Nikhil Thorvat, Author at GaadiKey

Ford Endeavour – Off-Road Drive Experience
Mar07

Ford Endeavour – Off-Road Drive Experience

Since the time we drove the Tata Hexa at the Experience drive event in Bangalore, we were waiting for a similar thing to come up and then the invite for the Ford Endeavour off-road drive was received. But the catch was that the event was on a Sunday. But hey, we auto journalists and enthusiasts live for things like these and I didn’t think twice before I agreed to be there. But why are manufacturers coming up with events like...

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Volkswagen Polo GTI – First Drive
Feb06

Volkswagen Polo GTI – First Drive

Volkswagen has always been a true enthusiast’s brand and we all have seen and known why. The iconic GTI badge hatchback cars from Volkswagen first rolled out in 1976 and these cars were said to reach a top speed of 182kmph, which was a big, big deal for hatchbacks back then. The only people who believed this were the ones who actually experienced the car and since then, Volkswagen has sold over 2 Million Golf GTIs. Despite...

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Tata Hexa (Experience Drive)- First impressions
Dec29

Tata Hexa (Experience Drive)- First impressions

Tata is all set to launch the much awaited Hexa. Based on the Tata Aria’s platform, Hexa falls under the premium SUV segment, which is the first from Tata. Tata Hexa will rival the mighty Mahindra XUV 500 and also the Toyota Innova Crysta upto an extent. Expected to be launched in January 2017, Tata is going around the country conducting ‘Tata Hexa Experience Drive‘ events where interested people can come and test...

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Sarath Shenoy, the MOJO Baba reveals about Desert Trail [Interview]
Dec12

Sarath Shenoy, the MOJO Baba reveals about Desert Trail [Interview]

Mahindra gave us an opportunity to interact with Sarath Shenoy, who will be leading the upcoming Mahindra Mojo Desert Trail which will commence on 17th December and conclude on 25th December 2016. Sarath has been a part of Mahindra and other MOJO trails as well. Speaking about Sarath,  Sarath has ridden his MOJO for more than 50,000 kms and knows in and out about this incredible machine. Like every other motorcyclist, he keeps his...

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TVS Jupiter Review
Dec08

TVS Jupiter Review

This scooter from TVS looks more mature than any other from the two wheeler company. They have also named it the ‘Jupiter’, after the largest planet in our solar system. Activa doesn’t sound like a name shared by Roman gods of sky and thunder, but Jupiter does. Does the TVS Jupiter really make justice to its name? We find out. Design and Features TVS Jupiter is based on the Wego platform but looks more manly compared...

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Top 5 Automatic Cars in India
Dec06

Top 5 Automatic Cars in India

Travelling back home from a long day’s work can be a little irritating when you constantly have to play with the lever to shift gears and use your legs for the clutch. Automatic cars have been introduced to the market to eliminate all of this and make way for a peaceful drive. Now, not all the manufacturers have introduced their cars with automatic transmission and even if they did, they would cost more than what the manual...

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Mercedes AMG C43 to be launched in India on 14th December
Dec06

Mercedes AMG C43 to be launched in India on 14th December

Following a number of launches, Mercedes India has decided to launch their performance sedan, C43 in India on 14th December, 2016. Mercedes already having launched 12 cars this year, want to add this to their AMG portfolio in India. The C43 will sit in as an entry level sedan under the C-Class AMG badge, with its elder sibling, C63 topping the range. The C43 will be powered by a 3.0 litre twin-turbo v6 shared with the AMG SLC 43,...

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Bajaj Discover 150 to be Discontinued
Dec06

Bajaj Discover 150 to be Discontinued

Bajaj Auto is most likely to discontinue the Discover 150 from their two wheeler line up. Bajaj had previously launched the Discover in the form of 150F and the 150S. Witnessing a very negative sales response from this 150cc commuter, Bajaj is likely to discontinue the Discover 150 and bring in fresh motorcycles to the market. Bajaj recently launched the V12 under the category of the V motorcycle from Bajaj. V motorcycles are special...

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Bajaj V 125cc Motorcycle launched in India
Dec02

Bajaj V 125cc Motorcycle launched in India

Bajaj had launched the Bajaj V15 9 months ago which was made taking up metal from the broken down aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant. Only some part of the fuel tank of V15 was made using the metal from INS Vikrant and not the whole bike itself. Bajaj has now launched the younger sibling of the V15, the V12. Just like its elder brother, the V12 will still have a part of the fuel tank made with the metal from the iconic aircraft carrier....

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Bajaj Dominar 400 to be launched on December 15th; To get KTM 390 derived engine
Dec01

Bajaj Dominar 400 to be launched on December 15th; To get KTM 390 derived engine

Much awaited motorcycle from Bajaj, the Dominar 400 is all set to be launched on December 15, 2016. From being called the CS400, VS400 and Kratos 400, Bajaj has finalized the name of this motorcycle as ‘Dominar 400’. Dominar here means to ‘excel or exceed in power’ in Spanish. As reported earlier, the production of the Dominar 400 has already begun in Bajaj’s Chakan plant and the unique part about this is...

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Yamaha launches the R15 with AHO in India
Dec01

Yamaha launches the R15 with AHO in India

Government of India has issued a notification that all the two wheelers manufactured in 2017 should come with this unique feature called the AHO. AHO means ‘AUTOMATIC HEADLIGHT ON’. Government of India has made this feature mandatory to reduce the risk of two wheeler accidents in India. While other manufacturers are preparing to get the AHO equipped to their two wheelers, Yamaha has silently launched the R15 with the AHO....

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List of Motorcycle Instrument clusters (150-200cc)
Nov28

List of Motorcycle Instrument clusters (150-200cc)

Here are the list of instrument clusters of motorcycles in India which fall between 150-200 cc category. Click on the link to check our post on List of Motorcycle Instrument Clusters in India (200cc and above) . Yamaha FZ 150 Photo credit: IndianAutosBlog This 150cc street fighter from Yamaha excels in everything that’s meant for it. Version 2.o of the FZ gets a full digital instrument cluster. This console comes with a...

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