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  • News l Reviews l Buying & Selling l Lifestyle l Garage l A to Z Profile l Market Place

    Market Place

    Local car listings

    AtoZ profile216 cars facts

    and figures

    DRIVEN BMW X1, Range Rover Evoque, Volvo XC-60,

    Skoda Octavia, Mercedes E-class coupINSIDE

    Why do cars catch fire?

    good looking AWd Crossover

    Road Rocket at bargain prices Practical luxury coup The baby Range Rover

    December 2015

    Vol 1Issue 3

    `70 IndIas fIrst magazIne dedIcated to pre-owned cars

    TM

    MAGAZINE

    Under 5 Lakhs

    top 6

    saLoons

  • DRIVEN MAGAZINE I DECEMBER 2015

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  • 3India has always been a cost-sensitive market, but when it came to buying cars, we used to pay a premium to own diesel powered vehicles so that running costs could be under control. No more. Car owners now want the cost of buying cars to be low too, hence the preference for pre-owned cars. Also, with the prices of petrol and diesel decontrolled, people see more value in buying

    petrol powered vehicles at unbelievably low prices. All this has now pushed the sales of pre-owned car sales in India to almost the same as new car sales - signaling the growing trend of low cost of automobile ownership, right from the beginning.

    With this in mind, we got about the task of identifying pre-owned entry-level luxury cars that we can buy for Rupees 5 Lakhs - the amount we have to shell down for a new normal hatchback. This quest threw up some interesting facts did you know that you could buy a pre-owned Mercedes C-Class, a Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Camry, or a Skoda Octavia well under the five lakh mark? These petrol-powered cars, though used, are much better cars with more powerful engines, more safety features, more cabin space, separate boot for luggage, more luxury and a few rungs above on the desirability scale and image they portray. Weve presented them in a bare-bones style so you get to the crux of the matter quickly.

    The Skoda Octavia, mentioned above has also been road tested by our team. Weve found it to be one potent road rocket, a true enthusiasts car with high levels of build quality, sun roof, airbags the works, and the important part is that its 1.8 litre engine puts out 160 bhp and can take you all the way to 230 kmph all for under 5 lakhs! Now compare that to a hatchback which has 70 bhp on the average and struggles to touch 140 kmph and has no safety features whatsoever!

    Weve been including a fair number of luxury cars in the magazine, as dealers around the country are witnessing a sale of these upscale models. Most professionals from the medical, engineering, infotech, real estate, startups and other hot fields are consciously putting their money on luxury cars to make them stand out from the crowd. Look around you while driving youre bound to see at least one luxury car driving in your line of sight in any city in India... and this can only be a good thing as all of us - whether we drive a hatchback or a luxury car are looking for the next better car.

    Another area of concern is the way cars are spontaneously catching fire these days. Are we safe in our own cars? What causes these fires, and what can be done to prevent them? We look at this fiery subject in detail.

    As we bid goodbye to this year and welcome the new, we encourage you to bid goodbye to your old cars and welcome newer models into your life. Trust us, after you experience the levels of luxury and performance, youll never go back to your old car ever!

    And like I always say, if you need answers to recurring problems with your cars, advice on things mechanical, want us to cover a particular story, send bouquets or brickbats, please write to me on editor@driven.co.in.

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    Driven Magazine is a monthly magazine published 12 times a year by DRIVEN MAGAZINE PVT LTD. The views and opinions expressed in this magazine are not necessarily that of the publisher. All rights reserved by the publisher and the collaborative partner. No portions of this magazine may be reproduced in whole or part without the written consent of the publisher. Although every effort has been taken to ensure the correctness and accuracy, Driven Magazine and its editorial staff shall not be held responsible for any claims and/or actions as a result of the unauthorised views of any persons name or photograph whether copyright or patent materials.

    Printed at KalaJyothi process Pvt Ltd, 1-1-60/5, RTC X Roads, Hyderabad-500020.

    Telangana

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    Editor-in-ChiefBlessing Johnson

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  • DRIVEN MAGAZINE I DECEMBER 2015

    Contents

    NEWS IMPRESSION COMPAROSTATA ZICA

    SuZukI IGNIS

    NEW INNoVA

    TRAIl BlAZER

    BENTAyGA To DRIVE INTo INDIA

    XuV GoES AuToMATIC

    MAhINDRA To ACquIRE PININfARINA

    MERCEDES GlE CouP

    SEVEN-SEATER SuV fRoM SkoDA?

    BMW X1

    RANGE RoVER EVoquE

    VolVo XC-60

    SkoDA oCTAVIA

    BMW 320D SERIES VS AuDI A4 2.0 TDI

    hyuNDAI I20 ElITE VS MARuTI SuZukI SWIfT

    MARuTI SuZukI DZIRE VS hoNDA AMAZE

    MAhINDRA XuV500 VS TATA SAfARI STRoME

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    FEATURE

    Why Do CARS CATCh fIRE?

    40

    GARAGE

    SIX ENTRy lEVEl luXuRy SAlooNS uNDER 5 lAkhS

    fuEl EffICIENCy

    42

    44

    A to Z PROFILE

    DETAIlS of 216 uSED CARS AVAIlABlE IN ThE INDIAN MAkET.

    46

    CLASSIFIEDS

    ClASSIfIED ADS foR CARS - INDIVIDuAlS SEllING ThEIR RIDES

    64LIFESTYLE

    MERCEDES E-ClASS CouP

    hISToRy

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  • LETTER BOX

    Dear Sir,I chanced upon you m

    agazine in Ratnadeep

    and picked it up without expecting anythin

    g,

    but Im happy to say that my decision to p

    ick

    up your magazine was a wise one. I liked

    the reviews of the pre-owned cars presente

    d

    in a crisp manner. Even the side by side

    comparisons are good I could go back an

    d

    forth without turning the page as in other

    magazines. Keep it up.

    - Akash Kumar, Bowenpally,

    Hyderabad

    Dear Sir,Im middle class man working in Private Sector Company and am very interested in automobiles, but my family situation is not conducive to buying a car. At least that is what I thought, but Driven magazine has opened my eyes and broadened my horizons about the used cars that are within our reach. I was very impressed with your story on the Maruti Alto 800, and the price it was available at, and am happy to say that weve bought a white Alto last month. Thank you for your guidance.

    - Vinay Karkare, Bengaluru

    Dear Sir,Someone hand

    ed me a copy of the Driven

    magazine outside our college.

    I took it home

    and read it. Theres so much i

    nformation on

    used cars, that even my dad st

    arted reading

    it. The magazine was on our ce

    nter table all

    month and all the visitors to o

    ur house read it

    and wanted to take it. It is ver

    y informative,

    but I have one complaint th

    ere is no article

    on what women drivers shoul

    d look for in used

    cars.- Renuka Nair,

    Hyderabad

    Dear Sir,Your magazine

    has a lot of usable informatio

    n

    on used cars, but why do you

    feature so many

    high-end