Premium Hatchbacks are perfect for the stop-go city traffic, have good fuel efficiency, and handle and ride well on most but the really bad roads. They currently range between Rs 5,50,000 – Rs 10,00,000 on the new car market. The used version is an ideal buy if you want something more than just a basic set of wheels; good ride, seating for 5 and more features including safety kit–all for price that is less than what you’d pay for a entry-level hatchback. 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. Hyundai i20, because it loses value fast, makes for an attractive options for deal hunters.
Used Premium Hatchbacks average around Rs 3,50,000 in Bangalore with minimum and maximum being Rs 3,19,000 and Rs 3,72,215. , respectively. The higher range will get you JAZZ with 93,684 Kms while if you veer towards the minimum, then you will have to contend with LIVA that would have done a 47,937 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 here are the best deals according to Cartoq TRUE PRICE:
Recommendation #1: Hyundai I20 Asta 1.4 Crdi 6 Speed
Year: 2011 / Kms Driven: 68,569 / List Price: Rs 250,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 712,681
This entry, which comes at a discount of 65% to its original price is 8 years old and has done 68,569 Kms. Placed with its second owner, this Premium Hatchbacks is powered by diesel. At just Rs. 2.5l, this is a good deal so go for it. i20 is a very well built car but since the sample you are looking at has clocked more than 60,000 km, then have those checked thoroughly.
Recommendation #2: Hyundai I20 Magna O 1.4 Crdi
Year: 2012 / Kms Driven: 52,758 / List Price: Rs 300,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 669,135
This entry, which comes at a discount of 55% to its original price ,is 7 years old and has done 52,758 Kms. This Premium Hatchbacks is currently placed with its second owner and runs on diesel. While you may have to shell for minor wear and tear plus replace tyres, there shouldn’t be any unpleasant surprises with this i20 which has clocked less than 60,000 km. But do get it checked nonetheless.
Recommendation #3: Hyundai I20 Magna 1.2 2013
Year: 2013 / Kms Driven: 52,000 / List Price: Rs 325,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 514,869
This entry, which comes at a discount of 37% to its original price is 6 years old, and has done 52,000 Kms. Currently with its first owner and running on petrol, this comes in white colour. 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 60,000 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 2011
Year: 2011 / Kms Driven: 52,000 / List Price: Rs 377,300 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs 712,681
This entry, which comes at a discount of 47% to its original price is 8 years old, and has done 52,000 Kms. Currently belonging to its second owner, this diesel Premium Hatchbacks comes in a soothing silver color. Being close to the top-end model, this one is pretty well loaded when it comes to features and there shouldn’t be any unpleasant surprises with this i20 that has clocked less than 60,000 km.