India is known for its exports. Our variety of spices, fruits, and vegetables is loved all over the world. Well, we are not too far behind in Automotive exports either. Automotive exports have grown tremendously over the years! Today, let’s take a look at some cars exported from, but not sold in India!
The Sunny was on sale in India up until 2020. However, it is still manufactured in India and is exported overseas. The Nissa Sunny is a car that is widely used in the middle-east region, primarily as a cab or a rental. This comfort-oriented “caaaaaar” came with 2 engine options, petrol, and diesel. The 1.5L petrol engine made 97HP and was mated to either a 5-speed manual or a CVT gearbox. The 1.5L diesel made 85HP and it was mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.
Suzuki’s answer to the Thar, the Jimny is also manufactured in India and exported. The Jimny is an off-roader and comes with a sophisticated 4×4 system. It is the only 4×4 on this list of cars exported from, but not sold in India. The funky-looking SUV gets a 1.5L petrol engine that makes 101HP and 130nm. It is rumored that the Jimny will soon be launched in India to compete with the Thar and the Force Gurkha.
Mahindra Scorpio Getaway
Mahindra used to sell the Scorpio Getaway in India, but not anymore. However, the production is still on and the Scorpio Getaway is sold in other Asian markets as a budget pick-up truck. Based on the OG Scorpio, the Getaway gets a 2.2L diesel engine that makes 136HP and 320nm. This is the same engine we see on the diesel variant of the Thar and the older XUV500.
The Toyota Belta is Toyota’s rebadged version of the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. It is currently not sold in India but it is exported to foreign markets. The Belta is one of two Toyota cars on this list of cars exported from, but not sold in India. The Belta (Ciaz) is a comfy sedan with ample cabin space and excellent ride quality.
Another rebadged Maruti on this list of cars exported from, but not sold in India is the Toyota Rumion. It is essentially the rebadged version of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga that is sold with the Rumion name under Toyota in different markets. The budget 7-seater is an excellent people mover and is a cheaper alternative to the Toyota Innova. Both, the Rumion and the Belta are expected to make an India launch very soon!
So here was a list of 5 cars exported from, but not sold in India! What would you like to read next? Let us know in the comments below!