Autocar India Magazine

Issue: 250  |  Autocar India: June 2020

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We’re still in the middle of a pandemic, getting to grips with a new reality and still adhering to certain restrictions – but nothing should stop you from reading the latest issue of Autocar India, which – being our 250th issue – is a collector’s special and features some cracking stories. You can download the digital issue for FREE here, and since our 250th Celebration issue is a collector's item, you can also order a physical copy by clicking on this link. In this issue, we’ve packed in drives of the new Hyundai Creta diesel and Volkswagen’s Polo 1.0 TSI, along with the showdown you’ve all been waiting for – the new Creta versus its cousin, the Kia Seltos. But that’s not all – to commemorate 250 months of Autocar India, we’ve also loaded this issue with features that focus on the number ‘250’ – from the best 250km road trips in India, hypercars that have hit the 250mph mark, the story of a 250 that could’ve been India’s first people’s car, a look at Ferrari’s illustrious ‘250’ series of cars, to the history of 250cc motorcycles, cars and bikes that lived for 250 months + more juicy news from the industry and features you’ll enjoy reading. Here are the highlights:

New Hyundai Creta vs Kia Seltos

It’s the faceoff India has been waiting for – the new Hyundai Creta takes on the Kia Seltos in the battle for midsize SUV supremacy.

Volkswagen Polo 1.0 TSI

With the upgrade to BS6-spec, the Volkswagen Polo has ditched its 1.2 TSI in favour of the new 1.0-litre TSI engine. Is it a good move? We find out.

Hyundai Creta diesel

Getting a taste of the version that will best suit the needs of most buyers of the new Hyundai Creta – the diesel-manual.

Driving in the times of COVID-19

Basics to bear in mind when it’s time to get behind the wheel once again.

The best 250km road trips in India

A list of the best destinations you can drive to that are about 250km away from city limits.

Maxing out at 250kph

We tell you why so many cars have an identical top speed – 250kph.

The 250 that could’ve been India’s first people’s car

Even before there was the 800, there was an obscure German car in the running to become the first Maruti. We unearth its mystery

250kph: Achievement unlocked

Members of the Autocar India team recount the first time they clocked 250kph on the road.

The other side of 250mph

A look at hypercars that have crossed the magic figure of 250mph.

Shooting a car at 250mph

We bring you the story behind the world’s fastest car-to-car shot.

Your ticket to Club 250

We list out the most affordable cars in which you can clock 250kph.


Charting the birth and evolution of 250cc motorcycles.

Ferrari’s timeless 250s

Revisiting Ferrari’s glorious 250 series cars.

Alive and kicking even after 250 months

A roundup of all the cars and bikes that have lived for 250 months.

250 months later…

How carmakers in India have evolved over the last 250 months

What’s in a name?

Listing out all cars that have '250’ in their name.

Norton Motorcycles: the full low-down

Now owned by TVS, we tell you all about British bike maker Norton Motorcycles.



Articles in this issue

Buying a diesel-automatic compact SUV
Carmakers that have been in India for 250 months
Cars that have breached the 250mph mark
Cheapest route to 250kph
Could COVID-19 fuel a used car boom?
Driving in the time of COVID-19
Ferrari 250: The story behind Ferrari's legendary V12
How far automobile tech has come in 250 months
How to become an automotive journalist
Learning the ropes: Sailing a Maserati Multi 70
Riding in a post lockdown world
The Maruti Suzuki Swift: How it all began
What makes 250cc motorcycles special

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