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Jekyll and Hyde

Who would look at the Skoda Rapid TSI and think that this sedate looking car is in fact capable of unleashing such exhilarating fun and that too with what seems like a feeble engine, at least on paper. So very Jeckyll and Hyde.  Boy, was I in for a delightful surprise! On the outside, not much has changed for the Rapid which was introduced back in 2011 and consequently updated in 2017 and in 2019 to keep up with competition. (Think Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Hyundai Verna, Toyota Yaris ...

VW Polo: Bundle of fun

VW Polo has been a much-loved premium hatch and has enjoyed a lot of success in India thanks to the varied engine options that it has boasted of through its decade-long presence in India. At the last count it was nine! Having been around for quite a while, it now receives the 1.0-Liter TSI engine. What's new about this engine? Well, we took it out for a spin just to tell you all about the thrills that it has on offer. First things first, the look...

VW Vento: Barrel of fun

There was a time, almost a decade ago, when all you saw on our roads, especially amidst traffic, was a sea of VW Ventos. It was as if almost everybody had gone out and bought one. And why not? It was a well-engineered mid-sized sedan from VW, with a robust build quality, and it made for a great choice especially on our busy roads. Fast forward to a decade later and here it is, in its new avatar. Read on to see what has changed on the Vento.   Yes, there are a few changes, but not...

The new RAPID 1.0 TSI, new SUPERB and the all-new KAROQ premiere at the first ever ŠKODA AUTO India Virtual Conference

The pioneering ŠKODA AUTO India Virtual Conference witnessed the unveiling of the new RAPID 1.0 TSI, the luxurious new SUPERB as well as the newest member of its SUV family: the all-new KAROQ at a starting price of INR 7.49 lacs, INR 29.99 lacs and INR 24.99 lacs respectively. ŠKODA AUTO India put forth its powertrain and fuel strategy in view of the Bharat Stage 6 emission norms and safety standards while demonstrating a new range of Turbocharged Stratified Injection (or TSI) e...