Autocar India Magazine

Issue: 162  |  February 2013


The February issue of your favourite car magazine is loaded with exciting reports, tests and features. We’ve outed a brand new seven-seat SUV from Isuzu that’s getting set to take on the Fortuner and Rexton. The saloon version of the Chevrolet Sail is finally here, and we find out if it’s ironed out the creases of its hatchback counterpart. The world’s fastest motorcycle is headed to India, and we can tell you what to expect. And alongside hosting our annual Bloomberg TV Autocar India Awards, we also journeyed across nine countries on the epic ASEAN India Car Rally.

Isuzu MU-7

You may not think you know Isuzu, but it’s been in India for some time now. Its engines power the Ambassador, and the Chevy Tavera is really an Isuzu Panther under the skin. But now Isuzu is bringing in a car of its own – a big, tough SUV called the MU-7. Read our First Look to know what it’s all about.

Chevrolet Sail

Chevrolet’s first launch for 2013 is the saloon version of the Sail U-VA hatchback. We liked the U-VA for its no-nonsense approach and robust engineering, but it did have a few shortcomings. Has General Motors managed to fix the niggles with the saloon?

Jaguar XF 2.2D

The capable XF saloon now gets a new base variant with a four-cylinder diesel engine, allowing it to tackle the hotly contested entry level luxury segment. What’s more, the car is now being assembled in India and comes with an attractive price tag. This could very well be the pick of the litter.

Audi Q5 facelift

Once the leader of its segment, the Q5 has since lost some ground to BMW’s exciting new X3. Although the visual updates in this facelift are not very apparent, the changes to the driving experience are. Read our first drive to see what’s changed.

Maruti Alto 800

The successor to the best-selling car in India is already rocking the sales charts, and while we sampled it briefly a few months ago, we’ve now given it our full road test treatment. How does the Alto 800 fare when put up against our testing equipment?

Bloomberg TV Autocar India Awards 2013

It’s time once again to separate the wheat from the chaff, and felicitate the best cars and bikes from 2012 at the Bloomberg TV Autocar India awards. See which ones our jurors picked as the best of the year.

ASEAN-India Car Rally

Celebrating two decades of India’s Look East policy, this mammoth journey was meant to be about strengthening social and economic ties. But after almost 8000km and nine countries and one of the most diverse cultural experiences, it became so much more. Read our 15-page account of this epic trip.

The world’s fastest motorcycle

It’s one thing to crack 400kph in a car. How about 440kph on a bike? Yes, that’s what the Y2K’s makers MTT claim this turbine-powered beast can do. And now it’s coming to India. What Bugatti Veyron?

Hyosung GV650

After its range of sportsbikes, DSK Hyosung has brought its big cruiser, the GV650 ‘Aquila Pro’ to India, and this could just be its best offering yet. The smart looking motorcycle delivers a proper cruiser experience to rival the best in the segment. Read the complete story in the issue.


We take an interesting look at last year’s F1 season with the very best press pictures from across 2012, as well as a detailed round-up of the year’s Indian motorsport events.

All this and much more in Autocar India’s February 2013 issue. Plus, a Tata Safari Storme booklet FREE with this issue! 


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