EXPLOREMY LIBRARY
searchclose
shopping_cart_outlined
exit_to_app
category_outlined / Cars & Motorcycles
Top Gear Magazine IndiaTop Gear Magazine India

Top Gear Magazine India

May 2019

BBC TopGear Magazine India is the country's most exciting car magazine, bringing you up to date news, drives and rides with the latest launches in the market, stunning features, witty and humorous content with a complete buyer's guide covering the cars and bikes available in the Indian market. Taking inspiration from the BBC TopGear show, it is just as engaging a read. The Indian edition was launched in September 2005 and has since been the fastest growing auto mag which has re-invented the way automotive journalism works in the country.

Country:
India
Language:
English
Publisher:
Worldwide Media Private Limited
Read Morekeyboard_arrow_down
BUY ISSUE
₹ 150
SUBSCRIBE
₹ 600
12 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

access_time2 min.
ed’s letter

It is raining manufacturers. In the past month, two major announcements came. One was about British marque Morris Garages, aka MG, while the other was French auto major PSA Groupe which is “returning” to India on board Citroen. There is little doubt that both brands are quite anxious and cautious of being able to get a strong hold in the Indian market, which is known to taste, chew and spit out car brands with little respect. Interestingly, their reasons for this sort of an approach are quite different. However, both come with their own baggage. While MG is a quintessential British brand name, it was all but dead until a Chinese auto maker saw potential in reviving it. The question with this sort of thing is always about how much of…

access_time1 min.
bbc top gear india

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER DEEPAK LAMBA EDITOR GIRISH KARKERA SENIOR ASSOCIATE EDITOR DEBABRATA SARKAR SENIOR FEATURES EDITOR DEVESH SHOBHA ROAD TEST EDITOR ASHOK GEORGE SENIOR EDITORIAL COORDINATOR TEJAL BHATKAR SENIOR FEATURES EDITOR AGASTI KAULGI CHIEF COPY EDITOR SAMARPAN BHOWMIK SENIOR ART DIRECTOR KIRAN JADHAV CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS RAJEEV GAIKWAD, HIMANSHU PANDYA, PARAG PARELKAR, SHASHANK MB, KUNAL KHADSE, SOMDUTTA NHAWKAR, ABHISHEK SHRINGARE BUSINESS DIRECTOR SUNIL WUTHOO BRAND SOLUTIONS VICE PRESIDENT- BRAND SOLUTIONS & BUSINESS HEAD-FEMINA SALON & SPA GAUTAM CHOPRA (WEST) gautam.chopra@wwm.co.in SUSHANT ISHWARKAR (MUMBAI) sushant.ishwarkar@wwm.co.in KRUPI ASHER (MUMBAI) krupi.asher@wwm.co.in EKTA DANG (PUNE) ekta.dang@wwm.co.in VICE PRESIDENT AND BUSINESS HEAD-FEMINA TAMIL PRAVIN MENON (SOUTH) pravin.menon@wwm.co.in KAMAL RAJPUT (AHMEDABAD) Kamal.rajput@wwm.co.in VICE PRESIDENT - BRAND SOLUTIONS & SALES HEAD-LONG FORM CONTENT ANJALI RATHOR (NORTH) anjali.rathor@wwm.co.in ANUBHAV SHARMA (NORTH) anubhav.sharma@wwm.co.in SAURABH KAPOOR (NORTH) saurabh.kapoor@wwm.co.in ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT ALKA KAKAR (EAST) alka.kakar@wwm.co.in BIJOY CHOUDHURY (KOLKATA) bijoy.choudhury@wwm.co.in SUBSCRIPTIONS ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER (RMD MAGAZINES) SUPARNA SHETH suparna.sheth@timesgroup.com GENERAL MANAGER DIGITAL REVENUE & MARKETING…

access_time4 min.
mercedes-amg c43 coupe

75 lakh India hasn’t really accepted the coupe culture well. No, I’m not talking about the sedans only; I also mean the SUV coupes. The only one that saw a few numbers come in was the X6. The rest of them failed to make a mark. But there’s a reason for that – not one has managed to hit that sweet spot between affordability, design and practicality. Either a coupe has been too expensive, not the best looking or just not practical for India. But that might change with this, the new Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe. As you may have guessed by now, this coupe has the same underpinnings as that of the C-Class and with the way it’s been styled, it definitely brings a bit more glamour to the party. Sloping roof…

access_time2 min.
jaguar xf 2.0 prestige

The Ingenium motor is in 197bhp tune in the Prestige trim 55.07 lakh (ex-showroom) We’ve always liked the XF. It is one of those cars that doesn’t make a scene. It quietly arrives, does its job and goes back home. All dressed in an impeccable Savile Row. This XF is no different. It looks great, in typical Jaguar fashion. The interiors are great. It comes loaded with creature comforts that are great. And it also gets the new Ingenium engine that is, well, great. Since the outsides and insides have not changed, we’re just going to glance through those bits. The XF gets the family face with the familiar tail section. It is a good looking car with the interiors done in typical Jaguar style. The leather feels great, all the surfaces are…

access_time3 min.
ducati desert sled 2019

Saddle may be comfortable but is still much too steep 9.5 lakh (ex-showroom) There was never a doubt in my mind about the version of the Scrambler I would like to see parked in my garage. While the hooligan-like character of the Icon was enjoyable, I would never miss not having to live with one. With the Sled though, my perception of the Ducati changed completely. What helped was the fact that I lived with it and took off for a proper road trip to learn more about it. For 2019, Ducati has decided to tweak the Sled, just a little bit. The basic form and simplicity remains, although norms dictate a greater use of electronics now. In fact, Ducati has changed so little visually that it is difficult to tell it apart…

access_time1 min.
ducati scrambler icon 2019

7.3 lakh (ex-showroom) This has easily been Ducati’s most popular version of the Scrambler and it is no surprise to see that it holds its place amongst the curtailed range of Scramblers. There are now four basic styles that you can choose from with a wealth of accessories to turn into a version that is unique to you. The Icon has undergone a similar styling exercise as the Sled and gets slightly more sculpted tank side plates. It gets the same features on the digital console too, but unlike the Sled there aren’t any riding modes to choose from. Suspension and seat comfort is better on the Icon as well, although after three hours on the saddle I was ready to spend time off the bike. Apart from the fact that the…

help