Car India

Car India January 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.

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enforce traffic rules with same zeal

THE POLICE AND THE LOCAL authorities have been proactive and super strict in enforcing the rule regarding wearing a face mask. They have been imposing fines on people inside a car found violating this rule. I wish they enforced the traffic rules in the same manner and with the same zeal and fined people violating traffic rules. Last month I had to attend a wedding in Nagpur. I had the option of travelling by air from Pune to Nagpur or driving down to that city. I chose the latter and the mode of transport was the new Mercedes GLS 400 d thanks to the good folk at Mercedes-Benz India. The GLS completed this 1,600-km round trip from Pune to the Tadoba Tiger Reserve, Nagpur, and back to Pune in less than…

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what makes us different

UNLIKE OTHER AUTOMOBILE magazines, Car India is devoted cent per cent 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 live, drink, eat 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…

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mercedes—eq charges ahead

WITH A CLEAR TARGET OF leadership in electric drives and vehicle software, Mercedes-Benz have a plan for consistent electrification of the entire product portfolio as a key element of their strategic focus, “Ambition 2039”, and a massive step forward towards CO2 neutrality. The EQ sub-brand looks to establish itself with authority as Daimler/ Mercedes-Benz AG have a slew of new introductions, from luxury saloons to SUVs of all sizes, under their new electric umbrella with a target of an eight-product portfolio by the end of 2022. Following the EQC compact SUV, already on sale in India, and the EQV MPV that came after that, the new Mercedes-EQS will be the next addition to the model range, followed by an EQA compact SUV. The coming two years will see the introduction of…

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audi q3 45 tfsi e plugs in

THE ALL-NEW AUDI Q3 45 TFSI E AND ITS SPORTBACK COUNTERPART JOIN the A3 Sportback with the new, more powerful plug-in hybrid drivetrain making 245 hp and returning up to 71.4 km/l. The A3 Sportback 40 TFSI e was the first of the new breed of plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) models from the Ingolstadt brand. Its 204-hp/350-Nm powertrain made for incredible performance with commendable efficiency. Now pre-sales for the Q3 and Q3 Sportback 45 TFSI e have begun in Europe and the TFSI e powertrain has received a boost. The Q3 45 TFSI e duo pack a 1.4-litre, four-cylinder, turbo-petrol engine with 150 hp and 250 Nm. The permanently excited synchronous machine (PSM) adds 85 kW or 116 hp, backed by a 13-kWh battery pack. The motor is integrated into the…

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volvo skövde to produce e-motors

VOLVO HAVE ANNOUNCED THAT THEY WILL ASSEMBLE ELECTRIC MOTORS AT their powertrain plant in Skövde, Sweden, and that they plan to establish complete in-house e-motor production by the middle of this decade at an investment of 700 million SEK (Rs 626 crore, approximately) in the coming years. Volvo Cars are committed to becoming a premium electric car company and aim for global sales to consist of 50 per cent fully electric cars by 2025 with the rest being hybrids. The Skövde operations have been part of Volvo Cars ever since the company’s founding in 1927. Adding e-motor production to their activities means the historic ground in Skövde will be a part of the company’s future as well. Volvo had announced earlier that they were investing significantly in the in-house design and…

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avass r800 ev

A NEW NAME IS ON THE HORIZON IN THE ELECTRIC vehicle (EV) landscape and it’s an Australian sports car with a range of more than 1,100 kilometres. Performance tests on the under-development Avass R800 electric sports car, armed with a 120-kWh battery pack, have seen it cover 1,160 km on a single charge; much more than any EV currently in production. The test was performed over a period of 11.6 hours, with the car driven at a constant speed not exceeding 100 km/h. The Australian firm hopes to develop this prototype into a mainstream electric sports car as early as the end of the year and is exploring opportunities to set up manufacturing facilities in India. The Avass R800 features a sporty coupé design, weighs only 870 kg, and boasts of a charging…