Autocar India Magazine

Issue: 148  |  Autocar India December 2011

Clear your schedules, people; this is a big one. Here’s what our December issue has in store:

New Captiva driven: The big Chevy was a great all-rounder when it first went on sale, but since then rivals have moved the game ahead. There’s a new version headed our way and we give it an exclusive look.

Volkswagen Up driven: VW recently launched the spiritual successor to its original Beetle, the simple, spacious and affordable Up hatchback and we’ve driven it this month.

Skoda Rapid Road Test: The newest Skoda isn’t really all that new – under its taut Czech skin lies the familiar VW Vento. But is this just a lazy badge engineering job, or is the Rapid more than that?

Honda Brio vs Hyundai i10: Honda has just delivered a cracking take on the compact, but premium, hatchback. But can it outdo Hyundai’s very capable i10 Kappa2?

Hyundai Eon vs Maruti Alto K10: Hyundai has been very brave in launching the stylish little Eon – it’s picked a fight with India’s best-selling car, the Maruti Alto. Naturally, we had to see how it turned out.

The ‘caaar’ comparison: Three frugal, affordable, and, crucially, very spacious petrol saloons duke it out – the Nissan Sunny takes on the Toyota Etios and Tata Manza.

Mercedes-Benz CLS350 driven: These days there are many takers for ‘style over substance’, and when saloons look as good as the CLS, who can blame them?

The Ferrari Special: A flick through our epic Ferrari special will bring out the tifosi in anyone; featuring drives of the 458 Spider and FF, a tour of the Maranello factory and even the four-wheeled star of an upcoming Bollywood film.

The Indian GP Special: India just had its first F1 race; it was a proud moment for an entire nation and definitely worth celebrating. We don’t want to spoil too much, but we got an exclusive chance to spend race day with Narain Karthikeyan himself.

Discover India: This month we travel to Goa, but not the place full of parties and nightclubs. We go to the tranquil, lesser known side of the west-coast state.

Hyosung GT650N Road Test: Has de-shelling Hyosung’s 650cc sports bike changed it for the better? We give the fairing-free Korean motorcycle the road test treatment.

There was simply too much to describe in one page this month, but there are many more tests, travelogues, features and motorsport this month, so pick up your copy right away.


Articles in this issue

Facelifted Honda City launched
Heaven on earth: Ferrari Factory tour
Volkswagen Up review, test drive

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