a wide range of colours such as Cinnabarite Red, Obsidian Black, Diamond White and Cavansite Blue. Some of the salient features of this car are multimedia system, rear seat entertainment, temperature controlled cup holder and an active parking assist including PARKTRONIC. It also comes with high end technologyRead More →

OVERVIEW ; The past few years haven’t been good to Tata Motors’ passenger car division. It has had a few good products, but there always was something that didn’t sit right. Of course, there were even more things that were brilliant about the products, but desirability, one of the most important things in an economy such as ours where a car still remains in large part a luxury rather than a necessity, was absent. Tata has now recognised this, and has thrown everything they have behind the new range of products that will launch from now on, and it all begins with this small carRead More →

OVERVIEW ; That name was also met with wry amusement when the previous Superb was launched in 2001. But Skoda had the last laugh, for that Superb, based on the previous Passat with its wheelbase stretched for space, was a better car than the VW and rode British roads much more serenely. Still, if Skoda’s hefty new car is to gain credibility, then it needs a USP. That’ll be the Twindoor, in which the bootlid either hinges open conventionally or can stay rigidly attached to the rear window as the whole assembly opens to reveal a vast load bay. A conventional estate version is alsoRead More →

OVERVIEW ; The Italian sense of design and styling is unparallel across the world and the physical proof it is exquisitely cited by Fiat Linea. Designed over the “Centro Stile” platform, Linea is an exclusive piece-of-art that comes with a complete package of power and performance. At present, the sedan is offered with two engine options that include a petrol and a diesel engine. Apart from a beautiful exterior design, Linea incorporates latest safety features and best-in-class comfort features. Fiat presently offers this sedan in five versions that include Active, Dynamic, Dynamic Pack, Emotion, and finally Emotion Pack. Each one of these trims can beRead More →

OVERVIEW ; The description of the Mercedes-Benz GLA 45 AMG, as seen on the bumf, says SUV. On Mercedes India’s own webpage, they have listed it under their ‘off-roader’ line up. We have heard others describe it as an “entry-level AMG” or “just another fancy looking Merc”. But nobody refers to it as a practical, four door sports car which is exactly what it is.The GLA 45 AMG is one oddly likeable machine. On the one hand it’s a comfortable family vehicle, brimming with all manner of creature comforts and technology, and on the other it’s a full on, low-slung sports car with performance thatRead More →

OVERVIEW ; The Fiat Linea Classic is a beautiful car, make no mistake about it. The Linea has been sold for quite a few years in the Indian market though it has not really set the charts on fire in terms of sales. However, there’s no denying that it is a beautiful car. However, the expensive price tag of the regular Linea has put it out of reach of the masses. Fiat has now taken a cue from Ford and has launched a version of the Linea at a more affordable price point. The company has chopped prices by removing some features instead of developingRead More →

OVERVIEW ; In standard configuration, the Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe S packs a mean punch. It’s powered by a 5.5-liter bi-turbo V-8 engine that spits out 577 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque, allowing it to sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds to go with an electronically limited top speed of 186 mph. By most metrics, those numbers add up to a car that’s as potent as they come. Then again, that sentiment doesn’t mean much when you’re talking about a tuner like Fostla whose business has always been about giving cars like the AMG S63 Coupe S more power at their disposal.Read More →