Best cars for daily city driving
Driving a car in the city at peak hours becomes an uphill task. The pain further increases when you own a big vehicle which is hard to manoeuvre and cut through the jostled city alleys. Therefore, if your daily drives are limited to the limits of your crowded city, a city-friendly car is something that you might go for. In today’s article, we will talk about the best cars for daily city driving.
Best cars for daily driving – Tata Punch
Starting off the list with a Tata, we will talk about an SUV. Though we are talking about easily driveable cars, the Punch being an SUV could perplex you. But, if we look at the Punch’s dimensions, it stands suitable for daily driving. Offered with a 1.2-litre petrol engine, the car makes 85bhp and 113Nm of torque. Transmission options range from 5MT to 5 AMT. Moreover, if you need all the SUV characteristics in a small-sized car, the Punch does kill two birds with one stone. Its 187mm of ground clearance, high bonnet line, body cladding, etc accentuates its SUV perks. Pricing of the Punch starts at Rs 7.12lakh (on-road, Mumbai)
The Swift, which is now available in its 3rd generation avatar continues to sell like hotcakes in the Indian market. It’s beloved driving dynamics that don’t fail to put a grin on the driver’s face are also one of the reasons why this car sells so much. Powered by the K12 engine that makes 89bhp and 113Nm of torque provides ample performance with a claimed mileage of 22.3 kmpl (Petrol MT) and 22.5kmpl ( Petrol AMT). Moreover, you can also get the Swift CNG in the VXi and ZXi variants which mounts the fuel economy to 30.9km/kg.
Best cars for daily driving – Renault Kwid
The Kwid which is the most affordable car from the French automaker has always carried a funky element with it. The car continues to appear contemporary with its split headlamp look, flared wheel haunches and a nifty 184mm of ground clearance. Talking about its 1.0-litre engine, it gets 67bhp and 91Nm torque. The power is efficient on daily city drives. Then, its AMT transmission comes in handy to keep your left leg comfortable. Pricing of the Kwid starts at Rs 5.53lakh (on-road, Mumbai) which also makes it one of the most value-for-money variants in this list.
Another Maruti on the list, non-other than the WagonR. This car requires no introduction as it is a car with which we are very well acquainted. Talking about its engine options, it gets two of them. First, is a 1.0-litre petrol mill mated to 5AMT or 5-speed MT. You can also get this engine option with the bi-fuel CNG technology but only with 5-speed MT. If we talk about another, the 1.2-litre Dual Jet is the option which is only available in pure petrol. Though you get to choose from a 5MT and 5AMT. Now, that the ZXi+ variant is on offer, it gets plenty of features along with dual-tone colour schemes.
Best cars for daily driving – Tata Tiago EV
The only electric car on the list starts from a pricing of Rs 9.18lakhs (on-road, Mumbai). The Tiago EV has revolutionised the EV sector by bringing this affordable EV into the market. The overall silhouette of the car is the same as the regular car but what’s different is its electric powertrain. It is available in two battery pack options – 19.2kWh and 24kWh with a claimed range of 250kms and 315kms respectively. You also have the option of DC fast charging which makes it easier on the pocket as well as easily driveable in city traffic.
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