The automobile industry in India is the world’s fourth largest. India was the world’s fourth largest manufacturer of cars and seventh largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles in 2019.The upcoming cars in India are a testimony to what we will be seen rolling on our roads in the near future. The competition in the market is still growing with new brands coming up so frequently.But there are some cars which are old but still they are value for money.
1) Ford Ecosport
The Ford Ecosport, the global crossover or compact-SUV is available in a powerful diesel engine, a refined petrol engine and a more fun turbocharged petrol unit. The latest generation of the EcoSport comes with a lot of new features, packaged well in a premium interior. The Ford EcoSport offers excellent build quality too; something unmatchable by its rivals. The crossover also gets class-leading safety features such as Ford’s Emergency Assistance – a system which uses the paired smartphone to contact emergency services in the event of an accident.
The Ford EcoSport’s 123hp, 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine is refined and peppy. This naturally aspirated petrol engine is mated with 5-speed manual gearbox isn’t the slickest, the torque converter auto is smooth. The another engine in ford ecosport is the diesel engine, which produces 100bhp, this 1.5-litre diesel engine works really well on the EcoSport. It’s not the quietest engine but the linear power delivery makes it a great deal for car enthusiasts.The ground clearance of Ford Ecosport is 200 mm.
2) Volkswagen Polo
The Volkswagen Polo is proof that old cars can be successful even today.Volkswagen polo was first launched in India in 2010, and it is more than a generation old, but it has been in a constant state of evolution. Over the years, it has been powered by no less than eight different engines.
However, it’s the 2020 Volkswagen Polo 1.0 TSI that gets the most accomplished engine yet. With constant styling and mechanical updates, the Polo still rakes in decent numbers despite being more than a decade old. It’s also the entry-level point if you want a tough and solid German car.
The new 2020 Polo 1.0 TSI gets a 6-speed manual gearbox for the first time, to strengthen driver appeal.In its place, the new Polo GT will get a conventional torque converter-equipped 6-speed auto.The 0-100 acceleration timing of 2020 Polo TSI is 9.97 seconds.
3) Renault Duster
The Renault Duster is available in petrol only. Although not being under four metres of length, the Renault Duster is one of the first SUVs that spread the compact-SUV trend in the country. The renault India has recently launched the Renault Duster with a new 1.3-litre turbo-petrol motor.This 1,330cc turbo petrol makes 156PS at 5,500rpm and generates 254Nm of torque at 1,600rpm. The ARAI-rated fuel economy figures are 16.5 kmpl for the manual and 16.42 kmpl with the CVT version.Apart from its turbo petrol engine the ,1.5-litre petrol will continue to be sold alongside this engine, with prices starting from Rs 8.59 lakh. The base Duster with a turbo-petrol engine starts from Rs 10.49 lakh. The new engine pairs with either a six-speed manual or a seven-step CVT.
4) Hyundai Grand i10
The Grand i10 was always appealing to the eye and a best-seller. Hyundai has made some changes and improved the overall drivability of the car. But, not many improvements have been made in terms of safety. It is still worth a buy for city driving purpose .
5) Skoda rapid / Volkswagen polo
The engine of skoda rapid, shared with the Polo and Vento TSI from sister (and rival) brand VW, has an impressive spec sheet. It produces a strong 110hp and 175Nm of torque, which is a 5hp and 22Nm bump up over the previous 1.6-litre. A new 6-speed manual replaces the old 5-speed unit but those looking for an automatic variant will have to wait until September for the new 6-speed torque converter auto.