Best Black Cars in India

Black Mahindra XUV700
By - Manjul Sharma
May 16, 2024

If you are not one of them already, you must know many folks who love ‘Black’. Whether it is their wardrobes or the things they use, black surrounds them pretty much the way bees surround their beehive. The royalty of black is hard to overlook whether it is in a well-tailored suit or a car.

Like our outfits, our cars are a means of expressing ourselves and many car dealers see buyers who just cancel buying a car upon learning that it is not available in black colour. Since the Indian automobile industry is no alien to this ageless phenomenon of black cars, many cars in the market have black variants in their portfolios. So, if you are a fan of black cars or simply looking for some inspiration for your next vehicle, here is a list of some of the top black cars you can buy today.

Model

Fuel Type

Body Type

ARAI Mileage

Ex-showroom Price

Mahindra XUV 3XO

Petrol & diesel

Compact SUV

18.2 – 20.1 km/l petrol & 20.6 – 21.2 km/l (diesel)

Rs 7.49 – 15.49 lakh

Tata Nexon

Petrol & diesel

Compact SUV

17.44 km/l (petrol), 23.23 km/l (diesel)

Rs 8.15 – 15.80 lakh

Hyundai Verna

Petrol

Mid-size sedan

18.6 – 20.6 km/l

Rs 11 – 17.42 lakh

Kia Seltos

Petrol & diesel

Mid-size SUV

17 – 17.9 km/l (petrol) & 19.1 – 20.7 km/l (diesel)

Rs 10.90 – 20.35 lakh

Maruti Grand Vitara

Petrol

Mid-size SUV

19.38 - 27.97 km/l (petrol) & 26.6 km/kg (CNG)

Rs 10.99 – 20.09 lakh

Hyundai Creta

Petrol & diesel

Mid-size SUV

7.4 – 18.4 km/l (petrol) & 19.1 – 21.8 km/l (diesel)

Rs 11 – 20.15 lakh

Volkswagen Taigun

Petrol

Mid-size SUV

18.15 – 19.87 km/l

Rs 11.70 – 20 lakh

Mahindra XUV700

Petrol & diesel

Mid-size SUV

15 km/l (petrol) 17 km/l (diesel)

Rs 13.99 – 26.99 lakh

Tata Harrier

Petrol & diesel

Mid-size SUV

14.6-16.8 km/l

Rs 15.49 – 26.44 lakh

Tata Safari

Petrol & diesel

Full-size SUV

14.5-16.3 km/l

Rs 16.19 - 27.34 lakh

Mahindra XUV 3XO

Black Mahindra XUV 3XO
Black Mahindra XUV 3XO

Mahindra XUV 3XO, formerly known as XUV300 has always been famous for its tough appeal. After the recent facelift, this Indian compact SUV has taken on an even more imposing design which looks stunning in black with large fang-shaped DRLs adding a touch of aggression. Meanwhile, it is still the most spacious car in the segment. However, what takes it levels above its rivals is the segment-first panoramic sunroof and Level-2 ADAS safety suite. So, technically it is the safest car in the segment (even safer than the robust Tata Nexon) and as a beautiful black car, it is more than capable of augmenting your style.

Mahindra XUV300 Specifications & Key features

  • Engine: 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine, 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine, 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine
  • Transmission: 6-speed MT & 6-speed AMT
  • Mileage: 18.2 – 20.1 km/l petrol & 20.6 – 21.2 km/l (diesel)
  • Airbags: 6 airbags
  • Fuel Type: Petrol & Diesel
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Body Type: Compact SUV
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Level-2 ADAS features
  • Seven-speaker Harman Kardon audio system with a 380W amplifier

Tata Nexon

Black Tata Nexon
Black Tata Nexon

As far as colours are concerned, black goes scintillatingly well with Tata Nexon’s contours, making its dark edition its sleekest variant. However, design is not where Nexon’s merits end; it is a huge historic success for plenty of other reasons as well. The Indian compact SUV is as exciting to drive as comfortable as it is to be driven in. Maintaining a good balance between ride comfort and driving pleasure, the Nexon offers a host of upmarket features to keep the experience entertaining. Moreover, as already mentioned, it is robust and with a 5-star G-NCAP rating, it is one of the safest cars in India. All of this makes the Nexon a perfect all-rounder, while as a beautiful black car, it brings its flamboyance as a bonus.

Tata Nexon Specifications & Key Features

  • Engine: 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine | 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine
  • Transmission: 5-speed MT, 6-speed MT, 6-speed AMT, and 7-speed DCT automatic
  • Mileage: 17.44 km/l (petrol), 23.23 km/l (diesel)
  • Airbags: 6 airbags as standard
  • Fuel Type: Petrol & Diesel
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Body Type: Compact SUV
  • Ventilated seats
  • Single pane sunroof
  • 8-speaker Harman sound system

Hyundai Verna

Black Hyundai Verna
Black Hyundai Verna

Black sedans have been a cult since the dawn of automobiles and their timeless elegance still is a potent head-turner. Being one of them, Hyundai Verna has long been famous for its design and is a great option to get your hands on. While its latest generation has received polarised feedback from buyers in terms of looks, its black variant is certainly the most good-looking one of its trims. The latest generation Hyundai Verna also has many other tricks up its sleeve. For example, it is the first Hyundai car to be rated 5-star by Global NCAP, courtesy of the Level-2 ADAS safety suite and a slew of safety features as standard. Moreover, it packs the segment’s most powerful engine and is one of the most exciting cars to drive.

Hyundai Verna Specifications & Key Features

  • Engine: 1.5 litre NA petrol engine | 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine
  • Transmission: 6-speed MT, CVT, and 7-speed DCT
  • Mileage: 18.6 – 20.6 km/l
  • Airbags: 6 airbags as standard
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Body Type: Mid-size Sedan
  • Level-2 ADAS features
  • 8-speaker Bose sound system
  • Ventilated and heated front seats

Kia Seltos

Black Kia Seltos
Black Kia Seltos

If you see the two siblings Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos back-to-back, you are most likely to find the Kia Seltos sportier. Predominantly, this has been usually the case in the internal rivalry between the Hyundai and Kia siblings. Like Creta, the Seltos is available in black and this elegant colour does a great job of accenting Seltos’s rather sharper silhouette, bringing about a head-turning Korean SUV. While looks are taken care of by a sporty design, Seltos brings a neat well-appointed cabin which delivers great comfort and entertainment with a lengthy list of high-tech features. Sharing its powertrains with Creta, Seltos is also quite a versatile car and all its engines, even the diesel one are some of the most refined engines in the market.

Kia Seltos Specifications & Key Features

  • Engine: 1.5 litre petrol engine | 1.5 litre turbo petrol engine | 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine
  • Transmission: 6-speed iMT, CVT, 7-speed DCT, & 6-speed AT
  • Mileage: 17 – 17.9 km/l for petrol & 19.1 – 20.7 km/l for diesel
  • Airbags: 6 airbags as standard
  • Fuel Type: Petrol & Diesel
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Body Type: Mid-size SUV
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Level-2 ADAS safety suite

Maruti Grand Vitara

Black Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara
Black Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara

It is expected of the top auto marque to offer an SUV in the most sought-after colour of SUVs. Ergo, there is a black variant of the Maruti Grand Vitara. As the Grand Vitara is typically a sophisticated SUV, the black colour seamlessly infuses it with a bold character. Looks aside, this Indo-Japanese SUV is comfortably abreast with most of its rivals as far as comfort and features are concerned, offering a premium passenger experience. Now, while this is not an enthusiastic car, on the flip side its top draw is its ability to deliver as high as 27.97 km/l mileage, which makes it the most fuel-efficient car in India.

Maruti Grand Vitara Specifications & Key Features

  • Engine: 1.5-litre petrol mild-hybrid engine| 1.5-litre petrol strong-hybrid engine
  • Transmission: 5-speed MT, 6-speed AT, & e-CVT
  • Mileage: Up to 21.11 km/l for mild-hybrid, up to 27.97 for strong-hybrid, and 26.6 km/kg for CNG.
  • Airbags: Up to 6 airbags
  • Fuel Type: Petrol & CNG
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Body Type: Mid-size SUV
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Head-up display
  • Ventilated front seats

Hyundai Creta

2024 Hyundai Creta facelift
Black Hyundai Creta

It would have been odd if India’s darling SUV, the Hyundai Creta was not available in the favourite colour of the majority. Of all its colours black is what makes Creta look most macho. Perhaps this is why black Creta is the one Hyundai advertised for the last generation as well as the latest generation. Even on roads, black Hyundai Creta is seen in more numbers as compared to those in other colours. Meanwhile, as Hyundai’s best-selling car and benchmark of mid-size SUVs, Creta substantiates the desires of most mid-size SUV buyers. It is high on comfort, drives refined, and sports a multitude of premium features. Moreover, in a segment that consists of nine contenders, Creta and its sibling, Kia Seltos are the only two offering diesel engines. Along with all these traits, Creta brings Hyundai’s invaluable reliability.

Hyundai Creta Specifications & Key Features

  • Engine: 1.5 litre petrol engine | 1.5 litre turbo petrol engine | 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine
  • Transmission: 6-speed MT, CVT, 7-speed DCT, & 6-speed AT
  • Mileage: 17.4 – 18.4 km/l for petrol & 19.1 – 21.8 km/l for diesel
  • Airbags: 6 airbags as standard
  • Fuel Type: Petrol & Diesel
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Body Type: Mid-size SUV
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • 8-speaker Bose Sound System
  • Level-2 ADAS safety suite

Volkswagen Taigun

Black Volkswagen Taigun
Black Volkswagen Taigun

German cars are meant to feel royal and as a matter of fact, it is their prestige that gives them the biggest advantage in the competition. In black, Volkswagen Taigun with its sedate design and the slim grille at the front, looks stunningly superior to many of its rivals. At the same time, this good-looking exterior is tough as the Taigun has bagged a full 5 stars in the Global NCAP test, placing itself among the safest cars in India. On the inside, the acclaimed German engineering masterclass is what every inch of its cabin spells, complemented by nice creature comfort and practical ergonomics. Since the Taigun is skewed a little towards driving fun, it is powered by two turbo petrol engines. Meanwhile, while it is not among the feature-rich offerings of its segment, it packs more than enough to ensure the required convenience.

Volkswagen Taigun Specifications & Key Features

  • Engine: 1-litre turbo petrol engine | 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine
  • Transmission: 6-speed MT, 6-speed AT, 7-speed DCT
  • Mileage: 18.15 – 19.87 km/l
  • Airbags: Up to 6 airbags
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Body Type: Mid-size SUV
  • 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Automatic climate control
  • Ventilated and powered front seats

Mahindra XUV700

Black Mahindra XUV700
Black Mahindra XUV700

The black variant of Mahindra XUV700 was rolled out in January this year and has already become a common sight on roads. The way black has amplified the already muscular appeal and made XUV700 look even more dominant, it almost raises a question, why did not Mahindra introduce this earlier?  This tough and now-available-in-black SUV is the most value-for-money car under Rs 30 lakh for a bunch of well-founded reasons. For starters, it is a versatile offering with five-, six-, and seven-seater configurations. Its 6-seater version comes with captain seats in the second row, serving you a chauffeur-driven experience. Next, despite being a bulky SUV, its steering is as easy to handle as that of a hatchback. Then, it delivers supreme ride comfort, complemented well with negligible NVH levels. Finally, it is immensely feature-rich and with a 5-star G-NCAP rating, it is one of the safest cars in India.

Mahindra XUV700 Specifications & Key Features

  • Engine: 2-litre turbo petrol engine | 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine
  • Transmission: 6-speed MT & 6-speed AT
  • Mileage: 15 km/l from petrol and 17 km/l from diesel
  • Airbags: Up to 7 airbags
  • Fuel Type: Petrol & Diesel
  • Seating Capacity: 5, 6, & 7
  • Body Type: Mid-size SUV
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • 12-speaker Sony sound system
  • Level-2 ADAS safety suite

Tata Harrier

Black Tata Harrier
Black Tata Harrier

While Tata Harrier is quite a capable car, its entrancing beauty is its preliminary attraction to most of its buyers. The coveted majestic vibe of Tata Harrier reaches its peak in its dark edition which has an all-black theme inside-out, while its bulky sporty design ensures an authoritative road presence. Like its visual appeal, the Harrier is significantly strong and is built on the OmegaArc platform which has been derived from the Land Rover D8 platform. Consequently, its structural strength has earned a full 5 stars in the Global NCAP safety test. Meanwhile, as a five-seater Harrier is a huge car and as a matter of fact, its cabin is as large as that of the 7-seater Tata Safari. Offering acres of space for passengers to relax, Harrier comes with comfortable seating and plenty of modern-day technological perks to uplift the overall experience.

Tata Harrier Specifications & Key Features

  • Engine: 2-litre turbo diesel engine
  • Transmission: 6-speed MT & 6-speed AT
  • Mileage: 14.6-16.8 km/l
  • Airbags: 6 airbags standard & up to 7 airbags in higher variants
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Seating capacity: 5
  • Body type: Mid-size SUV
  • 6-way powered driver’s seat & 4-way powered co-drivers seat
  • 10-speaker JBL sound system
  • Panoramic sunroof

Tata Safari

Black Tata Safari
Black Tata Safari

Like Harrier, its seven-seater derivative and Tata’s flagship, Tata Safari is a feast to the eyes and available in a dark edition. Complemented with its aggressive attire, this black Safari stamps its authority on roads like no other. However, its magnificent appearance is only one of its strengths and its main strength lies in its competency as a large family car. The Tata is one of the few seven-seater SUVs that have ample room for adults even in the last row and on long trips, inadequate room for passengers in the last row can be a killjoy. In addition to ample space, the Safari packs a host of upmarket features to ascertain a rich as well as convenient experience. Moreover, sharing its platform with Harrier, the Safari is robust and has bagged a full 5 stars in the G-NCAP safety test.

Tata Safari Specifications & Key Features

  • Engine: 2-litre diesel engine
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual gearbox and 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission
  • Mileage: 14.5-16.3 km/l
  • Airbags: 6 airbags standard & up to 7 airbags in higher variants
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Seating capacity: 7
  • Body type: Full-size SUV
  • 6-way powered driver’s seat & 4-way powered co-drivers seat
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Panoramic sunroof

Should You Buy a Black Car?

When it comes to cars, black never goes out of style. As a matter of fact, across the evolution of cars, the popularity of black cars has been on a rising trajectory. Today, while many car makers start offering black variants of their cars right from the launch, some cars have their black variants launched later as we have witnessed in the case of Mahindra XUV700 and some Tata cars. This clearly puts forth the significance of black cars and why they stand out from the rest. With that being said, some cars such as the Mahindra Scorpio, Mahindra Thar, and Toyota Fortuner have a pretty established imagery in black. If you are looking for a black car, this list will help you narrow down your options. At the same time, it is important to remember that nothing can break nature’s laws and since black is the most heat-absorbing colour, black cars tend to get quite hot when exposed to sunlight. So, make sure to park your black car in the shade.

FAQs

  1. Which black cars does Tata offer?

    Tata offers black variants of Altroz, Punch, Nexon, Harrier, and Safari.

  2. Which black cars does Maruti offer?

    Maruti offers black variants of Ertiga, Grand Vitara, Brezza, Wagon R, Ignis, S-Presso, Celerio, and Alto K10.

  3. Which black cars does Mahindra offer?

    Mahindra offers black variants of XUV 3XO, Thar, XUV700, XUV400 EV, and Marazzo.

  4. Why do black cars look better than they do in other colours?

    Innately, black exudes confidence, royalty, and a sense of bold straightforwardness. These characteristics attract most of us and this is why black cars look better than they do in other colours.

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