The May 2021 issue of Autocar India is headlined by our exclusive story about Mahindra’s SUV strategy and its focus on EVs for the future. There are reviews of the Hyundai Alcazar prototype, the Mercedes-Benz GLA 200 petrol, and the BS6 Bajaj Avenger Cruise 220, along with a comparison between the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, the Bajaj Pulsar NS160 and the Hero Xtreme 160R in this issue. To go with these, there’s a comprehensive road test of the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine, and our drive experience in Arunachal Pradesh in a Mahindra Thar. We also took a crack at breaking lap records at three different racetracks in India at the wheel of an Audi RS Q8. Along with this, we have plenty of other reviews, features and news stories you’ll enjoy reading. Here are the highlights:
Our exclusive story about the homegrown carmaker covers its upcoming SUVs, like the all-new XUV700, the XUV900 SUV-coupe, the four-door Thar and the Creta-rivalling, next-gen XUV500, along with its focus on electric vehicles for the future.
Lap records in an Audi RS Q8
We attempt to break three lap records at three different racetracks across the country in an Audi RS Q8.
Tata Nexon EV in Satpura
A jungle safari in the Satpura Tiger Reserve with the silent and eco-friendly Nexon EV.
Hyundai Alcazar Prototype
We drive Hyundai’s MG Hector Plus and Tata Safari rival in prototype guise.
BMW 6 Series GT
The Gran Turismo returns in a facelifted avatar to take on the updated Mercedes E-Class.
New Porsche 911 GT3
New 992-generation of the 500hp track-biased sportscar driven.
Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine
Our in-depth road test review of Mercedes’ CLA replacement in India.
FY2021 Sales analysis
A comprehensive analysis of the Indian automotive industry’s FY2021 performance.
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R
We put the updated litre-class superbike through its paces.
TVS Apache RTR 160 4V vs Bajaj Pulsar NS160 vs Hero Xtreme 160R
A comparison to find out which one offers the best balance between performance and efficiency.