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.
February 24, 2015: MSIL has silently launched the facelifted Maruti Swift Dzire at Rs 5.07 lac while the ZDi (diesel top variant) costs Rs 7.81 lac (Ex-Showroom, Delhi). The most selling compact sedan from India's largest passenger car seller is now offered with four new eye catching shades in both petrol and diesel models. On the exterior, the car now gets single-chrome slat grille, smoked head-lamps, chrome inserts on log lamps, redesigned bumpers and new set of alloy wheels. While as seen in its bigger sibling, this vehicle too gets start-stop button, reverse parking sensors, rear power socket, electrically adjustable folding mirrors and a new music system.
April 14, 2015 : HMIL is continuing to test the new gen Hyundai i20 WRC car, which will make its debut in the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship. The focus was on the engine and chassis development, as well as altitude testing as the car has been upgraded compared to the version used in previous tests. The current vehicle will also get a series of further upgrades in a bid to help the team fight for podiums in the remaining rallies of 2015.
January 27, 2014 : MSIL has launched the limited edition version Swift Windsong VXI at Rs 5,14,973 and Windsong VDI at Rs 6,10,246 (Ex-Showroom, Delhi). The limited edition of Maruti Swift is only made available in two trims-VXI and VDI. The limited edition model embraces Sony Touchscreen Music System with Bluetooth & External Mic with USB connectivity, reverse parking sensors, rear upper roof spoiler, door sill guard with illumination and ambient interior lighting. The limited edition also gets designer groovy musical themed graphics on exterior, trendy seat covers and designer floor mats on interior. Mechanically, the car remains unchanged and features the same 1.3-litre DDiS diesel and 1.2-litre K-Series VVT petrol engine.
March 17, 2015: HMIL has launched its first ever crossover, the Hyundai i20 Active at Rs 6.38 lac (Ex-Showroom, Delhi). The vehicle is based on carmaker's last-year introduced Elite i20, and goes up against the likes of Fiat Avventura, Toyota Etios Cross and Volkswagen Cross Polo. Like any other crossover available currently, the Active also looks like a beefier version of its hatch counterpart with some noticeable changes on it. The car gets full-body black plastic cladding, redesigned bumpers incorporating hexagonal grille and large circular fog lamps, new skid plate, roof rails and projector head-lamps with daytime running lamps. Additionally, the new 16' inch diamond cut alloy wheels complements the overall rugged design well.
January 15, 2015 : Datsun has launched its sub-4 meter station-wagon Go+ at an starting price of Rs 3.79 lac (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the base D variant. Company has offered a total of four variants. The 'D1' which is next to the base variant is priced at Rs 3.82, followed by 'A' variant at Rs 4.15 lac and top of the line 'T' variant at Rs 4.61 lac. The car is now India's first sub-4 meter station wagon which offers third row seats for passengers. Company has already started taking bookings for Go+ with a fully refundable amount of Rs.11,000. As for now, there is no direct competitor for this car.
April 13, 2015: The Renault Lodgy aims to offer the performance and comfort of a sedan with the space and convenience of a MPV. Best-in-class space with its 2810 mm wheelbase, superior fuel efficiency and other class leading features is what this vehicle brings to the play. It is powered by the famous 1.5-litre dCi diesel engine in two states of tune. The more powerful diesel variant delivers 110 PS of maximum power and peak torque of 245 Nm at 1750rpm. The engine is mated to a first-in-segment 6 speed manual transmission and offers a fuel efficiency of 19.98 kmpl. The alternate variant of the same 1.5 litre dCi engine produces 85 PS of maximum power and 200 Nm at 1900 rpm of peak torque with a fuel efficiency of 21.04 kmpl.
April 24, 2015 : Maruti Celerio , one of the most popular hatchbacks from MSIL's stable is in news again. The diesel version of the car has been caught by spycams again at company's Manesar stockyard, hinting towards its early launch. The latest spyshot shows hundreds of Blue color Celerios standing up in queue. The car will be coming with a 793cc two-cylinder diesel engine that produces power output around 55bhp and max torque close to 150Nm. Celerio diesel is set to become the most fuel efficient car in the country and is expected to be priced in between INR 4.8 lac to 5.8 lac.
April 13, 2015 : HCIL has launched the new VX(O) variant in its most successful Honda City lineup in both petrol and diesel fuel trim. This new variant is positioned over the existing VX grade and is available in manual transmission. The new VX(O) model features an advanced integrated touchscreen audio visual navigation (AVN), something which was missing in this sedan. The company has also added a new premium color - White Orchid Pearlin in the line-up. Recenlty the latest 4th generation car has become the fastest to achieve 1 lac sales mark in a matter of just 15 months. This sedan have registered 1,01,299 units of cumulative sales since its launch. This vehicle with its 1.5L i-DTEC has enabled the maker to enter the diesel segment and have done fortunes for the company. Notably, Amaze was the first car to get this engine.
April 16, 2015 : Dacia, Renault 's fully owned subsidiary, has ventured into the light commercial vehicle space in the United Kingdom with Duster Commercial. The two seater Commercial is priced at £9,595 (approximately Rs. 8.8 lac) and is available solely with a 1.5-liter dCi 110 turbo diesel. Moreover, starting this month, Renault has launched the facelift of their compact SUV in the Brazilian market. The 2015 Duster sports a lot of exterior and interior changes. At the outside, the car gets new black grille, revamped headlights with LED daytime running lights and newly designed tailights. The roof rails gets more chunkier now. Inside there is fresh central console that incorporates updated Media Nav touchscreen unit which now allows social media access and real time traffic updates. Under the hood mechanics remains the same with 1.6L and 2.0L flex fuel engines. This new facelift is expected to be launched in India at the end of 2015 or early next year.
December 17, 2014: MSIL has officially released the images of new hatchback Alto Kei. The car will first be launched in Japan on December 22, 2014 and then will make its way to other parts of the world. In terms of design, the front fascia of car gets kind of retro look with flat front and trapezoidal headlights. The new Suzuki Alto is powered by 3-cylinder, 660cc petrol engine tuned to develop an output of 54bhp with 63Nm of torque. The engine is mated to five-speed manual or four-speed automatic gearbox. The company is also planning a sporty Alto Turbo RS variant in coming months.
February 18, 2015 : Hyundai has finally launched the new Fluidic 4S Verna at Rs 7.73 lac (Ex-Showroom, Delhi) while the diesel model is priced at Rs 8.94 lac. The 4S (which stands for Style, Safety, Sophistication and Speed) the front fascia features wind shaped grille with twin salted chrome linings, redesigned front bumper and new fog light housings. While the rear gets slightly redesigned tail lamps along with a reworked bumper which now incorporate reflectors at each end finish up the design changes. On the safety front the car offers ABS as standard safety feature while the top variant gets six airbags, rain-sensing wipers and auto headlamps.
April 9, 2015: Ford EcoSport has just picked up the J.D. Power Asia Pacific 2014 India Initial Quality Study (IQS) award in the SUV category. This award winning car has been an instant hit since its first launch. It registered the least number of problems against the competition, as stated by global research agency, thus picking up the initial quality trophy. This latest accolade is another reflection of the brand's commitment in providing good quality, affordable and reliable products to its customer.
February 3, 2015: The Tata Safari Storme and Mahindra Scorpio have passed army trials and may soon be inducted into the army in their new league of vehicles called the GS800. The bidding for the army tender will begin soon and is to the tune of Rs 500- Rs 750 crore. Though the vehicles will be based on the existing platforms, they will be tweaked to service the purpose of the army with mods such as blackout lights, convoy lamps, provision for ammunition etc. Of the 15 manufacturers who participated it's only the home grown manufacturers who made it to the final trials.
April 20, 2015: HCIL has hiked the prices of its compact sedan by Rs 800. The increase in price is in accordance with the tax rationalization in the Budget. Recently, the automaker has launched new Petrol/ CNG bi-fuel version of its compact sedan, christened as Honda Amaze 1.2 S MT Plus. Priced at INR 6.54 Lacs (including CNG kit installation), the new variant is available from today onwards in the cities where the alternative fuel is on offer. The new variant has been specially tuned to run on CNG, the suspension has been tweaked, and a specially prepared wiring harnesses to ensure high level of quality, has been added.
February 06, 2015: Hyundai UK has introduced a new ‘Premium SE’ trim to the existing line up of the second generation i10 (the vehicle in India is christened as Grand i10 ). The Premium SE variant is available in both manual and automatic trim, prices starts from £11,995 (approximately Rs. 11.35 lac) for manual and £12,650 (approximately Rs. 11.97 lac) for automatic. Earlier in September 2014, Hyundai India had introduced a ‘SportZ Edition’ of the Grand i10 to celebrate its first anniversary in the country. The Grand i10 was launched in September 2013 and it already has over 1.1 lakh happy owners in India. The Grand ‘SportZ Edition’ gets the 14-inch diamond cut alloy wheels as a standard, the other list of features include bluetooth connectivity, steering mounted audio and leather wrap on steering wheel, rear spoiler, B-Pillar blackout along with body graphics. The interiors too have been upgraded with fabric upholstery and crafted in tones of red. The SportZ is available with both 1.2-litre petrol and 1.1-litre U2 diesel engines.
December 6, 2014: As a part of its year-end sale, MSIL is offering benefits of upto INR 55,000 in its Maruti Wagon R hatchback. The tall-boy, which crossed the 15 lac units benchmark quite recently, comes with a 998cc K-series engine, which is good for 67 bhp and 90Nm torque. Apart from petrol, it also comes in LPG and CNG variants.
February 28th, 2015: HCIL has released the fourth installment of the stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma’s spree with the Honda Mobilio . In this 4th commercial Kapil is entertaining a large family. Earlier after the launch, the car maker added 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) and the diesel-only – RS(O) costs 11.55 lakh (All prices ex-showroom New Delhi). It currently features 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).
December 17, 2014: 2015 Maruti Ertiga facelift was spied recently and it is expected that the company will launch the updated MPV early next year. Moreover, its facelift version is likely to get similar features like the recently updated Swift hatch, indeed it is based on the same. Prices are likely to go up. Earlier in this year, MSIL had launched the limited edition version of this vehicle 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.
January 27, 2015: Maruti Suzuki has introduced the anticipated top-end Z+ trims of the Ciaz , the ZXI+ (Petrol) costs Rs. 9.81 Lac while the ZDI+ (Diesel) costs Rs. 10.37 Lac (All Ex-Showroom Prices New Delhi). The Z+ trims carries forward the goodies from the Z trims and adds a 7-inch touch screen 'SmartPlay' infotainment system with voice commands and navigation along with leather upholstery, leather wrapped steering wheel and 16-inch alloy wheels. Earlier in December, the company has recalled 3,796 units of this sedan to replace a faulty part of clutch operation system, manufactured till 7 November. The inspection and replacement will be done free of cost, and the dealers across the country have already started contacting the owners of impacted vehicles. For self checking, its customers can fill in the chassis number (MA3 followed by 14 digit alpha-numeric number) in the MSI's official website 'www.marutisuzuki.com' to ascertain if their sedan is among the above mentioned vehicles or not.
March 10th, 2015: Tata Zest is once again in news as the compact sedan has been launched in a new top of the line automatic variant at Rs. 8.07 lac (ex-showroom, Delhi). The XTA diesel AMT variant now comes equipped with all the features that were missing in the mid-range XMA variant. The new trim flaunts LED daytime running lights on the exterior front while interiors are also beefed up with Harmon touchscreen infotainment system, reverse parking sensors, automatic climate control and height adjustable driver's seat. Safety is strengthened with dual airbags and rear defogger.
April 8, 2015: Tata Bolt will be the Principal Sponsor of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the eighth season Indian Premier League. Apart from occupying the leading arm position on RCB' playing jersey, it will also be used to transport team personnel and get significant brand exposure at RCB's home ground, the Chinnaswamy Stadium. This hatchback gets a 1.2-litre Revotron turbo charged petrol engine and a 1.3-litre diesel engine. The petrol engine already has class leading power and torque outputs at 90 PS and 140 Nm respectively in Zest, and with the weight loss in this hatch, it should work to its advantage. The diesel engine puts out 75 PS of maximum power and 190 Nm of peak torque. Both the engines will be coupled to a 5-speed manual transmission.
December 17, 2014: MSIL has officially released the images of new hatchback Maruti Alto Kei. The car will first be launched in Japan on December 22, 2014 and then will make its way to other parts of the world. In terms of design, the front fascia of car gets kind of retro look with flat front and trapezoidal headlights. This new hatchback is powered by 3-cylinder, 660cc petrol engine tuned to develop an output of 54bhp with 63Nm of torque. The engine is mated to five-speed manual or four-speed automatic gearbox. The company is also planning to introduce its sporty version Turbo RS in coming months
March 2, 2015 : This March, Toyota Kirloskar Motor India is offering Innova MPV with TGA Accessories worth Rs. 25,000, in their Holi offer. The benefits offered are only its diesel variants and are applicable on deliveries taken till March 31st, 2015. Earlier on January 06, 2015, company has launched its updated version. The 2015 MPV now come with standard dual-front airbags (driver + passenger) along with added bling inside-out. This new model is available in the range of Rs. 10.51 lac and Rs. 15.80 lac (Ex-Showroom Delhi). Mechanically,it remain unaltered. Earlier in last month, it tops J.D. Power Asia Pacific 2014 Initial Quality Study (IQS). The country's undisputed top selling MPV holds the lowest PP100 (problems per 100 vehicles) among the segment sticking onto company's - QDR - Quality, Durability and Reliability.
December 24, 2014: Volkswagen has launched the first-ever petrol version of the Polo BlueMotion , ahead of first UK deliveries in March, with prices starting from £14,730. The Volkswagen Polo Bluemotion will be powered a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder BlueMotion TSI petrol engine that produces 95 PS of maximum power at 5,000-5,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 118 Nm at 1,500-3,500 rpm. The 1.0-litre engine will be the greenest petrol engine in the range with 94 g/km CO2 emissions and 68.9 mpg fuel economy. The Polo Bluemotion comes with a styling pack which includes uniquely shaped front and rear bumpers, radiator grille, side skirts and rear roof spoiler, body coloured door handles, body coloured door mirrors with integrated indicators, front fog lights and static cornering function and unique BlueMotion badging.
April 23, 2015: Mahindra & Mahindra is updating their flagship product - XUV5OO soon, the vehicle is reportedly launching next month. The very first undisguised images of the refreshed XUV5OO reveal its new stylistic updates, this is the mid-life facelift of the SUV since its launch in 2011. Earlier last month, M&M introduced an iOS version of the smart app for its XUV 5OO. Christened as ‘Blue Sense,' the app is already available for the Android operating system. It enables the users to control the infotainment system as well as the climate control system through Bluetooth. Moreover, other important vehicle information including tyre pressure, fuel statistics and many more can also be seen with help of this app. The app also provides alerts and warnings such as door open notification, service reminders and distance-to- empty details.