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10 top searched cars in India

Last updated on: May 30, 2012 08:58 IST

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ndian car bazaar has been emerging as one of the most flourishing and thriving markets in the world. Almost every international car brand is willing to launch its products here.

So which are the most searched cars in India? Let's take a look...

Maruti Swift

Topping the list is Maruti Swift, which is one of the most successful hatchbacks in India today. Maruti has provided the car with almost every feature that one would expect in a car. From air conditioning system, power steering, power windows to anti-lock braking system.

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The hatchback is available in both petrol as well as diesel and the mileage delivered by them is impressive.

The car gives out a striking fuel economy of 15 to 18.1 kmpl in petrol and 18 to 22.9 km per litre in diesel.

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Right now, Maruti Swift is available for Rs 444,000 - 676,000 depending on the variant one chooses.

Maruti Swift faces tough competition from Ford Figo, Hyundai i20 and Tata Indica vista.

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Hyundai Eon

Hyundai Eon was launched by country's second largest car maker, Hyundai Motor India Ltd a couple of months ago.

Hyundai Eon has been blessed with numerous features, but sadly the base variant of the car misses out on AC and power steering.

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But the high variants sport numerous features like power steering, power windows, air conditioner, central locking system and CD player.

However, no variant here features leather seats or anti lock braking system.

But with the price range of Rs 2 74,821 - Rs 3 80,473, these features could be excused. Hyundai Eon is being offered in petrol and LPG options.

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Both these engines are successful in delivering a great mileage of 20.1 km per litre, which is quite impressive.

However, it is not easy for Hyundai Eon to survive the tough competition. Hyundai Eon faces stiff challenge from Maruti Alto, Tata Nano, Chevrolet Beat and Chevrolet Spark.

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Mahindra XUV 500

Mahindra XUV 500 is touted to be one of the the most successful products from M&M. Mahindra XUV 500 can be brought home for just Rs 11, 58,000 to Rs 14, 11,000, depending on the variant one chooses.

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The SUV is offered in three diesel variants, one being four wheel drive, which delivers quite in a striking mileage figure of 12 to 15 km per litre.

On the other hand the features proffered in XUV500 are no less.

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The SUV comes with numerous features like ample headroom and legroom, air conditioning system with climate control, fine quality leather seats, adjustable steering column, front and rear defogger, anti lock braking system with EBD and so on.

In spite of these imp1ressive features, Mahindra XUV 500 is a facing a tough fight from Tata Aria, Force One SUV and Toyota Innova.

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Ford Figo

The hatchback from the Ford stable, when launched, sold like hot cakes.

Ford Figo was rolled out in both diesel and petrol variants. Both the engines are quite efficient and manage to deliver a striking mileage 12.5 to 15.5 kmpl (petrol) and 15 to 18.5kmpl (diesel).

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When it comes to features, Ford Figo doesn't disappoint us.

The car is blessed with three spoke power steering wheel, power windows, air conditioning system with heater, central locking system and many more.

You can bring home your own Ford Figo for Rs 381,300 to Rs 594,200.

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However, this hatchback doesn't feature ABS, EBD and airbags, thereby making it easy for its competitors including Volkswagen Polo, Maruti Swift and Toyota Etios Liva.

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Honda City

Honda City is one of the most searched cars in the country.

This lavish sedan is a luxury on wheels in true sense.

Honda City price in India as of now ranges from Rs 720,000 to Rs 10, 43,500.

Sadly, the sedan is available only in petrol variant, which manages to deliver a decent fuel economy of 11 to 18 km per litre, while the interiors have been packed with plenty of comfort features.

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The most attractive feature is the panoramic sunroof that makes the ride much more romantic and soothing.

The other features of the car comprise AC, advanced music system, fine leather upholstered seats, headlight alarm, power steering, power windows, ample of legroom and headroom and much more.

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However, the sedan is busy competing with the challengers in the market today, which include Nissan Sunny, Toyota Etios, Volkswagen Vento and Hyundai Verna Fluidic.

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Honda Brio

The cute-n-compact hatchback from Honda Motors is one of the best-priced products in recent times.

Excitement unfolds at Rs 399,000 for base model and scales up to Rs 520,000 for the high end model.

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Apart from modish looks, Brio has got reliance of refined i-VTEC engine that not only offers better drivability, but also delights you, when it comes to mileage numbers of 18.3 kmpl on highways and nearly 14.5-15 kmpl in city roads.

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The trendy features inside-out comprise dual tone theme, electrically powered tilt steering, integrated audio with FM, MP3, USB and AUX-in port, AC with heater, along with steering mount audio controls for apt handiness.

The safety elements consist ABS with EBD and dual SRS safety airbags among others.

The chic hatch is providing severe threats to challengers like Maruti Swift, Hyundai i10, and Ford Figo in every aspect.

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Nissan Sunny

Nissan Sunny sedan is actually quite a lush and plush car, which is further justified by the features it sports.

The major highlights in Nissan Sunny include its posh ambience inside, advanced audio system, AC with automatic climate control, power steering, ABS with EBD, power windows, leather upholstered seats, steering and gear knob, one touch door lock facility, and many more.

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The sedan is offered in both diesel and petrol variants, where both deliver an impressive mileage figure.

The petrol variant of Nissan Sunny delivers 17 km per litre of mileage, while the diesel variant of the sedan conveniently generates 21.6 kmpl of fuel economy.

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Its price range starts from Rs 593,310 and goes up to Rs 893,218.

The top challengers of Nissan Sunny are Honda City, Volkswagen Vento and Hyundai Verna Fluidic.

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Toyota Etios

This sedan is currently competing with Nissan Sunny, Honda City, Skoda Rapid, Volkswagen Vento and Hyundai Verna Fluidic.

But the battle doesn't matter to Etios as it comes with numerous high class features.

One will find AC with automatic climate control, fine upholstered seats, electronic power steering, power windows, front and rear fog lamps, audio controls mounted on the steering wheel, ABS with EBD and many more.

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As far as the fuel economy of the car is concerned, Toyota Etios is available in both diesel and petrol engine options, which manage to deliver a splendid fuel economy figures.

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Toyota Etios petrol gives of 13.5 to 17.6kmpl of mileage while Toyota Etios Diesel generates 20.32 to 23.59 kmpl of mileage.

The price tag of Toyota Etios is also reasonable ranging from Rs 514,071 to Rs 815,078.

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Ford Fiesta

This sedan from Ford is capable of stealing your hearts away.

The car is posh and is filled with abundant features.

The major highlights of Ford Fiesta comprise its exquisite design, air conditioning system with heater and automatic climate control, advanced audio system, steering wheels with audio controls mounted on it, high class leather upholstered seats, smooth handling, central locking system, electronic power steering, airbags, ABS, EBD, multi functional LED display and so on.

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With all these and more features, Ford Fiesta is available for just Rs 734,900 to Rs 10, 15,500, depending on the variant one picks.

Performance wise as well, the car is a star, Ford Fiesta petrol model deliver a mileage of about 12.5 kmpl while the diesel version of the sedan deliver 18 kmpl of mileage.

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However, despite so many impressive features, Ford Fiesta is facing tough competition from cars like Maruti Swift Dzire, Skoda Rapid and Toyota Etios.

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Maruti Alto

Last one on the list is Maruti Alto, which is India's highest selling car.

The car is compact, simple and most importantly smartly priced.

One can take home their own Maruti Alto at a starting price tag of Rs 240,000.

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This small car by Maruti is a true performer and perfect for mileage conscious consumers.

The car is offered in CNG and petrol engine options and both the engines are efficient and bold.

Both, Maruti Alto CNG and petrol successfully deliver 20 kmpl of fuel economy on road, which is fairly impressive.

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On the other hand, the car doesn't come with lavish features, but is fitted with basic comfort traits such as power steering and air conditioning system with heater.

This small car faces stiff competition from Hyundai Eon, Tata Nano, Chevrolet Beat and Chevrolet Spark.

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