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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....




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....




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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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....




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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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....




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,....




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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Renault Captur petrol video assessment

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Mini Countryman vs Volvo XC40 comparability

One of many nice advantages of the proliferation of SUVs over the past 15-odd years is that it has bred a variety of competitors. And never simply in numbers, but in addition in selection. It means SUV-makers not should comply with that drained previous cookie-cutter formulation and are free to strive totally different approaches for individuals who would possibly like one thing totally different. The Mini Countryman is likely one of the finest examples of this. Sure,it’s, technically, an SUV, which suggests it has a barely larger floor clearance, a squatter stance and a good bit extra space for individuals and their issues. Nevertheless it makes no pretence of being even remotely near an off-roader. Sure, there are some rugged-looking add-ons, however they’re used sparingly, and the Indian model doesn’t even get all-wheel drive. What it offers you, then, is the retro-cool model you’re keen on of a Mini, in....


2017 Maruti Suzuki Ignis long run evaluate, ultimate report

I wouldn’t go so far as calling it love at first sight however the Ignis did depart an impression on me. I all the time discovered its compact dimensions and boxy styling to be very totally different from all the opposite small vehicles on the market. Oddly, I discovered myself within the minority, as not everybody outdoors of the Autocar India HQ took as keenly to the Ignis’ retro-meets-new-age form. Fortunately, the spouse and daughter did. I nonetheless keep in mind my daughter’s response when she noticed ‘my’ Ignis for the primary time. “Wow, how cute,” was the very first thing she stated. Then her eye caught the little she may see of the roof and exclaimed “Fancy roof!” Like father, like daughter, I suppose! The ‘fancy roof’ she spoke of was the roof sticker from Maruti’s personalisation menu and it gave the automotive much more angle. Additionally, in my....




Maserati Levante Trofeo video evaluate

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Maserati Levante Trofeo assessment, take a look at drive

The police officer stands in the course of the highway and bows ceremoniously low. His left hand then comes up and signifies I ought to pull over. I’m about to get fined and that may good, however these immaculately dressed officers are so courteous, I adjust to a smile. Even seven-star lodges don’t have anything on these guys. Issues shortly change when one of many officers is handed a printout. “AAAIIIIEEEEEEE,” he squeals in horror, “90! 90kph!” He can solely converse a couple of phrases of English, and I do know nearly no Japanese, but it surely’s clear, I’ve strayed fairly a bit over the pace restrict. I take advantage of signal language and easy phrases to inform him a couple of parked bus I needed to drive round, and the way I needed to speed up and keep away from an oncoming truck – but it surely appears to....




Jaguar F-Tempo 25t petrol evaluation, take a look at drive

WHAT IS IT? The story of the Jaguar F-Tempo in India has been fraught with ups and downs for the reason that SUV’s launch again in 2016. The automotive we first drove was very spectacular – significantly in its efficiency, due to a 300hp diesel V6 – however its 1-crore-plus price ticket was laborious to swallow and though the lesser four-cylinder diesel model was cheaper, you felt such as you have been getting quite a bit much less automotive, too. The problem, after all, was that it was a CBU import at launch; however then in November 2017, Jaguar introduced that the F-Tempo could be domestically assembled. Not solely did this drop the price-tag to a extra palatable one (it slotted in slightly below Mercedes’ four-cylinder GLE, actually) it additionally added extra tools to make it really feel extra luxurious. However this additionally spelt the tip of the street for....


Jaguar F-Sort P300 video assessment

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Porsche Macan facelift assessment, take a look at drive

The folks from Porsche are peering out from below their umbrellas, irritated. “You’d assume planning an occasion in Mallorca would give us immunity from the rain,” one among them quips, and I sort of see the place she’s coming from. Sure, it’s autumn in Europe now, however thunderstorms will not be what you’d anticipate on a Mediterranean island. If there’s a silver lining to those darkish clouds, it’s that we in all probability received’t have to fret concerning the a whole bunch of cyclists that flock to this island recurrently, and have the gorgeous roads all to ourselves. Moreover, you possibly can do lots worse than a grippy, four-wheel-drive SUV to place to the take a look at in these situations. WHAT’S NEW? A second’s respite from the rain lets me sprint out into the freezing beachfront car parking zone and get my first, in-the-flesh have a look at the up....