Top 10 Car Brands in India 2021

While the Indian car industry has been grasped by a sales slowdown for months now, there’s no doubting the continued growth in new car launches. In fact, even after a drop in performance, the local car market remains one of the fastest-growing markets. Moreover, this market looks poised to rise to never-seen-before levels in the upcoming years, which is why new companies step on our shores. Here is a list of the top 10 car brands in India, along with their price.
The on-road price can vary depending on which city you reside in.

ModelPrice(New Delhi)
Hyundai VenueRs. 6.86 – 11.66 Lakh*
Hyundai i20
Rs. 6.79 – 11.32 Lakh*
Maruti SwiftRs. 5.73 – 8.41 Lakh*
Hyundai CretaRs. 9.99 – 17.53 Lakh*
Kia SeltosRs. 9.89 – 17.45 Lakh*
Toyota Fortuner
Rs. 29.98 – 37.58 Lakh*
Tata HarrierRs. 13.99 – 20.45 Lakh*
Mahindra ScorpioRs. 11.99 – 16.52 Lakh*
Mahindra TharRs. 12.10 – 14.15 Lakh*
Kia SonetRs. 6.79 – 13.19 Lakh*

1] Hyundai Venue

Hyundai Venue, the sub-4 meter SUV, has appeared in India at a productive price tag. The vehicle is prepared in 13 variants across four trims, seven different colors, and with three engine choices. The compact SUV fights against the likes of Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, and the Honda WR-V in the sub-4 SUV segment.

Pros

  • First-in-class connectivity characteristics.
  • Quality interiors linked with long features list.
  • It is the only DCT automatic in the segment.

Cons

  • Cabin space isn’t as fair as the competitors.
  • 1.2-litre petrol only available in entry-level trims
  • Top-spec variants are too expensive.

Hyundai Venue Mileage

Fuel TypeTransmissionARAI Mileage
Petrol(1197 cc)Manual17.52 kmpl
Diesel(1493 cc)Manual23.4 kmpl
Petrol(998 cc)Manual18.2 kmpl
Petrol(998 cc)Automatic (Dual Clutch)18.15 kmpl
Petrol(998 cc)Clutchless Manual17.8 kmpl

2] Hyundai i20

Hyundai i20 is now available over three engines, gearbox options as well as eight color choices. The most eye-catching detail is its exterior design which has taken a sporty route that gives you a sharp-looking hatchback.

The sharply raked front will automatically capture your attention, and once you acclimatize to that, you get hooked by this glossy parametric jewel pattern grille. The angry-looking LED headlights to complement the grille. The front bumper also has a lip spoiler that adds to the sportiness.

Pros

  • The attractive exterior grabs attention
  • Spacious cabin with many features 
  • Powertrain choices over a long list of trims 

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Material quality in the cabin could’ve been better

Hyundai i20 Mileage

Fuel TypeTransmissionARAI Mileage
Petrol(1197 cc)Manual20.35 kmpl
Diesel(1493 cc)Manual25.2 kmpl
Petrol(1197 cc)Automatic (CVT)19.65 kmpl
Petrol(998 cc)Clutchless Manual20.25 kmpl
Petrol(998 cc)Automatic (Dual Clutch)20.25 kmpl

3] Maruti Suzuki Swift

Maruti Suzuki has launched the renewed version of its best-selling hatchback Swift. The facelift gets a new engine and exterior and interior changes to give it a crisp look. Visually, the 2021 Swift highlights a new chrome stripe on the front grille, which now also has a mesh-pattern. Other highlights include a dual-tone exterior shade which can be had with the top ZXi+ trim. The three dual-tone options include – Pearl Arctic White and Solid Fire Red with Pearl Midnight Black roof and Midnight Blue with Arctic White roof. 

Pros

  • Comfortable interiors
  • Sorted ride and handling
  • Available in manual and automatic 

Cons

  • Fit and finish can be improved
  • Pricier than most of its competition
  • Rearward visibility

Maruti Suzuki Swift Mileage

Fuel TypeTransmissionARAI Mileage
Petrol(1197 cc)AMT23.76 kmpl
Petrol(1197 cc)Manual23.2 kmpl

4] Hyundai Creta

The Hyundai Creta has entered its second generation and was initially showcased at the Auto Expo 2020. It’s the head of the D-segment and is available in 14 variants across three engine and gearbox options. 

On the outside, it gets unique highlights in the form of a three-dimensional cascading grille along with muscle-like vertical and horizontal patterns.

Pros

  • The updated model comes with the global design language
  • Segment-best characteristics along with connectivity options
  • Available with three engine as well as gearbox options

Cons

  • The radical design might not be suitable for everyone
  • Certain key features are only offered with top-spec trims

Hyundai Creta Mileage

Fuel TypeTransmissionARAI Mileage
Petrol(1497 cc)Manual17 kmpl
Diesel(1493 cc)Manual21 kmpl
Petrol(1497 cc)Automatic (CVT)17 kmpl
Diesel(1493 cc)Automatic (Torque Converter)19 kmpl
Petrol(1353 cc)Automatic (Dual Clutch)17 kmpl

5] Kia Seltos

The Kia Seltos is known to be the first SUV from Kia. The D-segment SUV is proposed in the Indian market over 16 variants, three engine options with two trim levels.

When it comes to exterior looks, the Kia Seltos has a busy but unique front design. The chrome-finished signature tiger-nose grille is flanked by stylish pair of headlamps integrated with LED day-time-running light.

Pros

  • Design.
  • Interior fit and finish.
  • Several features

Cons

  • Notchy gearshifts.
  • Inconsistent ride quality.

6] Toyota Fortuner

Toyota Kirloskar Motor launched the Fortuner facelift with prices beginning from Rs 29.98 lakh to Rs 37.58 lakh. The updated model was revealed in June 2020, which also marked the refreshed SUV’s appearance in the Thailand market. The main highlight of the facelift is of the ‘Legender’ variant, which trades in off-road flair for style.

Exterior highlights of the updated Toyota Fortuner facelift also cover new LED headlamps, LED DRLs, refreshed front and rear bumpers, revised LED taillights, a smaller grille, and new 18-inch alloy wheels.

Pros

  • Muscular and tough
  • Capable 4×4 variant
  • After-sales service

Cons

  • Quality of materials 
  • Cumbersome to maneuver in compact spaces
  • Internal body roll

Toyota Fortuner Mileage

Fuel TypeTransmissionARAI Mileage
Diesel(2755 cc)Manual14.22 kmpl
Petrol(2694 cc)Automatic (Torque Converter)10.26 kmpl
Petrol(2694 cc)Manual10.01 kmpl

7] Tata Harrier

Tata Motors has been preparing for its second innings after the long pause in the Indian market, and after the success of the Tiago and the Nexon, it is time for more enhancements to the formation. One of these unique products is the Tata Harrier SUV.

This SUV has been built on the Land Rover platform and will rival the Hyundai Creta.

Pros

  • BS6 update brings more power and Automatic option
  • Supreme ride comfort.
  • Spacious and premium interiors.

Cons

  • Does not have some features.
  • Average NVH levels and noisy engine.
  • No petrol engine option yet

Tata Harrier Mileage

Tata Harrier mileage starts at 14.63 kmpl and goes up till 16.35 kmpl. The mileage of Diesel Harrier is between 14.63 kmpl – 16.35 kmpl.

8] Mahindra Scorpio

Mahindra launched the new-gen Scorpio in 2015. Exactly after two years, the Scorpio got a mid-life modification with a slightly tweaked cosmetic, updated seating configuration, and a bump in the power output. The variants moniker also changed from even alpha-numeric to odd alpha-numeric.

The new Scorpio gets a revised face and grille.

Pros

  • Strong build
  • Powerful engine performance
  • Driveability and rugged appeal

Cons

  • The interior layout isn’t user friendly
  • Bumpy ride quality at high speed
  • It feels old compared to rivals 

Mahindra Scorpio Mileage

Fuel TypeTransmissionARAI Mileage
Diesel(2179 cc)Manual15 kmpl

9] Mahindra Thar

The updated Mahindra Thar has been spotted on tests on some occasions. The new Thar will emphasize a longer and wider body as compared to the outgoing model. As seen in the images, the new Mahindra Thar will preserve the Jeep CJ-5-inspired design with a wide seven-slot grille and a prominent front bumper. The SUV is assumed to be underpinned by a new framework that will help the car meet expected safety regulations.

Pros

  • Can be the best affordable off-roader 
  • New-age features 
  • Cabin comfort
  • Potent powertrain 
  • Improved drivability

Cons

  • Not a family car, even though it can seat four
  • Shortage of boot space
  • On-road dynamics could have been better

10] Kia Sonet

Kia Motors is working on a modern compact SUV for the Indian market that will rival the Hyundai Venue and the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. The model, codenamed the Sonet, will be the third product to be launched by the brand in India after the Seltos and the Grand carnival.

Pros

  • Flaming styling
  • Feature loaded cabin
  • Loads of Powertrain choices

Cons

  • Inconsiderably stiffer ride quality
  • The second-row seat is not spacious
  • No diesel-iMT combination

Kia Sonet Mileage

Fuel TypeTransmissionARAI Mileage
Petrol(1197 cc)Manual18.4 kmpl
Diesel(1493 cc)Manual24.1 kmpl
Petrol(998 cc)Clutchless Manual18.2 kmpl
Petrol(998 cc)Automatic (Dual Clutch)18.3 kmpl
Diesel(1493 cc)Automatic (Torque Converter)19 kmpl

A car brand is unique as most people become personally attached to them in some ways than other products. Maybe it is because the growth in metropolitan areas has resulted in longer commute times, and we spend more time in our cars.

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