“Sometimes you need to run before you can walk!”Tony Stark. And to run a car, you’ll need power. And where does power comes from? From the engines, thanks, Sherlock! Let’s take a look at some of the powerful engines in India that can make you skip a heartbeat at every rev. Let’s get revving!

  1. Nissan’s 1.3-litre Turbo-Petrol (HR13 DDT)

    Nissan 1.3-litre Turbo-Petrol | Powerful engines in India
    Nissan 1.3-litre Turbo-Petrol | Powerful engines in India

    This engine was recently introduced in the all-new Nissan Kicks. The engine is the most powerful among the SUV segment at present. What’s more interesting? Nissan GT-R’s unique cylinder coating technology has been used in this engine. The engine is capable of oozing out 153.8hp of power and a peak torque 254Nm.

  2. Mahindra’s 1.2-litre Turbo-Petrol (mStallion)

    Mahindra's 1.2-litre turbo-petrol
    Mahindra’s 1.2-litre turbo-petrol | Powerful engines in India

    Most of the robust SUVs have come from this brand. And the most powerful engines too. This turbo-petrol unit which powers the safest car of India, the Mahindra XUV300, is capable of producing 108hp of power and a peak torque of 200Nm. This is the best in the segment engine, as the next closest rival is able to produce around 175Nm of torque.

  3. Mahindra’s 1.5-litre Turbo-Diesel (mStallion)

    It’s not only the petrol burner of the XUV300 which has the best-in-segment torque. The diesel engine is the best-in-segment too. It produces 114hp of power and a massive torque of 300Nm. For a compact SUV, that figures are really powerful and one will surely feel an adrenaline rush while the engine gushes that torque!

  4. Tata’s 1.2-litre Turbocharged (Revotron)

    Tata Revotron Engine | Powerful engines in India
    Tata Revotron Engine | Powerful engines in India

    This Indian automobile manufacturer can be awarded the all-rounder award for focusing on every aspect in a car, be it the safety or the design or the performance. The 3-cylinder 1.2-litre turbocharged Revotron engine is one of the most powerful engines from the company. The engine produces 118.3hp of power and a peak torque of 170Nm.

  5. Tata’s 1.5-litre Turbocharged (Revotorq)

    Revotorq Engine
    Revotorq Engine | Powerful engines in India

    Tata is one of the few carmakers that have diesel engines in the BS6 era. And having a powerful one is a bliss! The Revotorq engine is capable of producing 108hp of power and a peak torque of 260Nm. Tata Nexon is one of the cars equipped with this powerful engine. And let me tell you, these engines are pretty fuel-efficient too.

  6. Volkswagen’s 1.0-Litre TSI

    1.0-litre TSI engine | Powerful Engines in India
    1.0-litre TSI engine | Powerful engines in India

    Recently launched Volkswagen Polo came equipped with the BS6-compliant 1.0-litre TSI engine. Capable of producing 110hp with 175Nm torque, this engine is pretty fuel-efficient too. It has a mileage of 17.69kmpl, one of the est mileage across the 1.0-litre turbocharged engines. It will surely send the thrill shooting through your veins!

  7. Honda 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine

    Honda i-VTEC engine
    Honda i-VTEC engine | Powerful engine in India

    First of all, this is the only engine on the list that is not turbocharged. Then why is this on the list. Well, the 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine from Honda produces almost 118hp with 145Nm of torque. Being naturally aspirated, these figures are really good and deserve to be on the list.

  8. Hyundai’s 1.0-litre Kappa Turbo GDi

    Hyundai 1.0-litre Turbo Petrol | Powerful Engines in India
    Hyundai 1.0-litre Turbo Petrol | Powerful Engines in India

    The South Korean carmaker was the first to introduce turbocharged engines in the BS6 era. The turbo guzzler is capable of producing 118hp with 172Nm of torque. It currently powers Hyundai Venue, Grand i10 Nios Turbo and Hyundai Verna.

  9. Kia’s 1.4-litre Turbo GDi

    Kia's 1.4-litre Turbo Engine
    Kia’s 1.4-litre Turbo Engine | Powerful engines

    Kia is one of the new entrants that took the market by storm. Kia’s first offering, the Seltos, has been selling like a hot cake. The 1.4-litre turbo GDi can produce 138hp with a peak torque of 242Nm. The GT Line of Kia Seltos is offered with this powerful engine option.

  10. Tata’s 2.0-litre Turbo-Diesel (KryoTec)

    Tata 2.0-litre engine
    Tata 2.0-litre engine | Powerful engines in India

    Harrier, the robust SUV from Tata comes equipped with this diesel guzzler. The 2.0-litre engine can produce 168hp with 350Nm of peak torque. It is more than sufficient for an SUV.

So this is our list of some of the powerful engines that are currently available in India. What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments section below.

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    • Hi Eric,

      Ford’s 1.5-litre Petrol churns out 122ps of power and around 149Nm of torque while Honda’s 1.5-litre i-VTEC churns 121ps and a peak torque of 145Nm. This is not a huge difference. The major difference lies in the fuel efficiency where Ford’s engine uses 1 litre of fuel to cover 15.9kms while the i-VTEC helps Honda’s 1.5-litre to cover 18.4kms in the same amount. Honda’s i-VTEC is also known to be more refined as it is a 4-cylinder engine while Ford’s 1.5-litre is a 3-cylinder. So, this makes Honda 1.5-litre i-VTEC a better engine overall. Stay pinned!

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