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Purchasing a car can be exciting and challenging at the same time! The thought of having a new car brings excitement while the process of choosing a car model from endless options can be challenging. You certainly want to choose the best model that suits your needs and budget. In India, Maruti Suzuki and Hyundai Motor India are among the top 2 carmakers with a record market shares. Both these companies have seen record sales in 2017 and this year the trend seems to continue. So whether you plan to prefer Maruti Swift Dzire or Hyundai i20 Elite, the comparison is going to be tough. Because both these automakers have models in every segment that compete head to head in terms of cost and features.

Insight into Maruti Suzuki

A company that boasts of around 51 percent of market share in passenger car market in India (as per January 2017 statistics), Maruti Suzuki India Limited is a leading car maker in the country. It is a subsidiary of Japan’s Suzuki Motor Corporation. Incorporated in 1981, the company has widened its product range, introducing a diverse fleet of vehicles across different segments.

Most popular cars by this company present in the market today include –

  • Swift
  • Dzire
  • Baleno
  • Maruti Suzuki Alto
  • Maruti Suzuki Ciaz S
  • Maruti Ertiga
  • Maruti WagonR
  • Maruti S-Cross

At Rs. 2.51 lakh, Maruti Alto is the least priced car offered by the company. It has been one of the best-selling models provided by the company. On the other hand, at around Rs. 9.59 lakh Ciaz is the highest priced car in the range provided by the company. The Maruti Ertiga is one of the top hybrid cars in their fleet and comes with an ARAI certified best mileage of 24.52kmpl. The economic Swift Dzire price has given boost to the sales of this model.

Insight into Hyundai Motor India

The second largest automaker in India with a market share of around 17 percent, Hyundai Motor India has introduced some popular car brands. It is also the second largest passenger car exporter in the world. The company has continued to maintain strong leadership in the Indian market and has gained certification under ISO 14001 for entailing sustainable eco-friendly administration practices. Currently, there are more than 30 models of cars across 6 segments offered by the company.

Most popular cars offered by the company include –

  • Hyundai Elite i20
  • Hyundai Verna
  • Hyundai Creta
  • Hyundai Xcent
  • Hyundai Elantra
  • Hyundai Ioniq

The Hyundai Grand i10, Creta and Elite i20 have topped the sales charts in the past year. The lowest price model offered by the company is EON, priced at around Rs. 3.33 lakh. On the other hand, at Rs. 18.30 lakh, the Tucson is highest priced car by the company.