Planning to buy a car for yourself? Why not check the best available desi made in India cars?
The ‘Make in India’ initiative by the Indian Government has made a huge impact in the Indian automobile industry. The car makers are now taking the step of making cars in India for the world more seriously than ever before.
Here is a list of ten best made in India cars, with highest localization levels possible:
The Tata Nexon is one of the recent cars which has made India proud on the global platform, for it was the first ever ‘Make in India’ car to attain a five star rating in Global NCAP crash tests. The sub-compact crossover was introduced back in 2017, and since then, has been a consistent seller for Tata in India.
The Tata Nexon can be had with either a 1.2-liter petrol engine, which makes 120 PS of power and 170 Nm of torque or a 1.5-liter diesel engine, which produces 110 PS of power and 260 Nm of torque. A 6-speed manual and a 6-speed AMT gearbox are the transmission options for both these engines.
Like its sibling, the Nexon, the Tata Altroz too has attained a five star rating in the Global NCAP crash tests. Along with this, the Altroz has managed to revolutionize its segment with its amazing design in and out as well as the space it has on offer.
The Tata Altroz is available with three engine options – a 1.2-liter petrol engine, which makes 86 PS of power and 113 Nm of torque, the same 1.2-liter engine in turbocharged form which belts out110 PS of power and 140 Nm of torque and a 1.5-liter diesel engine which churns out 90 PS of power and 200 Nm of torque. All these engine options come with a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard.
While the overall design of the Mahindra Thar is reminiscent of a certain American SUV, the fact that it has been completely developed in India for the lifestyle segment of SUVs makes it a very special vehicle in the Indian context. The four star rating it attained in the Global NCAP crash tests too has added in this package like a crowned jewel.
Available in both hard top and soft top convertible forms, the Mahindra Thar can either be had with a 2.0-liter turbo petrol engine, which makes 150 PS of power and 320 Nm of torque, or a 2.2-liter diesel engine, which produces 130 PS of power and 300 Nm of torque. With a four wheel drive system offered as standard, the engine comes with transmission options of 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic.
The Mahindra XUV300 has been an important product in the Indian manufacturer’s portfolio for India. It not only caters to the highly competitive segment of subcompact SUVs, but also is the safest vehicle it has made ever, as it scored five star rating in the Global NCAP crash tests.
The Mahindra XUV300 is on sale with two engine options – a 1.2-liter turbo petrol engine, which promises 110 PS of power and 200 Nm of torque and a 1.5-liter diesel engine, which produces 120 PS of power and 300 Nm of torque. The gearbox options on offer are a 6-speed manual and 6-speed AMT for both the engines.
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Nissan finally woke up from its long slumber in the Indian car market and has bounced back strongly with the all new Magnite. The Nissan Magnite is the first ever shot by the Japanese car maker in the subcompact SUV/crossover segment.
The Nissan Magnite is solely available with a 1.0-liter engine option, which makes 72 PS of power and 96 Nm of torque in the naturally aspirated form and 100 PS of power and 160 Nm of torque in the turbocharged form. A 5-speed manual gearbox is offered as standard, with the option of CVT being offered in the turbocharged engine variants.
Honda has given a tough fight to the leadership of the Maruti Suzuki Dzire in the subcompact sedan category with the second generation model of the Amaze. While the new Honda Amaze was developed in Thailand, it is made only in India
The engine options available in the Honda Amaze are a 1.2-liter petrol engine, which pumps out 90 PS of power and 110 Nm of torque, and a 1.5-liter diesel engine, which makes 100 PS of power and 200 Nm of torque. The gearbox options available in both the engine options of Honda Amaze are 5-speed manual and a CVT.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza was the first completely in-house developed product from Maruti Suzuki Indian Ltd. And since its launch, the sub-compact SUV has managed to be the segment leader, banking on its traditional SUV design and Maruti Suzuki’s leadership in after sales experience.
The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, in its current facelifted form, is powered by a 1.5-liter petrol engine. This engine can be had with either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic gearbox, and produces 105 PS of maximum power and 138 Nm of maximum torque.
Maruti Suzuki Dzire
While the Tata Indigo eCS was the first ever sub-compact sedan in the Indian car market, the Suzuki Dzire is responsible for making this segment very much popular. This sedan version of the Swift hatchback is exclusively made in India for the world, and offers a proper three-box sedan experience at the price of a premium hatchback.
Powering the Maruti Suzuki Dzire is a 1.2-liter engine, which is available with a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT gearbox, and produces 90 PS of power and 113 Nm of torque.
The Renault Kwid was a big move from the French car maker not only for India, but for its entire global lineup. Back when it was launched in 2016, the Kwid was developed completely in India as its most affordable car, with high localization levels of 98%. For its segment, the Renault Kwid came in as a fresh breeze with its SUV-inspired design and youthful features.
Renault offers Kwid with two petrol engine options – a 0.8-liter engine, which churns out 54 PS of power and 72 Nm of torque and a 1.0-liter engine, which makes 68 PS of power and 91 Nm of torque. Both these engine options come with a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard, with an optional 5-speed AMT offered with the 1.0-liter petrol engine.
Renault is known for its expertise in making MPVs all over the world, and its Indian arm used that very expertise for designing and engineering the Triber. The Renault Triber offers the practicality of a proper seven seater MPV and trendy features within the mark of sub-four meter length.
The Renault Triber can be had with a standard 1.0-liter petrol engine, which makes 72 PS of power and 96 Nm of torque, with both 5-speed manual and 5-speed AMT gearbox options available across its range.