Another mid-size choice in Yaris

Friday, 20 Apr 2018 | Kushan Mitra | in Automobile

Toyota can actually change the game for buyers who want a clutchless driving experience. On the safety and comfort front, it can easily convert a lot of value-driven buyers in the low-to-mid versions of the segment. Towards higher trim levels, it might face a challenge The Yaris is a brand name...

Living with the roof down

Friday, 13 Apr 2018 | Kushan Mitra | in Automobile

Audi’s A5 Cabriolet is incredibly good fun to drive around town but India isn’t quite a topless nation Audi’s new A5 is possibly the best-looking Audi that isn’t called the R8. As the rest of the Volkswagen group moves towards straight lines, the A5 is visible proof that Audi is moving...

A Verna-ful car

Friday, 23 Mar 2018 | Kushan Mitra | in Automobile

After spending a month with this model, we’ve found a new-found regard for Hyundai sedans Several years ago when the Hyundai Accent first came to India, there was one in the family, and while the Accent was certainly a comfortable car and brought in a standard of comfort that Indian sedans...

Taking it even higher

Monday, 19 Mar 2018 | Kushan Mitra | in Automobile

The facelift on the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is not just about the ‘Triple-Torch’ headlights and the Bharat Stage-VI engine, but so much more You have made your money, possibly more than you will need in your life and you to have a vehicle that exudes confidence, class and character. So, you...

Ouch, the bill hurts!

Friday, 09 Mar 2018 | Kushan Mitra | in Automobile

The Jeep Compass was one of the most exciting vehicles launched last year, but its petrol automatic variant has a drinking problem The Jeep Compass was one the top vehicles of 2017 and it has finally given FiatChrysler Automobiles a hit on their hands, the ‘Made-In-India’ Jeep Compass is actually an...

Not quite a Big Bear

Friday, 23 Feb 2018 | Kushan Mitra | in Automobile

Unless you are the sort of person who actually ends up using the third row occasionally as well as does a bit of rough-road driving and does not want to buy something massive, then Skoda Kodiaq is a great solution First things first, I have to admit that I have...

Pretty Pussycat

Friday, 16 Feb 2018 | Kushan Mitra | in Automobile

If you want a luxury SUV that ticks all the boxes in terms of price, performance, practicality, comfort and will also get you noticed, you really can’t go wrong with the Jaguar F-Pace The Sports Utility Vehicle is an oxymoron. Few of them are very sporty but most of them are...

‚ÄėGrowth would be higher with a smarter tax policy‚Äô

Tuesday, 13 Feb 2018 | Kushan Mitra | in Automobile

Roland Folger, Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz India is an ‘angry’ man because of the Government’s constant tweaking upwards of duties on luxury cars and he tells Kushan Mitra that 2017, despite strong sales for the German brand, was a ‘missed opportunity’. Excerpts: Last year when GST rates on luxury cars...

Swedish brilliance

Friday, 19 Jan 2018 | Kushan Mitra | in Automobile

The new small Sports Utility Vehicle, the XC40, that Swedish manufacturer Volvo intends to bring to India soon is loaded with technology and will put up a strong challenge to bigger players Until now most new Volvos have been large, stately sedans and SUVs. The smallest car in their range was...

A sweeter spot

Friday, 12 Jan 2018 | Kushan Mitra | in Automobile

How do you improve the perfect bowl of porridge? Well, Audi has somehow managed to make the Q5 even better and Goldilocks will be happier The Audi Q5, the first generation Q5 was almost like the perfect Sports Utility Vehicle, the perfect porridge for Goldilocks. It was neither too big or...


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