FIRST DRIVE BMW M340I XDRIVE: DIAL M FOR PERFORMANCE
‘M’ is a powerful word, especially in BMW parlance. Their M denotes performance of the highest levels. So when we got our hands on a made-in-India car from BMW and also its first-ever BMW M340i xDrive powered by a 6-cylinder BMW M performance petrol engine with 387 hp, we were simply floored.
RIDDEN TVS JUPITER BS6: NO FUSS, NO STRESS
The TVS Jupiter BS6 scooter comes in four trim levels.
RIDDEN ATHER 450X: Mega WARP
Never, ever, did I include an electric vehicle, let alone an electric scooter in a conversation with the boys.
iPhone 12 mini
The smallest iPhone 12 offers all that its larger sibling offers in a form that is far more pocketable
FIRST DRIVE RENAULT KIGER: EYE OF THE KIGER
The sub-four metre compact SUV space is among the most challenging segments in the country.
FIRST DRIVE LAND ROVER DISCOVERY SPORT: Chic & Brawny
From the outside, it is easy to look at the 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sportand say that practically nothing has changed. But you’d be so very wrong if you do think that.
FIRST DRIVE - CITROEN C5 AIRCROSS: French Floatilla
The all new CITROEN C5 AIRCROSS SUV has set a benchmark among vehicles in India, irrespective of their size and price, for its absolutely brilliant suspension. To say that in Hinglish, “it’s like makhan(butter)”.
DRIVEN TATA HARRIER BS VI: All Spruced Up
When I first drove the pre-facelift Harrier, I was in awe of the way it handled.
Apple Watch SE
Apple’s newest SE product brings you all that you need at an attractive price point
All-women crew manufactures 50,000th MG Hector in Gujarat
MG Motor India has manufactured its 50,000th Hector with an all-women crew in Gujarat’s Vadodara. The initiative has created a new benchmark while celebrating ‘Diversity’ – one of the core pillars of the automaker – as women led the end-to-end production.
MAHINDRA XUV300 PETROL AUTOSHIFT - SHIFT to Power
It’s been around two years since the Mahindra XUV300 has been launched. It was launched with both a 1.2 litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 1.5 litre turbocharged diesel engine. While, the petrol engine had only an option of a six-speed manual transmission, the diesel engine had an additional option of a six-speed automatic transmission or AutoShift. This is an Automated Manual Transmission or an AMT.
TVS RADEON BS VI - Smart Workhorse
If you have seen the Hindi blockbuster movie Sholay, you will be familiar with the word “Dhanno”. Dhanno was Basanti’s trusted horse and it took her from one place to another, carried travelers in the little carriage and even galloped like crazy when Gabbar Singh’s men chased Basanti on their horses. In today’s world, a vehicle like the TVS Radeon is the Dhanno of the common man, a trusted and faithful machine that takes you from point A to point B, day in and day out without any fuss. No slipper clutch, no ride by wire technology, no disc brakes and no fancy feature to boot, yet millions can afford it to commute daily.
FIRST DRIVE - 2021 TATA SAFARI 4X2 SUV - A SMOOTH SAFARI
Not to be content with the good looking Harrier, Tata Motors has now got along a sibling in the form of the new 2021 Safari. Similar to the Harrier, this SUV too combines the Tata Motors’ Impact 2.0 design language and the capability of OMEGARC, architecture derived from the D8 platform from Land Rover.
HONDA H'NESS CB350 - ROYAL CHALLENGE
Let me reiterate that the Honda H’ness CB350 was launched in October 2020 and comes in two variants DLX and DLX Pro. We rode the DLX Pro which costs roughly around Rs 2.26 lakh on-road in Delhi.
ROYAL ENFIELD INTERCEPTOR 650 BS VI -UNPARALLELED TWIN!
Royal Enfield, for long, was content with making single cylinder motorcycles. These motorcycles are strong, good looking and very affordable for its size and performance. But all that changed when, at the Eicma show in Milan (Italy) in November 2017, it showcased two twin-cylinder motorcycles, the Interceptor 650 and the Continental GT 650. While the former is a roadster, the latter is a café racer.
RENAULT KIGER joins crowded sub 4-metre compact SUV segment in India
Groupe Renault globally premiered the Renault Kiger compact SUV in India. This sub4-metre compact SUV has been designed and developed for India before making its international debut.
DUAL Purpose E-Vehicle
Okinawa Autotech has launched Dual, an electric scooter that is aimed at both the B2B as well as the B2C segment. Since its speed is restricted to 25kmpl, the Okinawa Dual will not need any government registration and neither will one need a driver’s license to ride it.
TATA ALTROZ iTURBO - Turbo Thrill
It’s been more than a year since Tata Motors has launched the Tata Altroz i-Turbo hatchback. It has sold more than 50,00 units in the first year of launch since January 2020, despite the covid times. The vehicle came with a 1.2 litre petrol Revotron petrol engine and a 1.5 litre tubocharged Revotorq diesel engine.
A WIDE option
We all know this beautiful phrase in Hinglish, “Dil Maange More”. Well I am sure a lot of BMW 3 series customers would have wanted more from their BMW 3 series models in terms of space, the rest I am sure is almost perfect. So BMW India has brought in a long wheelbase version of the BMW 3 Series exclusively for the Indian market. It goes by the name of BMW 3 series Gran Limousine.
Union Budget 2021-22 & Indian Auto Industry - Indirectly Perfect
The Union Budget 202122 presented by Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Minister of Finance may have got a standing ovation from the punters of the Indian stock market, but for the Indian auto industry, the direct benefits are miniscule. Indirectly though, the benefits seem to be quite a few.
TATA ALTROZ HATCHBACK: A BOLD STANDARD
You know, when you’re least expecting for things to fall into place, they surprisingly do!
Google’s only smartphone offering in India shines through
OnePlus 8T: What's not to like?
The 8T retains the essentials from the 8 Pro and adds 65W fast charging
VOLKSWAGEN BS6 VENTO: THE CAR FULL OF BEANS!
There are two types of car buyers in the country, one who buys cars and the other who buys Volkswagen cars.
ROYAL ENFIELD HIMALAYAN BS6: UNBRIDLED FUN
The Royal Enfield Himalayan has been in India for the last four years and this motorcycle has undergone some very interesting, yet critical modifications since its inception.
HERO OPTIMA HX S12A E-SCOOTER: GREEN CHAMP
Hero Electric has been the pioneer in the electric two-wheeler space in India.
Asus ROG Phone 3: GAMING CHAMP
Asus’ third attempt at a gaming phone is easy to recommend
2021 VOLVO S60: KEY TO SAFETY
The luxury car segment in India is full of fascinating cars that offer the best of indulgence to its customers.
2021 BEGINS WITH A BANG!
Unlike the January of 2020, where car companies were desperately trying to sell their stock to gear up for the new BS VI emission norms, the January of 2021 is different.
When you look at the Mercedes-Benz EQC 400, you wonder why the company has made such a big electric luxury car.