The Datsun Redi-GO is one of the cheapest cars available in the country now. And it offers just the basic features you need, along with decent cabin space. The unique design aids in giving the car enough headroom for tall passengers. The overall styling isn’t in line with everyone’s tastes but the car has got good ground clearance. The 1.0-litre engine showcases decent performance for its size and gives appreciable mileage figures too. The engine on the Datsun Redi GO comes mated to a 5-speed manual or an AMT unit.
The Maruti Celerio was the first and only affordable AMT car on the market when it was launched. Other manufacturers started making AMT versions of their hatchback models mainly after the introduction of the Celerio. The 5-speed AMT of the Maruti Celerio offers a smooth driving experience. A funkier version named as the Celerio X, is also available on the market. The Celerio X carries only cosmetic changes compared to the regular variant.
The Volkswagen Ameo is a car made specifically for India. It is slotted between the Polo and the Vento. The compact-sedan isn’t the best to look at (especially from the back), but offers well-put interiors and class-leading German engineering. The 1.0-litre petrol engine is not the best-performing but returns decent mileage. Volkswagen is working on a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol unit and might introduce the same in their entry-level products.
The Maruti Alto K10 features Maruti Suzuki’s peppy K-Series engine. In addition to the petrol version, the Alto K10 also has a CNG variant. The Maruti Alto K10 is available either with a 5-speed manual or an AMT and is one of the cheapest Maruti models currently available. The regular Maruti Alto has been the largest-selling car in India many times.