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2015 Mini Cooper S Review : Classic Funk

2015 Mini Cooper S Review : Classic Funk

| March 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

  “The easiest way to win a battle of this sort is to make a car so unusual than the other cars around that it automatically becomes a status symbol.” – Alex Issigonis, Mini designer. In 1957, Alex is charged by British Motor Corporation (BMC) with designing a small fuel-efficient four-seat car to combat the […]

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Indian Chieftain Review: Arcane Art

Indian Chieftain Review: Arcane Art

| March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

How often do you come across a motorcycle that is eight and a half feet long and 370 kilos heavy? How often does a motorbike makes you check twice if what you’re riding does really have two wheels and is not a convertible instead? Well, the Indian Chieftain did that to us. If the Indian Chief […]

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2014 Hero Karizma ZMR Touring Review: Trusty Old Bud

2014 Hero Karizma ZMR Touring Review: Trusty Old Bud

| March 30, 2015 | 1 Comment

So does this flagship from Hero which was born as Premium Sports machine still have it to be a commendable budget tourer? Originally launched in 2003 as a semi faired “Premium Sports” bike, the Karizma along with its 223cc engine has undergone regular updates over the years. The major departure from the original design being […]

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Nissan Patrol 5.6 V8 Quick Review: Cultured Beast

Nissan Patrol 5.6 V8 Quick Review: Cultured Beast

| March 30, 2015 | 1 Comment

When we got an invite from Nissan for the Nissan Carnival, we were quite excited. Nissan GTR makes people of this generation go weak in their knees. Nissan GT-R, the supercar slayer makes some extremely expensive exotic machines look pretentious. So while the GT-R creates the aspiration imagery for the performance oriented boy-racer, Nissan has […]

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Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG Review: Masked Lunacy

Mercedes-Benz ML 63 AMG Review: Masked Lunacy

| March 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

I have to shamelessly admit that I’m more of a purist who likes purpose built things. I like stuff that is made to achieve a sole objective alone, everything else that it does in the process is a side effect. To me personally then, the concept of fitting a rocket under the hood of an […]

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2015 Renault Lodgy Review : Lodgycal Attempt

2015 Renault Lodgy Review : Lodgycal Attempt

| March 18, 2015 | 1 Comment

2015 Renault Lodgy Review “Supaar Car” – exclaims one of the locals after a thorough inspection of the Renault Lodgy when we were shooting in the woods. Heartbroken at his decision to have already booked the Toyota Innova, he trudged back to his Hyundai Verna and drove off towards his farm; or whatever he was […]

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New Hyundai i20 Active 1.2 Petrol/1.4 Diesel Review: Frisky Appeal

New Hyundai i20 Active 1.2 Petrol/1.4 Diesel Review: Frisky Appeal

| March 16, 2015 | 2 Comments

What happens when hatchbacks are tired of their rather diminutive positioning in the car pyramid? They go shopping for a larger pair of shoes which make them look taller, some neon coloured adventure gear, apply some army camouflage on their cuddly faces and get ready to crossover into SUV territory. Joining the Fiat Avventura, Toyota […]

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2015 Audi Q7 35 TDi Travelogue Review: The Last Hurrah

2015 Audi Q7 35 TDi Travelogue Review: The Last Hurrah

| February 28, 2015 | 2 Comments

Last minute change of plans mostly lead to disappointment, however, for a change, we experienced something contrasting. Five of us, from the office, which included Amit, Ayan, Rohan, Saeed and me were about to pack ourselves in Amit’s hatchback and head to the pristine beaches of Western Maharashtra in search of some brief solitude. As […]

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Audi RS5 4.2 V8 Review: Surgical Strike

Audi RS5 4.2 V8 Review: Surgical Strike

| February 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

  Sitting atop the A5 platform, the RS5 brings relentless ferocity and focus to the table. In an increasingly turbocharged world of sports cars, where even the likes of Ferrari are succumbing to the adulterated idea of forced induction, the RS5 prides itself for being a naturally aspirated machine. Slightly understated, yet unmistakably aggressive, extremely […]

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New 2015 Hyundai Verna 4S Facelift Review: Vernacular Renaissance

New 2015 Hyundai Verna 4S Facelift Review: Vernacular Renaissance

| February 14, 2015 | 1 Comment

The Hyundai Verna, when it was first introduced back in 2006, was a rather mature looking sedan for its time, which carried a design that did not offend anyone, though it didn’t either manage to evoke any wows. In an interim effort till Hyundai got their fludic lines right, they launched the ‘Transform’ variant, which didn’t look good, […]

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2015 Volkswagen Jetta facelift Review: Mid-size Mastery

2015 Volkswagen Jetta facelift Review: Mid-size Mastery

| February 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

A bit of Jetta history The Jetta has been around for ages. Sold over six generations under various aliases in innumerable countries, the relatively small (internationally) family sedan was originally conceived way back in 1979 as a Golf with a boot with some styling tweaks. While Jettas have been traditionally Golf based, the latest Mk VII […]

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New Honda CB Unicorn 160 Review: Distilled Dexterity

New Honda CB Unicorn 160 Review: Distilled Dexterity

| February 11, 2015 | 9 Comments

The world of sports often witnesses great players who earn a name for themselves for their extraordinary talent. Sachin Tendulkar, Pele, Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali are a few great names who changed the history of the games they played with their genius and gained unprecedented honour. Exceptional talents, all of them, and their dedication to their respective […]

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New 2015 Volkswagen Vento Konekt 1.2 TSi Review: Tech Allure

New 2015 Volkswagen Vento Konekt 1.2 TSi Review: Tech Allure

| February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Technology is everywhere, in places as private as your pockets and even within the binary laced air that we breathe. It has even made the six degrees of separation theory look obsolete. Look around, and you’ll observe that the entire planet has been flattened for us to see from one end to the other. Connecting […]

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2015 Tata T1 Prima Race Truck Review : Burly Behemoth

2015 Tata T1 Prima Race Truck Review : Burly Behemoth

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Back in the day, post lunch excitement came from Mercedes-Benz Truck Racing, an arcade game which introduced my curious self to the world of truck racing, amazed by how so much bulk can be hustled with grace and pace on the track. Now truck racing is something that Indians are quite alien to. Although a reasonably popular sport […]

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Kawasaki Z250 Review: Zesty Zee

Kawasaki Z250 Review: Zesty Zee

| January 20, 2015 | 1 Comment

As the sun set over the outskirts of Pune, I took one last go at the Kawasaki Z250, the 250R’s street-friendly cousin.  I promised myself that it would be the last one for the day.  As I winced from the blood gushing back, I cursed the seat and asked myself why I am letting my […]

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