Hyundai Creta Facelift Review & First Drive

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Hyundai Creta Overview The Hyundai Creta was first launched in 2015 and over the years Hyundai has given it minor updates which definitely did boost the sales of the compact SUV. Three years post the initial launch, the Korean carmaker has finally given the Creta a comprehensive update. We say comprehensive because the 2018 Creta now gets a host of new features too. View offers on Hyundai Cars from Hyundai dealers in Hyderabad at Autozhop. Hyundai Creta Exterior The Hyundai Creta looks its part as an SUV. Though it is based on the Elite i20 platform, the Creta is more SUV than a crossover hatchback and that is evident with the 190mm ground clearance. The front fascia is dominated by the hexagonal grille, signature Fluidic 2.0. The angular swept backheadlamps look…
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Tata Tigor Facelift Review & Transmission

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Tata Tigor Overview Tata Motors have revamped their image for the Indian Automobile market; they already created a lot of hype with their hatchback offering Tiago. If you all remember alongside the Tiago hatchback, Tata had also showcased a Tiago based compact sedan back at the 2016 New Delhi Auto Expo as well. There was no doubt that both the Tiago hatchback and the compact sedan based on the hatchback grabbed people’s attention at the Auto show. The sub-4 meter car was codenamed Kite5 while later it was officially renamed as ‘Tigor’. There is no denying the fact that Tata Motors started the trend of compact sedans in the IndiaTatan market with their product the Indigo ecs but later the segment was overtaken by its rivals. Tata Motors was determined…
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Volkswagen Vento Performance & First Drive

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Volkswagen Vento Overview The Vento has been the entry-level sedan for the VW brand. This sedan is based on the Polo and has been on sale since 2010. Since then it has been getting timely updates, be it cosmetic changes, features and even engines. Since its launch, it has got two new engines and even a double-clutch transmission too.However, the 2015 model year upgrade for the Vento has been a major cosmetic upgrade, especially after the launch of the new 1.5-litre diesel engine and automatic transmission. So, do the cosmetic changes on the Vento justify the upgrade? We lay our hands on the new Vento and tell you more in detail about it. Book a test drive for Volkswagen Vento in Hyderabad at Tryaldrive. Volkswagen Vento Exterior The Vento has always…
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Honda Jazz Performance & Test Drive

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Honda Jazz Overview The demand for the premium hatchback segment has been on a rise and Honda’s Jazz is one of the contenders. It is majorly the petrol variant that is in demand in this segment with under 35 per cent of the share going to diesel powered premium hatchbacks. These vehicles are designed for city and highway driving. We took the Honda Jazz petrol for a 800 kilometre drive in the Rajasthan heat to find out how does it perform. Did it fair well? Read further as the mystery unfolds.Honda has plonked the Jazz with a 1.2-litre petrol engine that churns about 88bhp of power and 110Nm of peak torque. Now, as there is a higher duty on petrol engines in excess of 1.2-litre, Honda and even the competition…
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Tata Tiago Facelift First Drive

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Tata Tiago Overview Tata Motors tasted success in the private car segment with the Indica when it was launched in 1998. The vehicle continues to be sold today but there was no replacement for it in spite of the Vista and later the Bolt coming along. This is solely because the Indica is largely sold to the commercial segment like fleet operators and thus isn’t appealing to private car buyers anymore. To fill this void, the company has developed an all new car which sits between the Nano and Bolt. Its most ambitious project of late, the Tata Tiago has been developed from scratch in just 3 years. After seeing it camouflaged since months and referring it to as Kite (codename), we finally get behind the wheel of what could…
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Tata Zest Facelift Review First Drive & Transmission

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Tata Zest Overview Tata Zest is the car that has been introduced in the most competitive segment of compact sedans in the year 2014. Before this, in 2008, Tata Motors launched Indigo CS in the market and car did a fairly good job in terms of sale. As the time passed, new generation models from Hyundai, Honda and Maruti heated up the competition. Tata Motors to remain relevant in the segment, needed to develop a new product which was capable of competing against the rivals in terms of performance, reliability, quality and refinement. Finally, Zest came to the rescue, helping the Tata regain lost ground. Tata developed Zest using Vista hatchback’s X1 platform. The Zest is the first actual product which came out of Tata’s Horizonext movement. View offers on Tata…
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Tata Hexa Hatchback First Drive

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Tata Hexa Overview The Hexa is a crossover offered by Tata Motors in India in a diesel engine option with two states of tune, a VARICOR320 and a VARICOR400. It is available in six as well as seven seater versions and features individual AC vents for each row, captain seats (six seater variants only), dual headlamp unit with projector beams, an infotainment system with various speaker configurations on all variants. While the lower versions are offered with a 16 inch steel rim, the higher trims, XT, XTA and XT 4X4 is available with a 19 inch alloy wheel. The engines are mated to a 6 speed automatic and a 6 speed manual transmission for the VARICOR400 variants and a 5 speed manual transmission on the VARICOR320 trims. All variants of…
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Honda Brio Facelift Review & Test Drive

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 Honda Brio Overview The Honda Brio, launched in September 2011, marked Honda’s aim of capturing the market of small cars and brought in the much-needed sales figures. The launch of Brio, along with the Amaze (its sedan sibling), has turned around the fortunes for Honda with the car eating up into sales of small car leaders, like Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai. The Brio is a very modern-looking car and appeals to the 21st century buyer in more than one ways. The price, value, space and comfort are good, if not the best, for its segment. Also, carrying the Honda badge has helped its case a lot. The Honda Brio is the second hatchback from Honda after Jazz, which was a world-class product only let down by its pricing. Being a…
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Land Rover Discovery Review & Test drive

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Land Rover Discovery Overview The Land Rover Discovery has been around since 1989, and is one of the world's most sought after and coveted SUV nameplates. Over the years, it has developed an image and reputation for being a true workhorse, a very capable off-roader, and still has a very premium appeal about it. The new Discovery 5 is now ready to rumble, and tries to take all of that legacy forward, but in a new direction. For the past few years we have seen Land Rover consciously move all its existing brands up the price scale, in order to a) create room for each brand family to grow, and b) to create new families of vehicles. We know that Range Rover will always be at the pinnacle of that…
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Hyundai Verna Hatchback First Drive & Gearbox

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Hyundai Verna Overview Hyundai had been struggling for a while in the sedan segment with the older Verna as it lacked features compared to its main rivals such as the Honda City and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. Now though, the company has launched the 5th generation Verna in order to counter the competition and grab a bigger slice of the large sedan segment in India. The all-new Verna now features a host of improvements in almost all areas and one would expect Hyundai has adopted its usual strategy of loading the car with many features from a segment above. In addition, the new Hyundai Verna has also been priced competitively and all variants too have been packaged intelligently, which is bound to attract a lot of attention. Within four days of…
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