Most searched cars of 2017
As yet another action-packed year nears its end, internet search engine giant, Google, has released a list of the most trending cars on its pages.
Volkswagen’s first hot hatchback in the country, the Polo GTI, found itself in the tenth spot. The second-gen Volvo XC60 finished above at ninth. The XC60 was launched recently in a single Inscription variant with a 2.0-litre diesel recently.
At eighth place, you’d find Mercedes-Benz’s stylish CLA sedan while the Maruti Suzuki Celerio sits above it. In October, the home grown car maker introduced the Celerio facelift. Earlier this month, Maruti went ahead and launched the cross-hatch version of the hatchback, the CelerioX.
Surprisingly, the inter webs were gaga about the Toyota Etios as it finished in sixth spot. The all-new Maruti Suzuki Ignis, which was launched in January this year, take the fifth spot on the list. Aimed at millennials, the Ignis stands out from other Maruti Suzuki cars when it comes to styling and proportions.
The third and fourth spot were taken by the Hexa and Nexon, respectively. While the seven-seat Hexa is considered as an alternative to the Innova Crysta, the compact Nexon has managed to disturb the sales figures of the Ford EcoSport and the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, which continues to be the segment leader. The quirky design of the Nexon was definitely the talk of the town this year.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, which has been struggling for a while in the Indian four-wheeler market, can finally heave a sigh of relief. The Jeep Compass, which was launched earlier this year, managed to claim the second spot in Google’s list of most trending cars in the country. The Jeep badge and the Compass’ aggressive pricing catapulted the SUV’s popularity among auto enthusiasts in the country.
Surprisingly, with no updates whatsoever, the top ranked car in the top 10 trending cars of 2017 continues to be the Maruti Suzuki Swift. Yes, this shows the immense love that people have for the Maruti hatchback. To strengthen this bond further, Maruti Suzuki will be launching the third-gen Swift in 2018. In fact, we expect Maruti Suzuki to showcase the car at the 2018 Auto Expo.
Meanwhile, the cars like the popular Maruti Suzuki Dzire and the recently launched Renault Captur have not found a place on Google’s list.