Akbar Merchant

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    Sep 21, 2021 03:54:00 PM

    All-new Honda BR-V revealed; based on N7X concept

    Three-row Honda BR-V shares its platform and engines with the City, and also gets the Honda Sensing technology.

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    Sep 21, 2021 08:00:00 AM

    Hyundai, Kia to bring six EVs to India by 2024

    South Korean sister brands planning a top-down strategy for their EV line-up; mass-market EV onslaught to start in ne...

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    Sep 19, 2021 12:00:00 PM

    MG Astor SUV: a close look

    The new MG Astor has quite a few tech-laden tricks up its sleeve. We take a look.

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    Sep 13, 2021 02:25:00 PM

    Delayed Nexon EV deliveries to begin soon

    Deliveries in Maharashtra of over 600 pending Tata Nexon EVs can now begin after the state details the EV subsidy cla...

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    Sep 09, 2021 03:25:00 PM

    2021 EcoSport launch cancelled with announcement of Ford ...

    Plans to launch the EcoSport facelift have been shelved as Ford has decided to stop building cars in India.

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    Sep 08, 2021 12:25:00 PM

    Next-gen Toyota Yaris to debut by August 2022

    All-new Yaris will share modular underpinnings with the Toyota Raize SUV.

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    Sep 01, 2021 03:05:00 PM

    Mahindra confirms XUV700 Javelin edition for India's Olym...

    Pratap Bose to design three units of XUV700 Javelin edition for Neeraj Chopra, Avani Lekhara and Sumit Antil.

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    Aug 27, 2021 09:00:00 AM

    Maruti Baleno facelift: new interior seen for the first time

    New spy pictures show larger touchscreen and new steering, among other changes in the 2022 Maruti Baleno.

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    Aug 26, 2021 07:50:00 PM

    Jeep Commander three-row SUV officially revealed

    Jeep Commander gets two engine options overseas; India launch by mid-2022

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    Aug 15, 2021 07:00:00 AM

    Renault Triber AMT long term review, second report

    The Triber takes a break from its regular office duty to help with daily errands and some community service.

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    May 22, 2021 07:00:00 AM

    New Renault Kwid Climber long term review, first report

    The Kwid Climber replaces our S-Presso as the smallest member of the fleet.

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    Dec 13, 2020 07:00:00 AM

    Maruti Suzuki S-Presso long term review, final report

    After its one-year stint with us, the compact S-Presso leaves us impressed with its city-friendly nature.

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    Oct 08, 2020 07:00:00 AM

    Maruti Suzuki S-Presso long term review, second report

    The S-Presso now dons the role of a weekend car, due to the ‘new normal’.

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    Jan 20, 2020 06:00:00 AM

    Maruti Suzuki S-Presso long term review, first report

    Our latest long-termer is one that draws a lot of attention wherever it goes.

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    Oct 31, 2019 06:00:00 AM

    2019 Hyundai Santro long term review, final report

    As Mumbai bids farewell to Lord Ganesha, it was time for us to say goodbye to our Santro.

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    Jun 06, 2019 06:01:00 AM

    2019 Hyundai Santro long term review, second report

    Our smallest long-termer has been doing a whole lot of miles.

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    May 10, 2019 07:00:00 AM

    2019 Maruti Suzuki Alto review, test drive

    India’s bestselling car gets a makeover as well as crucial safety and emission upgrades.

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    Apr 08, 2019 06:00:00 AM

    2019 Hyundai Santro long term review, first report

    We welcome our newest and smallest long-termer – the very striking Diana Green Hyundai Santro.

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    Aug 23, 2020 08:00:00 AM

    5 cars badged '250'

    We take a look at the cars that have carried the '250' badged in either their names or designations.

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    Mar 07, 2020 06:00:00 AM

    Rolling Royalty: 21 Gun Salute Rally feature

    The 9th edition of 21 Gun Salute showcased the finest classic and vintage cars from India and overseas. We bring you ...

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    May 28, 2018 06:04:00 PM

    Behind the scenes: Unsung heroes of the airport

    While we drool over the latest aeroplanes at airports, there are high-tech wheels scurrying around and keeping everyt...

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    Apr 25, 2017 12:07:00 PM

    Flying on a 1940 Breitling DC-3 in India

    We get on board the iconic Breitling DC-3 airplane which has embarked on a world tour.

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    Feb 07, 2017 11:11:00 AM

    Off-roading with the Jeep Wrangler and Grand Cherokee

    ​​We experience the Jeep Wrangler and the Grand Cherokee’s off-road capabilities on a specially des...

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    Aug 23, 2015 08:00:00 AM

    Tomorrow's tech today

    Bosch believes that hard-core autonomous tech can find its way into the mass market in the near future. Akbar Merchan...

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