Porsche’s 911 Turbo S and its AWD rivals headline the March 2022 issue of evo India, along with a mighty face-off between the Mahindra Thar and Force Gurkha
The Porsche 911 Turbo S faces off against its rivals in the March 2022 issue of evo India, alongside the Audi Quattro, Mahindra Thar and Force GurkhaTeam evo India

Porsche’s 911 Turbo S and its AWD rivals headline the March 2022 issue of evo India, along with a mighty face-off between the Mahindra Thar and Force Gurkha

We also review the Porsche Taycan, the Mercedes-Maybach S 580, the Jeep Compass Trailhawk, bring together the best electric scooters available right now and a lot more

The March 2022 issue is headlined by the Porsche 911 Turbo S which has been pit against its AWD cars like the BMW M4 Competition xDrive, the Toyota GR Yaris and the Audi RS3 to see if this drivetrain format can still deliver thrills. Also on the cover is the Mahindra Thar against its only worthy rival, the Force Gurkha. The Thar has been heavily updated and now the Gurkha gets a generational upgrade to take it on fair and square.

Also in this issue are first-drive reviews of the Skoda Slavia, both in 1.0 and 1.5 guises, the new Maruti Suzuki Baleno, the first all-electric BMW M car, the i4 M50. Apart from this, we also drive the RWD Porsche Taycan to see if it is the best enthusiast EV. On the other end of the spectrum, we also have the latest Mercedes-Maybach S 580 on test, to see what the upper echelon of luxury feels like. On two wheels, we have a massive shootout of the four best electric two-wheelers you could buy today — the Ola S1 Pro, the Ather 450X, the TVS iQube and the Bajaj Chetak. We've also ridden the Tork Kratos R, the Bounce Infinity and the Honda CB650R. Our TUNED section takes a look at two enthusiast driven automotive clubs – 4S Auto and Autodose India.

Catch all this and much more in the March 2022 issue of evo India. Click here to grab your copy!

The Porsche 911 Turbo S  is not the only AWD beast around anymore.
The Porsche 911 Turbo S is not the only AWD beast around anymore. Team evo India

911 Turbo S v rivals

As the power figures in cars these days start to climb higher and higher, more manufacturers are starting to adopt AWD drivetrains. But is this the solution? We find out by taking out the Porsche 911 Turbo S against the BMW M4 Competition xDrive, the Toyota GR Yaris and the Audi RS3 Saloon

We find out if the Skoda Slavia lives up to the hype or not
We find out if the Skoda Slavia lives up to the hype or notTeam evo India

Skoda Slavia

The Skoda Slavia is built on the familiar MQB A0 IN, and comes with two engine options – a three-cylinder, 1-litre TSI that can be paired to a six-speed manual or torque convertor or for the enthusiast, there’s also the 1.5-litre four-cylinder TSI mated to either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed DSG gearbox. Can the Slavia make sedans great again? We get behind its wheel to find out.

The new Baleno is put through the wringer to see what's changed
The new Baleno is put through the wringer to see what's changed Team evo India

Maruti Suzuki Baleno

Maruti Suzuki recently launched the updated Baleno and it took us all by surprise with its competitive pricing. The update to the Baleno apart from cosmetic changes includes a comprehensive overhaul of the chassis, updates to the engine, and brakes. Highlights include a HUD screen and a 360-degree camera. There’s also better quality steel used to build the car. Is it a mere facelift or a proper improvement over the older car?

The BMW i4 answers the question we feared: an electric M sedan?
The BMW i4 answers the question we feared: an electric M sedan?Team evo India

BMW i4

The electric revolution is catching up and catching up fast. Gone are the days when electric mobility simply meant battery operated cars that went no faster than a slow RC car. Now, however, we have the very first electric BMW M car, the i4 M50, which makes a mental 536bhp with its twin e-motors. Does it deliver the M formula that we’ve all come to expect from a BMW M?

The terrifyingly quick Porsche Taycan shows its chops on our roads
The terrifyingly quick Porsche Taycan shows its chops on our roadsTeam evo India

Porsche Taycan

The Porsche Taycan is an extremely desirable EV. We drove the base model with RWD and 469bhp of electric power to find out if it can check all the right boxes, and can truly deliver on the thrill of driving.

Is the Mercedes-Maybach S580 the better version of the best car in the world?
Is the Mercedes-Maybach S580 the better version of the best car in the world? Team evo India

Mercedes-Maybach S580

This is opulence. If you thought the Mercedes-Benz S-Class was the epitome of luxury on four wheels, wait till you set foot in the Mercedes-Maybach S 580. The made-in-India Maybach comes with a massive V8, more space and even more luxury than a regular S-Class.

The Mini Cooper JCW has a word purely for it: pocket rocket
The Mini Cooper JCW has a word purely for it: pocket rocketTeam evo India

Mini Cooper JCW

Mini is a brand that’s iconic and instantly recognisable like few other car manufacturers in the world. We drive the facelift of the three-door John Cooper Works to find out if it lives up to its driving heritage too!

The fight you've been waiting for! The Thar takes on the Gurkha
The fight you've been waiting for! The Thar takes on the Gurkha Team evo India

Force Gurkha v Mahindra Thar

The Mahindra Thar finally has a properly worthy opponent in the Force Gurkha. Can the Thar hold its own against the 4x4 prowess of the Gurkha? We drive the two SUVs on-road and off-road to find out.

The Compass is treated to a playdate
The Compass is treated to a playdateTeam evo India

Jeep Compass Trailhawk

The Trailhawk takes the Compass’ serious off-road ability a step further. Now updated for 2022, we drive the facelifted Jeep Compass Trailhawk in its natural habitat to see what has changed.

The Audi Quattro has adorned countless wall posters
The Audi Quattro has adorned countless wall posters Team evo India

ICON: Audi Quattro

Audi, with their Quattro technology, set the ball rolling for a revolution in the automotive industry that would redefine the way manufacturers could harness all the power from their engines. We drive the original Audi Quattro to see where it all began.

EVs have become proper stuff, and we play with the best of them
EVs have become proper stuff, and we play with the best of themTeam evo India

Electric Avenues

Our cover story was all about finding out which the best AWD sports car is. It’s no secret that electric cars have become extremely competent over the years and scarily fast as well. So, why didn’t we include EVs in our AWD story? Read this story to find out.

Ceat Milaze tyres

Tyres play a crucial role in our quest to attain the #ThrillofDriving, but it is a factor we often overlook. Knowing when it is time to change your tyres is not always as easy to figure out as it seems. But, CEAT Tyres has a solution.

The hype around electric scooters doesn't die, and we want to find out why
The hype around electric scooters doesn't die, and we want to find out whyTeam evo India

Electric Scooter Comparo

The EV revolution is here, even in the two-wheeler department with the offerings becoming more polished and promising enough to actually replace your ICE-powered scooter. But in the influx of EVs which one should you be spending your hard-earned money on? We pit the four best offerings — the Ola S1 Pro, the Ather 450X, the TVS iQube and the Bajaj Chetak to find out.

Does the Tork live upto its promise?
Does the Tork live upto its promise?Team evo India

Tork Kratos R

Tork Motors has been around for a while now and they have finally launched the Kratos R, a performance-oriented electric two-wheeler that comes with a lot of promise. Can the Kratos R deliver on all that Tork Motors claims and will it become the benchmark of the #ThrillofRiding? We ride it to find out.

Bounce has entered the chock-full electric scooter scene
Bounce has entered the chock-full electric scooter sceneTeam evo India

Bounce Infinity E1

The Bounce Infinity E1 is the first consumer product from the company Bounce Infinity that has been around for a while now after having operated a fleet of EVs for a while now. The E1 comes with the promise of being a properly viable solution to the ICE scooter with adequate amounts of performance, a solid chassis setup and a trick up its sleeve — a swappable battery. Is this the most viable electric scooter option then?

Is the CB650R all brawn and no brain?
Is the CB650R all brawn and no brain?Team evo India

Honda CB650R

The CB650R is the most affordable inline-four in Honda’s catalogue of products. It looks gorgeous with its neo-retro styling, has a creamy inline-four engine, gets a solid chassis setup but can it do enough to justify its Rs 8.68 lakh price tag in an extremely competitive segment?

We visit one of the best car enthusiast clubs in the country today
We visit one of the best car enthusiast clubs in the country todayTeam evo India

TUNED: Autodose India

You don’t need a fancy car or bike to be an enthusiast. It really isn't about what you ride or drive but it’s the passion you poses that makes you an enthusiast, These are exactly the values that Autodose India is founded on. We take a deep dive into what the community is all about.

Four Season Auto promises a bright future for modding
Four Season Auto promises a bright future for moddingTeam evo India

TUNED: 4S Auto

Four Seasons Auto is one of the finest tuning shops in Mumbai who have a strong belief in the electric future. We take a closer look at what makes this team of driven enthusiasts tick.

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