The Indian automotive market is experiencing new launches every now and then. But there are some cars which are evergreen in the market. In today’s feature, we are going to talk about some evergreen cars that have been here in the Indian market but their prices have changed drastically! be it the Maruti Swift or the Toyota Fortuner the Indian audience have loved them so well that the automakers have ended up increasing their prices.
Maruti Suzuki Swift
Modified or stock. This car is an absolute love for Indians. Right from the year, it was launched, Maruti Suzuki Swift has been a really successful car throughout its journey. Talking of 2005, Maruti launched it at a starting price of 4.41Lakhs while the latest generation of the Maruti Swift will cost you around 5.73Lakhs.
Another evergreen car that has been here in India for a long period of time now. Starting right from its first-generation, WagonR has been a really good car in the Indian market. The real deal for WagonR began in the second generation where it got the company fitted CNG! Well coming back to the topic, we are here to talk about the prices. The first-gen WagonR was launched at a starting price of Rs.3Lakhs and now considering its 2021 you will have to spend 4.65Lakhs in order to get a base variant for yourself.
Another evergreen car from the house of Maruti Suzuki India Ltd! Well, Alto has been one of the top-selling hatches in the country ever since it was launched. Talking about the prices, India’s favourite family hatch has always been among the top-selling cars in India. While the hatch started its journey at a starting price of 2.72 Lakhs in 2000 and now comes at around 3 Lakhs.
The Hyundai i20 was launched in India in 2008 and it had a starting price of 5.14 Lakhs. This was among the initial premium hatches that were launched in the Indian market and therefore was really hyped and became popular gaming the Indian audience. Well, now that it’s not 2008 anymore, the all-new i20 is already being called an overpriced car! The latest generation of i20 starts at 6.79 Lakhs.
This is the first generation of the Hyundai Verna you see in the picture. One of the best cars India has seen in the last decade. This model of the Hyundai Verna had a starting price of 6.34Lakhs INR. Well, the 2020 Hyundai Verna obviously has many more things and features onboard and for this change of technology, the new Hyundai Verna carries a starting price tag of 10.75Lakhs!
Although the old Safari was a cult, the latest gen of the Tata Safari is doing decent in the Indian market. We definitely miss that offroading spark though. We hope Tata launches a 4×4 really soon. Talking about the prices, the older version of the Tata Safari started at Rs.8.17Lakhs and now, the 2021 Tata Safari will cost you around 14.70 Lakhs for the base variant.
Remember the dolphin? We remember it too. The Honda City was such a good car in every generation that it has existed. Talking about the prices, there hasn’t been a drastic change in the prices in the initial years but if we look at what it was in 2005 than what it is now, there is definitely a considerable difference. The initial gen started at around 7 Lakhs and now it is there at 10.89 Lakhs.
The German hot hatch has been an absolute favourite of the Indian audience. Although Volkswagen has not made much change to the overall looks or specs of this car in the Indian market, it continues to sell well. This one definitely deserves to be among evergreen cars in India. Going down memory lane, we remember its starting price to be 6.48 Lakhs and the surprising fact is that VW has reduced the price to 6.16 Lakhs!
Toyota Innova Crysta
The king of MPVs in India! The Toyota Innova still continues to run in its older form in some parts of India. Well, if we talk about evergreen cars in India, the list is incomplete without mentioning the Innova. When Toyota launched it in India in 2008, it had a starting price tag of Rs.6.83 Lakhs and now that we have the Innova Crysta in the market, you will have to spend around 16.52 Lakhs.
Another cult! Toyota Fortuner is definitely among the evergreen cars in India. The fact to notice here is that it still continues to sell without a sunroof! Well, yes, Indians love the Fortuner too. Talking about the prices, it has always carried a price tag similar to a luxury car. It started at Rs. 18.4 Lakhs back in the past and is now worth Rs.30.34 lakhs for the base variant!
These were the 10 evergreen cars in India with their prices then and now. You might have realised how technology and advanced mechanicals carmakers are making the cars more and more expensive. What’s your take on this? Well, don’t worry if we missed out on your favourite car. There’s always a part 2!