Small cars have their special place
in India where majority of car buyers are from middle income group.
One has a plethora of options in India when it comes to buying a
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 model.
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.