Mercedes Benz GLE Class Overview If there was ever a brand that signified luxury de facto, at least in our country; it’d have to be the one with the three pointed star. For decades, Mercedes – Benz has been the ‘go-to’ luxury brands for the rich and the famous. The German manufacturer has the widest luxury car portfolio in the country, with something for varying sizes of the fat wallet. Recently, Mercedes – Benz updated the nomenclature on all of it’s vehicles. The ML – Class, now called the GLE, was launched last year. We had the big 350d V6 variant on our hands for a couple of days. Here’s how it feels, trotting about in a big Mercedes.Check for[…]

Fiat Linea Overview The Fiat Linea has always been a fun to drive car and the current model gets upmarket interiors and a healthy equipment list that makes it quite a good value for money offering. The interiors get a dual tone theme with a Fiat 500 like contrast mid section that houses circular chrome ringed air vents, the piano black housing for the middle air vents also look nice while the shiny black stereo compliments the air vent housing above. The Emotion variant also gets leather upholstery to give the car a premium appeal.Check car loan for Fiat Linea. The Fiat Linea comes loaded with a stereo, power windows all around, tilt adjustable power steering, electrically adjustable ORVMs, automatic[…]

Hyundai Elantra Overview Hyundai has introduced the sixth-generation Elantra for the 2017 model year, bringing with it an all-new exterior design, and a driver-oriented cabin that is more in-line with the Sonata. On the outside, the car got a new hexagonal grille that takes up a majority of the front fascia. On the front corners, there are recesses in the bumper that house LED fog lamps. These recesses look similar to the fog lamp units on the previous generation. Overall, the exterior is more refined than before with less of that “fluidic” design. Even the taillights are less aggressive that the last-gen model. Inside, the instrument cluster gets a 4.2-inch color display between the two primary gauges, and upper trim[…]

Nissan Micra Overview Compact hatchback segment is surely the most popular, crowded and also the competitive segment in Indian automobile market. Indians love small cars. We want maximum out of the compact small boxes called hatchbacks. In the growing competitive segment, Nissan Micra tried to bring some fresh air around half a decade ago. Now with so many competitors and fresh designs around it, the Nissan Micra is all due for a major change. Recently a heavily camouflaged Nissan Micra test mule was spotted. The new Nissan Micra sports a radically aggressive design. When Nissan showcased the Sway concept at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, it gave us a preview of the next generation Nissan Micra. The test mule we[…]

Mahindra Scorpio Overview Mahindra Scorpio over the past fifteen years continues to be one of company’s most successful SUVs. Scorpio was the first such car introduced in the subcontinent back in the year 2002, and since then, it has received timely updates. The manufacturer rolled out the second generation model in 2014 that helped the car to further strengthen its fan base. The vehicle became plusher as well as comfortable and that too in the affordable price tag. Now the Scorpio with the latest avatar gets vivid changes inside and out with changes under the hood as well. With more power, more features and extra attitude, this time around, Mahindra Scorpio adds some more strength to its popularity. Mahindra Scorpio[…]

Datsun redi GO Overview This is Datsun’s third year of operations in India and it still hasn’t quite been able to actually put up a product that could shake up the segment in which it is operating. The GO and the GO+ came and went without making much of a mark, but with the Redi-GO, Datsun can think of taking the fight to the likes of Alto, Eon and the Kwid. Datsun says that this is the perfect city slicker. To put their claim to test, we spent some time driving the car in Kolkata and here is what we think of it. Book a test drive for redi GO in Tryaldrive. Datsun redi GO Design Clearly, the designers have[…]

Honda CR-V Overview The Honda CR-V hit the global market back in 1995 and has sold fairly well since its introduction. The CR-V entered the most recent generation back in 2012, but it went through a pretty significant update for 2015 that included an improved safety structure to help bring the little crossover up to par in IIHS crash testing. At the time, the CR-V also received a new, direct-injected engine, new CVT transmission, and some additional chassis work to help improve its overall ride. For the 2017 model year, Honda is ushering in the fifth-gen model that brings even more significant change, including additional interior space and a new, turbocharged engine for the upper trim levels – marking the[…]

Hyundai Creta Overview Hyundai Creta is one of the most popular offering in the Indian market that sits in the Rs 10 lakh – Rs 20 lakh category. The South Korean automaker has now launched the Creta facelift in the country market with significant updates at exterior and inside the cabin. Available at a starting price of Rs 9.44 lakh (ex-showroom), the facelifted version of the car certainly boosts its appeal further.Hyundai Creta facelift employs range of safety features and it is available with the same set of engines as the pre-facelift variants. First unveiled in the Brazilian market, the Hyundai Creta facelift is likely to boost the sales performance of the auto manufacturer that happens to be the second[…]

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Overview The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga was never a car created to invite superlatives. It did absolutely nothing in a spectacular fashion, but still struggled to find any challenging rivals after being around for six years. Because it got the job done. The Ertiga did what Indians expected of it and so, it sold and how! You couldn’t even get a discount on the outgoing car because the demand just wasn’t fading. This time around, though, Maruti is seemingly trying to project the Ertiga as something that delivers more than just the necessities. Its appeal supposedly lies beyond just plain old sensibilities. Have they done that or is this more of the same?The Ertiga always offered some big[…]

Honda Jazz Overview The 2018 Honda Jazz facelift has officially gone on sale in India with prices starting at Rs 7.35 lakh for the entry-level V petrol variant, going up to Rs 9.29 lakh for the top-end VX diesel trim (all ex-showroom, Delhi). Frankly, this was way more then what we had expected. Honda has updated its variant list and removed the base trim E and S from the petrol line-up, while only the E variant has been dropped from the diesel version. Overall, the 2018 Jazz is now available in four petrol grades and three diesel variants. Book a test drive for Jazz in Tryaldrive Honda Jazz Design Last year, Honda unveiled the updates to the Jazz sold in[…]