Autocar India Magazine

Issue: 231  |  Autocar India: November 2018

India has been waiting for its return, and the time has come. The all-new Hyundai Santro has a lot to live up to, and our drive tells you if it has what it takes to become king once again. There’s also a mighty face-off between three compact sedans – the Ford Aspire facelift, the Honda Amaze, and the Maruti Suzuki Dzire. Also part of this issue are reviews of the Datsun Go and Go+ facelifts, the new Mercedes-AMG G 63, the Bajaj Qute quadricycle and an extensively detailed spare parts story. Here are the highlights:

New Hyundai Santro

The car that started Hyundai India’s innings is back completely revamped. Can it rekindle the magic of the beloved original?

New Mercedes-AMG G 63

The iconic SUV from Affalterbach in a whole new avatar. But does it still retain its phenomenal desirability quotient?

Bajaj Qute

It’s an auto-rickshaw… it’s a car… no, it’s India’s first quadricycle. We drive the controversial Bajaj Qute that is finally set to go on sale.

New BMW X5

The new X5 is bigger, bolder and far better equipped, too. We take it for a spin to see just how much of a step-up it is.

Lamborghini Urus in India

How does Lamborghini’s 650hp super-SUV handle Indian roads? We find out.

Aspire facelift vs Amaze vs Dzire

The refreshed Ford Aspire comes with a new petrol-manual combo and a killer price tag. But in the company of the Maruti Suzuki Dzire and the Honda Amaze, is it the best in the segment? We find out.


A drive in MG’s SUV for international markets gives us a good idea of what its first offering for India could be like.

New Porsche Cayenne Turbo

In its third generation, the Cayenne remains all too familiar. We tell you why for the most part, that’s a good thing.

Autocar spare parts survey

How much does your car really cost to fix? Every little detail you’d want about spare parts for different types of cars on sale in India is present in our exhaustive spare parts survey.

Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and Continental GT 650

Royal Enfield has a lot riding on its new 650cc twins. We ride them to bring you the first word on these potential game changers.

Suzuki V-Strom 650XT

The Indian adventure tourer season just got juicier thanks to Suzuki’s new 650cc ADV. But is it good enough to make you want to wait for nothing else?

Intermot 2018

We bring you the low-down on all the new bikes and juicy news from the 2018 International Motorcycle Fair.




Articles in this issue

2018 BMW X5 review, test drive
2018 Ford Aspire vs Honda Amaze vs Maruti Suzuki Dzire comparison
2018 Mahindra Adventure Summit Drive experience
2018 MG HS review, test drive
2018 Tata Nexon XT diesel long term review, final report
2018 Triumph Tiger 800 XCx long term review, third report
All-new BMW 3-series India launch in mid-2019
Buying used: (2014-2018) Maruti Suzuki Ciaz
Fiat Abarth Punto long term review, fourth report
Race-spec 210hp VW Vento TC4-A driven
Sponsored Feature: Single Origin
TVS Apache 3 million ride experience

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