There is a constant demand of small cars in India owing to their affordability, compactness and easy maintenance. A number of compact cars are present in the domestic auto market that is manufactured by various global as well as home-grown auto makers. They are generally available in both petrol and diesel guise and can have different body configurations from small sedans to compact hatchback cars. These cars are also favoured as most of them are highly efficient on fuel economy and are equipped with necessary features of comfort as well as entertainment. The following are among the most ideal small cars in India:
Maruti Suzuki Alto 800: This compact model from the domestic auto maker is among the most affordable hatchback cars available at present. Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 is packed under the hood with a 0.8-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine, which has the ability to deliver a mileage of almost 23 kmpl. The car can be purchased within a price bracket of Rs. 2.36 lakh – Rs. 3.50 lakh.
1) Maruti Suzuki Alto 800
Chevrolet Beat: This hatchback offering from the American auto major is acknowledged for its superior mileage. The car is available in both petrol and diesel guise, where the former delivers a mileage of 19 kmpl and latter records a fuel economy figure of a whopping 25.5 kmpl. The car bears a price tag in the range of Rs. 3.95 lakh – Rs. 5.95 lakh.
2) Chevrolet Beat
Hyundai Eon: This compact hatchback is one of the affordable small cars present in the domestic market. It is incorporated with a small 0.8-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine, which has the ability to produce a mileage of a decent 21.5 kmpl. This car can be purchased within a price range of Rs. 2.85 lakh – Rs. 3.85 lakh.
3) Hyundai Eon
Hyundai Grand i10: Among all the small cars in India, Hyundai Grand i10 has been able to gather the maximum attention. The model has been an efficient performer and has also won the prestigious award of Car of the Year 2014. This compact hatchback is available in a 1.1-litre diesel and 1.2-litre petrol trim and also arrives with the options of automatic/manual transmission. This hatchback falls in the range of Rs. 4.25 lakh – Rs. 6.30 lakh.
4) Hyundai Grand i10
Maruti Suzuki WagonR: This compact model from the domestic auto major is considered among the most successful hatchback cars of the country. The car is available in petrol, LPG and a CNG version, each being equipped with a robust 1.0-litre K-Series engine. Maruti Suzuki WagonR can be purchased in the price bracket of Rs. 3.46 lakh – Rs. 4.35 lakh.
5) Maruti Suzuki WagonR
Honda Brio: This stylish-looking car from the Japanese auto maker is only available in a petrol model but has been able to turn a considerable number of heads owing to its features and specifications. It is packed with a 1.2-litre i-VTEC engine and features the provisions of integrated stereo, foldable seats, steering mounted consoles and electronic ORVMs. The car can be bought in the price range of Rs. 4 lakh – Rs. 6 lakh.
6) Honda Brio
Ford Figo: Ford Figo is a sturdy looking car from the American auto maker and is known for its commendable performance on-road. This hatchback is available in a 1.2-litre Duratech petrol and 1.4-litre Duratorq engine and features a price tag of Rs. 3.85 lakh – Rs. 5.95 lakh.
7) Ford Figo
Honda Amaze: Honda Amaze is among the best-selling small sedan cars of India. This car features a 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine, which is capable of delivering a power output of 98 bhp with peak torque of 110 Nm. The option of a 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel mill is also present in the sedan that is able to churn a power output of 88 bhp with peak torque of 200 Nm. It is also acknowledged among the most affordable small cars and bears a price tag of Rs. 5.10 lakh – Rs. 8 lakh.
8) Honda Amaze
Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire: This compact sedan from the home-grown auto manufacturer is a sleek looking car, which is available in both petrol and diesel guise. Its 1.3-litre diesel engine delivers a mileage of almost 23.4 kmpl, whereas, the 1.2-litre petrol mill can record a figure of 19.3 kmpl. Among the most affordable small cars of the sedan segment, Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire costs between Rs. 4.85 lakh – Rs. 7.30 lakh.
9) Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire
Chevrolet Sail: This entry-level sedan from the American auto maker features a sturdy design and is available in both diesel and petrol guise. Standard features of power steering, power windows and AC are given in all the trims of the car, whereas, provisions of steering mounted consoles, tilt-adjustable steering, integrated entertainment unit are also present in its top-end variants. The car can be purchased within the price range of Rs. 5.15 lakh – Rs. 7.50 lakh.
10) Chevrolet Sail