Audi Q5 2014 Review: As big As small

Flushed in the face of approval and appreciation from passersby, the Audi Q5 S line awaited me in the parking lot looking as hot as it was meant to be in Volcano red. A red lost in childhood crayon boxes where it stood closer to brown and not far from …

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Nissan 370 Z Coupe 2014 Review: Natural high

The Nissan 370Z is like a burger meal from old McDonald’s kitchen. Fast, tasty, and you can upgrade to fizz and fries for just a little extra. Ever since it dropped its price, and its roof as an option, the sportster has been a favourite among those who want an …

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Toyota Yaris 2014 Sedan Review: Basic Plus

You buy a Toyota Yaris sedan, feel happy and throw a party. Life moves on till it’s time for an upgrade. But with the new extra-large Yaris sedan, the upgrade too could perhaps wait. Even so, moving from A to B is the Yaris sedan in a nutshell. So, the …

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Mazda 6 2014 review: Skyward leap

On my drive from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in the new Mazda 6, a hurricane was at my heels, or wheels to be exact. But then, the Mazda 6 is so agile in its handling that I could always outrun the tornado. THE UPSIDE: Agile handling, Premium features affordably incorporated, …

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Volvo V40 Review: Smooth concoction

An automotive segment was almost created anew when two cars were launched last year back to back – the Volvo V40 and Mercedes A 250 Sport – the premium hatchbacks, with a sporty twist to boot. While the Audi A3, Golf GTI, BMW 1 or even the Alfa Romeo Giulietta …

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Mercedes A 250 Sport Review: For sport’s sake

Just a few kilometers down my test road, the Mercedes A 250 gave the initial impression that confirmed what the bling-laden large grille made a point of. The low firm ride, tight manoeuvring, a delayed yet strong pick up – all of it gave a full clearance to its Sport …

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Volkswagen Golf GTI 2014 review: Torque Shark

I held the power of the cult in my hand, handed down through six generations. It was hard for me to restrain myself from going overboard but the GTI seemed to be more composed than ever. Even though what began as a mere 110 hp in the first generation has …

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Maserati Quattroporte 2014 Review: Master Artist

A man’s attitude is apparent on his brows, and a car’s in its steering. Consider that of the Maserati Quattroporte, which relishes a manly tussle before easing into corners on the power grid of a 530hp engine; or the bulwark like design lines at the rear; or even the doors …

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Audi S8 2013 Review: Blazing Chariot

The first expression of a passenger in any car is quite telling of its nature. While many full-size luxury sedans will perhaps get your riders waxing eloquent, the Audi S8 does it with just an “ooh!” just before they are stunned to utter silence. Aggressively luxurious interiors, an ingenious package …

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Hyundai Azera 2014 Review: Value at large

The Hyundai Azera is a trendsetter in its own right. When I first drove it twenty months ago, it was noted for ushering in a sense of design and advanced comfort features into its segment – a surplus of those in fact – urging the rivals to live up to …

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