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Check out the 10 most popular cars in India

Last updated on: November 9, 2010 12:16 IST

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The last few months of each year are what every product manufacturer looks forward to in the country.

This is that time of the year when people simply splurge. With the biggest festival of the nation, Diwali, behind us let us take a look at what the Indian car buyers in particular were thinking about.

Here is a low down on the most searched cars in the A and A2 segments in the month of October.

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Hyundai i10

Cars by Hyundai are easy to own cars.

After Santro came the Hyundai i10 - the first car by Hyundai in the 'i' series and is currently the company's bestseller.

The i10 is available in two different capacity petrol engines - 1.1L, 1086cc, IRDE petrol engine is capable of producing 66.7PS power at 5500rpm and 10.1kgm torque at 2500rpm and the 1.2L, 1197cc, Kappa engine generates 80PS power at 5200rpm and 11.4kgm torque at 4000rpm.

i10 is a good performer and hassle free to maintain.

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It comes with features like front power windows, air conditioner with heater, rear wiper, rear power windows and defogger in i10 magna family.

The car is priced at Rs 341,274 - 534,981 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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Ford Figo

The new hatchback model by Ford is gaining popularity among car buyers gradually.

The car comes at an attractive price of Rs 360,485 - 5,41,595 (ex-showroom, Delhi) and even though it is a hatchback it has the feel of a big car.

The car comes in both the petrol and diesel version.

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The 1.2L petrol engine is capable of producing 71PS of maximum power and 102 Nm of peak torque while the 1.4L, Duratorq diesel engine that currently powers Ford Ikon and Ford Fiesta produces 69PS of maximum power and 160 Nm of top torque.

The car is available in four variants in both petrol and diesel engine - Lxi, Exi, Zxi and Titanium.

Thus the total variants for diesel and petrol are eight.

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Maruti Swift

The Swift comes in both petrol and diesel versions - 1.2 L, 1197 cc K series petrol engine and 1.3L, 1248 cc DDiS diesel engine.

The diesel version has a multi point common rail fuel injection system which offers better combustion and fuel efficiency.

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The K series engine has a five-speed manual transmission gearbox and it is BS IV compatible.

It is one of the most popular car models in the country and it has a waiting period of up to three months.

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Maruti Alto

The company has plonked a new K series engine in the Alto and given some of the features a tweak.

It is available in two variants - Alto K10 LXI and Alto K10 VXI with a price tag of Rs 303,000 - Rs 316,000 (ex showroom Delhi).

It is a bestseller from Maruti and holds the number one title among entry level cars.

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The new Alto K10 exists along with the older version and it comes with a 1.0L, K10 engine capable of delivering 68PS of maximum power at 6200rpm with 90Nm of maximum torque at 3200rpm.

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Volkswagen Polo

The car is available in both petrol and diesel options.

It has a three-cylinder 1.2L (1198 cc) petrol offers 74 BHP (5,400 rpms) and 110 NM of torque (3,750 rpms).

The 1.2L 3-cylinder diesel offers 74 BHP (4,200 rpms) and 180 NM of torque (2,000 rpms).

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Polo has features like remote keyless central locking that includes remote window up/down on the highline.

The Volkswagen Polo is available at Rs 434,000 - Rs 700,000.

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Maruti Wagon R

Maruti calls it the blue eyed boy and it has the new K10B engine under its hood that gives it 68PS of power and 90Nm of torque.

The new model comes with upgraded features like a new grille, striking headlights and bumpers.

The car's rear has restyled tail lamps and the rear window glass gives the Wagon R a refreshed look.

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Then there are the rear wash and wipe and an optional ABS and airbags in the higher end VXi model.

The dashboard has a new central console which comes with integrated stereo AUX-In for ipod connectivity and larger circular control for the Aircon.

The car is priced between Rs 328,000 - Rs 381,000 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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Hyundai i20

The car is available in petrol and diesel options with a five and six speed manual transmission gearbox.

It has a 1.4 L CRDI engine producing 90 PS, the 1.2 L Kappa engine produces 80 PS and the 1.4 L Gamma engine with 4 Speed automatic transmission gearbox offers a power of 100 PS.

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The car is a premium product and is priced between Rs 460,863 - Rs 8,00,978 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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Hyundai Santro Xing

The car still has many takers and it is powered by a 1086cc engine, which is very fuel efficient.

Santro has an 'active intelligence' technology that improves engine performance.

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The car has the basic McPherson Strut Suspension with a stabiliser bar in the front and a torsion beam axle with three-link offset coil springs and hydraulic dampers that make it a good for Indian roads.

The car costs anything between Rs 274,186 and Rs 3,91,038 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

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Skoda Fabia

The new Skoda Fabia has been launched in three engine options, each of which comes in three variants.

The car has a 1.2L, three cylinder, 75bhp, MPI petrol engine (same engine that comes in Polo petrol), a 1.6 MPI, 105 bhp petrol engine (same engine that comes in Polo sports and Vento petrol) and a 1.2L, three cylinder, 75 bhp, TDI diesel engine (Polo diesel's engine).

The base variant of the car is Rs 419,000.

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The new engine is capable of delivering 75PS power at 5400 rpm and it delivers a superb torque figure of 110Nm at 3750rpm.

The car is a premium hatch and has all the features that match the segment benchmark.

The revamped Fabia comes with a new tail lamp, wider tyres, larger fog lamp, dash (centre console) same like Polo and Vento, dual tone dashboard, manual AC, MP3 cd player, dual front airbags, ABS (Antilock Brake System), motor speed regulation (MSR), Engine Braking Control (EBC), dual rate brake assist, 14" alloy wheels in elegance (top end variant) and height and reach adjustable steering wheel.

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Nissan Micra

Nissan's first India specific hatchback Micra has been competitively priced between Rs 398,000 - Rs 529,000 and it comes in three variants including XE (Rs 398,000), XL (Rs 469,000) and XV (Rs 529,000) (ex-showroom, Delhi).

It has a 1.2L petrol unit and the diesel unit is anticipated sometimes in the future.

Nissan Micra's 3 cylinder DOHC 1198cc petrol engine is capable of producing 75 bhp at 6,000 rpm and 104 NM of torque at 4,000 rpm.

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One of the striking features of the car that sets it apart from the rest is the fact that it has driver airbags as standard.

It also has a drive computer and tilt adjustable steering as standard features.

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