Best cars to buy in India in 2019

With the falling demand for four-wheelers, some manufacturers are offering more economical solutions, along with the latest technology, stylish exteriors, class-leading features and more. This has helped these brands gain popularity and stand strong in the market against their competitors. These auto brands are investing heavily in creating vehicles with state-of-the-art offerings at an attractive price.

 Here’s a list of best cars to buy in India in 2019:

  1. Renault KWID

Renault launched the facelift version of its popular hatchback, KWID. The stylish, feature-loaded Renault KWID was launched with new safety additions so that you can make the most out of every drive, along with a host of other features that are aimed at making your drives more exciting.

Renault KWID

All the KWID variants have front disc brakes with ABS that ensure a safe drive in all weather conditions and on different road surfaces. Further, these variants come with a driver airbag, a seat belt reminder, new rear retractable seat belts, and central locking. Additionally, the front ELR seat belt with pre-tensioners and load limiters make every drive safer, while the high mount stop lamp gives complete peace of mind. The Traffic Assist Mode helps the car inch forward in heavy traffic and keeps it steady on slopes.

This facelift version has taken the market by storm, as KWID is one of the very few hatchbacks that offer a vast range of features at such an affordable price, making it one of the best cars to buy in India.

The Renault KWID is available at a starting price Rs.2.76 lakh.

  1. Maruti WagonR Facelift

Maruti launched the third generation of the WagonR in the month of January. The new facelift variant looks bigger and more spacious than the old model. On the outside, it comes with large headlamps and vertically stacked tail lamps on the C-pillar. Moreover, the top variant comes with a roof-integrated spoiler with high mounted stop lamps.Maruti WagonR

The all-new WagonR is available in manual as well as AMT options. As far as safety is concerned, it offers dual front airbags and ABS with EBD as standard in all its variants.

The WagonR facelift variant is available at a starting price of Rs.4.29 lakh.

  1. Renault CAPTUR

Renault attracted all the consumers who were on a hunt for a stylish SUV, with the launch of the Renault CAPTUR. With the distinctive expressive design, the Renault CAPTUR has established itself as India’s most stylish SUV. Perfectly blending power with efficiency, the CAPTUR delivers a dynamic drive experience, along with a host of safety features.Renault CAPTUR

Thoughtful and convenient storage spaces and a boot space of 0.392 m3 (392 litre) which is expandable up to 1.353 m3 (1352 litre) further complement its premium interiors. So, there’s enough space to carry everything you want on your journey. The CAPTUR offers the best-in-class ground clearance of 210 mm that can help you conquer any terrain with ease and makes any ride, just a piece of cake

The Renault CAPTUR is available at a starting price of Rs.9.49 lakh.

  1. Mahindra TUV300

The Mahindra TUV300 is popular for its rugged looks, boxy proportions, and a spacious cabin. It is a subcompact SUV that accommodates 7 people with additional jump seats in the boot. It comes with a 1.5-litre engine paired to a manual and AMT gearbox options. For those looking at a fuel-efficient SUV without compromising on space and looks, the TUV300 is a good choice in this price range.Mahindra XUV300

The Mahindra TUV300 is available at a starting price of Rs.8.28 lakh.

The battle to maintain their place in the market is tough. But, these brands are surely capitalizing with vehicles that ensure the best performance and great driving experience.

Most Popular Cars on Indian Roads

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The Indian auto industry is rapidly growing since the consumers are constantly looking for modern and high-end products. There’s a continuous rise in the demand for such vehicles as the customers are aware that even if they are on a budget, they don’t have to compromise in terms of the car’s styling, performance, features or safety. The consumers are always asking for more at a reasonable price. To match up to this demand, manufacturers are heavily investing in creating products that are well equipped and affordable.

If you are looking to buy a new vehicle, this list of the most popular cars on Indian roads will help you.

Renault KWID

With the launch of Renault KWID, popularly known as India’s favorite car, the brand challenged various entry-level hatchbacks. Its design strategy symbolizes dynamic performance, robust strength and a taste for adventure. Moreover, it is loaded with first-in-class features that make it ideal for zipping around in urban traffic and roaring down the open highway.

The Feature-Loaded Range of the KWID comes with a first-in-class touchscreen display, which features a user-friendly MediaNAV (multimedia and navigation) system, a new first-in-class Reverse Parking Camera and a host of other first-in-class features like the Digital Instrument Cluster, Rear Armrest and a Rear 12V power socket. The Renault KWID also offers a boot space of 300 liters, which can be extended up to 1115 liters. The ultra-high ground clearance of 180 mm establishes the KWID as a big small car that is ready for anything. Adding to a long list of features, the KWID also offers a category-first warranty of 4 Years/100000KM, a low cost of maintenance and great resale value.

Renault KWID

With different variants like the KWID 0.8L, KWID 1.0L, KWID AMT and KWID CLIMBER that offer the best driving experience, the Renault KWID is considered one of the best cars to buy in India.

The KWID is available at a starting price of Rs.2.76 lakh.

Renault DUSTER

Brand Renault entered the SUV market with the launch of Renault DUSTER. Known as the true SUV, DUSTER gives you the license to challenge all limits and explore new adventures every day.

With new design details and powerful features, the DUSTER can fuel your passion to go anywhere. The power-led performance of the DUSTER is enhanced by the X-Tronic CVT gearshift, which is engineered to deliver seamless acceleration. It also comes with India’s first 6-speed Easy-R AMT, which delivers a comfortable drive and superior mileage. The AWD mode allows the car to adapt to any kind of terrain, be it slick city roads or the toughest terrains outside and delivers an effortless driving experience.

Moreover, its world-class safety and security features ensure you are in complete control, even on unfavorable terrains, whereas a host of other thoughtful features ensure that your driving comfort is not compromised.

Renault DUSTER Petropowered Automatic

The DUSTER is available at a starting price of Rs.7.99 lakh.

Ford EcoSport
The Ford EcoSport is one of the first subcompact SUVs in India. The EcoSport offers a mix of good driving dynamics and features at a competitive price.

The EcoSport is equipped with features like an 8 or 9-inch touchscreen SYNC 3 infotainment system with smartphone integration, automatic climate control, auto projector headlamps, cruise control, push-button start, rain-sensing wipers, sunroof and even paddle shifters on the Titanium+ AT variant.

It is available with a choice of three engines: a 1.5-liter petrol unit (123PS/150Nm), a 1.0-liter EcoBoost petrol unit (125PS/170Nm) and a 1.5-liter diesel unit (100PS/205Nm). The 1.5-liter petrol engine is offered with the choice of a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox while the 1.5-liter diesel only gets the 5-speed manual gearbox. The 1.0-litre EcoBoost variant, meanwhile, comes with a 6-speed manual transmission. It is also the most fuel-efficient petrol variant with a claimed mileage of 18.1kmpl.

The EcoSport is available at a starting price of Rs.7.69 lakh.

Tata Tiago

Since the time Tata Tiago was launched in April 2016, it has been a popular car in its segment.

With a host of segment-first features and a brilliant design, the hatchback has managed to keep itself on top. Boasting adequate space for five passengers, the Tiago has standout features like an integrated, 8-speaker sound system by Harman, chilled glovebox, electric mirrors, and multiple drive modes. It is one of the most affordable hatchbacks with a 1.2-liter petrol engine and high fuel efficiency (claimed mileage of 23.84 km per liter).
The Tiago is available with either a petrol or diesel engine, along with a 5-speed manual or AMT gearbox.

The Tata Tiago price range starts at Rs.4.40 lakh.

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These are just a few examples of the best cars to buy in India. Visit the authorized dealerships of different brands near you to know about their products in detail. It will also help you compare different variants and their offerings. Check out the features, get the expert reviews and don’t forget to take a test drive before making your final purchase decision.

Latest technologies and features available in the new breed of SUVs in India: An experience with the Renault CAPTUR

In recent years, automotive technology has seen a rapid growth. Moreover, the SUV sector has gained more popularity due to its off-roading capabilities, practicality and great performance. Hence, all manufacturers are focusing on creating SUVs that are equipped with high-tech features that ensure an effortless experience. Every new model that enters the market features some tech advancement that makes it stand out from other cars.

When I was planning to buy a new SUV this year, I came across many options. Some of them were good in terms of looks whereas some were loaded with tech and other features. After doing a thorough research and taking most of them out on a test drive to get the real experience, I decided to go for the Renault CAPTUR, which for me was a perfect blend of style and performance.

Here’s my overall experience with the car till date and what it offers:

When I first saw the CAPTUR, it caught my attention. The distinctive design details on the outside give it a bold look, whereas the ultra-premium interiors deliver unmatched comfort. The R17 Crystal Cut alloys and chrome studded front grille accentuate the car’s dynamic lines while the chrome jewel body side cladding and chrome accents on the rear embellisher and exhaust, add a touch of flair.

Renault CAPTUR

The Renault CAPTUR features an Innovative Lighting System (ILS), which brings a new dimension to automotive illumination. It comprises of segment-first Sparkle Full LED headlamps that produce an enhanced light output, while being highly energy efficient. It also extends to the iconic C-shaped Sapphire LED DRLs, unique Floating Indicators, Ripple tail lamps and LED ambient lighting on the inside. Moreover, it brings to life the One Integration concept that seamlessly connects car and driver with a Smart Access Card. The best-in-class ground clearance of 210 mm helps take on any terrain with ease.

When I sat inside to take the car out for a spin, it gave me a sense of sophistication and comfort. The 6-way adjustable Ergo Design Leather Seats* offered ample legroom in both the front and back rows, ensuring a relaxed drive. Other state-of-the-art technology features like the Intelligent ULC 3.0 with rear parking camera and advanced Infinity Instrument Cluster enhance the overall driving experience. Moreover, the thoughtful storage spaces can carry more luggage without hesitation. The interiors are complemented by convenient storage areas and a boot space of 0.392 m3 (392 litre) that can pack everything that’s needed for a perfect outing.

It makes sure that the driving safety is never compromised. The Renault CAPTUR features state-of-the-art technology that makes driving effortless, in all road conditions. Advanced features like ABS + EBD + Brake Assist, ESC and a reinforced body shell for increased torsional rigidity ensures a safe ride.

I’ve been driving this car for the last six months and it has never let me down. I’ve taken it to my native place in Tamil Nadu twice and did one road trip to the North East. Trust me; my journey wouldn’t have been this easy and comfortable without the CAPTUR by my side. For me, it’s surely one of the best cars to buy in India.

What are the Best Features of the Renault CAPTUR?

If you’re a person who likes to explore new, uncharted roads and wants to own an SUV that matches your stylish personality, then the Renault CAPTUR would be a perfect choice for you.

With an expressive design styling, the Renault CAPTUR blends a bold, assertive presence to establish itself as India’s most stylish SUV. The distinctive design details like the R17 Crystal Cut alloys and chrome studded front grille accentuate the car’s dynamic lines. The chrome jewel body side cladding and chrome accents on the rear embellisher and exhaust add a touch of flair, giving it an elegant and stylish look. The Innovative Lighting System (ILS) brings a new dimension to automotive illumination. The LED front fog lamps give the car a stunning look and its cornering function automatically illuminates the corners while you are taking a turn.

Renault CAPTUR

Its expressive design is carried forward on the inside. Every Renault CAPTUR feature is carefully crafted to give you uncompromising comfort. The Ergo Design Leather Seats are 6-way adjustable and come with ample legroom in both the front and back rows. Together with a high driving position that offers wraparound panoramic visibility, the CAPTUR delivers unmatched comfort. These ultra-premium interiors are further complemented by thoughtful and convenient storage spaces and a 0.392 m3 (392 litre) boot that’s expandable up to 1.353 m3 (1352 litre). So, you can easily carry everything you want on your journey. The CAPTUR offers the best-in-class ground clearance of 210 mm that makes any ride, just a piece of cake.

It brings to life the OneIntegration concept that seamlessly connects car and driver. A unique Smart Access Card helps you ease into a world that’s connected and convenient. OneIntegration further extends to the advanced Infinity Instrument Cluster, the Intelligent ULC 3.0 with rear parking camera and the Auto AC with surround white illumination that ensures the cabin is always optimally cooled – both in the front and back rows.

With the legendary K9K 1.5L diesel engine and the responsive H4K 1.5L petrol engine, the CAPTUR perfectly blends power with efficiency to give you a dynamic drive experience. It also comes with a host of safety features. While the ABS with Brake Assist ensures your well-being is prioritised, the electronic Stability Control (ESC) ensures safe driving during sudden manoeuvring through tricky roads. State-of-the-art technologies like Cruise Control, Speed Limiter and steering wheel controls are accompanied by advanced features like auto headlamps and rain sensing wipers to keep you prepared for all conditions. The front and side airbags help you be at peace as they ensure that you are indeed safe and the rear parking camera helps you park your car with ease.

The CAPTUR offers more than 40 personalisation categories, so you can make every drive a perfect combination of style and sophistication. Read more about the Renault CAPTUR features and select from a range of accessories to create a car that’s unmistakably you.