The festive season is approaching fast, and it is this time when the car buying process is at an all-time high when compared to other time periods of a year. In addition to the high demand for new models, the used car market too sees a spike in demand of many popular models in this duration.
Following is a list of ten best used car models which should be there in your priority list if you are looking out for a well-kept pre-worshipped car:
Tata Nexon (2017-2020)
The success of the new facelifted Tata Nexon has increased the demand of the first model in the used car market as well. The concept-car like youthful design, great build quality and decent engine options have made the Tata Nexon a favorite among Indian customers.
The first ever version of Tata Nexon sold between 2017-2020 used to come with two engine options – a 1.2-liter turbocharged petrol engine (110 PS power/170 Nm torque) and a 1.5-liter diesel engine (110 PS power/260 Nm torque). Both these petrol and diesel versions were available with 5-speed manual and 5-speed AMT transmission options.
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga (2012-2018)
The Maruti Suzuki Ertiga revolutionized the compact MPV market like no other vehicle, by introducing a vehicle with a seating capacity of seven people within the footprints of a compact car. The first generation Maruti Suzuki Ertiga was a highly successful model for the car maker, and the current second generation model follows the tradition. The previous generation Ertiga was available with 1.4-liter 94 PS petrol engine and a 1.3-liter 90 PS diesel engine. However, it is the diesel version of the previous Ertiga which is still commanding a high demand in the used car market.
Renault Kwid (2015-2020)
The first generation Renault Kwid remained on sale for five long years, showing its successful acceptance among the Indian buyers. The facelifted model comes with a revised front fascia and revamped dashboard design. However, the rest of the car is mechanically the same, and so its SUV-inspired stance and silhouette. This previous version of Renault Kwid was available with two engine options of 0.8-liter petrol (54 PS power/72 Nm torque) and 1.0-liter petrol (68 PS power/91 Nm torque). Both these engine options came standard with 5-speed manual gearbox, with an optional 5-speed AMT available in 1.0-liter variants.
Hyundai Creta (2015-2020)
The Hyundai Creta came and instantly conquered the compact SUV segment, for it introduced a bigger sense of space, premium features and overall polished appeal which was unseen in this segment. The long waiting periods for the new second generation model has once again increased the demand of the previous generation model in the used car market. The previous generation Creta was available in the market with a 1.6-liter petrol engine and two diesel engines – a 1.4-liter engine and a 1.6-liter engine. Availability of automatic transmission in both petrol and diesel engines was an added plus.
Maruti Suzuki WagonR (2010-2019)
The second generation Maruti Suzuki WagonR was launched in 2010, and in its nine years of existence in the market, it remained a favorite among many first time car buyers. This particular model enjoys good demand even today in the used car market, the main credits to which goes to its easy to drive and maintain characteristics. This second generation WagonR was on sale with a 1.0-liter petrol engine option, which made 68 PS of power and 91 Nm of torque. It was available with both 5-speed manual and 5-speed AMT gearbox options.
Honda City (2014-2020)
The sixth generation Honda City was introduced in India in 2014, and just like its predecessors, it went on to become one of the most desirable cars under the Rs. 15 lakh mark. The sleek aerodynamic styling and asymmetric dashboard layout looks fresh and relevant even today, which is why it still is on sale even after the introduction of latest seventh generation of the City. This Honda City was on sale with a 1.5-liter petrol engine (118 PS power/145 Nm torque) and a 1.5-liter diesel engine (100 PS power/200 Nm torque).
Hyundai i20 (2014-2020)
The second generation Hyundai i20, primarily known as Elite i20, was introduced with much fanfare in 2014. With a very European feel to it in terms of design and features, the i20 became an instant hit and favorite among hatchback buyers. The sleek and sharp lines of this i20 look fresh even in present times. One can find plenty of options of used Hyundai i20 in the used car market, in both of its engine options – a 1.2-liter petrol (82 PS power/114 Nm torque) and a 1.4-liter diesel (90 PS power/220 Nm torque).
Maruti Suzuki Dzire (2012-2017)
Despite the fact that it was replaced with the third generation model four years ago, the second generation Maruti Suzuki Dzire is still in quite a demand in the used car market. Formally known as Swift Dzire, this version of the sedan was responsible for sensationalizing the sub-compact sedan category, which off late saw many new names entering from all car makers. This version of the Maruti Suzuki Dzire can be had in the used car market with the 1.2-liter petrol engine (82 PS power/113 Nm torque) and a 1.3-liter diesel engine (75 PS power/190 Nm torque).
Toyota Innova Crysta (2015-2020)
The Toyota Innova Crysta is essentially the second generation model of the Innova MPV which got a heavily reworked styling in and out and increase in its dimensions. These factors did increase its price significantly, but it continued the momentum of success of its predecessor. Before the first facelift came in 2020, the Innova Crysta remained on sale for five years, with two diesel engine options available – a 2.4-liter diesel (149 PS power/353 Nm torque) and a 2.8-liter diesel engine (177 PS power/361 Nm torque). A 5-speed manual gearbox was standard, but the 2.8-liter diesel engine also got a 6-speed automatic.
Ford Figo Aspire (2015-2019)
The Ford Figo Aspire might not be in a significant demand now. However, for those who love driving and don’t want to stretch their budget much, the Ford Figo Aspire in the used car market makes some sense. The facelifted Aspire didn’t bring much big changes in terms of design, which makes the previous model still very much relevant. This version of the Ford Figo Aspire was powered by a 1.2-liter petrol engine (88 PS power/112 Nm torque) and a 1.5-liter diesel engine (100 PS power/215 Nm torque). Both these engine options were available with a 5-speed manual gearbox.