While top variants offer a lot of features and comfort, they do ask for a lot of premium over the base variants. Manufacturers also try to upsell the top variants by advertising them in all of their ads. But if you are looking to buy a base model, not all cars have value for money base models. But some cars have value for money base variants. In today’s article, we will see cars with value for money base variants in cars.
The Honda City is an iconic car in India. It is one of the best selling sedans in the Indian market. Last year, Honda launched the new generation of the City. The car is a great overall package, but its base variant is especially value for money. The base variant of the City is the V variant which comes with both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol engine even comes with a CVT gearbox. Both the engines offer great performance and mileage. Feature-wise they come loaded with tyre pressure monitoring, automatic climate control, cruise control etc. The pricing of the City base variant starts from Rs 13.20 lakh(on-road, Mumbai).
Base variants in cars- MG Astor
The Astor is another good product from MG in India. It is basically a petrol version of the ZS EV. The base variant of the Astor is its Style variant. The Style variant of the Astor comes with a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated engine. It only comes with a manual gearbox option. It comes with a decent amount of features like LED headlamps, a 10.1-inch infotainment system with phone connectivity, a 4-speaker sound system, dual-tone interiors and steering with driving modes. The pricing of the Astor Style variant starts from Rs 11.44 lakh(on-road, Mumbai).
Tata recently launched the Punch. The Punch is a compact SUV that offers an SUV-like feel in a compact package. It is the safest car in the Indian market, according to GNCAP. The base variant of the Punch is its Pure variant. The Punch comes with a 1.2-litre petrol engine in all its variants. In the base variant, it only gets a manual gearbox option. It comes loaded with useful features like brake sway control, 90-degree door opening, ABS + EBD and Isofix seats. In the base variant, there is an optional rhythm pack that gets a floating 3.5-inch touchscreen and 4-speaker + steering audio controls. The pricing of the Pure variant starts from Rs 6.49 lakh(on-road, Mumbai). The optional rhythm pack is Rs 35,000.
Base variants in cars- Mahindra XUV700
The XUV700 was one of the most highly anticipated cars in the Indian market. Mahindra has lived up to this hype with the features and pricing. It is an overall value for money package. The base MX variant is also quite value for money. It comes with powerful petrol and diesel engines in its MX variant. The MX variant of the XUV700 comes with only a manual gearbox and a 5-seater configuration. Feature-wise it comes loaded with features like an 8-inch infotainment system, phone connectivity, 4-speaker sound system and smart door handles. The pricing of the MX variant starts from Rs 15.05 lakh(on-road, Mumbai).
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