The Indian Automobile Market has emerged as a superpower in the last decade right from the days of Ambassador, Omni, Maruti 800 to I20, Nexon, Tiago we have seen many new products from every manufacturer and easily adopted to it, Indians known for car modifications in terms of alloys, music system, interior and what not you name it and one will easily find different places to get the work one. Delhi is the hub for Car Modifications and enthusiasts look for such cars which can be easily modified according to their taste. But then some need a more practical car and do not want to tamper with the factory finish, So today I have got you the best cars of every category be it Hatchback, Sedan or Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) which are ruling in their segment.
Most loved cars by Indians in every segment
1. Entry Level Hatchback
There are not many options in this segment and only Maruti Suzuki is offering cars in this segment i.e, Celerio and Alto.
But undoubtedly the winner here is Maruti Alto being the oldest in the race this car has been everyone’s favourite since the day it was launched. Now Maruti Suzuki has silently changed the interior of Alto and offering much more than before. This is the car for the people who are low on but at the same time wants a no-nonsense practical car along with good mileage and reliability. And Maruti being the mileage king of the Indian Automobile Market has made the job much easier for its customers to choose, you can also go for Maruti Suzuki Celerio by slightly pushing up the budget and in this case, Celerio offers much more comfort and space as compared to Alto. Both the cars are doing pretty well in their segment.
Alto is priced between Rs.3.86 lakh – 4.82lakh (Ex-Showroom)
Celerio is priced between Rs.4.99 lakh – 6.94 lakh (Ex-Showroom)
Though there are a lot to choose from in this segment it seems Indians have tremendous love for Maruti Suzuki and because of this love Maruti Swift has enormous sales figure making it the top-selling in the Hatchback Segment. Maruti Suzuki had updated the facelift version of Swift back in the first quarter of 2021 giving it a new grille along with a more powerful 1.2-litre dualjet petrol engine. But to our disappointment, the Swift hasn’t scored well in the Global NCAP Crash Test and still, Indians are buying it.
Swift has priced between Rs.5.85 lakh- Rs.8.67 lakh (Ex-Showroom)
3. Premium Hatchback
Now, this is the segment often known as the overpriced cars segment. Currently, there is only Hyundai i20 and Tata Altroz in this segment but i20 being the old favourite has got the most attention. I20 has been the gamechanger since its launch and after its facelift, the sales have gone too high for it. i20 is offering loads of features along with comfort and plush interiors.
Hyundai i20 is priced between Rs.6.19 lakh – Rs.11.40 lakh(Ex-Showroom)
5. Sub – Compact SUV
This is the most loved segment of Indians. This segment is the most value for money and reliable one. The leader here is Tata Nexon and after the launch of its facelift in 2020 the sales touched the skies resulting in a waiting period of 6-8 months. This means more people are flocking to Tata’s showroom to buy one of the safest cars in the country. That said, along with scoring a 5-star rating in the Global NCAP, Nexon also is feature-packed. Also, it gets a potent set of diesel and turbo petrol engines. All these, in conjunction, make Nexon an easy sell.
Tata Nexon is priced between Rs.7.30 lakh – Rs.13.35 lakh(Ex-Showroom)
6. Compact SUV
Now the undeclared winner here is Hyundai Creta back in 2020 when Hyundai gave Creta a generation change. At first, the car seemed to have a polarizing design, but later the car grew on people’s minds. Yet again, Creta became India’s favourite compact SUV. Creta comes with a set of decently powerful engines with enthusiastic 1.4-turbo petrol. Also, in typical Hyundai fashion Creta is feature-packed. From a vibrant and substantial panoramic sunroof to ventilated seats and more.
Creta is priced between Rs.10.16 lakh – Rs.17.87 lakh(Ex-Showroom)
7. Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV)
The top-notch SUV is the new trend in the market and Tata Harrier has been the favourite in this segment. Based on the Range Rover Land Rover Discovery’s platform, Tata Harrier is one of the perfect buys in its segment. Coming with a 2.0-litre Kryotec engine under the hood, it also is powerful for its size and weight. But the only caveat is that Harrier only comes with a diesel engine.
Tata Harrier is priced between Rs. 14.39 lakh – Rs.21.19 lakh
The sedan is the segment most loved by the corporate people who need comfort and space. The king here is Honda City, Indian Automobile Market’s favourite for the past 3 decades and after 5 generation changes, it is growing stronger and stronger. In the latest update, Honda gave the City new aesthetics, a better and more fuel-efficient engine a ton of new features, making this sedan an even better value for money deal.
Honda City is priced between Rs. 11.19 lakh – Rs. 15.14 lakh(Ex-Showroom)
8. Compact Sedan
The cars in this category are the perfect alternative to C-Segment Sedans, the only thing to compromise on is the boot space as compared to the C segment but it is enough. That said, India’s favourite compact sedan has to be the Maruti Suzuki Dzire. Of course, fuel economy is one of the prime aspects one considers while buying a vehicle in India. Talking about Dzire, it is the most fuel-efficient petrol vehicle in its segment and above. Maruti Suzuki Dzire also is comfortable on the inside with too little compromise in driving pleasure.
Maruti Suzuki Dzire is priced between Rs. 5.98 lakh- Rs. 9.03 lakh(Ex-Showroom)
9. Multi Purpose Vehicle (MPV)
Now, this is the segment that is not the one like by Indians and is only preferred for taxis. But there is a favourite car in this segment i.e, Maruti Suzuki Ertiga which is the one preferred by joint families and cab organisations. Coming relatively at an affordable price point, Ertiga is an instant choice for people having large families and have a tight budget.
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is priced between Rs. 7.96 lakh – Rs. 10.69 lakh (Ex-Showroom)
These were the cars that are the Indians Favourite in every segment. Do let me know in the comment section if I missed some and also your thoughts.
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