There are a bunch of super affordable cars that have different unique selling propositions (USP). These USPs define these entry-level cars, targeting different set of buyers whose needs may be quite different. Today, we take a look at 10 affordable cars, and their main selling points. After reading this, you should be able to figure out which affordable car you need to bring home.
Tata Nano GenX
Extremely affordable, the Nano GenX is a car that offers quite a lot for very little. Buy one if you want,
1. The most compact car in town. 2. An extremely easy-to-drive-and-park car 3. Terrific fuel efficiency. 4. An out-and-out city car and 5. The least priced car in the country.
Tata Nano AMT
The Nano AMT is all that the Nano GenX is, and then some more. What more, you may ask. Here’s why you should buy this car.
1. Feels like an automatic scooter due to the automated manual transmission (AMT). 2. Spacious interiors. 3. Best fuel efficiency on an automatic. 4. Good looks. 5. Brilliant value-for-money.
Tata Nano CNG
The CNG E-Max variant of the Nano maintains the older version’s body shell, and features.
1. Super low running costs. You’ll never want a diesel 2. The least priced CNG powered car in the country. 3. An out-and-out city car. 4. One of those cars where the CNG tank doesn’t eat up boot space. 5. Great gearing for city speeds.
Maruti Alto 800
The Alto 800 is one of India’s largest selling cars. Here’s why.
1. Super reliable and super low maintenance costs. 2. Best service back up. 3. Highly affordable. 4. Available in petrol and CNG variants. 5. Top end variant gets driver airbag.
Maruti Alto K10
The Alto K10 is the larger engined sibling of the Alto 800. This car also offers many more features.
1. Peppy 1 liter K-Series engine makes it a fun point-and-shoot car. 2. The AMT variant brings convenience. 3. Top end variant gets driver airbag. 4. Fuel efficient, and has low maintenance costs. 5. CNG option available
Hyundai Eon 800
The Hyundai Eon 800 is a Maruti Alto competitor, and the car has many things going for it.
1. Designed to look more contemporary. 2. Peppy 800cc engine that’s second only to the Datsun Go. 3. Good interiors and decent feature set. 4. LPG variant available. 5. Fuel efficient, with good after sales service.
Hyundai Eon 1.0
As its name suggests, the Eon 1.0 features a larger, 1 liter-3 cylinder engine.
1. Much more peppier. 2. Very reliable 3. Backed by Hyundai’s good after sales service. 4. Good interior quality 5. Contemporary styling.
The latest K(w)id on the block has been the flavour of this month. Here’s why.
1. Rugged, muscular looks that make it seem like a mini SUV 2. Most fuel efficient car in its class. 3. Best-in-class 180 mm ground clearance. 4. Driver airbag standard on top-end variant. 5. Spacious.
The Datsun Go is a low cost Nissan Micra in disguise for emerging markets of the world. The car has a fair share of strengths.
1. Spacious. 2. Most powerful in the class. 3. Mature ride and handling. 4. Driver airbag available on top end variant. 5. Good street presence due to large dimensions.
The Go+ is an compact MPV version of the Go hatch. Stretched to fit more people/luggage, this car is quite unique.
1. Most affordable 5+2 seater car in India. 2. Versatile due to the extra space. 3. Driver airbag available on top end variant. 4. Most powerful in its class. 5. Mature ride and handling.