Do you want to purchase a used but high performing premium hatchback? Are you looking solely at cars below 5 lakhs to fit your bill? Are you on the lookout for such cars in Kolkata? If your answer is yes, then this is the one stop destination to have all your requirements met.
You might think your demands are too specific, but even with your specific needs you will be bombarded with innumerable options on leading car websites. Moreover, they will have listings of cars that have not been neatly sorted, and hence are not in a position to give you the best deal. How do you arrive at choosing the perfect car then?
Used car websites are usually of little use, even with their multiple filters. The onus of sorting the information remains on you, and who wants to be digging a data mine? Fortunately, we have got just the right solution for you through the Cartoq TRUE PRICE.
By deploying the Cartoq TRUE PRICE, we help you identify the best deals. The Cartoq Data Science team has built a Machine Learning model that estimates the TRUE PRICE of a used car, after accounting for all sorts of variables – brand, model, age, mileage, and car type.
With all factors accounted for, the model predicts the TRUE PRICE, which then becomes the basis of comparison across cars. The best deals are those where the listed price is lower than the TRUE PRICE. So, we scan through the car listings across major used car sites, compute their TRUE PRICE, and present the best deals for you.
The shortlist for this article was based on the analysis we ran on June 26 2019; so, by the time you read this article, there is a good chance that the specific car may no longer be available.
However, this list still provides plenty of useful pointers even if certain specific cars have already been sold out.
Three manufacturers contest it out for supremacy, which means:
- Plenty of variety, not only in terms of car type and brand, but also looks and features.
- Hyundai leads the way with three efficient options, perfectly suited for Kolkata.
Without further ado, let’s check out our top recommendations.
Recommendation #1: Hyundai Elite i20 Asta 1.4 CRDi
Year: 2015 / Mileage: 13,856 / List Price: Rs. 450,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 844,000
Why buy: Running on petrol and placed with its first owner, this premium hatchback comes in a bright red colour and is a fantastic option given its semi-new condition. Considering it is yet to touch 15,000 kilometers on the odometer, its price makes sense as it is definitely a car for the long haul. A fitting occupant of the top spot.
Recommendation #2: Maruti Swift VDI
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 37,526 / List Price: Rs. 325,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 696,000
Why buy: Available in a classy blue colour, this first owner diesel car makes you compromise on a few expansive features, but compensates for that with its mileage and pricing. This is a powerful car that makes for a sensible purchase if one prefers substance over style in a premium hatchback.
Recommendation #3: Ford Figo ZXI DURATEC 1.2
Year: 2015 / Mileage: 45,000 / List Price: Rs. 220,500 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 505,000
Why buy: This white hatchback is currently placed with its first owner. A promising car with considerable space and strength, it is fueled by petrol and comes at a bargain price. An ideal fit for the erratic roads of Kolkata.
Recommendation #4: Hyundai i20 Magna 1.4
Year: 2014 / Mileage: 29,584 / List Price: Rs. 340,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 744,000
Why buy: Running on diesel and placed with its first owner, this premium hatchback comes in a bright red colour and is a fantastic option given its impeccable condition. Considering it is yet to touch 30,000 kilometers on the odometer, its price makes sense as it certainly has a handful of good years left to offer.
Recommendation #5: Hyundai Grand i10 CRDi Magna
Year: 2015 / Mileage: 26,346 / List Price: Rs. 350,000 / Ex Showroom Price: Rs. 670,000
Why buy: Sporting a creamy white colour, this first owner premium hatchback is powered by diesel and is relatively fresh given the paltry distance it has covered. A moderate price is also in its favor, and while it may lack the power and style of the other cars on this list, its economy and consistency make it worthy of consideration.
This is a diverse list catering to a cross-section of buyers, each of whom should get what they are looking for in this appealing collection of cars. Hyundai has three different kinds of cars, each of which is reliable. Maruti and Ford put up strong performances too, adding more oomph and power to this compilation. For more lucrative car deals in Kolkata, watch this space.