OD Rewind: 10 most viewed OVERDRIVE articles in 2016
Our job requires us to test automobiles, live with them on a daily basis and reveal our ownership experience, cover major events, interview heads of companies as well as young turks, and report on everything that's happening in the automobile industry. In between, we manage to find time to write a few unique articles. Every time we work on an assignment, we put a good amount of effort into it hoping that our readers will enjoy reading it over and over again. Just like how one can't enough of their favourite movies despite having watched them multiple times.
Some of our stories end up receiving a lot of attention from our readers. As the year comes to an end, we have compiled a list of stories that received the maximum number of views on our website. Although a lot stories could have made it to this list, we decided to keep it short by including only the top 10.
Comparo: Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza vs Mahindra TUV300 vs Ford EcoSport
The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza was one of the most awaited launches this year. It was the first compact SUV offering from India's largest carmaker, and buyers just couldn't get enough of it. Just a month after its launch, the Vitara Brezza had received over 37,000 bookings, and the company increased its production to 1 lakh units annually.
In the compact SUV space, the Mahindra TUV300 and the Ford EcoSport had already created a distinct identity for themselves. There's no denying that the TUV300 is a more stylish option to the Bolero. The EcoSport is very stylish and offers a wide range of engine options to choose from. Among the three, which compact SUV is the best package? A lot of our countrymen were looking for an answer. Click here to read.
Exclusive: Royal Enfield Himalayan road test review
We were the first automobile publication to get their hands on the Royal Enfield Himalayan. The Himalayan is unlike any other motorcycle launched by Royal Enfield. So, there was a lot of buzz surrounding. And since we were the first website to publish the Royal Enfield Himalayan road test review, the story almost broke the Internet. We don't think anyone will be surprised with the Himalayan making it to this list. India's most off-road capable motorcycle did manage to impress us. Click here to read.
Mahindra KUV100 first drive review
The KUV100 is the most compact vehicle from Mahindra's stables. What makes the KUV100 (Kool Utility Vehicle One Double Oh) unique is the SUV-inspired styling. The petrol and diesel variants are both offered in seven trims. With an attractive starting price tag of Rs 4.42 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune), the KUV100 is a tempting proposition. Did it excite us? Click here to read.
Track test: TVS Apache RTR 200 4V vs KTM 200 Duke vs Bajaj Pulsar RS 200
We always wanted to find out how much fun the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V would be to ride on the racetrack. To add to the drama, we decided to take along the KTM 200 Duke and the Bajaj Pulsar RS 200. On paper, all three motorcycles appear to be evenly matched. How did they fare at the Kari Motor Speedway? Click here to read.
Tata Tiago petrol road test review
Apart from an attractive design, the Tata Tiago has an attractive price tag. Aimed at the younger audience, the Tiago shows that Tata Motors has come a long way from the Indica days. It is powered by the new Revotron petrol and Revotorq diesel engines which claim to deliver stellar mileage. The nation was keen to find out how good Tata's new small car is. And since we were the first one to drive the petrol Tiago, the online story received a lot of views. Click here to read.
Comparo: Honda CB Hornet 160R vs Suzuki Gixxer
Since the day we rode it, the Suzuki Gixxer became our favourite 160cc naked motorcycle. It was so good that it ended up completely decimating its competition. Then Honda introduced that CB Hornet 160R which matched the Gixxer in terms of specs on paper. Targeting the same set of buyers, there is marginal difference between the two in terms of price. But our readers were as keen as us to find out which one is better. Click here to read.
Vitara Brezza or Baleno?
Maruti Suzuki is unable to manufacture sufficient Baleno and Vitara Brezza units. Both cars have become top-selling models for the carmaker. Now, the Vitara Brezza is a compact crossover while the Baleno is a premium hatchback. The Vitara Brezza range starts at Rs 6.99 lakh while the Baleno range starts at Rs 6.34 lakh. Between the two which is the better deal? There were a lot of people who wanted to know the answer. Click here to read.
VW Ameo vs Ford Figo Aspire vs Maruti Dzire vs Honda Amaze vs Tata Zest vs Hyundai Xcent
The compact sedan segment has become pretty crowded of late. And the Volkswagen Ameo was the newest entrant in this segment. With a starting price of Rs 5.3 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai), the Ameo seemed to be a value-for-money offering. It even comes equipped with a good amount of features. But is it a better deal than its peers? Click here to read.
2016 Aprilia SR 150 first ride review
At the 2016 Auto Expo, Aprilia stunned everyone by unveiling the SR 150 scooter. Everyone was further shocked upon knowing that the sporty automatic scooter would actually be launched in India. Well, in our country sporty and automatic scooters were not used in the same sentence. That is until the Aprilia SR 150 came along. And with an alluring price tag of Rs 65,000 (ex-showroom), it had already captivated prospective buyers. But is it worth the hype? Click here to read.
Bajaj V15 first ride review
A new motorcycle launch from Bajaj Auto never fails to make noise. And the V15 being the newest commuter from Bajaj had buyers interested. However, the company's marketing idea of using scrap steel from the INS Vikrant to make its fuel tank made the V15 the talk of the town. It is powered by a brand-new long-stroke 150cc engine. But is it worth the money? Click here to read.
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