Looking back, 2016 has seen many ups and downs for the Indian auto industry but the launches have never been stronger. The Auto Expo kicked things off and the number of important new cars being launched has exceeded other years. Every car-maker had lots to offer this year and so here is our list of the Top 5 new car launches of this year.
Maruti Vitara Brezza
One of the biggest stars of the 2016 Auto Expo, the Brezza has understandably changed the compact SUV space. The product is a clever package in itself but the personalisation and the killer pricing made life even more difficult for rivals. The Brezza does well in all departments and is our current choice in the compact SUV segment. No wonder Maruti just cannot build enough.. For more on the Brezza click here
It was make or break for Tata Motors and they just had to get the Tiago right and they have big time. A clean sheet of paper brought in a fresh design language plus a superb interior brimming with features brings in fantastic value. For the price, the Tiago offers more than rivals and it frankly deserves its success. Crucially it has paved the way for other Tata launches next year.
Toyota Innova Crysta
A new Innova does not come every day thus the new Innova Crysta is indeed without doubt one of the biggest launches of this year. Toyota kept the strengths of the earlier one but changed everything with an excellent interior with new features and engines. It drives much better now and for the price, you cannot get a more comfortable car. For more on the Innova Crysta click here.
The new Tucson showcases the intentions of Hyundai to expand its product range and being known as a serious SUV player. The strength of the Hyundai brand means it successfully sells small cars to luxury SUVs and in the future we would see more premium products. The Tucson fills in a crucial gap in the Rs 20-30 lakh SUV space with its excellent diesel engine and overall driving experience.
Who would have thought that the iconic Mustang would be seen on Indian roads but it has. The Mustang is no ordinary sports car thus its launch needs to be celebrated as an moment to be cherished for in the Indian auto industry. The stunning looks matched by its V8 sound, the Mustang offers more for your money than most other cars.