“Here’s an easy way to figure out if you’re in a cult: If you’re wondering whether you’re in a cult, the answer is yes.” – Stephen Colbert. Cars have always been fascinating for automotive enthusiasts all across the globe. Many cars have come and gone since the dawn of the automotive industry. Talking about the modern days, cars have become a thing necessity in today’s world. Some cars might stay for a while and then fade away as time passes. But some are meant to remain for a long time, either on the roads or in the hearts of people. Whatever be the way, let us take a look at 10 such modern-day cars that are worthy of becoming a cult someday sooner or later. Let’s get started!
The company’s tagline, ‘Live Young, Live Free’, comes with every Mahindra SUV that you can see on the road. The latest one to carry on the mantle of Mahindra SUVs is the XUV300. Deemed as the ‘Fortress on wheels’, Mahindra XUV300 is the safest car in India at present. It has been rated 5 stars at the Global NCAP crash test. Moreover, it offers a plethora of first in segment features and a powerful engine that is unmatched by any of the offerings in the segment. The stylish looks, the utmost safety and the beast-like performance will surely help the XUV300 become a cult soon.
‘Born of the legendary Land Rover Pedigree’. Tata Harrier is an SUV that will surely have a cult of its own soon. Powered by the Kryotec 2.0-litre diesel engine, Tata Harrier offers sheer thrill with a huge list of exciting features at the offer. It is one of the best looking SUVs in the market currently. Personally, it really feels like you are driving a full-grown SUV when you sit behind the steering wheel of the Tata Harrier. Coming from a brand that Indians trust, Tata Harrier has got the potential to be deemed as cult-worthy.
Volkswagen Polo GT TSI
One car that has not changed much in terms of design and other aspects. Volkswagen Polo has a timeless design that does not seem to get obsolete in the near or far future. The perfect balance of power and elegance is what makes the Volkswagen Polo GT TSI one of the cult worthy modern cars in the country at present. VW Polo has got a 1.0-litre GT TSI engine under the hood which is one of the most powerful ones in the segment. The German engineering behind the hatchback makes sure that the Polo never fails to amaze when it comes to performance. People do love to modify such cars, which is one of the major reasons for this car to have a cult of its own soon.
Launched rather recently, Kia Seltos has already taken the Indian market by storm. The ultimate design equipped with a plethora of features and optimum engines makes the Kia Seltos one of the most in-demand cars at present. The South Korean carmaker’s first offering in the country is known to bring out the ‘Badass’ in you. With Kia’s signature-tiger-nose grille at the front and sleek LED tail lamps at the rear, Kia Seltos has got the best looks currently in the segment. And when it comes to features, Kia has left no stone unturned while ensuring the best for the customers. The cult for the Kia Seltos already seems to have begun which will surely grow in the coming years.
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga
None of the companies can conquer a segment like Maruti Suzuki does. First, it started with the hatchback segment which has been since then conquered by the hatchbacks like Maruti Suzuki Alto. Then, it came on to conquer the compact sedan segment which has been, for a long time, triumphed by the Dzire. And when it came to the MPV segment, Ertiga has been dominating the first place for a long time now. The full of life MPV offers everything, from a decent engine to a long list of features and that too at pricing that none of the rivals can match. Ertiga has got everything that can possibly help it achieve the cult status in the country.
The all-new Nissan Kicks which was launched this year is the most powerful car in the segment. This SUV is unchallenged by any of its rivals. The 1.4-litre turbo-petrol engine with Nissan GTR’s unique cylinder coating technology unleashes a power of over 156ps and a peak torque that can touch 256Nm on the scale easily. And that’s not all. It has got the looks to please any SUV lover and features enough to make it one of the most comfortable SUVs in the segment. Nissan Kicks is surely worthy of having a cult.
India’s first car to score a 5-star rating at the Global NCAP, Tata Nexon is one of the most sought after compact SUVs in the mid-range at present. With a robust body structure, powerful engines under the hood and distinguished style statement, Tata Nexon is surely capable of having a cult of its own, just like its ancestor, Tata Sierra. Tata Nexon has been widely accepted as one of the very few safest cars in India. Nexon is the flag bearer of the Tata’s quest to make the Indian roads safe.
Maruti Suzuki Ignis
Ignis is offered via Maruti Suzuki Nexa channel. Maruti Suzuki calls it a Compact Urban SUV. The tallboy stance, powerful engine, compact yet spacious interiors and the protruding wheels make anyone fall in love with the Ignis at a glance. It hosts a plethora of features such as TFT instrument cluster, steering mounted controls, automatic climate control and much more. This modern-day car has the potential to have a cult of its own soon as it does please the Indian youth a lot.
It was the first Hyundai car to get the 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine that has become all rage nowadays. Launched last year, Hyundai Venue has seen a growing demand all thanks to its peppy engine. The Venue has got it all, you just name it. The Venue is a perfect combination of style and performance. Hyundai Venue is worthy of becoming a cult bearer in the near future.
India’s very own car customisation company owned by Dilip Chhabria, DC, launched a sports car that was completely built in India. With his vision of making an indigenous sports car, Dilip Chhabria designed the Avanti, India’s first sports car. It is powered by a Renault-sourced 2.0-litre engine capable of churning out 310hp of power and a peak torque of 340Nm. The special edition of Avanti even featured paddle shifters. Being India’s first sports car, it surely has what it takes to make people worship a car.
So this is our list of 10 cars that will soon have a cult of their own, or shall I say these modern cars are “CULT WORTHY”. What are your thoughts on these cars? Which car would you like to see on the list? Let us know in the comments section below.
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