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Car India September 2020

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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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Next Gen Publishing Limited
6 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
required: remedial measures

THE ANTI-CHINA SENTIMENT prevailing now has given rise to considerable uncertainty in the automobile industry with the government wanting to restrict or even ban the import of components from the Land of the Dragon. The industry depends heavily on components imported from China and, as such, banning imports will have an adverse effect on the production of cars. There are questions that both the industry and the government need to ponder and answer. Why is it cheaper to import from China than to procure locally? Why are international industries reluctant to come to India? The answer may be found in the uncertainty with regard to rules and regulations. Rules tend to change from Budget to Budget and a major policy overhaul takes place if there is a change in the ruling…

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…

3 min.
gordon murray t.50

GORDON MURRAY, THE MAN behind the McLaren F1 and more lightweight, high-performance super sports cars, has had something equally light and powerful up his sleeve for a while. The T.50 is the proper successor to the McLaren F1 and this time there’s an even more intoxicating naturally aspirated V12. The T.50 builds on the essence of its iconic predecessor ― the central driver’s seat with two passenger seats aft on either side. The familiar side-windows now use thinner glass that saves weight. The design is sleek, but reminiscent of its forebear and also has a fair amount of luggage capacity. Vision: With the goal of a sub-1,000-kg vehicle weight, Cosworth proposed an engine of just 3.9 litres. Throwback to the late-1960s Italy? Well, it’s more than 50 years later and the numbers are…

1 min.
track-only lamborghini essenza scv12

THE MACCHINA VELOCE HAS BEEN FORMALLY REVEALED. THE NEW LAMBORGHINI Essenza SCV12 is a track-only hypercar with 830 hp. The new Essenza SCV12 has been specifically built by Lamborghini Squadra Corse, who have turned out an exclusive masterpiece of speed and agility. So exclusive that only 40 will be made. And they will be “sold” but not “delivered”, as seems to be the custom for such track exclusivity. Part of an exclusive club, the owners will have access to their cars and to special programmes on the most prestigious circuits in the world. Each car will have a personalized garage and dedicated services, including webcams to allow 24x7 monitoring of their cars using an app. The facility also has the “Lamborghini Squadra Corse Drivers Lab” by Tecnobody to offer athletic training programmes…

1 min.
bmw 545e xdrive phev

THE NEW BMW 5 SERIES WAS REVEALED EARLIER THIS YEAR AND THE SECOND, MORE powerful plug-in hybrid model has now arrived. Like the 530e, the 545e xDrive uses a combustion engine and electric motor combination to deliver more performance with incredible efficiency and a pure electric mode as well. The 545e has the same styling and modern design with all the creature comforts, equipment, and connectivity of the up-to-date 5 Series, but with a more potent six-cylinder hybrid powertrain: 3.0-litre straight-six turbo-petrol and 80-kW e-motor. The combined peak output is 394 hp and 600 Nm. The 12-kWh lithium-ion battery pack provides up to 54 km of electric range, with a top speed of 140 km/h. The consumption rate is 5.58 km/kWh. Hybrid mode allows getting from zero to 100 km/h in 4.7…

3 min.
we hear

Toyota Hilux May Come to India Toyota are believed to be evaluating the Hilux personal pick-up truck to take on the only established lifestyle pick-up in India, the Isuzu D-Max V-Cross. The Hilux is available overseas with a familiar 2.4-litre turbo-diesel engine, making 150 hp and 400 Nm, going to a 4x4 drive system through either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. New Mercedes-AMG SL Out Testing The all-new, all-AMG SL-Class marks the next generation of the iconic roadster, continuing a long an illustrious journey for the revered nameplate. The SL is expected to be even lighter, sportier, and much more aggressive, being entirely developed by AMG after the SLS and GT car lines. Expect anything from a 450-hp mild-hybrid straight-six to an 800+hp electrified V8. VW ID.3 Electric Range Proven The new Volkswagen ID.3…