The monsoons in India are demanding. It might catch you unaware many a time and if you are not prepared, you are in for a trial by water. Reduced road-grip, aquaplaning or sometimes even water logging can stand in your way. As the road condition worsens, the car tyres have to work overtime looking for grip while coping with the added stress.
The best way to tackle the monsoons, then, is to be prepared – prepared as a car, prepared as a driver.
One of Hyundai UK’s top selling crossover models – the Tucson, has just been launched with a fifth drivetrain option. The India-bound model, in fact, has been introduced with a 140bhp, 1.7-litre turbo diesel engine with a 7-speed double clutch transmission and two-wheel drive.
Ever since the Tiago has entered our long term fleet, it’s been ferrying me to the work place and has also doubled up for my regular requirements. Having spent most of the month within the reach of the city, we’d like to share the bits that caught our attention.
The previous generation Skoda Superb which was launched in 2009 in India was a big hit. Not only it felt luxurious but thanks to its humongous size it had enough knee room to embarrass many ultra-lavish limousines.