Every year, the Indian auto sector witnesses growth in sales during the festive season. This is certainly a win-win situation for both buyers and manufacturers. While the car buyers are happy about bringing home a new set of wheels during the auspicious time period, manufacturers witness a spike in sales, which helps them offset the losses that might have been suffered earlier in the year. The carmakers are particularly looking forward to the festive season this year in order to have some relief from the prolonged sales slowdown they’ve been experiencing. While the companies would try to woo the new car buyers in the coming days by offering some lucrative discounts, here are 10 best cars you can safely choose from to have many years of pleasant motoring.
The 1000cc sibling of the country’s largest carmaker’s entry-level model is a great buy for all those looking to purchase their first-ever set of wheels. The Alto K10 benefits from all the traits of its 800cc sibling but comes with a punchier motor that offers a stronger performance without sacrificing the fuel efficiency by a large margin. What’s even better is that the K10 is even available with an optional AMT.
Next, in our list of best cars to buy this festive season, is the most affordable model in Tata Motors’ lineup. The Tiago rivals the likes of Maruti Celerio and Hyundai Santro and comes across as a better package due to the higher cabin space, diesel engine option, optional AMT and contemporary styling. The Tiago even offers a great ride quality and is priced rather aggressively.
The third model in our list is the latest-generation Maruti Swift. Available with 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel engine options, the B1-segment hatchback is unarguably the most styling offering in its segment. It also gets a spacious cabin, high fuel efficiency and a decent ride-and-handling package. The icing on the cake is a great price tag, which makes the Swift unbeatable value for money.
While the B2-segment is ruled by the Maruti Baleno, it’s actually the Hyundai Elite i20 that is a better car in most aspects. The second generation of the i20 is on sale with three engine options – 1.2-litre petrol, 1.4-litre petrol and 1.4-litre diesel. The latest i20 comes with a roomy cabin and has many segment-first features like a wireless phone charger. It also offers a great ride and sufficient power.
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The Maruti Brezza is the most well-rounded sub-4-metre SUV that you can get your hands on. The best bit about the popular model is its Fiat-sourced 1.3-litre diesel engine, which produces 90 PS and 200 Nm, and yet offers a segment-best ARAI-rated mileage of 24 kmpl. It also offers an optional AMT for added convenience.
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The Dzire is one of the largest selling cars in the country and impresses with its funky styling, practical interior, fuel-efficient-yet-powerful engines, decent ride quality and low cost of maintenance. The great demand for the compact sedan also makes it one of the most depreciation-proof cars in the market today.
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In case you want to buy a C2-segment sedan, the Honda City comes across the safest bet. Into its fourth-generation now, the City is sufficiently premium and comes with many features. It also has a gem of a 1.5-litre petrol engine, while the economy-conscious can opt for the 1.5-litre diesel engine. The City also offers a comfortable ride and low NVH levels.
The Hyundai Creta was the top-selling SUV from Hyundai until the advent of the Venue. The popularity of the Creta is owing to the SUV’s powerful 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engine options, which offer a good mix of performance and fuel efficiency. Its cabin feels sufficiently premium, while even the maintenance isn’t too high.
The Mahindra XUV500 is a pretty well-sorted offering that offers many comfort features, a rugged image, powerful petrol and diesel engines and optional AWD. It makes for a good buy in both used and new car markets.
The tenth-gen Honda Civic was launched in India recently and comes with a 1.8-litre engine. While this car is tough to be found in the used car market, the eighth gen model is easily available. Even the earlier Civic came with a 1.8-litre engine that offered strong performance and high refinement. Both the versions are quite sporty to drive and even offer enough passenger comfort.
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