Early morning on Sunday, a 25 year old youth, high on alcohol and a misplaced sense of power, rammed his speeding car into an auto driver and then into a road side tea stall. By the time the Chevrolet Cruze came to a stop, two people were dead and three others grievously injured. Read more

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For the domestic automotive industry staring at a second straight annual decline in sales, the Auto Expo could not have come at a more appropriate time. The impact of the sundry concepts and launches on actual revival in demand may yet be notional but for motoring enthusiasts and scribes like us it has given good fodder to chew upon. Read more

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It has, or if I daresay, had all the markings of a winner. Decent to look at, a capable engine, loads of features and an aggressive price tag. And with the backing of a network as wide as Hyundai’s, the success of the Grand i10 was perhaps a given. Read more

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Last month, Renault Duster completed a year in India. During this time, over 60,000 units of the vehicle, believed to have prised open the compact SUV segment, have hit the roads and revived a company that was languishing at the fringes. However, as is the case with most non Maruti, non Hyundai brands, the honeymoon season for the car is over. Read more

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Automotive recalls in India, per say, is considered to be a bad word. For decades manufacturers cushioned by the consumer’s lack of option and an even greater lack of awareness, never cared two hoots for malfunctions — big or small. Read more

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The first half of the year is behind us and barring the Honda Amaze and Ford EcoSport, it has been a washout so far. Traditional, established brands have struggled to attract new buyers just like many “new” cars and for the industry this year is turning out to be nothing short of a nightmare. As we head to the business end of the year where the festive season brings with it hopes of a revival, here are the 5 cars that may just hit the bull’s eye. Read more

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When competition hots up, the meek become nervous and buckle under pressure…the not so meek neither so mighty, show resilience and soar higher than ever before. The Maruti Swift Dzire seems to belong to the second category. Read more

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They are not exactly similar vehicles. Nor do they belong to the same segment. So to call it a rivalry in the strict sense of the word would be a stretch. Even then, India being a country where an eventual Wagon R customer would also consider a Honda City at a given time, pitting the Renault Duster and Mahindra XUV in the same bracket should not come as a surprise. Read more

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During the course of a week, I get numerous mails from people looking to buy cars and soliciting advice for the best purchase. Often, they also get back to me with the details of their choice and an appraisal of the vehicle vis a vis the others that were being considered. Read more

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Who is he? You would ask. What is he doing in a blog that “claims” to deal with serious stuff about cars?. Anukool Rishi, remember? The 26 year old who “tragically” killed himself in a hair-raising accident on the BRT corridor last year. Does not ring a bell? Read more

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