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The 7 most-searched Indian cars on the Net!

Last updated on: December 22, 2011 07:43 IST

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Lakshmi Manda, CarDekho.com


Here's the Google Zeitgeist list of the most sought-after cars in India. Seven cars from different car manufacturers top the list.

These are apparently those cars which are most searched on the Internet by consumers in the country. One might as well take a quick guess at which car tops the list.

It might be an easy assumption for quite a few, but quite a few of you would not be able to tell which is the most coveted car among all the auto launches, in India, in 2011.

All the seven cars managed to attract enough fan base ever since their launch in quite a short time. So here's the list:

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1. Hyundai EON

Hyundai EON was mainly targeted to topple Maruti Alto's dominance in the A-segment cars. Right from the beginning, the 'Fluidic' design has been the heart-throb.

Hyundai has managed to deliver the punch right against its arch rival Maruti India with the competitive Hyundai EON price of Rs 269,000 for the base variant combined with its smart good looks.

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Image: Hyundai EON.


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The fuel efficiency is the other selling point of the car which is highly promising at 21 kmpl.

The 814 cc engine delivers the top power and torque figures of 56 Bhp and 76 Nm. 

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Hyundai EON diesel seems to be far-fetched at the moment but an LPG variant of the popular hatchback could offer some consolation as a petrol alternative.

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2. Honda Brio

Honda Brio is the cheapest car till date from the Honda India. 

After the massacre with the Honda Jazz pricing, Honda has been extremely careful while coming up with the Honda Brio price to place it at Rs 395,000 for its base variant.

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Image: Honda Brio.

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Obviously it includes a certain give and take on the safety features on the car, which does not live up to the usual Honda line-up where the auto major stretched a lot to ensure high safety on its cars.

Not until the Honda Brio S (O) variant is the ABS, EBD or the airbags are included in the car. But it is the well conceptualized exterior that takes the cake.

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Petrol engine is all that is expected from the Honda India and that's exactly what we get to see in Honda Brio with the 1.2 L 109 Bhp petrol motor to offer a remarkable fuel efficiency of 18.4 kmpl.

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3. Mahindra XUV500

Mahindra XUV500 sold like hot cakes right from the beginning. An out-and-out deviation from Mahindra and Mahindra's usual line-up gripped the consumers this time.

The new monocoque design and the fabulous exteriors turned out to be the major selling point of the car.

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Image: Mahindra XUV500.


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The icing on the cake was the Mahindra XUV500 introductory price of Rs 1,080,000.

It's not very often we see such rare ensemble of all the key features in the car as the SUV promises on high fuel efficiency of 15.1 kmpl as well.

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The 140 Bhp 2.2 L diesel engine powered SUV is offered in both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive options.

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4. Nissan Sunny

Once again it is the Nissan Sunny price that has got many consumers literally glued to the new sedan from Nissan.

The Sunny sedan is claimed to be the cheapest among the C-segment cars with a price tag of Rs 578,000 for the base variant.

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Now, offered in the diesel variant for those who might find the lack of diesel engine a big sore point, the sedan is a perfect value for money proposition.

The Nissan Sunny is offered with 1.5 L petrol and diesel engine with some good mileage figures as well.

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The Nissan Sunny diesel promises a phenomenal fuel efficiency of 20 kmpl on highways.

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5. Maruti Kizashi

Maruti Kizashi is the only premium segment sedan offered by the domestic car manufacturer in the country.

Imported as a Completely Built Unit from Japan, the posh sedan is everybody's dream.

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It's a way out of the Maruti's usual line up fraught with all the safety features like ABS, EBD and ESP.

With a Maruti Kizashi price of Rs 1,650,000, the D-segment sedan comes with just a 2.4 L petrol engine coupled with a 6-speed manual gearbox and a CVT gearbox. 

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The USP of the car is its acceleration from 0-100 kmph in 8.8 seconds in the manual gearbox version while accelerates at just 7.8 seconds.

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6. Tata Aria

Tata Aria 4x2 broke cover earlier this year. The high pricing had been a sore point of the car, but the auto major tried to correct its blunder with the two-wheel drive option and a substantial price reduction.

Offered with all-diesel engine, the Tata Aria 4x2 price starts at Rs 1,160,000.

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The auto major is offering the MPV with massive discounts to ramp up the sales of the car, which could be the reason why the consumers are on a constant look out for the car.

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An automatic variant can spice up the deal going forward.

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7. Volkswagen Passat

This premium sedan with supremacy in good looks laves the rivals behind in the race.

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Volkswagen has played its cards well offering the diesel variant of the premium sedan Passat just at the right time.

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The Volkswagen Passat Diesel is offered at Rs 2,380,000 with a 2.0 L diesel powertrain accounting for the majestic 170 Bhp top power and unbeatable 350 Nm peak torque.




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