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Top 10 Iconic Cars In India Since Independence...

20 October 2015, 07:05 PM

The pace of Indian automotive market’s progress wasn’t the same as that of India. It moved ahead in leaps and bounds only post liberalization. However, the preceding years witnessed some very iconic models that ruled Indian roads after Independence. Even after 1991, there were some models that continued the trend and swooped over market for years one after the other. To make the picture clearer, here are the top 10 most loved cars in India since independence that won every heart and are instilled in innumerable memories of every Indian:

  1. Hindustan Ambassador: One of the most loved as well as respected Indian cars, it went out of production recently.

  2. Maruti 800: One of the first homemade cars for common man, this one bid farewell in year 2013 after almost 3 decades. It wouldn’t be wrong to title it as “Indian car of the millennium”.

  3. Tata Indica: A superb combination of power and performance, it was once one of the highest selling hatchbacks in the Indian markets. It is in process of replacement for now by some completely new models. View more Tata cars.

  4. Hyundai Santro: The pioneer of small cars trend in India, it broke the ice for the Korean car maker in Indian market. Once the second-best selling car in India, it went out of production during the first decade of 2000. View more Hyundai cars.

  5. Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire: The first choice of Indian in terms of entry level sedan, it has everything that a person would expect from a sedan car: space, power, performance, affordable price bracket, and most importantly exceptional mileage figure. View more Maruti cars.

  6. Toyota Qualis: One of the most trusted MPVs in India; it’s an underdog that went underestimated among the large fleet of taxi operators. View more Toyota cars.

  7. Maruti Gypsy: One of the best off-roaders ever, it has been in top charts since its debut and has evolved with the changing market dynamics in last so many decades.

  8. Mahindra E20: Though it was not much appreciated, it is counted as one of the good starts. It is currently lapping around in several streets of India.

  9. Tata Nano: The Rs.1 lakh car, it was a dream come true for several Indians. Despite a tarnished brand repo, it still happens to be one of the most discussed and popular cars in India since independence.

  10. Mahindra Scorpio: One of the best SUVs that was made in India for India by an Indian company. It has garnered numerous laurels in last few years and still happens to be one of the best in its respective segment. View more Mahindra cars.


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