5 Cars that shaped the Indian automobile industry

Publish On 22/04/23, By Adminsahil

The Ford Ecosport introduced the small-capacity turbo-petrol engine in 2013, which kickstarted the subcompact SUV trend.

Tata Sierra, a two-door lifestyle SUV, failed to impress buyers in the early 90s, but Tata is bringing it back in EV and ICE versions.

The Hyundai Getz was the first diesel hot hatch on sale in 2004, but it failed to gain popularity despite its powerful engine.

The idea of powerful small hatchbacks went ahead and was much appreciated by buyers with hatchbacks like the Volkswagen Polo GT.

The Ford Fusion, launched in 2004, had the silhouette of a hatchback and the ground clearance of an SUV, but it didn't go well with buyers.

The Maini Reva, India's first electric car, launched in 2001, was seen as a game changer but didn't work due to lack of awareness for EVs.

Car makers are now focusing on small EVs like Tata Tiago EV, Tigor EV, and Citroen eC3 with a small footprint and ease of use.

Small-capacity turbo-petrol engines, including 1-litre and 1.2-litre units, have flooded the market with cars priced around Rs 10 lakh mark.

SUV-hatchback crossovers are the trend now, with people fancying the compact footprints of a hatchback with the tall height of an SUV.

The MG Comet EV is arriving with the same ideals as the Maini Reva, with improved build quality, better battery technology, and more range.

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