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In the last year, I have spent a considerable amount of time with the Volkswagen Tiguan having driven it on road trips around Maharashtra. Recently I spent 2 weeks with it again. The Tiguan is one of the favourite SUV’s in my family. The space it offers, driving comfort and

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Toyota is well known for making solid, efficient cars that last forever. That’s the reason Toyota is amongst the top 3 auto manufacturers worldwide. Their cars have an everlasting brand value about that. In India so far, the cars that have been bestsellers for them have been the Qualis, Innova

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Showcased first at Auto Expo 2016, the Innova Crysta was the start of a new journey for the Toyota Innova which was the most accepted MPV in India ever since it was launched in 2004. The Innova Crysta launched with a bang. It has managed to clock sales figures of

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The advent of summer bought the largest and most luxurious SUV in the Audi India line-up to my doorstep. Having recently driven the smaller Q3, I was looking forward to driving an SUV which is due for a generation overhaul this year. This second generation Q7 is based on the

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I recently drove one of my favourite compact luxury SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle) the BMW X1 M Sport. This is a car that is just the right size for city as well as highway driving. This variant was launched last year as an addition to the second-generation BMW X1. BMW

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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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