The best cars to drive in India’s city traffic
With these cars you can commute in the city without any hassle
Indian roads are notoriously congested, and at times the driving or riding in the Indian cities becomes nightmares for the vehicle owners. And now with every single day passing the volume of traffic on the Indian roads are increasing rapidly, which is leading to more traffic jams, late entry to office and many other troubles as well. People who dreams of large luxurious cars, finally end up getting nightmares as commuting in city with larger cars are pretty much taxing.
Now to get rid of that problem you can opt for either public transport system, which is economic but very tiring on other hand, or you can avail a small car which can take you to your destination without much hassle. Here come the 7 ideal cars for better city commuting in India.
Datsun Redi Go has been unveiled few days back, and the car looks absolutely attractive with its tallboy appearance and compact design. The car looks muscular and beefy with its flared design. Powered by a 0.8 litre SCe peppy petrol engine mated to a 5 speed manual transmission, the car produces 54 PS of peak power and 74 Nm of peak torque with fuel economy of 25.17 kmpl, which is very much economic and apt for city commuting.
Design wise at the front profile the car gets sharp headlamps with chrome garnishing, large chrome embellished front grille which looks bold, muscular front bumper with LED daytime running lights placed in place of fog lamps. At the side profile the Redi Go gets sharp cuts, while the rear features vertically positioned taillights and roof spoiler. Inside the cabin the Redi Go is practical and spacious, which makes it pretty much desirable.
Price: INR. 2.39 lakh to INR. 3.34 lakh.
Chevrolet Beat is a very popular model in Indian market for its stylish design and cheaper price tag, and additionally the easy maneuvering, which makes the car a perfect drive for city commuting. Power source for the car include both the petrol and diesel engines. The petrol variant is powered by a 1.2 litre petrol engine generating 80 PS of peak power and 108 Nm of peak torque, while the diesel variant gets a 1.0 litre unit kicking out 57 PS of peak power and 150 Nm of peak torque. Transmission duty is done by a 5 speed manual gearbox in both the petrol and diesel variants, and both the engines come as fuel efficient units.
Talking about design the car looks sporty and well finished, and a new Beat is expected to be launched soon, which looks more stylish compare to the present model making the model more desired.
Price: INR. 4.33 lakh to INR. 6.58 lakh.
Tata Motors has done a fantastic job by launching the new Tiago, which looks way much different than the very popular Indica, yet bearing the comfort of the old hatchback. Bearing a fresh new design language the Tata Tiago comes offering plenty of features you would love to have in your car.
Available in both petrol and diesel engine options the Tiago gets a 1.2 litre Revotron petrol engine mated to a 5 speed manual gearbox generating 85 PS of peak power and 114 Nm of peak torque, while the 1.05 litre Revotorq diesel engine kicks out 70 PS of peak power and 139 Nm of peak torque. Fuel efficiency of 23.84 kmpl and 27.28 kmpl respectively for the Tiago petrol and diesel variant the car seems to be an ideal one for city commuting. Moreover being a Tata Motors car the Tiago offers supreme quality handling and easy maintenance.
Price: INR. 3.20 lakh to INR. 5.54 lakh.
Well, this car has every reason to be loved except safety. The Kwid is designed in a rugged way which makes it looking like a SUV in a compact hatchback shell. The car looks aggressive at exterior and feature packed inside the cabin and spacious as well. It gets good amount of ground clearance, which makes it capable for little bit of off-roading duty as well.
Power source for the car is a 0.8 litre SCe petrol engine which mated to a 5 speed manual transmission pumps out 54 PS of peak power and 74 Nm of peak torque with a fuel economy of 25.17 kmpl. While people already love this car, they are about to be more impressed when Renault introduces a 1.0 litre engine to the car in near future, which will generate more power and would come mated to an AMT gearbox offering hassle free driving experience.
Price: INR. 2.62 lakh to INR. 3.67 lakh.
Maruti-Suzuki Alto K10 is pretty popular in Indian market with its practical styling, easy handling, low maintenance cost and greater resale value. Although not very aesthetic in terms of design, but the car can serve the purpose very efficiently. In Maruti-Suzuki’s car lineup the Alto K10 sits on top of Alto 800.
Powered by a 1.0 litre petrol engine mated to a 5 speed automatic transmission and an AMT gearbox on offer as well, the car generates 67 bhp of peak power and 90 Nm of peak torque with 24.07 kmpl of fuel economy. The Alto K10 AMT offers similar fuel efficiency and hassle free driving experience in the heavy traffic saving you from the regular job of pressing clutch pedal and shifting gears. And no wonder, this AMT feature is enough for a buyer to love this car for city commuting. This car also gets a cheaper price tag.
Price: INR. 3.26 lakh to INR. 4.11 lakh.
Maruti-Suzuki Celerio was the first car to come with AMT gearbox and this one feature was enough make this car one of the most popular, best selling and most desired cars of India. Aesthetically not good looking, but practical and compact design makes it worthy of buying, while the easy handling and maintenance makes it a very affordable drive.
Available in both petrol and diesel engine options, the Maruti-Suzuki Celerio comes powered by a 1.0 litre petrol engine mated to a 5 speed manual transmission generating 67 PS of peak power and 90 Nm of peak torque. Apart from the manual gearbox the car also gets an AMT unit which offers the same fuel efficiency of 23.1 kmpl and the saves the driver from constant clutch pressing and gear shifting exercise. The diesel variant is powered by a 0.8 litre engine mated to 5 speed manual transmission generating 46 PS of peak power and 125 Nm of peak torque with 27.62 kmpl of fuel economy.
Price: INR. 4.04 lakh to INR. 5.90 lakh.
Ford Figo is a popular compact hatchback, and when Ford launched the new Figo, the popularity shot up. Apart from the stylish and muscular design the car also features some practical and impressive features along with impressive safety features.
The car is available in both the petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol variant is powered by two different engine which are a 1.2 lire and a 1.5 litre engine. The smaller engine gets 5 speed manual gearbox producing 88 PS of peak power and 112 Nm of peak torque with 18.16 kmpl of fuel economy, while the larger engine gets 6 speed automatic transmission, kicking out 111 PS of peak power and 136 Nm of peak torque with 17 kmpl of fuel efficiency. The diesel variant on the other hand gets 1.5 litre engine with 5 speed manual transmission and generating 100 PS of peak power and 215 Nm of peak torque with 25.83 kmpl of fuel economy.
Price: INR. 4.47 lakh to INR. 7.61 lakh.