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10 Euro-Spec Sedans we would Love to see in India

Unlike in recent years, there was a time when Sedans used to run the streets. A Sedan used to be reminiscent of what people used to consider a car, as opposed to the height and ground clearance obsessed mini-monsters we see on the road these days. Sedans are arguably the most elegant and charming form of cars out there. Back in the day, Sedans were the quintessential status symbol that did the job of telling the rest of the world that you have arrived.

The fancy of the majority of car buyers around the world has gravitated towards SUVs and Crossovers. As a result, car manufacturers, especially in the Indian market, currently have the least of their focus on Sedans. So much so that the D-segment executive sedan’s presence on the roads has been completely shattered with just a handful of offerings by manufacturers.

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India might not have too many executive sedans on sale right now but the same manufacturers in Europe have kept some legendary Sedan monikers still alive. These are some globally renowned cars and we would love to see them on Indian roads. So here are 9 such Euro-spec sedans that’ll be exciting to see Indian roads.

  1. Volkswagen Jetta

    Starting the list with the most ‘European’ car brand of all time,
    Volkswagen. The car in focus here is the Volkswagen Jetta. The fifth and sixth generation of the Jetta did come to India with the latter being launched in 2013 and getting discontinued in 2018. The Jetta in India was never a sales chart climber but was surely admired by car enthusiasts and VW fans in India

    The Current seventh-generation Volkswagen Jetta is currently on sale in Europe. The Jetta comes with a 1.4-litre turbo motor churning out 147 bhp and 249 Nm of torque. The new Jetta is based on Volkswagen’s MQB platform and follows a design language similar to that of the Passat.

    2020 Volkswagen Jetta
    2020 Volkswagen Jetta

    The new Jetta also gets a performance version called the Jetta GLI. It comes with a different, sporty cosmetic configuration. The Jetta GLI comes with performance upgrades like DCC adaptive chassis control, VAQ limited-slip front differential lock, larger performance brakes, progressive variable-ratio steering, 7-Speed DSG gearbox with Tiptronic and Sports mode and other driving modes as well. Putting all of these performance goodies to work is a 2.0-Litre turbo motor under the hood making 228 bhp and 349 Nm of torque.

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  2. Volkswagen Arteon

    Volkswagen’s latest flagship the Arteon was launched in 2017. It is stacked above the Passat in Volkswagen’s lineup. The Arteon is Volkswagen’s contender to take the fight against the premium luxury saloons from the likes of Audi and BMW. The Arteon is also based on the MQB platform and its design is based on the 2015 Arteon concept. Under the hood, the Arteon comes with a 2.0-Litre TSI engine similar to the one found on the Jetta GLI making 268 bhp and 349 Nm of torque.

    Volkswagen Arteon
    Volkswagen Arteon

    The Arteon is the most sophisticated car in Volkswagen’s line-up currently and is the perfect alternative to a premium sedan.

  3. New Skoda Octavia

    Well, good news on the new Skoda Octavia. Zac Hollis, Director for Skoda India has confirmed the launch of the next-gen Skoda Octavia in the first quarter of 2021.

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    2021 Skoda Octavia Confirmed for Q1 2021
    2021 Skoda Octavia Confirmed for Q1 2021

    However, the fourth-gen Skoda Octavia is already on sale in the European markets and it comes with various configurations having Plug-in Hybrid and CNG options as well. The Sedan iteration of the Skoda Octavia comes. The next-gen Octavia is expected to come with two engine options including a 1.5-Litre TSi making 190 bhp and the VW group’s standard 2.0-litre TSi as well.

  4. 2021 Toyota Corolla

    By the means of our recent blog 5 Global Toyota cars we wish to see in India, we pleaded Toyota to bring back the Corolla to India. Hence continuing our petition, the twelfth-gen Corolla makes its way to this list as well. The Corolla in the European-spec comes with a 1.8-litre hybrid combined powertrain and a 1598cc standard variant making 121 bhp (combined) and 130 bhp respectively.

    2020 Toyota Corolla
    2020 Toyota Corolla

    With the demand of electric technology in cars on a positive trajectory, Toyota should bring the Hybrid variant of the Corolla once they plan to launch the next-gen in India.

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  5. Ford Mondeo

    The second-gen Ford Mondeo, despite having all the potential, failed in the Indian market when it was launched in 2002. On the contrary, the Mondeo is a very popular moniker from Ford in Europe. The comes in a sedan as well as in an estate car configuration in the European markets. They’ve got the Sedan Version of the Mondeo in petrol hybrid, diesel, and a performance-oriented ST variant.

    2020 Ford Mondeo
    2020 Ford Mondeo

    The standard variants of the Mondeo get a 2.0-Litre petrol hybrid motor making 184 bhp and a 2.0-litre, EcoBlue diesel engine making 148 bhp. The ST variants get an additional option of 2.0-litre, EcoBlue diesel engine with power bumped up to 187 bhp and optional AWD system.
    If the market for Hybrid power executive sedans becomes prosperous in the future, Ford can definitely consider giving the Mondeo in its hybrid avatar another shot.

  6. Renault Talisman

    Renault’s venture in the Indian sedan market failed to grab attention both times with the Fluence and the Scala (Rebadged Nissan Sunny). Both of these sedans were on sale in India for a span of 6-7 years but couldn’t fetch more than just a handful of takers.If Renault plans to try their luck with another sedan in India, then the Renault Talisman is just right for the job. The Talisman is a proper executive sedan with long proportions and striking design elements.

    Renault Talisman
    Renault Talisman

    In the French market, the Talisman comes with a diverse range of powertrain options including three diesel engines and one gasoline engine. The Gasoline engine comes with a 1.3-litre turbo-petrol engine making 160 bhp and 270 Nm of torque. The diesel powertrain options consist of a 1.7-litre, 2.0-litre and another 2.0-litre motor making 150 bhp, 160 bhp and 200 bhp respectively.

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  7. Peugeot 508

    Peugeot’s European lineup is currently the most diverse amongst all the other brands. They have brought in some very exhilarating new french designs with their latest cars. One such car is the Peugeot 508 executive sedan. The PSA group, Peugeot’s parent company, is bound to make its debut in the Indian market with the Citroen C5. Since the PSA group considered high potential in the Indian market, they might just also bring in the Peugeot brand as well. If that happens, then the 508 is definitely a sedan we would like to see in India.

    Peugeot 508 GT
    Peugeot 508 GT

    The 508 comes with a wide range of engine options in the French market ranging from diesel to petrol-hybrid motors. The diesel and petrol motors have a displacement of 1.6-litre, 2.0-litre and 1.6-litre respectively. On the Inside, the 508 comes with one of the most advanced interior design layouts. The dashboard layout is so driver-focused that it almost feels like a dedicated cockpit for the driver.

    The Peugeot 508 can be a very exciting car for the executive sedan fanatics in India.

  8. Vauxhall/ Opel Insignia

    Opel Insignia
    Opel Insignia

    The Insignia sedan is shared by three car brands around the world. In the British market, it is sold by the Vauxhall brand. It is known as the Holden Commodore in the Australian markets while the rest of the European markets have it as the Opel Insignia. Even though it is a long shot, still if this car will ever come to India, it will definitely wear the Opel badge since the Indian market is more familiar with the German automaker.The Insignia comes with a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine and 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre common-rail diesel engines in the European markets.

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  9. Fiat Tipo 4-door

    We all remember the Fiat Linea which was on sale in India until the BS6 norms came into effect. The Tipo 4-door sedan is the successor of the Linea in the International markets. Like the Linea, the Tipo 4-door is also a mid-size sedan with a length almost as long as the Linea. This Fiat attempts to reposition itself in the Indian market, they can the Tipo 4-door as one of the cars in their Indian lineup.

    Fiat Tip 4 Door
    Fiat Tip 4 Door

    The Tipo 4-door comes with a 1.4-litre motor making 94 bhp in the European markets. If the Tipo 4-door ever comes to India, it should definitely come equipped with the infamous 1.4-litre T-jet motor found on the Punto Abarth and Avventura making 140 bhp.

  10. Mazda 6 sedan

    Mazda 6 Sedan
    Mazda 6 Sedan

    The Indian car market is dominated by the Japanese automakers. But one such automaker that never set foot in the Indian passenger vehicle market was Mazda. In Europe, Mazda has its entire family of cars on sale including the Mazda 6 4-door. A yet another Euro-spec sedan with an enormous range of engine options across all trim levels. The power outputs of all the engines range between 145PS to 184PS.

So here’s the list of 10 Euro-spec Sedans we would love to see in India. Let us know in the comments section below which of the above sedans would you like to see in India.

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Vaibhav Arora
Content Developer at GoMechanic | Auto Journalist | Been a car guy ever since i remember opening my eyes | Golden Age for cars is long gone | Guilty of hooning out on the streets |



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