Autocar India Magazine

Issue: 149  |  Autocar India January 2012


Our latest issue is bursting at the seams with drives, rides and tests. Make sure you catch them all!

Hot Expo Stars: At the rate our car market is growing, it’s no surprise the forthcoming Auto Expo is the biggest one ever. Here’s what you can expect to see at the 11th edition of India’s very own international motor show.

GT-R and Leaf around Delhi: It’s ironic that the two pinnacles of Nissan’s technological expertise are polar opposites of one another. We spend a whole day with the fire-breathing GT-R and the zero-emissions Leaf to see how they handle our conditions.

Tata Nano 2012 driven: Tata’s recent updates to the Nano have been geared to making it more comfortable and driveable. We put it through its paces to see how effective they have been.

Fortuner and Innova facelifts: Both cars have been huge successes for Toyota, but it’s important to keep up with the Joneses. A huge array of updates – both functional and cosmetic – has made its way to these cars, and we check them out.

Premier Rio Petrol driven: The Rio was a breakthrough product, let down by a few problems, chief of which was an engine that didn’t meet BS IV standards. Premier has fixed this with a facelift and a new petrol motor.

New BMW 3-series driven: The new-from-the-ground-up F30 3-series promises to top its rivals on paper and beyond, but can it really be that good? We spent some time on road and track to find the answer.

Force Motors One Road Test: There’s much to be expected from a Rs 11-lakh, Indian-made SUV and the bar has been set pretty high. This is UV stalwart Force Motors’ take on this tough segment.

Autocar Awards 2012 Preview: The gladiators of the Indian car and bike markets are about to enter the arena for the country’s definitive automotive showdown – here’s where you get to know who you will be rooting for.

KTM 200 Duke ridden: The 200 Duke is India’s first taste of the Austrian bike-maker’s collaboration with Bajaj, so understandably we were very excited about taking the reins.

Discover India: Santiniketan, abode of Rabindranath Tagore, is tranquil, culturally rich and steeped in history with plenty of poetry, sculpture and art to take in.

i1 Racing Series previewed: We preview the new i1 racing series and analyse its participants, sponsors, ’20-20’-esque driver selection process and choice of Radical Racer cars. Will it strike a chord with motorsport enthusiasts?

Two FREE booklets: Find out how Hyundai’s ‘Fluidic’ design journey began, and culminated in the made-for-India Eon, and be sure you carry our ’25 Things You Must See’ guide to the Auto Expo with you.

This is merely a taste of what to expect from this mega issue. Be sure to grab your copy from the nearest magazine stand as soon as possible.



Articles in this issue

Discover India: Santiniketan

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