Car India April 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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welcome launches

LAST MONTH WE WITNESSED the global unveiling of the Škoda Kushaq and, a week later, Volkswagen unveiled the Taigun. Both the SUVs share a common platform, drivetrain, and suspension set-up. What sets them apart is the exterior and interior design. A couple of months ago, I had the opportunity to drive the Kushaq prototype in Goa. It is a true-blue Škoda and it ticks all the right boxes, whether it is performance, handling or safety. The only aspect in which it differs from the previous Škoda cars is the interior leg-room, which used to be at a premium. Now, however, there is plenty of leg-room at the rear. Even with the driver’s seat set for my driving position, there was plenty of leg-room for the rear passengers. The ride quality is…

1 min
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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electric future

VOLVO HAVE STATED THAT THEY will have an all-electric line-up by the year 2030. They have also said that combustion engines won’t be a part of their line-up even in hybrid form. While electric cars may seem to be the way of the future, the certainly is not all clouded by doubt. In fact, while electric motors and their instant response as well as minimal mechanical or moving parts are appreciated and are rather future-proof, it’s the means of supply that beg the question, “what next?”. Surely, batteries are among the least sustainable means of energy delivery and, while manufacturers strive to reclaim and reuse cobalt and other elements, there is, doubtless, a need for more efficient and far more sustainable means of energy storage. Nevertheless, electrics look like they’re…

1 min
we hear

New SL to be Only AMG? Mercedes’ high-performance arm, AMG, has been developing the all-new SL soft-top convertible; probably the most iconic model in their portfolio. Now, there is buzz that only AMG-badged models will be offered. That basically means no more “Mercedes-Benz” or three-figure badging. We may see an entry AMG SL 35 (2.0 four, 306 hp), SL 53 (3.0 six, up to 457 hp), SL 63 (4.0 V8, 670 hp, more or less), and a range-topping plug-in hybrid SL 73 (more than 800 hp combined) as well. Vantage F1 Edition Aston Martin have introduced the F1 edition of the V8 Vantage. Following the confirmation of its role as the official Formula 1 Safety Car for the 2021 F1 season, the tweaked Vantage has also been introduced as a road car. The…

1 min
jeep wagoneer and grand wagoneer

JEEP HAVE INTRODUCED their new flagship with a focus on sophistication, authenticity, and modern mobility. The large SUVs will be available in a number of variants, Series I, II, and III, several option packs, seven or eight seats, rear- or four-wheel drive, and V8 petrol engines. Wheel sizes of 18 inches (with the Off Road pack), 20 inches, and 22 inches are offered. The Wagoneer duo offer comfortable seating for up to eight occupants, a modern interface with advanced Uconnect 5, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and immense cargo capacity from 776 litres with all seats up and with as much as 3,304 litres up to the first row. Air suspension is also on offer. The Wagoneer gets a 5.7-litre V8 mild-hybrid engine with 397 hp and 548 Nm and electric assist…

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kia ev6

THE NEW, ALL-ELECTRIC KIA BRINGS IN A MORE EXCITING TAKE ON THE EV. BUILT ON the Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), the exterior represents the “power to progress”: an evolution of Kia’s strength in design and a culmination of expertise. The sleek, modern front sees sharp daytime lights; a part of the “Digital Tiger Face” meant to evoke the signature tiger-nose grille for the electrified era. The side profile is crossover-inspired and is meant to appear modern, sleek, and aerodynamic. The platform allows for a futuristic interior with an innovative use of increased space. A curved high-definition audio, video, and navigation screen adorns the dash. The simple form language of the screen and the slim dashboard give an open feel. It displays an instrument cluster in front of the driver and…