The SUVs have created a mega impact on the Indian auto sector, with SUVs flooding the streets and asserting dominance over the sedans, hatchbacks, and compact segment. The entry-level compact hatchbacks still seem to be in demand in our country. In todays’ time, the best way to gauge a car’s popularity is to look for the number of online searches it has got.
As per the Google search of vehicles in India in the year 2021, the SUV Kia Seltos ranked the most searched vehicle with more than eight lakh searches a month. Shining light on the non-SUV segment searches, here is the list of the top five most-searched cars in India in 2021 between January-November 2021.
Topping the list of the most searched car in this category in 2021 is, without a doubt, the Maruti Suzuki Dzire. It has been one of the highest-selling sedans in the country and thus is the most popular car bagging around 4.5 lakh monthly searches on an average. This compact sedan offers features for comfort as well as power with the 1.2-litre petrol engine, both in manual and AMT variants.
This year has been a very fruitful year for Tata Motors as almost all of their cars have exceeded expectations when it comes to sales. One such car from Tata’s portfolio, the Tata Altroz, has gained so much popularity this year. The premium hatchback is just behind the Maruti Suzuki Dzire when it comes to Google searches in 2021. This car has been giving it all in the very attractive price brand that it comes in. The Global NCAP, 5-star rating, has been a key selling point of this car. The car also offers power with its 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine, 1.2 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine, and the 1.5 litre diesel engine.
Since the advent of the Honda City in India, it has fixed a permanent place in every Indian’s heart. The Honda City has always been a part of the most popular cars in India, continuing that this year Honda City bagged the third spot by getting around 3.6 lakhs average monthly searches. The New City was bought in 2020 by Honda, and the seventh-gen model has acquired many awards, such as the 2021 CNB Viewers’ Choice Car of the Year. The seventh-gen City comes in petrol and diesel options offering both manual and automatic transmission.
The golden run for Tata this year has been because of all the cars performing in each segment in the Indian auto market. The Tata Tiago has made its place in the small car segment by showing the extraordinary features it is known for and premium safety. The main popularity is bagged by Global NCAP safety rating of 4, this car has also been the winner of the 2017 CNB Entry Hatchback of the Year award.
The Maruti Suzuki Alto has been In India for a really long time and has established itself really well among Indian customers. The Alto is still popular among Indian consumers bagging three lakhs searches a month this year. Alto has been one of the highest-selling cars in India. The Maruti Suzuki Alto comes with an 800 CC petrol engine. Maruti Suzuki is also getting the new-gen Alto soon in 2022.