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24th Oct 2017 10:57 am

We’ve exclusively driven the new Ford EcoSport and the new Passat, reviewed a bevy of BMWs and an array of Audis, along with the Rolls-Royce Phantom.

We bring you exclusive first drives of the Ford EcoSport facelift and the new VW Passat, and reviews of a bevy of BMWs, an array of Audis and the greatest luxury car in the world, the Rolls-Royce Phantom. We have also compared the Discovery and Q7 seven-seater premium luxury SUVs, Hyundai and Honda’s mid-size sedans and tested two new sports bikes. Here are the highlights:

Ford EcoSport

Our drive of the Ford EcoSport facelift tells us whether the new face, new interiors and the new 1.5-litre petrol engine are good enough for the compact SUV to make a comeback as the segment leader.

Audi A5 and S5 Sportback

The recently launched Audi A5 Sportback is a stylish take on the A4 sedan. We find out just how much the Sportback offers over the A4, and also put the sporty S5 Sportback through its paces.

Volkswagen Passat

The new eighth-gen Passat has finally come to India to rival the likes of the Skoda Superb and Toyota Camry. In an exclusive first drive, we discover if the wait for VW’s new flagship sedan in India was worth it.

BMW X7

The German brand’s new flagship SUV, which has yet to be seen in production form, is headed to India in 2019. We bring you the low-down on the upcoming launch of the BMW X7.

Hyundai Verna

We put every version of the new Hyundai Verna through our rigorous road test to find out just how much of an improvement it is over the previous-gen car. We also pit the petrol automatic variant against the Honda City.

Classic Porsche drive

Indulging in a bit of nostalgia, we bring you a rare drive of two classic Porsche 911s and tell you what goes into preserving these masterpieces of engineering.

Suzuki Gixxer SF ABS

Suzuki’s faired Gixxer has been introduced with ABS. Does this addition make the Gixxer SF a more tempting package? We find out.

Ducati SuperSport S

We check out if Ducati’s sports bike for the road, the SuperSport S, can manage India’s broken ones and hit the right balance between sporty and everyday usability.

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