The Maruti Alto 800 is an entry-level offering from the Indian automaker's product line-up. The facelifted Maruti Alto 800 was launched in 2017 and is powered by a 796cc engine that delivers a claimed mileage of 24.7km/l for the petrol variant and 33.44km/l for the CNG. Being a budget Maruti product, the maintenance costs are quite low.
The Maruti Alto K10 is slotted above the Alto 800 and comes with a premium front fascia. The Maruti Alto K10 draws power from a 1.0-litre engine and the top-spec model also gets an AMT gearbox. The Alto K10 comes with an ARAI certified mileage of 24.07km/l. With affordable service and spares, the Alto K10 is one of the cars in India popular for its low maintenance.
The Tata Nano is the most affordable car on this list. The Tata Nano is the best car for urban conditions with its compact body proportions. The Tata Nano is powered by a 624cc petrol engine. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT gearbox. If you are looking for a car with the least maintenance, then you should consider the Nano.
The Maruti Suzuki Celerio was the first affordable car in the Indian market to be equipped with an AMT gearbox. Maruti Suzuki launched the updated version of the hatchback in 2017. The overall design of the car is simple and features a chrome lining on the front grille. The Maruti Celerio draws power from a 1.0-litre petrol engine which is reliable and fuel efficient. The Maruti Celerio is also one of the cars with least maintenance costs even while being an automatic.
The Hyundai Eon is the entry-level offering from the South Korean automaker. The Eon was launched to replace the popular Santro hatchback. The Hyundai Eon is offered with two engine options: 0.8-litre and a 1-litre petrol engine. The Hyundai Eon is an ideal entry-level hatchback with very low maintenance.
The Maruti Suzuki Swift is India’s best-selling hatchback and the company recently introduced the new 2018 version of the car. The third-gen Swift comes with a new design language and new frame. The Swift is one of the best hatchbacks in India with low maintenance. The Maruti Swift also comes with a host of comfort and safety features . The Maruti Suzuki Swift in offered in both petrol and diesel engine options and also gets an AMT gearbox.
The Maruti Suzuki Dzire is one of the best compact sedans in the Indian market that also comes with a low maintenance. Maruti Suzuki recently launched the new Dzire in the country with a more premium design and features. The Dzire also features an AMT gearbox and is available in both petrol and diesel engine options.
The Hyundai Grand i10 is also an entry-level hatchback slotted above the Eon. The Grand i10 features a premium design as compared to the Eon and the hatchback boasts a very low maintenance. The Grand i10 is offered with a 1.2-litre petrol and diesel engine options. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic gearbox.
The Toyota Etios Liva is the only hatchback offering from the Japanese automaker. The Etios Liva features a reliable engine and comes with low maintenance. The overall design of the Etios Liva is also unique and it is available in a range of colours. The Toyota Etios Liva is available in both petrol and diesel engine options.