In our November 2015 issue, we bring to you a list of over 65 cars that will be hitting our roads in 2016, so make sure you check it out before buying your next car. We also have comparison tests aplenty – Maruti’s new Baleno premium hatchback takes on the Hyundai i20, the Renault Kwid faces off against the Alto 800 and Eon, and the new Figo hatchback dukes it out with the Grand i10 and Bolt. Plus, in a really special exclusive drive, we take one of the world’s wildest supercars, the Lamborghini Huracán to the world’s highest motorable road. Our epic drive in a brand new Audi Q7 from Germany to India continues, as we course through Russia and Mongolia and into China. At long last, we get astride Mahindra’s 300cc Mojo motorcycle, and we also bring you a comprehensive report of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix. Want more? Grab your copy now!
65 New Cars for 2016
If you thought 2015 was a big year for new car launches, wait until you see what 2016 has in store. Our exhaustive list of new cars for the coming year usually tops out at around 50, but this time, we have over 65! If you’re in the market for a new car of any possible sort – small, big, sporty or luxurious – don’t put in your down payment until you’ve read our list.
New Maruti Baleno
India’s biggest car maker continues its cautious tread into premium territory with its latest offering, the rather impressive Baleno. Not only do we have a first drive review of the car, we’ve also brought along the best in the class, the Hyundai i20, and put the two head to head.
Impressed as we were with the Renault Kwid last month, we knew that evaluating it in isolation would not be enough. Especially since its competition is the ever popular Maruti Alto 800 and the stylish Hyundai Eon. So this month, we brought the three together.
New Ford Figo
The Ford Figo is back and it’s better in every sense of the word. Handsome looks, loads of equipment and even a high-tech petrol automatic. We’ve got a full road test of the car, as well as a comparison test of the mighty 100bhp diesel variant, against the Grand i10 and the Bolt.
The M-class SUV was one of Mercedes’ most popular models, and now it is no more. Fret not though, because it has only taken on a new name – GLE – and with that has come a raft of updates, a facelift, and an all-new nine-speed automatic gearbox. We’ve driven it this month.
Lamborghini to Khardung La
Supercars and Himalayas – not usually two words you’d say in the same sentence. But with exotics getting friendlier and more durable these days, we wondered if we could push one to its limit. An exclusive drive in a Lamborghini Huracán from Leh to Khardung La – what an incredible journey!
Sachin’s new i8
Master Blaster and all-round petrolhead Sachin Tendulkar has just added a new car to his already expansive fleet – BMW’s clever and cool hybrid sportscar, the i8. After a drive in the shotgun seat in the wee hours of the morning, it’s clear he is very, very smitten by it.
Our mammoth 17,000km journey from Ingolstadt to India in a pair of new Audi Q7s continues, and in this issue, we brave the cold of Russia and the vast barrenness of Mongolia as we make our way closer to China and the home stretch.
Mahindra finally launched its much awaited premium 300cc motorcycle, the Mojo. Positioned right up against the very popular KTMs, was the Mojo worth the wait? Take a look for yourself.