Small cars in India are fantastic value for money. Compact and affordable is what truly define a small car. An average middle class India always look for pure performer, reliable, fuel efficient and value for money cars. There are various cars that catch the fancy of the public but one thing a buyer must keep in mind is it worth enough value for the money spent?
Here we are listing top 5 cars that Value for Money in India
Maruti Suzuki Swift :
Maruti is synonymous with fuel efficiency. Maruti Suzuki Swift is an absolute value for money car. The interiors are spacious, looks are trendy and is a good performer on road. The 1.3L engine generates 87 bhp in the petrol version and 75 bhp in the diesel version with estimated fuel economy as 11/13 km/l (city/highway). The cabin is well designed and controls are well laid out which gives the interior a classy look.Swift comes with a 5-speed manual transmission with cable-shift mechanism. The Maruti Suzuki Swift LXi, VXi and LDi models range from Rs.4,17,000 – 4,78,000 approximately, ex. showroom Mumbai, while the higher end models can go upto almost Rs.6 lakh.
After Santro and Santro xing, Hyundai i10 is another successful model launched by Hyundai. Hyundai i10 is a trendy, stylish and spacious car with sporty looks and a true value for money. The 5-speed manual transmission is standard with a choice of two engines: 1.1L iRDE I4 and 1.2L I4. i10. The car gives an impressive fuel economy of 12/15 km/L (city/highway). It offers a good number of convenience features, upscale interior, and superior technology that no other hatchbacks can offer at an affordable price. It also offers an optional anti-lock braking system for increased safety. The price starts at Rs 3,41,000 (ex-showroom Mumbai).
Tata Indica Vista
Tata entered the small car segment in 1998 with the launch of Tata Indica. Though it was not successful enough because of some faults and frequent break downs. Tata, then launched the improved version Indica V2 and Xeta. Another improved version launched later was the Indica Vista. Indica Vista is a more powerful small car from Tata Indica segment with enhanced interiors, improved quality, and better performance is built on a completely new platform. This new model is available in 3 variant in India: Aqua, Aura, Terra, offering a choice of 3 engines : 1.4L TDI (Diesel), 1.2L Safire (Petrol) and 1.3L Quadrajet (Diesel). Versatile and roomy interiors with contemporary styling features like two-tone dash board, two DIN stereo system and the breakthrough central Instrument cluster assures utmost comfort. The prices for the different variants range from Rs 3,53,000- Rs.4,99,000 (ex-showroom Mumbai).
Another true value for money car in India is the Hatchback car from Chevrolet and that is Chevrolet Spark. Small, compact yet spacious and powerful. The striking feature in the Spark are the intelligently designed interiors, the stylish front headlamps and round tail lamps. It has four petrol variants in India: 1.0, 1.0PS, 1.0LS, and 1.0LT. This hatchback is powered by a 1.0L S-Tec I-4 engine that generates 63 bhp. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard across all variants. Its striking design, agility, and host of features distinguish the Spark from its rivals. Due to its compact size, it is easy to handle and best suited for city driving. The starting price tag is from Rs.3,25,000 (ex-showroom Mumbai).
Hyundai Santro Xing
Santro can be termed among the most popular cars in the country with its appealing look, superior handling, and well-appointed interiors. It is built with an eRLX ‘active intelligence’ technology engine that delivers impressive power and performance. The Santro Xing is available in nine variants. Santro Xing comes with a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission. A three-spoke power steering wheel with central locking and front power windows was the selling point when Santro was first launched. The starting price tag is Rs. 2,56,000 and it can go upto Rs.3,97,000 (ex-showroom Mumbai).