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Top 5 Car Brands Still Not in India

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Which Top 5 Car Brands Are Still Absent in India as of 2015?

Indian automotive industry is witnessing transformation, as many more foreign brands are setting up their bases India. People in India while buying a car are looking at those brands which provide more options & value for money in their vehicles. However, still, a few very-well known and established brands have not yet landed on Indian shores. We have compiled a list of some of the top 5 car brands & their stunning cars which, we feel should be driving on Indian roads sooner than later.

When will these popular top 5 car brands drive on Indian roads?

  1. Peugeot:

The PSA Group, which owns Peugeot, was rendezvousing with India some time back. Peugeot was one of the first companies to set up its base in India in 1990s. Peugeot first tied up with its Indian partner Premier Automotive Ltd (PAL) in 1996, had formed a new JV company - PAL-Peugeot & launched the popular Peugeot 308 in India. However, its partnership with PAL collapsed due to differences and Peugeot exited from the venture around 2001 and vanished from the automotive scene in India.

Peugeot 308 (Image Courtesy: Peugeot)
Peugeot 308 (Image Courtesy: Peugeot)

Peugeot has many cars which can compete in the Indian market such as Peugeot 208, Peugeot 2008 Crossover, and the new 308 & 508 etc.; which are promising. Peugeot also has a proven TUD-5 diesel engine technology, with which it could easily re-establish its cars in India. Peugeot’s two-wheeler arm was recently acquired by Mahindra, which will also be looking to bring its products into the market thru’ Mahindra Two-wheelers.

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  1. Mazda

Mazda has some of the most desirable cars, which are the in the bucket-list of many people. Especially the Mazda3 has the most adorable styling and look that makes it one of the most desirable cars. While Mazda3 was first introduced in 2003 / 2004, the 2nd generation was launched in 2010. Mazda3 was upgraded in 2012 by offering the newly developed ‘SkyActiv’ technology featuring more rigid body, a new direct-injection petrol engine and a new 6-speed transmission.

Mazda 3 (Image Courtesy: Mazda)
Mazda 3 (Image Courtesy: Mazda)

Mazda3, which is based on the Ford’s global platform C1, is available in 4-door sedan & 5-door hatch body shapes. Mazda3 has both petrol & diesel engine options - A 2.0 / 2.5 litre in-line 4 cylinder 16 valve DOHC S-VT petrol-engines and a 2.2 litre in-line 4 cylinder 16 valve intercooled turbo-diesel engine, which could well suit Indian conditions. However, it is not known if and when will Mazda come to India.

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