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The Ideal Road-trip SUV
One of the first things you tend to look out for in a capable touring machine is a sturdy and capable engine. The Sonet certainly ticks that particular box. We had the 1.5 CRDi VGT diesel auto as our companion on the journey and that power-packed tur
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Rollin’ 60s
The S60 first arrived at the turn of the millennium as a replacement for the S70, which was the replacement for the 850. The compact executive car first featured a boxy design — obviously — that evolved into one with slight curves and a full-on swoop
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Mercedes—EQ Charges Ahead
WITH A CLEAR TARGET OF leadership in electric drives and vehicle software, Mercedes-Benz have a plan for consistent electrification of the entire product portfolio as a key element of their strategic focus, “Ambition 2039”, and a massive step forward
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Your Views
I am in the market for a petrol-powered compact SUV mostly for city use and have narrowed my search down to the Hyundai Venue and the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. While I prefer the more upmarket feel of the Venue's interior, my family advise me to s
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Safety Cage
Being among the safest cars means having extensive research and development to create the ideal compromise between lightness and strength. While a majority of the chassis is made from mild steel (grey), key sections of the S60, such as the passenger
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Audi Q3 45 TFSI e Plugs In
THE ALL-NEW AUDI Q3 45 TFSI E AND ITS SPORTBACK COUNTERPART JOIN the A3 Sportback with the new, more powerful plug-in hybrid drivetrain making 245 hp and returning up to 71.4 km/l. The A3 Sportback 40 TFSI e was the first of the new breed of plug-in
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Letter Of The Month
I am looking for a hatchback. I use the car mainly to tackle the busy streets of Mumbai for most of the year. A small car is a must, especially due to the narrow lanes where I live and the paucity parking space. However, I do generally make two long
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Smell What T-roc Is Cooking
WHEN HE WAS WRESTLING, DWAYNE “The Rock” Johnson was known as the people’s champion. Volkswagen literally means “people’s car”. So, when I found out I was driving the T-Roc, well, the headline pretty much wrote itself. Now, The Rock had this larger-t
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Volvo Skövde to Produce E-motors
VOLVO HAVE ANNOUNCED THAT THEY WILL ASSEMBLE ELECTRIC MOTORS AT their powertrain plant in Skövde, Sweden, and that they plan to establish complete in-house e-motor production by the middle of this decade at an investment of 700 million SEK (Rs 626 cr
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Exploring The City Of Palaces
THE WORD ‘PROGRESSION’ HAS BEEN USED in its multiple facades through the birth of civilisation. Rightfully so too, without the yearning for the said word we wouldn’t be the city slicking, moon visiting, techy souls we proudly call ourselves today. Ho
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The Great Defender Of The Realm
FROM SKETCHES TO RENDERS TO CONCEPT FORM AND THEN production and, now, a road test. The new Land Rover Defender, for long known as the DC100 concept, has taken a familiar shape, yes, but pictures don’t tell of capability and the Defender is far more
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Avass R800 EV
A NEW NAME IS ON THE HORIZON IN THE ELECTRIC vehicle (EV) landscape and it’s an Australian sports car with a range of more than 1,100 kilometres. Performance tests on the under-development Avass R800 electric sports car, armed with a 120-kWh battery
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Gimme Shelter
I WATCHED THE COMPELLING, IF INCREDIBLY sad, documentary, Challenger: The Final Flight, on Netflix recently, where the key revelation is (spoiler alert) that the engineers knew the rocket-booster O-rings might fail but gave the go-ahead for the launc
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Putting The ‘S’ In ‘SUV’
HUGE. NOT JUST HUGE, OVER 5.2 METRES LONG AND TWO metres wide sort of huge. The new Mercedes-Benz GLS towers over most other vehicles and road users, making trucks and buses part lanes to allow it to trundle through. City traffic seems to be getting
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G-Class’ 400k Milestone
The all-time production count for the legendary Mercedes Geländewagen, popularly called the “G-Wagen”, has crossed 400,000. The G-Class, now in its new generation, has been made in Graz, Austria, since 1979. It is tested on the challenging Schöckl mo
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Those V12 Special Editions
Two-seat Touring-bodied roadster with a 2.0-litre V12 took its initials from the Mille Miglia, which it went on to win in 1949 as well as Le Mans. Also known as the Daytona Spider, this was Ferrari’s last series-production convertible with a front-m
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The Ed Hits the Road
Having driven the petrol in the USA earlier, the diesel was an eye-opener. I drove for more than 1,600 km from Pune to Tadoba, via Yavatmal while going and via Nagpur on the way back. The GLS 400 d has a sublime ride and munches miles like few others
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Defender Earns Five-star NCAP Rating
The 2020 Land Rover Defender has bagged a five-star rating in the Euro NCAP. The legendary full-size SUV reincarnate scored 85 per cent for each Adult Occupant and Child Occupant protection, with 71 per cent for Vulnerable Road Users and 79 per cent
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VW India’s SUV Soirée
THE TAIGUN IS VOLKSWAGEN’S entry into the mid-size SUV space and is a made-for-India vehicle featuring heavy localization to keep the price competitive. It was designed with the average Indian customer and our specific demands in mind and developed t
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Current Affairs
IN INDIA, WHO DOESN’T LIKE SUVs? And to prove this theory, a mere glance at the sales charts is sufficient. Let’s go a step further and add — if it’s electric, staying in sync with the call for zero emission — it becomes a perfect match. Yes, we are
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We Hear
Volvo Cars have the all-new S60 ready for launch in India. The S60 will be launched in March and in just one “T4” petrol powertrain choice in one top-spec “Inscription” trim level. The T4 makes 190 hp and 300 Nm and is paired to an eight-speed automa
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The Chamber of Secrets
THIS IS NOT THE DONE THING. CAR companies’ design studios don’t normally show their working: the flights of fancy, the “what if?” studies, the way-out-there concept-car proposals. But Porsche have made the unusual decision to do exactly that, reveali
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Through Fire and Ice
THE FIRST OF THE TWO rounds under the lights at the Sakhir circuit in Bahrain would prove to be quite a memorable night for many and not in a good way. The pole-sitter, Lewis Hamilton in the Mercedes-AMG, was quick to get away with his teammate, Valt
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Mandatory High-security Registration Plates
THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT HAS MADE IT COMPULSORY FOR ALL VEHICLES, NEW AND OLD, to have the new high-security registration plates (HSRP) with embossed characters in Delhi NCR, Uttar Pradesh, and Himachal Pradesh. The High-security Registration Plate is a
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Vision Spyder
This is the Porsche sports car I really want to see on sale. The Vision Spyder harks back to the wonderful mid-1950s 550 Spyder, possibly Porsche’s purest and most beautifully minimalist car. The nose and sills carry “551” badging, making crystal cle
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Feeling the Force
THE SECOND RACE AT Sakhir also proved to be a memorable night. The outer loop was being used for the very first time and would see lap-times below one minute. With Hamilton out, George Russell would be in the championship-winning AMG. Jake Aitken, Wi
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Tesla Motors’ Indian Foray
AFTER SEEMINGLY MUCH DELIBERATION, ELECTRIC CAR GIANTS TESLA Motors will begin sales and support operations in India this year. The model first expected to arrive is the Model 3. It may be recalled that Tesla had begun accepting bookings globally a
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904 Living Legend
Twice I’ve visited the anonymous warehouse close to Porsche’s museum, a place full of hidden treasures like a four-seat 911, GT3-engined Cayman and the stillborn 989 saloon. But if I’d seen the 904 Living Legend there, I’d have struggled to notice an
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Wrappin’ Up the Season with Another Win for Verstappen
THE YEAR 2020 HAS BEEN all sorts of chaos with the looming pandemic making many wonder if any racing would even happen, let alone an entire championship season. However, it was made possible and 17 races took place over a short period with teams and
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