Autocar India Magazine

Issue: 174  |  February 2014

The 2014 Auto Expo is just around the corner, and we've brought you an exhaustive preview of what you can expect to see at India's biggest motor show. Plus, a full road test of Honda's latest City, plus a comparison test of the new diesel version and its key rivals. Also, we drive the new Hyundai Santa Fe on one of the best driving roads in the world.

Auto Expo 2014 preview:

This year's Expo shifts to a new venue and promises to be bigger than ever before. There are a whole host of global reveals, plus, loads of radical concept cars. We've got a comprehensive preview of what you can expect to see at the India Expo Mart this February.

New Honda City tested

We've strapped our VBox onto the petrol and diesel versions of the brand new Honda City and given it the full Autocar road test treatment. Plus, just to keep it honest, we've put the new i-DTEC diesel version up against its main rivals - the Hyundai Verna, the Skoda Rapid and the Volkswagen Vento.

Tata Nano Twist

Tata Motors has finally bitten the bullet and given its zippy little city car electric power steering. After driving it extensively at Tata's test facility, we reckon it could finally be the fun city runabout it was always meant to be.

Skoda Superb facelift

The Superb receives its first major update since it was launched here in India. Skoda's flagship now wears the company's new design language, which we've seen on the recently launched Octavia and the Euro-spec Rapid. Under the external changes though, not much has altered- the facelifted Superb retains all the outgoing car's traits.

Hyundai Santa Fe

Australia, a country that will have you hooked, especially if you love driving. So, what better place to test Hyundai's Santa Fe before it makes its debut in India? We take the new Hyundai on an unforgettable drive on the Great Ocean Road.

Jaguar F-type R coupé

Jaguar's 542bhp Jaguar F-type coupé feels like a proper sports car. In fact, it's more dynamically gifted than its roadster sibling. We drove an almost production-ready prototype of the new F-type R coupé on a test track and it blew our minds. We can't wait for the production version if the sneak peak is this good. 

Triumph Bonneville

The iconic British Triumph brand is finally here in India. And, the first bike from its stable is the legendary Bonneville. It's arguably one of the best turned out retro street bikes on sale today. So, is there substance behind its retro-chic styling? We spent some time on the Bonnie to find out.

Kawasaki Z1000

It looks capable of eating other sports bikes for breakfast, the menacing looking Z1000 isn't just threatening to look at, its properly fast too. It's possibly one of the best styled naked sports bikes on the planet right now, and we couldn't wait to whack open its throttle.

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Having pioneered road testing in India, its road test verdicts are the last word on new cars and bikes. Its monthly content of exclusive news, features and riveting stories continues to be unrivalled.

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