The small car segment has the biggest share of the total four wheeler sales in India. It is also the most crowded segment in India and is constantly growing at a fast speed in terms of the number of models being launched every year. Obviously, for a person considering to buy a small car in India, the decision can be challenging. This is where this post will help.
Here we are listing best small cars to buy in India depending on the looks, maintenance, aftersales services and obviously price.
Ford India launched the new Figo in 2015 to replace its successful first gen model. This car not only has great looks but is also fun to drive. Figo is available in both petrol and diesel variants. It is powered by either a 1.2-litre petrol, a 1.5-litre Petrol or a 1.5-litre Diesel. Both petrol and diesel units produce great power and are great fun to drive. Price ranges between INR 4.47-7.20 lacs- INR 5.56-7.61 lacs.
This list of best small cars to buy in India won’t be complete without Tata Tiago making it to the list. Tiago looks appealing for all the angles. The dashboard is beautifully crafted with great levels of fit, quality and finish. It gets power from an all new set of extremely fuel-efficient petrol and diesel engines. However, the price of this model is its key selling point and makes it a great buy. Price ranges from INR 3.20-4.75 lacs- INR 3.95-5.54 lacs.
Hyundai Grand i10:
If you are looking for a small, reasonably price cat that you can drive easily in the city, then Hyundai Grand i10 is just the perfect choice. It is available in both petrol and diesel variants. The 1.2 liter petrol car churns 87 bhp and 109 Nm, while the 1.1 liter diesel produces out 70 bhp and 160 Nm. Both engines have a 5 speed manual. The car has comfortable interior. Also, after sales and service support of Hyundai is commendable.
Maruti Swift has been on the list of best small cars to buy in India for many years now. There are various reasons that contribute to such great success. Swift has great looks, it is decent to drive and the higher level trims are feature rich. The diesel variant draws power from a frugal 1.3 litre Fiat sourced Multijet engine which makes 74 bhp and 190 Nm torque. Its fuel efficiency rating is 25.2 kpl, this means it will easy on the pockets too. The only drawback is that it has very small boot space and rear seat space.
It is priced between INR 4.04-5.24 lacs- INR 4.82-5.90 lacs. This little hatchback does everything that is expected from it. It is available in both diesel and petrol version. Celerio Diesel is powered by DDiS 125, it is an indigenously developed 793cc, twin cylinder diesel which puts out 47 bhp and 125 Nm torque. It has fuel efficiency rating of 27.62 kpl. Drwabacks include weak looks and the fact that it is not an excellent highway car.
Maruti Alto K10 AMT:
Its price ranges between INR 3.26-4.11 lacs. The Alto K10 is a very good value for money. The looks of latest model of the K10 are not very attractive but the interior is definitely better than previous iterations. The Alto K10 AMT is powered by a 998 cc, 67 bhp petrol motor mated to a 5-speed easy shift AMT. The fact that the AMT equipped Alto K10 comes only in the VXi trim and not the VXi(O) trim means that it doesn’t have features like fog lamps and body coloured ORVMs.