Are you planning to buy a car in 2018? If yes, we hope you’ve already started your research work on which cars outperformed and made it to the top last year.
If you have already made a choice, great! But in case you’re still looking for the right set of wheels, we have exactly what you need. Need a Car Loan too? We have options, don’t worry!
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Before finalising the car model and make, you need to think about a lot of things. Here’s what you need to consider:
- Your budget –Without knowing how much you can actually spend, you can’t randomly go and book any car on the spot. You need to keep your other priorities and financial commitments in mind as well.
- Your needs –Depending on whether you want a car mainly for intra-city travel or road trips, your needs might differ. If you’re just looking for an intra-city vehicle, you might want to buy something that’s more economical. Likewise, if you’re looking for a car mainly for long road trips, you need to consider more rugged options.
- Your preferences –While some people might give preference to the looks and colour of the car, others might base their purchase fully on practical features like mileage and performance. You just need to see which category you fall in.
We hope that by now you have a clearer idea about which car you’re going to choose. If not the exact model and make, at least the brand or the type of vehicle – Sedan, Hatchback, SUV, etc.
At least you have a vague idea now, don’t you? To make your decision easier, we have prepared a list of India’s best cars in 2017. Here are the ones that made it to our list (in no particular order):
Price – Starts at Rs. 15.18 lakhs (Ex-showroom Chennai)
One of the best SUVs in the Indian automobile market as of today, the Jeep Compass boasts a stylish sporty design, solid build quality, signature seven-slot grille and great off-road capabilities.
There are two engine options available – the 1.4-litre MultiAir Turbo Petrol and the 2.0-litre MultiJet II Turbo Diesel. If mileage and a power-packed driving experience are on your mind, you should totally go for the diesel variant.
Price – Starts at Rs. 5.97 lakhs (Ex-showroom Chennai)
Tired of the box-shaped SUVs? You may want to check out the uber-stylish Tata Nexon. This sub-4 metre sub-compact SUV isn’t just high on the style quotient, it also boasts good driving dynamics.
So, get ready for a super comfortable and stable ride with the Nexon. Two engine options are available – the 1.5-litre diesel and the 1.2-litre petrol – both mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
Ford Ecosport (Facelift 2017)
Price – Starts at Rs. 8.27 lakhs (Ex-showroom Chennai)
After a long wait, Ford finally launched the Ecosport Facelift last year. And this new and improved compact SUV surely reclaimed lost glory for Ford (at least that’s what the sales data claim).
The new Ecosport has been given a sportier, chiseled and premium look (we especially loved the new grille and its chrome slats). You can expect a similar performance like the older Ecosport from the 1.5-litre diesel variant. The new 1.5-litre petrol variant performs impressively while driving on highways and in stop-go traffic.
Price – Starts at Rs. 10 lakhs (Ex-showroom Chennai)
Another compact SUV that turned heads in 2017 was the Renault Captur. So, what made this car stand out? Its impressive-yet-unique styling and good driving dynamics.
Plus, the Renault Captur has enough ammunition to stand up to the competition and comes with a decent price tag too. There’s no doubt that this Renault vehicle ticks all the boxes required in its segment.
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Maruti Suzuki Dzire 2017
Price – Starts at Rs. 5.38 lakhs (Ex-showroom Chennai)
One of the best selling cars of the year, the Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire 2017 boasts a new design language, AGS option and a variety of smart features. And it sheds the ‘Swift’ badge as well, although that doesn’t make it any less so.
There is a freshness and premium-ness to the all-new Dzire 2017. The Dzire 2017 also packs ABS and dual airbags in all its variants. We can only say that this compact sedan from Maruti’s stable is here to rule its segment.
Price – Starts at Rs. 4.77 Lakhs (Ex-showroom Chennai)
The compact sedan segment is rather over-crowded. With top players like the Suzuki Dzire Honda Amaze and Hyundai Xcent, it is difficult to carve a place for oneself.
But last year we saw a strong contender – the Tata Tigor. Tata coined a fancy name for this compact sedan – Styleback. And it really suits the sporty, coupe-like design of the Tigor. The sedan does a good job when it comes to regular driving requirements. And it is a good value-for-money option for those looking for a good-looking car in the sub-4 metre segment.
Price – Starts at Rs. 7.77 Lakhs (Ex-showroom Chennai)
A premium cross-hatchback from Honda, the WR-V flaunts a premium design, muscular build, high ground clearance which gives it a tall stance and spacious interiors. It is a joy to ride the WR-V through the city (even on bad road conditions) and on highways.
There are two engine options on offer – a 1.2-litre petrol engine which equals the competition when it comes to performance and a 1.5-litre diesel engine that performs way better than the competition.
The Mileage Table
|Car||Petrol Variant (in Kmpl)||Diesel Variant (in Kmpl)|
|Ford Ecosport (Facelift 2017)||17||23|
|Maruti Suzuki Dzire 2017||22||28|
With all these amazing options, it might be a little difficult to make a choice. We get it! After all, each of these cars is amazing in its own way. Base your choice on your needs, preferences and budget and you’ll get an answer.
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