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Old 1st February 2010, 11:38   #31
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The Skoda Octavia 1.8 Turbo petrol in non-RS spec

+1 to that. This car is awesome with very understated looks. People would mistake it with a 1.8TDi diesel Octavia.
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Old 1st February 2010, 15:06   #32
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Fiesta 1.6s
Octavia 1.8 TPI
Laura 1.8 TSI
i20 Petrol 1.4
Chevrolet Cruze

It was tempting to add Verna CRDI for its stonker of a engine. But, I have personally seen 5 Vernas in my friends and family that have toppled doing high speeds (in Indian context, above 80 Kmph). They have hit potholes, medium size stones or were swirling before toppling. I have reservations on Verna's stability at high speeds (above 80 Kmph) and lack of safety features like airbags doesn't help either.
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A de-badged Accord V6 should be in this list.
no point.the exhaust is an instant give away


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I don't know how many have driven this but another sleeper car

Bolero VLX CRDe

Drive it to know what I'm saying.

Power packed performance that makes people drop their jaws
your kidding right. "power packed performance"...yeah if you compare it to a truck

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I am surprised, no one has mentioned Baleno yet!
the thread title states "India's ultimate sleeper cars currently in production "
so that rules out the baleno , OHC vtech palio etc.

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I think its despicable that somebody might consider a car like the Swift as 'sporty', with its wheezing, generation-old 1.3L motor and a 0-100km/h time in excess of 12 seconds. If Suzuki had been generous enough to bring in the 1.6 Swift Sport than it would have deserved the 'sporty' tag. If we call the Indian Swift 'sporty', then we're just inviting the manufacturers to continue to give us underpowered cars for another 10 years.

May I suggest that no car may be considered 'sporty' or a 'sleeper' unless it can dispatch 100km/h in less than 10 seconds. Furthermore, cars that can accelerate but have serious difficulty negotiating corners (e.g. Getz CRDI) also don't deserve the 'sporty' tag.
i totally agree with you.all if not, most of the "so called" good performance cars in India wont even be given a second look in other countries.why ? simply because they have better.

its extremely difficult to find cars running motors with a displacement of less than 2000 cc.but here from what we are provided these deserve the sporty tag.

a 3.0L V6 sounds really good.Untill its compared to a 5.0L V10.
there will always be bigger and better but we dont have a choice.

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This thread pretty much has all the cars that are in production.

So whats the point? Different people, different genetics, different tastes


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Baleno & esteem will be my pick..
baleno yea.esteem not really buddy.any way they are not in production any more.
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your kidding right. "power packed performance"...yeah if you compare it to a truck
If my understanding of the thread is correct, we are talking about variants in any model which are unassuming like the rest but have performance features. We are not comparing an "X" Car with "Y" Car but rather trying to find out one variant in the "X" Car which is better than the remaining variants.

The normal image of a Bolero is a slow rural vehicle which cannot go much beyond 100kmph. Now the CRDe variant looks the same like the rest except a CRDe badge and Storm sticker. So when you keep pace with Scorpio's, Innova's and quite a few sedans on the highway, it does startle people. Now that is what I understand from a sleeper car.

P.S: While returning from Ladakh, I did the Ahmedabad to Vadodara on NE-1 in 44 minutes for a 88 Km stretch. As a matter of fact a X5 owner who I was keeping pace with got so cheesed off that he started doing rash and dangerous maneuvers. He must be having sleepless nights thinking the Rural 7 lakh Bolero keeping pace with his 70 Lakh car.
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An Optra magnum with 1.6 badge
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Old 2nd February 2010, 09:06   #37
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The ultimate sleeper : Laura TSI. Skoda only sells it in the basic trim level, thus no RS like skirts & flashy colours to give an indication of what's under the hood. Plus, most people equate Skoda to diesels and hence, would dismiss the car off as a mere 105 BHP diesel.

Until the light turns green . That engine makes the TSI accelerate as fast as a 271 BHP Accord V6 or BMW 325. Direct injection rocks!
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If price was not a criteria, my choice would be this: 290 bhp from 3.0 supercharged V6, 0-100 in 6 seconds.
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In my understanding about the sleeper car concept, i feel the Octavia 1.8 Turbo model would make a good contender. It looks like any other normal car, not very flashy unlike its vRS sibling and still packs 150 bhp. Its a rocket in disguise indeed!
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The ultimate sleeper : Laura TSI.
This seems to be the new HOT favourite on the forum. First it was the Vtec then the Octi vRS and Skoda regains it's position with the Laura 1.8TSi.

Stonker of an engine indeed, the Superb too manages to get similar performance as the laura with the same engine thanks to it's 7 speed DSG. Besides just the power, the refinement is spectacular. It's smooth and super silent, some might want to hear the engine more at lower rpms and feel the need for a light more torque. But then again, I'm not complaining
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In my understanding about the sleeper car concept, i feel the Octavia 1.8 Turbo model would make a good contender. It looks like any other normal car, not very flashy unlike its vRS sibling and still packs 150 bhp. Its a rocket in disguise indeed!
drove my friend's 1.8T on M-P expressway and it smoothly crossed 200kph like butter on hot pan.
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Hi Guys...
My list -
MS Baleno
MS Swift DZire
Hyundai Getz 1.6 CRDi
Mitsubishi Lancer and the Cedia
MS Zen (OLD, not Estilo)

Cheers...
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Hi Guys...
My list -
MS Baleno
MS Swift DZire
Hyundai Getz 1.6 CRDi
Mitsubishi Lancer and the Cedia
MS Zen (OLD, not Estilo)

Cheers...
ok i woudl accept all other option in your list but

MS Swift DZire


no way .....


i doubt the lancer falls in this category. great understated looks but the 1.5L 4g15 engine that it sports in india in a real damper... plock an mivec and then we are talking sleepers yet as per the OP no mods allowed.
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Tata Indica turbo:in white colour(ala taxi),its a sleeper for indian roads
also the amby 1800 ISZ as greemhorn said.
no one will suspect an amby to go that fast
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Until the light turns green . That engine makes the TSI accelerate as fast as a 271 BHP Accord V6 or BMW 325. Direct injection rocks!
How would a 160 hp Laura accelerate as fast as a 271 hp Accord? It's just not physics.
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