Autocar India Magazine

Issue: 191  |  Autocar India: July 2015

The monsoons are here with a bang, but the downpour hasn’t stopped us from getting to you the best automotive news, reviews and features for the month. We’ve put together an exhaustive list of great used cars that you can buy for half their original price. We’ve driven the brand new Honda Jazz and the Audi Q3 facelift, and also put the Celerio diesel to the test. We’ve also driven a pair of hot Italian cars that are headed to India soon – the Maserati Ghibli and the Ferrari 488 GTB.

Half-price Heroes – The used car market can throw up some awesome surprises. Some great cars from over the years can be found for less than half their original price. We’ve picked out the most irresistible of these deals and even zeroed in on which of them is best for you.

Honda Jazz –Honda has learned from its mistakes with the Jazz – the new one has a diesel engine, more equipment, and should be well priced too. But a decision can never be made without perspective, so we brought along the segment leader, the Hyundai i20, to put it to the ultimate test.

Mercedes-Benz GLC – Mercedes has unveiled its brand new Audi Q5 and BMW X3 rival, and unlike its predecessor the GLK, this new GLC will be made in right-hand-drive, and is coming to India in 2016

Ferrari 488 GTB – The incredible 458 Italia is dead, and its replacement, the 488 GTB, has arrived with a pair of turbochargers. On paper, the benefits are plain to see – 661bhp for one – but can it really be as good, or better, than its much loved predecessor?

Audi Q3 facelift – The Q3 is a good buy to enter the luxury SUV segment. This facelift tries to make it just that bit better. We drive it around to find out if it succeeds in making our favorite small luxury SUV a little more interesting.

Maruti Celerio Diesel – Never mind the car itself, the engine under the bonnet of this new Celerio variant is what’s really worth talking about. Suzuki’s first ever in-house diesel is a landmark moment for the company, and besides telling you the story of its origin, we’ve done a full road test of the car.

Suzuki Gixxer SF race – The faired Gixxer SF has proven its mettle on the streets. Now, Suzuki has tweaked it just a bit to extract race performance from it. We head to the track to put those claims to test. On another note, we pit the standard Gixxer SF against the Pulsar AS 150 to see which one comes out on top.

Le Mans – We have a detailed report on Porsche’s triumph in one of the toughest endurance races in the world.

And that’s not all. Grab a copy for more news, drives and much more. Issue out on stands now!      

 

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