Skoda Fabia, Honda City and Nissan Micra-Best Small Cars in India

With the growth of Indian economy and liberalizations of foreign policies, Indian Consumers are offered with an array of choices to buy cars that are manufactured from local as well as international brands. Some of the best selling cars in India are as follows.

Skoda Fabia is a super mini hatchback car manufactured by Czech manufacturer Skoda Auto. It is the first car in India with an enormous space for passenger and cargo, designed with premium looks which is very aggressive, robust and sporty that attracts huge number of car lovers.

This car is available in petrol and diesel variants. It has an attractive chrome front grille with striking vertical fins which greet you irresistibly at first glance. Skoda Fabia had wide alloy wheels to grip the road well and multi-reflector fog lamps to maximize the visibility even in adverse weather conditions.

It has spacious and roomy interiors which are very impressive with dual tone interiors that give a lavish look. It is available in three engine options- 1.2 litre MPI 75 bhp petrol engine, 1.6 litre MPI 105 bhp petrol engines and 1.2 litre TDI, CR 75 bhp diesel engine in three variants-Ambiente, Elegance and Classic.

It is armed with dual airbags, Anti-lock braking system, dual brake assist, engine braking control, child proof door and adjustable seat belts. It is competitively priced between Rs 4, 32,877 – Rs 6, 66,877.

Another subcompact car is Honda City manufactured by Japanese company, Honda. The company has launched two new variants with few cosmetic changes. Honda City V MT which is available with manual transmission box and the other variant is Honda City 1.5 V AT, available with automatic transmission box.

A third generation of this car was launched by the company which is equipped with a 1.5L, 1497cc, i-VTEC engine. The aerodynamic looks of the car is very inspiring with appealing front grille, arrowshot form design and sharp front headlights. Also, the interiors of the car are very spacious and have high storage capacity.

Honda City has unmatched safety features that include ABS with brake assist, Seatbelt Pretensioner with Double Load Limiter G-CON and SRS airbags. It offers high mileage of 14kmpl with great engine performance. It is priced between Rs 8, 35,000 – Rs 10, 45,000.
Another much awaited premium hatchback model, Nissan Micra was launched by Japanese auto maker Nissan

It has three petrol engine variants-Nissan Micra XE, Nissan Micra XV and Nissan Micra XL with 5 speed manual transmission. It was developed with advanced features that are generally found in premium sedan model. The inclusion of the ‘V-platform’ is a major factor that contributes to the car’s enhanced safety. 

It is designed as such that it absorbs the forces of its frontal impact, obliging to the sophisticated crumpled zones.  All the variants of the car including its entry level (XE) car are equipped with driver airbag.

The safety features of Nissan Micra includes ABS (Antilock Brake System) with EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution), Dual Front Airbags, Brake Assist (BA), front fog lamps, engine immobilizer and many other advanced safety features. It is also relatively priced low between Rs 3, 98,000 – Rs 5, 28,000.