autoX, the fastest growing Indian motoring magazine, celebrates its 10th anniversary by announcing the top-five cars and top-three bikes of the year.
autoX celebrates its 10th anniversary in November 2016 by creating a special collectors issue. Thirty-five new cars and SUVs, launched in 2016 (everything from the Ford Mustang to the Datsun redi-GO) and fifteen bikes and scooters (ranging from the Ducati Multistrada to the Honda Navi) battle it out to be crowned the ‘Best of 2016.’
Each of these machines prove their mettle at the Buddh International Circuit, as they’re evaluated over three days by an experienced team of autoX road testers, who rate each machine out of a total score of 100 for quality, practicality, drivetrain, design, value-for-money, ride-and-handling, and much more.
After extensive testing, the ‘Best of 2016’ are:
– Ford Mustang
– Hyundai Elantra
– BMW 750Li
– Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
– Toyota Innova Crysta
A special Performance Car of the Year award was issued to the Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4.
– Triumph Thruxton R
– TVS Apache RTR 200 4V
– DSK-Benelli TNT25
In addition to this exhaustive test, autoX also tests some of the fastest cars on the planet – the McLaren 675LT, Ferrari 488GTB, Audi R8 V10 Plus, Porsche 911 Turbo S, and the Nissan GT-R. Courtesy of its international partners, Quattroruote and Dueruote, autoX also brings you an exclusive ride of the brand new, and highly anticipated, BMW G310 R.
“Thanks to pent up demand and a number of new launches, the festive season this year has been a good one for the auto industry. In an effort to steer buyers towards the standout launches of the year, we objectively test and rate the most important new cars and bikes of 2016 in a completely transparent manner,” said Dhruv Behl, Founder & Editor, autoX.
“The Vitara Brezza’s balance between style, sportiness and performance has struck a chord with customers, who have given it an overwhelming response. The Vitara Brezza sets Maruti Suzuki on a strong footing in the Utility Vehicle space, and we are delighted to accept this award from autoX. Your positive reviews and critical eye has helped us attain leadership in new segments. Keep up the good work, team autoX,” said R.S. Kalsi, Executive Director, Marketing & Sales, Maruti Suzuki India Limited.
“We are very happy to receive this highly sought-after and prestigious award from autoX. With their keen expertise in the field, the autoX team have put the Thruxton R through vigorous testing both on the road and at the Buddh International Circuit, and we are delighted that it has been crowned the autoX ‘Best of 2016.’ The Thruxton is undoubtedly one of the best modern classic motorcyclesavailable in the world today, and we are very proud that it has received such adoration – not just here in India, but across the globe,” said Vimal Sumbly, MD, Triumph Motorycyles (India).
This anniversary issue is a milestone for autoX, as it encompasses ten years of passion and commitment towards delivering the highest quality content to Indian consumers and enthusiasts. autoX provides objective vehicle reviews across the spectrum, and is also the only motoring magazine to conduct monthly performance testing at the Buddh International Circuit. Exciting features, with a bit of a twist, and motorsport are taken equally seriously as well, while some of the most exhaustive tests ever conducted are made available via autoX’s international partners, Quattroruote – Europe’s most authoritative car magazine since 1956, and the only publication in the world to have its own FIA-certified test track. All of this enables autoX to provide Indian readers with the best motoring content in the world.
The 10th anniversary special issue is available for sale at stands across the country for just Rs 100/-. A digital version of the magazine is also available from the digital newsstand Magzter (www.magzter.com). Special features and videos are available via the autoX website and social media platforms, which can be accessed via www.autox.in.