Autocar India Magazine

Issue: 244  |  Autocar India: December 2019

In our December 2019 issue, we bring you exclusive stories you just can’t miss! This month’s issue packs in India exclusive drives of the all-new Mercedes-Benz GLE and the Toyota Vellfire luxury MPV to go with Karun Chandhok’s account of driving Lewis Hamilton’s championship-winning Formula 1 race car. We’ve also driven the Mercedes-Benz G 350d, and put together two mega comparison tests – the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso takes on the Renault Kwid facelift, and the Hyundai Elantra facelift goes up against the Honda Civic and the Skoda Octavia. Also in this issue is a recap of our epic drive from California to Oregon in an Audi Q7, a quick first look at the 620hp Ferrari Roma and a full report of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz Classic Car Rally, to go with our reviews of the Ultraviolette F77 and Ducati Panigale V2 and a battle involving the Benelli Imperiale 400, Jawa Forty-Two and Royal Enfield Classic 350 + more juicy news from the industry and features you’ll enjoy reading. Here are the highlights:

Mercedes-Benz GLE
Built on a longer wheelbase and loaded with tech, the new Mercedes-Benz GLE promises to elevate the luxury SUV game.

Toyota Vellfire
You are familiar with the Innova Crysta. Now meet the Toyota Vellfire, an MPV that thinks it’s a luxury car.

Karun Chandhok drives championship-winning Mercedes W10
What’s it like to drive a current championship-winning Formula 1 race car? Karun Chandhok recalls his experience driving the Mercedes W10 at Silverstone.

Ferrari Roma
We head to Italy for a quick first look at Ferrari’s brand-new 2+2, the Roma.

Mercedes-Benz G 350d
For the G 350d, the G63’s 585hp twin-turbo petrol V8 has been swapped out for a six-cylinder diesel, but can you really rationalise something as wild as a G-Wagen?

Maruti Suzuki S-Presso vs Renault Kwid facelift
The S-Presso is Maruti Suzuki’s long-overdue answer to the Renault Kwid. We compare the two to pick a winner.

Hyundai Elantra facelift vs Honda Civic vs Skoda Octavia
We find out if the Hyundai Elantra facelift has the goods to take on its fiercest rivals – the Honda Civic and Skoda Octavia.

California to Oregon in an Audi Q7
Driving north on some of the most picturesque roads in the US, we take the road less travelled, from San Francisco, California to Portland, Oregon in Audi’s Q7.

2019 Mercedes-Benz Classic Car Rally
Over 130 of the finest (and rarest) vintage and classic Mercedes-Benz cars hit the streets of Mumbai for the 2019 Mercedes-Benz Classic Car Rally. We bring you a full report.

Ultraviolette F77
We ride India’s first sporty electric motorcycle, the Ultraviolette F77, at a full-size racetrack.

Benelli Imperiale 400 vs Royal Enfield Classic 350 vs Jawa Forty Two
Can the Benelli Imperiale 400 beat its established rivals – the Royal Enfield Classic 350 and Jawa Forty Two – at their own game?

2019 EICMA show report
Rounding up the most important reveals from the 2019 edition of the biggest two-wheeler show in the world.


Articles in this issue

2019 Ford EcoSport long term review, second report
2019 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga long term review, third report
2019 Renault Duster long term review, first report
Hero Xpulse 200 long term review, first report
New Mercedes-Benz GLE review, test drive
Sponsored Feature: Many Stories, One Nation
Sponsored Feature: Renault Triber - Bro Mode

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