Continued: 10 new affordable cars that will easily sail past the 3 lakh kms mark

Here is part-II of the story:

Maruti Ertiga

Ertiga

Tried and tested aggregates, that’s what the Ertiga is all about. It shares a lot of parts with the Swift including the 1.3 liter Fiat Multijet turbo diesel engine. This makes it a great long term bet. The MPV has been a hot seller in the cab segment, a place where reliability is accorded very high priority. A best seller in its segment for years, the Ertiga has been more or less trouble-free. This makes it a top pick for those looking for a vehicle that can last them a couple of decades.

Honda City

City_2

The Honda City is a name that a lot of people bank upon. It has created a brand for itself over the years of being a fun, dependable and practical city car. And the new City is no different. Its 1.5 liter petrol i-VTEC engine has been around for nearly a decade, without issues. The 1.5 liter turbo diesel motor, though noisy, powers every Honda diesel car in India. It’s got a reputation for reliability as well as great fuel efficiency. Cycle parts on the City are top quality and so is the build. However, the body feels a little tinny and you should be able to get many years of good service from this car as long as you don’t get into too many scrapes.

Hyundai Creta

hyundai-creta

The Creta is the king of that segment. Even though it is priced on the higher side, people are still opting for the SUV due to it being a very practical, fun to drive and well loaded SUV. What this also means is that more than 1 lakh Cretas are on Indian roads. That’s a large sample size, and none of them have shown a pattern of any major mechanical issues. The Creta’s engines and transmissions have been used by the i20 and Verna for nearly half a decade, without trouble. This only augurs well for the SUV’s long term reliability.

Toyota Corolla

Corolla Hybrid

The Corolla has the best resale among all D-Segment sedans in India, and for good reason. It’s bomb-proof reliable and it isn’t uncommon to see Corollas lasting a couple of decades with just regular maintenance. A trouble free car, the Corolla is available in petrol and turbo diesel engine variants, both of them with a high reputation for low maintenance and high reliability. These factors make it a top pick for our ‘cars that’ll sail past 3 lakh kms’ story. Why, there are people who’ve done a million miles on this one.

Toyota Innova Crysta

Toyota Innova Crysta Touring Sport 1

Like the Corolla, the Innova is another biggie when it comes to reliability and trouble free performance for years. In fact, this MPV was responsible for cementing Toyota’s reputation as a builder of super reliable cars in India. To this day, the Innova fetches a very high resale value.

Many cab operators blindly buy the Innova, for they know that it’ll last for a very long time, and with very little expense. The Crysta, though loaded with gadgetry, remains a basic vehicle under the skin. With a ladder frame and the new turbo diesel engine that Toyota has tested extensively, the Innova is another ruggedly reliable offering you can trust to last for many lakh kms.