With 2020 almost coming to an end, we have not only experienced new cars but have seen new brands entering the Indian market and gain swift success. While the new entrants like Kia and MG continue to sell their vehicles and gain impressive numbers, there are some evergreen cars on the Indian roads which have been here for more than 10 years now and still stand strong! When we say evergreen cars, most of you might already have a list but for those who haven’t got a clue, make sure you read this article till the very end! Here we will talk about 10 evergreen cars in India that are still in-production.
Maruti Suzuki Alto
It was the year 2000 when Maruti Suzuki launched their 800cc wonder in India. Alto has been India’s favourite family car ever since! No, we aren’t saying that by ourselves. The present sales figure for this car is enough to tell us that the Renault Kwid or the Datsun GO haven’t been able to compete against this all-time segment leader. On the other hand, the present Alto 800 desperately needs an upgrade now so we should unite and let MSIL know this!
Maruti Suzuki WagonR
The tallboy who has been ruling the market since 1999. With its exceptional cabin space and commendable mileage, Maruti has launched various generations of the hatch in India. As per 2020, WagonR’s latest-gen has got all the features that you can expect in the price range. It has got optional CNG and an AMT gearbox too which makes it the first choice of many buyers! One of the longest living among the evergreen cars in India, WagonR still has a long way to go!
Maruti Suzuki Swift
Crowned as the king of the used car market, Maruti Swift has been in India since 2005. Be it the first generation or the current one, no one has been able to beat Swift in terms of sales. Earlier, it was available in both petrol and diesel variants but now Maruti has discontinued its diesel lineup, therefore, Swift is available with only one petrol engine and comes packed with features with an optional AMT. Talking about the used car market, Maruti Suzuki Swift is one of the most demanded cars among the buyers therefore it is on our list of evergreen cars.
Throwback to 1998! Honda launched the City in India and it has been an enthusiast delight ever since. It has been almost 22 years now and Honda has launched the 2020 Honda City already in the market. The City is a real fun-to-drive vehicle because of Honda’s excellent i-VTEC technology and considering the latest gen, Honda’s super smooth CVT comes as an icing on the cake! Honda City surely deserves to be among the evergreen cars in India.
It was the year 2006 when Hyundai brought their prodigal sedan to India! The one that we know by the name of Verna is internationally sold as the Hyundai Accent. Back then, Hyundai wanted to sell Accent and the new sedan parallelly, therefore, the Verna franchise came into being. It’s 2020 and the latest gen Verna is still gaining decent sales. It’s no wrong in including it among the evergreen cars.
Another one from the Korean automaker. Hyundai Tucson has also done really good throughout its Indian journey. This SUV hasn’t been a sale puller for the brand but it has survived the market anyhow. The first-gen Tucson you see above was launched in India in 2005 and the car is still on sale with its latest-gen on offer. It has been almost 15 years and we hope this SUV continues to sell in great numbers in the Indian market in the future too.
The MPV King! This is a car that can guarantee you at least 1 lakh kilometres even if you buy it with a tampered odometer! Toyota’s engines are known to last for 4-5 Lakh kilometres easily and at the same time, they are an absolute pleasure to drive. Innova has been an unbeatable leader in its segment and we see no oncoming competition as of now. The latest-gen Innova Crysta continues to gather great sale numbers for Toyota in the Indian market.
This SUV delivers Toyota’s trust along with an exceptionally well performance! Fortuner has already developed its own set of audience and no matter how expensive it may get, those people won’t settle for anything else! Just imagine a car gaining such impressive sale numbers even without common features like a sunroof! How can we ignore a car that has achieved so much while forming a list of evergreen cars in India? Let’s share this article so much so that it reaches Toyota and they get to know how desperately we want a sunroof in the Fortuner!
As we mentioned above that the Fortuner has its own set of audience, similarly, the Ford Endeavour has also got a huge fan following! An Endeavour lover will buy it no matter how cheap the competitors get. Unlike the Fortuner, the Endeavour gets a panoramic sunroof along with exceptional performance capabilities. Endeavour is also one of the evergreen cars ever brought to the Indian shores.
The 2020 Mahindra Thar is already here! Find it too expensive? Don’t worry! You can one for yourself from the used car market. The old generation of the Thar was a cult as well. Mahindra’s old relationship with Jeep has always been a factor in the iconic design of the Mahindra Thar and its performance is known to all! Thar has been an evergreen car and with the new version coming in, it now has a long way ahead!
These were the 10 evergreen cars that are still here on the Indian roads. Don’t forget to drop your thoughts in the comments about these cars and let us know if we have missed out on any vehicle which has been serving us for over 10 years and is still here!