Bajaj Auto has launched another pulsating star to light up its sales, and the latest product comes in the 125 cc segment. The Pune-based manufacturer has introduced the smallest displacement Pulsar-family vehicle in the Indian market, the Pulsar 125. The new bike retails at a competitive price tag. However, an aggressive ex-showroom tag does not mean that the Pulsar 125 skimps on features.Also Read: KTM RC 125 ABS - First Ride ReviewSo, while Mumbai was drenched with heavy rains, we enjoyed the relatively beautiful weather of Pune along with the youngest member of the Pulsar family for a first ride experience, and to find out if it ticks all the right boxes.Bajaj Pulsar 125 StylingBarring from the 125 badge on the rear panel, and the model-specific paint theme, the new Bajaj Pulsar 125 looks exactly like the Pulsar 150 Neon. Thus, you would find a familiar front fascia that packs a halogen headlight along with twin pilot lamps, a body-coloured mask and a tinted fly-screen. The … [Read more...] about Bajaj Pulsar 125
PrologueIt has, by now, become public knowledge that the Indian auto sector has been going through its worst-ever sales slump in recent times. In fact, things actually look grim, with almost every mainstream carmaker registering some significant sales dips on a YoY basis. Thankfully, the manufacturers have pretty much refused to bow down to the troubled times and hope to revive their sales performance by introducing new nameplates in the market. To this effect, Maruti Suzuki, the country's largest carmaker by volume, has launched the Maruti XL6 - an Ertiga-based crossover-ish MPV that retails through the Nexa chain of premium outlets. At first look, one would perceive the Ertiga Cross, nay, the XL6 to be much like its donor model, but our rendezvous with the new offering did reveal the all-new dimension that the XL6 brings to the table. Our Maruti XL6 test drive review here should provide you with an in-depth analysis of the same.ExteriorTo the uninitiated, the Maruti XL6 would perhaps … [Read more...] about Maruti XL6
The Kamiq is Skoda’s entry into one of Europe’s hottest segments, and the first signs are more than positive. The new Kamiq is positioned underneath the Karoq in the brand’s SUV range but don’t let that fool you into thinking it’s not roomy enough for a family; on the contrary, Skoda’s decision to give it a longer wheelbase than its bigger brother created one of the roomiest -if not the roomiest- models in this class. Also Read: Scan Every Inch Of Skoda’s 2020 Kamiq In Mega Gallery Moreover, while its styling probably won’t win any “design of the year” awards, it does look more interesting and playful than other Skodas. Sure, the headlight configuration with the LED strip of DRLs sitting on top is something we’ve already seen from others, like Hyundai and Citroen, but even so it makes the Kamiq look modern. The interior is another highlight of the small Skoda SUV. Whereas its cousin, the VW T-Cross, gets lots of hard … [Read more...] about Skoda Kamiq Subcompact SUV Could Be The Segment’s New Champion
Subaru’s best-selling model, the Outback, has been updated for the 2020MY getting more features, space for occupants and luggage, and a better overall value. Based on the automaker’s global platform, it has generous approach and departure angles, which along with the standard all-wheel drive and a few other gizmos, make it feel at home on uneven surfaces. The new Outback has a better on-road capability, with upgrades in suspension, a stiffer overall chassis and noise reduction. As a result, it feels sticker in corners and is much easier to live with than its predecessor. Also Read: Some 2019 Subaru Legacy And Outback Owners Could Get A Brand New Car – Here’s Why Inside, the technology revolution makes it even more appealing. Starting with the massive 11.6-inch touchscreen display, with TomTom navi and standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, to the camera-based systems that can identify the driver and adjust the seat accordingly, the 2020 Outback has it all. The … [Read more...] about 2020 Subaru Outback Promises A Lot, But Does It Deliver?
Words - Karan MathurIntroductionIn a world of ever-evolving car design, it’s hard to stand out. The whole reason for the existence of four-door coupes or notchbacks or sportbacks, whatever you’d like to call them, is the fact that we want to have it all. A sports car? Yes, sir! A practical family sedan? Most definitely. A four-seater GT? Of course! While most of them are fairly sporty and spoilt rotten by well-loaded interior setups, designing them can be a fairly tricky thing to do. A wrong design line in any direction can be the difference between bulbous and beautiful. Well, the car we’ve been driving around definitely falls in the latter category. Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to the second-generation Audi A5 Sportback.DesignExteriorWhile the overall silhouette of the A5 Sportback does remind you of the A7 Sportback and the A4 in parts, with this baby Audi four-door coupe, the designers seem to have polished the design even further. From head-to-toe, its sharp … [Read more...] about Audi A5 Sportback 2.0 TDI