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2018 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid gives a choice: lower price or more tech

Hyundai has lowered the cost of its popular Sonata Plug-In Hybrid, with the 2018 car dropping more than $1.3k versus last year’s prices. The hybrid

2019 Mini Electric – what we know so far

Next year, Mini will introduce a fully electric version of its hugely popular hatchback. Here’s what you can expect from this new model *** Note

2018 MG3 Soul Review : Quick Spin

MG’s light hatch scores an automatic transmission at last What we liked: • Powertrain efficiency and performance • Attractive style • Long warranty and service

2019 McLaren Senna Review

The name Senna is revered by motorsport fans across the globe, so it takes some serious chutzpah to stick it on a road car. Lucky

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Plugin Hybrid Review

No one would blame you if you thought Mitsubishi no longer sold cars in the United States. After being a major player in the sport

2019 Audi Q8 first drive review: Luxury goes everywhere

The all-new 2019 Audi Q8 flagship SUV is not merely Ingolstadt’s answer to the BMW X6, Mercedes-Benz GLE, and the Range Rover Sport. Audi’s push

2018 Holden Commodore RS Liftback v Subaru Liberty 2.5i Premium sedan comparison

When it comes to vehicle segments, size matters. Or at least the perception that size matters, particularly in marketing terms, when agitating the already blurry

Citroen C3 Shine 2018 Review : Quick Spin

Small French five-door hatch is quirky, cool and practical What we liked: • Mid-range torque • Balanced handling • Comfortable interior Not so much: •

New Lexus LS vs Audi A8 Comparison

Lexus’s hybrid LS limo is back for its most determined attempt yet to shake up the luxury car class. That means beating the Audi A8

2019 Honda Insight first drive: 55mpg without the hybrid hype

Sometimes you just have to grow up and, when it comes to hybrid cars, you’ll struggle to find a better example of that than the

Mercedes-Benz X250d Progressive v Nissan Navara ST-X comparison

When Mercedes-Benz chose to enter the dual-cab ute market with the new X-Class, it didn’t go it alone. Working partner Nissan lent a hand – and a variety of components

Hello Porsche Taycan: Tesla-rivaling Mission E gets its launch name

Porsche has revealed the name of the production Mission E all-electric sedan, which will launch as the 2020 Porsche Taycan. The name was confirmed today,

Hello Porsche Taycan: Tesla-rivaling Mission E gets its launch name

Porsche has revealed the name of the production Mission E all-electric sedan, which will launch as the 2020 Porsche Taycan. The name was confirmed today,

Lexus NX300h technology, drive review: A different flavour of luxury

Lexus, Toyota’s luxury arm, made a rather delayed entry in India last year with three cars – a midsize hybrid sedan, a full-size hybrid crossover and a

2019 Jaguar I-PACE Review

British-designed Jaguar I-PACE sets new EV benchmark with incredible depth of capability What we liked: • Acceleration • Twin-motor traction • Sensible interior Not so

2018 Audi Q5 technology, drive review: Understated elegance

Price: Rs. 59.79 lac (ex-showroom, Mumbai); Powertrain: 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel, 190bhp/400Nm, 7-speed S-Tronic automatic gearbox, Quattro permanent all-wheel drive; Fuel economy: 17.01kmpl (ARAI certified); Pros: Smart styling, Top notch

2018 Mercedes-Benz S350d technology, drive review: Enter, royalty

Price: Rs. 1.32 crore; Powertrain: 2.9-litre in-line six-cylinder diesel, 286bhp/600Nm, 9-speed 9G-TRONIC automatic gearbox, 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive; Fuel economy: 9.1kmpl (obtained); Pros: Regal stance, Immense road presence, Impeccable

2018 Honda CR-V VTi-L v Nissan X-Trail ST-L Comparison : Two popular and well-equipped seven-seat midsizers face off

The all-new Honda CR-V and significantly updated Nissan X-Trail – two big nameplates in one hugely popular mid-sized SUV segment – arrived in the second

Hot hatch war heats up: 2019 VW Golf GTI v Hyundai i30 N

Hyundai came out guns blazing with its i30 N but Volkswagen has fired a return salvo with its more potent Golf GTI The Hyundai i30

2018 Nissan X-TRAIL ST-L v Peugeot 5008 Allure Comparison

SUVs with occasional seating for seven offer plenty of diversity these days; we find out how the Nissan X-TRAIL and Peugeot 5008 compare SUVs in

2018 Lynk & Co 02 Review

Chinese automotive disruption will look like this. And it’s pretty darn good What we liked: • Terrific interior materials • Quiet at all speeds •

2018 BMW M3 CS Sedan Review

The new BMW M3 CS is just like the even-faster M3 was, only even faster than that What we liked: • More stable at high

2018 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid Review

Diesel is a dirty word at Porsche, but can petrol-electric power fill its shoes in the new Cayenne? What we liked: • Pace off the

Hyundai Creta facelift to launch this month: Everything we know so far

The Hyundai Creta has been a considerably successful SUVin India. The Creta took Hyundai’s car-like SUV route, and became an instant hit among family car

2018 Volvo XC90 Review

  The 2018 Volvo XC90 is luxurious, includes an impressive semi-autonomous driving mode, all the tech you’d expect and incredible sound. WHAT WE LOVE Excellent

Toyota Yaris v. Honda City v. Hyundai Verna v. Maruti Ciaz: Equipment, features and technology compared

Last week, we wrote a detailed explanation of how all the variants of the new Toyota Yaris differ in terms of what they offer. While

Toyota LandCruiser Prado 2018 Review : Tow Test

The MY18 Toyota LandCruiser Prado auto can now to 500kg more than before, but can it handle the extra weight? What we liked: • Comfortable

2019 Toyota Avalon first drive: Finally memorable

Toyota has pushed the boat out with the new 2019 Avalon, both figuratively and literally. The last four generations of Avalon could easily be described

2018 Lamborghini Urus Review

Lamborghini’s big-risk Urus is brutally fast, comfortable and simply astonishing in bends The Lamborghini Urus – the first SUV from an Italian supercar brand —

First Look: The 2018 Mahindra XUV500 facelift

After numerous sightings and speculations, the 2018 Mahindra XUV500 has finally been rolled out officially. The Indian car maker took the wraps off its flagship SUV earlier