Autocar India Magazine

Issue: 217  |  Autocar India: September 2017

We’ve just turned 18, and our 470-plus page anniversary issue is loaded with fun stories, breaking news and detailed tests. An exclusive drive of the all-new, seven-seat, diesel-powered Honda CR-V, 24 pages full of Ferraris, a Navy stealth destroyer, and loads of reviews, including the new Hyundai Verna, the Mercedes-AMG GT R and the Range Rover Velar to name a few.

New Honda CR-V
Come mid-2018, Honda will launch its all-new CR-V in India. In its latest iteration, this premium SUV comes with seven seats, and for the first time in India, it will get a diesel engine. But, at about Rs 23-28 lakh, it will be pricey.

New Hyundai Verna
With the new Verna, Hyundai is gunning for lost ground in the mid-size sedan segment. But is its latest impressive enough to veer you away from popular picks like the Honda City and the Maruti Ciaz?

Tata Nexon vs Maruti Brezza
The stylish Nexon has managed to create quite a buzz even before its launch. We put this compact SUV head to head with the popular choice in the segment – the Maruti Brezza ­– to find out if it’s really impressive.

Ferrari special
The Prancing Horse celebrates its 70th birthday this year, and to celebrate, we’ve put together a collection of stories about Ferrari. The nuances of Ferrari design, three legendary flat-12 Ferraris, how to buy a used Ferrari in India and a thorough, detailed India road test of the 488 GTB.

UBR8
Tired of the WagonRs and Dzires that pick you up every time you call for an Uber? We thought we’d give a few riders a treat by signing up to be a driver and ferrying them off to their destination in none other than an Audi R8.

Autocar Track Day
As per tradition at Autocar India, every anniversary, we take India’s best enthusiasts’ cars and bikes to the Madras Motor Race Track and hand them over to Narain Karthikeyan who puts them against the clock. The 10th edition of the Track Day also sees the 100th lap time set, and a new lap record for production cars. Which car do you think beat them all?

Ashok Leyland FAT 6x6 vs Polaris Big Boss 6x6
Sometimes, four-wheel drive is just not enough, and hence the Ashok Leyland FAT 6x6 and Polaris Big Boss 6x6 are in existence. But if you’re stuck in the middle of a desert, which one would you be better off with? And which one would be more fun? 

Autocar Monsoon Off-road Day
SUVs are all the rage, and people will even pay extra to have four-wheel drive. But do these cars really work off road, or is it all just for show? That’s what set out to determine with a bunch of 4WD SUVs on a mucky trail.  

Big bikes under Rs 7 lakh
For those of you who are itching for your first big bike, this month, we being you a our pick of the three best high-performance, large-capacity motorcycles that you could buy for a rather modest Rs 7 lakh or less.

Apache RTR200 vs FZ25 vs Pulsar NS200
Finding it hard to pick a premium commuter? We put three of the latest ones, the TVS Apache RTR200, the Pulsar NS200 and Yamaha’s new FZ25, head to head to find out which one is your best bet. 

 

Articles in this issue

Feature
1975 BMW R75/6 ride experience
Review
2017 Ferrari 488 GTB review, road test
Review
2017 Harley-Davidson Street Rod review, track ride
Review
2017 Maruti Dzire long term review, first report
Review
2017 Mercedes E 350d long term review, first report
Review
2017 Tata Nexon review, road test
Review
2017 Tata Nexon vs Maruti Vitara Brezza comparison
Review
2017 Tata Tiago long term review, final report
Review
2017 Volvo S60 Polestar vs Mercedes-AMG C 43 comparison
Review
2018 Honda CR-V review, test drive
Feature
Approachable big bikes: all you need to know
Feature
Buying a petrol car with a Rs 10-13 lakh budget
Feature
Buying used: (2013-present) Volkswagen Polo GT TSI
Feature
Choosing between a BMW X1 and Audi Q3
Feature
Choosing between an Audi A4, BMW 320d and Skoda Superb
Feature
Dune-bashing in Jaisalmer with two 6x6s
News
Fiat’s 1.3 Multijet diesel to bow out by end of decade
Feature
For muck's sake: Autocar Off-road Day 2017
News
Honda comes out on top in first-ever women’s car-buyer survey
News
In conversation with Flavio Manzoni, Design Chief, Ferrari
News
In conversation with Guenter Butschek, CEO and MD, Tata Motors
News
In conversation with Rajeev Chaba, President and MD, MG Motor India
Feature
India's best driver's cars 2017
Feature
India's best track bikes 2017
Feature
Larger wheels for the Jeep Compass
Feature
On board the INS Chennai stealth destroyer
Feature
Sponsored feature: 2017 Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare
Feature
Sponsored feature: Back to the Beginning
Feature
Sponsored feature: Destination anywhere
Feature
Sponsored feature: Fun with Fords
Feature
Sponsored feature: Kwid-essential India
Feature
Sponsored feature: Your SUVs best friend
News
Suzuki e-Survivor concept headed to Tokyo
Feature
Upgrading from the Maruti WagonR
Feature
Waiting for the Tata Tigor AMT

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