Autocar India Magazine

Issue: 219  |  Autocar India: November 2017

We bring you exclusive first drives of the Ford EcoSport facelift and the new VW Passat, and reviews of a bevy of BMWs, an array of Audis and the greatest luxury car in the world, the Rolls-Royce Phantom. We have also compared the Discovery and Q7 seven-seater premium luxury SUVs, Hyundai and Honda’s mid-size sedans and tested two new sports bikes. Here are the highlights:

Ford EcoSport

Our drive of the Ford EcoSport facelift tells us whether the new face, new interiors and the new 1.5-litre petrol engine are good enough for the compact SUV to make a comeback as the segment leader.

Audi A5 and S5 Sportback

The recently launched Audi A5 Sportback is a stylish take on the A4 sedan. We find out just how much the Sportback offers over the A4, and also put the sporty S5 Sportback through its paces.

Volkswagen Passat

The new eighth-gen Passat has finally come to India to rival the likes of the Skoda Superb and Toyota Camry. In an exclusive first drive, we discover if the wait for VW’s new flagship sedan in India was worth it.

BMW X7

The German brand’s new flagship SUV, which has yet to be seen in production form, is headed to India in 2019. We bring you the low-down on the upcoming launch of the BMW X7.

Hyundai Verna

We put every version of the new Hyundai Verna through our rigorous road test to find out just how much of an improvement it is over the previous-gen car. We also pit the petrol automatic variant against the Honda City.

Classic Porsche drive

Indulging in a bit of nostalgia, we bring you a rare drive of two classic Porsche 911s and tell you what goes into preserving these masterpieces of engineering.

Suzuki Gixxer SF ABS

Suzuki’s faired Gixxer has been introduced with ABS. Does this addition make the Gixxer SF a more tempting package? We find out.

Ducati SuperSport S

We check out if Ducati’s sports bike for the road, the SuperSport S, can manage India’s broken ones and hit the right balance between sporty and everyday usability.

 

Articles in this issue

Review
2016 Vespa SXL 150 long term review, final report
Review
2017 BMW 330i vs Jaguar XE 25t comparison
Review
2017 Ford EcoSport facelift review, test drive
Review
2017 Hyundai Verna vs Honda City automatic comparison
Review
2017 Land Rover Discovery vs Audi Q7 comparison
Review
2017 Mercedes E 350d long term review, second report
Review
2017 Tata Hexa long term review, second report
Review
2017 Volkswagen Passat review, test drive
Feature
Advice on Honda's Activa 4G
News
BMW X7 headed to India
Feature
Buying a comfortable 300cc bike
Feature
Buying a used Chevrolet Cruze
Feature
Buying used: (2011-2015) Toyota Etios sedan
Feature
Choosing a 150cc scooter
Feature
Choosing between a Royal Enfield Thunderbird and UM Renegade Commando
Feature
Choosing between the Pulsar 200NS, Apache RTR 200 4V and FZ25
Feature
Dune bashing in Dubai in the Jeep Wrangler
Feature
Experiencing issues at idle in the Maruti WagonR
News
In conversation with Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO, Rolls-Royce
Feature
Lessons from bike racing: What they never tell you
Feature
Looking for a liquid-cooled, fuel-injected Rs 3 lakh bike
Feature
Looking to replace the 2004 Maurti Baleno sedan
Feature
Luxury: By land or by sea
Feature
Safety and braking on bikes
Feature
Sponsored feature: Castaway Island
Feature
Tuning a 2010 Tata Vista Quadrajet

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