Mercedes Benz GLA Class Engine & Test Drive

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Mercedes-Benz GLA Overview The Mercedes-Benz GLA was launched for the 2014 model year as the company’s smallest crossover to date. Sharing the same platform with the A-Class, B-Class, and the CLA four-door coupe, it’s the SUV equivalent of the A-Class hatchback, which is why it’s wearing the "GLA" badge. Designed to compete with the BMW X1 and Audi Q3, which were launched earlier on the market, the GLA slots below the GLC in the lineup. Powered by four-cylinder engines exclusively, the crossover is available with both gasoline and diesel powerplants in Europe. In the U.S., however, only a gasoline mill is offered, alongside the beefed-up AMG version. The GLA received its mid-cycle update for the 2018 model year at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. Not surprisingly, the facelift is rather…
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BMW X6 Facelift Review & Test Drive

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BMW X6 Overview The X6 combines a coupe's fastback roofline and a crossover's high-riding capability—with polarizing results. The unusual styling results in reduced cargo space—which is its Achilles' heel—but those seeking a nontraditional aesthetic in their SUV will have to live with less practicality. Its road manners illustrate that the BMW badge no longer represents the benchmark for driver engagement, although the company still builds superb engines. The X6 supports its luxury bona fides with a beautifully crafted interior and a robust infotainment system. Unfortunately, it's easy to balloon the bottom line with options. While the X6 makes a strong visual statement, crossover buyers will pay more for less with this bemusing Bimmer View offers on BMW Cars from BMW dealers in Hyderabad at Autozhop BMW X6 Look The BMW X5…
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Mahindra Scorpio Performance & First Drive

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Mahindra Scorpio Overview Recently, Mahindra launched the Scorpio facelift - basically a mid-life update of the current generation SUV. With the facelift, Mahindra has skipped making any major updates on the exteriors or interiors, but has decided to alter the drivetrain to make this the most powerful Scorpio yet. So, do the added power and new transmission make any significant changes in drivability, especially when it has been the major strength of the SUV in the first place?There's a lot brewing in the SUV space in India and Mahindra, being one of the biggest players, has been losing out on some of that action off late. The onset of the compact SUV space and also the subcompact SUVs, has really tilted the scales in their favour, which is why iconic…
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Toyota Innova Crysta Facelift Review & First Drive

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Toyota Innova Crysta Overview Toyota can be credited for kick starting the MPV revolution in India as the Qualis, which was the company’s entry model for our country, worked very well. The Japanese automaker replaced the workhorse Qualis with the Innova which was positioned towards the private car buyer but in spite of that, the Innova still wooed the commercial segment which still swears by this car. The success of the Innova, which became Toyota’s top seller in India, also sent wrong signals to other automakers who started to think that the MPV market is booming. The MPV segment is itself the Toyota Innova and now the automaker has unleashed the second generation model which gets the Crysta name to it. How big is the leap between the two generations…
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Mahindra TUV300 Hatchback First Drive & Transmission

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Mahindra TUV300 Overview With tall boy designs becoming successful, in 2017 Mahindra decided to launch their NBA player. Tall, muscular and very capable at the same time. This was the Mahindra TUV300, which TUV stands for Tough Utility Vehicle. And in 2016 the Mahindra TUV300 get an additional option of a more powerful engine and this is the mHawk100 engine. With ample of space, new and improved, more powerful engine and also the option of an automated manual transmission, also got the power bump. It seems like Mahindra went slam dunk. Now a sub four-metre vehicle I guess this is one of the if not only rear wheel drive compact SUV with a ladder-on-frame chassis, Mahindra yelled “Let the games begin”! So what does the new Mahindra TUV300 have on…
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Ford Figo Aspire Performance & Price

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Ford Figo Aspire Overview Comfortable, Spacious and presentable, Ford’s Aspire has a lot going for it. However, the lack of petrol engines and a full equipment list hasn't helped its case. The diesel Aspire though won a fan following of enthusiasts thanks to its lively nature and driving dynamics. But now the facelifted Aspire gets a new gearbox for the diesel and a new petrol engine - the lively 1.2-litre Dragon from the Freestyle. Does the new petrol engine finally make the Aspire petrol an option worth considering? And with the market again shifting towards petrol, has Ford played it smart by giving importance to petrol engines again? View offers on Ford Cars from Ford dealers in Hyderabad at Autozhop Ford Figo Aspire Look The design of the Ford Aspire has…
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Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Performance & Price

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Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Overview If there's anything automotive history has to prove to us, it’s that it is really difficult for manufacturers to successfully cater to all the spheres of the market. Even for someone as big a giant as Maruti Suzuki, who has been at the top of the small car hill, things have gone haywire and there have been a couple of failed attempts to replicate their success stories in the highly lucrative crossover segment  View offers on Maruti cars from Maruti dealers in Hyderabad at Autozhop Not wanting to be left behind in what is now a genuine volume game; Maruti Suzuki have lengthened their strides to catch up to their global rivals and come up with the new Vitara Brezza – Maruti’s maiden product to be designed…
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Honda City First Drive & Performance

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Honda City Overview The Honda City is a popular C-segment sedan and has been instrumental in establishing the C-segent since the introduction of the car back in 1998. The Honda City since then has been regularly updated and is now in its fourth generation. The bestselling Honda has received its midlife update in 2017 and gets the latest in terms of features and styling with addition of the new top of the line ZX variants.The City competes with the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, The Hyundai Verna and the two twins of the Skoda Rapid and Volkswagen Vento and the Renault Scala and the Nissan Sunny. In case of the top-spec ZX trims, it also goes on to become an option for the Hyundai Creta, the Maruti S-Cross and…
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Datsun GO Facelift First Drive

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Datsun GO Overview Datsun unveiled their first Indian product a hatchback which they christened as GO couple of months ago.The Sketches which were revealed earlier clearly showed that the new hatchback looks aggressive and stylish as well, and when it was finally unveiled it looked almost same as it was highlighted in the sketch. Datsun is all set to launch the GO on 19th March to compete against the other small car manufacturers of India like the Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai which are already present in the Indian market for quite some now. The Datsun GO hatchback is presently being developed by Nissan India at its Chennai technical facility. View offers on Datsun Cars from Datsun dealers in Hyderabad at Autozhop Datsun GO Look The one thing that you immediately…
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Hyundai Elite i20 Hatchback First Drive & Transmission

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Hyundai Elite I20 Overview When we look at the record that Hyundai has made here in India, we tend to wonder just how the South Korean manufacturer overshot numerous local and international competitors to become the second largest carmaker in India. Well, when you look at a car like the Elite i20, you tend to get a glimpse of the answer. Style, comfort and performance come together in this vehicle, making it quite a likeable package. Ever since its introduction, the Elite i20 has found favour with Indian buyers. Newer rivals have entered the fray, making things all the more competitive, but Hyundai’s premium hatch continues to get buyers into the brand’s showrooms. However, we’re not here to sing hymns of its praise. We take a close look at the…
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