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Best-selling cars in India

Team Ackodrive12, Nov, 2021

Indian car buyers look for value for their money. Hence, Maruti Suzuki dominates the list of best-selling cars with 48.61% of the market share due to its exceptional variety of budget-friendly models. However, other car brands such as Hyundai, Tata Motors, Renault, Kia and Mahindra have also acquired significant market shares in India, thanks to the popularity of some of their brand variants. Read on to have a look at the top-selling cars in India right now.

Best Selling Cars in India

1. Maruti Alto

Price: Rs. 2.99 lakhs - Rs. 4.70 lakhs

Maruti Alto

Exterior

Alto has maintained a solid position as one of the best-selling cars in India for a long time now. The latest version has redesigned headlights, grille, and bumper. Along with that, you get the keyless entry feature as well.

Interior

The cabin of Alto offers a dual-tone colour finish with advanced features like Bluetooth and Smart Play Dock connectivity to use your smartphone for navigation, music, calls, and more.

Performance

Alto comes equipped with a 0.8-litre petrol engine under the bonnet mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. There is a CNG fuel option available as well. Based on the variant type, Maruti Alto can return fuel efficiency between 22.05 kmpl and 31.59 kmpl.

Safety

Alto provides standard safety features such as a driver airbag, rear parking sensors, speed alert, ABS, EBD, seatbelt reminder and more. 

2. Renault Kwid

Price: Rs. 3.32 lakhs - Rs. 5.48 lakhs

Renault Kwid

Exterior

The Renault Kwid is a stylish hatchback with a sporty design. The highlights of the Kwid’s exterior include split headlamps, upgraded front bumper, slat grille, and LED DRLs.

Interior

The car’s interior is equipped with a digital instrument cluster and an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. It offers comfortable seating for 5 people and 279 litres of boot space.

Performance

The Kwid has two engine options: a 0.8-litre petrol engine and a 1-litre petrol engine. Both options are available with a 5-speed manual or AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) gearbox.

Safety

The latest iteration of the Renault Kwid has received new safety features such as seatbelt reminder, rear parking sensors, speed alert feature along with ABS, EBD, and dual airbags. 

3. Maruti S-Presso

Price: Rs. 3.78 lakhs - Rs. 5.36 lakhs

Maruti S-Presso

Exterior

Maruti S-Presso is a mini-SUV with a bold design, good ground clearance and an upright stance. It gets a slim grille, squared headlights and a muscular dual-tone bumper.

Interior

The interior has a black theme with a touch of orange inserts. The dashboard showcases a centrally-placed all-digital instrument cluster and a touchscreen infotainment system.

Performance

Under the S-Presso’s bonnet, Maruti offers a 1-litre petrol engine mated to a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT transmission. You can expect the fuel efficiency between 21.53 kmpl to 31.2 kmpl based on the variant you select.

Safety

For safety, the S-Presso has ABS, EBD, reverse parking sensors and a driver airbag. The top trims provide a passenger airbag as well. 

4. Maruti Eeco

Price: Rs. 4.08 lakhs - Rs. 5.39 lakhs

Maruti Eeco

Exterior

Eeco is a van-like MPV (Multi-purpose Vehicle) from Maruti, which is available in six colour options.

Interior

There are 5-seater and 7-seater options available in Eeco with a dual-tone theme. The spacious cabin offers a dual-tone colour theme and an AC unit.

Performance

You can have the Eeco with a 1.2-litre petrol engine mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The fuel efficiency can be between 16.11 kmpl and 30.47 kmpl based on the variant you choose.

Safety

The safety features of Eeco include a driver airbag, ABS, EBD, child door lock, and reverse parking sensor as well. 

5. Maruti Wagon R

Price: Rs. 4.80 lakhs - Rs. 6.33 lakhs

Maruti Wagon R

Exterior

Maruti’s latest Wagon R model is 5 mm taller, 145 mm wider, and 19 mm longer than the previous iteration. The car’s fascia has a new look with sweptback headlamps, fog lamp, revamped bumper and an upgraded grille design.

Interior

It has a dual-tone interior theme with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system and multifunctional steering wheel. 

Performance

You can have Wagon R with a 1-litre petrol engine or a 1.2-litre petrol engine mated to a 5-speed manual transmission or AMT gearbox. The fuel economy varies between 20.52 kmpl and 32.52 kmpl based on the fuel and variant selection.

Safety

There are driver and passenger airbags, speed alert, ABS, and EBD as safety features.

6. Hyundai Grand i10 Nios

Price: Rs. 5.28 lakhs - Rs. 8.50 lakhs

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios

Exterior

The Grand i10 Nios from Hyundai has 3 dual-tone and 5 single-tone exterior colour options with a contrasting black roof. The signature grill showcases boomerang-style DRLs. Other highlights include projector fog lights, LED headlights, roof rails, and 15-inch alloy wheels.

Interior

The 5-seater cabin theme includes dual-tone black and grey options with features such as an 8-inch touchscreen system and an instrument cluster. 

Performance

This car is powered by a 1-litre turbocharged petrol engine paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox. You can even get the 1.2-litre petrol or diesel engine options mated to a 5-speed manual or 5-speed AMT gearbox. Moreover, Hyundai has a 1.2-litre petrol-CNG bi-fuel combination engine option with the Grand i10 Nios. Based on the engine type, the car’s fuel efficiency can be around 18.9 kmpl to 25 kmpl.

Safety

Standard safety features in the Grand i10 Nios include ABS, EBD, seatbelt reminder, and dual airbags. 

7. Renault Triber

Price: Rs. 5.50 lakhs - Rs. 7.95 lakhs

Renault Triber

Exterior

Renault Triber is a budget-friendly Multi Utility Vehicle (MUV) available in five dual-tone colour options with a contrasting black roof. The exterior features projector headlamps, a signature grille, and flared wheel arches on the rear profile.

Interior

The interior also has a dual-tone theme with beige and black colours. There are 3 rows of seats with multiple adjustment choices for the last row and driver seat.

Performance

The engine of the Renault Triber is a 1-litre petrol unit, which can be mated to a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT transmission. Based on the selected variants, the fuel economy can vary between 18.29 kmpl to 19 kmpl.

Safety

The standard safety features of the Triber include ABS, EBD, and dual airbags. The top trims of the vehicle offer a total of four airbags, including airbags for the driver, front passenger and two extra side airbags. 

8. Maruti Swift

Price: Rs. 5.81 lakhs - Rs. 8.56 lakhs

Maruti Swift

Exterior

The latest Swift is one of the best-selling hatchbacks in India. After the facelift, Swift has got a fresh-looking dual-tone exterior and a one-piece mesh-patterned front grille. More features include 15-inch alloy wheels, LED DRLs, and projector headlights.

Interior

In the cabin, you can find a 4.2-inch TFT (Thin Film Transistor) display, cruise control, and a twin-pod instrument cluster.

Performance

Swift’s new 1.2-litre petrol dual-jet dual-VVT engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT gearbox. The fuel efficiency is also impressive, between 23.20 kmpl to 23.76 kmpl.

Safety

For safety, the Maruti Swift has dual airbags, a rear parking sensor, ABS, EBD, seatbelt reminder for the driver and passenger. 

9. Maruti Baleno

Price: Rs. 5.98 lakhs - Rs. 9.30 lakhs

Maruti Baleno

Exterior

The Maruti Baleno is a hatchback with a broad front look, a three-dimensional grille design, and 16-inch precision-cut alloy wheels.

Interior

The seats of this hatchback flaunt a dual-tone fabric with a black interior theme having blue detailing.

Performance

Baleno’s performance comes from its 1.2-litre petrol engine or a 1.3-litre diesel engine mated to  5-speed manual transmission. The petrol variants offer a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) option as well. The fuel economy for the variants of this car varies between 19.56 kmpl and 21.96 kmpl.

Safety

The safety features of the Baleno include dual airbags, ISOFIX child seat mounts, reverse parking sensors, ABS and EBD. 

10. Maruti Dzire

Price: Rs. 5.98 lakhs - Rs. 9.02 lakhs

Maruti Dzire

Exterior

The new Dzire from Maruti has a hexagon-shaped grille with redesigned fog light housings and alloy wheels, giving the exterior a sporty appeal.

Interior

The cabin features push-button stop/start, automatic air-conditioning, AC vents in the rear, and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system.

Performance

The Maruti Dzire comes with a 1.2-litre petrol engine mated to a 5-speed manual transmission or a 5-speed AMT gearbox. The fuel efficiency stays between 23.26 kmpl and 24.12 kmpl based on the selected variant.

Safety

The safety features of the Dzire are ABS, EBD, driver and passenger airbags, and reverse parking camera. 

11. Kia Sonet

Price: Rs. 6.79 lakhs - Rs. 13.35 lakhs

Kia Sonet

Exterior

Kia Sonet is a scaled-down 4-metre Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) featuring LED headlamps, 16-inch alloy wheels, and the signature Kia tiger-nose grille.

Interior

Inside, this SUV offers a five seating capacity with mood lighting, ventilation for front seats, sunroof, and air purifier.

Performance

There is a 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine option available with a 5-speed manual transmission. You can also choose a 1-litre turbocharged petrol engine mated to a 6-speed iMT (Intelligent Manual Transmission) or a 7-speed DCT gearbox.

The diesel option is a 1.5-litre engine mated to a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter transmission. The fuel efficiency varies between 18.2 kmpl and 24.1 kmpl depending on the fuel type and variant.

Safety

There are a total of six airbags in the Sonet with a brake assistance system, ABS, EBD, and hill assist system as well. 

12. Hyundai Venue

Price: Rs. 6.99 lakhs - Rs. 11.85 lakhs

Hyundai Venue

Exterior

The Venue is an SUV with features such as the 16-inch dual-tone alloy wheels, LED DRLs, projector fog lamps, projector headlamps, and roof rails.

Interior

Inside the Venue, you can find an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, smart electric sunroof, automated climate control, etc.

Performance

The engine choices for the Hyundai Venue include three options: a 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine, a 1-litre turbocharged petrol engine, and a 1.5-litre diesel engine.

The naturally-aspirated petrol unit is provided with a 5-speed manual transmission only. The diesel engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual or AMT gearbox. The 1-litre turbocharged petrol engine can be had with iMT or a 7-speed DCT (Dual-clutch Transmission) gearbox. 

Safety

Features such as dual airbags, ABS, EBD, distress alarm, and traction control make the Venue a safe vehicle to drive. In fact, the top-spec trims come with a total of six airbags.

13. Tata Nexon

Price: Rs. 7.28 lakhs - Rs. 13.23 lakhs

Tata Nexon

Exterior

The Nexon is a sharply designed compact SUV having a large intake grille in the front, alloy wheels, contrasting roof and skid plate.

Interior

The Nexon offers a spacious cabin with an all-digital instrument cluster, mobile charger, a sunroof, cruise control, rain sensors on wipers, etc.

Performance

The Tata Nexon obtains its power from a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine or a 1.5-litre diesel engine. You can have both engines mated to a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed AMT gearbox. Based on your engine and variant choice, the fuel efficiency of this SUV can be 16 kmpl to 22.4 kmpl.

Safety

For safety, the Nexon has features like ABS, EBD, central locking, dual airbags, Impact beams on the front and sides, and a rear parking camera. 

14. Maruti Vitara Brezza

Price: Rs. 7.51 lakhs - Rs. 11.41 lakhs

Maruti Vitara Brezza

Exterior

The Vitara Brezza is a compact SUV that features 16-inch alloy wheels, upgraded LED headlamps, redesigned grille, and a restyled bumper in the rear.

Interior

The cabin of the Vitara Brezza has an all-black theme with a steering wheel wrapped in leather. There is a SmartPlay infotainment system and auto-dimming Inside Rearview Mirror (IRVM).

Performance

The compact SUV draws its power from a 1.5-litre petrol engine paired with a 5-speed manual or AMT gearbox. The fuel efficiency can be between 17.03 kmpl to 18.76 kmpl depending on the fuel type and the variant.

Safety

The standard safety features of the vehicle include ABS, EBD, rear parking sensors, high-speed alert, dual airbags and seatbelt reminder. The automatic variants come with hill assist technology as well. 

15. Maruti Ertiga

Price: Rs. 7.81 lakhs - Rs. 10.59 lakhs

Maruti Ertiga

Exterior

A Heartect platform underpins the new Ertiga from Maruti. It is a MUV with stylish LED lights, grille, floating roof, and 15-inch alloy wheels.

Interior

The MUV offers a 7-seater spacious dual-tone cabin having a sporty-looking steering wheel design. It also features a twin-pod instrument cluster and air-conditioning vents.

Performance

The new Ertiga has a 1.5-litre petrol engine with a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic torque converter transmission. You can also get the 1.3-litre diesel engine version with 5-speed manual transmission. The fuel economy for this vehicle varies between 17.99 kmpl and 26.2 kmpl.

Safety

The safety features for the Ertiga include high-speed alert, dual airbags, ISOFIX child seat mounts, ABS, EBD, rear parking sensors, and brake assist. 

16. Mahindra XUV300

Price: Rs. 7.95 lakhs - Rs. 13.33 lakhs

Mahindra XUV300

Exterior

Mahindra XUV300 is a sub-4metre SUV with exterior highlights like projector headlamps, LED DRLs, contrast skid plates, fog lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, and chrome inserts in the grille.

Interior

The spacious 5-seater cabin offers a sunroof and has a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, cruise control, automatic climate control, and engine start and stop button.

Performance

Coming to performance, the Mahindra XUV300 gets a 1.2-litre petrol engine with a 6-speed manual or AMT transmission. Also, you can get the 1.5-litre diesel engine option with a 6-speed manual or AMT gearbox. The fuel economy for this SUV is between 17 kmpl to 20 kmpl, depending on the chosen variant and engine type.

Safety

There are plenty of safety features in the Mahindra XUV300 such as ABS, EBD, reverse parking camera, reverse parking sensors, brake control, impact sensors for automatic door unlocking, and seven airbags. 

17. Hyundai Creta

Price: Rs. 10.16 lakhs - Rs. 17.87 lakhs

Hyundai Creta

Exterior

The latest avatar of the Hyundai Creta has a new exterior look with redesigned LED headlamps, taillamps, and 17-inch alloy wheels.

Interior

This 5-seater compact SUV has a spacious interior packed with features like cruise control, ventilation for front seats, a semi-digital instrument cluster, sunroof, and more.

Performance

The Creta has a standard 1.5-litre petrol engine option with a 6-speed manual or CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) gearbox. Another exciting option is a 1.4-litre Turbo GDi petrol engine available with a 7-speed DCT. In the diesel category, you can have a 1.5-litre engine with a 6-speed manual or AMT gearbox.

Safety

For safety, you get ABS, EBD, dual airbags, reverse parking sensors, hill assist, and more. The top-spec variants also offer 6 airbags, rear disc brakes, child seat mounts, etc. 

18. Mahindra Thar

Price: Rs. 12.78 lakhs - Rs. 15.08 lakhs

Mahindra Thar

Exterior

The new-generation Thar from Mahindra is an SUV made for modern-day off-roading. It comes with hardtop and convertible top options and 18-inch alloy wheels.

Interior

The interior of the latest Thar model is completely washable and drainable. Features such as a touchscreen infotainment system and smartphone connectivity make it a modern vehicle.

Performance

You can get this off-roading vehicle with a 1.9-litre turbocharged petrol engine paired with a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic torque converter gearbox. There is a 2.2-litre diesel engine available as well with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic torque converter transmission.

Safety

The Thar is equipped with rollover mitigation, dual airbags, roll cage, ABS, EBD, brake locking differential, high-speed warning, etc.

Note: All prices mentioned are ex-showroom, Delhi, while the provided fuel efficiencies are as per the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI).

Frequently asked questions

FAQs

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Which cars are best-suited for long journeys?

When looking for a car for long journeys, you should consider its comfort level and fuel efficiency. For long trips, some of the excellent car choices include Hyundai Creta, Maruti Dzire, Maruti Baleno, and Hyundai Grand i10 Nios.

Which are the best family cars in India?

Depending on the number of members in your family, you can choose between Maruti Alto, Maruti Wagon R, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Maruti Eeco and others.

What cars are known for their value for money?

The value for money comes down to the driving experience, cost-effective maintenance, safety, and stylish appeal of a car. Maruti excels in this category with options like the Alto, Wagon R, Swift, Baleno, Brezza and Dzire.

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