Best of 2018: Our most viewed car and SUV video reviews

Best of 2018: Our most viewed car and SUV video reviews

12th Dec 2018 6:00 am

Here are the top 10 car and SUV video reviews on the Autocar India YouTube channel for 2018.

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2019 is right around the corner, and there are plenty of new and exciting cars coming our way. Until then, we look back at our 10 most popular videos that had aired in the last 12 months. With multiple facelifts and new launches, we have had our hands full bringing you the best content out there. 

*Number of views is calculated from January 1 to December 11, 2018.

10. Maruti Suzuki Ciaz facelift – 3,83,269 views

Maruti Suzuki launched the revised Ciaz on August 20, 2018, with new subtle yet distinctive changes outside and far more kit on the inside. The highlight of the Caiz facelift was under the bonnet – Maruti Suzuki debuted its new 1.5-litre petrol engine and a dual-battery mild-hybrid setup on the car. With the mid-life update, Maruti Suzuki hopes the Ciaz will continue to hold the title of most popular midsize sedan in the country. We got behind the wheel to tell you more.

9. Ford Freestyle – 5,66,450 views

Ford added an all-new member to its family called the Freestyle. It wasn’t just a jacked-up Ford Figo with body cladding, as is usual for crossovers in this segment. Ford’s brand new 96hp, 1.2-litre petrol engine made its first appearance on the Freestyle, which combined with the 100hp, 1.5-litre diesel, made it the most powerful in its class, and is meant to provide the most bang for your buck. Watch our video to find out the details.

8. Lamborghini Urus – 5,79,236 views

Lamborghini brought its highly anticipated SUV (they like to call it a super-SUV) in India. With 641hp, a 0-100 kph time of 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 305kph, it is the fastest SUV sold in the country and lives up to its nickname. It is also the first Lamborghini ever to come with a turbocharged V8 engine. But an SUV is supposed to be about more than its numbers; it needs to justify the ‘utility’ in ‘SUV’ as well. We put it through its paces in our video.

7. Mahindra Alturas G4 – 6,65,281 views  

Mahindra launched its new flagship in India to compete against the popular and sought after Toyota Fortuner and the rugged and value-for-money Ford Endeavour. With top-of-the-line premium interiors and features, the Alturas G4 makes a bold statement, especially considering its Rs 26.95-29.95 lakh price tag. Considering it is essentially a rebadged SsangYong Rexton G4, will Mahindra finally see success, or will it fail in our market like the previous Ssangyong? Watch our video to find out.

6. Maruti Suzuki Swift – 7,12,577 views 

The Maruti Suzuki Swift was launched in a new avatar on February 8, 2018. The iconic and popular hatchback has grown bigger, yet lighter and stiffer. It boasts quirky and fun personalisation options as well, which should help the car stand out in a crowd of hatchbacks. However, does bigger mean better? And does lighter mean more fun-to-drive? Our video has all the info.

5. Toyota Yaris – 8,39,495 views

The all-new Toyota Yaris entered an extremely competitive segment, facing off against the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Hyundai Verna and Honda City. While its best-in-segment safety and interior features makes the Yaris look like a promising contender, our video tells you if it’s enough.

4. Honda Amaze – 8,77,823 views

The second-generation Honda Amaze arrived looking fresh and bold, and had much more equipment than its predecessor. Fitted with a new diesel engine mated to a CVT gearbox, which was unique to this segment, the Amaze seems to be off to a promising start. Find out just how good it is.

3. Mahindra XUV500 – 11,61,889 views

Mahindra’s then flagship, the seven-seat XUV500, was back with yet another update. This time around though, the changes weren’t just cosmetic. There was a more powerful diesel engine and a new petrol engine as well. Here’s what we had to say.

2. Maruti Suzuki Ertiga – 16,45,422 views

The older Ertiga was showing its age, especially with models like the Mahindra Marazzo coming in to challenge it. The second-generation Ertiga got a more powerful petrol engine and debuted mild-hybrid technology on petrol and diesel engines in the MPV segment. It is also larger, gets plush new interiors and bolder styling. Watch our video to for our in-depth review.

1.  Mahindra Marazzo – 17,43,741 views

Mahindra’s set out to make an MPV that would fill the space between the more affordable Ertiga and the larger and more expensive Toyota Innova. Powered by a brand new 123hp, 1.5-litre diesel engine, and with features like all-wheel disc brakes, Isofix child seat mounts, Android Auto and many more the Marazzo came out with guns blazing. Has Mahindra positioned the Marazzo correctly? We broke it down for you with our video.

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