hero - noun
A person, typically a man, who is admired for their courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.
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When ordinary people become extraordinary, we call them heroes. Most of the times, you cannot identify a hero from outside. You need to experience their greatness. Likewise, we have some simpatico cars that can gift you some extraordinary experience. IBB brings you some daily drive hero cars, you can own, drive and most importantly maintain without breaking your bank.
1. Maruti Suzuki Swift (Petrol and Diesel)
This car from India’s largest car manufacturer is massively popular and tops the sales chart for some reason. This car proved to the world that hatchbacks need not be a boring box on four wheels. The car both in petrol and diesel version are appreciably fun to drive, retaining the core strengths what a middle-class hatchback buyer looks for while zeroing in on a hatchback in India. The car comes with equally potent petrol and diesel engines. The petrol one is powered by a 1.2 Liter VVT-16 valve engine that dispenses 84 ps @ 6000 rpm and 115 Nm @ 4000 rpm. The more popular diesel one is powered by the 1.3 Liter Multijet 16 valve engine dispensing 75 ps @ 4000 rpm and 190 Nm @ 2000 rpm. Swift is not about the sheer power you have at your disposal, but the way these engines dishes out the power when and where the driver wants. Coupled with a very potent chassis and fantastic handling, Swift is indeed a hero car for the masses.
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2. Volkswagen Polo GT (TSI Petrol and TDI Diesel)
Sometimes good things come in small packages. These ‘depraved twins’ from Polo, the GT TSI and GT TDI fortify this fact. Equipped with a cracker of an engine in both petrol and diesel avatars, these twins can astonish you with their superior performance and handling. To add to that surprise, VW, unlike the Fiat, decided to keep the exteriors like any other ordinary Polos on the road, making it a perfect sleeper car. Only the GT emblem at the grill, throw the inkling the fire power these cars houses inside. The GT TSI is motorized by 1.2 Liter 4 cylinder turbocharged DI motor that forks out 105 ps power and a rotary power of 175 Nm. The transmission duties are carried on by a 6-speed DSG auto box on the petrol version. The GT TDI on the other end is a 5-speed manual with a 1.5 Liter diesel burner, that generates similar 105 ps and 250 Nm torque. The TSI hits the ton mark on the speedo at 10.85 seconds and the TDI is still quicker to the 100 kmph mark @ 10.3 seconds. Both cars offer reasonable fuel efficiency and are sweet handlers.
Check On Road Price for Polo Petrol & Polo Diesel
3. Ford Figo TDCi
The previous gen Figo was a practical hatchback, which was a viable alternative for the massively popular Suzuki Swift. One of the best handling hatchback cars coupled with a fuel-efficient and reliable diesel engine. However, it lacked the grunt and stimulation that the Swift MJD motor offered. Ford introduced the all new Figo in 2015 and plonked in a…… 100 ps engine to the Figo. A whole 25 ps more than the Swift diesel. Does it translate into real world performance? The answer is an emphatic YES. This commuter diesel hatchback breaches the triple digit mark… hold your breath..under 10 seconds, 9.7 seconds to be precise! Coupled with 20 kmpl+ mileage figure under real world condition and Ford’s pocket-friendly maintenance package, this car is a hero car.
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4. Fiat Abarth Punto
Before getting into the car let us know what Abarth is. Abarth is an Italian racing car maker founded by Australian-Italian Carlo Abarth and Italian Armando Scagliarini in Turin in 1949. The logo depicts a stylized Scorpion on a red and yellow background. Fiat acquired this performance firm in 1971. Under Fiat, Abarth became Fiat’s racing department and also Fiat started to bring in performance cars with this Scorpion logo. This Punto with the Abarth logo is not your run of the mill Punto. This car houses the most powerful engine ever seen on a hatchback in India. The performance numbers stand at 145 bhp and 211 Nm pulling torque! This engine is a heavily tuned version of the T-Jet motor found on the Linea T-Jet. And it retains the practicality of the less powerful sibling. The car reaches the 100 kmph fastest in this group at a mere 8.9 seconds. More importantly, Fiat is offering the car at an affordable Rs 10 lakhs ex-showroom.
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