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Dhruv founded AutoX in 2006 with little clue of what lay ahead. Driven by a passion for anything…»
October 2014
They say you get more rigid as you grow older. But I think perhaps the opposite… »
September 2014
Salvador Dali once said, “Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.” Well, he… »
August 2014
All things considered, Zee Germans had a pretty good July! Fanhansa – I mean Lufthansa –… »
July 2014
Rule number one: avoid taking public transport at all costs. I jest (it would be politically… »
June 2014
The simple pleasures in life are sometimes the hardest to come by. Taking the time to… »
May 2014
It wouldn’t surprise you to know that I hold Porsche sports cars very close to my… »
April 2014
Once a year, the neutral territory of Switzerland provides the perfect glimpse into the future of… »
March 2014
Jaguar Head of Design, and extraordinary automotive artisan, Ian Callum, was once asked, “How important do… »
February 2014
According to Morgan Stanley, over 1,300 billion dollars can be saved annually in the US by… »
January 2014
I write this aboard an Airbus A330, in a contemplative mood as we approach the end… »
December 2013
My editorial this month comes to you from the Land of the Rising Sun. I’m in… »
November 2013
This issue is bursting with it – pure passion that is! It’s an unabashed celebration of… »
October 2013
Fuel prices are rising, CO2 emission norms are getting ever stricter, congestion is increasing, taxes are… »
September 2013
As we approach the Indian GP again, a surprisingly stupid question rears its ugly head once… »
August 2013
Oh my God, there’s water falling from the sky – and that’s never happened before! At… »
July 2013
As you’ll read later in this issue, I spent 24 hours in LA recently with the… »
June 2013
Audi is determined to become the number one luxury automaker in the world in terms of… »
May 2013
Is the electric car really the silver bullet that it’s made out to be? I’ll have… »
April 2013
Almost two years ago, I visited the offices and test facilities of one of Europe’s leading… »
March 2013
We live in an automated world where we couldn’t be bothered to do much of anything… »
February 2013
I’ve often lamented the anarchy on our streets, but never like this! Thus far, this reference… »
January 2013
The middle of December saw another innocent young girl fall victim to a gruesome act of… »
December 2012
Nothing has shaped the global geopolitical landscape more than oil. It drives policies, decides coalitions, and… »
November 2012
Sometimes in life, no matter how much you plan, there are times when you simply have… »
October 2012
Carmakers across the globe invest hundreds of millions in developing sports cars. But, consider this –… »
September 2012
It translates, of course, to ‘Sports Utility Vehicle’ – although you could be confused into thinking… »
August 2012
Well, spend five minutes on our roads, and it would certainly seem so. Virtually everyone around… »
July 2012
After all, aren’t good designers and marketers meant to be visionaries who know what you want… »
June 2012
There was a time when car bodies were built by hammering metal over a wooden frame,… »
May 2012
Well, let’s look at just a single mainstream example to begin with. In the past, if… »
April 2012
No one manufacturer has home court advantage (so to speak), so they all show up in… »
March 2012
Well, let’s look at some real world figures to dig a little deeper. And let’s start… »
February 2012
… with a car. No, actually – with an engine to be more precise. You see,… »
January 2012
So, let’s not go down that route. Let’s, instead, pause for reflection and look back at… »
An assistant editor with autoX, Ishan has great technical and practical knowledge, and his life-long love for cars…»
October 2014
If you’re a fan of high-revving, sonorous petrol engines, the past few years have been quite… »
September 2014
The story of e-rickshaws and their operation in our country reads like a rather familiar, oft-repeated… »
August 2014
I had an interesting weekend in Goa in the middle of June. No, I wasn’t on… »
July 2014
The unfortunate death of Mr. Gopinath Munde has, once again, put the spotlight on the poor… »
June 2014
A never-ending election season, which was amplified by various media outlets trying desperately to outdo each… »
May 2014
The results of the NCAP crash tests of India’s best selling cars came as a bit… »
April 2014
One of the perks of my job is being invited to exotic locations to drive some… »
March 2014
One of the resounding themes of the past year, and especially of the recently concluded Auto… »
February 2014
  Having sampled some outstanding gearboxes of late, Ishan wonders if the days of the manual… »
January 2014
  Ishan is infuriated by some of the recent policy decisions, and suggests that this government… »
December 2013
Ishan looks at the state of our public infrastructure, and wonders if we ought to look… »
November 2013
I write this in the wee hours of yet another nightlong shift in the office –… »
October 2013
Ishan looks back to his younger days, and wonders about the car choices he wanted to… »
September 2013
Ishan looks at how rapidly consumer preferences are changing in the Indian market   For the… »
August 2013
Ishan comes face-to-face with the deplorable state of customer service at some dealerships The past few… »
July 2013
Ishan provides a crash course in driver training. Since many of you will be of an… »
June 2013
Having been bombarded with the news of the impending release of the latest Fast and the… »
May 2013
Seeing a flurry of endorsements by various celebrities for any manner of vehicles, Ishan wonders whether… »
April 2013
Having been exposed to more-and-more technology making its way into our cars with increasing ease, Ishan… »
March 2013
Ishan laments the fact that road users, tyre companies, and manufacturers all bear the brunt of… »
February 2013
Ishan, inspired by our latest track test, proceeds to spell out his recipe for the perfect… »
January 2013
Fresh from a trip to the great expanse of North America, Ishan wonders how far we… »
December 2012
Aston Martin has had a fairly turbulent existence, having been under various owners over the years.… »
November 2012
Having always had a soft spot for Nissan’s long line of techno wizardry range of sports… »
October 2012
We’re a country of myth-believers, but isn’t it time for a change? If only for safety’s… »
September 2012
The monsoon should be a season to enjoy the weather – instead, it turns into a… »
August 2012
The Nurburgring Nordschleife remains one of the toughest and alluring racetracks in the world. But can… »
July 2012
We’ve never had a proper hot-hatch in India before – so, with the launch of the… »
June 2012
What defines our love for cars – is it rational, or driven purely by emotion? ‘Since… »
May 2012
With the Indian consumer becoming more discerning, yet now more willing to pay a premium for… »
April 2012
Nissan decides to launch the Datsun brand to grab a pie of the budget car market.… »
March 2012
Not too long ago in the automotive history of India, there were times when owning a… »
February 2012
We might be on our way to becoming a global hub for automotive production, but the… »
January 2012
Are Electric cars really the answer to affordable and eco-friendly motoring in our country? It’s no… »
A passionate writer, editor, and driver, Karl is the go-to man when it comes to four wheels. Karl's…»
October 2014
In the world of sports cars, two doors are better than four. Don’t argue – them’s… »
September 2014
For years, we ran around in four-speed automatics. Do you remember the moment when a six-speed… »
August 2014
There’s a joke doing the rounds in our industry – how many motoring journalists does it… »
July 2014
Does it really have to be that hard? I mean, literally. They’re not exactly soft. In… »
June 2014
There are a few white lies I’ll forgive in the car industry. Fuel consumption is one.… »
May 2014
Karl encourages you to ignore what people think and just enjoy the car you drive.  Men… »
April 2014
It used to be wonderful. The smell of plastic and glue, the aroma of hot coffee… »
March 2014
Patent number 37435 should have special significance for those of us who love our cars. In… »
February 2014
Karl has had it by the superlatives offered up by PR managers. He reminds us to… »
January 2014
Audi announced last month that it would be building the Q1 in 2016, and has labelled… »
December 2013
Alot of people will tell you it reveals quite a bit about what you’ve stepped into.… »
November 2013
Of all the holy books in the world, the Bible is the most widely distributed. With… »
October 2013
Karl moves to the dark side. Have you already taken the plunge? It happened at a… »
September 2013
Karl sits down with the fastest man on the planet – Andy Green The fastest man… »
August 2013
Karl takes it upon himself to dispel some untruths   We’ve all had it before. You’re… »
July 2013
Karl explains why sentimentality has no place in business. Ah, politics. You can’t get away from… »
June 2013
Karl sets out to remind Lamborghini what made it great in the first place – posters.… »