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Volkswagen Motorsport is celebrating a decade’s journey in India. A journey that started with the Polo Cup and has today transitioned to the Ameo Cup one of the most premier one-make touring car racing championships in India.To celebrate this occasion, they have designed a beast of a track car. This

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From the time of its launch in India, the Volkswagen Polo has made a mark amongst car buyers and enthusiasts. This is a car that has the distinction of being ranked no 1 for three years in a row according to the J.D. Power 2018 India Initial Study.  I spent

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Kia Motors, the world’s eighth largest automaker, today commenced trial production at its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Anantapur, in the state of Andhra Pradesh. This important step not only signifies the completed construction of the new 536-acre manufacturing facility, but also marks the arrival of Kia’s new flagship car for

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I recently caught up with Sirish Vissa, where he shared what Volkswagen Motorsport India plans for the 2019 season.  2018 was a great year for Volkswagen Motorsport in every regard, what are the new initiatives and changes we will see this year? 2018 was indeed an excellent year for us

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Toyota has played a big role in redefining the way modern SUV’s are designed and manufactured. With everything Japanese the emphasis will always be on manufacturing vehicles that are extremely efficient and easy to maintain. Having driven quite a few Toyota SUV’s when I was living in Canada I can

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Luxury as a segment is becoming increasingly popular in India. With the changing economy and purchasing power, brands are offering world class products at competitive prices. The BMW 630iGT is exactly that kind of product. The 6 series Gran Turismo (GT) was launched to fill a gap that existed between

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When one pictures SUV’s, a certain stereotype comes to mind. Big brawny vehicles, a certain type of person driving it, fuel chugging vehicles, the perfect off-road companions… And so forth. Does this still hold true for SUV’s? Well they are still big, more lean than brawny now. Off – roading

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Last weekend offered me the chance to drive the stock version of the Volkswagen Vento. This is the second time in a year that I have driven the race spec versions of cars before driving the regular ones. It happened with the Ameo and now with the Vento. I got

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The feeling of awe always comes back whenever I step into a BMW. Its been a while since I last drove one, so when the opportunity to drive the X5 came last weekend, this was just the excuse needed to get out of Mumbai. The BMW X5 is majestic looking

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The VW Passat is a car, that has universally got great reviews from everyone who’s driven and tested it. I had driven it briefly earlier this year and was looking to review it over a longer period. An executive sedan in every breadth and step, the Passat is impressive from

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Nissan is known for making SUV’s that are tough, reliable and superb to drive. When the invite arrived to drive the all #NewNissanKicks at the Rann of Kutch, it was a perfect way to kick-start the Christmas Festivities. This is a SUV that has made a mark worldwide, a car

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2012 was when the first generation Ertiga was launched. A category they came to dominate with 4.20 in sales over the last 6 years. Having spent lots of time with the previous model, I had come to like the easy-going driving nature of the Ertiga. Maruti is one of the

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The last week of October took me to an area and location I hadn’t visited in quite a while. I was driving out early on Saturday morning to the Volkswagen Tiguan Experiential Drive being held at Mukesh Mills in Colaba. For anybody who’s grown up watching movies, music videos in

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The second generation Q5 was Audi’s first launch of the year. Launched in 2011 the Q5 ticked all the right boxes for SUV buyers, making it an instant success. In the last few years SUV’s have become an important category for every luxury car manufacturer. We Indians love SUV’s. And

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When the Skoda Octavia was launched in 2002 it changed the game for performance sedans in this country. Prior to that if an enthusiast was looking for something exciting he/she looked abroad, or modified the existing cars available then. The Octavia since then has gone on to develop a massive

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Ducati India in the last while has been aggressively promoting their motorcycles. They have a strong Ducati Owners Club Programme worldwide, which is now present in India too. One of their strongest products in the line has been the Monster Range of bikes. The Ducati Monster (called Il Mostro in Italian) is a muscle bike

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Last week I spent a few days with the Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe. A motorcycle that combines style, luxury and old-world charm. The first sight of the Softail Deluxe is spectacular! Back In 2017, Harley-Davidson decided to merge the Dyna and Softail lines of motorcycles into one Softail family. A

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One of my favourite weekend getaways from Mumbai is Alibaug. Located just 120 kms from Mumbai is Maharashtra’s version of Goa for people who are looking at a weekend beach getaway. We were headed to Karpewadi resort in Alibaug in the Ford Freestyle. Here at Karpewadi, they practice sustainable management

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This weekend saw the second phase of the Mercedes Benz Drive Live come to Mumbai. Phase 1 of this drive earlier this year was organised in the cities of Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Thrissur and Bangalore. This event’s theme is based on the three categories of Adrenaline, Gourmet and Music. The

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The first time I rode an Apache RTR was almost a decade back. It was an Apache 180 and we rode to Bordi and back. The impressions that I still have about the bike, that it was quick, nimble around traffic with superlative cornering ability. I wish it had more

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2017 marked the re-entry of the Volkswagen India group into the SUV market with the launch of the Tiguan. A SUV that has the trademark design lines of Volkswagen. Elegant and sophisticated are the words that came to mind when I first saw the Tiguan. The hallmark of VW cars

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Fast cars zooming by…The smell of petrol in the air… Bunch of us from the media driving stock VW Ameo’s on the track… A track which has become synonymous with racing history in India. 18 drivers going hell for rubber in one of the best racing championships. Me getting access

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This weekend turned out to be the kind of dream, where one doesn’t want to wake up. I got the opportunity to drive one of Audi’s most stylish cars. The A5 Sportback. A car that stands for style and performance in every breadth! The A5 Sportback arrived 10 minutes before

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If Harvey Specter from Suits rode to work, the XDiavel would be his motorcycle of choice. Power cruiser that’s mean looking with the kind of torque on tap that makes riding insanely fun… A motorcycle that redefines what the modern power cruiser has evolved into in this century. First time

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The last time I drove an Ameo it was the Ameo Cup Car at the MMRT – Chennai. Fast and furious are the adjectives that spring to mind when describing that car. Last week the stock version of the Ameo was waiting for me to drive. How different was this

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