The additional excise duty offered on cars was recently rolled back by the NDA government, which forced carmakers to increase their car prices. This made many buyers turn to used cars since they cost less and can be bought in easy installments.
If you too are planning to buy a second hand four-wheeler, here's a list of the most affordable used cars in 2015 that includes sedan cars, hatchbacks and SUVs.
Maruti Alto - We have a habit of seeing Maruti cars leading every list in India. The country's best selling product, the Alto, also tops the list of used cars as it is one of the cheapest used cars available in the market today. It is powered by a 796cc engine that churns out 48bhp of power and 69Nm of torque. It is claimed to return an impressive mileage of 22.74kmpl.
Maruti Suzuki Alto
Hyundai i10 - The second in the list is the Hyundai i10. The i10 is one of the best-selling Hyundai cars in India, and is equally popular in the used car space. It is propelled by a 1.1-litre petrol engine that is good for 68bhp and 99Nm of torque. This motor is claimed to return 19.81kmpl of mileage.
Maruti Suzuki Swift - The Swift hatchback is as popular in the used car market as it is in the new market. Its top-notch build quality, efficient engines and performance make it among top choice in the used marekt.
Maruti Suzuki Swift
Hyundai Santro - Hyundai made its entry in the Indian market with Santro hatchback. The company has recently discontinued the vehicle, but the car is still available in the used car market. It is propelled by a 1.1-litre petrol unit that is good for 63bhp and 96Nm of torque. The vehicle returns a decent fuel economy of around 16kmpl in city driving conditions, which is pretty good.
Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire- It is the country’s top-selling compact sedan, which is also available in both petrol and diesel guise. While the petrol version is powered by 1.2L unit that is good for 85bhp and 114Nm of torque, the oil burner is the 1.3L multi-jet unit that develops 74bhp and 190Nm of torque. The low maintenance cost and high fuel efficiency makes it the most preferred sedan car available in both new and used car market.
Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire
Honda City - It is the best-selling Honda car in India, thanks to its high fuel efficiency, spacious and quality cabin and brand trust. All the old generations Honda City model are, still, very popular in the Indian market despite the Japanese carmaker rolled out the new-generation model.
Mahindra Scorpio - It is one of the best-selling SUVs in the country. The car has a huge fan following in the country, thanks to its sporty exterior styling. It is available in a diesel version only that derives its power from a 2.2-litre mHawk engie. It churns out a maximum power output of 120bhp and 280Nm of torque.
Maruti Suzuki WagonR - This tall boy hatchback is more preferred among family buyers. This hatchback offers decent space to seat five occupants, and is also very fuel efficient. This affordable hatchback is propelled by a 1.0-litre petrol engine that produces 67bhp, paired to a five-speed manual gearbox. It is claimed to deliver 20.5kmpl of fuel economy.
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R
Honda Amaze compact sedan - It is currently the country’s most fuel efficient sub-compact sedan, with a claimed mileage of 25.02kmpl. This hatchback is available in both petrol and diesel fuel options. While the petrol unit is a 1.2-litre i-VTEC motor, the oil burner is 1.5-litre i-DTEC unit.
Ford Figo - The American automaker, Ford introduced the Figo hatchback at a very competitive price in our market. This hatchback is known for its excellent drivability and spacious cabin. Both petrol and diesel version of the hatchback are currently on sale in our market.