July issue is out on stands now
The July issue of OVERDRIVE is out on stands now with the latest first drives, road tests, exclusive stories, features and comparisons, all ready to get the adrenaline flowing again. Bert gets an exclusive drive of the new Audi A3, a car which Audi is keen to bring into India, albeit in its sedan form. It promises class leading space, choice of petrol and diesel engines with excellent mileage to boot, features which are not even there in some cars a rung above and will create a new segment in the Indian market. It is expected to be launched in 2014 with an estimated price tag of Rs 25 lakh.
Bert also got to experience the luxury of the Rolls Royce Phantom Series II and discovered that cars carrying the Spirit of Ecstasy don't necessarily have to be experienced by sitting in the rear. For a change, Shumi drove the 4-wheeled things called cars. But he isn't complaining. After all, it was the new Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet, Boxster and the Boxster S. Each of these machines is coming to India in a month or two. On the practical side of things, Joe tests the new Ertiga and pits it against its sibling, the Swift Dzire and the MPV segment benchmark, the Toyota Innova.
In today's diesel age, Volkswagen has pulled off a surprise by launching the new Jetta TSI with a 1.4-litre petrol engine producing 122PS of power. Rishaad gets to drive it but in the dead of the night.
Is it a mini SUV? Is it a crossover? Is it a big hatch? Those are the questions that went through Halley's mind when he was out testing the Mini Countryman. Thankfully he has the answer now. With the new Q3 being launched, it's time for it to lock horns with the 'affordable' Beemer, the BMW X1. Halley dons the referee's clothes.
If you had enough money to splurge, which crossover would you buy? Rishaad seeks the answer by putting three of the country's gorgeous looking vehicles â" the Range Rover Evoque, Mini Countryman and Audi Q3 in a beauty contest. Out in Europe, Ray drives the 'practical' for all purposes 4-door BMW 640D Gran Coupe and is now finding excuses to go for long drives.
For the two-wheeler enthusiasts amongst you, don't be disappointed. We rode the new Mahindra Rodeo RZ, due to be launched shortly. Abhay rides Bajaj's newest baby to grace the 125cc segment, the Discover 125ST. Nothing but a smile on, seems to be the mantra for the Husqvarna Nuda 900R and we welcome it to India before its official launch. The R15 pioneered the performance 150cc segment when it was launched in 2008 and now we have Honda's CBR150R playing the follow-up game. Which one should you invest your money on? Ashok finds the answer.
If you thought that was all, well folks you are wrong. We have the mega scooter comparo with the Activa, Vespa, Maestro, Swish, Wego and Dio going at each other, of all the places on a go-karting track. In Europe, Harriet gets to ride Ducati's most revolutionary motorcycle yet, the 1199 Panigale S.
All this and then we have all the automotive news from India and abroad. Plus we have all the happenings from the world of Indian and international motorsport. So, what are you waiting for? Go grab your copy today.
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