Top 5 American Cars Winning Over India Despite Industry Hurdles

Written By  Aquib Nawab

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1. General Motors Hummer

The Hummer, derived from the military Humvee 4x4, was produced from 1992 to 2009. Many H2 versions were imported into India by celebrities like Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Mika Singh, and some are still in use on Indian roads.

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Hummer H2

The General Motors Hummer H2 boasts a 3700 cc engine, priced at Rs. 75 Lakhs. With a petrol fuel tank capacity of 121 litres and 17-inch alloy wheels, it offers both power and style on Indian roads.

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2. Willys MB

The Willys MB, a significant American wartime vehicle, served as a versatile asset for the U.S. Army during World War II. Post-war, surplus Willys MBs made their way to regions worldwide, including India, where they have remained in use since the 1940s.

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Military Popularity

Its adaptability was unparalleled, as it could be outfitted with .30 or .50 caliber machine guns for combat operations. Furthermore, its design facilitated modifications for a multitude of purposes, ranging from long-range desert patrol to snow plowing, telephone cable laying, saw milling, and firefighting.

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3. Ford Mustang

Ford's inclusion of the Mustang in its domestic lineup in 2016 was met with great enthusiasm. Despite Ford's departure from the Indian market, Mustangs remain a cherished sight on Indian roads, embodying timeless appeal and performance.

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Horsepower Engine

It boasts a powerful 5.0-liter V8 engine running on petrol, generating 396 horsepower and 515 Newton-meters of torque. With a rear-wheel drive configuration, it offers decent ground clearance for a sports car, ensuring versatility across different driving environments.

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4. The Chrysler

The Chrysler 1928, while never formally introduced in India, saw some imported examples decades ago, occasionally featuring in iconic Hindi movies. Despite their cultural presence, few have undergone restoration, heightening their rarity and historical importance.

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5. The Wrangler

The Wrangler, an iconic American vehicle, symbolizes the evolution from the Willys MB. Initially launched by Jeep India as a Completely Built-Up (CBU) unit in 2019, it transitioned to local production by 2021. It stands out as the only American SUV in this list and continues to be sold in India.

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It boasts a 1995 cc engine with 268 bhp and 400 Nm torque, available in 4WD/AWD. It includes heavy-duty Dana 44 axles, a sophisticated transfer case, locking front/rear differentials, heavy-duty shocks, and 255/75 R17 tires for versatile terrain handling.

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