Currently buying a car is a rigorous process for the consumers out in the Indian Automobile Market. The middle-class man has many things in mind while buying a car as he needs to be doubly sure while making a decision but many need a car on a low budget. Although there are options in the market when we look at some it feels like the manufacturer has just built the body and given an AC for comfort but there should be some useful/necessary features in the car which provide the consumer comfort and he should not get a feeling that he is driving a base model which has nothing in it.
So readers keep reading and I am going to inform you about the Best Value for Money Hatchbacks out in the Indian Automobile Market.
Top VFM Base Model Hatchbacks
1. Maruti Suzuki WagonR Lxi 1.0
Starting with the most affordable option we have Maruti Suzuki WagonR, India’s Favourite Hatchback for the past 2 decades. It is easy to recommend this old school tallboy for its VFM base LXI variant. For one, people looking at a car at this price point do want a car with no to minimal bells and whistles.
Unlike the previous generations, the new Maruti Suzuki Wagon R is built on an all-new platform, which means more comfort, more space and many features on a low budget.
It comes with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, manual AC, all four power windows, keyless entry, and steering-mounted audio and calling controls.
It also gets dual fuel options, CNG and Petrol. Now, that’s a true definition of economical.
The Maruti Suzuki WagonR Base Model is priced at Rs.4,93,000(ex-showroom).
2. Hyundai Grand I10 Nios ERA1.2
One of the favourite cars in the mid-size hatchbacks is the Grand i10. Be it any variant, especially the base trim, no one can go wrong with it. Although it lacks most of the creature comforts, it makes up with the space on the inside and superior built quality. For safety, Grand i10 Nios comes with dual front airbags and ABS with EBD to keep the occupants safe. It is powered by both petrol and diesel engines. Both 1.2-litre petrol (83PS/114Nm) and 1.2-litre diesel motors (75PS/190Nm) are coupled with either a 5-speed MT or AMT.
The Hyundai Grand I10 Nios Era 1.2 is priced at Rs.5,28,590 (Ex-Showroom)
3. Maruti Suzuki Swift LXI
The Maruti Suzuki Swift is the following vehicle on the list, also considered a hot hatch on a budget. Swift has been a part of the Indian Automobile Market for about two decades now, and for sure, this hatch has still got a lot of fan following.
Maruti Suzuki has equipped the 2021 Swift with the 1.2-litre DualJet petrol engine (90PS/113Nm), introduced on the facelifted Dzire that comes with an idle start-stop feature for improved fuel efficiency. It gets the same 5-speed manual and AMT gearbox options as before. Features such as dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, and rear parking sensors have been carried forward from the pre-facelift model.
The Maruti Suzuki Swift LXI is priced at Rs.5,85,000 (Ex-Showroom)
4. Tata Altroz XE Petrol
The safest vehicle on the list as well as in its segment Tata Altroz is another vehicle that is easy to recommend. Talking about safety, Tata Altroz scored an impressive 5-star rating in the Global NCAP crash test. The base trim gets dual airbags, ABS with EBD and child seat anchor points. With a decent engine, Altroz in its base trim can be a good buy.
Tata offers the Altroz with three engine options: a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol (86PS/113Nm), a 1.2-litre turbo-petrol (110PS/140Nm)
Standard safety features include dual front airbags, ISOFIX child seat anchors, and rear parking sensors.
The Tata Motors Altroz XE is priced at Rs. 7,04,500 (Ex-Showroom)
5. Toyota Glanza G
This is the most unusual vehicle of Toyota as it is a rebadged Baleno. It comes feature-packed. Glanza is equivalent to the Zeta variant of Baleno, but Glanza makes a little more sense. Toyota has provided the hatchback with a 90PS/113Nm 1.2-litre DualJet mild-hybrid engine (mated to a 5-speed MT) and an 83PS/113Nm 1.2-litre petrol engine (with a 5-speed MT or CVT). Dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child seat anchors, and rear parking sensors are available as standard.
The Toyota Glanza G is priced at Rs. 7,49,000(Ex-Showroom)
6. Tata Tiago XE
Tata offers the Tiago with only a 1.2-litre petrol engine (86PS/113Nm).
Standard safety features on offer include dual front airbags, rear parking sensors, ABS with EBD, and corner stability control.
The Tata Motors Tiago XE is priced at Rs.4,99,000 (Ex-Showroom)