Top 6 Commercial Cars Available in India - T-Permit Vehicles
Best T-Permit Vehicles - Taxi, Tour and Fleet Operators
In recent years, we have seen many online taxi aggregators operating in the nation and with this, the demand for commercial vehicles has considerably increased. Hence to cater to these growing needs we have seen that many mass automotive manufacturers have taken interest in this space. With the BS6 emission norms coming into place, there many commercial cars that have discontinued, whereas some have been offered with mechanical upgrades as well. Hence we at MyNewCar.in get to you the top 6 list of commercial cars that are available in the market.
T-Permit Hatchback for Taxi, Tour & Fleet Operators
Maruti Suzuki retails the Tour H2 in its commercial car segment, which is based on the ongoing model of the Celerio hatchback. The Tour H2 is actually based on the entry-level model of the Celerio and it gets blacked-out rearview mirrors and door handles and it also misses out on wheel caps. In terms of creature comfort features, it is equipped with power steering and front power windows. Under the hood is a 1.0-litre petrol engine that is coupled to a 5-speed manual gearbox and it generates 68 bhp of power and 90 Nm of torque. It also comes with a factory-fitted CNG kit, which produces 58 bhp of power and 78 Nm of torque. In the CNG mode, the Tour H2 offers a fuel economy of 30.47 km/kg and 21.63 km per litre on petrol mode, thus making it more attractive for the taxi aggregators.
T-Permit Sedan for Taxi, Tour & Fleet Operators
The Maruti Suzuki Tour S is based on the second generation Dzire, which offers the appeal of a full-size sedan but in a compact package. Due to its affordable pricing, low service cost and roomy interiors the Tour S is one of the highest-selling commercial cars. Just like other commercial cars from Maruti Suzuki’s stable, even the Tour S gets power steering and front power windows as creature comfort features. Maruti Suzuki now powers this model with a 1.2-litre Dual-VVT petrol engine that is coupled to a 5-speed manual gearbox and it generates 82 bhp of power and 113 Nm of torque. With the BS6 emission norms coming into place, the diesel engine has now been discontinued. But it does come available with a factory-fitted CNG kit that offers fuel efficiency of 26.55 km/kg, whereas in petrol mode it offers fuel efficiency of 19.96 km per litre.
3. Hyundai Xcent Prime / Hyundai Aura
The Hyundai Xcent Prime is based on the entry-level variant of the Xcent (compact sedan). Hyundai offers the Xcent Prime with a petrol + CNG and diesel powertrain options. With the variety of powertrain options to choose from, it helps cater to the needs of different fleet operators. Petrol and CNG version of the Xcent Prime is powered with a 1.2-litre Kappa Dual VTVT unit that is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. This engine generates 83 bhp of power and 114 Nm of twist and it offers an average of 16kmpl, whereas in CNG mode it produces 66 bhp of power and gives out an average of 25km per kg. The diesel model of the Xcent Prime is powered with a 1.2-litre U2 CRDi unit, which is coupled to a 5-speed manual gearbox and churns out 75 bhp of power and 160 Nm of torque. This diesel engine offers an average of 21kmpl. To keep the prices down, the Xcent Prime misses many creature comfort features but that is seen on the new model, which helps to compete efficiently with its rivals.
4. Ford Aspire Trip
With its robust build quality, spacious cabin and reliable diesel motor, the Ford Aspire has been the go-to choice in the commercial car segment. In addition to this, the service cost for the Aspire is low due to its heavy localisation in manufacturing and it also provides ease in maintenance and affordable spare parts. Ford offers the Aspire in both petrol and diesel engines that are mated to a five-speed manual gearbox only. The petrol model is powered with a 1.2 litre, three-cylinder unit that churns out 95 bhp ofpower and 120 Nm of twist. On the other hand, the diesel model gets a 1.5-litre oil burner that puts out 100 bhp of power and 215 Nm of torque. Both the petrol and diesel motors are powerful in their segment and it also provides a good fuel efficiency of 18.5 km per litre (Petrol) and 24.4 km per litre (Diesel).
T-Permit 7 Seater Utility Vehicle for Taxi, Tour & Fleet Operators
In the MPV commercial car segment, Maruti Suzuki offers the Tour M which is based on the Ertiga. Being an MPV, the Tour M is most favoured by taxi aggregators as it gets a functional third row that helps them to carry up to 7 passengers. It also comes at a budget price as compared to its rivals and it also offers low maintenance cost as well. Just like the Tour S, even the Tour M misses out on a diesel engine due to the BS6 emission norms coming into place. Under the hood is a 1.5-litre petrol engine that is coupled to a 5-speed manual gearbox only and it produces 105 bhp of power and 138 Nm of torque. Just like other models in the Tour segment, even the Tour M comes with the option of a CNG version. The CNG variant gives out an average of 26.08 km/kg whereas in petrol mode it offers an average of 18.04 km per litre.
One of the most popular commercial cars in the Indian automotive industry is the Toyota Innova Crysta. Its has revolutionized the MPV segment and even the commercial car segment in the nation. Although the price tag on it is high, the Innova Crysta is famous for its strong build quality, reliable motor, a comfortable ride and high resale value. Hence it has achieved tremendous success over the years and it still the go-to choice for taxi aggregators. Toyota offers the Innova Crysta with a petrol engine, but the 2.4-litre diesel engine is the perfect choice for commercial buyers. This oil burner puts out 150 bhp ofpower and 343 Nm of torque and it is coupled to a 6-speed manual gearbox and an optional 6-speed automatic gearbox.
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