Best Cars of 2021: Year-End Review

Best Cars of 2021

This year has been among the most challenging years for the automotive industry, with the second wave of covid-19 adding up to the woes of carmakers along with the global shortage of semiconductor chips hampering production, 2021 has been the time where every buyer paid way more attention to every penny invested in a buying decision than ever before, thus making the competition among the automobiles far stiffer. And amidst all these downsides, the automobile industry has managed to yet be innovative and combat its obstacles. There have been new car launches, there have been facelifts, the introduction of BS-VI compliant engines as well as major growth in the electric car sector, overall this certainly has been a great year for vehicles, hence we bring to you, our choicest picks among the best cars of 2021!

Tata Safari

The SUV India was very eager to see, Tata Safari has been iconic to India for two decades now, with its big muscular stance, high seat position giving a commanding view of the roads and its supreme off-road abilities. The earlier Safari had always sported an old school look, The new age Tata Safari, launched in 2021 sports a completely refreshed look, its styling and design language is made to complement new-age drivers while keeping intact the stepped-up roof rails from the traditional Safari. Packed with an 8.8-inch interactive touch screen display, a panoramic sunroof, an electronic parking brake as well as car connect technology among a host of attractive features makes this car futuristic and modern while maintaining the legacy of Tata Safari! Certainly, this makes for a highly interesting option for a buyer who wants a big size SUV and hence becomes our top choice in the best cars of 2021.

Tata Safari Price – 14.69 Lakhs – 21.45 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi)

Tata Safari On Road Price
Source: Carwale

Mahindra XUV700

The Mahindra XUV700 has certainly accumulated all the attention among car buyers. This feature-rich SUV from Mahindra brings luxury within affordable price ranges, boasting features that have never been seen in this segment before. The XUV700 has drastic changes from its predecessor, it can be chosen in a 5 seat or 7 seat configuration as well as the choice between a petrol and a diesel engine. Mahindra has paired its infotainment system with the power of android apps as well as a fully digital instrument cluster to give the car a far more premium feel. However, the centre of attention of this car would be the ADAS tech that comes along with it. With a comprehensive safety package, the XUV 700 includes adaptive cruise control, autonomous braking, smart pilot assist among others, this car definitely happens to be a class apart! The hype this car has garnered and as it is a complete value for money offering makes a strong case for it to be among the best cars of 2021! Check out our detailed word on the XUV700 here.

Mahindra XUV700 Price – 12.49 Lakhs – 22.99 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi)

Mahindra XUV700 On road price
Source: Zee News

Hyundai Alcazar

One glance at the car is enough to show its high resemblance to the Creta. However, Hyundai does claim that the Alcazar is not merely an extended form of Creta, but a lot more than that and thus claims a spot among the best cars of 2021. The car comes along with massive space, be it for the seats or for the luggage in the boot even with all rows of seating up, it is fair enough to house a short trip’s worth of luggage. The car sports a far more sophisticated look suiting the MPV segment it belongs to, however, it is the interiors where Hyundai have paid utmost attention. Along with the classy features on the Creta including the infotainment system, the panoramic sunroof etc, the Alcazar comes loaded with a fully digital instrument cluster, additional wireless charging port, a 360-degree camera and an equipment list to command a larger market share than any of its rivals. The Alcazar makes for a very spacious and comfortable, luxury MPV which packs in all the comfort and convenience needed on a drive. It has already made the competition stiffer, with its features and style, and unquestionably does make for a smart purchase thus being a high contender among the best cars of 2021!

Hyundai Alcazar Price – 16.30 Lakhs – 20.00 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi)

Hyundai Alcazar On road price
Source: Hyundai

BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine

Owning a BMW has often been synonymous with being chauffeur driven, being a top choice for the executive class buyers who wish to either relax in the rear seat of the car or continue working in comfort. To add to their luxury line, BMW has given a long-wheelbase version to their classic 3 Series, the 3 Series Gran Limousine! On the outside, the Gran Limousine is fairly similar to the 3 Series, with subtle changes to the exterior including a few noticeable changes at the rear, such as the tail lamps, different exhaust tips and of course, the fact that this car is longer than the regular 3 Series. They’ve ensured that the cabin of the Gran Limousine oozes luxury starting right from their leather upholstery, ample amounts of legroom, proper seat cushioning, an Ipad Air at the rear seat for infotainment, mood lighting all around the cabin and so on. Along with these, the car, with BMW’s iDrive tech calls for a pleasurable driving experience as well thus not just making the 3 Series Gran Limousine an apt competition to Audi and Mercedes’ entry-level sedans but also being among the best cars of 2021! 

BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine Price – 52.50 Lakhs – 54.90 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi)

BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine On Road Price
Source: Carwale

Hyundai i20 N Line

Hyundai’s i20 has been among the most popular hatchbacks across the country, and over the years it has had quite a few changes, with an i20 active variant being added, to bring a more sporty crossover look, to the addition of the elite i20, this car has certainly been a top choice for a premium hatchback. This year though, the car gets an N Line version added to its portfolio and hence enters the list of the best cars of 2021. The N stands for Namyang, where Hyundai’s headquarters are located, and this brand is for their performance-oriented cars. The N Line models are aimed to take up driving powers a notch higher, just like the M series in BMW or the AMG variants in a Mercedes. The i20 N Line brings in more sporty exteriors, higher levels of acceleration and handling, a sunroof, LED headlamps, car connect tech and a string of features to make this car a fantastic drive. Undoubtedly, the i20 N Line is a must-have for those who want ‘more’ from their regular drive and as a hatchback makes a top contender among the best cars of 2021!

Hyundai i20 N Line Price – 9.84 Lakhs – 11.90 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi) 

Hyundai i20 N Line On Road Price
Source: Carwale

Well, that’s our list for the best cars of 2021 in India. This year has been full of ups and downs for the automobile industry and 2022 certainly seems to bring a lot more for Indian customers. We can’t wait to see what the next year has in store for us but on the other side, the new Omicron variant might force the companies to downsize and restrict operations if things go from bad to worse all over again.

Lastly, wishing a very Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year 2022 to all our readers! 

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