All stories by Pavan Lall
Carens is another arrow in Kia's packed quiverRediff.com29 Jul 2022
The Carens is a warning for cars such as the Tata Safari, Hyundai Alcazar, Maruti Ertiga, Toyota Innova Crista and Mahindra XUV 700, because Kia punches much harder than others in its weight category.
BMW X4 lords over other cars on the roadRediff.com18 Jul 2022
The X4 offers an imposing presence that you cannot miss even in a crowd of other cars, says Pavan Lall.
Jeep's comeback vehicle Meridian lacks the biteRediff.com29 Jun 2022
The Meridian feels comfortable and upright with the quality of gadgetry, interiors and plastics expected from an international brand car. However, it lacks the overall premium-ness that may come with a top-end Japanese car or even a mid-range German car, says Pavan Lall.
Volkswagen's Virtus bets big on the sedan segmentRediff.com16 Jun 2022
The Virtus is indeed designed to look, act and behave like a well-built European sedan that swims in the segment between the compact sedan VW Vento and the larger Passat, says Pavan Lall.
Meet India's Latest BillionaireRediff.com15 Apr 2022
'It has taken us 15 years to get to where we are. It obviously doesn't happen overnight.'
Slavia is Skoda's big bet on the sedan segmentRediff.com7 Apr 2022
While the Slavia comes in eight different variants, it's the base model that starts at around Rs 10.7 lakh that is most likely to take a bite out of the market share of its competitors, says Pavan Lall.
Maruti bets big on Nexa in quest for premium market dominanceRediff.com25 Mar 2022
Seven years after it announced Nexa, there's no mistaking the seriousness with which Maruti wants the segment to grow, says Pavan Lall.
Kia Carens: Made by an Asian company for Indian roadsRediff.com9 Mar 2022
High ground clearance, a wide cabin and tall stance all mean that the Carens glides over bad roads with ease and comfort and an engine performance that is adequate in terms of the power of this vehicle, says Pavan Lall.
Kodiaq, Skoda's brand-new luxury SUV, stands tall among 7-seatersRediff.com28 Feb 2022
Suspension that has fully acclimatised to Indian roads and handles potholes and bumps with ease, plush interiors that feel premium beyond just surface level, and aggressive and imposing design cues give this SUV a presence and profile that has little competition, says Pavan Lall.
Audi's 3 mantras to set it apart from the competitionRediff.com8 Feb 2022
Audi's strategy seems to point to pushing technology to directly connect with consumers using digital platforms and marketing to synchromesh into one seamless experience, says Pavan Lall.
Relaunched Honda Amaze looks like a brand new carRediff.com3 Jan 2022
It's a zippy, well-engineered ride that offers comfort, quality, low cost of ownership and fuel efficiency at affordable prices, says Pavan Lall.
'India is one of Starbucks' top 5 fastest-growing markets'Rediff.com22 Dec 2021
'We were taking the Starbucks experience from the store to the home.'
Volkswagen Rolls Out TiguanRediff.com18 Dec 2021
Through a combination of local manufacture and imported CBU models, the company makes and sells four SUVs, one hatchback, and one sedan.
After discontinuing it in 2020, Audi brings back A4Rediff.com13 Dec 2021
And it feels entirely different when compared to all its earlier avatars, observes Pavan Lall.
Meet The Man behind Skoda VW IndiaRediff.com7 Dec 2021
'Approach people with respect, mindful that they know their job better than you do, and that you're not superior to them just because you may be better educated or their boss.' Skoda Auto VW India MD Gurpratap S Boparai cites his management credo to Pavan Lall.
Fully charged up over Ola's electric scooterRediff.com1 Dec 2021
It takes a while to get used to the constant and instant supply of power that is the case with EVs, and handling the S1 Pro when it takes a corner or makes a turn can be tricky, says Pavan Lall.
Audi Q5 is a 'luxury crossover'Rediff.com15 Nov 2021
While the Q5 is a light driving car that feels like you can easily fling it over and around brooks and brushes and hills and plains, it's also versatile in that its rear seat is as comfy and spacious as you'd expect, says Pavan Lall.
'All of BMW's electric models will come into the Indian market'Rediff.com12 Nov 2021
'The global semiconductor shortage has inadvertently provided an immense fillip to the pre-owned car market'
Can the XUV 700 reclaim the top spot for Mahindra?Rediff.com11 Nov 2021
Every M&M car shares a certain DNA which is rugged, with an off-roading quality and built for hard wear and tear. The XUV is all those, but also has a smoother edge for those who want city comfort now offered in competitor vehicles such as the MG Hector, Hyundai Creta, Volkswagen Tiguan and Tata's Harrier, says Pavan Lall.
Polo GT has a serious challenger in Hyundai i20 N LineRediff.com13 Oct 2021
For the longest time the Polo GT had no real competition in terms of its build quality and product positioning. Until now, says Pavan Lall.