There is something very special about the number ‘10’. May be it has something with us first learning up to number 10 in our childhood, or may be something else, the digit ‘10’ always has a special attraction for us. Thus, the importance of the top 10 ranks in most of the things that we talk about. Top 10 tourist sports, top ten cars, top 10 restaurants, and it goes on. The numeral ‘10’ is also considered to be lucky by some people, while 10 years is termed as a decade as this signifies the importance of the time period. No matter what the special significance of the number ‘10’ is, we seem to be eternally fascinated with this particular number. #TheNextBig10
So, being a petrol head, I thought of making my own personal list of 10 most favourite car models. These 10 cars are picked from the mass market depending on their uniqueness, mass appeal, freshness in their appeal in their own respective segments, styling, features and of course overall quality. So, here it goes:
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
India’s most loved car maker, Maruti Suzuki usually doesn’t go wrong when it comes to cars that the Indian car buyers simply fall in love with, and the new Vitara Brezza is just one example. The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is the first sub-4-meter compact SUV model from the company, and the best part is that this car is fully Indian. The Brezza is the first car from the company which has been fully conceptualized and developed by Maruti’s Indian team with minimal feedback from its Japanese parent company Suzuki.
Yet, the Vitara Brezza looks and feels every bit of a global car. Sporty, petit, dashing and neat, it is a perfect combination of a compact urban car and a stylish SUV. It currently comes as a diesel-only model and offers great features such as dual paint scheme option, SmartPlay infotainment system with Apple CarPlay support, navigation, cruise control, reverse parking camera, pushbutton start, cooled glove box, front dual airbags, ABS with EBD, etc. What else? It comes with the reliability and affordability that are synonyms with Maruti brand name. #TheNextBig10
The second largest car maker of the country is known for its great stylish and feature-rich cars, and the Creta is an epitome of Hyundai’s popularity in India. The Hyundai Creta compact SUV has been immensely popular ever since its launch in India and the Creta craze doesn’t seem to be dwindling anytime soon.
The Creta is definitely a handsome vehicle and its premium quality, sporty looks and cool features have been the mantra behind its awesome success. The Hyundai Creta is the Indian version of the Chinese ix25. The compact SUV comes in both petrol and diesel avatars and boasts of interesting features such as projector headlights, Daytime Running LEDs, diamond cut alloy wheels, touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, 60:40 split-fold rear seat, pushbutton start, etc.
Toyota Innova Crysta
The new generation Toyota Innova Crysta has come to rewrite the history of the iconic Innova which ruled the Indian MPV market for more than a decade. The new Innova Crysta is not only an all improved MPV, it seems like an all-new car altogether. It comes with new styling, new platform, new engines, new added features and a whole new appeal, as it has become much more premium than before. This head turning MPV now comes in both diesel and petrol engine choices in India to cater to the high customer demands in Delhi NCR where large capacity diesel cars are banned.
The Innova Crysta has an all new design language and is based on a sturdier and safer platform than before. Its features list includes LED projector headlights, large chrome hexagonal grille, 17-inch alloy wheels, 7-inch infotainment system with navigation, automatic climate control, rear auto-cooler, cruise control, standard ABS with EBD, brake assist across all variants and more.
Indian car major, Tata Motors has been suffering a low profile for quite long despite launching worthy new models, until the Tiago came into the picture. The Indica replacer new Tata Tiago compact hatchback has gained praises for its fresh and unique design appeal.
The Tiago flaunts an all new and very attractive design language, good overall quality and impressive interiors which exceeds the expectations from cars in its own segment. It offers a nice cabin that offers part customizable options touchscreen infotainment system with satnav, height adjustable driver’s seat, steering wheel mounted controls, etc.
The Renault Kwid created a huge wave of appreciation for its SUV-like design in the entry-level hatchback segment. The Kwid is a stunning a sporty car with equally good looking interior design and quality.
This massively successful SUV-ish hatch offers great style, space and features making it a class-apart entry-level hatchback. It offers many interesting features like fog lamps, infotainment system with navigation keyless entry, central locking system, intermittent front wiper with washer, optional driver’s side airbag, etc.
Ford Figo Aspire
The Ford Figo Aspire is a great feature-rich and capable compact sedan. As its name suggests it is the sedan version of the Figo hatchback.
Apart from good looks and great quality, the Aspire offers very interesting features such as fog lights, guide me home lights, automatic door locks, power boot release, dual front airbags, keyless entry and engine immobilizer.
This is another stylish and feature laden compact sedan and the closest rival of the Ford Aspire. The Volkswagen Ameo is the sedan version of the Polo and looks and feels great just like the Polo. Its specialty is its amazing safety features.
The new Ameo offers features including touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, steering wheel mounted controls, flat bottomed steering wheel, Remote Boot and Fuel Lid Opener, central locking system and safety features including standard dual front airbags, ABS, Engine Immobilizer, Parking Sensors, Rear View Camera, One-touch Lane Changing Indicator and much more.
The Mahindra KUV100 is the first of its kind micro-SUV model. Being a perfect amalgamation of a hatchback and a tough SUV, the KUV100 flaunts an eye-catching design to grab customer interest.
The new KUV100 comes loaded with features like Infotainment System with Mahindra BLUE SENSE App support, Steering wheel mounted Controls, follow me headlights, optional dual airbags, anti-theft security alarm, etc.
Despite massive competition, the Honda City has a different appeal for the Indian premium sedan buyers. This iconic car offers elegant styling and a whole host of features to make you feel special.
The City offers features like height adjustable driver’s seat, automatic climate control with touch controls, steering wheel mounted audio controls, keyless entry and push button start, advanced stereo system with touch screen along with 6 speakers and many more.
Maruti’s Mysterious Car
Now, having talked about my favourite 10 car models, it is good to mention that Maruti Suzuki has just released a teaser video hinting at the launch of a new model #TheNextBig10 as per the teaser video. Now, whether it is a new car altogether or a special edition car, only time will tell.
The short video teaser released by the Indo-Japanese car major highlights the significance of number 10 and its special position in respect to sports celebrities along with a focus on football teams and kits. The teaser does not show any car in it and simply ends showing a key fob hanging on a keychain with the ‘Deca’ name on it.
The name is likely to be a special edition model, but from the teaser it is clear that it will be something very interesting to look forward to. ‘Deca’ – 10 again! #TheNextBig10