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Top Gear Magazine India

March 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.

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ed’s letter

The problem with evolution is that it makes things complex. Something none of us can help because that’s the way nature goes. Of course, complex things can be beautiful too. But that’s not always the case. Maybe I am in the minority for thinking this but simple things also have a lot of real appeal. You’re probably wondering what this has to do with automobiles. Well, here goes. Some months ago, I was at the media drive for a new car from a German car maker. An interesting aspect was that previous iterations of said model were made available to drive! Naturally, I got behind the wheel of as many of them as I could but the one to leave an indelible mark on my mind was the second-gen…

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toyota camry

36.95 lakh (ex-showroom) India is probably one of the biggest markets for chauffeur-driven cars. With affordable labour and road conditions and traffic at its worst, it seems practical to have someone drive you while you enjoy the comforts of the back seat. And that’s exactly what has driven European carmakers to get their long wheelbase models to India. But while the Europeans are busy doing that, Toyota has been quietly – without making much fuss – getting the Camry off the showroom floor, appealing to those who prefer the back seat. The numbers aren’t shattering, but it has been consistent over the years.Globally, the Camry has been an outright success and has sold more in numbers than most other cars you can think of. Now, in 2019, it’s in…

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2487cc, 4cyl, petrol, 174bhp, 221Nm, Nickel-metal hydride battery, 118bhp, 202Nm, CVT, FWD, Fuel efficiency: 23.4kpl (claimed) LxWxH: 885x1840x1455mm Kerb weight: 1665kg VERDICT: Looks striking and has a luxurious cabin. Hybrid tech brings in best-in-class fuel efficiency. Not the most sporty premium sedan around. …

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mahindra xuv300

15.10 lakh (on-road, Mumbai Say hello to the all-new XUV3OO – Mahindra’s fitting reply to the likes of the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon and the Ford EcoSport. On paper, the XUV300 not only betters its rivals on parameters such as dimensions and engine specs, but also boasts segment-first creature comforts. So, does Mahindra’s third monocoque platform-based SUV have what it takes to challenge the best in the business? We think it does. And it all starts with the looks. Stylish alloys add to the XUV’s imposing stance. The 6-speed ’box is nice and smooth to operate It is a handsome-looking compact SUV. In fact, when viewed in person, it looks a lot like an improved version of the Brezza with sharper creases and much better looking lights.…

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Four-cyl, 1.5-litre turbo-diesel, 115bhp, 300Nm, 6M LxWxH: 3999x1820x1620mm, Ground clearance: 185mm 215/55 R17 (alloys) VERDICT: With all the basics sorted, Mahindra has an all-rounder in the XUV3OO …

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maruti suzuki wagonr

5.36 lakh – VXi MT, 5.69 lakh – VXi AGS (ex-showroom, Delhi) If you think of hatchbacks, you tend to think of Maruti Suzuki and along with that name, pops up, the familiar WagonR. This is a hatchback that now ranks as one of the oldest brand names around. Moreover, while its peers have been merged with other brands or moved on to different body styles, the WagonR holds firm ground. It takes a single glance to tell a WagonR apart and over nearly two decades, the design has remained largely unaltered. Partly-blacked out C-pillar does its bit to mask the height With the brand new third-generation WagonR, the designers at Suzuki have kept the key ingredients that made this car so distinctive and thrown in a bit…