Almost all the industries follow the trending, in apparel, a specific type of clothes, similarly, in the automotive industry trends include a set of new features and at times aesthetics. And if you are aware, trends are something that is a factor of time and may change anytime in any situation. This exactly was the case of DRLs or Day-time Running Lamps. Now a necessary, almost all the cars come with DRLs installed as stock, though mostly in the upper variants. That aside, there are cars in the Indian market that exceptionally look mean, in a good way though. So, let’s count 10 such cars.
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz
Braking the ice is one of the value-for-money C-segment sedans in the country, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. One has to agree, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz does have proportionate aesthetics that are pleasing to the eye. The theme of elegance continues on the complete vehicle, even the front.
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Speaking of which, after a couple of updates, Ciaz now comes with a blacked-out single pod LED light set-up with rather mean-looking DRLs running at the bottom of the headlight. Overall, the Ciaz has come a long way since its launch in 2014.
Honda City (5th Gen)
One of the best selling sedans, Honda City is on this list. Just to be sure, it is the 5th gen Honda City we are talking about here not the 4th gen. With that clear, in the 5th gen, Honda made what was an engineering marvel, a lot more refined, powerful and more aesthetically pleasing.
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Aiding to the design are very aggressive headlights that host the mean-looking LED DRLs. Also, the DRLs also double up as the turn indicators. Which is a segment first.
From day one, since Hyundai Verna was launched the car has carried over with the rather angry looking face. It’s just with every change or facelift, the aggression gets stronger. In 2020, Hyundai launched the BS6 iteration of Verna and gave it some subtle updates.
The face and the rare went through a complete change. In the front, with a new bumper, Hyundai also got brand new all-LED headlights. The headlights in the upper variants get C-shaped LED DRLs that look mean.
2022 Toyota Glanza
The hatchback essentially from Maruti Suzuki, Toyota Glanza is due of a generation change. Unlike before, this time the carmaker made some thorough changes to the aesthetics of the vehicle. This is where the new headlights with rather mean LED DRLs, come into play.
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For you to know, this time around, Glanza would not share the exact same headlight as the Maruti Suzuki Baleno. Moreover, the company has recently launched the updated Glanza in India.
The next vehicle we think has not just mean but also sick looking LED DRLs. Mahindra XUV700, the current popular choice of SUV gets all-LED headlights in the upper variants. With that, it gets DRLs that extend all the way from the headlight to the foglight down below. The continuity of the DRLs does look beautiful, especially when viewed at night.
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One of the latest entries into the Indian MPV market is the Kia Carens. At first, the Carens did seem to be an expensive car until the Kia revealed the prices. The prices made Kia Carens not only among the cheapest but also value for money MPV in the country.
Excluding the base variants, Kia Carens get a plethora of features, including all-LED headlights. With these LED headlights, the MPV also gets uniquely styled and mean-looking LED DRLs. Even the position of the DRLs is unique which gives the vehicle a distinct character.
Up next is among the cars that are so satisfying to look at, the Jeep Compass. The vehicle from Stallanits group get is the right choice for people looking for a well-built vehicle with a plethora of features and has the go-anywhere attitude. Jeep Compass, especially the facelift checks all the above boxes.
Speaking of features, the Jeep compass gets all-LED headlights with a projector set up in front. Next, inside the headlights, the front of the vehicle is complemented by the mean headlights. Though the Compass does not have an aggressive front, it sure looks elegant.
One of the prime reasons for the instant success of the Kia Seltos is the way it looks. Possibly the meanest looking vehicle at its price point is none other than the Seltos. Back when it was launched in 2019, Kia Seltos came with good aesthetics and was also loaded with features.
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Complementing the aesthetics of the vehicle are the smoked LED headlights and the LED DRLs. The Kia Seltos’s front is complemented with sleek headlights and the long-running LED DRLs that also extend even under the bonnet. Even the foglights with ice cube design went well with the overall design of the vehicle.
It’s surprising to see a vehicle from a Chinese carmaker on the list. For one, the design is usually not what the cars from MG are known for. For instance, Hector and the Gloser do look a little overdone. But that is not the case with MG Astor. The IC version of the ZS EV does look handsome.
Back when the Astor was launched in 2021, it was not exactly the IC version but rather a facelift. That said, with the facelift, MG gave the MG Astor bolt but an aggressive front end. Complemented by the smoked LED headlights, the vehicle does look amazing. Giving the front profile character are the mean LED DRLs.
By far the vehicle with the best and the meanest LED DRLs has to be the Nissan Magnite. Launched in early 2020, the vehicle has covered a lot of ground for the company in terms of vehicle sales.
After all the vehicle gets almost everything that the competition offers plus more. Switching back to the DRLs, the lights extend all the way from the mid bumper to the fogs. At night it seems like a rhino.
Though looks are always subjective, here are 10 cars we think have mean looking LED DRLs. Which vehicle according to you should be a part of the list? Let us know in the comment section below.