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10 most searched-for cars on the Internet in India

Last updated on: August 16, 2010 13:54 IST

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Before a new product is bought, especially an expensive product, it is very often researched on the Internet.

Reviews are read and expert comments are used to come to a conclusion. The same is especially true with cars.

Of all the things a person buys in his/her lifetime, a car is generally one of the most expensive. So, the research done before buying a car is very intense. And one of the first places to research about cars is the Internet.

Here is a list of most searched-for cars on the Internet in the month of July 2010.

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Maruti Alto

One of Maruti's best-selling models is the entry level hatchback Alto and the company has just launched the new Maruti Alto K10, which would exist with the older version.

The new Alto has a 1.0 litre, K10 engine capable of delivering 68PS of maximum power at 6,200 rpm with 90Nm of maximum torque at 3,200 rpm.

It will be available in two variants ---- Alto K10 LXI and Alto K10 VXI with a price tag of    3.03 lakh to   3.16 lakh (ex showroom Delhi).

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Nissan Micra

Nissan's first India specific hatchback Micra is finally out and has been competitively priced between   3.98 and    5.29 lakh. The car comes in three variants including XE (   3.98 lakh), XL (   4.69 lakh) and XV (   5.29 lakh) (ex-showroom, Delhi).

It has a 1.2 litre petrol unit and the diesel unit is anticipated sometime in the future. Nissan Micra's three--cylinder DOHC 1,198 cc petrol engine is capable of producing 75 bhp at 6,000 rpm and 104 NM of torque at 4,000 rpm.

One of the striking features of the car that sets is apart from the rest is the fact that it has driver airbags as standard. It also has a drive computer and tilt adjustable steering as standard features.

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Ford Figo

The successful hatchback from Ford comes at a competitive price of    360,485 to    541,595. (ex-showroom, Delhi) and it was responsible for starting a sort of price war in the hatchback segment. The car comes in both petrol and diesel version.

The 1.2 litre petrol engine is capable of producing 71PS of maximum power and 102 Nm of peak torque while the 1.4 litre, Duratorq diesel engine that currently powers Ford Ikon and Ford Fiesta produces 69PS of maximum power and 160 Nm of top torque.

The car is available in four variants in both petrol and diesel engine ---- Lxi, Exi, Zxi and Titanium. Thus the total variants for diesel and petrol are eight.

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Hyundai i10

The first car by Hyundai in the 'i' series, the i10 is one of the company's bestseller and has gained more popularity than even its successful sibling Santro.

The i10 comes with two different capacity petrol engines options -- 1.1 litre, 1086cc, IRDE petrol engine which is capable of producing 66.7PS power at 5,500 rpm and 10.1 kgm torque at 2,500 rpm and the 1.2 litre, 1,197cc, Kappa engine that generates 80PS power at 5,200 rpm and 11.4 kgm torque at 4,000 rpm.

The tiny car's performance cost of owning and hassle free maintenance is what makes it a darling of the crowd. The i10 has features like front power windows, air conditioner with heater, rear wiper, rear power windows and defogger in i10 magna family.

The car is priced between   341,274 and    534,981 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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Maruti Swift

The company has released pictures and some details about the Swift 2011, which has restyled looks and guarantees better performance. Currently, the Swift comes in both petrol and diesel version.

The 1.2 litre, 1,197 cc K series petrol engine and 1.3 litre, 1,248 cc DDiS diesel engine. The K series engine has a 5-speed manual transmission gearbox and it is BS IV compatible. The diesel version has a multi point common rail fuel injection system which offers better combustion and fuel efficiency.

The car has been on the list of top sellers every since its launch and despite competition it refuses to budge from its spot. Due to the Maruti tag and the car's overall performance it is one of the most searched cars in the country.

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Volkswagen Polo

Volkswagen Polo is available in both petrol and diesel options. It has a three--cylinder 1.2 litre (1,198 cc) petrol offers 74 BHP (5,400 rpm) and 110 NM of torque (3,750 rpm). The 1.2L 3--cylinder diesel offers 74 BHP (4,200 rpm) and 180 NM of torque (2,000 rpm).

Polo has features like remote keyless central locking that includes remote window up/down on the Highline. The Volkswagen Polo is available between    434,000 and    700,000 and Skoda Fabia comes for    5,02,037 to    7,84,202 (prices ex-showroom, Delhi).

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Maruti Wagon R

The new Wagon R 2010 is powered by a K10B engine producing 68PS of power and 90Nm of torque. Maruti has priced the Wagon R at    3.28 to    3.81 lakh in India. The new Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 2010 model has a more contemporary feel and has features like a new grille, striking headlights and bumpers.

The rear has also been redone and restyled tail lamps and rear window glass give the new Maruti Suzuki Wagon R a better look and feel. The car also has a rear wash and wipe and an optional ABS and Airbags in the higher end VXi model.

The dashboard has a new central console which comes with integrated stereo AUX--In for ipod connectivity and larger circular control for the Aircon. The steering is also new and has been lifted from Maruti Swift and the car also comes with a seatbelt alarm as standard.

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Hyundai i20

Hyundai i20 is also available in both petrol and diesel options with a 5- and 6-speed manual transmission gearbox. It has a 1.4 litre CRDI engine producing 90 PS, the 1.2 litre Kappa engine produces 80 PS and the 1.4 litre Gamma engine with 4 Speed automatic transmission gearbox offers a power of 100 PS.

The car is a premium product and is priced between    4,60,863 and    8,00,978 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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Hyundai Santro Xing

When Santro came into the Indian market it gave the hatchback lovers more choice and variety to choose from. The model was very successful and till date it has a significant market.

Santro comes with 1,086cc engine and has a very good fuel economy. Santro has an 'active intelligence' technology that improves engine performance.

The car has the basic McPherson Strut Suspension with a stabiliser bar in the front and a torsion beam axle with 3-link offset coil springs and hydraulic dampers that make it a good for Indian roads. The car costs anything between    274,186 and    391,038 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

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Chevrolet Beat

This is a peppy model from the American company General Motors. The car is a decent performer but has a very good fuel economy rate.

It comes with a 1.2 litre 4-cylinder petrol engine powers the Chevrolet Beat.

This 1,199cc 16v DOHC engine offers 79 BHP at 6,200 rpm and 108 NM torque at 4,400 rpm. The engine refinement is of a very high level and that makes the car very quite.

It is a good city car and can be handled easily in traffic congestions. The cars light clutch with a short pedal range and power steering keep the driving effortless. The car falls in the price bracket of    357,168 to    419,877(ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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