Audi Q8 e-tron, BMW iX and Mercedes EQE battle for luxury electric SUV honours in the December 2023 issue of evo India
With electric cars being the flavour of 2023, evo India closes out the year with a face-off between three luxury electric SUV titans: the sleek BMW iX, the tech-laden Mercedes-Benz EQE, and the sporty Audi Q8 e-tron Sportback. Buckle up for an exciting battle of power, range, handling, and driving dynamics as these luxury EVs compete for supremacy. But wait, there is more! This issue also includes a review of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N, the Korean automaker's first foray into the high-performance electric vehicle market.
Discover a thrilling array of automotive adventures headlined by a mega 24-hour record where we covered all eight of the highest passes in Ladakh with the Maruti Suzuki Alto. We then head to the BIC with 50 of Audi's high-performance cars and SUVs for an epic track day. We have also explored Porsche's iconic legacy at the world's finest automotive festival in Dubai, and we took the Hyundai Exter on the Hyundai Great India Drive in search of a tiger in Bandipur. We continue with our expert off-roading tutorials using the Maruti Suzuki Jimny, as well as discover the prowess of Volkswagen's 1-litre TSI engine on Maharashtra's best roads.
All this and a lot more in the December 2023 issue of evo India—get your copy today! Click here.
Electric SUV comparo: Audi Q8 e-tron Sportback vs BMW iX vs Mercedes-Benz EQE
The three best luxury EVs tested on range, performance, comfort, features even value for money to unearth the best in the country.
Hyundai Ioniq 5 N
The go-faster and sexier version of Hyundai's Ioniq 5 electric crossover delivers 641bhp and a sprint time of 3.4 seconds from 0 to 100kmph. But a car is much more than just numbers. Editor Sirish Chandran takes the Ioniq 5 N for a spin in Korea, bangs against the rev-limiter (shocking, but true!) to see if it is the most fun-to-drive EV ever.
Budapest to Bamako with an Ambassador
A group of friends realise a 14-year-old dream by taking part in a gruelling 10,000km Budapest to Bamako rally with a Hindustan Motors Ambassador of all cars, flying the flag through Africa.
Mercedes-AMG C 43
Out goes the V6 and in comes the turbo-four bumping up power 17bhp. Does it retain the zing of a true-blue AMG when downsizing has become the new trend?
The GLE facelift features a new grille, new headlight and taillight units, and an AMG line body kit on the top trim level. It also gets new mild-hybrid drivetrains, as well as ambient lighting, an air purifier, Burmester audio and 9 airbags as standard equipment. Do these enhancements make the GLE 450 a better buy than the facelifted BMW X5? We find out.
Water wading tutorial
Parts 4 and 5 of the ABC of off-roading series use the Maruti Suzuki Jimny to demonstrate what to do and what not to do when attempting a water crossing with your SUV, as well as tips on how to recover a stuck FWD car.
Audi RS 7 Sportback Performance
Mad power, mad torque and all the space in the world, the uber-fast Audi is now updated and the ‘Performance’ takes everything to a whole other level. Should it come to India?
Hyundai Great Driving Roads: Amritsar-Jamnagar expressway
In the latest instalment of our Great Driving Roads series: Expressways Edition, we explore the completed section of the upcoming Amritsar-Jamnagar Motorway, the 500km stretch from Khetlawas to Jakhrawali, with the recently launched Hyundai i20 N-Line and tell you everything you need to know about this super highway.
VW Virtus and Taigun’s 1-litre TSI engine
Volkswagen's 1-litre TSI engine is nothing short of fantastic, and we put it through its paces on one of Maharashtra's best roads to prove the claim.
What began as a Bulleteer-only festival has evolved into Royal Enfield's annual biker celebration. This year, too, it re-assembles in grand style, and we get a taste of what it is like to be a part of it.
Bajaj Dominar Konkan Expedition
As the saying goes, four wheels move the body but two wheels move the soul. We explore the Konkan coastline on a Bajaj Dominar 400 and rediscover the pure joy of motorcycling.