With the change in the global automotive trend, the Indian automakers are introducing new features on their vehicles. Here are the top 10 game changing cars and SUVs in India.
With the changing trends in the automobile industry, Indian automakers are introducing new features and options on cars. Here are the top 10 recent cars and SUVs that changed the game in the Indian automobile market
10. Renault Duster
Renault Duster was the first AWD offering in the Indian market. With its compact design and butch looks the Duster soon became one of the best-selling vehicles in its segment. Renault also offered the AWD variant of the SUV with the fly-on-shift feature. Duster changed the game of compact SUVs in India.
9. Mahindra Scorpio Hybrid
The Scorpio is one of the popular SUV from the stable of Mahindra. And then the company launched the Mild Hybrid variant of the SUV, making it the most affordable hybrid SUV in the country. Due to the hybrid system, the vehicle also gets benefitted from FAME scheme which reduces the price of the SUV.
8. Isuzu D-Max V-Cross
Pick-up trucks are not so popular in India, with only a few models in the market. Then Isuzu came up with the D-Max V-Cross and became very popular in the country. The offroad enthusiast loved the vehicle with its refreshing looks. And now the V-Cross leads its segment in the Indian market.
7. Mahindra KUV 100
Mahindra is known for its brilliance in the SUV segment. And the company started a new trend of micro SUVs with the launch of KUV 100. Despite being a small SUV, it gets high ground clearance, and SUV-inspired design. It has been one of the best-selling vehicles for Mahindra in the country.
6. Toyota Innova Crysta
Toyota Innova is the segment leader in the Indian market since its inception. The company recently launched a new iteration of the MUV, the Innova Crysta. The Crysta became the most affordable vehicle with seven airbags. The top-of-the-range model is equipped with dual front airbags, side airbags, curtain airbags and additional driver side knee airbag. The Innova Crysta is a game-changing product in the country taking safety to another level.
5. Maruti Suzuki Ciaz SHVS
India is suffering from an increase in pollution due to the massive amount of vehicles plying on the road. At that time, Maruti Suzuki made an intelligent move and launched the SHVS variant of Ciaz. Although it is not a full hybrid system, the car sported more mileage and low price. The Ciaz SHVS also gets tax benefits from government’s FAME scheme and the car was cheaper than the non-hybrid variant of the Ciaz. In the SHVS system, the engine is assisted by an electric motor. The motor is driven by a battery, which receives power from regenerative braking.
4. Maruti Suzuki Celerio AMT
Maruti Suzuki launched the AMT variant of the Celerio in the country. And it became very popular with its features and low price. The main highlight of the car was its Automated Manual Transmission gearbox. The Celerio AMT revolutionised the segment which was soon followed by several other manufacturers. The Celerio AMT is an affordable car with the ease of driving in the urban traffic conditions.
3. Maruti Suzuki Baleno
The Baleno was the second product to be sold through Maruti Suzuki’s premium dealership network, the Nexa. The Baleno was the first affordable car to offer ABS and dual airbags as standard across all the variants. In a country where safety is not a concern, Baleno changed the perspective. The Baleno was also offered with extensive customisation features at the dealer level.
2. Maruti Suzuki Ignis
Maruti Suzuki recently launched the Ignis through its Nexa dealerships. The Ignis is the first affordable car in its segment to get full LED headlamps. Apart from that, the car gets features such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay which adds to the premium looks of the vehicle.
1. Renault Kwid
Renault India tasted huge success with the launch of Kwid hatchback in the country. The crossover hatch gets muscular design inspired by the Duster. It is one of the best-selling vehicles in the Indian market. With its compact design and butch styling, it has certainly changed the game of hatchbacks in India.