2018 BMW 6-series GT review, road test

Make : BMW Model : 6-series GT We Like Roomy cabin Excellent ride quality Strong petrol engine We Don’t Like Shape not to all tastes No diesel engine as yet Odd spare tyre position Remember the last-gen BMW 5-series Gran Turismo? If you don’t, you aren’t alone. Developed to complement the standard 5-series sedan, the 5GT promised to offer all that the 5 was renowned for in a more luxurious and spacious package. Trouble was BMW found few takers for the 5GT’s oddball design, and even in India, sales were limited at…

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2018 Maruti Vitara Brezza AMT review, test drive

  What is it? Another week and another model gets the option of an automatic transmission. This time it’s the turn of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza that has just been launched with an automated manual transmission or AMT gearbox. The Brezza AMT’s launch comes close on the heels of the arrival of the Tata Nexon AMT, although it was showcased in the Indonesian motor show in 2016. But where the Nexon AMT is available with both petrol and diesel engine options, the Vitara Brezza is offered with the sole…

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New Maruti Swift Petrol AMT in CarToq’s Review

To say that the new-gen Maruti Swift has been selling like hot cakes would be an understatement. The latest generation of Maruti’s popular B1-segmenter has not only given the competition sleepless nights but has also been very quick in becoming more popular than its predecessor. Attractive prices, modern design, frugal and sufficiently power engines, good ride quality, precise steering – there’s really a lot that the new Swift offers. Another highlight is the AMT transmission, which is being provided on both the engine variants. AMT variants account for as much as…

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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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2018 BMW 6-series GT India review, test drive

There’s always been a huge chasm, in India, between the mid-size luxury sedans – the 5-series, E-class, A6 and XF, and their larger, limousine siblings – the 7-series, S-class, A8, and XJ. This is partially because those larger cars get larger engines, but more so because they’re only sold in India in their stretched, long-wheelbase guises. The result is, if you wanted to upgrade from the lesser segment to the bigger one, you had to double your budget! Imagine a price gap of Rs 50 lakh from one class to…

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Car Review: 2018 Chrysler 300S

It might be getting old, but the Chrysler 300S is everything a full-size sedan should be 2018 Chrysler 300 CAR REVIEW81% VIEW FULL SCORE An all-weather sedan with road presence Pros Sporty performance, handling/comfort balance, Uconnect’s ease of use Cons Limited cargo capacity, overall fuel economy, lengthy option list Value for money Good What would I change? Make some of the options, namely those safety related, standard fare In spite of being a throwback to the days of the Chrysler‘s alliance with Daimler, the 300 remains the company’s most expressive ride — it looks like…

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Car Seat Headrest: Twin Fantasy Review

To understand the new Car Seat Headrest release, you first have to understand Car Seat Headrest’s origin story. That story has been told many times before, so let’s keep it brief: In 2010, Virginia teenager Will Toledo started recording songs and posting them to Bandcamp under the name Car Seat Headrest. He posted six full-length albums in about 18 months, the last of which was called Twin Fantasy—a lo-fi concept record about the dizzying highs, terrifying lows and confusing in-betweens of a romantic relationship. Its themes highly relatable, Twin Fantasy attracted lots of…

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2018 Nissan Leaf review, test drive

They say ‘What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas’. I wholly subscribe to the notion, but as a conscientious auto journalist I’m forced to make an exception here. With me is the second-generation Nissan Leaf and I think it’s prudent to talk about the car in some detail. Not only because it’s the follow-up to the world’s best-selling electric car, but also because this is a model that you just might see on sale in India in the not-too-distant future. The plan is to drive out of Las Vegas to…

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2018 Porsche Cayenne Review: Gradual Evolution

The new-generation Porsche Cayenne is based on VW Group’s MLB platform Highlights The Porsche Cayenne has been one of the bestselling Luxury SUVs The new-gen model comes in 3 trims – Cayenne, Cayenne S and Cayenne Turbo The Cayenne employs the MLB platform like the Audi Q7 & Bentley Bentayga Evolution, per say, is a topic which has been at the centre of a lot of discussion lately and no matter which side you take, you’re equally responsible for proving that Darwin was indeed scientifically and psychologically right! Porsche too…

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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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