Autocar India Magazine

Issue: 248  |  Autocar India: April 2020

There is a lockdown in effect across India to prevent the spread of coronavirus, but you can still read the latest issue of Autocar India, which is available to download for FREE (get it HERE) – and you certainly don’t want to miss this one! Kicking things off in our April 2020 issue is an exclusive India review of the soon-to-be-launched Skoda Karoq. We’ve also snagged an exclusive (and epic) drive in the all-new Land Rover Defender across Namibia. Plus, there’s a much-awaited review of the second-gen Hyundai Creta, drives of the Maruti Suzuki VitaraBrezza facelift, 2020 Tata Harrier, Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe facelift, updated Land Rover Discovery Sport, refreshed BMW X1, Volkswagen’s 7-seat TiguanAllspace, new BMW X5 M, a comprehensive road test of all versions of the Kia Seltos and a showdown between the Tata Harrier automatic and Jeep Compass automatic. To go with these, we’ve packed in first rides of the all-electric TVS iQube, BS6 KTM 200 Duke, Honda Activa 6G, Triumph Tiger 900 and a detailed road test of the KTM 390 Adventure + more juicy news from the industry and features you’ll enjoy reading. Here are the highlights:

Skoda Karoq
Clean-cut, petrol-powered and equipped with a twin-clutch automatic, the Skoda Karoq is more scaled-down Kodiaq than new Yeti, and we’ve taken it out for an exclusive India drive.

Land Rover Defender in Namibia
The all-new Land Rover Defender is back to reclaim the mantle of the most capable off-roader in the world. We go on an epic drive across Namibia to test the claims the legendary brand has made about the Defender’s new avatar.

2020 Hyundai Creta
Just how do you improve on one of the best SUVs of the last decade? Piling on more equipment and powertrain options sure helps, but Hyundai has gone a step further with the second-gen Creta.

Volkswagen TiguanAllspace
Out goes the 5-seat, diesel-powered Volkswagen Tiguan and in its place comes the 7-seat, petrol-powered TiguanAllspace. How different is it?

Maruti Suzuki VitaraBrezza facelift
The formerly diesel-only MarutiVitaraBrezza has made the dramatic shift to petrol power for the BS6 era. Does it have the mass appeal of the original?

2020 Tata Harrier AT
A more powerful 170hp diesel engine, an automatic gearbox option and more kit add to the Tata Harrier's appeal.

Tata Harrier AT vs Jeep Compass AT
The Jeep Compass and Tata Harrier share their diesel engines but have different automatic gearboxes. We compare the two and tell you which is the one to pick.

Kia Seltos: Full road test
We put each version of Kia’s first offering for India, the Seltos, through our exhaustive road test to find out if it’s worthy of the hype.

BMW X5 M Competition
We head to Phoenix, Arizona to drive the all-new, 625hp BMW X5 M Competition.

#OneChargeChallenge in the MG ZS EV
How far can an electric vehicle travel on a single charge if one is intent on wringing every single kilowatt from its battery? We put the MG ZS EV to the#OneChargeChallenge.

A tribute to the 1.3 MultiJet
With BS6 emission norms coming into effect starting April 1, we pay homage to the now-discontinued 1.3-litre MultiJet diesel engine, which powered an incredible 24 cars in India.

TVS iQube
How does the TVS iQube fit into the growing electric two-wheeler space in India? We find out.

BS6 KTM 200 Duke
Is the updated-for-2020 KTM 200 Duke still the little hooligan that was launched eight years ago? We bring you the answer.

Honda Activa 6G
The 2020 Honda Activa 6G represents a true generation change over its predecessor.

Triumph Tiger 900
Can the new Triumph Tiger 900 fill the incredibly large, adventure-motorcycle boots of its predecessor? We find out.

KTM 390 Adventure: Full road test
KTM’s much-awaited 390 Adventure has arrived, and we’ve put it through its paces on the road and off it.

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Articles in this issue

Review
2020 Land Rover Defender review, test drive
Review
Skoda Karoq review, test drive

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