Car India August 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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1 min
the fuel dilemma

AS WE ENTER THE 17TH YEAR OF OUR PUBLICATION, THE Indian economy is still recovering from the second wave of the pandemic. With the threat of a third wave looming large on the horizon, the outlook for the next six months is still cloudy. The automobile industry, often considered to be the barometer of the health of the economy, is also in a challenging situation. High fuel prices have made owning an automobile an expensive affair. As much as 70 per cent of the price of fuel is in the form of taxes and blaming the oil producing countries is a deliberate distraction. Over the last two years, the government has raked in over Rs 2 lakh crores by way of fuel taxes and it risks killing the goose that lays…

2 min
marching on undaunted

CAR INDIA CELEBRATES ITS 16th anniversary this month. When we started the magazine, I was a part of the founder-members’ team. At that time, the management and the team made a decision to start a dedicated car-only magazine instead of an all-encompassing automotive one. If you look at the magazines in any of the developed markets, you will not come across an automotive magazine; it will either be a dedicated car or a bike magazine. Today Next Gen Publishing is the only publishing house in the country to bring out dedicated car, bike, and commercial vehicle magazines as well as an auto component magazine. The last one and a half year has been extremely tough for everyone due to the pandemic. The automobile industry has also taken a big hit. Quite…

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…

3 min
your views

EVentual Purchase Recently, I booked a new Kia Sonet but after reading a few news reports and articles, what I have understood is that the automotive market will shift to fully electric within two years. Does it make sense for me to buy a brand-new car now? Or should I buy a used car now and a new electric one in a couple of years? Have I misunderstood anything and is my decision sound? Please advise me. Ratan Nanda, Lucknow Dear Ratan, You are partially correct. EV sales are picking up as we speak but widesoread adoption is certainly more than two years away because the infrastructure for supporting EVs in India is not growing fast enough. Besides, today's EV options are not long-distance cars and only suit drivers who have a fixed routine…

21 min
the ultimae aventadors

IT HAD TO HAPPEN. LAMBORGHINI have introduced what will be the last series production naturally aspirated V12 supercars in their line-up, ever. And they’ve gone back to their previous nomenclature to sign them off. The new Aventador LP780-4 Ultimae, or longitudinal posterior 780 CV and four-wheel drive (longitudinally mounted engine in the rear with 780 hp), is the most powerful iteration of Lambo’s natural goodness in a V12 supercar; with 10 hp more than even the SVJ and Centenario special and just a bit down on the Sian FK-37 hybrid. Lamborghini’s unique, rigid, and lightweight carbon-fibre monocoque, with extensive use of carbon for the bodywork as well, contributes to a dry weight of just 1,550 kilograms. The coupé version weighs 25 kg less than the Aventador S and delivers a power-to-weight ratio…

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stellantis revealed the following statements expressing the electrification approach of each brand:

ABARTH “Heating Up People, But Not the Planet” ALFA ROMEO “From 2024, Alfa Romeo Becomes Alfa e-Romeo” CHRYSLER “Clean Technology for a New Generation of Families” CITROëN “Citroën Electric: Well-Being for All!” DODGE “Tear Up the Streets… Not the Planet” DS AUTOMOBILES “The Art of Travel, Magnified” FIAT “It’s Only Green When It’s Green for All” JEEP “Zero Emission Freedom” LANCIA “The Most Elegant Way to Protect the Planet” MASERATI “The Best in Performance Luxury, Electrified” OPEL/VAUXHALL “Green is the New Cool” PEUGEOT “Turning Sustainable Mobility into Quality Time” RAM “Built to Serve a Sustainable Planet”…