The future is here and it is headlined by the full electric Audi e-tron GT on the cover of the November issue of evo India, while the fire-breathing Huracan STO, BMW M5 Comp and E 63 S AMG hold their own
In this edition, the present and the future meet with the Lamborghini Huracan STO and Audi e-tron GT on the coverevo India

The future is here and it is headlined by the full electric Audi e-tron GT on the cover of the November issue of evo India, while the fire-breathing Huracan STO, BMW M5 Comp and E 63 S AMG hold their own

We’ve got reviews of the Audi Q5 45 TFSI, Skoda Slavia and Huracan STO. We’ve pitted the updated BMW M5 Competition against the E 63 S AMG. The Tata Punch goes up against the Maruti Suzuki Ignis and the Nissan Magnite. And we’ve ridden the Ola S1 Pro, the all-new Bajaj Pulsar 250s and the RE Continental GT-R650

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With the launch of the e-tron GT, Audi has furthered its push towards electrification, bringing in sportscar-like performance in a package that looks incredibly desirable. Audi India is putting electrification front and centre of its gameplan, expecting up to 15 per cent of sales to come from electrified cars by 2025. The e-tron GT plays to Audi’s strengths – offering a tech-laden experience, incredible performance, fantastic cornering and most of all better value than the equivalent combustion engined cars.

There is plenty more inside the issue: we’ve pitted the Tata Punch against the Nissan Magnite and the Maruti Suzuki Ignis to find out if Tata’s latest (and India’s safest car as of going to press) really carves a segment of its own. We’ve also driven the 2021 Audi Q5, the VW Taigun 1.0 AT, the Skoda Slavia prototype and the Lamborghini Huracan STO. New driving destinations have been explored with the Hyundai i20 N Line and the Taigun has lit up our Diwali in ways more than one. We’ve also put together two super sedans – the Mercedes-AMG E 63 S and the BMW M5 Competition – to find out which is the better 600bhp+ V8-powered AWD riot!

Add to that all the action on two wheels: the ballistic RE Continental GT-R 650, the Bajaj Pulsar 250s, the Ducati Monster, the Ola S1 Pro, the Yamaha R15 and the KTM RC200. Our tuned section features a tastefully done Ford Mustang and the clamorous Ferrari F8 N-Largo Spider by Novitec.

This issue is packed with incredible content and it is not one you want to miss!


Audi e-tron GT

Audi has its sights locked on the electric future and the launch of the e-tron GT is another step in that direction
Audi has its sights locked on the electric future and the launch of the e-tron GT is another step in that directionevo India

Audi is on a roll with yet another electric vehicle for India and this time around, it’s the stunning e-tron GT. It shares a platform with the Porsche Taycan and brings incredible performance in a 2+2 GT Coupe body style. We drive through the hills around Pune and ask the question – do you really even need the RS7 anymore?


Lamborghini Huracan STO

What a beauty! And absolutely mental specs too. The Lamborghini Huracan STO squeezes out every ounce of unadulterated performance for the track while being poised for the streets
What a beauty! And absolutely mental specs too. The Lamborghini Huracan STO squeezes out every ounce of unadulterated performance for the track while being poised for the streetsevo India

It’s the race car for the road! Possibly the maddest iteration of the Huracan yet, and we’ve driven it at the Vallelunga race track and then around the Italian countryside to truly revel in the mental performance of this machine. While EVs are knocking on the doors of the ICE, this V10 monster doesn't seem to have any intention of slowing down!

BMW M5 Competition v Mercedes-AMG E 63 S

In the battle of super sedans, which one of these two would you pick – the Mercedes-AMG E 63 S or the BMW M5 Competition?
In the battle of super sedans, which one of these two would you pick – the Mercedes-AMG E 63 S or the BMW M5 Competition?evo India

Fresh off their mid-life facelifts, BMW and Mercedes-AMG's 600bhp+ V8-powered, AWD, absolutely bonkers super sedans have their gloves off – which one will end up with a bloodied nose this time around? We drive them hard and fast on the road to see which one should be the next car in your garage.

Pan America to Ladakh

The Key La pass was the ideal proving ground for the Harley-Davidson Pan America
The Key La pass was the ideal proving ground for the Harley-Davidson Pan Americaevo India

The Harley-Davidson Pan America is an odd-ball – an off-road motorcycle from the makers of cruisers. In this incredible adventure, five riders attempt to scale the mighty Key La pass, which also happens to be one of the world’s highest motorable roads. Will the Harleys make it out unscathed?

Audi Q5 45 TFSI

The bestseller from the Audi's stable is back with a handful of subtle updates. But the question is, are these updates enough to intrgue the consumers of 2021?
The bestseller from the Audi's stable is back with a handful of subtle updates. But the question is, are these updates enough to intrgue the consumers of 2021?evo India

Electric mobility may be the future for Audi, but in the present it is their range of Q SUVs that are tasked with bringing in the numbers. With a few subtle changes for 2021 on the styling, interiors and equipment fronts, the best-selling Q5 is back! However, it is only available with a petrol motor. Will that be enough?

Skoda Slavia

We’re back to driving camouflaged prototypes, and this time it’s the Skoda Slavia!
We’re back to driving camouflaged prototypes, and this time it’s the Skoda Slavia!evo India

With the Rapid now discontinued, Skoda is set to take on the Honda City, Hyundai Verna and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz with the MQB-A0-IN based Slavia sedan. In this camouflaged first drive, we were impressed with how the Slavia brings brilliant driving dynamics to this segment, and delivers on the Thrill of Driving. Time for the rivals to take notice?

VW Taigun 1.0 AT

Will the 1-litre TSI powered Taigun Topline hold its ground on the Indian streets?
Will the 1-litre TSI powered Taigun Topline hold its ground on the Indian streets? evo India

The Taigun with its 1.5-litre TSI Evo engine might be aimed at the driving enthusiast but it's the 1-litre TSI power plant that’s going to bring in the numbers. We get our hands on the Taigun Topline with the automatic transmission, which gets the heavily localised engine, to see how well the smaller of the two engines performs.

Tata Punch v Nissan Magnite v Maruti Suzuki Ignis

We pit the Tata Punch against the Nissan Magnite and Maruti Suzuki Ignis to see if it carves its own niche
We pit the Tata Punch against the Nissan Magnite and Maruti Suzuki Ignis to see if it carves its own nicheevo India

Tata’s claims of the Punch carving a segment of its own have been put to the test! There’s nothing like a bit of perspective, and we’ve got together the Maruti Suzuki Ignis and the Nissan Magnite, two vehicles that bookend the new Tata. Does the Punch do enough to claim a space of its own?

Diwali with the Taigun

In this auspicious festival of Diwali we celebrated it with the new Taigun, which claims to be the fresh new face for VW's India 2.0
In this auspicious festival of Diwali we celebrated it with the new Taigun, which claims to be the fresh new face for VW's India 2.0evo India

Celebrating the festival of lights from behind the wheel. The Volkswagen Taigun expressed its glamorous side this festive season, putting up a brilliant light show! A true testimony as to how the Taigun is a huge step forward for Volkswagen in India.

Great Driving Roads with the Hyundai i20 N Line

The i20 N Line takes on the smooth and curvy roads of Western Ghats
The i20 N Line takes on the smooth and curvy roads of Western Ghatsevo India

In the latest installment of our great driving roads series, we discover the route between the towns of Bhor and Mahad in Maharashtra’s Western Ghats. And accompanying us on this edition of the drive is the new i20 N Line – that promises plenty of driving thrills with its retuned suspension and steering set up.

Prodrive Hunter & Bowler Defender

The Prodrive Hunter & Bowler Defender are not your usual rally cars!
The Prodrive Hunter & Bowler Defender are not your usual rally cars!evo India

These off-road heroes are two very different performance SUVs that do very similar things – decimate off-road trails and make you grin like few other cars can

TUNED: Ford Mustang

A Mustang with a focus on handling!
A Mustang with a focus on handling!evo India

What started off as a stock Ford Mustang has transformed into an absolute Frankenstien's monster that places weight on handling over outright performance.

TUNED: F8 N-Largo Spider

Believe it or not, that colour is called Lamborghini Purple!
Believe it or not, that colour is called Lamborghini Purple!evo India

With just fifteen examples of this roadster worldwide the N-Largo Spider is sure to be a super-exclusive collectors vehicle. Packing performance, style, and exclusivity, Novitec’s latest creation blows its top away with maddening figures

Bajaj Pulsar 250s

Do the all-new 2021 Pulsar 250s have what it takes to carry on their legendary legacy?
Do the all-new 2021 Pulsar 250s have what it takes to carry on their legendary legacy?evo India

In its twenty years of existence, this very bike has redefined India’s biking culture. Bajaj is back with the biggest Pulsars yet – the naked N250 and the faired F250. They share the same underpinnings but get tweaked ergonomics and styling. Do the all-new 2021 Pulsar 250s pack enough to take forward this legacy? We ride them on both road and track to find out.

Ola S1 Pro

The electric scooters are the corner stone of the electrification in this country. Does the Ola S1 electric scooter live up to the hype?
The electric scooters are the corner stone of the electrification in this country. Does the Ola S1 electric scooter live up to the hype?evo Inda

Move past all the hype, and you have an electric scooter that does a few things well and a few things not-so-well. It does have good specs, a large battery and a powerful motor — giving it what should be plenty of usable performance in the real world. But is it really the revolution we were promised?

RE Continental GT-R650

We race the souped up cafe racer from RE, not between two cafes but on the Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore
We race the souped up cafe racer from RE, not between two cafes but on the Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatoreevo Inda

We got a chance to experience the GT-R650 first hand at the Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore. Based on the RE Continental GT, this GT-R 650 is a modern full-blown race bike that harks back to a bygone era, destined to set Indian racetracks on fire.

Yamaha R15

Is the R15 still the reference point in its category for performance and handling motorcycles?
Is the R15 still the reference point in its category for performance and handling motorcycles?evo India

In its fourth generation, the Yamaha R15 V4 gets a bunch of cosmetic and functional upgrades. We finally get the USD forks, and styling is now in line with the R7. There’s even an R15 M! Does the R15 continue to be the benchmark in its segment in terms of performance and handling, and remain the go-to track tool for beginners?

Ducati Monster

While the underpinnings of the new Ducati Monster are new, the philosophy is still traditional!
While the underpinnings of the new Ducati Monster are new, the philosophy is still traditional!evo India

The Monster has always been a street naked that brought superbike tech to the road. With this philosophy in mind, the all-new Ducati goes through its most significant update yet, ditching the trellis frame and bringing together the latest tech from Ducati’s modern superbikes. What do we make of it?

KTM RC200

The new KTM RC 200 brings subtle changes to a familiar package
The new KTM RC 200 brings subtle changes to a familiar packageevo India

The KTM RC range of motorcycles have always been one of the most committed, track-focused bikes you could get on a budget. For 2022, KTM has updated the RC200 with revised styling, slightly tweaked ergonomics and a new airbox, but does it all come together to offer track DNA for the street?

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