Akbar Merchant

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    Feb 27, 2024 08:00:00 AM

    Mahindra Thar 5 door launch confirmed for mid-2024

    Thar 5-door will be built on a a separate line, confirms Mahindra.

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    Feb 21, 2024 03:04:00 PM

    Updated Dacia Spring revealed, based on the Kwid EV

    Spring EV now gets Duster-like looks, more features and ADAS safety bundle.

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    Feb 20, 2024 06:55:00 PM

    Mahindra Scorpio X name trademarked for future model

    This will be the third model in the Scorpio line-up that includes the Scorpio N and Classic.

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    Feb 20, 2024 12:08:00 PM

    Hyundai Alcazar facelift to launch by mid-2024

    Alcazar facelift will be the third new SUV from Hyundai in India this year.

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    Feb 19, 2024 11:46:00 AM

    New Dacia Spring global debut on February 21

    Renault Kwid-based Dacia Spring EV is expected to be shown with major design and tech updates.

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    Feb 16, 2024 05:35:00 PM

    MG, Tata EV prices reduced to boost sales; Mahindra holds...

    Apart from the price cuts, unsold MY2023 stocks are available with huge discounts and benefits that make buying a Tat...

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    Feb 16, 2024 01:04:00 PM

    Mahindra INGLO-based EVs to use Volkswagen batteries

    VW will also supply certain EV components from its MEB platform for Mahindra EVs.

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    Feb 16, 2024 08:00:00 AM

    Mahindra XUV300 line-up to shrink before facelift arrives

    While Mahindra has not specified which XUV300 variants will be axed, it says cars will be built as per the demand.

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    Feb 14, 2024 07:00:00 AM

    Toyota Corolla Cross facelift revealed

    Corolla Cross SUV shares its TNGA-C platform with the Innova Hycross and a few other models globally.

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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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