Kia Sportage Diesel SUV : Exclusive first drive review

SUVs, both compact and large, are the next big trend in India. Even new international players are betting hard on big vehicles to establish themselves in the ever competitive Indian car market. Kia Motors too will start its innings with the SP Concept SUV that should hit Indian roads by next year. While we saw a line-up of cars at the Auto Expo earlier this year, the Sportage was one of the more interesting ones and it has the potential to create waves in the segment it could play in….

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Toyota Yaris is India’s first affordable sedan with 7 airbags in ALL variants

Toyota will soon enter the mid-size sedan segment in India and the details about the vehicle are already out. Toyota Yaris will be launched in the Indian market on 18th May and Toyota will officially start taking the bookings from April 22. A few dealerships have also reportedly started taking unofficial bookings at a payment of Rs. 50,000. Toyota’s entry in the segment is highly awaited. Even though Toyota will not offer a diesel engine with the Yaris, it will get a long list of features that are a first…

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Toyota Yaris: What the first reviews are saying about the Honda City challenger

Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) is merely days away from launching its first-ever C2-segmenter in India. Dubbed as the Yaris, the upcoming Toyota sedan is basically a Honda City-Hyundai Verna-Maruti Ciaz adversary that will aim to attract everyone with its long list of features, mini-Corolla Altis looks, and of course, the high brand recognition that Toyota enjoys. So, will it be really easy for the Yaris to outclass its rather formidable rivals? Here’s what some of India’s motoring publications have said about the Yaris in their test drive review reports. Autocar…

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Facelifted 2018 Mahindra XUV500 interiors SPIED for the first time ever

Mahindra and Mahindra will soon launch a rather comprehensively updated version of the XUV500 SUV. While there’s no official word on the specs, speculations are rife that the updated XUV500 would offer more power. We already know about the styling changes that the car carries, which is due to the multiple spy images that have surfaced online. Recently, a spy pic of the interior emerged, thereby giving us complete details on the changes that the car’s dashboard incorporates. The new 2018 Mahindra XUV500 launch could take place later this month. The…

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Volvo XC40 First Drive Review

The Volvo XC40 is an interesting SUV. Here’s our first drive report of the XC40 Highlights The XC40 is Volvo’s first ever compact SUV It gets a T5 petrol and a D4 diesel engine It will be launched in India in the middle of 2018 Fresh, creative and distinct! That is what the Volvo XC40 is all about. It is the first ever compact SUV from Volvo and is also the smallest SUV on offer from the company. The compact SUV segment is what we would call ‘trending’ in social media parlance. Scroll down…

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Jeep Compass Trailhawk First Drive: Trail Rated!

Jeep Compass Trailhawk with diesel engine and automatic gearbox driven. Highlights Jeep Compass Trailhawk will be top of the line variant in Compass range Will most likely make it to India with a 9-speed ZF automatic gearbox Trailhawk variant expected price point of about Rs 23 lakh (ex-showroom) The Jeep Compass won the 2018 NDTV Car Of The Year for good reason. It is priced well, drives considerably nicer than almost everything else in its segment and is built well too. The Jeep Compass also throws in four-wheel-drive in the top spec models for…

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Audi A8 TDI Quattro first drive brings autonomy to luxury saloon market

Review Audi has set a new benchmark with the latest version of its A8 luxury saloon. The new flagship will be the first production car to offer an autonomous driving function. While it isn’t a core fleet model, the A8 is extremely important as it showcases technology that will eventually filter down into future mainstream models. Traffic Jam Pilot will allow hands-off driving in certain conditions up to speeds of 37mph. The A8 will also have an autonomous remote parking capability. These functions are possible thanks to a dedicated driver…

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First drive: Volkswagen T-Roc 1.0 TSI

“The T-Roc is roomier than a typical small car, and provides a good degree of comfort boosted by the high-riding cabin.” Review The VW newcomer is a rational choice in the increasingly crowded SUV market, Simon Harris discovers in its first drive.  It could be contended that the Volkswagen T-Roc shows in microcosm how consumer tastes and expectations for cars have developed in the past decade or so. Volkswagen’s latest SUV borrows some of the letters of its name from the discontinued Scirocco coupé and takes the Scirocco’s place at…

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CES Debut: Peloton’s First Treadmill Offers Live Online Classes with Trainers

Fitness-industry darling Peloton launched its Internet-enabled smart stationary bike—the company’s very first commercial product—just 4 years ago. In that short time, it quickly amassed a legion of dedicated—even cultish—fans who regularly tune in to participate in live and on-demand cycling lessons with professional trainers and compete with other cyclists around the world. This year at CES, the Manhattan-based brand officially expanded its unique, tech-driven exercise platform to treadmills with the aptly named Tread. Like its forbearer, the treadmill is equipped with a large 32-inch touchpad that can stream live classes—at least 10 are held daily—with…

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Dubai to get world’s first underwater luxury resort and it’s breathtaking. See pics

Dubai has always been known for its world-class innovations and for being a preferred destination among Indians. It’s set to get one more jewel in its crown. To be located 4km offshore from Dubai’s mainland, the USD 680 million Floating Venice will recreate the city’s labyrinthine alleyways, canals and main square, Piazza San Marco, in the form of a luxury resort that will be able to accommodate up to 3,000 guests. Gondolas will be imported straight from Venice to ferry guests to their cabins. (Kleindienst Group) While the laundry list of specs…

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