The Power output explicates the driving nature of a Car as well as Performance Capabilities. Frequently, it has been noticed that a car with pronounced Features and safety kits simply never hits the bars of sales due to poor power figures of engine.
The main reason behind the Auto Manufacturer keeping it safe with the power figures happens to be that the Indian Government imposes high amount of tax on large displacement engines which compels the Auto Makers to shift to smaller displacement engines to reduce the cost in order to price it competitively against it’s respective rivals.
Below are some of the Underpowered Cars in India :
1. Tata Altroz
Tata Altroz is an extremely VFM premium hatchback, it’s handsome, tech-loaded, spacious, safe along with appreciable balance of ride and handling characteristics. Nevertheless, the 1.2L 3-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol motor producing 86 Bhp and 113 Nm borrowed from Tiago is something that let’s it down.
2. Renault Triber
This budget-MPV is one such model which has been a huge success for Renault India, caters to the needs of buyers looking for 7-seater MPV at an affordable price along with good number of features, seating options, decent practicality and Easy driving manners. However, The 1.0L 3-cyl engine producing 72 PS and 96 Nm never justifies the Performance of this pretty-big MPV.
3. Tata Tiago and Tigor
Both, the Tiago and Tigor have proved themselves with their exceptional safety and overall practicality they offer along with their hunky looks, latest-techs, build quality and affordability. Both the siblings uses 1.2L 3-cyl petrol engine, however due to massive 1000 kgs of kerb the power to weight ratio goes for a toss resulting in poor performance output.
4. Ford Endeavour
Just like you, Even i am feeling a bit bad seeing this SUV in the list but that’s what fact is, cant deny over it. This SUV is extremely popular in India for the kind of features, practicality, offroading-capabilities, macho looks and affordability it offers.
At present, the Endeavour is powered by a 2.0L diesel engine producing 168 bhp and 420 of torque which just doesn’t go with the massive size, segment and price of the Vehicle.
5. Hyundai Santro
Hyundai bought back the popular ‘Santro’ nameplate in 2018 after a long period of discontinuation. This Hatchback is valued for it’s features, practicality, affordability and ride quality it offers. Powered by a 1.0L MPI petrol engine belting out 68 PS of power and 99 Nm of torque, compared to Tiago (it’s primary rival) this hatchback definitely feels underpowered.