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Car India

October 2021

CAR magazine, overwhelmingly acknowledged as the world's best car magazine, has driven into India under the name of explosive and vibrant, as well as serious and sensuous, CAR India has been launched to satiate the discerning automobile enthusiast who knows his radiators from his air filters. CAR India is an authoritative automobile magazine, written for people with a burning passion for anything on four wheels.

Next Gen Publishing Limited
6 Issues

in this issue

2 min
many a slip ‘twixt cup and lip

THE AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY IS witnessing a slight increase in demand, but, at the same time, there is a waiting period of more than seven months for some of the cars and SUVs in demand owing to a shortage of semiconductors. For some time, the price of fuel remained unchanged even when that of crude oil came down. Now that crude oil price has gone up, the price of petrol and diesel has also followed suit. As a matter of fact, there has been a rise in the prices of everything from raw material to finished goods. Survival itself has become a struggle for most people, what with a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinder costing over Rs 900. Ethanol blending is giving rise to a lot of issues, starting with growing sugarcane, which…

1 min
what makes us different

UNLIKE OTHER AUTOMOBILE magazines, Car India is 100 per cent devoted to cars, SUVs and MUVs. There are no bikes or commercial vehicles to be found in Car India. Therefore, we have a very focused readership and also give our advertisers better bang for their buck! Our editorial team is passionate about cars. They eat, drink, live and breathe cars. This lends the crucial extra touch to their editorial efforts. Our editorial team is bound by a strict code of conduct. In an industry where foreign junkets and gifts are rampant in order to win over editorial staff, we strive hard to maintain our editorial integrity and balance. Our emphasis is on bringing out a quality, information-packed issue that does not rely on mere filling up of pages. We are not in competition…

2 min
citroën c3 premium french hatch incoming

THE ALL-NEW CITROëN C3 FOR INDIA IS A premium sub-four-metre hatchback with SUV attributes. It is based on the international model but features a refreshed design with elements from the C3 hatch and C3 Aircross crossover model. At 3.98 metres long, the C3 has been designed to offer generous space to comfortably accommodate five occupants. This interior space is possible thanks to its architecture and a 2.54-metre-long wheelbase. The C3 looks thoroughly modern with slim LED daytime light strips over the main headlights. The sides are muscular with protective bubble panels sculpted into the bodywork, akin to its erstwhile international elder sibling, the C4 Cactus Airflow, combined with flared fenders that create divisions using an interplay of light and shadow. A high ground clearance of 180 millimetres, 15-inch wheels with high-profile…

2 min
yzp classics claim honours at salon prive

THE 16TH EDITION OF THE SALON PRIVE Concours d’Elegance was held in September at the magnificent Blenheim Palace, known as “Britain’s greatest palace”, in Oxfordshire. It is also the birthplace and the final resting place of Sir Winston Churchill. Poonawalla, the Pune-based billionaire industrialist and renowned collector, had some stunners from his fleet. The trio of prize-winning automobiles from the famed Yohan Poonawalla Collection included two Maharaja cars, part of a larger and impressive ensemble of exotics and several other motor cars of historical significance. The big honour, the prestigious “Duke of Marlborough Award”, went to the crowd favourite, the 1949 Bentley Mark VI Light Touring Saloon by Hooper & Co. The car was delivered new to HH the Maharaja of Mysore (now in Karnataka) Sir Jayachamaraja Wadiyar, head of a 600-year…

1 min
rolls-royce spectre

ELECTRIC POWER ISN’T NEW. HOWEVER, NEW STRIDES BEING MADE IN THIS DIRECTION have seen mass adoption and evolution of electric propulsion technology. With environmental concerns growing and the focus on renewable energy getting its due, the time is ripe for the makers of the best car in the world to take their next step too. Rolls-Royce initially announced that they would introduce their first electric super-luxury vehicle within this decade. The name “Silent Shadow” had been doing the rounds and it seemed apt, until the marque announced the actual name: Spectre. They also announced that the new model, teased as a two-door model in full camo, would be revealed in production guise based on their spaceframe architecture in the last quarter of 2023. Expect nothing short of a whopper of a…

1 min
volvo plug-in hybrids updated

Volvo Cars UK have brought in updated Recharge plug-in hybrid models of the XC60 SUV, V90 estate, and S90 saloon that now bring a larger 18.8-kWh battery pack and allow an all-electric range of up to 90 kilometres. According to an industry estimate, an average premium car-owner travels no more than 50 km each day. With charging capability at home or at the office, this would mean they could do the entire distance on electric power alone. In addition, a more powerful 145-hp electric motor raises the combined peak output to 350 hp for the Recharge T6 and a whopping 455 hp for the Recharge T8 model. Volvo target a CO2 reduction of up to 50 per cent on the WLTP cycle. Volvo also announced that they would be moving to a…