Here is a list of nine best cars for teenagers in India and what makes them so good. Read on to discover.
Prices: INR 2.83 lakh - INR 4.02 lakh
The recently updated entry-level hatchback from the French company, the Renault Kwid, comes with an energetic and sporty appearance, segment-leading features and new engine advancements which help optimize the vehicle’s fuel efficiency. All of these points help the hatchback stand up more effectively against its rivals. Moreover, the new Kwid now completely conforms to the latest side crash and the upcoming pedestrian crash norms with a wide array of safety features provided as standard across all the variants. With an affordable price and a wide range of cutting-edge features, the Renault Kwid is one of the most ideal auto options for Indian teenagers.
The Maruti Alto is one of the best-sellers in the entry-level hatchback segment of the Indian auto market and that is for good reason. The Alto recently received a facelift with an updated exterior design and a better-equipped cabin with better safety features. Having said that, the most considerable update that the 2019 Maruti Alto receives is a more environmentally-friendly motor, making it the second Maruti car to conform to the BS-VI emission standards after the Baleno. Add to that affordable rates for maintenance and spare parts, and what you have is the perfect recipe to kickstart your journey into the world of car ownership.
Prices: INR 4.39 lakh - INR 6.76 lakh
The Tata Tiago is a really good value-for-money option and is offered with both petrol and diesel engine option. The cabin is also well equipped with one of the best audio setups in the market from Harman. Both the petrol and diesel versions offer impressive performance and fuel efficienct. With sales number, particularly for the petrol version, being quite high, service and spare parts will be an affordable affair.
The Maruti Swift is not only the best-selling hatchback in India but is also amongst the best-selling cars in the country as well. It is an ideal option for any teenagers who likes a more exciting drive than what is offered by other hatchbacks. The Swift is very well equipped with a wide array of safety features as well. The Swift has gone through three generational updates in India and the latest one is Maruti's greates effort yet. It gets a 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel engine option, and both of the motors can be coupled to either a 5-speed MT or AMT. The latter ensuring a more pleasant and comfortable drive for teenagers and elder members of the family alike.
The Hyundai Elite i20 is a popular premium hatchback amongst the Indian teenagers and that love can be explained by several reasons. First and foremost, the current-gen Elite i20 features the Southern Korean automaker’s Fluidic design language with cosmetic improvements over the previous version. This helps it become one of the most good-looking hatchbacks in India. Furthermore, the car is also quite well-equipped with a wide range of features. Lastly, the Elite i20 is available with a wide variety of both petrol and diesel motors with manual and automatic transmission options.
The Maruti Dzire is the most popular compact sedans in the Indian market and has been for a while now. Based on the Swift, the Dzire is also popular amongst Indian teenagers, thanks to its compact dimensions of a hatchback and the practicality of a sedan. It is quite well-equipped with very convenient and modern interior features. Both the 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel versions of the Dzire return decent fuel mileage. An optional automatic transmission also helps playing the level of the Dzire amongst its rivals.
The Volkswagen Polo is a legend among first-car buyers, not only in India but around the world. It comes with a simplified but sporty design, which suits most teenagers’ taste. Moreover, the vehicle also comes with a wide range of motor and transmission options. The Polo is powered by a 75 PS 1.0-litre petrol burner and a 90 PS 1.5-litre diesel unit, both of which are coupled with a 5-speed MT. The Polo GT variants draw power from more powerful motors: a 1.2-litre TST petrol and 1.5-litre TDT diesel which generate 105 PS and 110 PS, respectively. Amongst others, the Polo also holds the accolade of being ranked as one of the most powerful under-10-lakh hatchbacks in the country. While the former comes with Volkswagen’s well-known 7-speed DSG automatic transmission, the latter is paired to a 5-speed MT.
Prices: INR 6.58 lakh - INR 11.1 lakh
The Tata Nexon is a striking example of the home-grown auto manufacturer’s Impact design philosophy. The Tata Nexon is very well-equipped, especially in terms of safety, which helps it become the first made-in-India car to achieve a five-star safety rating in the Global NCAP crash test. Powered by both petrol and diesel engines, the Tata Nexon has a decent performance and fuel efficiency to match. With an affordable price, the compact SUV is really good value for money.
Carrying the most basic form of an SUV in India, the Maruti Vitara Brezza has an old-school boxy SUV charm and draws power from just one diesel engine option which can deliver a decent performance and fuel efficiency to match. Thanks to its compactness, high ground clearance and SUV-ish stance, the Vitara Brezza attracts numerous Indian teen customers and their family's approval. The compact SUV also has a decent fuel mileage and being so popular, is affordable maintenance as well.
Above is a list of the 9 best cars for teenagers in India, in our opinion. Overall, these are the models which offer the best design, well-equipped cabin, safety features, decent performance and fuel efficiencycy for the amount of money they demand. If you are a teenager, hopefully, this article has helped you choose the most suitable car for you.