Akbar Merchant

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    Sep 28, 2023 11:51:00 AM

    India-bound Kia Carnival facelift global debut soon

    New Kia Carnival for India will be more luxurious and sport bold styling.

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    Sep 27, 2023 04:35:00 PM

    Mercedes-AMG G 63 Grand Edition launched at Rs 4 crore

    Grand Edition limited to 1,000 units worldwide; India gets 25 units.

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    Sep 27, 2023 03:47:00 PM

    Honda electric sports car concept global debut at Tokyo M...

    Honda will bring multiple EV concepts and a scooter with battery swapping tech.

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    Sep 23, 2023 07:00:00 AM

    Tata Nexon EV facelift waiting period stretches up to 10 ...

    According to dealers, Pristine White and Empowered Oxide are most preferred colour choices.

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    Sep 22, 2023 11:48:00 AM

    Hyundai i20 N Line facelift launched at Rs 9.99 lakh

    Cosmetic tweaks aside, it now gets 6-speed manual and 7-speed DCT gearboxes.

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    Sep 21, 2023 11:26:00 AM

    Hyundai Alcazar facelift takes shape, coming next year

    Major cosmetic updates are expected for Hyundai’s three-row SUV.

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    Sep 20, 2023 12:09:00 PM

    Kia Seltos GTX+ (S), X-Line (S) launched to combat supply...

    The new variants make do without a 360-degree camera and the Bose sound system to help reduce the waiting period.

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    Sep 18, 2023 08:00:00 AM

    Tata Punch EV to borrow 10.25-inch infotainment screen, s...

    Fresh spy shots of the EV reveal more details, including a larger touchscreen infotainment and LED lights.

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    Sep 16, 2023 01:40:00 PM

    Mahindra XUV.e8: new exterior and interior details reveal...

    Spy shots confirm that the XUV.e8 will come with three dashboard-mounted screens, similar to the XUV.e9 EV coupe conc...

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    Aug 28, 2023 08:00:00 AM

    Renault Kiger long term review, 5,500km report

    Second report: The Kiger CVT is one relaxed commuter and makes the driver lazier by the day.

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    May 20, 2023 08:00:00 AM

    Renault Kiger Turbo MT long term review, 14,000km report

    Final report: After over a year, our dependable Kiger 1.0 MT long termer makes way for its CVT automatic sibling in o...

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    Dec 24, 2022 08:00:00 AM

    Renault Kiger RXZ Turbo long term review, 12,000km report

    Small glitches aside, our Kiger is still soldiering on.

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    Nov 05, 2022 08:00:00 AM

    Renault Kwid Climber long term review, final report

    It’s time to say goodbye to the Renault Kwid Climber, which proved to be a versatile city runabout.

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    May 30, 2022 09:00:00 AM

    Renault Kiger RXZ Turbo long term review, 7,500km report

    Third report: The stylish Kiger replaces the Kwid as my daily runabout.

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    Jan 27, 2022 09:00:00 AM

    2022 Tata Tiago CNG review, test drive

    The Tiago enters the CNG arena with a complete variant line-up. Does it have what it takes to entice the value as wel...

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    Jan 10, 2022 08:00:00 AM

    Renault Triber AMT long term review, third report

    The Triber AMT is arguably the busiest long-termer in our fleet right now.

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    Nov 29, 2021 08:00:00 AM

    Renault Kwid Climber long term review, second report

    As Mumbai slowly gets back on track, our long-term Kwid Climber becomes my de facto ride to work.

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    Aug 15, 2021 07:00:00 AM

    Renault Triber AMT long term review, second report

    The Triber takes a break from its regular office duty to help with daily errands and some community service.

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    Aug 31, 2023 05:35:00 PM

    Jayem Neo (Tata Nano EV) available in used car market

    Here’s what you should know if you are considering buying a used Tata Nano-based Jayem Neo EV.

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    May 05, 2023 06:13:00 PM

    MG Comet EV price, variants explained

    The MG Comet EV comes in three trims, all mated to a single EV powertrain option with a certified range of 230km.

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    Mar 05, 2023 09:00:00 AM

    Why did these fun to drive cars disappear?

    Cars like the Tiago JTP, Baleno RS, Figo diesel, Freestyle, the Abarth Punto and even the Polo GT TSI were some of th...

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    Jan 08, 2023 11:00:00 AM

    MG Hector facelift gets fresh looks and more tech

    The MG Hector has been given a mid-life update; we take a closer look at what’s new on the SUV.

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    Nov 04, 2022 05:34:00 PM

    Feature: Toyota Innova – Journey to becoming India&...

    With the new Innova Hycross' global debut just around the corner, we take a walk down the memory lane with the Innova...

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    Oct 27, 2022 08:00:00 AM

    Feature: Fighting fire with robots - Testing Mumbai Fire ...

    The Mumbai Fire Brigade now has two clever devices in its arsenal. Here's a close look.

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    Aug 23, 2020 08:00:00 AM

    5 cars badged '250'

    We take a look at the cars that have carried the '250' badged in either their names or designations.

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    Mar 07, 2020 06:00:00 AM

    Rolling Royalty: 21 Gun Salute Rally feature

    The 9th edition of 21 Gun Salute showcased the finest classic and vintage cars from India and overseas. We bring you ...

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    May 28, 2018 06:04:00 PM

    Behind the scenes: Unsung heroes of the airport

    While we drool over the latest aeroplanes at airports, there are high-tech wheels scurrying around and keeping everyt...

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