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5 Best Value Base Model Hatchbacks In India

The cars that are sold in the Indian market are like a mixed bag of emotions. Why, you may ask? Most cars in their base trims are just like a body on chassis with just an engine and an AC for comfort. In some cars, even the variant one above boasts of just cosmetic updates rather than functional features. But there are hatchbacks in the market of which buying a base variant just makes sense. Here are 5.

  1. Maruti Suzuki WagonR LXi 1.0

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    Maruti Suzuki WagonR / Image For Representation only

    Starting with the cheapest vehicle on the list is the WagonR. It is easy to recommend this old school tallboy for its VFM base LXI variant. For one, people looking at a car at this price point do really want a car with no to minimal bells and whistles.

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    Another trick that WagonR has up its sleeve is in its LXI trim; it also gets dual fuel options, CNG and Petrol. Now, that’s a true definition of economical.

  2. Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Era 1.2

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    Hyundai Grand i10 Nios / Image For Representation only

    Moving up the list, we have the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios. One of the favourite cars in the mid-size hatchbacks is the Grand i10. Be it any variant, especially the base trim, no one can go wrong with it.

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    Although it lacks most of the creature comforts, it makes up with the space on the inside and superior built quality. For safety, Grand i10 Nios comes with dual front airbags and ABS with EBD to keep the occupants safe.

  3. Maruti Suzuki Swift LXi

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    Maruti Suzuki Swift / Image For Representation only

    The Maruti Suzuki Swift is the following vehicle on the list, also considered a hot hatch on a budget. Swift has been a part of the Indian automotive market for about two decades now, and for sure, this hatch has still got a lot of fan following.

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    Maruti Suzuki updated the Swift in the Q1 of 2021 and gave this hatch a more powerful engine. Well, at its price, even the base variant is the most powerful hatch in the segment. Complementing are the car is its sporty dynamics. Well, it can also become your project car as Swift can be heavily tuned.

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  4. Tata Altroz XE Petrol

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    Tata Altroz Dark Edition / Image For Representation only

    Let’s move up a segment we have, the Tata Altroz. The safest vehicle on the list as well as in its segment Tata Altroz is another vehicle that is easy to recommend. Talking about safety, Tata Altroz scored an impressive 5-star rating in the Global NCAP crash test.

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    Next, even the base trim gets dual airbags, ABS with EBD and child seat anchor points. With a decent engine, Altroz in its base trim can be a good buy.

  5. Toyota Glanza G

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    Up next, we have an unusual vehicle in the market, Toyota Glanza. Glanza (essentially a rebadged Baleno) in its base trim is super value for money. For one, it comes feature-packed. Glanza is equivalent to the Zeta variant of Baleno, but Glanza makes a little more sense.

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    For one considering the warranty, Glanza does it one up to its immediate sibling. Another reason is that you’ll not have to hassle at the Toyota’s service centre as they are not as crowded as Maruti Suzuki’s.

So, these were the five best value base model hatchbacks that just makes sense to buy. Let us know in the comment section which vehicle you’ll consider if you have to buy one.

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Utkarsh Bhardwaj
Utkarsh Bhardwaj
Technical Content Strategist at GoMechanic | Big Time Petrolhead with the passion for building cars and driving those beauties.


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