P Tharyan

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New Ciaz: For those obsessed with fuel efficiency

New Ciaz: For those obsessed with fuel efficiency

Rediff.com13 Sep 2018

Here's a car that is going to give its competitors a run for their money, says P Tharyan.

BMW X3 redefines comfort and luxury in SUVs

BMW X3 redefines comfort and luxury in SUVs

Rediff.com31 Jul 2018

The new BMW X3 Luxury Line is definitely a technologically superior car compared to its predecessor and is a lot savvier than I imagined, says P Tharyan.

Volvo sets compact luxury SUV segment afire with XC40

Volvo sets compact luxury SUV segment afire with XC40

Rediff.com18 Jul 2018

Has Volvo Cars set the cat among the pigeons? Yes, the compact luxury SUV segment in India will not be the same with the entry of the XC40, says P Tharyan.

Toyota Yaris puts premium on safety with 7 airbags

Toyota Yaris puts premium on safety with 7 airbags

Rediff.com27 Jun 2018

The new Toyota Yaris will surely instil confidence among its users when it comes to performance and safety, says P Tharyan.

What's plush and new about Mahindra XUV500

What's plush and new about Mahindra XUV500

Rediff.com25 Jun 2018

The comfort quotient of the Plush New XUV5OO has really skyrocketed, while its driving dynamics remain top-notch, says P Tharyan.

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X review: Where's the heartbeat?

Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X review: Where's the heartbeat?

Rediff.com21 Jun 2018

The Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500X is sporty and macho. However, several bothersome issues need to be addressed, says P Tharyan.

New Mercedes sets the F1 track ablaze

New Mercedes sets the F1 track ablaze

Rediff.com19 Jun 2018

Trying out the most powerful Mercedes-Benz E-Class of all time - the AMG E 63 S 4Matic+ -- at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, India's only Formula 1 track, is serious business, as P Tharyan finds out.

A feature-rich car with surprising off-roading capabilities

A feature-rich car with surprising off-roading capabilities

Rediff.com25 Apr 2018

Built on the Ford Figo platform, this car is a lot different because it has got a wider track, a better ride height, new set of 15-inch tyres wrapped around in smart black alloys and a ground clearance of 190 mm, says P Tharyan.

The luxurious Volvo XC60 D5 Inscription is a treat

The luxurious Volvo XC60 D5 Inscription is a treat

Rediff.com17 Feb 2018

I was particularly impressed with the radar-enabled car, which assists you to keep to your marked lanes at speeds between 40 kmph to 160 kmph.

New Swift sports plenty of features for the tech-savvy

New Swift sports plenty of features for the tech-savvy

Rediff.com13 Feb 2018

The new Swift has been built on the fifth-generation HEARTECT platform, which improves the hatchback's strength and rigidity while also benefitting its power to weight ratio.

Audi A3 Cabriolet is an eye-catcher

Audi A3 Cabriolet is an eye-catcher

Rediff.com16 Jan 2018

Driving the Audi A3 Cabriolet is a thrilling experience, says P Tharyan.

Land Rover Discovery packs in superlative driveability

Land Rover Discovery packs in superlative driveability

Rediff.com24 Dec 2017

The all-new Land Rover is not just a capable car on different terrains, but also makes for an exceptionally comfortable ride experience, says P Tharyan

Force Gurkha Xplorer: A real treat for hardcore off-roaders

Force Gurkha Xplorer: A real treat for hardcore off-roaders

Rediff.com13 Sep 2017

This car is a real treat for hardcore off-roaders, the ones who know how to deploy the differential locks, says P Tharyan

Driving the 'lord of the jungle'

Driving the 'lord of the jungle'

Rediff.com6 Sep 2017

The Jeep Compass is an absolute thrill on all kinds of terrain because it's here that it shows off its four-wheel drive capability, says a delighted P Tharyan.

Review: Is the Honda CRF 1000L Africa Twin worth it?

Review: Is the Honda CRF 1000L Africa Twin worth it?

Rediff.com24 Aug 2017

To ride the Honda CRF 1000L Africa Twin you need to master the electronic functions first, says P Tharyan.

Volvo V90: New definition of estates in India

Volvo V90: New definition of estates in India

Rediff.com16 Aug 2017

The Volvo V90 Cross Country could make Indians fall in love with station wagons, says P Tharyan.

Isuzu MUX: Better than Rocky Balboa in the ring

Isuzu MUX: Better than Rocky Balboa in the ring

Rediff.com12 Jun 2017

Inspired by a tiger, the newest SUV from the Isuzu stable is a mean, muscular beast.

New Ford Figo Sports Edition is a treat to drive

New Ford Figo Sports Edition is a treat to drive

Rediff.com15 May 2017

Ford Figo Sports Edition's bigger alloy wheels and retuned suspension elevate the pleasure of driving, says P Tharyan.

Tigor, the latest style statement from Tata Motors

Tigor, the latest style statement from Tata Motors

Rediff.com5 Apr 2017

Though strikingly similar to the Tiago, the Tata Tigor takes the design quotient a notch higher, says P Tharyan.

Honda WR-V is bold, sporty and practical!

Honda WR-V is bold, sporty and practical!

Rediff.com20 Mar 2017

While the top-end diesel engine is mated to a six-speed gear box, the petrol engine is mated to a new five-speed gearbox

Audi RS 7 Sportback Performance is a dynamo with impeccable manners

Audi RS 7 Sportback Performance is a dynamo with impeccable manners

Rediff.com22 Feb 2017

The new Audi RS7 Sportback Performance is so powerful that driving this car is not for the faint-hearted.

Honda Accord Hybrid drives home a point

Honda Accord Hybrid drives home a point

Rediff.com2 Nov 2016

The new Honda Accord Hybrid combines two worlds to offer a fitting blend of power and fuel efficiency.

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT: The sophisticated SUV

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT: The sophisticated SUV

Rediff.com28 Sep 2016

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT: The sophisticated SUV

Renault Kwid returns to battle with 1-litre variant

Renault Kwid returns to battle with 1-litre variant

Rediff.com8 Sep 2016

Renault Kwid could be the new frontrunner in the 1-litre car segment, says P Tharyan.

Stylish and powerful, driving Mustang is a divine pleasure

Stylish and powerful, driving Mustang is a divine pleasure

Rediff.com30 Jul 2016

With ravishing good looks and speed to burn, the Ford Mustang GT is a perfect fit for the race track.

Mercedes-Benz GLC: Glamour meets comfort

Mercedes-Benz GLC: Glamour meets comfort

Rediff.com11 Jul 2016

The Mercedes-Benz GLC 220 d 4Matic is both sporty and luxurious

The new Honda BR-V is subtly macho

The new Honda BR-V is subtly macho

Rediff.com18 May 2016

Good looks and smart features in the new Honda BR-V make it ideal for those looking for a dash of thrill

Renault Duster just got smarter, safer and automatic

Renault Duster just got smarter, safer and automatic

Rediff.com4 Apr 2016

The AMT variant comes with a turbo charged diesel engine which produces 108.5bhp@4000 rpm and a peak torque of 245Nm@1750rpm

Heavyweights roll in

Heavyweights roll in

Rediff.com2 Mar 2016

The India Bike Week in Goa was a celebration of the joy of biking

World's most expensive cars studded with diamonds and rubies

World's most expensive cars studded with diamonds and rubies

Rediff.com19 Feb 2016

The Lynkan Hypersport is a limited production hypercar by W Motors.

Auto Expo: Of 85 stunning vehicles and a few chic women

Auto Expo: Of 85 stunning vehicles and a few chic women

Rediff.com3 Feb 2016

Apart from a pavilion of vintage cars, there will be a Bollywood corner