Mini Cooper S Cabriolet Facelift Review

There have always been cars that define countries. The sportscar madness of the 90s defines Japan, a big massive Mercedes-Benz defines Germany and the humble Maruti 800 defines what motoring has always been in India. The French have the 2CV, the Italians have the Fiat 500 and Americans have their muscle cars to fall back upon. And the British, well, they have the pokey little Mini! And while the new generation of the Mini Cooper has grown in size, it still is a lovely little small car. And now, the…

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2018 Mercedes-Benz C-class facelift review, test drive

What is it? It’s been four whole years since this generation of C-class has been around, but it doesn’t feel that long, since the car, for the most part, has aged so well. Sure, newer rivals have taken the game forward, particularly in the technology and infotainment departments, but it’s the classic design and solid luxury values that have kept the C desirable. An update, however, is rarely a bad thing, and that’s what we will be getting, in India, in October 2018. We’ve been driving the mid-cycle refresh of…

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Hyundai Creta facelift review, test drive

What is it? Since its launch in 2015, the Hyundai Creta has caught the fancy of Indian buyers. It’s been a big seller from day one, and given how well the Creta has been doing, Hyundai was understandably not in a tearing hurry to launch the facelifted Creta in India. But here it is. The Creta gets a visual makeover, more features and minute changes to its mechanicals. As before, it’s available with a 1.4-litre diesel, and 1.6 petrol and diesel engines, both with manual and automatic gearbox options. With…

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2018 Hyundai i20 Active Facelift launched in India; Much pricier than Ford Freestyle

Hyundai has just launched the facelifted i20 Active in India. Prices start from Rs. 6.99 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi, making it a lot more costlier than the recently launched Ford Freestyle. The top-end trim is priced at Rs. 10 lakhs. The Figo-based Freestyle is India’s lowest priced hatchback-based crossover, which starts from Rs. 5.09 lakhs ex-showroom Delhi. The i20 Active Facelift gets minor changes – a contrast paint scheme for the roof, revised alloy wheels, a refreshed center console and a new pattern for the seat upholstery. These changes apart, the…

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