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20 most popular cars in India

Last updated on: August 16, 2011 11:15 IST

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Car sales in India slid almost 16 per cent in July from a year ago, their biggest drop in nearly three years, as steep borrowing costs kept buyers out of the showrooms.

Sales plunged to 133,747 units from 158,767 in the same month last year, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) reported.

Steep commodity prices, higher fuel costs and rate hikes by the Reserve Bank of India combined to hit demand.

This was the sharpest drop since November 2008 when sales fell over 19 per cent as countries worldwide were hit by the global financial crisis.

India is the world's sixth-largest automobile market.

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Image: A worker at thw Maruti Suzuki stockyard in Ahmedabad.
Photographs: Amit Dave/Reuters
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1. Maruti Alto K10

Price: Rs 300,000+
A2 segment hatchback
Units sold in July: 24,974

It is loaded with 998cc, 3-cylinder K10B engine that belts out a max power of 68 Ps at 62,00 rpm and pumps out the highest torque of 90 Nm at 3500 rpm.

The model comes in two variants -- Alto K10 LXi and Alto K10 VXi.

Both the variants are BS IV emission norms, E 10 and EL V compliant.

All prices are the latest available, and ex-showroom Delhi.

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2. Maruti Wagon R

Price: Rs 335,550 - Rs 420,795
B segment hatchback
Units sold in July: 10,629

It is powered by the 1.0L, 998cc, KB-series petrol engine with five-speed, manual transmission gearbox.

This all aluminium, light weight KB series engine has cable type gearshift.

Its powerful engine can produce the maximum power of power of 68 PS at 6200 rpm with the maximum torque of 90 Nm at 3500rpm.

It is alo avalable in a CNG version.

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3. Hyundai i10

Price: Rs 354,146 - Rs 595,084
B segment hatchback
Units sold in July: 8,828

The Next Gen i10  houses the same existing powertrains as the older version with a newly added technology -- the Variable Variable Timing Valve Train (VTVT).

The cosmetic changes include round headlights, lower but wider air-intake, single chrome finished horizontal slat at front radiator grille that houses company logo and a new design front bumper.

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4. Mahindra Bolero

Price: Rs 494,000 - Rs 692,481
Multi Utility Vehicle
Units sold in July: 7,817

It has a powerful 2498 cc diesel engine which sets it apart from other cars.

Its comfortable anti-submarine seats, air conditioners, power steering and 4-speaker music system double the quality of its interiors.

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5. Maruti Omni

Price: Rs 198,754 - Rs 262,552
Multi Utility Vehicle
Units sold in July: 7,408

Its exteriors present clean straight lines, improved body graphics, powerful clear-lens headlamps, back bumpers, rear cluster tail lights, built-in reversible lamps and other premium features.

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6. Maruti Ritz

Rs 402,251 - Rs 539,014
B segment hatchback
Units sold in July: 7,307

It is available in both petrol and diesel versions.

The petrol version of the car is packed with 1.2 L, 1197 cc K -12 series engine.

The diesel version has 1.3L, 1248 cc DDiS engine with 5-Manual Transmission Gearbox that offers greater mileage and acceleration to the car.

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7. Maruti Eeco

Price: Rs 282,397 - Rs 379,962
Multi Utility Vehicle
Units sold in July: 5,971

It is equipped with a 1196cc petrol engine that generates maximum power of 73 Bhp at 6000 rpm with the maximum torque of 101 Nm at 3000 rpm.

The engine accelerates from 0-100 kmph in 15.7 sec.

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8.Tata Indica + Vista

Price: Rs 384,457 - Rs 597,297
B segment hatchback
Units sold in July: 5,860

Tata Indica Vista has a specially designed Eurotech gearbox teamed with the Vista Drivetech4 Quadrajet diesel and Safire petrol engines.

New features include a 2-DIN stereo system with Blue 5 and USB port, dual airbags (driver and passenger) and ABS (Anti-lock Braking System).

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9. Hyundai i20

Price: Rs 458,599 - Rs 786,063
B segment hatchback
Units sold in July: 5,627

Hyundai i20 is available in both petrol and diesel option.

It is packed with 6-Speed Manual Transmission Gearbox in its 1.4 L CRDI engine that delivers an impressive power of 90 PS while the 1.2 L Kappa engine packed with 5-Speed Manual Transmission gearbox produces a power of 80 PS.

It has ABS, seat belts with pre-tensioner, dual air-bags for the driver and front passanger, auto-unlocking doors.

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10. Hyundai Santro

Price: Rs 280,348 - Rs 392,538
A segment hatchback
Units sold in July: 5,409

It is available with a 1.1 litre, SOHC, 4 cylinder, 1086cc, petrol engine that produces maximum power of 63 Ps at 5500 rpm and develops highest torque of 9.8 kgm/96 Nm at 3000 rpm.

The powertrain is mated to a five speed manual transmission.

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11. Ford Figo

Price: Rs 369,500 - Rs 557,400
B segment hatchback
Units sold in July: 5,273

The petrol version of Ford Figo is powered by the all new 1.2L petrol engine which produces 71Ps of maximum power and 102 Nm of peak torque.

The diesel version comes loaded with the 1.4L, Duratorq diesel engine that currently powers Ford Ikon and Ford Fiesta. Ford Figo is available in eight variants.

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12. Chevrolet Beat

Price: Rs 355,490 - Rs 545,990
B segment hatchback
Units sold in July: 5,240

It has muscle car styling, twin-barrel headlamps, most powerful engine and interiors inspired by the Corvette.

This tough, sexy, smart machine is sure to get your heart racing.

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13. Tata Indigo + Manza

Price: Rs 539,129 - Rs 767,725 (Manza)
C segment sedan
Units sold in July: 4,877

Tata Manza is available in four variants - Aqua, Aura, Aura (ABS) and Aura Plus.

All the variants of new Tata Manza are packed with exciting features like Bluetooth connectivity, power outlets for charging laptops and other mobile devices, outdoor temperature sensor and high mount LED lamps.

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14. Toyota Innova

Price: Rs 835,527 - Rs 12,61,695
Multi Utility Vehicle
Units sold in July: 4,816

The petrol version of Toyota Innova comes with a 1998cc, 16-Valve DOHC WTi petrol engine that produces 132PS power at 5600rpm and 181NM torque at 4000rpm.

The diesel version of Toyota Innova comes with a 2494cc, 16-Valve DOHC diesel engine that produces 102PS power at 3600rpm and 200NM torque at 1400-3400rpm.

The petrol variant of Toyota Innova is compatible with CNG.

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15. Hyundai Verna

Price: Rs 655,896 - Rs. 921,522
C segment sedan
Units sold in July: 4,724

The two petrol variants VTVT and SX VTVT are driven by a powerful 1.6-litre engine associated with variable timing valve train technology.

The three diesel variants VGT, VGT SX, and VGT SX A/T are equipped with a real performer 1.5-litre diesel engine that is mated to Variable Geometry Turbocharger.

Both the petrol and diesel variants are mated to a 5-speed manual transmission and refined suspension system that makes the car perfect for Indian roads.

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16. Mahindra Scorpio

Price: Rs 743,200 - Rs 12,39,900
Sports Utility Vehicle
Units sold in July: 4,308

What makes the Scorpio India's most successful SUV:

  • Powerful 120bhp 2.2litre mHawk engine
  • Fuel-saving Micro Hybrid technology
  • 6-speed, fully electronic Automatic Transmission
  • Dual Front Airbags & ABS (Anti-Lock Braking Systems) for a safe drive
  • Cruise Control & Audio Controls on steering
  • 'Bluevision' bulbs in headlamps for better night-time visibility
  • Bluetooth-enabled 2-DIN Audio
  • TyreTronics - Tyre Pressure & Temperature Monitoring System
  • Intelligent Rain & Light Sensors
  • IntelliPark - Reverse Park Assist, making reverse parking a breeze
  • 4wd option for offroading adventures in your Scorpio

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17. Toyota Etios

Price: Rs 499,000 - Rs 697,000
C segment sedan
Units sold in July: 4,095

The sedan is equipped with a 5-Speed MT boasts of a 1.5 liter DOHC engine that offers 90 Ps of power along with 132 Nm of torque.

The car offers a mileage of 17.6 kmpl.

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18. Honda City

Price: Rs 749,000 - Rs 989,100
C segment sedan
Units sold in July: 4,092

It comes with a 1.5L, 1497cc, i-VTEC engine with four cylinders and 16 valves.

This i-VTEC technology offers higher fuel efficiency with increased engine performance.

Further the 5-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifts offers convenience in handling the car.

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19. Volkswagen Polo

Rs 457,000 - Rs 706,200
B segment hatchback
Units sold in July: 3,507

It is available in 3 engine types. The 1.2L Petrol engine is packed with a 5 speed manual transimission gearbox that ensures an outstanding performance with excellent fuel efficiency.

The 1.6L Petrol engine comes with 5 Speed Manual Transmission which produces a Maximum Power of 105 PS at 5250 rpm and a Maximum Torque of 153Nm at 3750 rpm.

The 1.2 L diesel engine with 5 Speed Manual Transmission is an impressive performer and produces a power of 75 PS at 4200 rpm and 180 Nm torque at 2000 rpm.

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20. Tata Nano

Price: Rs 127,064 - Rs 196,956
A segment hatchback
Units sold in July: 3,260

Tata Nano is equipped with 0.6L, 624cc petrol engine that produces 35PS power and 48Nm torque.

It offers mileage around 19kmpl at urban roads while on highway it gives 26kmpl mileage.


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