Best Commercial Cars in India, From Hatchback, Sedan and MPV

by IndianAuto Team | 30/03/2020
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Indian market is offering some excellent options for commercial segment. Here are some suggestions of the best commercial cars in India from different body types space.

Commercial vehicles are defined as vehicles that are used for transporting goods or passengers for payment, owed by a company or an individual. Under this definition, we can have a wide variety of commercial vehicles ranging from trucks, pick-up trucks, vans, buses or taxi cabs and so on. For those who are considering starting a business and planning to own a commercial vehicle to run their business, IndianAuto will give you some suggestions of the best commercial cars in India of different body types.

Before getting into the details, we should explain some core characteristics that make a wonderful commercial car. Apart from the valued functionality and driveability, other factors that should be brought into consideration include the affordable initial price, low maintenance cost as well as high fuel economy and reliability. These factors are very important since most buyers of this segment demand a car with durability and a low cost to maintain and run. Keeping these criteria in mind, we will pick up the best options for commercial cars in the Indian market. 

Maruti Eeco – Van

Maruti Eeco is the unrivalled model of the minivan sector in India automobile market with no competitor. In other words, the Eeco is the only van offered in the market. There used to be other vans in the past but they were now out of the picture due to low demand and strong competition from Maruti Eeco. 

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Maruti Eeco is the only minivan available in the India market

This van is available in two seating configuration and four variants including 5-seater standard, 5-seater AC, 5-seater AC CNG, and 7-seater standard. This car requires a very low buying price, starting from Rs 3.8 lakh and going up to Rs 4.95 lakh. As other Maruti cars, this small van requires a low maintenance cost. If you want to buy a commercial car to support your business but only have a limited budget, you can look for used Maruti Eeco which can cost as low as 1.5 lakh.

Maruti Eeco is updated with the latest BSVI-ready 1.2-litre petrol engine. This engine is coupled with a 5-speed manual transmission across the range. When running on petrol, the engine can put out 73PS/98Nm. The Eeco is also available with a CNG version. The van comes with basic features like manual AC, driver airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensor and front seatbelt reminder.

Hyundai Grand i10 Prime - Hatchback

Besides its wide range of passenger vehicles for individual use, Hyundai also provides some option for the commercial vehicles segment. Hyundai offers the commercial version of its popular hatchback, the Grand i10. Offered as a fleet vehicle, this hatchback is renamed as Grand i10 Prime.

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Hyundai Grand i10 Prime is the cab version of the popular i10 hatchback

For this commercial version, in order to keep the price minimum, Hyundai has cut down some comfort features. The Hyundai Grand i10 Prime is available with some essential features like rear AC vent, power window, ABS with EBD, dual front airbags and more. 

Hyundai Xcent Prime - Sedan

Another cab vehicles provided by Hyundai in India is the Hyundai Xcent Prime. This fleet model comes into two colour options, Typhoon silver and Polar White.

hyundai xcent prime

Hyundai Xcent is favourite sedan option for taxi operator

Hyundai is offering two engine options for the Xcent Prime, 1.2-litre petrol, 1.2-litre petrol CNG and a 1.2 diesel engine. All these engines come with the standard 5-speed manual gearbox. In terms of features, the Xcent Prime is equipped with some key features ABS with EBD, dual front airbags, rear parking sensor, manual AC, cooled glove box, keyless entry with central locking.

Honda Amaze - Sedan

Honda Amaze is a popular choice as a commercial car. Its popularity in the fleet market might be contributed to its roomy interior space, high fuel efficiency and low maintenance cost.

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Honda Amaze provides spacious interior room and great fuel efficiency

This sedan has always regarded as among the most spacious cars in the segment. Not only providing generous legroom and headroom for the rear row, but the Honda Amaze also features a large space boot. When it comes to fuel mileage, the Honda Amaze is one of the most fuel-efficient options in its space. Its diesel engine returns the mileage of 24.5 kmpl while the petrol version’s fuel economy is rated at 18.6 kmpl.

Toyota Innova Crysta - MPV

Toyota Innova Crysta is the best selling vehicle of the MPV space. Not only a popular option among private buyers, but the MPV is also a common choice in the fleet vehicles market.

toyota innova crysta MPV

Toyota Innova Crysta is number MPV models for both private buyers and fleet operators

Toyota’s popular MPV gains trust from India customers and retains it throughout the year's thanks to its proved reliability and strong after-sales service as well as low maintenance cost. These strengths make this MPV a desirable option for fleet operators. Even though priced at a premium range, the car is still the number one option when it comes to picking a seven-seater cab.

Toyota Innova Crysta is now available with two diesel engine options, a 2.4-litre and a 2.8-litre engine. However, these two engine options will be soon replaced by 2.7-litre petrol and a 2.4-litre diesel before being updated to meet the BSVI norms.

Mahindra Marazzo - MPV

Mahindra Marazzo has entered the MPV segment in 2018. Even though it was a later arrival, compared to other segment-leading vehicles like Maruti Ertiga or Toyota Innova Crysta, the Marazzo still attracts a good number of follower thanks to its competitive pricing and premium feature offering.

Mahindra Marazzo side

Mahindra Marazzo is a decent MPV for commercial use

Mahindra Marazzo is offered with a 1.5-litre diesel engine which makes 123 PS and 300 Nm. This engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox only. This powertrain can yield a fuel mileage of 17.3 kmpl. The Marazzo is available with segment-leading features like auto climate control with roof-mounted air vents for the rear rows, leatherette upholstery and 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system.

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