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Price: ₹2.82 lakh (ex-showroom Bengaluru)
Small, compact, looks good and is affordable too. There you go four reasons why the Renault Kwid hatchback should figure on your shopping list. It competes with the Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 and the Hyundai Eon. In the looks department it clearly aces the list because of its SUV-like exterior appearance. For a future owner its strong power train, good ride quality and decent feature set should seal the deal.
Price: ₹3.33 lakh (ex-showroom Bengaluru)
If you have been a previous Tata car owner then you will be aware how good its ride quality is. That apart, this new kid from Tata Motors works its charm despite the baggage it carries. The Tiago hatchback competes with Maruti Suzuki Celerio, Maruti Suzuki Wagon R and the Hyundai i10. New design language and improved feature list make it an attractive proposition. It is the attention to detail in the cabin and in terms of passenger comfort that makes it so popular with its users. Not to forget the price factor.
Price: ₹2.43 lakh (ex-showroom Bengaluru)
Like what Tiago is for what, Datsun hopes that the Redigo hatchback changes its fortunes as well. Its other two cars from the GO family – Go PLUS and the Datsun GO barely managed to register themselves with the Indian customer base. But then one of its best features is that it knows the Indians love for pocket-friendly priced cars. This little rocket works well on the design front and will appeal to the urban audience. The car competes with the Renault Kwid and the Maruti Alto 800 in terms of price.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno
Price: ₹5.44 lakh (ex-showroom Bengaluru)
Maruti Suzuki’s most premium hatchback, the Baleno hopes to reinvent itself from its previous sedan version. The hatchback competes with the Honda Jazz and Hyundai Elite i20. Sold through Nexa dealerships, Maruti has packaged a lot in the neat little hatchback. Dual airbags and ABS as standard across all variants make it a sweeter deal. It comes with a refreshing interior, ample seating space for five and a claimed fuel efficiency of 27.39kmpl.
Hyundai Elite i20
Price: ₹5.69 lakh (ex-showroom Bengaluru)
The Elite i20, like most other Hyundais, gives the passengers a plush and comfortable ride and sturdy features. On the safety front also it emerges top-class with 6 airbags to cushion its occupants. It now comes with a pricier automatic version. Other points in its favour are its fuss-free ownership experience and a cabin that comes loaded to the brim with new gadgetry and technology.
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
Price: ₹7.38 lakh (ex-showroom Bengaluru)
It may be on the pricier side but Maruti Suzuki has made sure that this compact SUV makes life difficult for competition like Mahindra TUV300 and Ford EcoSport. It is definitely an upgrade in the design department unlike what Maruti is known for so much so that words like glamour, sporty and urban can be associated with the Vitara Brezza. Maruti again offers what the public is looking for – good ground clearance, good looks and ample space inside. Ideal for a family of four, the car claims to deliver 24.3kmpl mileage so that answers your ‘kitna deti hai’ question.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:50 PM IST