Last updated on 9th Nov,2012
Gone are the days, when vehicle pricing used to be a prime consideration for customers. With the day to day increased living complexities, no one wants to be bothered by running and service problems of vehicles and for the same reason, car buyers have now changed their priority from car pricing to car evaluation. As customer is the supreme judge now, so to fulfil his demands is indeed essential for car makers to enhance their success figures. To the Indian customer, magnetism of a car is now determined by value of rupee, which depends on a number of factors including mileage, sound features, good resale value, dynamics and performance. Here are top five value for money cars in India, which are resulted out of our analysis on the basis of above mentioned factors.
Mahindra has been a very wise player in its operations in Indian market and with the introduction of XUV 500, it has proved its intelligence one more time. Launched in year 2011, XUV 500, the cheetah inspired SUV from Mahindra’s stable with an unbeatable price tag takes customers driving experience on new heights. Based on monocouque platform and powered with a brilliant 2.2 litre mHawk engine, XUV 500 offers an unmatched efficiency of 15.1 km per litre (ARAI). Carrying a price tag of 11.70 lakh – 14.27 lakh ( ex-showroom, New Delhi), XUV 500 really proves to be a perfect value for money car.
The first hatch from Honda’s stable, Brio has been pouring love all around since its launch. And now with the AT Brio in the market, Honda dips all fingers in butter. With wonderful interior packaging squeezed in to a compact footprint, AT Brio makes amazing sense as a city commuter. Due to it’s easy to drive performance, intense handling and good visibility; Brio makes ideal choice for small car lovers. Tagged at Rs. 4, 06,000 – Rs. 6, 00,000, Brio gets number 2 position in value for money cars list. The cute car delivers a mileage of 19.4 kmpl for the manual transmission gearbox and 16.5kmpl for the automatic transmission.
Hyundai rolls out maximum number of cars and is highly appreciated for its skill of producing affordable as well as performance oriented cars and Hyundai Verna is one of them. With its excellent features and elegant aerodynamics, car has been very successful in collecting huge sales volumes for Hyundai. Tagged at Rs.7 lakh to Rs.10 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi) Verna with its sporty and elegant features make third spot in the top 5 value for money cars. Hyundai Verna 1.4L petrol engine delivers a mileage of 17.43 kmpl which is quite appreciable figure. Moving ahead the 1.4L diesel engine offers some relief on customer’s face as it delivers an average of 23.50 kmpl. Furthermore 1.6L petrol engine provides an average of 17.01kmpl whereas 1.6L diesel engine Hyundai Verna delivers 22.32kmpl.
Toyota, the Japanese auto giant too make its presence in this list with most popular MUV (Multi Utility Vehicle) Toyota Innova, which actually set a stage of evolution of luxury and comfort in India. With the launch of 2012 version, Toyota Innova comes adorned with host of new features for the added convenience of occupants. Crowned with a firm stance and more dynamic design, Innova can be owned by paying a reasonable price of Rs. 9.34 lakh – Rs 13.89 lakh (Ex-showroom New Delhi) depending on the variants available. With 2.0 litre VVT-I engine housed under the hood, Innova delivers 8.3kmpl mileage in city and 12.5kmpl mileage on the highway and makes itself a good choices in MUV segment.
Whatever is necessary to make a car hit among the customers, Swift Dzire is equipped with all. Built on the swift platform, Dzire also sports the same engine. The compact sedan Dzire has been doing wonders in the market. And now with introduction of 2012 model, this car will take Maruti on new heights. The revamped interiors and exteriors offered in 2012 Dzire are very eye-catchy. Moreover the car has a list of new features that can please customers at first glance. Adorned with K series engine, Dzire offers 19.1Kmpl mileage and makes its place in the top most value for money cars. Currently Maruti Swift Dzire petrol is available in a price bracket of Rs.4.91 lakh- Rs.6.34 lakh (Ex-showroom New Delhi) and diesel powered Swift Dzire can be obtained by paying just Rs. 5.99 lakh- 7.40 lakh (Ex-showroom New Delhi).