10. Toyota Glanza
Toyota Glanza is the first joint brand of the Toyota-Suzuki alliance to be introduced in India. It is a rebadged Maruti Suzuki Baleno that has the added benefit of Toyota’s after-sales services. The Glanza is fitted with the same BS6 gasoline powertrains, including the latest 1.2-liter Dual-Jet mild hybrid engine that was launched in 2019.
9. Hyundai Grand i10
Hyundai unveiled the latest generation of its mid-size hatchback, the Grand i10, this year and now it’s renamed the Grand i10 Nios. Even though the two versions were marketed separately, the old name seems to have been trapped. The Nios is wider with modern technology than the previous model of the gene. It looks better with gloss black components, especially with the new Aqua Teal.
8. Renault Triber
In 2019, Renault introduced an all-new product to India-the Triber. The sub-4 m MPV crossover is a bit of a niche offering. It provides seats for up to 7 passengers and when used for ferry baggage, it has a larger capacity than an MPV like the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. In the 5-seater setup for both models, the Triber provides 625 liters of boot space as opposed to Ertiga’s 550 liters.
7. Honda Civic
The 10th iteration of the Honda Civic finally arrived in India in a facelifted body. The Civic is quite popular among driving fans, and we’re not shocked why this mid-size sedan has made it to this list. Once Honda revealed that the Civic would only be equipped with a 1.8-litre petrol-automatic and a 1.6-litre diesel-manual, it was a bit of a drop. It seems, though, that the automobile world accepted the revival of the brand with open arms after all. The Civic has become the best-selling vehicle in its category. In case you are looking to buy a new Civic, it is currently available with offers of up to Rs 2.5 lakh.
6. Kia Seltos
Kia joined the Indian market with the introduction of the Seltos SUV at the end of August 2019. The success of Seltos has already propelled Kia to become the country’s fourth-largest car manufacturer. Seltos is a luxury compact SUV with three BS6 engines on offer-a 1.4-liter turbo-oil and 1.5-liter petrol and diesel models. Every engine is connected to a 6-speed manual and has its own form of automatic transmission-a 7-speed DCT for the turbo-oil system, a 1.5-litre petrol CVT and a 6-speed AT for the diesel engine.
5. Mahindra XUV300
Mahindra’s major reveal this year, the XUV300 is a sub-4 m SUV that competes with market leaders including Maruti Vitara Brezza and Hyundai Venue, and Ford EcoSport and Tata Nexon. The XUV300 is based on the Ssangyong Tivoli with features such as steering modes, sunroof, front and rear parking sensors,7-inch touchscreen infotainment and disk brakes on all four wheels.
4. MG Hector
MG Motor is another carmaker that joined the Indian market this year with the introduction of the Hector SUV at the end of June. The Hector had earned such a large number of bookings before and just after its release, the company had to temporarily stop taking orders. The delivery dates are already well stretched to 2020.
3. Toyota Fortuner
The Toyota Fortuner is a bit of a surprise in this list, especially considering the models that did not make the cut. In India, the luxury SUV marked 10 years with the TRD Celebratory Edition for a sportier feel. A slight redesign for 2019 in April added features such as perforated leather chairs, heat-rejection glass, and beige upholstery styles.
2. Hyundai Venue
The Venue is Hyundai’s entrance into the sub-4 m SUV market and the second-new entry into the sector in 2019. It is an international product and the first Hyundai model in India to incorporate the latest design language of the brand. The Venue is sold with a 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 1.4-litre diesel engine and a new 1.0-litre turbo-oil engine that will have the option of a7-speed DCT automatic.
1. Maruti Suzuki Baleno
It’s been a major year for the Maruti Suzuki Baleno Premium hatchback range. The Baleno facelift was introduced in January 2019 with minor cosmetic changes. It was then upgraded with BS6-compliant petrol engines, including the latest 1.2-liter Dualjet mild-hybrid engine. That was followed shortly by the introduction of the Toyota-badged Baleno. The facelifted Baleno RS still has a BS4-compliant 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine.