The Indian automobile industry has become a giant exporter to a whole bunch of foreign nations including South Africa.
Here is the list of all the Indian cars that are sold in South Africa. Indian carmakers, along with foreign car companies that manufacture in India, export quite a few models to Africa, the Middle East and South-East Asia. We have gathered a list of the 10 most popular Indian cars currently on sale in South Africa.
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Indian Cars Sold In South Africa
Toyota Starlet is nothing but the Indian version of the Glanza which, in turn, is the badge-engineered version of the Maruti Baleno. However, in SA, the hatchback comes with a 1.4-litre petrol engine that outputs 92 hp and 130 Nm of peak power and torque. It is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
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While Renault already used the made-in-India Duster, Triber and Kwid, the latest sub-compact SUV from the French carmaker is also manufactured in India and exported to South Africa. It comes with the same 1.0-litre naturally aspirated unit making 71 hp and 96 Nm and a 1.0-litre turbo petrol unit making 99 hp and 160 Nm as the one in India. There are options of choosing between a 5-speed manual, an AMT or a CVT gearbox.
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The sibling of the Renault Kiger, the Nissan Magnite also follows the same route. It is manufactured in India and exported to South Africa. The specifications and powertrains are the same as the Kiger.
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The Tata Bolt that used to be in sale in India is the only passenger vehicle currently sold in South Africa. It comes with a 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine that outputs 88 hp and 140 Nm of peak power and torque.
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The made in India Mahindra XUV300 is sold in South Africa with similar specifications. It has a 1.2-litre 110 hp / 200 Nm turbo petrol engine and a 1.5-litre 115 hp / 300 Nm diesel engine. There are a 6-speed manual or AMT gearboxes to choose from.
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While the XUV500 might have been discontinued in India, it continues to sell in South Africa. It comes with a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine that produces 140 hp. The SUV comes mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
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Mahindra KUV100 NXT
The compact SUV comes with the option of choosing between a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated engine that churns out 82 hp and 115 Nm or a 1.2-litre diesel mill that develops 77 hp and 190 Nm of peak power and torque. Both these engines come mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.
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Mahindra Scorpio S11
The iconic SUV in India is one of the popular SUVs in South Africa too. It comes with the 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine that produces 120 hp and 280 Nm of peak power and torque and comes with the 5-speed manual gearbox. There are options of choosing between a 4×2 or a 4×4 variant.
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The Bolero is available with a single cabin or a double cabin option. The single cabin comes in only a 4×2 configuration, while the double cabin version could be had with either a 4×2 or a 4×4 configuration. It is powered by a 2.5-litre diesel engine that produces 103 hp and 238 Nm of peak power and torque and comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
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The Scorpio-based Pikup has a whopping 17 variations to choose from. It is used for towing and off-roading and comes with 4×2 and 4×4 options. All these pickup trucks come with a 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine that produces 138 hp and 320 Nm of peak power and torque. The transmission duties are carried by a 6-speed manual or automatic gearboxes.
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