Euro NCAP’s Bold Move:Less Touchscreens, Better Safety Ratings

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European car safety organization Euro NCAP is concerned about the growing use of touchscreens in cars. Touchscreens, once considered novel, have become a common feature in car interiors, with some luxury cars almost completely relying on them. Euro NCAP plans to introduce new guidelines in 2026 to address safety concerns associated with touchscreens. Matthew Avery, … Read more

Volvo C40 Recharge Review: Quickest EV Under 1 Crore in India ?

Having driven numerous EVs and performance cars, I recently had the pleasure of test-driving the Volvo C40 Recharge, and it left me thoroughly impressed. Priced at Rs 66 lakh (on-road, Delhi), this all-electric marvel from Volvo boasts insane acceleration, making it the quickest EV under one crore. It feels like an ultimate ballistic missile from … Read more

Volkswagen Taigun 700 Km Drive Experience: What’s the Mileage?

volkswagen taigun 2024 | volkswagen taigun mileage | Volkswagen Taigun Car Latest Update Latest Update: Customers can avail year-end benefits of over Rs 1 lakh on the Volkswagen Taigun this December. Price: The Taigun is priced from Rs 11.62 lakh to Rs 19.76 lakh. The special Trail edition is priced at Rs 16.30 lakh, and the new Sound Edition starts from Rs 16.33 lakh (all prices ex-showroom pan India). Variants: Available in broad two variants: Dynamic Line and Performance Line. Colour Options: It comes in 8 colours: Lava Blue, Curcuma Yellow, Wild Cherry Red, Candy White, Carbon Steel Grey, Rising Blue, Reflex Silver, and Deep Black Pearl (available only in Topline Variant) Boot Space: The Taigun offers a boot space of 385 litres. Seating Capacity: The Taigun SUV is available in a 5-seater layout. Engine and Transmission: The Volkswagen Taigun comes with two turbo-petrol engines: A 1-litre engine (115 PS/178 Nm) A 1.5-litre engine (150 PS/250 Nm) Both engines come with a standard 6-speed manual transmission. The 1-litre engine has a 6-speed torque converter option, while the 1.5-litre engine offers a 7-speed DCT. Fuel Efficiency: 1-litre turbo-petrol MT: 19.87 kmpl 1-litre turbo-petrol AT: 18.15 kmpl 1.5-litre turbo-petrol MT: 18.61 kmpl 1.5-litre turbo-petrol DCT: 19.01 kmpl The 1.5-litre engine features cylinder deactivation technology, which basically shuts off two cylinders under less stress conditions, thereby offering enhanced fuel efficiency. Features: Key features include a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system, connected car technology, an 8-inch digital instrument cluster, a subwoofer and amplifier, ventilated and powered front seats, ambient lighting, a single-pane sunroof, and automatic climate control. Safety: Safety features comprise up to six airbags, electronic stability control (ESC), tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), a rear-view camera, and seat belt reminders for all passengers. Rivals: The Volkswagen Taigun competes with the Hyundai Creta, Toyota Hyryder, Maruti Grand Vitara, Kia Seltos, Skoda Kushaq, MG Astor, Citroen C3 Aircross, and Honda Elevate. The Mahindra Scorpio Classic is also a rugged alternative to the Volkswagen Taigun.

Spent the last week with the Taigun GT 1.5 TSI, taking the media drive unit with 17,000 km on the odometer before our trip to my hometown in Uttarakhand with my family. Covered over 700 km, including hills and city driving, and now I’m sharing my honest opinion about this car. Volkswagen Taigun GT Mileage Contrary … Read more

Exploring Off-Road Adventures: The Volkswagen Tiguan Experience

Yesterday was an amazing day! We had a thrilling offroading adventure with the Volkswagen Tiguan. I usually prefer diesel, ladder-on-frame SUVs for offroading, but the Tiguan, a petrol, monocoque SUV, pleasantly surprised me. I’ve driven the Tiguan multiple times, but I never thought it could handle offroading this well. It’s all thanks to the remarkable … Read more