Autocar India Magazine

Issue: 206  |   Autocar India: October 2016

Our 206th issue brings you a comprehensive first look at the India-bound Skoda Kodiaq, where we tell you what this big, seven-seat luxury SUV is all about. In addition to our exclusive drive of the Bajaj Qute, we also have reviews of the Audi TT RS and the new Toyota Prius, to name a few. Here’s a peek into what's in store this month.

Skoda Kodiaq
The Czech carmaker recently unveiled its first-ever seven-seat luxury SUV, which is the brand’s new flagship. It’s expected to arrive in India by around mid-2017 at an estimated Rs 27 lakh, and we bring you a first look of this big, spacious and tech-packed rival to the Hyundai Santa Fe.

New Hyundai Elantra
Hyundai has just launched the Elantra in its latest avatar. This month, we’ve brought you not just the reviews of the petrol auto and diesel manual versions, we have also compared the petrol auto with its chief rivals, the Toyota Corolla Altis and the Skoda Octavia.

Bajaj Qute
The Qute, Bajaj's  first go at the four-wheeler space has been controversial even before it has been launched in India. It’s finally about to see the light of day, but can it genuinely replace our smoke-spewing auto rickshaws? Find out in our exclusive review.

Mercedes GLC 300 Vs Land Rover Discovery Sport petrol
With big diesel engines getting blacklisted, carmakers are offering even their SUVs with petrol motors. So far, the Merc GLC was the only SUV in its class to offer one, but now, the Land Rover Discovery Sport gets a petrol motor too. We pit the two against each other to find out which one’s the better pick.

Triumph Bonneville T120 Road Test
The Bonnie T120 is a modern take on the retro classic. It’s got all the right flavours, but also comes with a hefty price tag. The question is, is it worth the premium over its rivals?

Audi TT RS
In its latest avatar, the Audi TT is an impressive little sportscar. But more horsepower has never hurt anyone, has it? So here's presenting the TT RS. It’s a 400hp stunner that will cost you about Rs 80-90 lakh, but will give you supercar bang for the buck. And we’ve driven it for you this issue.

New Toyota Prius
The Prius has garnered a lot of praise and respect for being an eco-friendly, fuel-efficient runabout. But not for being stylish and fun to drive though. That’s exactly what Toyota wants to change with the car’s latest iteration. How far has it succeeded?

There’s also a drive of the 600hp Audi RS7 Performance, a first ride of the ABS-equipped Benelli TNT 600i, the story of Mahindra Racing’s 100th MotoGP and all the latest news from the world of cars and bikes. For all that and lots more, get your October issue today!


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