Autocar India Magazine

Issue: 229  |  Autocar India: September 2018

With the Marazzo, Mahindra is aiming for a big slice of the MPV pie. Will it succeed? We bring you the verdict in our 19th anniversary issue. There’s also an epic drag race involving the Lamborghini Huracan Performante and the Indian Navy’s MiG-29K fighter, the low-down from our annual track day, and exclusive drives of the Nissan Kicks SUV and the achingly beautiful McLaren 720S. Also part of this issue are reviews of the Honda CR-V, the Audi RS 6 Performance, 2018 Renault Kwid and more. Here are the highlights:

Mahindra Marazzo
It has a new chassis, a new engine, a new gearbox and is built to new quality standards. But just how much of a step forward is Mahindra’s all-new MPV? We find out.

Nissan Kicks

The funky new Kicks that’s headed to India in 2019 will be different from the version that’s on sale in markets abroad, but we flew to Dubai to get a taste of what Nissan has cooked up.

McLaren 720S
McLaren has its eyes set on the Indian market and is expected to arrive on our shores later this year, but we couldn’t wait, so we borrowed a 720S – right here in India – for a quick spin to see just how good it is.

Huracan Performante vs MiG-29k fighter
Indian Navy fighter pilots have the best job in the world. They fly the MiG-29K, a carrier-based fighter that’s nothing short of a demon in the air. But is it also as quick over the ground as say, a Lamborghini Huracan Performante? The two square off in a drag race for the ages.

Autocar’s annual track day
15 of the best driver’s cars in India on India’s best track with India’s best driver. This is one story you just can’t miss!

Mercedes-AMG S 63 Coupe facelift
The updated S 63 Coupe gets a downsized engine but retains its 'iron fist in velvet glove' character. We take it out for a spin.

BMW M5 vs Mercedes-AMG E 63 S
Now that they’re punching out over 600hp each, all-wheel-drive was the next logical step for these bitter German rivals. Who will come out on top? We bring you the answer.

Kawasaki Ninja 400
The Ninja 400 is lighter, faster and racier than the Ninja 300, but it is also a whole lot more expensive. Can it justify its high price? Find out in our India exclusive review.

Suzuki GSX-S750 vs Honda CBR 650F
Your first inline-four motorcycle could well be one of these two fast bikes. We do the math to help you pick the right one.

Autocar Track Day - Bikes
Accessibility was the theme of this year’s bike track day, but boy was there a lot of excitement too. We bring you the full story.


Articles in this issue

2018 BMW 630d GT review, test drive
2018 Honda Amaze review, road test
2018 Jazz vs i20 vs Baleno automatic comparison
2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift long term review, second report
2018 Nissan Kicks review, test drive
2018 Rainforest Challenge India report
2018 Tata Tigor AMT long term review, first report
Sponsored Feature: Helmet for Life
Sponsored Feature: Street-smart Nissan Micra with Nissan Connect
Sponsored Feature: The Best In Town
Sponsored Feature: The Japanese Powerhouse
Sponsored Feature: The Sound of Music
The Ford DNA and more

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