The Indian market has a huge portfolio of cars.This gives customers a range of options.However, many customers are unaware that many cars even exist, like the ones here. Here are ten cars that are very rare in the market and why you should consider them.
Fiat Urban Cross
Fiat launched the Punto-based Urban Cross in India last year. The crossover is similar to the Avventura but is more stylish and does not get the complicated tailgate mounted spare wheel system. The Urban Cross comes with body cladding, roof mounted spoiler and also gets roof rails as standard across all the variants making it look very attractive.
Why should you buy it? The Urban Cross stands out from other cars in its segment. Also, the top-end model of the car is powered by the 1.4-litre T-Jet petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 140 BHP. The amount of power the car offers in the sub-10 lakh segment is great value for money.
Isuzu launched the Toyota Fortuner rivalling SUV in India in 2014. While the V-Cross pick-up truck based on the SUV got a good response in the market, the SUV itself did not get much traction. The SUV is very spacious and gets a powerful 3.0-litre engine that produces a maximum of 161 BHP-360 Nm.
Why should you buy it? The MU7 offers as big space as the Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. The vehicle also has a dominating road presence. The manual version of the vehicle is priced only at Rs. 20.14 lakh which is great value for money. The automatic version is priced at Rs. 23.19 lakh.
The Gurkha is a purpose built off-road vehicle that competes against Mahindra Thar. The Gurkha looks inspired by the Mercedes G-Wagen, and many enthusiasts do slight modifications to make G-Wagen replicas based on it. The Gurkha comes with a factory-fitted snorkel that further elevates the performance of the vehicle.
Why should you buy it? The Gurkha is in its league when it comes to the looks. The boxy design of the vehicle grabs a lot of eyes on the road. Unlike the Thar, the Gurkha also comes with hard-top version and Force offers you both 3-door and 5-door options with the SUV.
Chevrolet launched the Trailblazer in India to fill the void left by the Captiva. The Trailblazer comes with pure American looks, but sadly, it does not offer 4X4 in India. The SUV is priced at Rs. 24 lakh and comes in only one variant.
Why should you buy it? The Trailblazer draws power from a 2.8-litre diesel engine that produces a maximum power of 197 BHP and an earth-moving torque of 500 Nm. The huge SUV can hit 100 km/h mark in under 10 seconds which is very impressive.
The Abarth-badged Fiat Punto is the first ‘true’ hot hatchback in the Indian market. The vehicle gets performance oriented suspension set-up that gives it mind-boggling handling. The Abarth Punto also looks very stylish with Scorpion graphic on the roof.
Why should you buy it? The car is powered by a 1.4-litre T-Jet petrol engine that produces a maximum of 145 BHP and 212 Nm of maximum torque. The vehicle is priced at only Rs. 9.95 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi which makes it the cheapest Abarth you can buy in India. The Abarth Punto can surpass many higher-end cars.