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Infographic - Top 5 cars for the first time buyers

Snapshot: Here is the list of top 5 cars from various brands that can be worth buying for the first time.

India is a big automobile market, but most of the people fall in the middle-income group and hence buying car is not a normal process. A car is essentially a luxury product in India and requires lots of savings to get the first car. So the emotions connected to the first car is well understood. But many people, without adequate knowledge choose wrong product which they regret later.

We try to accumulate a list best cars for the first time buyers, which based on our test drives from experts. So here is the list of top 5 cars from various brands that can be worth buying for the first time. 

1. Hyundai Eon Era+

Plus Point - Roomy and well engineered hatchback

We say - "Hyundai Eon doesn't feel like a compromise like its other rivals. It has a bigger boot, a comfortable cabin and better build quality makes it a good package overall."

Hyundai India is the largest exporter of cars in India and it is also the second largest car manufacturer in the country. And the success of this Korean manufacturer can't be credited to any single reason. As much as the product portfolio is diverse, with cars ranging from Rs 3 Lakh to Rs 30 Lakh, so is the newly adopted Fluidic design language. One such product from the stable of Hyundai is the Eon entry-level hatchback. And according to our in-house experts, the Hyundai Eon Era+ variant is a perfect first time buy. The car is a roomy and well engineered hatchback. While there are a handful of cars that fall under entry-level category, none could come close to Eon with being an overall package. Ashish Masih, Deputy Editor at Autoportal says - "Hyundai Eon doesn't feel like a compromise like its other rivals. It has a bigger boot, a comfortable cabin and better build quality makes it a good package overall."

2. Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 VXI AGS

Plus Point - Value for money

We say - "The fresh looks and automatic gearbox add to the car’s overall charm, and at this price point you will be willing to overlook its weaknesses."

A list of first-time buyers of cars can't go away without mentioning Maruti Suzuki in it. The largest automobile manufacturer in India has more hatchbacks than any other manufacturer and is trying to make a mark in the premium category too. But the fact remains that Maruti is undisputed king of the hatchbacks and Alto in particular, is the highest selling car not only in India but also around the globe. The car mentioned here is the newly launched Alto K10 with automatic gearbox, which is also the most affordable automatic car across the globe. Ashish Masih, Deputy Editor at Autoportal says - "The fresh looks and automatic gearbox add to the car’s overall charm, and at this price point you will be willing to overlook its weaknesses."

3. Hyundai Grand i10 Magna 1.2 Kappa VTVT

Plus Point - The most rounded hatchback

We say - "The Grand ticks all the boxes for a hatchback buyer. It has practical interiors, refined engines and competitive pricing."

Other Hyundai on the list and one of the largest selling car from the Korean brand is the Grand i10. Launched strategically above the i10 hatchback and below the Elite i20 premium hatchback, the product from Hyundai gathered a lot of appreciation from both critics and users. The car is a complete package and is touted as the most rounded hatchback in India today. The car comes with more than 10 variants to cater much of the audience, but the variant in discussion here is the Grand i10 Magna 1.2 Kappa VTVT. It gives a tough fight to industry giant like Maruti Suzuki Swift and hence is listed here. Ashish Masih, Deputy Editor at Autoportal says - "The Grand ticks all the boxes for a hatchback buyer. It has practical interiors, refined engines and competitive pricing."

4. Renault Kwid RXT(O)

Plus Point - Best in class fuel efficiency

We say - "If you are looking for an entry-level hatch that's big on style then look no further than the Kwid."

The Kwid offers the perfect match of style and value in the entry-level hatchback segment. A throughly engineered car that's been specifically built for India. It's hard to fault the Kwid's cabin considering other hatchbacks that are offered at this price point. You get a Sat-Nav system and all-digital instrument console which are the first in this segment. Along with fuel-efficient engine and option of driver side airbag makes it one of the most rounded package for buyers who are looking for stylish hatch. Ashish Masih, Deputy Editor at Autoportal says - "If you are looking for an entry-level hatch that's big on style then look no further than the Kwid."

5. Chevrolet Beat LT Diesel

Plus Point - Most rounded diesel car

We say - "Beat is a rounded package and has strengths where people want them to be. It is funky, has a nice cabin and has a hassle free driving experience around the town."

The products from Chevrolet might not be on the desirable list for many, but believe us, this is the most affordable diesel car one can get. Indians have a fetish for diesel vehicles which could be justified by the price it is offered at. But on the other hand, a diesel engine comes almost a Lakh rupees expensive than the petrol engine. So it leaves customers in Dilemna. The Chevrolet Beat LT diesel could be a very good and affordable option considering the price at which it's being offered. The interiors are funky and it has a hassle free driving as our experts say. Ashish Masih, Deputy Editor at Autoportal says - "Beat is a rounded package and has strengths where people want them to be. It is funky, has a nice cabin and has a hassle free driving experience around the town."

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