Top 6 best cars for beginners in India - First time drivers and Learner drivers

by Vivaan Khatri | 27/03/2021
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With nice designs, reasonable prices and reliable safety features, the following models are ideal for beginners.

With nice designs, reasonable prices and reliable safety features, the following models are ideal for beginners.

Maruti Suzuki Swift

Price: Rs. 5.73 - 8.41 Lakh (Ex-showroom in Delhi)

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The new Maruti Suzuki Swift has better exterior and equips more technology

Owning an astonishing exterior design, all-new and improved interior features, the new Swift is truly worthy of money. While the engine remains unchanged with 1.2-litre petrol and 1.3-litre diesel engine, Maruti has focused on the fuel efficiency of the car, improved to 22 kmpl for the petrol model and 28.4 kmpl for the diesel version. Maruti is surely one of the best suitable cars for beginners.

Hyundai Grand i10 Facelift

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Hyundai Grand i10 facelift has styling cues from the global model

The direct competitor of Ignis, the Hyundai Grand i10 facelift offers a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, LED DRLs and an all-new 1.2-litre diesel engine which is more powerful than the previous 1.1-litre on the old model. The Grand i10 features a spacious cabin and is ideal for driving in the countryside as well as going for a weekend picnic. According to the manufacturer, it has the fuel efficiency of 19.77 kmpl for petrol and 24.95 kmpl and for the diesel model. Plus, prices for the Grand i10 facelift are from 4.74 lakh to 7.50 lakh, which means it is really worth your budget.

Maruti Suzuki Ignis

Price: Rs. 4.89 - 7.30 Lakh (Ex-showroom in Delhi)

best cars for beginners in India Maruti Suzuki Ignis front face showroom background

The Maruti Suzuki Ignis is the newest addition to the Nexa line-up

Maruti Suzuki was eager to have a product which was targeted at the youngsters and then, the Ignis was “born” this way. The exterior of the car is mysterious and it contains many features, making it really unique. The engine of Ignis is 1.2-litre petrol along with an AMT option and the regular 5-speed manual gearbox. The interior is well designed and will surely attract buyers with sophisticated sensibilities. The Ignis is also proud of its fuel efficiency with 20.89 km/l for the petrol/AMT model. The prices for the Ignis are from 4.46 lakh for the base petrol version to 7.04 lakh. The diesel model is no longer on sale.

Hyundai i20 Facelift

Price: Rs. 6.79 - 11.32 Lakh (Ex-showroom in Delhi)

best cars for beginners in India Hyundai Elite i20

The Hyundai i20 facelift has just been introduced early this year at the Auto Expo

The well-known Hyundai i20 has just been introduced to customers this year. Along with the automobile manufacturer’s latest design and styling refreshed portfolio, the car also has a pack of updated features. The i20 facelift gets the new black cascading grille, revised headlights with new LED daytime running lamps, and a new bumper housing new arrowhead fog-lamps, and an integrated spoiler. All these updates give the i20 a totally new appearance. It’s price starts at 5.34 lakh to 9.15 lakh for the top-end model.

Ford Freestyle

Price: Rs. 7.09 - 8.84 Lakh (Ex-showroom in Delhi)

best cars for beginners in India Ford freestyle front face in showroom

According to the manufacturer, the Ford Freestyle diesel has a fuel efficiency of 24.4 kmpl

The latest member of Ford India, the all-new Freestyle is the first crossover car from the company and is based on the  Figo hatchback. The prices of Ford Freestyle start at 5.09 lakh and go up to 7.89 lakh. The entire range of the new Freestyle is priced at under 8 lakh. The car likewise has good road presence and is equipped with smart features like a dash-top touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and SYNC3 connectivity system. It also offers reverse parking system, dual airbags and ABS as standard. The car engine is all-new 1.2-litre petrol along with 5-speed gearbox.

Honda Amaze

Price: Rs. 6.22 - 9.99 Lakh (Ex-showroom in Delhi)

best cars for beginners in India Honda Amaze at showroom

New Honda Amaze is suitable for newbie drivers

Early this year, the Honda Amaze has launched a generation upgrade, and it's wouldn't be an overstatement to call it an all-new product. The car is built on a new-generation platform and comes with an all-new style in line with Honda's newest design language. Its price ranges from 5.6 lakh to 8.9 lakh, and the entire petrol line up is priced under 8 lakh. Moreover, the Amaze does come with a nice road presence and CVT automatic option for both petrol and diesel variants, which will be very helpful for beginners. The engines, however, remain unchanged with the same 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel.

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