Popular Cars and SUVs In The Market Right Now

2020 and early 2021 were great years for the automotive industry. Learn about five of the most popular vehicles and what to look for when car shopping.

Top car manufacturers in India include Tata, Mahindra, Hyundai, Kia, Toyota and Honda. The automotive industry has seen a surge of new vehicles over the last few years. Not only are the big names experimenting and producing new types of vehicles, but smaller brands have thrown their own vehicles into the market. Part of the change comes from technological advancements. Parts are less expensive to produce, and more tools are available to enhance your driving experience.

With so many vehicles coming out each year, it can be difficult to keep track of what is on the market. If you are planning to purchase a new vehicle, there are many popular choices from both 2020 and 2021 worth considering. Listed below are some of the most popular vehicles currently on the market, as well as tips for choosing the right one for your needs.

Planning and Research

Before you look at vehicles, consider exactly what you want from a vehicle. One of the most important decisions you must make is your budget. Set a maximum amount you are willing to spend on your car. While looking at your finances, make sure you are being realistic. Do not spend all your savings on a new vehicle. Consider how much you make each month versus how much you spend. If you go to a dealership without a price limit in mind, it is easier to be talked into buying a car you cannot actually afford. When calculating costs, keep in mind other car related fees, such as registration, taxes and insurance costs.

Once you have a budget, consider what you need from your vehicle. Are you more concerned with highway driving, or do you want a rugged vehicle for off road camping trips? Do you need cargo space for your family, or do you want a smaller, faster car? What safety or entertainment features are most important to you?

2021 Kia Soul

The Kia Soul is an extremely popular vehicle, constantly winning rewards for both performance and affordable. The Soul is a subcompact, crossover SUV. Crossover SUVs are similar to normal SUVs, but they typically have better performance and fuel efficiency. This comes at the cost of power, with the Soul boasting a 147-horsepower engine. The Soul comes standard with numerous safety features, including blind spot monitoring and lane assistance, which are normally only available at an extra cost. It has a state-of-the-art infotainment system, with multiple screen sizes available. If you want a vehicle with plenty of cargo space that performs well in cities, the Soul is an excellent choice. On average, a new Kia Soul costs around $18,000.

2020 Honda Civic

The Honda Civic is a classic vehicle. Honda has produced the Civic for almost 50 years, and it is consistently one of their most popular selling vehicles. The Civic has a sleek appearance, designed to mimic some of the faster vehicles, without the high price tag. One of the changes to the newest line of Civics is the increased cargo space, as well as extra leg room for the back row of seats. It also comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Fog lamps, keyless entry and a 7-inch touch screen are also included as well. The basic Civic costs around $20,000, with several more expensive models available with a few extra perks, such as a more powerful engine.

Luxury Cars in India

2020 Ford Expedition

Ford is most commonly known for their trucks. However, over the last few years, they have gotten back into the SUV market. The Ford Expedition is almost the exact opposite of what drivers expect from Ford. It is built with a lightweight, aluminum body. With a 10-speed transmission, it is a surprisingly fast vehicle, able to go from 0 to 60 mph in six seconds. It contains three rows of seats, which does cut down on the cargo space. You can always fold the seats down if you need extra room. It also has more power than the average SUV, able to tow around 9,000 pounds without issue. While it is a great vehicle, it is one of the pricier options on the list, currently going for around $50,000 as of writing. However, when the 2021 model comes out, the price may drop significantly.

2021 Toyota Camry

The newest Toyota Camry places a greater focus on driver features. The basic model comes equipped with a 7-inch touch screen and is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The biggest feature is the Toyota Safety Sense package. This includes lane keep assistance, adaptive cruise control and reverse automatic braking, among many other features. It is considered one of the most comfortable and dependable vehicles on the market. Even as one of the newest cars on the market, it typically sells for around $25,000.

2020 Lexus RX

Lexus has produced the RX for many years, but it often failed to stand out among the competition. It was a good vehicle, but nothing special. In 2020, Lexus decided it was time to stand out. The 2020 RX is a powerful SUV, with a V6 motor engine and hybrid drivetrain. It uses advanced stabilizer bars, granting even better handling compared to the older RX models. Another useful feature is the sharpened headlamps, which perform well in the most difficult weather conditions. It is one of the pricier vehicles, costing around $35,000 to $40,000, depending on the dealership.