Akbar Merchant

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    Apr 16, 2024 04:10:00 PM

    Jeep Compass gets 272hp 2.0 turbo petrol engine overseas

    With the new 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine, the Compass now does the 0-100kph sprint in 6.3 seconds.

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    Apr 14, 2024 09:45:00 PM

    New Maruti Swift India launch in May 2024

    We tell you what all will be new and different on the India-bound Maruti Swift.

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    Apr 14, 2024 09:00:00 AM

    Toyota Taisor to be sold as Starlet Cross overseas

    Made-in-India Toyota Starlet Cross will be exported to South Africa.

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    Apr 10, 2024 05:12:00 PM

    Hyundai Creta facelift gathers 1 lakh bookings since Janu...

    Hyundai sells around 13,000 units of the Creta every month; majority of bookings are for sunroof-equipped variants.

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    Apr 10, 2024 12:36:00 PM

    New Toyota 4Runner SUV revealed

    Toyota’s popular 4Runner SUV gets its first major overhaul in 15 years.

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    Apr 04, 2024 10:24:00 AM

    Mahindra XUV300 facelift renamed XUV3XO, global debut on ...

    Along with the new name, the XUV3XO also gets a major design overhaul and more features.

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    Apr 04, 2024 08:00:00 AM

    Honda City hybrid now only available in top-spec ZX trim

    City hybrid offers a claimed fuel economy of 27.1kpl; costs Rs 4.2 lakh more than the top-end petrol City.

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    Apr 03, 2024 03:00:00 PM

    Skoda Superb reintroduced as CBU, priced at Rs 54 lakh

    Skoda Superb now gets dynamic chassis control; limited to just 100 units in India.

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    Apr 01, 2024 12:56:00 PM

    Toyota Urban Cruiser Taisor previewed ahead of launch

    As expected, Maruti Fronx-based Toyota Taisor gets brand-specific design tweaks.

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    Mar 09, 2024 07:30:00 AM

    Renault Kiger long term review; 9,000km report

    Third Report: Small niggles aside, our dependable Kiger Turbo CVT long-termer has been a happy mile muncher.

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    Aug 28, 2023 08:00:00 AM

    Renault Kiger long term review, 5,500km report

    Second report: The Kiger CVT is one relaxed commuter and makes the driver lazier by the day.

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    May 20, 2023 08:00:00 AM

    Renault Kiger Turbo MT long term review, 14,000km report

    Final report: After over a year, our dependable Kiger 1.0 MT long termer makes way for its CVT automatic sibling in o...

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    Dec 24, 2022 08:00:00 AM

    Renault Kiger RXZ Turbo long term review, 12,000km report

    Small glitches aside, our Kiger is still soldiering on.

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    Nov 05, 2022 08:00:00 AM

    Renault Kwid Climber long term review, final report

    It’s time to say goodbye to the Renault Kwid Climber, which proved to be a versatile city runabout.

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    May 30, 2022 09:00:00 AM

    Renault Kiger RXZ Turbo long term review, 7,500km report

    Third report: The stylish Kiger replaces the Kwid as my daily runabout.

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    Jan 27, 2022 09:00:00 AM

    2022 Tata Tiago CNG review, test drive

    The Tiago enters the CNG arena with a complete variant line-up. Does it have what it takes to entice the value as wel...

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    Jan 10, 2022 08:00:00 AM

    Renault Triber AMT long term review, third report

    The Triber AMT is arguably the busiest long-termer in our fleet right now.

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    Nov 29, 2021 08:00:00 AM

    Renault Kwid Climber long term review, second report

    As Mumbai slowly gets back on track, our long-term Kwid Climber becomes my de facto ride to work.

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    Mar 29, 2024 07:30:00 AM

    Feature: Behind the scenes at Centy Toys

    What draws serious die-cast model collectors to toy cars from Centy? we head over to the factory to find out.

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    Aug 31, 2023 05:35:00 PM

    Jayem Neo (Tata Nano EV) available in used car market

    Here’s what you should know if you are considering buying a used Tata Nano-based Jayem Neo EV.

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    May 05, 2023 06:13:00 PM

    MG Comet EV price, variants explained

    The MG Comet EV comes in three trims, all mated to a single EV powertrain option with a certified range of 230km.

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    Mar 05, 2023 09:00:00 AM

    Why did these fun to drive cars disappear?

    Cars like the Tiago JTP, Baleno RS, Figo diesel, Freestyle, the Abarth Punto and even the Polo GT TSI were some of th...

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    Jan 08, 2023 11:00:00 AM

    MG Hector facelift gets fresh looks and more tech

    The MG Hector has been given a mid-life update; we take a closer look at what’s new on the SUV.

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    Nov 04, 2022 05:34:00 PM

    Feature: Toyota Innova – Journey to becoming India&...

    With the new Innova Hycross' global debut just around the corner, we take a walk down the memory lane with the Innova...

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    Oct 27, 2022 08:00:00 AM

    Feature: Fighting fire with robots - Testing Mumbai Fire ...

    The Mumbai Fire Brigade now has two clever devices in its arsenal. Here's a close look.

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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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    Poll of the month

    The Mahindra XUV 300 facelift will be called the XUV 3XO. Should more brands rename models for facelifts?

    Yes, it could give new life to a slow-selling car



    Yes, but only if there are significant changes



    No, it's confusing and dilutes the brand name



    No difference, the product speaks for itself



    Total Votes : 891
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