You may have caught a glimpse of it at the Auto Expo, but this month we’ve got a full drive report on the Suzuki SX4 S-Cross, a crossover answer to the likes of the Renault Duster. Does it have what it takes to tackle this popular segment, and to be Maruti’s premium offering? Speaking of premium, we’ve also got a drive of the all-new BMW X5 here on Indian soil. And, to turn the wick up a fair bit further, there’s Mercedes’ monstrous 557bhp GL 63 AMG – simply the most powerful seven-seater you can buy in India. But that’s not the most outrageous car in the May 2014 issue; that’ll have to be the Lamborghini Aventador Roadster – 691bhp and 349kph of open-top exotica. Something a little more sophisticated – how about the new McLaren 650S? Or perhaps the drop-dead-gorgeous Jaguar F-type R coupé? Back to reality, we’ve got a full road test of Hyundai’s new compact sedan, the Xcent, as well as a battle with its two key rivals, the Maruti Dzire and Honda Amaze. We finally got to ride the made-in-India Harley-Davidson Street 750, one of the most eagerly anticipated bikes of the year. And in Motorsport, we’ve got reports for the first three races of the 2014 Calendar, as well as a look back on the 20 greatest moments in Ayrton Senna’s career. All this and lots more in this action-packed issue.
The exciting world of cars, brought alive in Autocar India’s engaging stories and features, has made it a ‘must-read’ magazine for anyone interested in cars. Autocar India’s exhaustive and authoritative road tests, true to the heritage of its parent title, are the best in the business. Over the years, Autocar India has grown from being just a car magazine to a comprehensive ‘car expert’ brand. Autocar India is, by far, India’s best-selling car magazine with a readership that is more than double its nearest rival. But it’s not numbers alone that make Autocar India the country’s best car magazine. Since its first issue back in September 1999, it has regularly been the first with the news and has earned an enviable reputation for breaking stories before any other media.