Jay Patil

    Autocar India

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    May 11, 2023 11:58:00 AM

    Skoda to bring back Superb with BS6 Phase 2 compliant engine

    The Octavia RS could also come back to India in limited numbers.

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    May 10, 2023 03:55:00 PM

    Skoda Enyaq iV India launch by March 2024

    India will most likely get the Enyaq iV 80x that comes with a 77kWh battery and dual motors that make 265hp.

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    Jan 11, 2022 03:00:00 PM

    2022 Skoda Kodiaq facelift first look – Now with pe...

    Skoda’s flagship SUV is back with sharper looks, more tech and a new heart.

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    May 19, 2020 07:00:00 AM

    Buying used: (2017-2020) Tata Hexa

    Spacious, hugely comfortable and very practical SUV at a bargain price. We point out what to look out for.

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    Mar 18, 2020 03:16:00 PM

    Michelin ‘Energy’ range updated with new XM2+...

    Michelin’s new Energy XM2+ tyres are an evolution of the previous XM2s and are available in 30 different sizes.

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    Jan 17, 2020 06:00:00 AM

    Buying used: (2016-2019) Hyundai Elantra

    The Hyundai Elantra is a comfortable, spacious and refined executive sedan. We tell you if it makes for a good used buy.

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    Dec 05, 2019 07:00:00 AM

    Buying used: (2016-2019) Mercedes-Benz GLS

    A used GLS might seem like a pricey buy at Rs 52 lakh, but it’s one that actually offers decent value. We tell...

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    Dec 03, 2019 07:00:00 AM

    Buying Used: (2017-2019) Maruti Suzuki Ignis

    The Ignis might not look to everyone’s taste, but it offers a lot apart from the standout styling. We tell you ...

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    Nov 22, 2019 08:00:00 AM

    Buying used: (2017-2019) Jeep Compass

    It is no secret that the Jeep Compass is a hugely capable SUV, and with prices starting at Rs 16 lakh, we believe it ...

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    Sep 06, 2023 04:10:00 PM

    Tata Nexon facelift video review

    The Nexon gets a full makeover with a radical looking exterior, a modern and feature rich interior, a new DCT gearbox...

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    Sep 01, 2023 11:03:00 AM

    Porsche Cayenne facelift India video review

    The Porsche Cayenne gets design tweaks, a completely new interior, a more powerful V6 petrol engine and a revamped su...

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    Aug 25, 2023 08:00:00 AM

    Lexus LX500d review: Position of power

    When it comes to super-luxury SUVs, can the big Lexus go toe-to-toe with the popular establishment?

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    Aug 14, 2023 06:07:00 PM

    Lexus LX 500d video review

    The LX is the ultimate Lexus SUV you can buy. We tell you why politicians, industrialists and people in power are mag...

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    Jul 31, 2023 02:20:00 PM

    Porsche Cayenne facelift India review: Sporty yet sensible

    Is the new Porsche Cayenne still the most driver-centric luxury SUV? We drive from Guwahati to Cherrapunji to find out.

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    Jul 11, 2023 04:08:00 PM

    Maruti Suzuki Invicto video review

    The Maruti-Toyota alliance has yielded yet another product and this time it's the Invicto which is Maruti's take on t...

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    Jun 23, 2023 01:17:00 PM

    Kia Carens turbo-petrol iMT video review

    The iMT gearbox with the turbo-petrol engine on Kia Carens is mostly about convenience, and focuses less on performan...

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    Jun 22, 2023 10:25:00 AM

    Mercedes Benz EQB 350 video review

    Do more power and more torque make the EQB more fun to drive? Jay Patil finds out on a Mumbai-Mahabaleshwar round trip.

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    Jun 13, 2023 12:39:00 PM

    Kia Carens 1.5 turbo-petrol iMT review: People pleaser

    The iMT gearbox in the turbo-petrol engine focuses more on convenience than performance.

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    Jul 01, 2023 09:00:00 AM

    Tyre care: How to avoid and repair a puncture

    There are ways to avoid a puncture, but if you still get one, we tell you how to use a puncture kit.

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    Apr 08, 2023 12:33:00 PM

    Mercedes AMG GT 63 S E Performance first look: 843hp hybr...

    With a 0-100kph time of just 2.9 seconds, it is one of the quickest accelerating AMGs.

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    Feb 26, 2023 08:00:00 AM

    Feature: Full speed in the world's quickest Ferrari

    Can the world’s fastest roller coaster offer the same thrills as an actual Ferrari? We race to Abu Dhabi to fin...

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    Sep 22, 2019 06:00:00 AM

    Top 10 safety features your new car, SUV should have

    Driving has the potential to be hazardous, if not done right. We tell you exactly which safety features your car must...

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    Aug 15, 2019 07:00:00 AM

    Top ten highway driving tips

    As relaxing and uplifting driving on open roads can be, there are a few tips to make the long drives easier and safer.

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    May 30, 2019 10:30:00 AM

    Hometown Hero - Mango Run in a Renault Duster

    In the first of a two-part series that celebrates India’s lesser-known mangoes, we head to Goa to taste - and l...

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    Apr 13, 2019 07:00:00 AM

    Dusting off: Off-road experience

    Apollo tyres’ debut off-road event for the masses was daunting, even for some of the bigger SUVs, we found afte...

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    Jan 07, 2019 07:00:00 AM

    2018 Mahindra Adventure Summit Drive experience

    24 SUVs, 56 participants and one peak. We join the convoy for the 2018 Mahindra Adventure - Summit Drive to the Mt Ev...

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    Dec 13, 2018 09:00:00 AM

    Buying Used: Mahindra TUV300

    Spacious, practical and tough, the Mahindra TUV300 is a good compact SUV to consider in the used market. We tell you ...

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