Not long ago, Maruti 800 was the only entry level car on the Indian roads. Now you have quite a handful of cars competing in this price conscious category of cars. Tata Nano - the World's cheapest car leads this segment. The small car segment attracts less duty, is far more frugal when it comes to maintenance and fuel economy and can be the ideal city car - managing to negotiate the narrow lanes of Indian cities. But Maruti has discontinued the Maruti 800 - once its highest selling car owing to reluctance to upgrade the aging engine to Euro 4 compliance. The entry level Car in Maruti stable is the Alto. With Chevrolet's Beat and Ford Figo offering a lot more features at less than Rs.400,000 or around that, the entry level cars have reached a stage where consumers can expect a lot more features, more value for money and better design than they have been used to till now.
Entry Level Cars
We constantly update our India cars database and you have more cars entering in this entry level. It appears that more car manufacturers are waking up to the fact that many Indians are cost conscious and even for the affluent - a second smaller car is always useful as a city run-about. The Hyundai I10 and the re badged Chevrolet Spark (Dewoo Matiz) and if you stretch your budget a bit more - even Mahendra Renault Logan might fit here.
We have compiled this list in a basic way - we took only the cars selling for less than Rs.4 lakhs (or for our international visitors Rs.400,000/-). If you have other factors in mind, we suggest that you use the select boxes on the top to wind up a new list. After all, we present in these pages - a complete collection of all cars on the Indian Roads.