Continued: 10 cars that are so rare that you don’t even know they exist

Here are five more cars that are very rare in the Indian market and reasons to buy them.

Toyota Prius


The Prius is said to be the best hybrid car in the world. In India, the Prius did not get much attention due to its expensive price tag and its odd design. Toyota recently launched the latest version, which looks very futuristic. Toyota recently launched the latest version of the vehicle in India, and it looks very futuristic. The Prius is priced at Rs. 38.96 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi.

Why should you buy it? The Prius is the cheapest full-hybrid that you can buy in India. The Prius is extremely fuel efficient too, at 26.27 km/l, and also contributes towards a clean environment.

Toyota Etios Cross

Toyota Etios Cross Sportivo

Toyota launched the Etios Cross based on the Etios Liva hatchback. The crossover styled hatchback carries heavy cladding around its body. The vehicle also gets all-black finish dashboard that gives the vehicle a dash of sportiness. The vehicle is powered by 1.2-litre petrol engine generating a maximum of 79 BHP – 104 Nm torque. There is a diesel 1.5-litre engine too that generates a maximum of 89 BHP – 134 Nm torque.

Why should you buy it? The Etios Cross stands out from the other vehicles on the road because of the standard body cladding and roof rails. The vehicle is also very rugged and can handle day-to-day city traffic’s minor brushes and scratches with ease.

Mahindra E-Verito

Mahindra Verito Electric

While quite a few know about the E20, most don’t know about the other all-electric car from Mahindra. The e-Verito is powered by 72 V 3-phase AC induction motor that generates 41 BHP of maximum power and 91 Nm of torque. The vehicle also comes with smart features like AC operation, vehicle lock and charge status, all of which can be operated remotely through a smartphone app.

Why should you buy it? It is India’s only electric sedan. With the rising pollution levels in the country, the e-Verito is a cleaner, greener solution. The vehicle can run 110 km on a single charge.

Mahindra NuvoSport

Mahindra Nuvosport 1

The NuvoSport is based on the Quanto and in its new avatar, it looks quite stylish. The NuvoSport is based on the same chassis which forms the base of the Scorpio. The vehicle also comes with cruise control, LED DRLs, multiple 12 V charging sockets and reclinable rear seats among others. The NuvoSport also offers seven seats, which makes it very practical.

Why should you buy it? The NuvoSport is powered by 100 BHP – 249 Nm diesel engine that features AMT gearbox as an option. The NuvoSport also gets 180mm of ground clearance and ladder on frame chassis for rough roads. The vehicle is also very spacious and offers 414-litre boot space that can be expanded to 850 litres by folding the middle seats.

Volkswagen Polo GTI

Volkswagen Polo GTI 18

The Polo GTI is one iconic name in the world of automobiles. The Polo GTI is powered 1.8-litre TSI turbo petrol engine that generates a massive power of 189 BHP.The engine, borrowed from the much bigger Skoda Octavia, can propel the Polo to 100 km/h from standstill in just 6.7 seconds. The vehicle is a Completely Built Unit (CBU), which attracts a huge tax and makes the vehicle very pricey at Rs. 26.09 lakh, ex-showroom.

Why should you buy it? It comes with the iconic GTI badge, and it is rare in India. The vehicle’s 3-door design is also unique.It can reach a top speed of 230 km/h, enough to even shame cars like the BMW 3-Series and Audi A4.