SUVs have always been one of the most loved cars in India. However, not all SUVs have faired very well in the Indian market. Here’s a list of 8 SUVs that failed in the Indian Market.
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The Renault Koleos was a brilliant product from the European carmaker. It was one of the first SUVs that Renault had launched in the Indian market and it came with a 4×2 or a 4×4 option. It was powered by a 2.0L engine that made 170HP and 360 nm of torque. This engine was mated to either a manual or an automatic gearbox.
The Force One was advertised by superstar Mr.Amitabh Bachchan himself, however, the SUV could not fair too well in the market. It was powered by a 2.2L engine that made 139HP and 321nm of torque. The Force One was placed on the same platform that we saw on the old-gen Ford Endeavour.
Mahindra positioned the Quanto as a small, fun weekend getaway car for the family. However, the Quanto did not work out too well in the Indian market. The Quanto was powered by a 1.5L diesel engine that made about 100HP and 240nm torque.
The Trailblazer was a proper, full sized SUV for the Indian market. It came with a 2.8L diesel engine that made around 198HP and a massive 500nm of torque. Chevrolet discontinued the Trailblazer in India after a short 2 year run, mostly due to low sales figures.
The Invader was primarily a convertible version of the Bolero and it was placed directly against the Maruti Gypsy. Its 2.5L diesel engine made about 68HP and 180nm of torque.
The Nuvosport was a sub-4 meter SUV, prices between Rs.8-12 Lakhs in India. It came with a 1.5L diesel engine that churned out 100HP and 240nm of torque. It came with the option of either a manual or an AMT transmission.
The Captur was a rather stylish and modern looking SUV. However, low sales numbers forced Renault to discontinue the Captur in 2020. It came with a 1.5L petrol and a 1.5L diesel engine. The petrol produced 104HP while the diesel produced 108HP.
The Teranno was the sister car of the Renault Duster. It looked a little more sophisticated than the Duster and felt more urban. Nissan discontinued the Terrano in 2020 after the new BS6 norms kicked in.