Date: May 29, 2016
Know Best Cars for Indian Roads. Cars with Best Handling, Dynamics well suited for Indian road conditions
Indian Roads network is the Second largest in the world - ahead of China with close to 50 Lakh Kms of Road Network
Despite been the Second largest, The Road Dynamics are much different in Indian compared to Other Countries. We still have more than 50% of the Road Network pertaining to Rural Areas, while the balance lies to Highway, City, Hills
Despite the biggest road network - the challenge is low speed and Increasing Population - where due to 2 Wheelers and Cars - the average speed is around 30 Kmph, as against Neigbhour China having average Speed of around 70 Kmph
As per Statistics Data - 75% of Indian Road is either Single Lane of Double Lane and mere 25% is 4 Lane or above Roads. Despite all this and low Average Speed - Road Accident Casualties are still highest in India than any other country in the world.
In Last 5 Years Since January 2011 - Over 15 Million Passenger Cars along with Over 50 Million 2 Wheeler been added on Indian roads. Add ons are close to 4 Million Commercial Vehicles. It has really choked in Indian roads.
We have bifurcated this Post in 2 Types
» Best Cars for City Traffic Conditions to Drive in India - Primarily Hatchback & Compact Sedan
» Best Cars for Overall Drive-ability on Indian Road Condition - Hatch, Sedan, SUV Cars
Know Cars which has Zero Turbo Lag and can be excellent Drive in City Traffic Conditions with Linear Pickup. Cars with best drive in City Bumper to Bumper Traffic with Excellent Low End Engine Response
» Nissan Micra Diesel / Renault Pulse - With Zero Turbo Lag - linear torque - they are driver paradise to drive in city traffic condition. An excellent pick for those looking for less gear shift, light clutch and fuel efficiency
» Volkswagen Polo 1.5 TDI - An effortless drive - with Short Gear Box - Long Gear Ratio - Powerful Engine with good low end torque - make it fun to drive in. Outstanding ride quality, zero turbo, geearbox and steering dynamics with power pep from traffic to high speed is usp of VW Polo
» Hyundai Grand i10 Diesel - With Peak RPM achieved at low 1500 rpm - Grand i10 Crdi Diesel is boon for those who follow daily traffic and commute in at slow snarling pace. Highly fuel efficient and made for city car is what Grand i10 represents about.
» Honda Jazz Diesel - Honda in Powerful in 1.5 Litre IVtec has designed Diesel Engine of Jazz with very negligible turbo lag in 6 Speed Transmission - as to deliver superior ride quality with Zero Lag. The car moves on Effortless
» Volkswagen Polo TSI - Epitome of Driving experience with 7 Speed Automatic - Polo TSI is having excellent low end throttle response to Pep - probably the best Petrol Hatch - if you keen to have best hatch - rather than looking for budget.
» Maruti Swift - Good Powerful Responsive Engine - Maruti Swift is eager for pickup, solid drive in city traffic and its light weight and aerodynamics makes it trendy and most popular in city traffic
» Honda Amaze - Honda Amaze Petrol Manual Transmission is the best car to drive in Compact Sedan Segment for City Traffic Conditions in India. With Lighter Weight and lowest Turning Radius at 4.5meter along with accurate steering - its handling and dynamics in Ivtec Petrol Engine makes it class leading in the segment in Manual Transmission.
» Maruti Baleno CVT Automatic - Are you looking for CVT Automatic with best Ride and Handling in Sub 10 Lakh. Look no other than Baleno. Been light Weight - it performs exceptionally well with easy and smooth pickup, acceleration, handling
Know the best cars to drive on Indian Roads in Hatchback, SUV and Sedan Segment in Sub 10 Lakh Price Segment
|Tata Tiago Petrol||The Suspension is well tuned and designed for Indian roads, capable of taking Bad patch roads at ease. Drive-ability and Handling is Superior, Steering Dynamics are good.|
|Maruti Swift Petrol||We are counting here with Swift Zxi Petrol. The hatch performs relatively better on bad patch roads. Suspension Dynamics is well Compliant, Low Turning Radius Steering Response along with improved Ride Quality - we rate it even ahead of Baleno due to Steering Feedback|
|Hyundai Elite I20 Diesel||Hyundai India transformed Ride Quality and has really tuned in Suspension along with Wider Tyres in 16 Inch Wheels in Asta Option with Accurate Steering|
|VW Polo Diesel||VW Polo TDI Ride Quality and Handling is the best in Diesel Hatchback Segment. The Steering, Suspension - all seems well suited and designed for Indian road conditions|
|Fiat Punto Evo||Have to drive on Bad Patch roads too often, look no other than Punto Evo. High Ground Clearance, Build Quality, Matured Suspension makes it Ideal for Drive-ability on Indian Roads|
|Tata Zest Petrol||The Car Performs exceptionally well in Drive, Handling and coupled with Good Ground Clearance|
|Maruti Swift Dzire Zxi Petrol||Proven, Trusted Swift Dzire looks all set for descent handing, drive on Indian roads especially if seeking top end Zxi / Zdi trim which is available in 15 Inch Wheels with Wider R185 Tyres and Raised Ground Clearance|
|Volkswagen Ameo Diesel||Comes with 1.5 Litre TDI Diesel Engine and segment best torque in Sub 4 Meter Compact Sedan Segment, backed with with Proven VW Handling, Stability and best in class Suspension, Steering Dynamics - makes it top notch among those aspiring for Diesel Compact Sedan|
|SUV & Crossover Range|
|Fiat Avventura||You can Instantly fall in love with its Brilliant Ride, Handling Dynamics along with Raised Ground Clearance. The Stability is Spot on. With 16 Inch Wheels - the bad patch roads can easily be cruised|
|Hyundai I20 Active Diesel||Even better than Elite I20 Diesel with improvement on Gear Ratio and firm Suspension - its an excellent car for those looking for no compromise on Handling aspect|
|Maruti Vitara Brezza||Maruti Suzuki - despite launching Brezza quiet late - had the last laugh as the SUV seems giving shock to other SUV Makers with Package of Price, Features, Suspension, Mileage, Space. Brezza has been well tuned for Indian roads with Suspension feels better than other Compact SUV like Ecosport, TUV300 and with wider tyres can absorb in bad patch roads with fair ease.|
|Mahindra TUV300 T8 100PS||An Excellent Performer and with improved 100 BHP Power Performance, in rear wheel drive - TUV300 can be descent on Indian Road Conditions drive. Expect Superior Handling Dynamics for TUV300 Buyers|
|Renault Duster 85PS||Renault Duster drives like a charm on both City and Off Roads has a fairly descent suspension setup. The ride quality especially in 85PS makes it an excellence with charm for most of drive conditions. Its the best SUV in segment w.r.t Suspension Dynamics aiding on best handling potential. Though if Budget is 10 Lakh then you can get in Base Rxe Diesel Only|
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