Autocar India Magazine

Issue: 218  |  Autocar India: October 2017

We have brought you an exclusive first drive of the new Land Rover Discovery, and more than a few reviews of the latest SUVs including the Skoda Kodiaq, Renault Captur and Audi Q7 40 TFSI. The issue also has us building Ford’s upcoming 1.5-litre Dragon petrol engine, a round-up of the 2017 Frankfurt motor show and a first ride of the Benelli 302R. Here are the highlights of the month:

Land Rover Discovery

We have exclusively driven the all-new Land Rover Discovery. Powered by a 3.0-litre supercharged V6 petrol engine, we discover whether the seven-seater SUV delivers on its promise of offering a perfect blend of luxury, practicality and genuine off-road ability.

Skoda Kodiaq

Will the Kodiaq, the Czech manufacturer’s first seven-seat SUV, offer the typical Skoda package of space, luxury, practicality and value-for-money? We find out.

Renault Captur

Slotting in above the Duster, Renault’s new Captur is the French manufacturer’s bid to move upmarket. We find out if the chic-looking SUV can successfully take on the Hyundai Creta and Jeep Compass.

Volvo XC40

Volvo’s new XC40 shares plenty with its larger SUV siblings, the XC60 and the XC90. We bring you an in-depth first look at the BMW X1, Audi Q3 and Mercedes GLA rival that is expected in India in the near future.

Skoda Octavia RS

We bring you a complete road test of the current-gen Skoda Octavia RS that has finally come to India. Does the 230hp, 2.0-litre, turbo-petrol engine complete the performance package?

Ford’s Dragon engine

Ford is currently working on rolling out its new 1.5-litre petrol engine under the Dragon series nameplate. We bring you a comprehensive look at what goes into making this modern, modular engine... by building one ourselves!

Women car buyers surveyed

What do Indian women look for when buying a car? We’ve compiled all the facts concerning their car buying preferences, ownership experience and driving habits.

Triumph Tiger Explorer XCx

Triumph has updated the Tiger Explorer XCx for 2017. We find out if the new off-road capable adventure bike has the chops to be the best against its Italian and German competitors.


Articles in this issue

2017 Hyundai Tucson long term review, second report
2017 Skoda Octavia RS review, road test
2017 Tata Tigor long term review, first report
Back to Basics: 2017 Gulf Monsoon Scooter Autocross
BMW X2, X4 India bound in 2018
Dragonheart: Building Ford EcoSport's new 1.5 Dragon petrol engine
Import paradise: Vintage cars in Goa
In conversation with Peter Schreyer, President and Design Head, Hyundai
In conversation with Steffen Knapp Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars
Indian women car buyers surveyed part 2
Kreiga R25 motorcycle backpack review
Next-gen Renault Duster likely to get delayed for India
On track with the Mini JCW Pro Edition
TVS Apache RTR 200 long term review, final report

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