Best selling cars in India

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Right from compact cars to mid level sedans to hot hatchbacks to luxury or a splendid SUV, Indian car buyers have real good choice to opt for a car. India is home to a variety of cars. No wonder that, India is the third largest auto market in Asia and one can see the proliferation of vehicles are happening in a burgeoning pace. Let’s check out some of the best selling cars in India today.

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800

The Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 is a new and upgraded version of the previous alto which was present in the market. It was one of the most awaited cars of 2012 and was launched during the festive season in oct-nov to boost its sale and since then it has been one of the best selling cars in India.

Alto 800

Alto 800

The alto 800 comes with a 796cc, 3 cylinders petrol Engine with 47bhp Horsepower which can produce 69Nm of Torque at 3500rpm and comes with a 5speed gear, manual transmission .It has a ground clearance of 160 nm and a fuel tank capacity of 35 ltr with and mileage of 22.74kmpl on Highways. The interiors of the car are pretty good as well (side AC vents, center console and steering wheel to be precise).The space inside the car still is a issue to be solved otherwise the car looks pretty good.

The car is to be at a price tag of Rs. 2.44 Lakhs – 3.56 Lakhs 

Hyundai i20

The Hyundai i20 offers much more features than its close rivals like Maruti Swift. It uses the best design technology and techniques, great styling and leading safety features .There are enough choice in i20 as It is available in 12 different variants and exciting colours like Silky Beige, Sparkle Blue, Black Diamond, Silky Silver, Dark Grey Metallic, Sleek Silver & Berry Red and the new i20 is available in both diesel and the petrol versions .

Hyundai i20

Hyundai i20

The overall performance of Hyundai i20 is class leading on any road conditions. The i20 CRDi diesel has 90 PS (66 kW; 89 hp) at 4000 rpm and 224 N·m (165 lb·ft) torque between 1750–2750 rpm, and comes with a six-speed manual transmission. The Hyundai i20 goes from Zero-100kph in just 11.91 seconds, compared to the 15.49 seconds we got from the petrol variant Ride quality is pretty good and the suspension works away the bumps pretty well but it isn’t very enthusiastic when it comes to changing direction – the light steering doesn’t help matters.

Hyundai i20 is packed with comfort features such as fully automatic temperature control (FATC) system and a Built in USB port, electric folding rear view mirror, large headlamps and fog lights and chrome grille. There is a nice Air quality control, alarm system and radio audio system also with remote control with 4 speakers and 2 tweeters, Trunk opener and fuel opener are also remote controlled. There is also a Bluetooth function, audio-visual navigation system and steering controls for audio and Bluetooth connectivity.

With the recent hike in petrol prices, you need little reason to go for a diesel car. The fact that it returns 13.3kpl (city) and 16.2kpl (highway) adds to the appeal. The car comes at a price tag of Rs 8.74 lakh

Maruti Swift

The Maruti Suzuki Swift was launched in India in May 2005 with a 1.3-litre petrol engine. Later, in 2007, Maruti upgraded the Swift with a Fiat-sourced 1.3 L DDiS engine. In 2010, due to the new BS IV emission norms, Maruti replaced the 1.3 L petrol engine with a 1.2 L K-series engine and In August 2011, Maruti launched the all-new third-generation Swift, with a 1.2 L K-series petrol and 1.3 L DDiS engines. There have been many changes and up- gradation to this car to make it a class and there is no doubt that the Maruti Swift is one of the best hatchbacks in India.

Maruti Swift

Maruti Swift

The Maruti Swift has an eye catching body design, high performing engine and outstanding features. The car comes with a 1.2 liter K series petrol engine displacing 1197cc that releases 85.8Bhp of peak power at 6000Rpm and makes 114Nm of peak torque at 4000Rpm. It comes with a manual transmission gearbox allowing Swift to produce 18Kmpl of maximum mileage. The features of the car are far better than what was expected. It has got features such as power steering, power windows (front and rear), air conditioner, cup holders, height adjustable front seat belt, rear arm rest, leather seating and tons of other features. The major attractions are at the exterior of the Swift which include curvier headlights, colored bumpers, stylish LED tail lights, alloy wheels and body colored outside mirrors with indicators.

Maruti Suzuki Swift is available in 6 colours which include Torque Blue Metallic, Metallic Midnight Black, Glistening Grey Metallic, Blazing Red Metallic, Metallic Silky Silver, Pearl Metallic Arctic White. The car comes at a price tag of Rs. 4.75 – Rs. 7.23 lakhs

Maruti Suzuki WagonR

WagonR was launched in India a decade ago the car has had over 8Lakh customers. The first car was launched in 1999 followed by a facelift in 2003 and the latest upgraded model of the car is far bolder in its looks, far more aggressive and spacious while now being far more sophisticated in its appearance both inside and out.

Maruti WagonR

Maruti WagonR

The car is now powered by a new K10B series engine, which obviously is BS-IV spec to meet with current emission regulations. It’s a three cylinder 998cc powerplant that puts out all of 67Bhp at 6200rpm and 90Nm of torque at 3500rpm. There is also a  CNG option of this variant which was launched on the 15th of August 2010.The car has great fuel efficiency as it gives a mileage of 18.9 kmpl. The car also comes with a unique Antilock Braking System (ABS) and iCAT intelligent computerized anti-theft system.

The car is really spacious  from inside and include features like cup holders and It’s also (for the first time!) got a rear parcel tray, a 60:40 split rear seat, a storage space hidden away below the front passenger seat (ala the Ford Fusion) and a console ahead of the gear lever that has a rubberized module to prevent any damage to your cellular phone when you place it there.

The car comes at a price tag of Rs 3, 61,605* - Rs 5, 50,000*

This post was written by

Himanshu Bhagat – who has written posts on CarFuel.in.
I am a die hard fan of high speed cars and bikes. So I love to blog about them. Besides that I am always in awe of technology and looking for ways to use it for an improved and meaningful life.

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