The evo India Podcast presents to you all things automotive! From news of the week to discussions on major happenings in the automotive world. Be on 2 wheels, 4 wheels or way more than that, we got you covered! We also will be sharing our experiences from the stories we're attempting, records we set and tales from our epic adventures!
Roads in India, with Adil Jal Darukhanawala | evo India Podcast
In this podcast on evo India, Assistant Editor Aatish Mishra is in conversation with Editor-at-Large Adil Jal Darukhanawala about the Indian roads. The conversation starts with the newly constructed Atal Setu and moves on to the history of Indian roads, where Adil delves deep into the Indian road network, how roads were planned, and more. They also discuss on the current condition of our roads, how the urban network is planned, and how motorsports has impacted some roads in India. And they also talk about the toll collection on our roads, and traffic law enforcement.
Maruti Suzuki's Impact on the Indian Auto Industry, with Adil Jal Darukhanawala | evo India Podcast
Celebrating four decades of the iconic Maruti Suzuki 800, the beloved people's car of India, Editor Sirish Chandran and Editor-at-large Adil Jal Darukhanawala delve into the profound impact that Maruti Suzuki has had on the Indian automotive industry throughout these 40 years. In this engaging podcast, they share captivating insights into Adil's personal experiences with the 800, exploring the evolution of this legendary vehicle through various generations, such as the Zen, A-Star, and Alto. But it's not just about the cars – the conversation also provides a fascinating glimpse into the automotive landscape of India before the inception of Maruti Udyog Limited. Adil sheds light on the conditions, challenges, and dynamics of the Indian auto industry during that era, setting the stage for the transformative journey that was to follow. The discussion also delves into the origins of the SS80, unravelling the story behind its creation, and provides insights into why the Maruti Suzuki 800 earned its reputation as the people's car.
Upcoming Luxury Cars & EVs in India | Mercedes, Porsches, Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra & more | evo India
Following our previous podcast, Editor Sirish Chandran and Assistant Editor Aatish Mishra talk about the upcoming luxury cars and EVs in India. They start off with a barrage of Mercedes including the EQG, GLS and the E-Class. Followed by the Audi Q8, Q4, and the Q6 e-tron. Continuing with the German cars, they tell us about the Porsche Panamera, 911 992.2, and the Taycan and Macan electric. A new Range Rover Evoque is also coming in, which Aatish drove a while ago. The Skoda-Volkswagen group also has a bunch of electric cars lined up for India, including the long-awaited Enyaq iV and the ID4 GTX. Coming to Indian manufacturers, the Maruti Suzuki EVX is also expected in 2024, and so is the Mahindra XUV e8, which is an EV based on the XUV700. While Tata has just launched the Punch Electric, we should also see the Curvv EV and hopefully the Sierra EV. Sirish and Aatish give a complete download and share some inside secrets about the upcoming luxury cars and SUVs of 2024
Upcoming Cars of 2024 | Polo, Thar 5 Door, New Creta, Swift, X-Trail & More | evo India Podcast
2024 is going to be full of exciting new cars and SUVs. Few that we have known about for a long time, some that are new. Editor Sirish Chandran and Assistant Editor Aatish Mishra discuss about these upcoming cars and SUVs of 2024. Starting with the hotly anticipated Volkswagen Polo, followed by the new Virtus GT Manual. They also discuss the Tata Curvv, which will come in as an EV as well as ICE. Then there's the hottest SUV on the block -- the Mahindra Thar 5-door (could it be called the Mahindra Thar Armada?). On the top, the Force Gurkha 5-door is also around the block. The Maruti Suzuki Swift will also get a new avatar and an engine. The new Hyundai Creta is also on the way. The Skoda Kodiaq and Volkswagen Tiguan will be refreshed too with some new looks and features. The Nissan X-Trail will make its comeback in 2024. Kia will launch the new Carnival MPV, and finally, the Skoda Superb will get some updates. Sirish and Aatish give us an in-depth download on all these cars and SUVs launching in 2024.
Ashish Raorane on racing in the 2024 Dakar Rally | evo India Podcast
The 2024 Dakar Rally is just around the corner, and Editor Sirish Chandran gets candid with Ashish Raorane, an Indian motorsport athlete who will be racing in the most gruelling rally in the world. They talk about how Ashish got into motorsports with the Indian National Rally Championship in 2015, and his growth as a motorcycle racer. Apart from training on the bike, he also explains the importance of diet, sleep, and other things that are necessary to keep oneself fit for rally racing. He also explains what it takes to race in Dakar; things like previous experiences, the costs involved, the skills, and a whole lot more. And to help him fuel his passion, Ashish also runs an off-road riding school, called Off Piste Racing, where he trains young and new riders and helps them build their careers in off-road racing.
Best Motorcycles (& Scooters) of 2023 | Indian Motorcycle of the Year Contenders | evo India Podcast
We are at the end of 2023, and it has been a year filled with some amazing motorcycles and scooters. The big launches of the year included the Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650, the new Royal Enfield Himalayan (the Indian Motorcycle of the Year), Hero Karizma XMR, Hero Xtreme 160R 4V, Hero Xoom 110, the Harley-Davidson X 440 which was a result of Hero and Harley's collaboration; speaking of collabs, Triumph and Bajaj also joined forces to come up the Speed 400 and the Scrambler 400 X. And also from Chakan came the new KTM 390 Duke and the 250 Duke. On the electric front, we have the Orxa Mantis, TVS X, River Indie, Ather 450S, and the Kinetic Green Zulu. Karan Ramgopal and Mandar Sawant take a look at these launches and tell what they like, and don't like about them. They also share their two-wheeler highlights and give their top three picks from the list.
Excellent talks for car fanatics
The talks have been fantastic for me. As a fairly new car fanatic and a recent follower of evo on YT, I’ve loved the different casts like BMW M SERIES and Formula E. In the Formula E podcast I found one thing lacking: Volume is extremely low in the audio setup. Makes us put very high volumes on the speakers. This is the only reason I give it 3. If this is improved then 5 stars.