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Ashish Jha


Ashish Jha is the Editor – Automotive with The Indian Express. His Twitter handle is @AJ2eats

Going the distance
Sun, May 29, 2016

And while the BR-V has gained a bit of height, it has also gained a fair amount of length. But, as a package, the BR-V makes for a good purchase.

Crash test results prove safety quotient of Indian cars lower than the same model elsewhere
Wed, May 18, 2016

The crash test does prove one very significant thing — the safety quotient of the Indian cars is substantially lower compared to the same models in the international (read developed) markets.

Kwid, Celerio, Scorpio, Eon and Eeco score zero in NCAP crash test
Tue, May 17, 2016

The Global NCAP results of the latest crash tests conducted on five Indian car models — the Renault Kwid, Maruti Suzuki Celerio, Maruti Suzuki Eeco, Mahindra Scorpio and Hyundai Eon — are disappointing to put it mildly.

Honda BR-V review: It looks every bit a mature MPV than a pseudo SUV
Mon, May 02, 2016

The BR-V isn't about great 0-100 time, but the mid-range is strong.

Tesla Model 3 announced at $35,000, Twitter goes all-electric
Fri, Apr 01, 2016

Tesla Model 3 will be ready for delivery by the end of 2017, according to Musk, and it’s coming to India, too.

Maruti Suzuki’s Vitara Brezza: Cruise Control
Sun, Mar 20, 2016

For its intended purpose and segment, the Vitara Brezza is a well-rounded vehicle with no acute handicaps

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza first drive review
Sat, Mar 12, 2016

Other than some plastic elements — like the top portion of the dashboard and the door pads — that feel slightly low-rent, the cabin feels well put-together and is made of good, hard plastics.

Budget 2016: Cars get expensive, roads get better
Mon, Feb 29, 2016

The union budget by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has attracted harsh reactions from the automotive industry — passenger vehicles manufacturers in particular.

Tata Tiago Review — First Drive Impressions
Tue, Feb 23, 2016

Tata Tiago has a load of first-in-segment features that make it unique

Auto Expo 2016: Five production-ready vehicles that created most buzz
Sat, Feb 06, 2016

Auto Expo 2016 has been more about sensible production-ready models, and not quite as much about radical looking displays that make one’s jaw drop to the floor

All you need to know about the new Mahindra KUV100
Sun, Jan 31, 2016

Mahindra is the strongest utility vehicle player in the Indian automotive landscape and it is using that image to place a crossover in a segment that’s traditionally been hatchback territory.

A smooth drive into 2016 for vehicle segment: Alto still ahead of others
Mon, Jan 11, 2016

The year 2015 wasn't all about superstar performances. Tata’s Zest and Bolt promised a great deal but failed to make any impact on the market.

Poised for the Big Leap
Sat, Jan 09, 2016

Packaged intelligently with features that lend it novelty, the Zica is the refreshing change that Tata needed in its product portfolio.

Tata Zica Pricing — Better Play Under, Than Over
Fri, Jan 08, 2016

Tata Motors, in my view, should go ultra aggressive with the Zica to stamp itself in the minds of consumers for its own benefit.

New diesel cars ban: Wrongfully reactive
Wed, Dec 16, 2015

The Supreme Court’s order to ban in Delhi the registration of new diesel vehicles above 2000cc engine displacement has been top story material, and rightly so.

Tata Zica Review: The refreshing change this portfolio needed for long
Mon, Dec 07, 2015

Tata Zica has a load of first-in-segment features that make it unique

Volkswagen recalls 3.23 lakh cars in India; this is how they will tackle crisis
Thu, Dec 03, 2015

Volkswagen admitted to the malpractice and said about 11 million cars worldwide were fitted with the ‘defeat device’.

Volkswagen diesel scandal: Engine hardware & software solution for over 3 lakh cars in India
Fri, Dec 25, 2015

The 1.6-litre EA 189 engine will feature a "flow transformer" — a wire mesh fitted directly in front of the air mass flow sensor that will ‘calm’ down the air flow and improve the measuring accuracy of the sensor.

Datsun, please bring fun back in your cars!
Fri, Nov 06, 2015

Datsun used to be a brand of cheerful cars that were fairly cheap to own and run. That, by no means, meant that they were rubbish to drive

Emission scandal: Volkswagen India may just escape. Here’s why
Fri, Dec 25, 2015

According to an estimate by Credit Suisse — which accounted for the cost of fixing the cars, settling the civil and criminal claims, and reimbursing the customers — the diesel scandal will cost Volkswagen almost $90 billion.

Will Baleno help Maruti finally make a mark in premium segment?
Mon, Oct 26, 2015

India and Japan make up about two-third of Suzuki’s global business, so you can now understand how crucial is Maruti to Suzuki’s global play.

Volkswagen’s Diesel-gate: What it means for the company – and for India
Fri, Oct 09, 2015

There's an impending recall in the coming months as a corrective measure. It's not just the Volkswagen Polo and Vento which use the EA 189 TDI engine, but also a few Audi and Skoda models.