Archive for February, 2011

Toyota Etios versus rivals

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We normally associate Toyota with premium cars, but, for the first time, the world’s largest car maker has developed a low-cost car like the Etios. This is probably the most affordable sedan in its entire global line-up, creating a benchmark of sorts in affordability. Obviously, one would not expect a Corolla for Rs 7...

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Audi A8 4.2 FSI versus rivals

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Power, security and luxury are foremost among the things that successful people around the world desire. Obviously, they don’t come cheap, but then who cares about the price in this segment of cars? The top three most popular luxosedans happen to be from the same nation that produced Boris Becker and, like the tennis...

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The pepped-up Volkswagen Polo 1.6

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Volkswagen Polo is a smart car with a perfect balance. Its 1.2-litre oil burner is a gem of an engine be it on drives within the city or on the highways. However, the 1.2-litre petrol Polo lacks the peppiness expected of a petrol engine. It seems that Volkswagen understood this lacuna and have now...

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Maruti Suzuki Kizashi: Athlete in motion

As Maruti Suzuki venture into the as yet unexplored luxury car segment with the Kizashi, the designers seem to have taken inspiration from an athlete in motion, to give the sedan the sporty look, rather than that of a run-of-the-mill saloon. The Kizashi’s three-dimensional curved bonnet lines make for a strong presence while giving...

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