Toyota Etios Review & First Drive

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Toyota Etios Overview Toyota launched its first Etios in the Indian car market in the year 2010. Etios is the first budget offering from the manufacturer. The company has been providing the Etios sedan updates every now and then but its 2016 updates have numerous changes including the mechanicals as well. In a bid to combat increasing competition in the sub-four meter sedan segment day by day, Toyota has enhanced the overall appearance of the vehicle and now christened it as ‘Platinum Etios’. The front façade of the car has been changed a lot and along with various cosmetic changes, it also gets mechanical updates for better performance and enhanced ride quality. Check for car loan interest calculator. Toyota Etios Look The automaker has designed it with an overall length…
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Datsun GO+ Facelift First Drive

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Datsun GO+ Overview Nissan revived the Datsun brand after a huge time period and launched the GO entry-level hatchback in India. Unfortunately, the GO did not sell as well as anticipated in the market and recently the vehicle received a lot of flak for performing terribly in the NCAP crash test. Datsun has also developed an MPV based on the GO and with the recent climb in sales that MPVs are witnessing, Datsun seems to be quite optimistic that it will be able to gain decent sales with the GO+. But, the Datsun GO+ competes with some products that have the backing of manufacturers with a huge service network. So how does the GO+ perform? Does it have what it takes to capture the market? A nice drive through Rishikesh,…
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Hyundai Grand i10 Performance & Test Drive

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Hyundai Grand i10 Overview Hyundai Grand i10 has replaced the i10 in the international markets but India being a vast and budget-concerned market, Hyundai decided to keep both the cars in the market, and put the Grand i10 between the current i10 and i20, filling the gap between the two vehicles. The Grand i10 gained popularity just after reaching the market and currently is doing best sales figure on the sales chart. The Grand, as it is popularly known as, follows the Hyundai trademark Fluidic design language strongly. The car looks slightly bigger than i10 and more like i20. The Grand i10 looks very premium and has currently is one of the best hatchbacks offered in this segment. Hyundai Grand i10 Design & Style There are very few changes to…
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Nissan Sunny Review & First Drive

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Nissan Sunny Overview Nissan Motor India Private Limited, the Indian subsidiary of Japanese autogiant Nissan, owns a fleet of vehicles, belonging to almost every segment from hatchback to SUV in the country. In the entry-level saloon segment, it offers the Sunny sedan which is truly a royal wagon to drive. Nissan Sunny hit the Indian shores firstly in 2011 and it was received considerably well by the auto freaks in India. But along the course of time it lost its glory and hence, in an awe to re-create the enigma and panache, the company has launched the second generation of the entry-level saloon in the country being cited as 'Nissan Sunny'. It is more promising, advanced and striking than its predecessor and looks complete. View offers on Nissan  Cars from Nissan…
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Honda Brio Facelift Performance & First Drive

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Honda Brio Overview The Honda is certainly one of the most popular Japanese automaker in the country, which boasts several popular and successful models in its stable.The compact hatchback segment being the most popular segment in the country, all the automakers try to capture a fare share of the segment. Honda being one of the major players in India’s automobile market couldn’t ignore the segment. The company launched the Brio compact hatchback few years ago, which became immensely popular due to its stylish compact design, practicality and peppy performance. Now the Japanese automaker is working on an all new Brio, which would be launched sometime in 2018. The new Brio will surely come featuring an updated design at the exterior and inside the cabin as well. As the Honda Amaze…
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Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Performance & First Drive

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Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Overview Utter the name ‘Maruti Suzuki’, and the first image that comes to the mind of most Indians is of a reliable and famous small car manufacturing company, that is known for producing cost effective and fuel efficient cars. But off late, Maruti Suzuki is trying to shed its image of a budget car manufacturer, by expanding its portfolio and providing products around the 10 lakh price bracket. The Ciaz was an attempt in-line with these efforts to produce more premium cars, as was the highly debated decision of opening specialized premium NEXA outlets across the country. And with Indian customer preferences shifting towards the crossover segment, it was high time that the country’s biggest car manufacturer launches its contender in the battle. Hence, the Maruti…
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Toyota Innova Crysta Hatchback Overview & Gearbox

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Toyota Innova Crysta Overview The Toyota Innova has quite a history. Every now and then one comes across a handful of unbelievable stories. Stories related to how this machine keeps the owner satisfied with tank-like reliability and absolute minimum cost of ownership. Which is why we see a lot of them on the road. But it has done its time and Toyota is all set to inject some spice and premium feel into this MPV segment by soon offering the Innova Crysta. This model is a completely new vehicle based on the TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) platform. Already sold in Indonesia since November 2015, the Innova Crysta promises a whole new Toyota MPV experience when it will be launched here in May. We drove it and here’s what we…
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Datsun redi-GO Performance & First Drive

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Datsun redi-GO Overview Many Indian car buyers have shifted their buying preference to automatic cars. It doesn’t come as a surprise then that the manufacturers are adding automatic cars to their line-up. Now, Datsun has also brought in an automatic version of their quirkiest car - the Redi-GO. It will soon go up on sale powered by the 1.0-litre petrol mill mated to an AMT gearbox. Well, the demand for automatics gained momentum mainly because of the ease of driving them. There's neither a clutch nor the constant need to shift gears. This particular version of the Redi-GO also promises to provide the same. We find out how well it manages to do just that. Datsun redi-GO in Tryaldrive Datsun redi-GO Design & Style The design and the looks of the…
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Tata Tiago Overview & Test Drive

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Tata Tiago Overview Tata has been offering hatchbacks in its portfolio for a very long time ranging from Nano, Indica, and Bolt but the absence of a solid and contemporary mid-sized hatch was missing. In the recent times, mid-sized hatchbacks have been garnering attention as they make up for a perfect family car. So, Tata came up with the all-new Tiago back in the year 2016 and so far it’s the company’s best bet. Tata’s Tiago is small but agile, and of course, it does tick all the boxes that make the car so competitive in the segment. With the Tiago, Tata offers a well-engineered, modern day package to the Indian customers in a compact vehicle. The car does not look anything like we have seen before; it looks fresh…
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Fiat Linea Engine & Test Drive

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Fiat Linea Overview The Fiat Linea is a sedan offered by the Italian carmaker which is powered by three engines, two petrol and one diesel. The T Jet version is available with an all disc brake setup while other trims are available with a disc brake setup upfront and drum brakes at the rear. The Fiat Linea is available in five exterior colour options, New Pearl White, Magnesio Grey, Hip Hop Black, Bronzo Tan and Minimal Grey. The boot space volume of the executive sedan is 500 litres and the fuel capacity is 45 litres for all variants. The base version is available with a company fitted 15 inch alloy wheel at an extra cost while higher trims come with 16 inch alloy wheels as standard. Fiat Linea  price range…
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