Autolife Nepal October 2014 issue out on stands now

octoberThe NADA Autoshow is always a high point of the year for all auto enthusiasts, but for us here at AutoLife, the actual fun starts when the event ends. For the few months after the auto expo, we get to test drive/ride some of the freshest new wheels in the Nepali market.

What follows, is us going slightly overboard with a review heavy issue such as the one you’re holding right now. But hey, who’s complaining? In this issue you will be reading about a much awaited crossover, a value for money compact sedan, a rejuvenated legend and a revamped Italian hatchback. Which should be enough to keep you going for the rest of the month.

First in line is the Japanese crossover, Toyota Etios Cross which we took to Tokha to give really test how it performed. We ended up deeming this Toyota the best amongst those carrying the Etios badge, read more about how we came into the conclusion.

Second in line is one of the best value for money vehicles in the Nepali roads at the moment. Jam packed with features and comfort, the Hyundai Xcent really caught our attention with an enticing price tag. Of course, we had to determine for ourselves whether the Xcent was a great package or a cheaply priced mechanical box. Luckily, it wasn’t the latter.

Third, we reviewed the heir of one of the most successful touring capacitated motorcycles of its time: The Hero Karizma. After more than a decade of waiting the new model of the Karizma finally surfaced in the Nepali market and without a doubt we straddled the machine to see if it was worthy to be crowned as a worthy successor.

Last, but certainly not the least, we tested the Fiat Punto Evo. Now under the Life Automobiles dealership, they have breathed new life into the Fiat moniker with the much awaited Fiat Punto Evo and the soon to be launched new Linea. Check out our review of the lovable hatchback inside.

Apart from the reviews in our jam-packed issue, we also feature the monstrous beauty of the Mercedes AMG 6×6 on our wish list. And, after hearing rumors of Aprilia coming to town we couldn’t help but skim through the history of the motorcycle company. Read more about its evolution.

We hope you enjoy this issue of AutoLife Magazine… stay tuned for the next issue, because, believe it or not, we will be taking you to the Everest Base camp.

Cheers!

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