October 2015 issue
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It’s taken us some time, but we finally have them – the best of the best stories from the automotive world this month.
If you thought the TUV300 wasn’t going to get heads turning on the road, then the joke’s on you because Bert took her out for a spin and he swears there were eyeballs flying out of sockets everywhere he went. Looks like Mahindra got it right this time. Or did they? Read Bert’s review to find out more. Bert also drove the made-for-India Kwid – it could be a clear deadshot for Renault or would it boomerang in this ever alto-ring market? Again, you’ll have to read that review to know.
Meanwhile, Mercedes decided to bring back the Maybach label in the form of another S – Halley got to pamper himself in the ultra-luxurious Maybach S 600 around town. Lucky for Halley, because we hear those babies are already sold out – talk about a blockbuster! Then of course, it was back to work for him as he got to play oracle and tell how some other lower specced cars would fare on our roads. Which cars, you ask? The BMW X6, the Land Rover Discovery Sport and the Volvo XC90 – yes, Halley’s garage is fancy, even when he’s downgrading. Fancier still is Jamshed, whose idea of off-roading is in an SUV that’s no less than a Merc – the Crazy Colour edition of the G 63 AMG maybe a class act, but you know what they say about ’em crazy ones.
The 2015 A6 gets Audi’s Matrix headlamps which Bob Rupani confirms can manipulate illumination on the road like they’re Doctor Light himself. But when it comes to technology, the BMW 7 Series checks all the right boxes – two wheels too many for our motorcycle man Shumi and still quite the enchantress she was. But it just took a Harley or two to get him back to his first love – or three. The Dark Custom range from the American motorcycle maker had him smiling away as he pottered around Tokyo. And after the Honda CBR650F ride, that smile was in danger of turning into a permanent one. Because it was pasted across his face even as he took on a shrapnel of a motorcycle like the Ural Retro Solo.
The mad quota for the month, though, was filled in by Ashok, who got all frisky with an Italian bombshell, the MV Agusta Brutale – one maaaaaaaaaad hatter of a bike she is, he says. Rishabh, though, had to make do with the Honda Livo – she’s another familiar Jane Doe but she dreams of being quite the twister. The new Hero Xtreme Sports tries to be the new nemesis to the segment leading Suzuki Gixxer – does it succeed? Yes yes, you’ll have to read our comparo to find out.
Vaishali digs deeper into Mahindra Racing’s plans for Formula E as the end game draws closer. But some men just want to watch the world burn – no, says Rahul Richard even as he reports of smoke and fire from the JK Tyre National Racing Championship.
Yes, the October issue of OVERDRIVE is a potent one. Go grab your copy now.
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