5 sedans that India lost in the last decade

Overview

The sedan market in India is crashing and aware of this fact the car-makers are pushing their new vehicles in MUV and SUV segments as both segments are kinda popular in India nowadays. But this shift has bought losses in terms of the discontinued legendary budget sedans.

On the Point

A few of the well-known discontinued budget sedans are mentioned below:

  • Corolla Altis

Corolla Altis the only sedan successful sedan of Toyota in India got discontinued at the beginning of 2020 and the reason which the company claimed for this is the upgradation to BS6 norms in India. 

Toyota Corolla Altis was available in 1.4L and 1.8L petrol engine options with the power and torque outputs varying in the range 87 to 138 bhp and 173 to 205 Nm. The vehicle was one of the major successes in the sedan sector of the Indian automobile market but even though looking at the dropping sales figures Toyota pulled out the idea for any facelift and engine upgradation in the vehicle.

  • Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai Elantra has discontinued a few months ago and was one of the premium vehicles available from Hyundai in India after the Creta. 

Recalling the last specs of the vehicle available in India as it was available in two engine options first is the 2.0L naturally aspirated petrol motor which was capable to produce a power output of 150HP along with a torque output of 192Nm. The second one is the 1.5L petrol unit with outputs of 115HP and 250Nm. The vehicle was available in both 6-Speed automatic and manual transmissions.

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  • Renault Scala

Well, the vehicle got discontinued years ago and to be exact in 2017 but the reason to include it in this list is that this was the only successful sedan from the french-maker Renault in India.

But at the time of discontinuation, the main reason was the poor sales figures.

The sedan was available in both 1.5L petrol and diesel engine with the power and torque outputs varying between 85HP to 100HP and 134Nm to 200Nm.

  •  Volkswagen Vento

Volkswagen Vento was also one of the best and only sedans available from Volkswagen in India and the reason for its discontinuation is the launch of its facelifted version known as Virtus. The sedan needed a massive upgradation in terms of features, techs, etc so as the case with the Polo and to implement this Volkswagen introduced a new vehicle in the market rather than carrying the car’s name streak. 

Volkswagen Vento is currently available in a 1.0L TSI engine the same as the one seen in Polo, the engine is capable of producing 108HP of power and 175Nm of torque.

  • Skoda Rapid

A few months ago Skoda finally removed its Rapid from its official website soon after its discontinuation. The Rapid had been available for the past 10 years in India and is one of the major successes of Skoda in India. The reason is again the torn-out features, which need to be upgraded massively.

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Skoda Rapid was available in the same 1.0L TSI engine, which features the same specs just as the Vento i.e. 108Hp and 175Nm of torque.

Conclusion

Well, lot more sedans got discontinued in the past decade just like the Toyota Yaris but the blog includes only the major successes in the sedan market. These sedans got major attention from the customers but even though the sedan market is getting worse in India.

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Credits: All the images have been taken from the car-makers official website.

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