As bharathbigb suggested spark LT, As a owner of SPARK LT i'd like to share my experience here. After using a few hatchbacks like alto, santro, wagonR, i10, indica dls and swift vdi i opted for spark LT 2012. BTW
, i am not a brand loyal person. In case of cars I buy whatever suits my need. Now, my experience with Sparky:
Though an old horse, Spark LT is a VFM
deal. In 2012 it did cost 3.9L on-road with accessories.
One should test drive it to know it’s potential.
I’ll have to say that spark has the most refined and forgiving engine in its segment. Power delivery and low end torque is superb for this below 1 lit engine.
Space inside is remarkable, not cramped at all. For Avg. height persons front and rear leg rooms are good enough. I’ll again say just sit inside the cabin once to believe it. Boot space is 170 ltrs but practical.
City driving is enjoyable. Depending on driving style, gives around 18kmpl with AC in highways. In bumper to bumper traffic it comes down to 12-14 kmpl with AC.
Build quality is one of the best in segment. Silent cabin. no rattle, no squeaking at all. The LT has all power windows, rear defogger and Day/night IRVM and factory fitted decent fog lamps. The only feature I miss in my sparky is rear wash and wipe.
I am really happy with Chevrolet after sales service in my area.
Steering is hydraulic PS and hence a bit heavier than other EPS equipped cars. But it gives “always planted on road” feeling even at higher speeds.
Dashboard is not that attractive but faux wood finish dashboard trim changes the look. Centre mounted console may not be appealing for all.
Found maintenance cost to be lower than my sold waggy (2009) and santro. It is as per old alto.
as Vijay said, all cars are different. So we should do our homework properly before buying a car.
If it suits your requirements just buy it and enjoy. Happy driving.