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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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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