Autocar India Magazine

Issue: 213  |  Autocar India: May 2017

This May, we bring you a lowdown on the latest avatars of India’s hottest selling compact sedans, reviews of some seriously fast cars and a dose of shootouts that should easily give you a month’s good reading. Here are some of the highlights.

Hyundai Xcent facelift
The hot-selling Xcent has gone under the knife and emerged with a stylish new face, more equipment, and a new and more powerful 1.2-litre diesel engine. How much better is it than before?

New Maruti Swift Dzire
Maruti is all set to bring the third-generation Dzire to the showrooms, and this time, the popular compact sedan claims to be more spacious, packed with features, and properly targeted at self-driving buyers. Read all about it in our exclusive first look.

Bugatti Chiron
After breaking and setting a ton of speed records with the Veyron, Bugatti plans on repeating the process over with its latest – the Chiron. Think that’s too hard for something with 1,500hp and 1,600Nm?

Mini Clubman
It’s the Mini for the grown-ups, if you may – the one in which you can fit in five people and a decent amount of luggage too. Now that’s hardly something you could say about a car from the iconic brand. And it’s still fun, just like a Mini should be.

Honda WR-V vs Maruti Vitara Brezza vs Hyundai i20 Active
Honda has an impressive package in its latest small crossover, the WR-V. Its Jazz-based underpinnings make it a cross-hatch like the Hyundai i20 active, but does this Honda make the cut for a compact SUV like the Vitara Brezza? Our shootout tells you just that.

Maruti Baleno RS vs VW Polo GT vs Abarth Punto
Compact size? Check. Punchy turbo-petrol motors? Check. Near-Rs 10 lakh price tags? Check. These three cars have it right when it comes to a fun hatchback, but which one to pick?  

KTM 250 Duke
The Austrian bike maker threw in a cracker of a surprise for India in the form of its third naked, the 250 Duke. We’ve put it through our rigorous road test to tell you whether it’s the ideal balance between the 200 Duke and the manic 390. 


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