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10 Most Favored Cars by Indians

From Hatchback, Sedans, to SUV, here are the 10 Most Favored Cars by Indians.

To begin this year, we at India Autoz decided to look at the top selling cars in India under each popular category. We try to deconstruct the reasons why they become best selling cars. May be you don’t know that the car market share in India is growing year after year. The top three manufacturers are Maruti with having 47.24% market share, followed by Hyundai that held 17.79% and Mahindra at the third position with 6.98% domination.

We still have Toyota, Tata, Honda, Ford, to Chevrolet. These brands sell more than one lakh new passenger cars in India every month. While buyers have 50 different models to pick from, only few of them are hot picks. What are they?

So here’s 10 Top-Selling Most Favored Cars by Indians. From Hatchbacks, Sedans, to SUV, here are the champions!


Compact Sedans

Maruti Dzire – 225,043 sold in 2017Maruti Dzire

In this category, we have 2017 Dzire as the champion. The reason is because the car is an all-new product and looks hot for the segment it plays in. Though not many people know about this fact, Maruzi enjoys significance revenue from Maruti Dzire.

The new Dzire is lighter aiding performance and fuel economy. It’s also most fuel efficient car in India. Icing on the cake comes in the form of optional AMT. Offered with both engine options. There is space on offer making it a hit with family users as well.

Mid-Size Sedans

Honda City – 62,573 units sold in 2017Honda City 

In this mid-size segment, we have Honda City that has managed to beat both the new Verna as well as the Ciaz to become India’s best selling C-segment sedan. Honda has strong brand value that has an important role and so do the design, comfort, and features.

Though the diesel variant is noisy, Honda rewards back with its powerful torque nature and excellent fuel efficiency. On the other sides, the petrol and the automatic variant is very popular in metro towns because its ease on driving. 

Premium Sedans

Toyota Corolla Altis

Toyota Corolla Altis

In D-segment in India, Toyota Corolla Altis is the world champion. The sedan is sold in a massive numbers too! This premium sedan also becomes one of the world’s best selling cars. Toyota Corolla Altis is a true all-rounder champion. It has back seat comfort often tilts the favors in its decision. It also looks beautiful. Toyota also gives enough features to impress sedan owner’s friends and retain its strong resale value.

In this D-segment, customers want luxury with dependability. Altis provides it well. That’s why Toyota Corolla Altis is able to peeping rivals like the Octavia and the Elantra. Unfortunately, we don’t have accurate data yet. So this is the sedan category.

After this, let’s check SUV category.


Compact SUVs

Maruti Vitara Brezza – 140,945 units sold in 2017Maruti Vitara Brezza

Maruti is crazy. They are risk taker – and then become the champion. While others create a new segment, Maruti often launches a product outselling every other option combined together in that segment.

Vitara is the sample. Indians love SUVs. Maruti knows the success recipe; launch a SUV with low running costs powered by a dependable engine along with affordable price. In Spite of no automatic or petrol engine option for the moment. But, Maruti have unique iCreate option that lets owners customize their Vitaras to their taste.

Mid-Size SUV

Hyundai Creta – 105,484 units sold in 2017

Hyundai Creta

Picture this:

A mid-size SUV with three engine options, two transmission choices, and various trim levels. It’s no surprise that Hyundai Creta becomes the winner with these features. Hyundai truly managed to offer a refined and polished alternative to the competition of the Renault Duster. Since its launch, it has remained best selling mid-size SUV. Plus, it has sedan like dynamics and comfort levels that raise the bar for other car manufacturers. Psst..A subtle update is going on!

Premium SUV

Toyota Fortuner – 24,383 units sold in 2017

Toyota Fortuner

Back when it was launched at 2009, Fortuner has topped the charts every single month. Since its introduction to Indian market, Toyota Fortuner has emerged as the single highest gross product in terms of revenue generation for the car maker.

The success factors are the size and design language that works well to massage the owner’s ego. If we score the reliability factor, you will find the reason why that even people from war-torn countries around the world use SUVs based on the same platform and engine! Its re-sale value is quite high and the AT option makes it a breeze to drive.


Toyota Innova Crysta – 72,349 units sold in 2017Toyota Innova Crysta

Innova has been the king of this segment since its launch. Just like Fortuner. Toyota Innova Crysta gains its popularity in both commercial and private segments. It has never come down in spite of that pricey price. How come?

For the product itself, Crysta offers unparalleled comfort, powerful engines, ample space, and extremely low running costs. You know, a well maintained Innova Crysta will run for lakhs of kilometers without a bother and yet manage to sell off at a very top price in the used car market. If you want a premium car, this is your best choice!


Entry Level Hatchbacks

Maruti Alto – 257,732 units sold in 2017Maruti Alto

As you know, Alto is modern India’s Maruti 800 and has affordable tag attached to it across all parameters. Maruti offers you some kind of “peace of mind” factor because you have a mass segment car that fulfill all the ideal criteria for most regions in India. It is available with 800cc and 1 litre, 3 cylinder petrol engines.

You may realize that regular discounts also make Maruti Alto is best value for money in its segment. Running costs (both repair and fuel cost) are the lowest. Its service network is so wide that it is easy to get service no matter where you live.

Mid-Size Hatchbacks

Maruti WagonR – 173,286 units sold in 2017

Maruti WagonR

Though Maruti WagonR is one of the oldest running products, it still gives modern day offerings a run for their money. WagonR is offered in various fuel choices. It is easy to drive combined with excellent ingress and egress. The car remains a popular choice among the fair sex and the elderly. Maruti WagonR is a no-nonsense practical family car with multiple roles ability.

Premium Hatchbacks

Maruti Baleno – 175,209 units sold in 2017

Maruti Baleno

Maruti totally dominates hatchbacks segment. There is still another product from the Maruti stable. Please welcome, Baleno. This is elegant looking hatchback that has given other rivals a tough time to compete. It also sold at almost double than the closest competitor.

Not only looks great, Baleno is also comes with futuristic interiors with highlights like a funky speedometer console. You also offered with various engine options. From 1.2 litre petrol to the 1.3 diesel. Or, you can pick the 1.0 turbocharged petrol option. This premium hatchback is perfect choice for youngsters!

By reading this end of article, you already know now about the 10 best-selling Most Favored Cars by Indians in each category. Hope you enjoy our article.

Stay tuned to India Autoz for more reviews, news and views.

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About Abhishek Barmase

Abhishek Barmase is a passionate automobile lover who loves to keep himself updated with the latest development in the Indian Automobile Industry. His love for automobiles made him start his own automobile website, https://indiaautoz.in .

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