Out of numerous cars that are on sale in the market today, there are many which stand out from the rest. Even though they may not be crowd-pullers in terms of sales, these vehicles are hugely admired for what they are and how different they are from the rest. Many of these cars have the potential of becoming “future classics”! Which are these cars? Let’s find out.
The Abarth Punto is the most affordable Abarth badge car that you can buy in India. It is also the most powerful car under Rs. 10 lakhs in India and it purely targets the hard-core enthusiasts. The made-in-India Abarth Punto gets some racy decals and is different from the international version of the vehicle.
The Abarth Punto is powered by a turbocharged 1.4-litre petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 145 Bhp and peak torque of 210 Nm. The car can sprint from 0-100 km/h in just 8.8 seconds. With only a few examples of the Abarth Punto in the market, it sure will make for a great future classic.
The Mahindra Thar brings back the memories of the legendary MM540. Currently, the Thar is the most customised/modified vehicle in the Indian market. It is built on a new chassis and gets a powerful engine. The Thar’s vintage looks with the soft top makes it a head-turner. The new Thar also gets better interiors that can make it a daily drive. It had a character that can be best defined by the amount of mud on it. The Thar has cemented its place in the off-road enthusiast’s hearts and it will become a future classic when the time comes.
The Maruti Gypsy has lived a long life in the Indian market. One of the oldest production vehicles in India, the Gypsy is still serving at one of the most challenging places on the Earth, with the Indian Army. The Gypsy is the cheapest 4X4 vehicle available in the Indian market and it is powered by a petrol engine. The 1.3-litre petrol unit keeps the Gypsy lightweight and quite capable. Almost all the Indian rallies and off-road championship find extremely modified Gypsy SUVs. It sure finds a special place in most Indian hearts because of its Army connection.
Force Motors In India is best known for their travel coaches. However, the Gurkha from the brand is a true legend when it comes to off-roading. The Gurkha’s uncanny similarities with the legendary Mercedes G-Wagen makes it even more desirable for enthusiasts. That is not the only Mercedes-Benz connection.
Powering the Force Gurkha is a 2.6-litre Mercedes-Benz derived engine. It gets many off-road specific features like differential locks on both the axles, factory-fitted snorkel and much more. The Gurkha is on the list because of its character and the way it behaves when it goes off the road.
Volkswagen Polo GT TSI
The Volkswagen Polo is an enthusiast’s delight and is known for its extremely good driving dynamics. The Polo GT TSI is one of the first hot hatchbacks in modern times and features a turbocharged petrol engine and a 7-Speed DSG transmission. The Polo GT TSI is powered by a 1.2-litre turbocharged engine that produces a maximum power of 103 Bhp and 175 Nm of peak torque. The 7-speed DSG transmission makes it a truly blissful car to drive. The timeless design of the Polo matched with the powerful engine and the super smooth transmission makes it a true future classic.