With car prices getting higher every year, many people choose to buy base models of their desired cars. While these base models may be short on features, they offer the same performance, space, and size at a much lower price. Today, we have for you the 5 best base models in hatchbacks that will give you a bang for your buck!
Maruti Suzuki Baleno
First on this list of best base models in hatchbacks is the evergreen Maruti Baleno. The base model for this hatchback costs Rs. 6.49 Lakhs (ex-showroom). This is more than Rs. 3 Lakhs cheaper than the top end that comes in at Rs. 9.71 Lakhs. The base variant of the Baleno offers most of the basic requirements including all four power windows, remote central locking, internally adjustable ORVMs, MID on the driver’s display, and a day/night mirror. What is surprising is that the base model of the Baleno gets an automatic climate control feature. It is the only car on this list of best base models in hatchbacks with this feature!
The Altroz is surely the best-looking car on this list of best base model hatchbacks! The XE variant of the Altroz comes in at Rs. 6.20 lakhs, cheaper than the Baleno. It doesn’t offer much when compared to the Baleno, but it is the safest car here! The Altroz does get a factory-installed music system, which the Baleno misses out on.
Maruti Suzuki Ignis
The Ignis is the smallest and the cheapest car on this list of best base model hatchbacks. Starting at just Rs. 5.35 Lakhs, the Ignis brings to you a quirky and urban-looking design. This base model does feel a little too basic, but it is quite cheap, so no complaints. It misses out on rear-powered windows, a music system, and even an RPM meter! However, the cabin space and the fuel efficiency make it one of the best value for money purchases.
This one is on the pricier side, but it is very loaded! Coming in at Rs. 7 Lakhs, the i20 is one of the best base variant hatchbacks out there! It gets all the basic features you might need in your car to feel comfortable. It gets all 4 powered windows, a music system with bluetooth, steering mounted controls for the music system, a sunglass holder, and even electrically adjustable ORVMs!
Okay, this one is the most expensive one on this list of best base model hatchbacks, but hear me out. The base variant of the Honda Jazz gets more than plenty of features and safety for last you 5 years plus. It gets automatic climate control, all-powered windows, electrically adjustable ORVMs, alloy wheels, a decent infotainment screen, steering mounted controls, and even a reverse parking camera! Exclusive to this is of bast base model hatchbacks is the fact that the Jazz gets the option of an automatic on the base variant. It is a 7-step CVT, and guess what, you get paddle shifters too! Moreover, the base model of the Jazz also gets cruise control! All this at Rs. 7.71 Lakhs (ex-showroom) sounds like a steal!
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