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Need For Speed Series: Top 5 cars for young and new drivers in 2016

How much would the car cost and how much it will cost to run are generally two prime questions that one keeps in account while buying the first car for that beginner.

The new drivers generally favour cars smaller in size as they are much affordable and also very easy to park. Thus, they don’t fizz out the confidence of a beginner while dealing with tight spaces on roads. Checking the safety credentials is also very important, especially when it’s about buying the first car, because the de facto is, the amateur drivers tend to get into accidents than the experienced ones.

Besides all the factors like price, safety and running costs, there something more that young drivers find in cars and that is style and fun in driving.

Thus, before you embark on buying a car, it is advisable to do a bit of research on the various recent cars available in the Indian market, exclusively for the young lot. Zero on to the one that suits best to you budget and choice.

The top 5 cars in 2016 for young first time buyers in India are as following:

  • Maruti Alto 800


This car comes with a lucratively economical pricing, trimmed size and Maruti‘s brand worth, Alto 800 has lately emerged as the primary choice of first time car buyers in India. This small sized car has recently undergone a makeover altogether including an increase in the fuel efficiency. Alto 800 is power-driven by a 0.8-litre petrol engine paired along with a 5-speed manual gearbox. It is said to return up to 24.17kmpl of mileage.

USP of the car: High Fuel Efficiency, Low Maintenance Cost and High Resale Value

  • Datsun RediGo


RediGo is the most budget friendly car under the Datsun brand of cars. This Urban Cross is also one of the cheapest in the segment of entry level cars, with a price of INR 2.39 lakhs.  It is said to cost you a 32 per cent less maintenance as compared to the other cars in competition. Datsun RediGo is power-driven by a 0.8-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine that is compatible with 72Nm of torque and 54PS of power. The engine of this small car is paired up with a 5-speed manual gearbox and is claimed to return a remarkable mileage of 25.17kmpl.

USP of the car: High Fuel Efficiency, Unique Styling and Budget Friendly

  • Renault Kwid


The Kwid is one of the most awaited cars of 2016 with a waiting period of around 6-8 months. It is a French automaker’s most affordable car in the country. The buyers have given a remarkable response to the news of its launch and are eagerly waiting for it to embark the Indian markets. The vehicle is powered by a 3-cylinder petrol engine with a capacity of 0.8L, which is pretty good for 72Nm of torque and 54PS of power. This French car is claimed to give a fuel efficiency of 25.17kmpl.

USP of the car: High Fuel Efficiency, Spacious and Feature Loaded

  • Tata Tiago


The Tata Tiago is certainly one of the most fascinating small cars in the segment of entry level cars. This car is a blend between the Bolt and the Nano and is claimed to be the most powerful as well as feature loaded car under its group. Tata Tiago comes both in petrol as well as diesel fuel alternatives. This small sized car is available at a price of INR 3.20 lakhs, beating the price of Maruti Suzuki Celerio by INR 80,000

USP of the car: High Fuel Efficiency, Budget Friendly, Powerful Engines and Feature loaded

  • Maruti Celerio


The Celerio is another option for first time car buyers in India. This Maruti car comes with an option of an AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) gearbox, which gives the first time buyers an easy and smooth driving experience throughout the city. It comes in both petrol and diesel fuel alternates.

USP of the car: High Fuel Efficiency, Low Maintenance Cost and AMT option

The decision of choosing and buying a new car out of the plethora of options available for cars in the market is indeed a tough task. The above list will definitely narrow down the list and help you out to zero on to the car that perfectly suits your preferences in every way.