Our 200th issue brings you an exclusive preview of Tata’s radical new crossover, the Nexon. We’ve also got a review of Maruti’s spanking new Brezza, and a comparison with its chief rival, the Ford EcoSport. There’s an in-depth first-look of Audi’s upcoming baby SUV, the Q2 and an exclusive drive of the chest-thumping, V8-powered Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT. Our drives this month also include the rear-wheel-drive Lamborghini Huracán LP580-2, Skoda’s new Superb, the AMT-equipped Renault Duster facelift, and the new BMW 7-series, to name a few. We also rode The Royal Enfield Himalayan, the Triumph Bonneville T120 and its racier sibling, the Thruxton R. Here’s a glimpse of what’s in store.
Tata wants to take on the might of the Ford EcoSport and Maruti Brezza and it’s doing it in style. The Nexon is a welcome departure from the square-shaped boxy compact SUV design norm, and it looks truly special. And, as we found out in our exclusive preview, it doesn’t stint on comfort and practicality in the process.
Maruti Vitara Brezza
India’s largest carmaker just made its foray into the sub-four-metre SUV market with the safe and sensible Vitara Brezza. We have for you, not just a comprehensive drive of the car, but also a battle with its main rival, the Ford EcoSport.
Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT
After a seemingly endless wait, Jeep is going to finally open its showrooms in India, and while it’s known for its rugged off-roaders, it also has one very road-focussed SUV in its line-up. We’ve got an exclusive review of the 6.4-litre V8-powered Grand Cherokee SRT.
The German luxury brand is has created a new niche segment of sub-compact luxury SUVs with the Q2, and it’s likely headed our way. We bring you all the inside info on what could be the most affordable luxury car in the market.
Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2
The ‘base model’ Huracán has shed its front driveshafts, given up its fancy carbon brakes and lost about 30 horsepower. So does that make it a lesser Lamborghini? Quite the contrary, as we find out in our exclusive drive.
BMW 750Li M Sport
BMW is gunning for the Mercedes-Benz S-class with its brand new, tech-laden 7-series. We find out what the luxury limo, in 444bhp 750Li M Sport guise, is all about.
Renault Duster Facelift
The Duster just received a nip-and-tuck job, and is now available with the convenience of an AMT gearbox. Is it a big enough leap forward to properly compete with the mighty Hyundai Creta?
Royal Enfield Himalayan
The much awaited adventure tourer from Royal Enfield is finally here. We put the bike through its paces on its home-turf, the Himalayan ranges, to test its mettle.
To celebrate our double century issue, we also have many special features, loads of news and many more reviews, jam-packed into over 300 pages. Autocar India April 2016, on stands now!