Pros And Cons Of The Top 10 Best Selling Cars In India

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Here's a list of the top 10 selling cars in India, but with a slight difference. We thought you'd find it useful to have a quick reference point to the pros and cons of these cars as well, so you can use it as a ready reckoner for key information about these vehicles.

We've also included ARAI mileage, starting price, and sales in units in March 2015, so there's plenty of easy-to-read information for you to use as a guide for your car research.

1. Maruti Alto 800

Pros: Peppy engine (Alto K10)
         Fuel efficiency
         Service network

Cons: Poor safety
          Cramped interior

Starting on-road price: INR 2.46 lakh (New Delhi)
March 2015 sales: 24,961 units
ARAI mileage: 22.7 kpl

2. Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire

Pros: Comfort
         Fuel efficiency
         Service network

Cons: Split opinions for rear design
          Not as sharp handling as Maruti Swift

Starting on-road price: INR 5.23 lakh (New Delhi)
March 2015 sales: 17,971 units
ARAI mileage: 22.7 kpl

3. Maruti Suzuki Swift

Pros: Great to drive
         Refinement
         Standard equipment
         Service network

Cons: Not best build quality in segment
          Turbo lag below 2000 rpm (diesel)

Starting on-road price: INR 4.79 lakh (New Delhi)
March 2015 sales: 16,722 units
ARAI mileage: 20.4 kpl (petrol); 25.2 kpl (diesel)

4. Maruti Suzuki Wagon R

Pros: Surprisingly spacious, great head room
         Comfortable, upright seating
         Practical, good ingress/egress
         Fuel efficiency
         Service network

Cons: Boxy styling may not appeal to all
          Thick A-pillar restricts visibility slightly

Starting on-road price: INR 3.82 lakh (New Delhi)
March 2015 sales: 15,198 units
ARAI mileage: 20.51 kpl

5. Hyundai Elite i20

Pros: Roomy
         Great looks
         Well equipped

Cons: Slightly restricted knee room for tall drivers
          Relatively high price
          No automatic variant

Starting on-road price: INR 5.67 lakh (New Delhi)
March 2015 sales: 12,812 units
ARAI mileage: 18.24 kpl (petrol); 21.76 kpl (diesel)

6. Mahindra Bolero

Pros: Rugged, all-terrain capability
         Decent fuel economy for its class
         Decent ride quality

Cons:
Poor handling
          Limited legroom
          Fit and finish not up to the mark

Starting on-road price: INR 7.40 lakh (New Delhi)
March 2015 sales: 10,481 units
ARAI mileage: 15.96 kpl

7. Honda City

Pros: Powerful but still fuel efficient
         Reliability
         Upmarket looks
         Rear seat comfort
         Safety features

Cons: Wheels look disproportionately small to body
          Skinny tyres
          Higher variants can get expensive

Starting on-road price: INR 8.32 lakh (New Delhi)
March 2015 sales: 9,777 units
ARAI mileage: 17.80 kpl (petrol); 26.00 kpl (diesel)

8. Hyundai Grand i10

Pros: Good looks
         Nippy performance
         Available in auto variant
         Roomy for its size

Cons: Lower variants lack safety features

Starting on-road price: INR 5.06 lakh (New Delhi)
March 2015 sales: 8,856 units
ARAI mileage: 18.90 kpl (petrol); 24.00 kpl (diesel)

9. Honda Amaze

Pros: Performance, handling
         Fuel efficiency
         Effective air con
         Big boot

Cons: Unappealing interior design
          Lack of airbags option on lower variants

Starting on-road price: INR 5.06 lakh (New Delhi)
March 2015 sales: 8,856 units
ARAI mileage: 18.00 kpl (petrol); 25.80 kpl (diesel)

10. Maruti Omni

Pros: Versatility
         Space
         Cheap to run

Cons: Poor braking, crumple zones
          Sluggish performance
          Poor handling

Starting on-road price: INR 2.32 lakh (New Delhi)
March 2015 sales: 6,665 units
ARAI mileage: 16.80 kpl

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