2018 Force Gurkha review, test drive

What is it? The Gurkha manufactured by Force Motors is a serious off-roader – and by serious, we mean serious; its natural environment begins where other SUVs get stuck. Right off the bat, it makes its intentions clear; how many SUVs have you seen that come factory-fitted with a snorkel? But what exactly is it? Let’s begin with the looks. Looks are subjective, so the G-Wagen-inspired lines and flat panels (with corrugations) will divide opinion. But yes, all kitted out, the three-door SUV (there’s a larger five-door version as well)…

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2018 Range Rover Velar India review, test drive

What is it? The Velar is the fourth model in Range Rover’s ever-expanding line-up; one that sits between the Evoque and Range Rover Sport in terms of size and price. Like the F-Pace, its cousin from Jaguar, the Velar uses aluminium-intensive construction and shares the same wheelbase, too. But before all else, it is (in my view) the world’s sexiest SUV. Go on – see the images and all sides of the new Rangie. I think you’ll agree – the Velar just does not have a single bad angle. The…

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2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Photo Gallery

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio News and Reviews Seductive looks, a snarling exhaust note, and sharp handling are essential to any Italian sports car, and the 10Best-winning Giulia Quadrifoglio has all three in spades. A Ferrari-derived 505-hp 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6 drives the rear wheels; an eight-speed automatic is the only available transmission. Four selectable drive modes adjust suspension damping and throttle response; in Race mode, stability control is fully disabled, and the Quadrifoglio is happy to swing its tail out for a drift. Like a new fling, we don’t know where…

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2017 Volvo XC40 review, test drive

What is it? A milestone vehicle of sorts for Volvo, as with it, Volvo now has an SUV for every series of car they make. This is an important step as SUVs are all the rage right now. Volvo’s baby SUV is set to arrive here around mid-2018, and when it does, it will square off against three German rivals, BMW’s X1, Mercedes’ GLA and Audi’s Q3; its other competitor, the Jaguar E-Pace is yet to arrive here. The XC40 is also a milestone for the Swedish carmaker as it’s…

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The Quint’s Best Car Reviews of 2017

The 2018 Maserati Levante made light work of the sand dunes in Ras al-Khaimah.(Photo: Maserati/The Quint) The year 2017 has come to a close and it’s as good a time as any to look back at some of the cars we reviewed at The Quint this year. Every one of the reviews we did had something special to offer. Click on the Auto Reviews section under Tech and Auto to see any of the reviews. Here are some of the top car reviews at The Quint that we really enjoyed doing. The…

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2018 Honda Odyssey

Overall Rating: Think minivans are fading away thanks to a proliferation of crossovers? Think again. More than a half-million of these versatile family haulers roll off dealer lots each year. The Honda Odyssey is all new for 2018 and arrives sporting a more stylish exterior in the hope of wooing buyers—and fending off the handsome and incredibly versatile Chrysler Pacifica. The cabin is roomy, quiet, and comfortable for the whole family, even those relegated to the third row. A plethora of inventive options such as an onboard vacuum, a video baby monitor,…

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Skoda Kodiaq Review

The Skoda Kodiaq was first showcased almost a year ago has taken considerable time to reach India. we first drove the car late last year in Europe. With the Yeti taken off the line-up, Skoda was left with no SUV in its portfolio for the country and SUVs are something which are in vogue currently and beneficial in generating volumes. So after a long wait, Skoda has finally brought its first ever compact SUV from the new fold, the Kodiaq, to India. We got an opportunity to spend some time behind the wheel and…

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2017 Chevrolet Volt

The Volt was the first of its kind when it hit the market in 2010, and it has been at the top of the pack ever since. With a class-demolishing 53 miles of electric-only range, it’s a plug-in hybrid that can be driven like an EV much of the time. Boy racers may scoff, but for the planet-aware driver who has an occasional long trip on the docket, the Volt is a perfect fit. That doesn’t mean that it’s without compromises—the interior is plastic-tastic, and we suspect the rear seat…

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Nissan Leaf review: second-gen EV tested

What is this? Don’t get too excited. It’s the second generation Nissan Leaf. You can read about the basics of it here. We went to Las Vegas to find out what it’s like to drive. So? Hang on, couple of things to get straight first. Like the range. The quoted figure of 235 miles in the first story was for the less-than-real-life EU test standard. The US EPA’s numbers, which are much more realistic, puts the new Leaf’s range at 150 miles. Which puts it firmly in the ‘will cause range anxiety’ category…

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS: 2017 HYUNDAI VERNA REVIEW

m not entirely certain what role the 2017 Verna will play in Hyundai’s future. The market is shifting towards SUVs and sedans are on a slow march towards a precipice. The new Hyundai Verna is one of those cars that could bring a halt or slow that crawl even further for a brief period in time. The new Verna is a much improved car – it is after all all-new, built on a new platform called the K2. We, and the roughly 1 million unique journalists gathered at the event,…

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