The Indian auto market is flooded with new car launches thus choosing the best car is become cumbersome. Check out the best cars available in the Indian market right here at CarDekho. To determine the top cars in India, we have used the sales data of each car, the search volume on each car and user feedback of the cars. The list of most popular cars in India is presented below.
September 2, 2014: Hyundai India is overwhelmed with the success of Elite i20 and there's every reason to be, Elite i20 garnered 15,300 bookings in mere 20 days of it's launch. Speaking about the pricing, the Elite i20 is priced at Rs. 4.89 lakh for base petrol while diesel starts at Rs 6.09 lakh (all Ex-Showroom New Delhi prices). Mechanically, the car remains unchanged apart from skimping the 1.4 liter petrol; on offer now is a 1.2-liter petrol engine and 1.4-litre diesel unit. Petrol trims are mated to a five speed manual while diesel packs a sportier six-speed manual.
August 25, 2014 : Honda Mobilio adds two new trims to the existing variants of the MPV, a new top-of-the-line trim for both petrol and diesel – V(O) at a price of 9.46 lakh (petrol) and 10.45 lakh (diesel) . While the diesel-only – RS(O) costs 11.55 lakh (All prices ex-showroom New Delhi). Adding to this, now Mobilio has a total of 10 variants, namely, E,S,V and new-top-end V(O) (both for diesel and petrol) while diesel apart from this adds another two RS and RS(O). The RS variants will go on sale by mid-September. These variants adds a larges 15.7cm touch screen infotainment system with built-in voice guided navigation and it also doubles up as reverse parking camera screen. Apart from this the new trims gets faux wood inserts on the dashboard and front door armrests.
August 12, 2014 : Tata Motors has launched its compact sedan Zest today on August 12, 2014 at a price tag of Rs. 4.64 lakh (petrol) and Rs. 5.64 lakh (diesel). Zest being a compact sedan will lock horns with Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire, Honda Amaze and recently launched Hyundai Xcent. The production of Zest has already started at Ranjangaon plant in Maharashtra with Fiat. The dealers have already started to take bookings of the compact sedan with an upfront payment of INR 21,000 for both petrol and diesel. Apart from the sporty looks from the Tata's debutante 'DESIGNEXT' design philosophy, Zest gets several first-in-class features like tailor-made 5-inch HARMAN touchscreen infotainment system, projector headlamps, day-time-running-LEDs, LED tail lamps and multi-drive modes (ECO, SPORTS, CITY).
August 27, 2014: India bound Maruti Suzuki Swift facelift is showcased at the 2014 Moscow International Auto Saloon. The upgraded version is already available in European market and we expect that the upgraded version will be launched in India in festive months of October or November. Maruti Suzuki Swift facelift embraces LED DRLs (Daytime Running Lights), redesigned front and rear bumper, new fog lamps and a new paint job. Under the hood, the car remains same and will keep its tried and tested, 1.2-litre VVT engine (Variable intake and exhaust Valve Timing) that produces 92bhp at 6,000rpm with a torque figure of 118Nm at 4,800rpm.
July 24, 2014 : Honda Car India is getting an overwhelming response from their new Honda City. The mid-size sedan is attracting a maximum waiting period of six month. Speaking in this context, the waiting period varies according to cities and also depends on the engine trim & variant plus colour option too. The petrol is attracting 2-4 months waiting period while the diesel being the popular one attracts 4-5 months. The CVT petrol and sunroof variant of diesel and petrol are witnessing 6 months delay.
June 10, 2014: Honda has sold more that 88,000 units of Amaze in just a span of one year. The car was launched in April last year and since than it has been a huge sucess for the Japanese manufacturer. Honda Amaze is the company's first car to be launched with a diesel engine. The car carries a 1.5 litre i-DTEC engine and chruns a power of 98.6bhp while the petrol model houses 1.2-litre i-VTEC engine which develops a power of 86.8bhp. Company claims that the diesel model delivers a fuel economy of 25.8kmpl. Currently, the company has 172 facilities across 109 cities while it intends to increase them to 230 facilities across 150 cities.
August 14, 2014: Renault India has started showcasing the Duster 4WD (AWD) to the media fraternity; the launch is slated for next month. The 4WD version will be available with the same 110PS 1.5 liter K9K DCi turbo diesel mated to a six-speed manual gearbox and features a new all-independent suspensions setup, hill-start assist, cruise control, shift-on-fly 4WD knob with Electronic-Torque-Management. Duster AWD also features new soft-touch dash and spruced-up instrumentation cluster along with touch screen infotainment system with Sat-Nav. Moreover, The Chennai-plant already manufactures the 4x4 variant and exports it to the United Kingdom as Dacia Duster. The same specifications Duster will be launched in India too.
August 19, 2014: Ford India celebrates another milestone with the EcoSport compact SUV; after bagging maximum no of awards (over 30 awards), the Chennai made compact SUV gets another milestone with over 100,000 sales mark (domestic wholesales and exports combined). Speaking about the Indian domestic sales, Ford India says that over 60,000 EcoSports are running on the Indian streets. The compact SUVs brilliant drivability, ruggedness, safety features and goodies on-board, helped it to lead the segment when it comes to sale and the vehicle bags a waiting period! The Chennai made compact SUV is exported to several parts of the world - South Africa, Taiwan, Australia and various European countries making Ford India as a world-class manufacturing hub.
August 11, 2014: The competition in the compact sedan is increasing day by day and so Maruti Suzuki is now planning to bring the facelift of Swift DZire. The upgraded Swift DZire will now embrace majority of cosmetic upgrades such as increased chrome work with bold chrome slat at the front. Powering the DZire is the 1.2-litre K-Series petrol and 1.3-litre multijet diesel engines. If media reports are to be believed, the manufacturer will launch the DZire facelift around the festive season of October or November.
August 19, 2014: Maruti Suzuki's new 793cc diesel engine is all set to hit the Indian market. The Celerio is the first hatchback to get 0.8-litre diesel engine and at the moment it is undergoing its final stage of testing in Japan. The Celerio and a new commercial vehicle from Suzuki will be available with this new diesel engine. Maruti Suzuki Celerio will come with three trims, LDi, VDi and ZDi. The VDi will come with an option of ABS too. This is Suzuki's first in-house developed diesel engine and it will be the smallest diesel engine in India. The 793cc diesel engine will churn about 50bhp of power and it will be coming with common rail diesel technology.
July 2, 2014: Hyundai has launched the LPG variant of its Grand i10 hatch at Rs 4.96 lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi). The LPG model is launched in the Magna trim and carries a 3 cylinder, 1.0-litre engine. The hatch develops a power in the range of 66bhp and peak torque of 92 Nm. The car will get all the bell and whistles of Magna trim such as key less entry and front fog lamps, body Hyundai Grand i10 1.0 Kappa LPG Magnacolored ORVM and door handles. The engine is mated to five speed manual transmission.
May 6, 2014 : Hyundai India launched Eon Magna+ at Rs 3.83 lakh (Ex-showroom,New Delhi) . The exterior remains same while inside the cabin, Magna+ features dual tone interiors in beige and brown colour scheme along with addition of music system with USB and AUX connectivity. Mechanically, the car in-houses latest Dual VTVT technology as it carries 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine that musters a maximum power output of 68bhp and peak torque of 94Nm at 3500 rpm. The engine is coupled to a five speed manual transmission and the hatch delivers a fuel economy of 20.3 Kmpl (ARAI Certified).
July 15, 2014 : Maruti Suzuki India launched the limited edition version of its seven seater MPV Ertiga at INR 6.76 lakh for Petrol model while the CNG and Diesel models are priced at INR 7.34 lakh and 8.05 lakh respectively. The Limited Edition features trendy Limited Edition body decals and graphics, Rear spoiler, New paint shade of Pearl Blaze blue. The interior showcases the wooden trim on instrument panel, reverse parking sensor with digital display. The engine specification of this Limited Edition is carried from the outgoing models.
May 7, 2014 : Toyota Kirloskar launched the New Etios Cross with base variant Etios Cross G priced at Rs 5,76,000/- (ex showroom Delhi) . With the arrival of New Etios Cross, the model line up of Etios family extends. The vehicle is available in four variants with three powerful engine options 1.5 L & 1.2 L Petrol engine and 1.4L D-4D Diesel powertrains. The petrol model churns power in two figures viz 88 bhp and 78.9 bhp while the diesel model generates 67bhp. In terms of safety, the car comes equipped with dual front SRS airbags, ABS with EBD. It boasts rugged looks with all black plastic cladding around its exteriors.
July 15, 2014: Volkswagen India has finally launched the much-awaited 2014 Polo facelift in India with a starting price of Rs 4.99 lakh. Following the showcasing at the Geneva Motor Show, the manufacturer has finally refreshed its premium hatch after its Indian debut about five years back. The car comes with an engine option of 1.2 MPi in petrol model and 1.5 TDI in diesel model. The automaker will launch the GT variants at the end of this month. Volkswagen Polo now sports Airbags as a standard feature while the ABS is available in all the models except the base variant.
July 31, 2014: Mahindra & Mahindra has sold over 1,00,000 units of its XUV500, since its introduction in 2011. The 1,00,000th unit of the SUV was sold about 33 months after the sales commenced. While the 50,000 units milestone was achieved in January last year. All the variants of XUV 500, come equipped with a 2.2-litre four-pot diesel engine, capable of 140 bhp and 330 Nm of peak torque. The unit comes mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, sending power to the front wheels, or to all wheels in case of the AWD model.
August 9, 2014: Mahindra will launch the Scorpio facelift in October before Diwali; the company has been been constantly testing it. Launched almost a decade ago; the new Scorpio will be the first major overhaul of the SUV inside-out. The facelift version gets projector headlamps and LED taillamps. The interiors shows completely revamped dashboard compared to the current one. The updated Scorpio also gets new dual port instrumentation cluster with a large driver information screen providing plethora of info. The upcoming car also houses a large touch screen infotainment system and will certainly sports sat-NAV and other connectivity options. Mechanically the car remains unchanged and will keep on carrying its 2.2 liter mHwak turbo diesel.
August 27, 2014: Hyundai Russia showcases the Verna facelift (known as Solaris in Russia) at the ongoing Moscow International Auto Salon 2014 – MIAS 2014. The facelifted Verna is expected to launch early 2015 or by the end of this year in India, while the car has been previewed in Russia couple of months ago and is already on sale there. The sedan is coming with a fresh new face and spruced up rear along with better mechanicals. Apart from this expect few interiors tweaks while the overall layout will be kept same.
August 6, 2014: Maruti Suzuki has introduced a limited edition of Alto 800 christened as 'Alto 800 Maximum'. This limited edition adorns features such as ART leather seat covers, side moldings, keyless entry, rear roof spoiler, attractive body graphics and side decals. The heart throbbing car of Indian middle class recently witnessed ‘2,50,000 ALTOs on the road'. The most preferable iconic Maruti 800 has gone through constructive phase in terms of design and comfort which led to the evolution of the Alto 800. The new Alto 800 has been given the sporty touches on the exteriors and is now more spacious on the inside. With the phenomenal 796cc engine the car delivers a maximum power of 47.3bhp and a peak torque of 69Nm. The Alto 800 has an extra safety feature - a driver side air-bag which was lacking in its predecessor - the Maruti 800.
September 16, 2013: In a bid to keep the sales momentum going for the company's flagship hatchback WagonR, Maruti Suzuki India has now launched 'Madhavan Signature Edition WagonR'. Endorsed by the WagonR's brand Ambassador R Madhavan, this special edition has been launched with 12 new features at an additional cost of Rs 20,000 on the regular version. Also, the buyers will get discount vouchers of worth Rs 5,100 and an additional 0.5% discount on the interest rate to be paid. Additional features offered on the car include Kenwood Double Din Audio System with USB & Aux-in support, Signature art leather seat cover, Rear parking sensor with digital display, Bluetooth kit, Door sill guard with 'Wagon R' badge on it, Signature side and rear graphics, Stylish rear spoiler, Art leather steering wheel cover and Full wheel cover.
March 12, 2014: The most awaited mid-size sedan, Xcent from Hyundai is finally launched today at a mesmerizing price of Rs 4.66 lakh. Based on the Grand i10 hatch, Hyundai Xcent retains most of the looks its five door cousin and is loaded with impressive features. Boot space is one of the deepest in the segment and thus caters a good amount of luggage. Some of its traits include Swept back headlamps along with wrap around tail lamps with chrome inserts, Sporty dual tone rear bumper with stylish reflectors, Front bumper with integrated spoiler design, Diamond cut alloy wheels and classy door handles, Bright dual tone beige and black interiors and others.
September 2, 2014 : Toyota introduced the Innova Limited Edition 2014 in the price bracket of Rs 12,90,947 to Rs. 13,00,710 (Ex showroom New Delhi). Only 1500 units will ever be made available for a limited period between September to November 2014. This limited edition model gets a new color shade as Bronze Mica Metallic and is based on the existing Gx Grade. The MPV embraces ‘Limited Edition' badge on rear end, Headlamps and taillamp cluster with chrome attachmeToyota Innova 2.5 LE 2014 Diesel 7 Seater BSIIInt and stylish body decals. While the interior boasts touchscreen Display Audio system with Bluetooth, USB, Aux-in, DVD, CD connectivity along with dual color fabric upholstery.
July 26, 2014: The India bound next generation Ford Figo has been launched by Ford Brazil, while the Indian launch is slated early next year. Under the Ford's 'One Ford' policy India and Brazil will get the same car along with other global markets. In India the hatch will receive a new 1.0 liter ECOnetic petrol motor displacing 85bhp while the diesel motor will likely be the 1.5 liter TDCI. However, the current Figo has been recently updated at the 2014 Auto Expo getting subtle changes in the exteriors and interiors, raising the grace and comfort level of the car. The revamped Figo gets a new mars red color and first-in-class Wi-fi hotspot feature that ensures wi-fi availability to all five passengers.
August 5, 2014: Fiat has finally launched the Punto EVO at Rs 4.55 lakh. The manufacturer has introduced 4 variants in Petrol and 4 in Diesel model. Mechanically, Punto EVO is same but apart from this the hatch gets everything brand new and coming with several segment first features. The new Punto EVO will compete with the player in the premium hatchback space like Maruti Suzuki Swift, 2014 VW Polo, and the upcoming Hyundai Elite i20. Fiat is offering Punto with two petrol engine, 1.2-litre and 1.4-litre FIRE while the diesel model carries 1.3 liter MJD power train.