Anand Chaudhuri, Author at GaadiKey

Volkswagen Ameo Review (1.2L Petrol)
Oct26

Volkswagen Ameo Review (1.2L Petrol)

2016 Volkswagen Ameo 1.2 Petrol Review Introduction Volkswagen‘s belated entry into the compact-sedan segment through its Ameo model range (now available with a Diesel engine variant) is a very good one and for the Company, an ‘only for India’ first. The Ameo here reviewed wears a great looking if not sounding ‘Blue Silk‘ colour and powers its way forward through a 1.2 litre petrol engine driving the...

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Mahindra KUV100 Review (G80 Petrol)
Jun22

Mahindra KUV100 Review (G80 Petrol)

Mahindra KUV100 Review (G80 Petrol) Every new Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) motor product impresses me and it is in many ways a reflection of the country’s general rate of progress. However, to truly gauge such progress comparisons have to be made with the best in the business, which for small cars in general are the Japanese and now Korean manufacturers, with the Europeans gaining some lost ground as well. So how does the...

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Ford Ecosport 2016: New (old) kid on the block
Mar03

Ford Ecosport 2016: New (old) kid on the block

New Ford Ecosport Review (1.5 litre Diesel Titanium Trim) Introduction The Ford Ecosport has been a phenomenal success in India and for good reason. However such are the demands of a consumer society and free market competition, that even winning formulas need to be improved with time. What follows is an extremely brief review of the new Ecosport 1.5l Diesel Titanium trim in striking Bronze Gold paint.   Engine Improvements The...

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Datsun GO+ review: Honest car for the common man
Jan12

Datsun GO+ review: Honest car for the common man

Datsun GO+ review: Honest car for the common man Introduction When the gold coloured Datsun GO+ with red registration plates was delivered to me to drive and review over the long Christmas weekend, I could not have foreseen that this review would read as it does now. Never judge a book by its cover and what was feared as a possible insipid drive, turned out to be this poor man’s Audi RS6 moment. Fitting then that a person I once...

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Toyota Corolla Altis Diesel review
Dec25

Toyota Corolla Altis Diesel review

Toyota Corolla Altis Diesel review Introduction The only constant is change, propounded the Greek Philosopher ‘Heraclitus‘. Toyota, the world automotive giant, has read and heard the critics long enough to acknowledge that whilst the Corolla is all car to most people, it has always lacked visual flair and appeal despite its brilliance as an efficient, low maintenance and reliable everyday car for the common man/woman. The...

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Review: Ford Figo 1.5 Ti-VCT Petrol (Automatic in Titanium trim)
Dec07

Review: Ford Figo 1.5 Ti-VCT Petrol (Automatic in Titanium trim)

Ford Figo Petrol Automatic Review Introduction After the success of the Ecosport, Ford again rolled up its sleeves and got back to work, not content to play second fiddle any more to the Asian giants. The new Figo has possibly redefined Ford’s position and perception amongst the Indian car buyers as the current compact hatch and sedan (Aspire model) class leader. The model car here reviewed is the 1.5 litre petrol hatchback in...

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Ferrari opens New Showroom in New Delhi
Dec01

Ferrari opens New Showroom in New Delhi

Ferrari opens New Showroom in New Delhi Ferrari has relaunched itself in India by appointing ‘Select Cars Pvt Ltd.‘ as its exclusive dealer for North and Eastern India. GaadiKey was invited to Ferrari India’s official press launch on 30 November, 2015 at Select Cars’ new state-of-the-art Ferrari showroom-cum-service centre located at A-19 Mohan Co-Operative Industrial Estates on the main Mathura Road, New...

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Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S – How the launch event unfolded
Nov25

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S – How the launch event unfolded

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S – How the launch event unfolded   Press Launch GaadiKey received an invite to the 24th November 2015 press launch of the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT S at T&T Motors and I represented the team, my first such event and a modest personal milestone. The event stated a bit later than the stated midday, with Mr.Roland Folger, MD & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India taking centre stage and providing an introduction...

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Tata Safari Storme VX Review
Nov15

Tata Safari Storme VX Review

Tata Safari Storme VX Review Introduction The Tata Safari Storme VX (rwd) here reviewed has a sentimental attachment to me. Its late ancestor, the Tata Sierra was an integral part of my late teenage and early college years and was witness to my many (mis)adventures. The Tata Safari thereafter was introduced and has since been subject to a fair few improvements over the years, to finally reach its latest and unquestionably, its...

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Mahindra TUV300 Review (T8): “TUV and stylish”
Nov03

Mahindra TUV300 Review (T8): “TUV and stylish”

Mahindra TUV300 Review (T8) : “TUV and stylish” Introduction It was a pleasant late Friday afternoon that the Mahindra TUV 300 (“T8” optioned ) was delivered to me for a review and to keep for the weekend. Here follows a snapshot of my impression of the latest offering from Mahindra, the tough and stylish TUV 300, the best yet and possibly a sign of great things to follow from a manufacturer that India can proudly call its own....

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Ford Figo Aspire TDCi Titanium Review: All hail the new King
Oct21

Ford Figo Aspire TDCi Titanium Review: All hail the new King

  Ford Figo Aspire TDCi Titanium Review: “All hail the new king” Introduction The all new 2015 Ford Figo Aspire TDCi diesel in “Titanium” trim comes in the attractive “Ruby Red” paint here featured and carries certain premium features that cars of a higher segment generally option. The relevant segment (sub-4 metre sedan) in India is highly lucrative in terms of sales volume, but consequently invites fierce competition from rival...

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Nissan Terrano Review – XV Premium
Oct05

Nissan Terrano Review – XV Premium

Nissan Terrano Review – XV Premium Introduction The Nissan Terrano XV “Premium” here reviewed is the prettier (through subtle sheet metal changes) and the relatively more expensive non-identical twin of the ubiquitous Renault Duster, discernibly a product of the Nissan-Renault “strategic partnership” that is propelling the latter further forward in India. “Kaizen Nissan” was kind enough to provide me access to the car and what...

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