2020 has been a year of new car launches! While many automakers are coming here in India to try their luck in our market. Indians have already shown a great response to the new brands entering India like Kia and MG. However, the entry of GWM has been delayed for now but they also have some great things in mind for us! Among all these new-gen cars there still exist some old obsolete cars in India which have been here since long now. No doubt some or all of the cars you are about to see in the list are good, successful cars but we need to move on! Read the article till the very end and let me know if you disagree.
As we said, the cars in our list of obsolete cars will have some damn good and successful cars and here it is! The first one on our list is the Volkswagen Polo. Before you start thinking bad about our list, just have a look at the picture carefully. Have you seen this Polo in India yet? You haven’t right? It’s just because we Indians are satisfied with the same old VW Polo (which isn’t bad at all). This is the new VW Polo which is already there in Europe but VW has no plans to bring it to India in the near future! We, the car buyers need to make the automaker give it a thought for sure!
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Renault (Dacia) Duster
Renault’s sister brand Dacia has the credit to develop the Duster. We saw the new turbo petrol version at the Auto Expo. It will be here soon. But with the same old looks, isn’t it unfair to us? We also deserve to get the latest-gen with the uplifted looks. I am not saying that the upcoming Duster is bad or underpowered. I am just pointing out that we should get the new look too.
Maruti Suzuki Alto
The best selling car in India! Maruti Alto has topped the sales charts many times but don’t you think it’s time for us to move on? MSIL has launched the S-Presso and even Kwid has got hot offerings! Maruti will continue to produce Alto because it can never be declared as a ‘flop product’. It is a really good car but considering what modern-day market has on offer, we, as a customer need to re-think our decisions.
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Maruti Suzuki Celerio
Another good car from the Indian market. The only sad thing about Celerio is that we haven’t seen even a single change in this vehicle in 5 years. Celerio was launched in India in 2015 and is offered in company fitted CNG variant as well. Don’t you think it deserves a facelift? Well, WagonR got a facelift so why not Celerio? Let’s make MSIL realise this fact by going for other options available in the market! No, we are not insisting you switch to other brands.
Another one among obsolete cars in India is the Nissan Micra. Now you would say Nissan has already discontinued it. We know it has been discontinued but people still fall for the leftover stock which the dealership offers at huge discounts! Just imagine even if you get a huge discount, you will end up buying a car that is already outdated! Is it really worth it?
Another one with a similar tale. Nissan has stopped production for the Sunny too but you never know, you might get one from the leftover stock at the dealerships! As said above in Micra’s case Sunny also looks quite outdated if compared to other sedans available in the market.
Hyundai Grand i10
The Grand i10 NIOS is already here! Hyundai has still got the older gen Grand i10 on sale. We are disappointed because this is the only reason that Hyundai has priced the NIOS. a little bit higher. Just imagine, if they would have discontinued the above-shown version, the prices of the NIOS had been relatively lower because whatever features it may hold, it was being made to target the “i10 audience”. Logical enough? There is a high possibility of getting the NIOS at a lower price if the older-gen is discontinued.
The new Yaris has been made familiar to the international audience. Toyota has still not shown any signs of bringing the new Yaris to India. Yaris is definitely a good car to try for all the sedan lovers. At the same time, we should make Toyota realise that they should bring in the new version here really soon. The unavailability of the sunroof on Fortuner still hurts me down the heart!
Kia Carnival (Sedona)
This is the Kia Carnival that we saw at the Auto Expo 2020. The Indian market has shown immense love for Kia and therefore the Carnival has also registered good sales. But did you know, a newer version was launched globally soon after the Expo? Kia has no plans to bring it to the Indian shoes till now. We hope they bring it here soon but if we need them to speed up, we will have to stop buying the obsolete version of the MPV.
While Rohit Shetty owns the one shown in the above picture, all the Indian Mustang owners feel disappointed when they come to know that the one they just bought from Ford’s Indian dealership is an old, outdated version! The international market got a new, refreshed mustang a long time ago! The Indian version is a head-turner for sure but don’t you think we deserve to have an updated version as well?
While Skoda is doing great in the Indian market, many people are unaware of the fact that the Rapid we get here is a different one from what people in Europe drive! We get the one based on a smaller PQ25 platform while Europeans and Russians drive a Rapid based on the PQ35 platform which is positioned higher than the Indian Rapid! I think the price can be a major factor why Skoda hasn’t introduced the same international spec Rapid in India. What do you think?
These were the 11 obsolete cars that are still on sale in India. Have some more similar cars in mind? Let us know by commenting down below! Share this article with all the people who own any of the above-mentioned cars!