Good things come in small packages
and so is it with cars in India. Small cars definitely have their special
place amongst Indians where a majority of car buyers are from middle income
group. One has a plethora of options in India when it comes to buying a
small car. Here are 5 of the most popular small cars that one can opt for
under Rs. 5 Lakhs.
Its steaming looks have been stealing the car buyers'
attention in the past couple of years. Hyundai i10 has gone way ahead of its
expectations and has already attained the position of the second
best-selling car in the country. Available at a whooping price of mere Rs 3,
41, 000 (ex-showroom Mumbai), i10 has many excellent features to offer to
the car buyers. It gives an impressive fuel economy of 12/15 km/L and has 5
speed manual transmission with two types of engine choices 1.1L iRDE I4 and
1.2L I4. I10. Hyundai i10, an ideal hatchback for Indian roads also offers
various comfort and safety features. A popular small cars amongst Indian
Hyundai i10 is available in two major choices that are Kappa and iRDE.
Tata Indica Vista
On its launch, Tata Indica Vista was considered
to be merely a face-lift of the older Tata Indica model. But with its family
look, stylish exterior and eight variants, it emerged as a clear evolution
of the Indica. India Vista has soon become a hot favourite amongst all
Indians with both petrol and diesel engine options. Tata Indica Vista's
eight variants are available between Rs 3.39 lacs to Rs 4.76 lacs (as
ex-show room prices in New Delhi). In India, Tata indica Vista is available
in 3 variant in India Aqua, Aura, Terra that offer three engine choices 1.4L
TDI (Diesel), 1.2L Safire (Petrol) and 1.3L Quadrajet (Diesel). Features
such as roomy interiors with contemporary styling, 2 DIN stereo system,
breakthrough central instrument cluster and two-tone dashboard have made
Tata Indica Vista a popular small car in India.
Maruti Suzuki A-star
Maruti Suzuki A-Star, a sporty hatchback has
made it to the top 5 popular small cars' list in India with its combination
of contemporary & futuristic design. This small car is available in 3
variants - LXi, VXi, and ZXi. What also makes this car stand out are
features such as eye-shaped headlamps, large hood and low wide grille.
Maruti Suzuki A-Star has hogged the limelight with its compact design and
striking blend of the latest technology used to make this small car a
complete package in Rs. 3,48,000 for the LXi to Rs.4,14,000 for the ZXi
Chevrolet Spark is the one of the most recent small
cars that has made it big in the Indian car industry. Spark is actually a
customized hatchback of the earlier Matiz from General motors. Chevrolet
Spark in India has 4 variants in petrol engine that are 1.0, 1.0PS, 1.0LS,
and 1.0LT. The price of this small and popular car from an automaker like
General motors (GM) starts with a price of Rs.3,25,000 (ex-showroom Mumbai).
Few of the striking features of Chevrolet Spark include unconventional
interior layout and easy-to-read instrument panel placed in the center of
the dashboard. Spark, a popular small car also offers flexible seating
options. This car is rated high on the comfort factor with its spacious leg
as well as head space.
Last but definitely the one that tops the chart of Top 5
popular small cars in India. It is the our very own Tata Nano, the
world's cheapest car. So much has been spoken about this India's own car -
Tata Nano that it does not need anymore introduction to anyone in the world.
Tata Nano is the smallest car ever in India an it is available in market
with its five variants that are both BSII and BSIII norms compliant. The
starting price of the base model of Tata Nano begins at Rs 1.19 lakhs.