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 2,50,000 in Delhi-NCR with minimum and maximum being Rs 2,01,250 and Rs 2,80,000, respectively. The higher range will get you SWIFT with 72,295 Kms while if you veer towards the minimum, then you will have to contend with FIGO that would have done a 54,563 Kms. 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, what are your options under 3 lakhs?
Recommendation #1: Hyundai I20 Sportz 1.4 Crdi
Year: 2013 / Kms Driven: 68,323 / List Price: Rs 260,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 726,127
This entry, which comes at a discount of 64% to its original price is 6 years old and has done 68,323 Kms. Running on diesel, this Premium Hatchbacks also belongs to its first owner. 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 #2: Nissan Micra Xv Diesel
Year: 2013 / Kms Driven: 52,340 / List Price: Rs 175,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 689,000
This entry, which comes at a discount of 75% to its original price is 6 years old and has done 52,340 Kms. Running on diesel, this Premium Hatchbacks also belongs to its first owner. Micra is a bit smaller than other cars on the list but comes with an excellent engine, has great build quality and rides and drives very well. Since Nissan does not have the best service network, get it checked thoroughly to ensure there are no surprises later on.
Recommendation #3: Hyundai I20 Sportz 1.2 O
Year: 2012 / Kms Driven: 36,512 / List Price: Rs 240,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 646,811
This entry, which comes at a discount of 63% to its original price is 7 years old and has done 36,512 Kms. Placed with its third owner, this Premium Hatchback is powered by petrol. While you may have to shell for minor wear and tear plus replace tyres, there shouldn’t be any unpleasant surprises with an i20 that has clocked less than 35,000 km. But do get it checked nonetheless. Overall, i20 is a very reliable car with the exception of early specimens suffering from steering judder.
Recommendation #4: Hyundai I20 Asta 1.4 Crdi
Year: 2013 / Kms Driven: 67,175 / List Price: Rs 300,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 772,608
This entry, which comes at a discount of 61% to its original price is 6 years old and has done 67,175 Kms. Running on diesel, this Premium Hatchback belongs to its second owner. Since the car has clocked close to 70,000 km, it is probably a good idea to have it checked thoroughly before signing on the dotted line.
Recommendation #5: Toyota Etios Liva G 2014
Year: 2014 / Kms Driven: 33,102 / List Price: Rs 260,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 531,000
This entry, which comes at a discount of 51% to its original price is 5 years old and has done 33,102 Kms. This first owner car comes in a silver color and runs on petrol. Given Liva’s excellent build quality, large interior space and comfy ride, this is a great deal. The only caveat is that the interiors do not have the bling of some of its competitors.
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 car that gets bought and sold in Delhi-NCR in premium hatchback category is Hyundai i20.