Premium Hatchbacks are not too expensive to buy or run, these offer a spacious cabin and a comfy ride. They currently range between Rs 5,50,000 – Rs 10,00,000 on the new car market.The used version is an ideal buy for those wanting a genuine 5-seater that is easy on the pocket. There is plenty to choose from if you have Swift or Baleno on mind–they are segment leaders after all. But Honda Jazz trumps both in space and comfort while VW Polo is a really good option for enthusiastic drivers.
Used Premium Hatchbacks average around Rs 3,20,000 in Delhi-NCR with lower end tending to be around Rs 2,69,500 and upper end tending to be around Rs 3,65,000. The higher end of the range will get you JAZZ which is 7 years old while if you veer towards the minimum, then you will have to contend with POLO which is 4 years old. So, what should you go for? Which are the best deals available on the market?
If you are looking for a sensible buy that gets you all the benefits of Premium Hatchbacks without breaking the wallet, you are likely to want a specimen that does not cost too much to buy or own. So, we applied filters that address both the initial and subsequent price Under 4 lakhs to arrive at our list.
Recommendation #1: Hyundai I20 Sportz 1.4 Crdi
Year: 2014 / Kms Driven: 45,036 / List Price: Rs 285,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 709,000
This entry, which comes at a discount of 60% to its original price is 5 years old and has done 45,036 Kms. This diesel-powered, I20 is currently with its third owner. Hyundais are well-built but still lose value faster than, say Honda. So if you were to hunt one that is 3-5 years old, you’d likely end up with a very good car for very reasonable sum. While you may have to shell for minor wear and tear plus replace tyres, there shouldn’t be any unpleasant surprises with this specimen that has clocked less than 50,000 km. But do get it checked nonetheless. Overall, i20 is a very reliable car, and a diesel variant for price of less than a new Maruti Suzuki Alto is a steal.
Recommendation #2: Volkswagen Polo Highline 1.5L Diesel
Year: 2015 / Kms Driven: 71,034 / List Price: Rs 305,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 810,000
This entry, which comes at a discount of 62% to its original price is 4 years old and has done 71,034 Kms. This diesel-powered, POLO is currently with its third owner. A used Volkswagen Polo is a great buy for someone who is looking for a second-hand premium hatchback that is solidly built, has great ride quality and is fun to drive. So if are on the market for a used premium hatchback that is ‘different’, here is a very good deal.
Recommendation #3: Maruti Suzuki Swift VDi
Year: 2014 / Kms Driven: 29,407 / List Price: Rs 300,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 579,000
This used Maruti Swift, which comes at a discount of 48% to its original price is 5 years old and has done 29,407 Kms. Currently with its third owner, this grey coloured SWIFT comes with a diesel powerplant. This gen model was a bit short on rear seat and boot space but is otherwise a fine car: reliable, frugal and good to drive. Given its low mileage [have that checked], you should not have to spend on anything major for at least 4-5 years. The 2014 Swifts had issues in terms of fuel leakage into the cabin–so get that checked. Since you are opting for a diesel one, make sure the exhaust doesn’t throw out black smoke under acceleration. Rs. 3 lakh for a diesel Swift with under 30,000 km…what more do you want.
Recommendation #4: Hyundai I20 Asta 1.4 Crdi
Year: 2011 / Kms Driven: 62,877 / List Price: Rs 200,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 712,681
This entry, which comes at a discount of 72% to its original price is 8 years old and has done 62,877 Kms. Currently with its second owner, this coloured I20 comes with a diesel powerplant. It’s a bit old and a diesel, so it wouldn’t make sense to buy it if you live in NCR. But if you are from outside and happen to come across the story, you have a great deal here…the car would still be good for 4-5 years and would likely be yours for less than Rs. 2 lakh. A used premium hatchback, that too with a diesel engine, would be hard to find at this price point.The initial batch had steering assembly issues as well clutch hardening. So if the sample you are looking at is more than 60,000 km, then have those checked thoroughly. Overall, i20 is a very reliable car with the exception of early specimens suffering from steering judder.
Recommendation #5: Volkswagen Polo Comfortline 1.2L Petrol
Year: 2016 / Kms Driven: 21,645 / List Price: Rs 360,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 620,000
This entry, which comes at a discount of 42% to its original price is 3 years old and has done 21,645 Kms. This petrol-powered, POLO is currently with its second owner. Any car with less than 25,000 km is as good as new. The asking price is lower than that of a new Maruti Alto and Polo is in some ways a special car–one that stands out in the premium hatchback segment. So if you like your car to be classy, comfortable and fun-to-drive, and have a tight budget, a used Volkswagen Polo, such as this, is a very tempting option.
The median price at which Premium Hatchbacks have sold in Delhi-NCR is typically in the range listed in the plot below.
Since the final selling price data is not available, we estimate the actual selling prices to be 5-10% lower than this. Another tip: the most popular that gets bought and sold in Delhi-NCR in the Premium Hatchbacks category is Maruti Suzuki Swift.