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  • Ssangyong Tivoli XLV

    The Korean car maker Ssangyong has included a whole lot of options for the money. And they've seemingly hired a proper designer after ages, because the Tivoli XLV looks great. Does it perform on our streets? We find out.

  • 2016 Ford EcoSport Black Edition

    Take a regular Ford EcoSport Titanium, throw some black paint on the chrome bits and you have the Black Edition. Unlike Mercedes, there's no performance bump from all the blackness, but otherwise it's quite a good car. Take a look.

  • 2017 Mercedes Benz E200

    The latest Mercedes E class is a fantastic combination of style, road presence, luxury and comfort. We take out the E200 for a test drive to see how well it copes at being one of the most reputed executive sedans in the world, in Dhaka.

  • 2015 Honda S660

    What is nearly as small as a CNG auto-rickshaw, but has four wheels?

  • 6 days, 6 Toyota hybrids and some burnt tyres

    Early September this year, Toyota invited us over to Japan's Fuji Speedway to understand and sample a range of their hybrid vehicles. They wanted us to know how serious they are about saving the world through continual tweaks. Here are six very different cars for possibly very different sets of people. And it rained. Question is, did I learn anything?

  • 2017 Honda Civic

    The brand new Honda Civic is a redesigned beauty with a massive new direction: turbo.

  • 2016-17 Toyota Avanza

    We all secretly agree that MPVs are our life savers, carrying things that no cars can and going places where no cars dare tread. One of the most promising MPVs in the Bangladeshi market is Toyota Avanza, which has gone through a lot of evolution since its inception thirteen years ago. We took the latest generation RWD MPV out for a test drive and Navana was kind enough to throw in the older model to escort us.

  • THE 2017 BMW 7 SERIES

    BMW has gone mad in a very calculative and delicious manner with the latest generation of their flagship, the 7 series. We take the uber-luxury limo out on a date.

  • Jonway A380

    The Chinese are not known for making particularly great cars. They are usually cheap, tacky and often unreliable. Jonway tries to buck that trend with the new 2016 Jonway A380. Brought in by Rancon Imports, it's a crossover SUV whose design features closely resemble a car we are all familiar with – Toyota RAV4.

  • Lexus RX200t

    For starters, the Lexus RX200t is more fun than I expected a mid-size luxury SUV to be. The 2.0 turbo makes 235bhp and 258lb ft of torque while looking like an unmasked Predator from the Arnold movie. Also, we put our sub editor's head under the automatic rear door.

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