You might know by now that Honda has launched the all-new Jazz in India. The new Jazz has got a 1.2-litre iVTEC petrol engine and has now got a CVT too! The exterior looks good whereas the interior is feature-packed too! Wait, where are we heading to? This is not the launch report of the new Jazz facelift. This article is about something that came to my mind while I was watching the launch event. You might read the Honda Jazz launch report here. Coming back to the topic of this article, you will now come across some major-selling Indian cars that share engines! Yes, we have been talking about the Jazz above and will definitely start our list with the same!
Honda Jazz, Amaze & WR-V
The all-new Honda Jazz (and the older one) has got a 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine under the hood. While most of you might think Honda Jazz is a powerful vehicle, we would like to inform you that it shares its powerhouse with its siblings. The Honda Amaze and the Honda WR-V have got the same petrol engine as the Jazz. No matter which one you purchase, you will experience almost the same power and efficiency under the hood. The minor differences are due to the difference in the dynamics and the kerb weight.
Kia Seltos & Hyundai Creta
While fans still haven’t come to a conclusion and still continue to debate about which one is better, the ones who have dived into the debate with the complete information might know that both the Kia Seltos and the Hyundai Creta are actually powered by the same engine! All the three engines -1.5-litre petrol (115PS and 144Nm), 1.5-litre diesel (115PS and 250Nm) and 1.4-litre Turbo GDI petrol (140PS and 242Nm) are the same! The only difference is that the Creta 1.4-litre Turbo GDI petrol does not have a 6-speed MT option.
Kia Sonet and Hyundai Venue
The South Korean carmaker Kia has launched the Sonet for the Indian market. Most of us know that Kia Sonet has got a variant equipped with the iMT (intelligent manual transmission). You have heard of this term before right? Yes, the Hyundai Venue comes equipped with the same transmission option and not only the transmission is the same, but the engines under the hoods of these Korean masterpieces are also the same! Both subcompact SUVs draw power from 1.2-litre petrol, turbocharged 1.0-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. Therefore, they are on our list of Indian cars that share engines.
Maruti Suzuki Brezza & Toyota Urban Cruiser
Mini Fortuner, is it? or a Brezza which went abroad for studies? Whatever you might call it, the Toyota Urban Cruiser is nothing but a rebadged Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. This is the second vehicle under the Toyota-Maruti partnership under they will be launching certain cars cross-platform by sharing technology. Brezza and Urban Cruiser have got the same 1.5-litre petrol engine that generates 103 bhp and 138 Nm of peak torque.
Maruti Baleno & Toyota Glanza
The first car to be launched under the Maruti-Toyota partnership was the Toyota Glanza a.k.a. the Maruti Suzuki Baleno. Needless to say, both of them use the same engine too. The 1.2-litre 4-cylinder engine that they share has made the duo appear on our list of Indan cars that share engines.
Volkswagen Vento & Skoda Rapid
Skoda-Volkswagen group has got many things in common. Starting right from the interior looks of the car to the engine, Skoda VW cars have got much in common. Just to let you know, Volkswagen Vento and the Skoda Rapid have got 2 same engine options under the hood. Continuing the list of Indian cars that share engines, Skoda Rapid’s 1.6-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engine is shared with the VW Vento.
Tata Tiago & Tata Tigor
Tata Tiago and Tata Tigor – the much popular hatch-sedan duo actually share the same engine! The 1199cc petrol engine powers both of them under the hood. Tata’s improved safety and performance has led Tiago and Tigor to compete in their segment.
Nissan Kicks & Renault Duster
Turbo is the new trend. Isn’t it? Well, two absolutely stunning new entrants into the world of turbos share the same engine as well. Continuing our list of Indian cars that share engines, we introduce you to the Nissan Kicks turbo which shares the same engine with the Renault Duster Turbo. Or should we say otherwise because Kicks made it into the Indian market earlier? However you may address it, the 1.3-litre turbo petrol engine is an absolute fun-to-drive machine.
Renault Triber & Renault Kwid
Wait! Are we comparing a 7-seater to an entry-level hatch? Surprising but true, the Renault Kwid Climber and the Renault Triber have got the same engine under the hood! It is a small 1.0-litre 3 cylinder workhorse that produces 72bhp. Now it’s up to you. You get to decide if the same engine can be feasible to carry 7 passengers. Kwid is, however, a very good hatch but is it fair to call Triber a good 7-seater with the same engine under the hood? You decide!
MSIL is the top-selling car brand in India and the fact you will now come across might surprise you! No matter which Maruti car you might buy, you will see some other Maruti using the same engine as yours! Yes, Maruti Suzuki has the largest shared engine lineup in India. While the Ignis, Baleno and the WagonR get power from the same 1.2-litre engine, the 1.5-litre engine is shared among Brezza, Ciaz and the S-Cross.
These are the Indian cars that share engines. Many cars in India have been using the same engines since ages. We hope you have heard about the Fiat 1.3-litre Multijet diesel engine. The BS6 era made the manufacturers ditch that engine but it was the most-shared engine in the history of Indian Automobile Industry. That’s all for this article. Share this one with the people who own the cars mentioned above and let them know that they are driving the same cars with different faces!