Action in the mid-size luxury SUV segment is hotting up with three new entrants in the last few months, and the July 2018 issue features a mega comparo involving the BMW X3, Audi Q5, Volvo XC60, Mercedes-Benz GLC and the Land Rover Discovery Sport. There’s also an exclusive drive of Kia’s hot sedan, the Stinger GT and our first taste of Jaguar’s first-ever electric model, the I-Pace. Also part of this issue are reviews of the new Audi A6, Hyundai i20 CVT, Ford EcoSport S and a comparo involving the new Honda Amaze, Maruti Suzuki Dzire and Volkswagen Ameo. Here are the highlights:
Mid-size diesel luxury SUV shootout
Not your full-size 4x4 giants, but not the entry-level crossovers either; the mid-size luxury SUV segment is where the real action is unfolding. But which one is best - the BMW X3, Audi Q5, Volvo XC60, Mercedes-Benz GLC or the Land Rover Discovery Sport?
Amaze vs Dzire vs Ameo
With their unique gearbox types, the second-gen Honda Amaze, Maruti Suzuki Dzire and Volkswagen Ameo are three distinct takes on the diesel-automatic compact sedan. We tell you which one gets the formula right.
Kia Stinger GT
After a drive in the sleek and swift Stinger GT, we’re convinced that it would make for a great halo model for Kia in India.
Just when we got used to the idea of a Jaguar SUV, in comes an all-electric one in the form of the new I-Pace. We’ve sampled what is easily the most revolutionary Jaguar ever.
New Audi A6
The all-new Audi A6 looks like a scaled-down A8, and feels like one, too. And it’s not solely about comfort this time around - the new A6 is more dynamic and engaging to drive as well.
Porsche 911 GT2 RS
It’s only the most powerful 911 ever built and only the fastest road car ever, and we got a chance to drive it as part of Porsche’s 70th anniversary celebrations.
Mustang meets its forebears
The sixth-gen Mustang harks back to the golden era of the late ‘60s. We drive down to Indore to meet it and its ancestors.
Is this the breakthrough electric scooter we’ve all been waiting for? We investigate Ather Energy’s first product over a ride.
Hero Xtreme 200R
Has Hero nailed its sporting ambitions with the Xtreme 200R? We ride it at the Buddh International Circuit to find out.
Yezdi in Udvada
In this month’s edition of Classic Take, we help a charming, old Yezdi 250 CL II retrace its roots in Udvada, the holy land of Parsis, in India.