Autocar India Magazine

Issue: 201  |   Autocar India: May 2016

Toyota’s big and popular SUV, the Fortuner, will soon be back in an all new avatar, and we’ve reviewed it exclusively this month. We’ve also driven the new Innova, which will be launching soon, and got a first look at Datsun’s upcoming Alto rival, the Redi-Go. We’ve also tried Audi’s brand new A4 sedan, the new turbocharged Porsche 911 Carrera and 718 Boxster and the Jaguar F-Pace SUV. There’s a whole lot more crammed in too, so read on to find out what we have in store this month.

New Toyota Fortuner

Even at the end of its life, the Fortuner is a huge success, and newcomers like the Chevy Trailblazer and Ford Endeavour haven’t made a huge dent in its market share. Still, just to cement its top-dog position, Toyota will launch an all-new, far more luxurious Fortuner later this year. We’ve managed to get behind the wheel for one thismonth to bring you our first impressions.

Toyota Innova Crysta

The Innova has gone upmarket, and up the price charts too, and this month we drive the India-spec version of this new MPV to see if it’s really worth all the fuss.

New Audi A4

Audi’s new A4 may look like a familiar car but under the skin, it’s a whole new story. Most importantly, it’s bound for Indian roads later this year, and we’ve spent some quality time behind the wheel.

Datsun Redi-Go

The Redi-Go is Datsun’s attempt at seriously taking on the Maruti Alto 800 and gaining a proper foothold in India. After the dismal performance of its Go and Go+, this is a car that really needs to make an impact; find out all you need to know about it in our first look.

Porsche 718 Boxster and 911 Carrera

Porsche’s 911 Carrera and Boxster rangeshave a new set of downsized and turbocharged engines under their hoods. Of all the changes to the formula over the years, will be the one that ruins that perfect Porsche magic? Read our review to find out.

Jeep Renegade

Jeep’s on its way to India, and might bring along its smallest offering, the Renegade, which is about the size of a Renault Duster. And so, we put it through tracks and trails to understand what the quirky-looking compact SUV is all about.

Jaguar F-Pace

The F-Pace, Jaguar’s first ever crossover, is targeted squarely at the corner-carving Porsche Macan. And that’s a car we called ‘the best driving SUV in the world’ – a lot of pressure then. We put the new SUV through its paces in Montenegro.

Mercedes-Benz C 250d vs BMW 320d M Sport

Mercedes’ C-class finally gets the diesel motor we were hoping it would – the 204hp, twin-turbo 250d, and with it, some extra goodies and a higher price. That puts it squarely against the BMW 320d M-Sport, which doesn’t get more power, but is inherently the sportier of the two. Which should you pick?

Honda Navi Review

It’s pronounced ‘Nuh-Vee’, just as in Navi Mumbai, which means ‘new’. Because that’s what the attention-grabbing two-wheeler is, Honda’s refreshingly new take on what an affordable, fun motorcycle can be.

TVS Apache RTR 200 vs Bajaj RS200

With the launch of TVS’s new flagship, the RTR 200, Bajaj’s current top dog finally has some serious competition. In our quest to find the better of the two incredibly capable machines, we put them mano-a-mano in our gruelling test.

And that’s just for starters.There’smore reviews, comparisons, road tests, features and another month’s worth of everything automotive in the May 2016 issue of Autocar India. And it’s out on stands now!


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