EVO India-January 2020 Issue | Magazine
The evo Car of the Year special issue kicks off the new year! Comprising 70 pages of stunning visuals, an exhilarating track shoot out and unmatched technical writing, this is the world’s best performance car test including everything from the Ferrari F8 Tributo to the Lamborghini Huracan Evo, Toyota GR Yaris and even the Aston Martin DBX.
Closer to home, 2021 will see a slew of new launches and we’ve already tested some of the important new ones like the Volvo S60, Audi A4 and even the new Rolls-Royce Ghost.
The free Fast Bikes India supplement is headlined by a comparison of the Honda H’Ness CB350 with the Royal Enfield Meteor and first rides of the KTM 250 Adventure, Aprilia SXR 160 and much more.
Evo Car of the Year
16 of the world’s greatest performance cars duke it out for the eCOTY. The contenders are: Ferrari F8 Tributo, BMW M2 CS, VW Golf GTI, Audi R8 V10 RWD, Toyota GR Yaris, McLaren 765LT, Porsche 911 Turbo S, Aston Martin DBX, Porsche Cayman GTS, Bentley Continental GT V8, Ariel Nomad R, Audi RS7, Lamborghini Huracan Evo RWD, Honda Civic Type R, Morgan Plus Four and Alpine A110S!
Volvo has been quiet off late but the new year will see the arrival of the S60 which is only petrol, only front-wheel-drive and is best enjoyed when driven in a relaxed manner. However, can it keep up with the likes of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Audi A4 and the BMW 3 Series?
After being discontinued in the wake of the BS6 transition, the A4 returns to Audi India’s line-up with a fresh take. The exterior sports subtle styling upgrades and the cabin is festooned with an array of new features. Most importantly, with a 2-litre TFSI under the hood, the A4 now doesn’t lack for power.
Nissan Magnite vs Vitara Brezza
The Magnite is Nissan’s make or break offering in India and it gets off the block strongly thanks to the solid value-for-money proposition. However, if it has to leave a mark in the compact SUV slugfest, it must hold its own against the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza that despite its age remains among the best-selling compact SUVs today. Which one should you pick? Grab a copy to find out!
The 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost sports a new platform, four-wheel steering and fresh looks, and continues to raise the bar when it comes to sheer luxury. As for the price, if you have to ask....
Hyundai Great India Drive
Assistant editor Aatish Mishra embarks on evo India’s longest road trip of 2020. Chasing snow, sand and sea behind the wheel of the fourth generation i20, he finds out if the tech-laden premium hatchback is all the car you will ever need.
Kia Sonet iMT
The Kia Sonet has the most number of engine-gearbox combinations in the compact SUV segment and that includes the combo of the turbo-petrol mated to the 6-speed clutchless iMT. We ask enthusiasts what they think of this novel solution.
There are a number of exciting new cars on the horizon and the Volkswagen Taigun is one of them. It sits at the core of Volkswagen’s SUV offensive in India and aims to shake up the mid-size SUV segment once it is here in mid 2021. In this story, we tell you what to expect.
In this month’s Tuned section we feature a calm eye doctor’s violent Audi RS 7 with a Stage 2 Tune, pro-tips on how to choose cool bike exhausts that set your heart racing and a nearly two-decade-old Chevrolet/Subaru Forester that pumps extra oomph and looks like it rolled off the factory floor yesterday.
Fast Bikes, free supplement
We put the new Honda H’ness CB350 head-to-head against the Royal Enfield Meteor 350 to see if the Honda can crack the neo-retro formula. We also get astride the KTM 250 Adventure and Aprilia’s sexy maxi-scooter, the SXR 160. Rookie wheelman Suvrat gets astride the Jawa Perak and also narrates his experiences from the TVS Young Media Racer Programme.