An improvised Alto with an excellent 1.0 L K10 engine, it offers performance that can put smile on driver's face. Also, available with an AT. It performs well on highways too. Looks a bit dull and ergonomics can see an improvement too.
Base Price : 2,60,468
A nice looking compact car and economically priced. Looks, decent ride and the recently introduced 1.0 litre engine are its forte. The steering is a bit dicey though. It has taken the entry level segment by storm gathering significant numbers considering Renault brand and its presence in India. The smart design helps its cause.
Base Price : 3,34,000
Based on Kwid's platform, Redi Go with its very aggressive pricing has surprised many. Set high above the ground than its immediate competition, it boasts of a spacious and an airy cabin. Looks awkward from the rear, and exposed metal in interiors let it down, but value it offers for each penny spent makes it a strong product in the entry level segment.
Grand i10 is another Hyundai success story in India. With good NVH levels and interior quality, the cabin ambiance is nice. Diesel engine lacks grunt and is more suited to city driving than on highways where it quickly runs out of breath. Ride is not settled and handling is inconsistent. There's good cabin space though.
Base Price : 4,45,000
Base Price : 3,20,000
Tiago is a product displaying how far ahead Tata has moved. Overall well finished, built well and has good space for the segment. Could be a game changer but the post sales and service experience has to be looked into. A value for money product that can revive the brand.
For speedy customers, Figo's engine performance and handling will lure them while for the rest its practicality and ride quality will impress them. Interiors can be much better but has nice safety package fitted. It's one of the best all-rounders at its price point with a strong diesel motor. Well engineered product and priced reasonably, it deserves more success.
Base Price : 5,50,200
One of the best hatchbacks out there with eye catching looks. It's spacious and practical which is easy to drive around and sorted engineering provides high ergonomics. Engines are good and with an automatic available with the petrol motor. The higher price vis-a-vis competition may be holding the product from living up to its full potential.
Base Price : 5,49,350
Elite i20 has moved the game further ahead in the premium hatchback segment again. Facing stiff competition from Maruti Suzuki Baleno, it still holds a its own pretty well. Fit and finish, NVH levels are top notch and so is the interior quality. Rear head-room suffers due to sloping roof and ride is a bit unsettled over any surface. That said, the 1.4 diesel is the pick of the lot.
Base Price : 4,99,000
A premium hatchback from MSIL that has Spacious cabin, sporty looks, safety kit and fuel efficient engines, that offer decent performance, are its forte. Unfortunately, we can't say the same for its rear suspension, rear seat under-thigh support and interior quality.
Amaze is designed with Indian market in mind, and it shows with ample space, large boot for its size and fuel efficient engines. Gives decent ride and handling, and the interiors have improved now. Diesel is a bit noisy but its immensely efficient.
Base Price : 5,30,929
Xcent is a compact sedan based on Grand i10 and it has more or less the same traits. The boot is practical and usefully large, but the diesel engine's weak nature is further accentuated in larger car. Rear seat space is not bad. Clocking consistent numbers, but couldn't be as big a success in its segment as Grand i10 in its.
Base Price : 5,45,000
What an amazing transformation! New Dzire is in its 3rd avatar in 9 years! Superb seats, spacious & comfortable cabin, improved quality and NVH levels, nifty attention to detail, efficient yet strong powertrain, 6 automatic variants, aesthetically appealing and standard safety kit. Dzire extends its dominance in the segment with ease. Another Maruti with a waiting list!
City comes with brilliant under the hood technology making its engine capable and responsive in both petrol and diesel, though diesel is a bit noisy. Interiors are nicely designed with well equipped features to drive with. Has comfortable seats and is spacious. Ride and handling is great only its undersized tyres is major flaw. It's a benchmark model in its segment.
Base Price : 7,31,000
Maruti's attempt to crack the sedan segment finally gets success. Massive space inside the cabin, stable handling, excellent ride and engines that are very fuel efficient. Both the engines beg for power. Plus, the flat rear seat lacks under-thigh support.
EcoSport has everything that is demanded of a compact SUV. Road presence, potent powertrain, safety kit, accomplished ride and handling. Rear seat comfort and boot space are not worth praising though. Overall, it's a value-for-money car.
Base Price : 8,87,337
Creta stuck a chord with Indian customer expectations, offering a daily usability with SUV presence. It's currently the segment champion, enjoying even the waiting lists. Strong performance from both the 1.6L engines further help Creta maintain its dominance. The higher variants are pricey while lower ones are under-powered and not feature rich. The SUV-ish looks along with almost car like behavior helps Creta over its competitors.
Base Price : 6,99,000
Maruti's first serious attempt at compact SUV, Vitara Brezza, provides typical SUV presence that is sought after. Interior space is good, has a proven motor and safety kit is optional on lower variants. A practical package with high ground clearance to boot, but lack of petrol motor options seems to be an oversight.
The first monocoque effort by Mahindra is a great step forward. Offering more value than its competitors, XUV 500 is a success. M&M kept it competitive working on consumer feedback, and the latest one is available in automatic also. It's a fantastic highway cruiser. However, the interior plastic quality needs some improvement.
Base Price : 12,90,000
Honda has upped the ante in compact SUV segment with BRV. It's a 7-seater which is a big plus point in its arsenal. Powered by efficient and well performing motors, the diesel seems to have reduced NVH as compared to earlier iterations. Looks smart, and Honda's space management shows true colors. Interiors could have been better and some more features wont be out of place though.
Base Price : 13,83,677
With Innova Crysta, Toyota has moved the game forward and how! Impressive motors, availability of auto gearbox, higher quality interiors that are segment best and dynamics which are even more mature. Priced at a premium, it's loaded with features and safety kit. A winner on Toyota's hand.
The Sports Sedan with its latest avatar is the best looking in its segment. It's spacious, good-looking, solidly made with a timeless interior design, balances the comfort and sporty handling quite well. On the flip side, its boot space is narrow which is further dented by lack of a proper space saver. Plus, it's priced a bit high.
Base Price : 16,07,192
Octavia has an elegant design which is likely to age gracefully with time. Engine lineup is powerful with both petrol and diesel coming with manual as well as automatic option. Feature loaded and lot more safety provided than its earlier version. This one has potential to shake up the segment.
Base Price : 25,13,019
Superb's new generation launched recently takes the game further in its segment. Nice design coupled with solid build, backed by strong petrol and diesel options, it offers space that rivals cars one or two segments above. Even with pricier top end variants, Superb delivers high on value. Inconsistent dealer experience could do with improvement.
Q3 styling makes a statement in its own, equipped with decent engine and drive train. Though its compact, its a comfortable 5 seater and easy to manoeuvre through dense urban traffic, and also agile for twisty sections. One variant is available with a manual transmission.
Base Price : 50,70,000
GLC is available with an option of petrol trim which its immediate competition lacks. The excellent refinement, composed dynamics and a comfortable cabin all make up to typical Mercedes Benz traits and coupled with strong presence of SUV, it's sure to take its segment by storm. 9 speed automatic is standard so is the All wheel Drive System that assists in widening GLC's appeal.
New Ford Endeavour addresses all the points of its predecessor that needed improvement, and yet drastically trumps upon the strengths. Incredibly robust underpinnings, tough build along with choice of strong engines make it brilliant off-road too. Drive modes make it suitable over rough terrains and fast freeways alike. The active noise cancellation ensures a refined drive experience.
It's not called the best car in the world for thing and has won critical acclaim since its inception. Having state of the art technologies, it's always ahead of its peer. It provides super drive experience whether you are driven or you drive. Interiors and engines are bang on to almost perfection. Cabin is super quiet on all speeds and its adaptive suspension system ensures ergonomics on sorts of roads.
Base Price : 1,55,00,000
A new generation launched recently, it's back with elegance and excellent comfort. Loaded with goodies, the new KeyFob itself shows how special this new BMW is. Notable is M Sport Kit availability for regular models and lower weight than predecessor increases agility.
Macan is the fastest SUV by Porsche. Has a spacious cabin, with a decent-sized boot, and space for five adults. Surprisingly, it's great to drive it Off road as well! Plethora of comfort creature features to choose from although most of them are insanely priced, just like the stock model.
Base Price : 3,85,00,000
Ultra luxurious SUV, Bentayga also happens to be the world's fastest SUV straight out of factory. Bentley has received record bookings from India, which also would result into longer waiting period. It's extremely accomplished with performance that can stand head's up with sports cars. One of the finest SUV's money can buy.
The second generation launched recently, Q7 further improves upon its 7-seater ability with more comfort. With Quattro and strong 3.0 litre engine, Q7 can handle some dust and dirt too. Practical, great ride experience but quite large for congested roads. However, it lacks proper space saver and doesn't look as imposing as its predecessor.
Base Price : 1,04,00,000
Porsche's engineers have delivered what many thought impossible, four-wheel-drive machine driving the virtue of a sports car. Gigantic engine produces insane power ranging from 245 BHP to mighty 500 BHP fueled in by both diesel and petrol. It's spacious with lots of practicality.
Base Price : 64,90,000
The gigantic SUV makes its presence felt with sharp design and classy interiors. Looks more elegant than its rivals and makes a strong statement as it tick boxes almost everything. Safety cannot be questioned even remotely. However the 2.0 litre diesel engine feels under powered for its segment and limited dealer network needs to be expanded.
Base Price : 80,40,000
The gigantic Mercedes-Benz GLS is a very plush SUV that seats seven in a luxurious interior. Everything about the car is massive, from the torquey diesel engines coupled with a 9 speed gearbox, to the asking price and space. Air suspensions are fitted to make ride smooth and comfortable.
It's the latest entrant to Porsche line up with only one engine option and option between manual or automatic transmission. Its 3.5 petrol engine tucks you in your seat when throttle fully opened.
Base Price : 2,29,00,000
Futuristic design, a technological marvel and yet has its sporting genes shining through. A hefty asking price, but the exclusivity and technology are nothing short of sheer excitement.
Base Price : 65,00,000
Conquering the west with it's mighty beast looks and big thumping engine underneath its thick skin, the legend is first of its type to come to Indian shores to roar on Indian roads. That said, its uppish price tag, long waiting period and not-so-typical-muscle-car-design make buyers list cut short but never the less it's The Mustang!
Audi's flagship model comes with two gigantic engine options of V8 and V10. Aluminum chassis beneath its feather light body provides one of the best track ride experience and confidence to push the pedal further and further into the floor. Its flawless design is surely a head turner. One of the best engineered cars.