A vehicle is an absolute utility for everyone. It does not just help you commute, but also saves you from the heat, rain, and other discomforts during your commute. Probably this is the reason why everyone dreams of owning a 4-wheeler one day. But with several segments and models in the market, actually picking one for yourself becomes quite difficult. With each variant offering a different advantage, the best way to pick a vehicle is by understanding its everyday practical advantages. So if you happen to be a student or a young working professional/entrepreneur, here are the 10 best cars that you can bring home to yourself.
If you are a student looking to drive a vehicle to and fro from your educational institutes, the Renault Kwid could be the perfect match. With prices ranging between Rs. 3.18 to 5.39 Lakhs, the Kwid is affordable yet exciting. Looks-wise too, the Kwid comes out as a modern-day hatch that implements Renault’s latest design evolution. Powered by either a 0.8-litre (54PS/72Nm) petrol engine mated to a 5-speed manual or a 1.0-litre (68PS/91Nm) that is also available with an AMT, the Kwid return a mileage of up to 22.3 Kmpl on the manual. Overall, the Renault Kwid is one of the best cars for college going students and teens. And with 8-inch touch infotainment, there isn’t any dearth of modern-day tech as well.
Another great pick for both students as well as young working professionals, the Tata Tiago blends in safety, performance and style. Priced between Rs. 4.99 to 6.95 Lakhs, the Tiago doesn’t burn a huge hole in the pockets. Powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine (86PS/113Nm), tastefully mated to either a 5-speed manual or AMT, the Tiago return a mileage of up to 23.84 Kmpl. Based on Tata’s Impact Design 2.0 design philosophy, the Tiago is good looking as well. And with a 5-star safety rating and comfort features including an 8-speaker Harman sound set-up, touch infotainment, auto Ac and much more, the Tiago truly shines as one of the best cars for students and young professionals.
Hyundai Grand i10 Nios
A superb hatchback from Hyundai Motors, everything about the Nios has a youthful appeal to it. Competitively priced at Rs 5.23 lakh and Rs 8.45 lakhs, the Nios tastefully caters to all young professionals/entrepreneurs and even teens that are always on the run. Offered with a 1.2-litre petrol unit (83PS/114Nm), a 1.2-litre diesel unit (75PS/190Nm) and even a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine (100PS/172Nm), the Nios has a little something for everyone. With one of the best in class mileage of 26.2 Kmpl on diesel, the Nios is also compatible with CNG, making it truly great for those who spend most of their time on the roads.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno
A leading hatchback in terms of sales, it is evident that the Baleno is loved by many. Priced between Rs. 5.98 – 9.30 Lakhs, the Baleno’s primary selling point is its exceptional mileage of 23.87 Kmpl. Powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine (83PS/113Nm), mated to either a 5-speed MT or a CVT. The Baleno also gets a 1.2-litre Dualjet (90PS/113Nm) petrol engine with mild-hybrid tech paired with a 5-speed MT. Good performance, great mileage, and modern looks are what makes the Baleno a young hatch suitable for the new age working professionals.
If you are someone who loves the pure German Bliss, the Polo is surely for you. It’s well balanced, evergreen yet aggressive, almost synonymous with the modern-day entrepreneur. Performance-wise, the Polo is powered by either a 1.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol (75PS/95Nm) mated to a 5-speed manual or a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol (110PS/175Nm) engine mated to a 6-speed MT or a 6-speed AT. The Polo even offers a classy interior set-up and decent mileage figures as well. Priced between Rs. 6.16 – 9.99 Lakhs, the Polo is as focused as the dreamer in you, making it one of the best cars for both students and professionals alike.
More than just comfort, sedans make a statement. Making them an absolutely perfect pick for budding professions and entrepreneurs. And talking about compact sedans, it’s difficult not to mention the Amaze. Priced between Rs. 6.22 – 9.99 Lakhs, the Amaze is affordable and value for money. Powered by either a 1.2-litre iVTEC petrol engine (90PS/110Nm) or a 1.5-litre iDTEC unit (100PS/200Nm), the Amaze comes with a 5-speed manual and a CVT as well. Loaded with ample comfort features such as cruise control, touch infotainment, Honda Connect and much more, the Amaze makes a statement wherever it goes.
Another great compact sedan that resembles a youthful essence is the Hyundai Aura. Based on Hyundai’s fluidic design theme, the Aura mesmerizes with its stance. Priced between Rs. 5.97 – 9.35 Lakhs, the Aura suits the financials as well. Powered by 1.2-litre petrol (83PS/114Nm) and 1.2-litre diesel (75PS/190Nm) the Aura also gets a peppy 1.0-litre turbo-petrol (100PS/172Nm). What’s more, is that the Aura can also be had with a factory-fitted CNG kit. Loaded with convenience features such as cruise control and 8-inch touch infotainment, the Aura surely goes the distance.
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz
One of the very few true sedans, which blends at an affordable price with luxury, performance and good looks, the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is tailor-made for budding entrepreneurs and hard-working professionals. Ranging from Rs. 8.52 – 11.50 Lakhs, the Ciaz is truly value for money. Powered by a 1.5-litre petrol mild-hybrid powertrain (105PS/138Nm), coupled with a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed torque converter, the Ciaz is a focus machine. Loaded with supreme comfort, the Ciaz is also a capable chauffeur driven vehicle for those board meetings and important appearances.
India is obsessed with compact SUVs; therefore getting one early on in your career can actually boost your self-esteem. And the best way to do that is by bringing home a Tata Nexon. Priced between Rs. 7.19 – 12.95 Lakhs, the Nexon can be bought without straining your finances much. Powered by either a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine (120PS/170Nm) or a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine (110PS/260Nm), the Nexon comes with both a 6-speed manual/AMT. As one of the safest compact SUV in India, the Nexon commands attention wherever it cruises.
Another superb compact SUV by Hyundai Motors, the Hyundai Venue has always been the millennial’s choice. The best part about the Venue is the revolutionary clutchless manual that Hyundai calls the iMT transmission. Based on a young and peppy design language, the Venue comes with a 1.2-litre petrol engine (83PS/114Nm) with a 5-speed manual, a 1.5-litre diesel motor (100PS/240Nm) with a 6-speed MT. The centre of attraction however is the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine (120PS/171Nm) that gets the most-wanted 6-speed iMT with a manual shifter as an option. Priced between Rs. 6.92 – 11.76 Lakhs, the Venue is made for the thriving professional in you.
So these were the 10 best cars for students and young professionals/entrepreneurs in India. Stay Pinned with the GoMechanic Blog for everything automotive.
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