Autocar India Magazine

Issue: 237  |  Autocar India: May 2019

Our May 2019 issue is an EV special. To go with the theme, we bring you exclusive first drives of the Tata Tigor EV, Mahindra eKUV100, Hyundai Kona EV, Nissan Leaf, Ford Aspire EV, a prototype of the MG eZS electric SUV and the Nissan Note e-Power. We’ve also tried living with a Jaguar I-Pace and Volvo XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid to see if they can cut it in the real world. Plus, we have drives of the Maruti Ciaz with the new 1.5 diesel, the BMW 8 Series convertible and 7 Series facelift, new-gen Porsche 911, road tests of the Tata Harrier and updated Bajaj Dominar 400 and a face-off between the new Honda Civic and Skoda Octavia, to go with our review of the Royal Enfield Bullet Trials 500 and plenty of juicy industry news and features. Here are the highlights:

Tata Tigor EV
It has been in the news, and now, we’ve finally driven the all-electric version of the Tata Tigor compact sedan.

Hyundai Kona EV
The Kona EV will soon become Hyundai’s first all-electric model for India. We drive it out to find out just how good it is.

Ford Aspire EV
Mahindra and Ford are co-developing a new, all-electric sedan. We have a go in the prototype to see what it’s like.

Mahindra eKUV100
The smallest crossover from the Mahindra portfolio has gone down the electric path. We bring you an exclusive first drive.

Nissan Leaf
An EV that drives like a conventional car? The Nissan Leaf delivers on its promise.

MG eZS prototype
We get a taste of what is to come with MG’s first all-electric SUV for India, the eZS, thanks to a drive in a prototype.

Tesla Model 3
Getting behind the wheel of the fastest, most powerful version of Tesla’s most affordable model yet.

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz 1.5 diesel
Just how good is Maruti Suzuki’s developed-in-house 1.5-litre diesel engine in the Ciaz?

Honda Civic vs Skoda Octavia
The Honda Civic is back. Can it dethrone the Octavia?

BMW 7 Series facelift
There’s more to the updated flagship BMW sedan than its ostentatious kidney grille.

Royal Enfield Trials 500
The Royal Enfield Bullet has had a cool makeover – is it worth the price, though?

Hyundai Venue first look
Compact SUVs will soon have competition from the Hyundai Venue. We get up close for a detailed first look.

Breaking the BIC lap record… again!
We head back to the Buddh in a Porsche 911 GT2 RS to vapourise our own production car lap record.


Articles in this issue

2019 Hyundai Kona Electric review, test drive
2019 Nissan Leaf review, test drive
BluSnap 2 helmet cooler review
Buying used: (2014-2019) Mini Cooper S
Everything you need to know about tyres
Ford Aspire EV: A close look
Living with a Volvo XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid
Made-for-India Citroen compact SUV coming in 2021
Mahindra eKUV100 prototype review, test drive

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