Last couple of years have been tough for carmakers around the world. First, many manufacturers had to stop production due to coronavirus and last year, once the demand for cars started picking up, there was a shortage of semiconductors. In fact, the issue is still there and that is reason why many cars have long waiting period on them. Post the second wave of Covid, market started recovering and people started looking for cars that they can buy. With internet accessible to majority of population, many have searched for their favourite cars online. Here we have a list of most googled cars from 2021.
The first most searched car on google is Maruti Dzire. Are we surprised well, not really. Maruti Suzuki is India’s largest car manufacturer and Dzire is a popular sub-4 metre compact sedan that the manufacturer offers in the country. The Maruti Dzire was searched up to 4.5 lakh times a month in 2021. Maruti is offering Dzire with a 90 Ps and 113 Nm, 1.2 litre DualJet petrol engine. It is offered with manual and a 5-speed AMT gearbox option.
After Maruti Dzire, Tata Altroz is the next most searched car on google in India. It is currently the safest car in the premium hatchback segment with a 5-star safety rating. The car is offered with a 1.2 litre naturally aspirated petrol, 1.5 litre turbo diesel and a 1.2 litre turbo petrol engine option. Tata will be soon launching the automatic version of Altroz in the market.
The sedan segment is slowly becoming less popular due to SUV trend around the world but, one sedan was searched by a lot of people in India in 2021. It is a the Honda City. Honda launched the fifth generation City sedan in the market in 2020. It competes with cars like Hyundai Verna, Maruti Ciaz, Volkswagen Vento in the segment. The car is offered with two engine options. There is a 1.5 litre i-VTEC petrol and a 1.5 litre i-DTEC diesel engine. The petrol engine gets manual and CVT gearbox option while the diesel only comes with manual transmission. Honda is also selling the fourth generation Honda City with petrol engine in limited trims.
Tiago is the entry level hatchback from Tata in India. Like other Tata vehicles, it is popular among buyers for its build quality. Tata Tiago was one among the most searched cars on google in India in 2021. The car comes with decent number of features and is powered by a 1.2 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that generates 84 Bhp and 113 Nm of peak torque. The car is available with a 5-speed manual and AMT gearbox option. Tata will soon be launching the CNG version of Tiago in the market.
Maruti Suzuki Alto 800
Fifth car in the list is from Maruti Suzuki only. It is their entry level hatchback Alto 800. Alto has been present in the market for over decades. The car was searched by people 3 lakh times a month in India. The car is available with a 800-cc, three cylinder petrol engine. It comes with CNG fuel option as well.