With style at the fore, these two could be forgiven for relying on their looks alone. The heat of a head-to-head comparison requires substance and sophistication, as well, to come out on top. If image is everything, these two prestige SUVs deliver in spades. They are designed to appeal based primarily on their aesthetic approaches, rather than their outright ability or practicality.That’s not to say they fall short in terms of day-to-day family car aspects, but the shape of the sheet metal defines the Audi Q8 and Range Rover Velar.Neither is a hunchbacked, uncomfortably proportioned 'coupe-style' vehicle quite like the BMW X6 or Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe, but then again they’re not the upright, blocktastic vision that the term SUV usually brings to mind.Lowered roofs and fast D-pillars create sleeker profiles for what might otherwise be cumbersome haulers, but beneath the meticulously formed exteriors, both provide a suitable amount of mechanical menace via forced-induction … [Read more...] about Audi Q8 55 TFSI v Range Rover Velar P380 SE
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Bigger than an Evoque and smaller than a Sport, the Range Rover Velar slots into the Goldilocks zone occupied by the Porsche Macan and Audi Q8. Is it 'just right' in P380 SE guise? Scott Collie investigates. Launched in 2017, the Velar occupies an interesting space in the Range Rover line-up. It's larger than the Evoque, but not quite as big as a full-on Range Rover Sport. It's not meaningfully cheaper than the Sport, though, and doesn't offer all that much more space than an Evoque inside.Hmmm. Adding to the confusion is the dizzying array of variants on offer. There are 40 model grades, each of which can be customised to within an inch of its life. Provided you're well-heeled, there really is a Velar for everybody.The car we have here is an interesting blend of high and medium spec. The P380 badge brings a supercharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine making 280kW and 450Nm, mated with an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission, while the SE moniker means it ranks as mid-spec … [Read more...] about 2019 Range Rover Velar P380 SE review
Amitabh Bachchan’s Range Rover was on sale a couple of months ago, and it turns out that the luxury SUV hasn’t been picked up by anyone yet. We got in touch with the SUV’s second owner (the one who bought it from Amitabh Bachchan) to find out more. The SUV in question is the top-spec Autobiography variant, with 35,000 kilometers on the odometer. The seller is willing to part with the Range Rover for about 24 lakh rupees, which is actually Rs. 25,000 higher than what’s quoted in the ad. This comes as a bit of a surprise considering that the Range Rover has been on sale for a couple of months without any takers. Too pricey? Well, 24 lakh rupees is a lot of money for what is essentially a 13 year old luxury SUV that’s no longer built. Also, it’s a petrol powered SUV, in a market dominated by diesels. And petrol prices haven’t exactly gotten any cheaper. Diesels of similar vintage are priced at about the same, and of course, have run more … [Read more...] about Amitabh Bachchan’s old Range Rover, now in the used car market!
BRITAIN'S pothole problem is only getting worse, and it risks doing serious damage to your car. More than 24,000 miles of UK roads are plagued by crumbling surfaces, according to the recent Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance Survey. And now car warranty providers MotorEasy have revealed that a single repair for pothole damage could end up costing drivers more than £3,500. Driving over a pothole can do serious damage to tyres and wheels, axles, brakes and suspension - and it cost motorists almost £1billion in 2017. In analysing data for claims on more than 30,000 cars, MotorEasy found that axle and suspension damage were among the most common reasons for repair in Britain. While the average cost of pothole damage is around £400, one unlucky Range Rover Sport owner was forced to pay put a whopping £3,863 to fix their suspension after hitting a dent in the road. The second most expensive claim was made by the owner of an Audi Q7, who incurred … [Read more...] about Driving over just one pothole could cost YOU more than £3,500 in repairs – and around 24,000 miles of UK roads are affected
Luxury cars are increasingly becoming a common sight in India. With many luxury car manufacturers setting shop in India, there is today a huge variety of premium models one can choose from. With the increase in the sales of these cars, there has also been an increase in the luxury cars that have been abandoned or disowned by their owners. Here are 10 such models – Rolls Royce Here is a last-gen Rolls Royce Phantom that is gathering dust in what seems to be a used car & motorcycle dealership. The last generation Phantom is still among the most comfortable and the most revered car in the world. Hence, it really hurts to see the Roller in such a neglected shape. We really can’t figure out how can anyone treat a majestic car like this Phantom in such an ignored state. Jaguar XK Another car that has been gathering dust along with the Rolls Royce Phantom you just saw above is this Jaguar XK. The XK is two-door grand touring 4-seater supercar manufactured from 1996 to 2014. It … [Read more...] about Abandoned: 10 cars that cost over half a crore each!