With the feature packed VW Passat by your side, Mondays have more than just one colour.
I HATE MONDAY MORNINGS. MORE than the return to routine that the start of the week entails, it’s the ubiquity that Mondays bring back that especially haunt me. The ubiquity of the working week; driving to and from work and being stuck in endless traffic jams can be exhausting and, frankly, gloomy. You feel like one among the crowd of bored-out-of-their-minds office goers. One fine Monday however, the Volkswagen Passat came forward to rescue miserable me.
Much to my dismay an early start with the Passat was planned and I left the comforts of my house at 7am. Immediately obvious was the fact that the Passat is dressed to impress. The muscular tightly pinched lines all over the Passat help accentuate its well-balanced proportions. The shade of metallic blue on the one I was driving around elevated it to another level. The elegant design holds its own and is quite handsome to look at with its LED headlamps and tail lamps easily recognisable even at a distance – plus it does not age quickly like other flashy designs. The Passat has the classic charm of a gentleman in a well-tailored suit and that is something that never gets old.
Continue reading your story on the app
Continue reading your story in the magazine
IT'S A JEEP THING
The mighty Wrangler is as capable as ever and now it’s made right here in India
ICON - RUF RTURBO
More powerful than Porsche’s contemporary GT2, the 347kmph Rturbo was once the fastest new production car money could buy. Today, almost two decades later, it remains as desirable as ever
Goldy Nagdev has a seriously impressive fleet of enthusiast-cars at his disposal, and the Thar is the latest one to join the lot. Where does it fit in to his garage?
THE GENIUS OF KARI
A beautiful balance of power vs grip marks out the McDowell 1000, the last indigenous sports car to be raced in India and a reminder of the engineering genius that was S Karivardhan. We drive one of only two still in existence
“THIS WILL DEFINITELY DRIVE LIKE A VOLKSWAGEN”
Says managing director of SAVW, Gurpratap Boparai, the man helming the technical, engineering and production teams that brought the mid-size SUV to production
WILL IT SLIDE?
Only one way to find out…
A barrage of enthusiast-focused hatches have come, and we’re at your service to tell you which one is best
From ’60s Daytona through to today’s 812 Superfast, Ferrari has offered an unrivalled series of front-V12 powered super-GTs. We drive five of the best
BEAUTY & THE BEAST
The Trans Arunachal Drive 2021 was a road trip of epic proportions through the state of Arunachal Pradesh, and what better way to explore it than from behind the wheel of the Mahindra Thar
Future Is SUVW
With the Taigun at its core, Volkswagen India are doubling down on their SUVW strategy for India
Falling Over a Cliff
Courtney Henderson, 19, and Gavin Caruso, 23, fell 50 feet during a storm in June of 2020. Only one survived.
The Last Best Place
Add your voice to the call to protect Montana’s Gallatin Range, a critical–but unprotected–habitat bordering Yellowstone National Park.
The Long Way Down
Active Pass member Robin Mino takes the rocky route on the descent from Huemul Pass to Lake Viedma in Patagonia.
Our writer reconciles her family and her future on the path to Harding Icefield.
Flowers aren’t just for meadows. Look up to see spring among the branches.
Emily Ford THRU-HIKER
Late last December, Emily Ford, 28, of Duluth, Minnesota, took her first steps on Wisconsin’s 1,200-mile Ice Age Trail with a borrowed sled dog named Diggins. “I was laid off from my job as head gardener at the Glensheen Mansion, and I took full advantage,” she says. Ten weeks later, she became the first woman and second person ever to thru-hike the IAT in winter.
How I got my footing back as a 300-pound adventurer on the Long Trail.
LICENSE TO THRILL
Actress and model Natalie Martinez has secret agent skills among her many talents
Eye of the Storm
Foul-weather backcountry days have an allure all their own.
The work of Bob Carlos Clarke is revealed in one of the most impressive photography books ever published