Focusing on emerging markets across the globe, Nissan re-introduced Datsun brand in 2013, about 27 years after it was discontinued. With an aim to penetrate deeper into the mass segment of auto industry, 2014 will see Datsun launch cars in four countries – India, Indonesia, South Africa and Russia. Of these, India will be the first country that will receive a Datsun, in the form of Go hatchback. We recently got a chance to test drive this car, and here is our review of Datsun Go.
The all-new Honda City sedan has been launched in India for an ex-showroom starting price of Rs 7.42 lakh (petrol) and Rs 8.62 lakh (diesel). We recently drove both, diesel and petrol City, and here is Rush Lane’s review of new Honda City.
Nissan Duster is here, err, we mean Nissan’s version of Renault Duster is here. To be launched in the coming weeks, new Nissan SUV is named Terrano. It will be offered in three engine options, the same one’s that are on offer on Duster, 1.6l petrol, and two tunes of 1.5l diesel. Rushlane was recently invited for the media drive of new Terrano, and here is what we think about the car after driving on the Udaipur – Kumbhalgarh Fort – Udaipur route.
Working for Rushlane not only gives us an opportunity to travel across the country, but also gives us access to test drive some of the best cars in the world today. Recently, we had one such car in our garage, and it was the Audi R8 V10. With nothing much to offer inside the city, we took the Audi sportscar on the Mumbai Pune expressway to see what it has to offer.
Skoda is about to introduce the all new Octavia in India. Before the official launch, Skoda India invited Rushlane for the media drive of new Octavia. The pre-decided route to test drive 2013 Octavia was one of the most scenic in India, Parwanoo – Chail – Shimla and back. At first, it was not clear why select such a route, as for a car of Octavia’s stature, this is one difficult stretch. But once we were inside the car and behind the wheels, no route seemed difficult.
Drive to Discover, the annual drive / rally event organized by Honda Cars India, is an attempt towards giving participants a deeper insight into their product, along with giving them an opportunity to discover India. Into it’s fourth year now, Honda’s Drive to Discover 4 featured their all new diesel revolution, Amaze i-DTEC.
Not an outright sportscar, A4′s powerful sibling, S4 displays a high degree of sportiness and is well suited for everyday use. Priced at INR 49.39 lakh (ex-Mumbai), 2013 S4 is for you, if you wanted something more out of an A4, C Class or 3 Series. It is not as lethal as the M3 or the C63, which makes it a perfect upgrade from the less impressive entry level premium sedans.
Mercedes Benz India has already announced that the new A Class, will be launched on 30th May, 2013. To be offered in both, petrol and diesel variant, A 180 Sport and A 180 CDI respectively, Mercedes Benz says that the A Class is the pulse of a new generation. Here is what we think of the new Mercedes Benz A Class for India.