In some of the automotive markets apart from India, carmakers offer a plethora of choices of engines. From the most fuel-efficient to a really powerful motor. Now, as the times are advancing, the same structure is being followed here in India too That is many carmakers now offer multiple engine options with their vehicles. That said, still, they focus more on efficiency and less power. That said, there are cars in the Indian market that are capable of a bigger and more powerful engine. So, in this fun read, we look at 5 dream cars and engine modifications or combinations. Let’s get right in.
Hyundai Verna (1.4 T-GDI / 138 bhp, 242Nm)
In 2019, Hyundai’s sister company, Kia launched its first vehicle for the Indian markets, the Seltos. The vehicle came with multiple engines, two petrol and diesel. The point of discussion is the 1.4-litre turbo petrol. Later in 2020, Hyundai also launched the next generation of Hyundai Creta with the same set of 3 engines, including 1.4-turbo petrol.
Fast-forwarding to the launch of the Hyundai Verna facelift. We for one did expect Hyundai Verna to get the same set of engines as the Creta, for which the previous model shared the exact same engines with the same state of tune. But, Hyundai launched the Verna facelift with 3 engines. The diesel and the naturally aspirated petrol was shared in its lineup, but it was the 1.0-litre turbo petrol from the Venue that powered the Verna.
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Hence, staying true to its, sporty DNA Verna could be the right vehicle with the 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine. With this motor, it could have been the fastest vehicle under Rs. 30-Lakhs.
Maruti Suzuki S-Cross (1.4- BoosterJet hybrid / 127bhp, 235Nm)
The Indian automotive giant, Maruti Suzuki has most of the cars from its portfolio in the top-selling vehicles. But one which has always struggled from day one is the European S-Cross. Why European S-Cross? You may wonder. Well, S-cross back when it was launched had some of its parts imported from the European market, for instance, the DDiS 320 diesel engine.
Likewise, after the Maruti Suzuki switched to only petrol, the European SX4 S-Cross gets a 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine. This powerful yet frugal motor generates 127bhp of max power and 235Nm of peak torque. With that, the 1.4-litre booster jet Hybrid engine also has a 48V mild hybrid system, that helps attain 17% more fuel economy.
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PS. This vehicle in the international markets also gets additional features like AWD, dual-zone climate control, heated and ventilated seats, panoramic sunroof and more. Maruti Suzuki, when are you bringing these features to India?
Honda Jazz (1.5-Litre i-VTEC / 119bhp, 145Nm)
Japanese cars makers design their vehicles considering many aspects, efficiency, good dynamics, and tuner friendly. No wonder, almost all the car communities across the globe have many Honda cars thoroughly tuned, in India too. That said, currently, Honda Jazz, the company’s flagship hatchback in the country gets a fairly tiny 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine.
Though this engine is okay enough for daily city rides, it’s a little low on power when you need instant whine. For that, the 1.5-litre naturally aspirated engine from the Honda City will be the right fit.
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Many people in India have done this engine swap and guess what, the motor is a bolt-on fit inside the engine bay. This bigger engine produces a mouth-watering 119bhp and 145Nm of torque.
Renault Triber (1.0 – Litre Turbo Petrol / 99bhp,160Nm)
The car sales from the French carmaker Renault is gaining pace, it’s a little too slow though. There’s one thing that might be right for the Indian market was the launch of Renault Triber. Triber is India’s most affordable MPV that can seat 7. But there are a few caveats. For one, the 3rd row is best suited for kids. Next, is the engine.
The space for sure cannot be tampered with, but the same can be done with the engine. From many engines in Renault’s portfolio, the two most selling engines are the 1.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol and 1.0-litre turbo petrol. Now, the Renault Triber already comes with the former, which is a little too underpowered, even with no load. It struggles when fully loaded.
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What could give the Triber much-needed life is a more powerful 1.0-litre turbo petrol. This motor generates 99bhp and 160Nm which are up from 71bhp and 99Nm from naturally aspirates petrol.
Tata Tiago JTP Pro Max (1.2-Litre turbo petrol, 118bhp, 170Nm)
Up next, is Tata Tiago which is vehicles are among the safest hatchback in the market at the price point. Along with having a safe cabin, the Tiago also offers a ton of features which include an all-digital instrument cluster, a premium Harman music system, and more.
As of now, Tiago comes with a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that generates 72bhp of power and 95Nm of peak torque. As it is a three-cylinder motor, the NVH levels are on the higher end of the spectrum plus the power is decent. For those looking for power and dynamics, Tiago is certainly not the first choice. For that, Tata did try to give a turbo petrol vehicle with the Tata Tiago JTP.
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Also, it was in a slightly different state of tune than Tata Nexon. Now, if Tata offers a variant for the Tiago JTP Pro Max with the same engine as the Nexon, Tiago will be on the next level. The 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine generates 118bhp of max power and 170Nm of peak torque.
And these were the 5 cars with dream engine combinations. Also, all the vehicles mentioned above can have dream engines without any modifications. So, all the tuners out there, you listening right?
Let us know in the comment section which engine you want your favourite car to have under its hood?
Good thread. I would love to see below
1. Triber/Kiger/Magnite/Ertiga/XL6/S cross/Brezza/Ciaz/Kicks/Duster/Taigun/Kushaq/Slavia/Virtus/Baleno/Swift with 1.5 bs6 Ford tdci, with varying States of tune as per car weight
2. Verna/Creta/Seltos with the same 1.5 bs6 crdi but with 138hp and 320Nm performance tune. Will still offer 21-22kmpl in Verna and 18-19kmpl in Creta/Seltos
3. 1.5 Brezza petrol in Baleno/Swift, 1.5 Creta petrol in i20
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