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Affordable High Performance Cars Launching in 2018: Here’s The List!

Top performing cars are rare in India because of the low interests in the market. But, in recent years, we have witnessed growth in its market share. The reason is that India is emerging as a bright spot in the world economy which is raising the income of its growing middle class.  As per the World Bank report, India’s GDP is expected to be 7.3% in the year 2018-19 and 7.5% for the next two years. Being the part of one of the fasted growing economies, Indian people will have more money in their hands and consequently, India will certainly see a lot more affordable high performance cars launching in 2018.

Here they are:

Ford EcoSport S

Ford EcoSport

The sportier version of EcoSport will be launched soon. Just like to the Aspire S and Figo S, the sport version of EcoSport will be named as EcoSport S. It’ll come in petrol and diesel engines. It has been already seen at Indian dealerships. The launch is expected to come soon. And, what are the changes?

The suspension department will be much sharper than the regular version. Another change is the steering. It will be sharper than the current model. The most noticeable change is the exteriors that will be more aggressive. You can expect blacked out parts and sportier alloy wheels.

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Mahindra S201Mahindra-S201-render-image

Mahindra S201 will be offered into two engine options. The diesel engine will be a 1.5 litre Twin-Scroll turbocharged. It can produce up to 125 Bhp. To make it more competitive, Mahindra & Mahindra will also produce new 1.2 litre turbo petrol engine that is capable to make 140 Bhp.

This car has an interesting background story. As we all know, SsangYong Tivoli is a compact SUV that Mahindra was expected to launch in Indian market. However, Mahindra has scrapped the plan due to SsangYong’s low brand popularity.

But, Mahindra doesn’t surrender.

Mahindra is now working on a new SUV. It’s based on the Tivoli and internally codenamed as S201. This new SUV will fight on the likes of Ford EcoSport and Maruti Vitara Brezza. The new vehicle is developed in-house. But, it will use the same platform as the Tivoli. However, Mahindra has promised that their new SUV is more than just a re-badge job and S201 will look quite different from its predecessor, Tivoli.

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Tata Tigor Sport

Tata Tigor Sport

Tata Tigor Sport is based on the Tiago itself. The details about the suspension, specification, designs, are not out yet but it is confirmed that Tata will add more power to the engine. Based on the customer feedback, they feel Tigor is quite underpowered in its current model.

In the new sport version, Tata may have the same 1.5 litre diesel engine as found under the hood of Nexon. It is capable of producing 108 Bhp and 260 Nm of maximum torque. Tata is expected to add the 1.2 litre turbocharged petrol unit instead, too.

Tata Tiago SportTata Tiago Sport

You know, Tata Tiago hatchback gained a decent market share. Tata enjoys increasing sales every month and now they prepare to launch the AMT version. The sport version will be known as Tiago Sport and will come at the later part of 2018 or early 2019. It will get a body kit with a new bumper adding its sportiness. The 1.2 litre turbocharged engine is still under the hood of Nexon.

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Maruti Swift Sport

Maruti Swift Sport

After the launch of all-new Swift in the market, Maruti Suzuki will follow it with the first Swift sport that comes to India. Actually, the Swift Sport is already available in the international market. The new Swift Sport will be embedded by the 1.4 litre turbocharged Booster-jet engine that is able to generate a maximum of 148 Bhp and 230 Nm of maximum torque. It is mated to a 6-speed automatic and manual transmissions.

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Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol

Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol

As the market report stated, Brezza is the highest selling sub 4-metre compact SUV in India. For comparison check the table below. It compares the sales statistic for the last 12 months.

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Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza 8932 10046 10057 10563 12375 8293 15243 14396 13268 11684 14458 11540
Ford EcoSport 3761 4561 4662 3924 3565 3313 4375 4444 4934 400 5474 1733

If you check in June, where Maruti Vitara Brezza got its lowest sales (8293 units), it still outsold the highest sales of Ford EcoSport in November (5474). Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza clearly got something that the market want, and Ford doesn’t have.

This best selling SUV was launched initially only in diesel variants. And now, Maruti has showed their willingness to launch the petrol powered one in the near future.

It’s now under development and is expected to be unveiled at upcoming 2018 Auto Expo. The car will have same engine. That is 1.0 litre three cylinder Booster-jet engine. It’s the same engine as with the Baleno RS in the current lineup. The engine itself is expected to be capable of producing 110 Bhp on the Brezza. Maruti is going to launch an automatic version of the Brezza as well, to complement the manual transmission that is already available in the market.

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So, if you are a fan of affordable high performance cars, wait for the launch and pick up the car of your choice in 2018.

That’s all about the affordable high performance cars launching in 2018.

We at India Autoz will keep you updated well in time about their expected launch, detailed specification, features, comparisons and prices.

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About Abhishek Barmase

Abhishek Barmase is a passionate automobile lover who loves to keep himself updated with the latest development in the Indian Automobile Industry. His love for automobiles made him start his own automobile website, http://indiaautoz.in .

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