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Diwali is a great time to purchase a new car thanks to the number of financing options at your disposal. If you’re looking to take a hatchback car home this festive season, here are five options worth considering:
Maruti Alto K10
Priced at just Rs.3.5 lakh, the Alto brand of Maruti Suzuki always records great sales. The Alto 800 has been quite famous, but the K10 is a notch above thanks to its peppy 1-litre engine. The car is fuel-efficient and offers a mileage of around 24.07 kilometres per litre. It also boasts company dimensions, has an impressive resale value, and operates at really low running costs, which is why it has been subject to high demand so far as the used car market is concerned. The exteriors and features of the vehicle may not be the best out there, but the positives of the vehicle do well to compensate for whatever it lacks. The widespread service network of Maruti Suzuki will ensure that potential problems with your car are rectified immediately as and when they arise. The car runs on petrol and has an engine capacity of 998 cc.
With regard to the entry-level hatchback segment, Renault did a great job with the Kwid to challenge the Maruti Alto. The exteriors of the vehicle are inspired by SUVs, thereby completely changing the perception of low-cost cars in the country. The Kwid was released with a 0.8-litre engine before adding a 1-litre engine to its line-up. Not only does the vehicle boast an attractive design, but it also provides good cabin space. It is also filled with some truly attractive features, like navigation, touchscreen infotainment system, the all-digital instrument console, etc. The vehicle offers a mileage of 24.04 kilometres per litre, 23.01 kilometres per litre, and 25.17 kilometres per litre with its AMT, 1-litre and 0.8-litre variants, respectively. The engine capacity of this affordable vehicle is 999 cc.
Priced at Rs.5.3 lakh, the Tata Tiago hit Indian roads for the first time in April 2016, and the hatchback has recorded consistent sales ever since, thereby helping the company consolidate its position as one of the best in the passenger car segment. The Tiago is built in a solid manner yet has simple but attractive exterior. There is enough space for five passengers and the vehicle has standout features such as chilled glovebox, multiple drive modes, integrated music system, electric mirrors and 8-speaker sound system by Harman. The vehicle is quite affordable, especially considering the features on offer. It has a 1.2-litre petrol engine and is known for its fuel efficiency thanks to a mileage of 23.84 kilometres per litre. The engine capacity of the Tata Tiago is 1,199 cc.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno can be purchased for just Rs.5.9 lakh, and it comes with ‘liquid flow’ design in addition to daytime running lights and projector headlamps. It is also known as one of the most attractive-looking Maruti cars available in the market. The features of the vehicle include navigation system, SmartPlay infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, tilt and telescopic steering, voice command, and push start/stop with smart key. The car is also quite spacious, and offers a mileage of 21.4 kilometres per litre, making it good value for money. The engine capacity of this petrol-powered vehicle is 1,197 cc.
The Volkswagen Polo is available for Rs.9.2 lakh, and comes with the DSG transmission mated to the turbocharged engine that makes it quite affordable despite its price in comparison with the other vehicles covered above. The engine capacity of the vehicle is 1,197 cc and it offers a mileage of 17 kilometres per litre.