Autocar India Magazine

Issue: 215  |  Autocar India: July 2017

Excited about the upcoming, all-new Maruti Swift? We’ve driven the hatch exclusively to tell you all about it this month. We also have a six-car mega shootout between the new Dzire and all its rivals, plenty of test drives, rides and features inside.

New Maruti Swift
It’s fun to drive and has a ton of attitude, but space isn’t the Swift’s forte. And that’s the weakness the bigger, bolder and brand new model addresses. We got a chance to slip into the driver’s seat to tell you all about it.

Compact sedan mega shootout
There’s been a barrage of new compact sedans in the form of the VW Ameo, the updated Xcent, the Tata Tigor and most recently, the Maruti Dzire. We put them and our segment favourites, the Honda Amaze and the Ford Aspire, head to head to find out which one’s best.   

New Volvo XC60
Swedish carmaker Volvo will take on the Mercedes GLC, Audi Q5 and the BMW X3 with the all-new XC60. It’s made with the same building blocks as the impressive XC90 SUV, and is loaded with tech. Read our first impressions of it this month.

BMW 6-series GT
The new 5-series will take on the likes of the Volvo S90, but BMW is gunning for Merc’s stretched-out E-class LWB, with the 6-series GT. It’s based on the brilliant new 5, but packs in more legroom and an extra dose of practicality. We bring you all the details.

Discovery Sport Ingenium vs GLC
Land Rover recently plonked a new 2.0-litre diesel engine from its Ingenium range into the Discovery Sport. But, how does this diesel SUV fare against the lavish Mercedes-Benz GLC 220d?

Volkswagen Tiguan
If a plush, solidly built and capable SUV is what you’re looking to buy, Volkswagen’s Tiguan ticks a lot of boxes. Its lofty price-tag, however, puts it against bigger, rugged, seven-seat SUVs like the Toyota Fortuner. We tell you if it’s worth the extra bucks.

VW Ameo Cup car
The Ameo has become the latest face of Volkswagen Motorsport India. We got to thrash this 200hp-plus compact sedan along with all of VW’s previous one-make series cars around the Kari Speedway.

Ducati Panigale 959
The Italian bikemaker’s middle-weight sportsbike is quite a potent tool on the racetrack. To find out how this red-hot machine handles the everyday grind, we put it through our gruelling road test.


Articles in this issue

2017 Jeep Compass India off-road experience
2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport vs Mercedes GLC 220d comparison
2017 SWM Superdual T review, test ride
Buying used: (2013-2016) Hyundai Grand i10
Driving through South Africa experience feature
Dzire vs Tigor vs Xcent vs Ameo vs Amaze vs Aspire comparison

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