Autocar India Magazine

Issue: 241  |  Autocar India: September 2019

For our 20th Anniversary issue, we’ve strung together a line-up of stories that’ll have you hooked. First up is an India exclusive drive of the MG ZS EV, and an exclusive spin in Citroen’s first model for India – the C5 Aircross. To go with those, we have two more exclusive India drives of the all-new Porsche 911 and Aston Martin Vantage. Plus, there is the massive comparison test of midsize SUVs, where the Kia Seltos takes on the MG Hector and other rivals. Also big in this issue are a world exclusive first look at the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso, which will soon rival the Renault Kwid, and the full report from the Autocar Track Day 2019. Then there are some specials, including a drive in two generations of Formula E race cars, a drive in the humongous Caterpillar 777E dump truck, and a feature where all seven generations of the BMW 3 Series come together for the very first time in India. There are even 60 whole pages of two-wheeler action, including some tasty comparison tests, juicy news from the industry, and features you’ll enjoy reading. Here are the highlights:

Porsche 911
Now in its eighth generation, the Porsche 911 sticks to the tried-and-tested formula – but is that a bad thing?

MG's second model for India will also be its first EV for our market, and we’ve taken it out for an exclusive India drive to see what this Hyundai Kona Electric rival has to offer.

Maruti Suzuki S-Presso
We bring you the first picture and all the details of Maruti Suzuki's S-Presso, which arrives in September to take on the Renault Kwid.

Aston Martin Vantage
As we found out in an exclusive India drive this month, the new Aston Martin Vantage is a car best enjoyed in the quiet of the afterhours.

Volkswagen Polo RX
With 240hp and a mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout, the Volkswagen Polo RX is a thrill-a-minute monster.

Citroen C5 Aircross
The C5 Aircross will open Citroen's innings in India – but will Indian buyers take to its funky design? Read the exclusive review.

Jeep Wrangler
The all-new Jeep Wrangler is both – more comfortable and more capable off-road.

Porsche Cayenne Coupe Turbo S e-Hybrid
In Turbo S e-Hybrid form, the Porsche Cayenne Coupe packs a mighty 680hp! Catch the first drive review in our 20th Anniversary issue.

Driving a Formula E race car
This month, we get behind the wheel of Mahindra Racing's Gen 1 and Gen 2 Formula E race cars!

Kia Seltos vs MG Hector vs Tata Harrier vs Hyundai Creta vs Mahindra XUV500 vs Renault Duster vs Nissan Kicks vs Renault Captur
Eight midsize SUVs, one pressing question – which one is best? We pit the Kia Seltos against the MG Hector and other rivals to pick a winner.

Seven generations of BMW 3 Series
For the first time in India, we brought together all seven generations of the BMW 3 Series to understand what makes it a cult icon.

Caterpillar 777E dump truck
It doesn't get bigger than this – we get behind the wheel of the humongous Caterpillar 777E dump truck.

Autocar Track Day 2019It’s that time of the year when we head to the Madras Motor Race Track with a selection of the most fun cars and bikes launched in recent months.

Benelli Leoncino 500
It looks handsome, but what is the Leoncino 500 like to ride?

Yamaha R15 V3.0 vs KTM RC 125
Which of these should be your first full-faired motorcycle? We find out.


Articles in this issue

2018 TVS Radeon long term review, final report
2019 Suzuki Gixxer 150 vs Yamaha FZ-S V3.0 comparison
2019 Yamaha MT-15 review, road test
Benelli Leoncino 500 review, test ride
CFMoto 650GT, 650MT review, test ride
KTM RC 125 vs Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 comparison
Paradise unexplored - Honda Drive to Discover 9

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