Chevrolet is tackling the passenger MPV segment with its SAIC-sourced Enjoy, while Honda is taking on Maruti with its first diesel car, the sub-four-metre Amaze saloon. Audi’s R8 is better than ever for 2013, Kawasaki has brought in its brand new Ninja 300, and there’s a promising future in store for Indian motorsport. Read all about it in the action-packed May 2013 issue of Autocar India.
We’ve been looking forward to General Motors’ new MPV ever since we laid eyes on it at the Auto Expo in January 2012, and this month we’ve finally got behind the wheel. It’s got a sizeable fight on its hands, but it also has a lot to offer, especially value.
The Amaze is a very important car for Honda, being the bearer of the company’s first diesel engine in India. But it’s also up against one of the country’s hottest selling cars – the Swift Dzire. We’ve got a full road test of the new Amaze, plus a head-to-head with Maruti’s compact saloon to bring you the definitive verdict.
Audi R8 V10 coupé
The four-ringed flagship supercar has always been held in high regard for its everyday usability and practicality. For 2013, Audi has given it a facelift and one very significant upgrade – a seven-speed double-clutch gearbox. We drive it in and around Mumbai to see if it’s still a walk in the park.
Last month we drove Jeep’s luxurious flagship SUV, the cosseting Grand Cherokee, but this month, we take on a challenging off-road trail in the one that made the brand famous – the iconic Wrangler. But should you pay big money for a rough and tumble off-roader?
Porsche Cayman S
After driving the sublime Boxster S a few months ago, the only thought in the back of our minds was of driving its hard-topped sibling, the Cayman S. We spent some quality time with it on the pristine streets of Dubai.
Crossing borders and erasing them in the process, this month Autocar India joined the BCIM rally, aimed at strengthening ties among four nations – Bangladesh, China, India and Myanmar. A full recount and lots of breathtaking images from the 3,000km drive.
Kawasaki Ninja 300
The king is dead, long live the king – Kawasaki’s Ninja 250R was the darling of the quarter-litre class here in India, but it is no more. Its replacement, the Ninja 300, has a lot to live up to, and we get astride it to see if it can retain its predecessor’s Number One spot.
A very special month, as we take a look at the future of Indian motorsport and where each of our country’s top racers is headed. Plus, a detailed insider’s report on the opening round of the 2013 INRC, and a very exciting exclusive drive in Gaurav Gill’s rally-prepped XUV500.
You’ll find all this and a whole lot more in Autocar India’s May 2013 issue.