In the ever-evolving world of automobiles, the desire for something fresh, unique, and capable often transcends borders. It’s no surprise that Australian YouTuber “CarSauce” has set his sights on Indian cars, expressing his wish for them to be launched in Australia.
This intriguing perspective sheds light on the global appeal of certain Indian-made vehicles and the potential they hold in diverse markets. Let’s delve into the three Indian cars that CarSauce hopes to see Down Under.
Here’s the video by CarSauce:
1. Mahindra Thar: The Rugged Adventurer
One of the Indian vehicles that have caught CarSauce’s eye is the Mahindra Thar, a compact SUV designed for those who embrace the thrill of off-road adventures. The Thar boasts impressive specifications that make it an ideal contender in the Australian market:
- City Mileage: 9.0 kmpl
- Engine Displacement: 2184 cc
- Number of Cylinders: 4
- Max Power: 130bhp @ 3750rpm
- Max Torque: 300Nm @ 1600-2800rpm
- Seating Capacity: 4
- Transmission Type: Automatic
- Fuel Tank Capacity: 57.0 liters
- Body Type: SUV
- Ground Clearance (Unladen): 226mm
CarSauce is particularly impressed by the Thar’s capabilities, suggesting that it could give tough competition to recently launched models like the Suzuki Jimny. With its rugged exterior, capable off-road features, and powerful engine, the Mahindra Thar has the potential to appeal to adventurous Australian drivers seeking a versatile and robust SUV.
2. Tata Harrier: A Touch of Luxury
CarSauce’s wishlist also includes the Tata Harrier, a stylish SUV that combines aesthetics and performance. He highlights the Harrier’s unique connection to Land Rover, as it shares underpinnings with its British cousin. Here are some key details about the Tata Harrier:
- Engine: 2.0-liter diesel (170PS/350Nm)
- Transmission Options: 6-speed manual or 6-speed torque converter
CarSauce is drawn to the Harrier’s elegant design, considering it an attractive option at a competitive price point. He reflects on Tata’s past presence in the Australian market, mentioning the Safari Dicor, which unfortunately did not meet expectations. However, the Harrier, with its modern features and impressive performance, could potentially rekindle Tata’s presence and appeal to Australian consumers looking for a blend of style and substance.
3. Mahindra Bolero: The Unpretentious Workhorse
The Mahindra Bolero, a utilitarian SUV from Mahindra’s stable, is another vehicle on CarSauce’s radar. He appreciates its no-frills, basic design, and straightforward functionality. The Bolero is available with a diesel engine, offering efficiency and reliability:
- Engine: 1493 cc Diesel
- Transmission: Manual
- Mileage: 16.0 kmpl
- Seating Capacity: 7
- Dimensions: Length – 3995mm, Width – 1745mm, Wheelbase – 2680mm
CarSauce doesn’t shy away from acknowledging that the Bolero’s interior aesthetics harken back to the 1990s, which he oddly admires. The simplicity of the Bolero, along with its budget-friendly price point, is what intrigues him. Additionally, CarSauce mentions the refreshed version, the Bolero Neo, with updated styling, as a potential contender for the Australian market.