It’s a brand new year, so we decided to treat you with the best cars and bikes that are coming your way in 2019. Now, although we’d have loved to begin the new year with an internal combustion bang, we are doing the celebrations in a rather subdued manner, for we got our hands on Audi’s first ever all-electric vehicle, the e-Tron SUV, which is going to arrive on our shores this year. If you aren’t quite sold on the idea of electrified mobility, there’s a lot more in store for you. 2019 will see BMW bring the latest-gen 3 Series in India, and we’ve already driven it. Is it still the best driver’s sports saloon? Find out in our Jan issue! On the mainstream side of things, there are two brand new SUVs that are going to enter our market – the Tata Harrier and Nissan Kicks. And while both are touted to be game changers for their respective manufacturers, the real question is if they can deliver the goods to the customers.
Another huge highlight of 2019 is going to be Jawa Motorcycles. The revered nameplate is finally back on showroom floors across the country and Jawa motorcycles have already been launched and sold out till September 2019. However, do Jawa bikes really live up to the hype? In this issue, we ride both of their offerings – the Jawa and Forty Two – to find the answer.
Among other highlights, we pitch the all-new Hyundai Santro against the Maruti Suzuki Celerio in a battle of affordable automatic gearboxes. For hardcore petrolheads, we’ve also got the first drive report of Porsche’s spanking new Cayenne Turbo SUV. And if that’s not enough, we also have a very special experiential drive review of a beautiful Singer 911, straight from the West Coast of America. And that’s not just it, our January issue also packs all the latest happenings from the world of gadgets, tech and motorsports.