The automobile industry in India has increased multi fold in the last two decades. The pre-2000 era has gone when people from the middle class or upper middle class car buyer was confined to choosing from just 2-3 models. At present the scenario is completely different.
Now, with the growing competition in the auto industry and new reforms introduced by the government, the consumer is spoilt for choice and has a variety of options in each segment to choose from. Quite clearly, the segment that has witnessed a substantial growth is the entry-level segments. If you are someone with a budget of Rs 5 lakh and looking to buy a new car, then You surely may get confused with the decision-making process from an extensive options of car in the market. Good ownership experience and good mileage are two basic factors mainly looked by people while choosing a car and many of you may just blindly put your money down on a Maruti Suzuki citing the former factors as the reasons. But if you could actually carry out some real research, you may see there are some pretty decent cars out there.
Why you should go for an entry level segment carAlmost every mass segment car maker has a presence in this segment that boosts of the small cars like Maruti Suzuki Alto, Tata Nano,Renault kwid to MPV like Datsun Redi-Go, with almost 30,000 – 40,000 units of each variant sold in a month.Entry level segment mostly attracts customers who are first-time buyers or are planning to upgrade from two wheelers.There are innumerable key selling points like the compact size of the car, fuel efficiency that makes the entry-level segment cars the best-selling cars in the country. In a country like ours with less parking spaces, it is a wise decision to opt for a compact size car.
Other benefit of choosing an entry level segment is the smaller engines that causes lower frictional losses while driving. Moreover, the cars in this segment uses a 3-cylinder engine that has less surface area between the pistons to give the engine a mechanical advantage over the 4-cylinder engine. The 3 cylinder engine makes the car more fuel efficient as there is one cylinder less to burn the fuel.The car appears lighter and the overall proportions brings down the manufacturing cost of the car.