Autocar India Magazine

Issue: 160  |  December 2012

We have a monster of an issue for you this month, packed to the very brim with exciting news, drives, tests, advice, features and motorsport. We start with one of the most exciting cars for 2013, the Honda Amaze – which promises to spice up the small saloon segment, and also introduces Honda’s first ever diesel engine for India. We’ve also got a massive 36 pages of SUV tests, as well as two of the hottest supercars of the moment – the Ferrari F12 and McLaren 12C Spider. All this and so much more in Autocar India’s December issue.

Honda Amaze

Honda’s vehement dedication to petrol engines has moved it lower down the sales charts in recent years, as diesel has taken over as the fuel of choice. But that’s about to change with the Amaze, which will come with a brand new 1.5-litre diesel engine to take on the likes of the Swift Dzire.

New Range Rover

It’s imperious, it’s classy and it can take you just about anywhere on earth in supreme comfort and luxury. That’s always been the Range Rover’s raison d'être, and it continues with the latest, tech-laden fourth-generation model.

Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

Seven hundred and thirty horsepower – that’s how much power the F12’s 6.3-litre direct-injection V12 engine produces. But it’s not just the most powerful Ferrari road car ever; it’s also one of the quickest and best handling supercars on the planet today.

Porsche Boxster S

The Boxster is no longer the ‘baby’ of the Porsche range. It’s all grown up and wants to be taken seriously – and it should. It’s a brilliant sportscar in its own right with a character all of its own, as we discovered after a long drive on our favourite road.

Tata Safari Storme vs Mahindra Scorpio

These two home-grown heroes have been locking horns for a decade, and now that the Safari has been given a thorough revision under the skin, we felt the need to revisit the battle. So, will it be the Safari’s newfound sophistication, or the Scorpio’s old-school charm?

Renault Duster vs Mahindra XUV500

Both are road-biased SUVs, both have butch styling and both can be yours for Rs 11-12 lakh. More significantly, though, both are currently selling like hotcakes at their respective showrooms. So which one should you pick?

SsangYong Rexton vs Toyota Fortuner

Big and tough these two ladder-frame SUVs may be, but let’s face it, they will rarely see much off-road action. This is why we’ve compared the automatic variants to see if Mahindra’s impressive new upstart can outdo Toyota’s popular behemoth.

Great Car, Great Road

The Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG is a muscle car – it takes one of the company’s biggest engines and crams it into one of its smallest cars, with mindblowing results. And what better road to put it through its paces than the recently-opened Yamuna Expressway.

Ducati Multistrada in Himachal

The Multistrada is meant to tackle a variety of different terrain, but we decided to push that brief to its limit with a two-week-long drive into the mountains. Some snow and many punctures later, we’ve had the adventure of a lifetime.


An in-depth 10-page report of this year’s Indian F1 GP, including a behind-the-scenes look at what went on at the BIC during and around the race. Plus our usual blend of motorsport news, race reports and features.

All this and much more in Autocar India’s December 2012 issue. Plus, one FREE booklet and a poster calendar with this issue! 



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