It's about time we bid adieu to a rather eventful 2015 and welcome the year 2016 in a hope to do wonders for us. We managed to produce more than 100 videos last year and out of those 100, a handful of them breached our expectations too. Here's a list of the top 5 videos from the gone year that managed to garner the most number of views. The following list is in ascending order and the number of views were recorded on 28th December, 2015!
No. of views - 1,72,045
Incidentally, both the first and the last spot in the list is captured by Hyundai cars which goes on to show how much Hyundai cars are loved in India. On number 5 is the Hyundai Active i20 hatchback which many saw as the crossover form of the popular Hyundai Elite i20 premium hatchback. But Hyundai projected it as a completely different hatchback with some of the design cues borrowed from the Elite i20. Our video got a good response with some 172045 views.
No. of views - 2,04,350
Toyota Fortuner can easily be announced as the most successful proper 7-seater SUV in the country today. Toyota gave the Fortuner a mild update at the start of the year and we did the review on the same with over 204350 views. This shows how popular this SUV is in India. Toyota is all set with the next-generation Fortuner too which will be launched somewhere around next year and we can't wait to do a review for the new SUV.
No. of views - 2,44,153
This one came as a bit of surprise to us. The Suzuki Ignis was shot during our Tokyo Motorshow visit a couple of months back and it surpassed 244153 views in no time. The Ignis video was a first impression review about the compact crossover that will also make its way at the AutoExpo 2016 in India. The video again proves how much people love Maruti cars and how anticipated their products are. We will do a comprehensive review of the Ignis once it's launched and it'll be interesting to see how much views it will attract.
No. of views - 2,64,684
Maruti and Hyundai are like Pepsi and Coca-Cola of Indian automobile industry. The rivalry to gain the top spot is so intense that sometimes we feel both of them only manufactures cars to compete against each other. To counter the rising popularity of Hyundai Elite i20 as the most popular premium hatchback in India, Maruti launched the Baleno hatch. And while many feared that invoking Baleno moniker could fail the project, the hatchback tuned out quite a success and has outdone Elite i20 in terms of the sales. Our Maruti Suzuki Baleno video received a rave response with over 264684 views in no time.
No. of views - 3,19,248
Hyundai Creta won accolades from across the auto industry and widely regarded as possibly the best compact SUV in the country today. Selling like hot cakes now, the SUV was hotly anticipated before its launch and so our video went on to become the best video of 2015, with 319248 views and going on strong. And as we mentioned earlier, both the first and the last spots are taken by Hyundai cars, showing how much popularity Hyundai has gained over a period over 15 years in India.