Category: Auto Reviews

Toyota Corolla saloon

“The Toyota Corolla saloon affords Prius-efficiency in a sensible, trendy and cost-effective package deal” It is no secret that the saloon market has contracted within the UK over the previous decade as patrons flocked to hatchbacks, estates and SUVs for varied causes, together with their added flexibility. The choice to promote the Toyota Corolla saloon right here – alongside the Corolla hatchback and Touring Sports activities property – may, due to this fact, be seen as an odd one. There’s technique within the insanity, nonetheless, as the tip of the Toyota Avensis saloon means the four-door Corolla is a well timed mannequin to plug a spot in Toyota’s vary. Gross sales aren’t anticipated to be stratospheric however Toyota hopes the Corolla saloon will absorb lots of the four,000 annual Avensis purchases that had been made largely by loyal taxi drivers and enterprise customers who appreciated that automotive’s reliability and low....




Toyota Yaris long run evaluate, first report

Good aircon? Examine. Responsive engine? Examine. Easy computerized transmission? Examine. Respectable experience? Examine. Straightforward to drive? Examine. For the mundane metropolis commute, the Toyota Yaris has ticked all the fitting packing containers and, in true Toyota fashion, is a automobile that quietly does the job and is as straightforward to function as a espresso machine. Nevertheless, this appliance-like effectivity actually hasn’t endeared the Yaris to me and I’m but to search out an emotional join with the automobile. I’m not precisely complaining as a result of the Yaris’ aloof character has been a boon in what’s the worst visitors I’ve seen in Mumbai, in my life. If you’re sitting for hours in visitors, you don’t precisely need to be drawn into the driving expertise and as a substitute favor a automobile that doesn’t ask a lot of you. The Yaris allows you to concentrate on the job at hand, which....


2019 Mercedes-Benz V-Class video evaluate

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Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift long run assessment, first report

It’s most likely for the very best that the person who got here to gather my earlier long-term automotive – a Maruti Dzire I used for 18 months – arrived with what would develop into my subsequent long-term automotive; the blue Maruti Ciaz you see right here. For no different cause than it made the alternate an entire lot simpler. I grabbed all my stuff from one automotive, chucked it into the opposite and carried on with my life; it was nice. Oh, who am I kidding? There was much more to it than that. Not solely as a result of I’d grown fairly hooked up to the Dzire and felt odd giving it up after so lengthy, but additionally as a result of I’d left a lot stuff mendacity round it that took time to gather. In actual fact, not all my leftovers had been bodily; some had been....


Toyota Corolla hatchback

“The Toyota Corolla looks like the suitable automobile on the proper time, particularly in hybrid guise. It is environment friendly, well-equipped and stress-free” The Toyota Corolla is again on British shores and higher than ever. Not solely does it look way more trendy than the Auris it replaces, it has loads of different attributes that house owners will wish to inform their associates about. In the event that they’ve chosen a hybrid, that can embody bragging about how a lot cash they’re saving. Each the 1.Eight-litre and the two.Zero-litre ‘high-performance’ hybrids can return over 60mpg in the suitable trim, with CO2 emissions which might be certain to make them successful with company-car drivers. Starting from 76 to 89g/km the Corolla hybrid’s low emissions qualify it for Profit-in-Variety legal responsibility of 19%, bringing an organization automobile tax saving of round £1,500 in three years in contrast with a Volkswagen Golf or....




2019 Honda Civic India video overview

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2019 Honda Civic India evaluation, check drive

WHAT IS IT? It’s the Honda Civic; and for a automotive that when had such a robust fan following in India, not rather more introduction is critical. Just one era of the Civic was offered in India – the eighth-gen mannequin, between 2006 and 2012 – and it was so spectacular that we even topped it our 2007 Autocar India Automobile of the Yr. It wasn’t simply its deftly articulated mix of house, consolation, reliability, driving pleasure and premium really feel that gained us over, but additionally simply how futuristic and forward of its time it seemed and felt. Now, having skipped the ninth-generation automotive altogether, Honda’s introduced within the 10th-generation Civic midway by means of its world lifecycle and it has entered a market altogether totally different from that of its predecessor. For one, the section beneath – mid-sized sedans, together with Honda’s personal Metropolis – has moved far....




Toyota Land Cruiser Utility SUV

“With no again seats and most of its luxurious equipment eliminated, the Toyota Land Cruiser Utility turns into a fascinating go-anywhere different to pickups and vans” How usually do you see trendy pickups just like the Volkswagen Amarok and Mercedes X-Class full to capability? If the reply “by no means” rings true and also you’re pondering of shopping for a pickup, then it’s maybe additionally price contemplating whether or not you’d be higher off with a Toyota Land Cruiser Utility as an alternative. The Land Cruiser Utility is a luxurious SUV with out the again seats, gizmos and carpet, current as an intriguing 4×4-cum-van that may carry tools, tow three tonnes and go nearly anyplace on the planet. It has one other benefit too, as a result of with out the necessity to have the ability to carry a one-tonne pallet (that is a typical function amongst pickups) the Utility....


2019 Mercedes-Benz V 220d evaluation, check drive

Mercedes-Benz India has all the time had its eye on the luxurious finish of the minivan market, which remains to be an empty and elusive area of interest. It’s a phase that Mercedes has had a crack at twice earlier than, however with little success. In 1999, it launched the SsangYong-built MB100 and MB140 minivans, imported from Korea. Although the MB vans have been fairly robust and sturdy they didn’t provide the luxurious and high quality worthy of the three-pointed star and, consequently, it quietly died in 2001. In 2011, Mercedes launched the R-class however as soon as once more this MPV failed to drag in prospects as a result of its unconventional design (for a Merc). Additionally, the shortage of a diesel engine at launch (unthinkable for an MPV purchaser on the time) ensured that it was just about lifeless on arrival. Almost a decade on, the India progress....




2019 BMW X4 India evaluation, take a look at drive

In our fixed endeavour to get you the story first, we at Autocar India usually go to extraordinary lengths. Previously we’ve picked automobiles up from ports, we’ve pushed them off the backs of trailers, and early final yr, we even drove a pair straight off the motor present flooring. What we’re about to do that time round, nonetheless, is one thing we’ve by no means carried out earlier than. We’re not simply right here on the BMW plant outdoors Chennai to choose up the brand new X4. No, we’re right here to drive it, get this . . . straight off the top of the manufacturing line. No dispatch delays, no days misplaced in transport, no calling the stockyard, nothing – simply watch for the automobile to be produced, get in, and drive off. It’s truly even crazier than it sounds. The automobile begins off as a bare-metal shell at....


2019 Nissan Kicks vs Hyundai Creta vs Renault Captur comparability video

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Volvo V60 Cross Nation property

“The characterful Volvo V60 Cross Nation is fashionable, comfy and may deal with terrain extra excessive than most will ever want it to.” The Volvo V60 is our reigning greatest compact govt automobile, and because the Cross Nation is sort of actually an extension of this mannequin, it is off to an awesome begin. It definitely boasts the identical refined however fashionable exterior and inside design, and a few might even want the more durable trying additional physique cladding and raised journey peak over an SUV. It makes an awesome argument in opposition to merely choosing your favorite SUV, with wonderful on-road manners and stunning go-anywhere capability do you have to want it. The Cross Nation sits in the direction of the highest finish of the V60 pricing tree, although, and there is only one specification thus far – the D4 diesel, so selection is considerably restricted. Picture 1 of....


2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift long run evaluate, closing report

For those who’ve been following the lifetime of HR26DK8337 with us, you’d most likely know that it’s the automobile that spurred me to hitch a gymnasium to lastly go from fats to suit. Sadly, issues didn’t go as I envisioned – the idea of a calorie deficit appears misplaced on me – so, ahem, no progress picture to accompany this final report. Whereas I’d fairly not speak about my battle of the bulge, I’m very happy to talk about the Swift. Because the final report, the Swift has seen extra healthful utilization and has performed the position of a weekend-getaway automobile, an airport-run automobile and even a Mumbai-darshan automobile. The truth is, the rear seats had been put to extra use within the final two months than the six earlier than. Journalistic curiosity had me work the automobile into the dialog to get a way of what my rear passengers....




Toyota RAV4 SUV

“The hybrid-only Toyota RAV4 will attraction to company-car drivers and its placing design helps it stand out in a busy class” The Toyota RAV4 has remodeled from a reasonably boring wallflower right into a placing SUV with hints of the daring Toyota C-HR crossover. Not solely does it look way more attention-grabbing, however the RAV4 is now solely accessible as a hybrid. Other than selecting a color and trim degree, your solely alternative when shopping for a RAV4 is whether or not to go for entrance or four-wheel drive. Each supply gasoline economic system of over 60mpg, which is certain to impress personal prospects, and company-car drivers will recognize the sub-110g/km CO2 emissions. Picture 1 of 15 The considerably nameless seems to be of the earlier RAV4 have been changed by boxy wheelarches, the choice of a blacked-out roof and door pillars, and an aggressive new grille. Whereas the modifications....


Nissan Kicks vs Renault Captur vs Hyundai Creta comparability

Which was the final Nissan you have been enthusiastic about? If I low cost the GT-R, my reply is the Terrano. And that mannequin was launched all the best way again in 2013. The brand new Kicks, nevertheless, adjustments issues. It’s recent, it’s funky and it’s received individuals speaking. However what actually piqued our curiosity was that on first acquaintance final month, it additionally got here throughout as quite completed in the best way it drives. We simply needed to understand how the brand new Nissan fares in opposition to its closest rivals. The Kicks’ closest rival comes within the type of the Renault Captur. In any case, the 2 fashions are constructed on Renault’s M0 platform, use the identical mechanicals and are even put collectively on the identical manufacturing facility. The Kicks and Captur do differ in look nevertheless it’ll be fascinating to see how a lot they differ....




2019 Mahindra XUV300 video assessment

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2019 Mahindra XUV300 evaluate, take a look at drive

What’s it? What you’re is Mahindra and SsangYong’s first collectively developed automobile. The Indian UV maker bought the Korean agency almost a decade in the past however has solely introduced the SsangYong Rexton to India, after which late final yr rebadged the new-generation Rexton because the Mahindra Alturas G4. The one change was to the grille – completed to hold the Mahindra vertical slotted design – whereas the remainder of the automotive was all SsangYong. With the XUV300, nonetheless, the strategy was considerably completely different. It is not only a minor grille and bumper facelift, as an alternative what Mahindra has completed is retained the onerous factors of the Tivoli’s X100 platform however re-skinned the automotive fully. So the grille, bumpers, bonnet, fenders, doorways, hatch and the roof are all completely different from the SsangYong. These in depth re-engineering efforts mirror Mahindra’s want to crack the sub-four-metre SUV section. The....




Jaguar F-Tempo 25t Petrol video evaluate

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BMW 745e hybrid saloon

The newest BMW 7 Sequence PHEV advantages from improved efficiency and EV driving vary, making it a stable rival to the Mercedes S-Class   BMW has established itself as a pacesetter in Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) know-how and has pulled out all of the stops for its flagship 7 Sequence PHEV, which is badged because the BMW 745e and the 745Le in long-wheelbase kind. The wheezy four-cylinder petrol engine used within the earlier mannequin is gone, changed with a robust twin-turbocharged straight-six that is extra befitting such an expensive mannequin. The electrical motor and battery pack now return an improved pure-electric driving vary of as much as 36 miles, so operating prices are just about unchanged regardless of the additional efficiency. • Carbuyer’s favorite hybrids Right here, then, is a automobile with emissions of lower than 60g/km, permitting it to slide into metropolis centres like London’s with out incurring congestion expenses,....




Audi e-tron SUV video overview

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2019 Mahindra Alturas G4 assessment, highway check

Mahindra broke the Rs 10 lakh worth ceiling with the Scorpio, the Rs 20 lakh ceiling with the XUV500, and now, its analysis signifies that Indian automotive consumers are prepared to pay Rs 30 lakh for a luxurious SUV carrying a Mahindra badge. It takes a powerful product to interrupt these psychological worth limitations and perceptions, and to breach the Rs 30 lakh mark and get the job finished, the carmaker borrowed the second-generation G4 Rexton from its Korean subsidiary, SsangYong, and renamed it the Alturas G4. ‘Alturas’ was the title given as a result of it connotes peak, so can Mahindra’s new flagship take the model to new heights? To make an ideal first impression, Mahindra has loaded the Alturas G4 to the brim with premium equipment and launched it at aggressive worth tags of Rs 26.95 lakh (4×2 AT) and Rs 29.95 lakh (4×4 AT), making the latter....




Kia Ceed GT hatchback

“The Kia Ceed GT is a enjoyable and sensible ‘heat’ hatchback that blends somewhat additional efficiency with worth for cash” Kia and its sister model Hyundai are on the offensive, threatening a few of Europe’s most fascinating fashions with their newest efficiency hatchbacks. Whereas the Hyundai i30 N Efficiency mixes it with scorching hatchbacks just like the Renaultsport Megane RS and Honda Civic Sort R, the Kia Ceed GT, in the meantime, takes its personal route. With 201bhp from its 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine, the GT gives extra tempo than the common household automobile – together with the common Ceed – with out treading on the toes of these concerned within the scorching hatch energy race. In different phrases, this can be a ‘heat’ reasonably than ‘scorching’ hatch, with as a lot consideration paid to tackling on a regular basis duties like driving to the retailers as to scything down....


New 2019 Maruti Suzuki Wagon R video evaluate

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2019 Mercedes-Benz C 200 petrol evaluation, check drive

What’s it? The petrol-powered model of Mercedes-Benz’s newly up to date C-class is a bit more than only a refreshed face. The most important change is the introduction of a brand new 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine that additionally will get Merc’s newest mild-hybrid system within the type of the EQ increase perform. Basically, it consists of a 48V battery for power storage and a motor/generator to recuperate and supply electrical help. Different beauty updates are much like those seen on the facelifted diesel model that got here out in 2018. What’s it like inside? Step inside and the adjustments are reasonably refined. Essentially the most outstanding ones are the brand new steering and a bigger infotainment display screen. On the steering, you now get Mercs newest ‘metallic’ switchgear for the steering mounted buttons and trackpads on all sides to navigate the infotainment screens. As is the case on many hybrids,....


Mazda3 hatchback

The Mazda3 seems nice, drives effectively and options an progressive engine however you’ll must overlook the dearth of rear area The Mazda3 has typically been a automotive that scores effectively in checks however will get forgotten when it arrives in showrooms. You may blame Mazda’s comparatively small profile within the UK and fierce competitors in a category dominated by the Ford Focus, Volkswagen Golf and Vauxhall Astra for the automotive’s struggles. Mazda pushed the final technology upmarket, that means it additionally needed to face the Audi A3, BMW 1 Sequence and Mercedes A-Class. Confronted with this problem, Mazda has doubled down on placing design and high-quality engineering to ship a Mazda3 that gives one thing completely different to its rivals. Whereas seems are subjective, we have been arduous pressed to seek out anybody within the Carbuyer workforce who dislikes the automotive’s fashionable traces. Based mostly on the Mazda KAI idea,....




2019 BMW X4 video evaluation

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New 2019 Maruti Suzuki Wagon R assessment, take a look at drive

EXCLUSIVE!  What’s it? The brand new Maruti Suzuki Wagon R you see on these pages exists nowhere else on the planet. There are different Wagon Rs, just like the one offered in Japan, however for India, Maruti has engineered and constructed a automotive that’s all however bespoke, tailor-made particularly for our rules, circumstances and buyer wants. Like most of its sister automobiles just like the Swift, Baleno, Ignis and Ciaz, the brand new Wagon R can be primarily based on the corporate’s Heartect platform. Advantages of the brand new platform embrace improved efficiency throughout crash assessments, a lighter kerb weight for improved gas financial system and efficiency, and improved dynamics too. In comparison with the outgoing mannequin, the brand new Wagon R is now 13mm longer, 125mm wider and has a wheelbase an identical to the Ignis. It is also lighter than its predecessor; the top-of-the-line ZXi trim weighs 835kg....




2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid video overview

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2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid India overview, check drive

It’s been 17 years for the reason that Toyota Camry was first launched in India, and through the years, it has gone via three generations adjustments, with whole gross sales of 11,425 items. It has soldiered on since 2002, carving a distinct segment for itself, regardless of the rising onslaught from the SUV phase and from the German marques. Toyota has now launched the fourth avatar of the Camry in India and this all-new automobile has grown in dimensions and attraction. Its dynamics are extra sorted now and it additionally will get an all-new hybrid powertrain. Priced at Rs 36.95 lakh (ex-showroom), it’s positioned greater than its pure rivals – the Skoda Very good and Volkswagen Passat. What’s it? That is the eighth era of the Camry globally, and it’s based mostly on the TNGA (Toyota New World Structure) modular platform, which makes use of a higher share of high-tensile....




2019 Mercedes-AMG S63 coupe video assessment

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