Best Chauffeur Driven Cars You Can Buy in India


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There are two kinds of buyers in the car market: Self Driven and the Chauffeur Driven. It would not be surprising if I tell there is a fair ratio of the people in India who belong to the latter class and prefer being chauffeured around in their car most of the times. This very fact can altogether make a big difference when it comes to buy a car. Keeping in view of the same; The Automotive India has compiled a list of some of the best and affordable chauffeur driven cars in India (segment wise) which successfully meet the criteria of being equally focused towards the rear passengers. Be it in terms comfort, space, features, or controls. Now let's have a look.

Disclaimer:

- The pictures have been sourced from Google Images.

- The prices in INR are approximate Ex. Showroom, Delhi figures.

- The list of cars (segment wise) is categorized on basis of price in ascending order.

- The cars with a star marking beside the name denote our favourite choice in segment.

- This list is especially for budget-buyers. Therefore, high-end cars have been kept out.

- Basic criteria considered are VFM, Space, Comfort, and Features in favour of rear passengers.

- This article is a creation of The Automotive India. Do not attempt to reproduce or replicate without the prior consent of our authorities.

- This is just an indicative list. We strongly advice to test the vehicles in person before finalizing as each buyer has certain specific requirements.
 
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Best Chauffeur Driven Hatchbacks in India

Tata Indica / Vista

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> Price: Rs.3,21,066 / Rs.4,02,480

> Engine: 1172cc (P) / 1405cc (D) - Vista

> Fuel Type: Petrol / Diesel

> Good Bits: Fresh Design, Improved Fit & Finish, Space, XL Version Might Debut Soon

> Bad Bits: Tata's After Sales and Service, Plastics Quality


Maruti Wagon-R

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> Price: Rs.3,58,129

> Engine: 998cc

> Fuel Type: Petrol

> Good Bits: Spacious, Fuel Efficient, Comfortable Seats

> Bad Bits: Too long in the tooth, Steering, Boot Space


Ford Figo

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> Price: Rs. 3,87,174

> Engine: 1196cc (P) / 1399cc (D)

> Fuel Type: Petrol / Diesel

> Good Bits: VFM, Ride, Handling

> Bad Bits: Basic Design, Interiors Look Cheap

Toyota Etios Liva


Toyota Etios Liva.jpg

> Price: Rs.4,28,443

> Engine: 1197cc (P) / 1364cc (D)

> Fuel Type: Petrol / Diesel

> Good Bits: Pricing, Extremely Spacious, Brand Image

> Bad Bits: Boring Exteriors / Interiors, Excessive Cost Cutting

New Hyundai i20

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> Price: Rs.4,79,446

> Engine: 1197cc (P) / 1396cc (D)

> Fuel Type: Petrol / Diesel

> Good Bits: Features, Safety, Space

> Bad Bits: Highway Performance

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> Price: Rs.5,87,553

> Engine: 1198cc

> Fuel Type: Petrol

> Good Bits: Reliability, Refined Engine, Utility, Resale Value

> Bad Bits: Relatively Expensive Maintenance
 
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Best Chauffeur Driven Mid-Size Sedans in India

Tata Indigo Manza / XL

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> Price: Rs.5,61,788 / Rs.6,07,159

> Engine: 1368cc (P) / 1248cc (D) - Manza

> Fuel Type: Petrol / Diesel

> Good Bits: VFM, Spacious, Features

> Bad Bits: Quality Concerns, Tata After Sales & Service


Nissan Sunny


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> Price: Rs.5,85,055

> Engine: 1498cc (P) / 1461cc (D)

> Fuel Type: Petrol / Diesel

> Good Bits: Extremely Spacious Rear Seats, Comfort, Brand Image, FE

> Bad Bits: Uninspiring Performance (Highway), Poor After Sales Network

Skoda Rapid

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> Price: Rs.6,97,702

> Engine: 1598cc (P) / 1598cc (D)

> Fuel Type: Petrol / Diesel

> Good Bits: Decent Looks, Functional Touches, Driveability

> Bad Bits: After sales concerns, Lacks certain useful features

Fiat Linea


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> Price: Rs.7,05,287

> Engine: 1368cc (P) / 1248cc (D)

> Fuel Type: Petrol / Diesel

> Good Bits: Feels Bigger, Marvelous Design, List of Features

> Bad Bits: Sluggish Performance (Non T-Jet), Tata-Fiat A.S.S

Honda City

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> Price: Rs.7,29,923

> Engine: 1497cc

> Fuel Type: Petrol

> Good Bits: Standard ABS & Airbags, Performance, VFM

> Bad Bits: Ground Clearance, Plastics Quality
 
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Best Chauffeur Driven Luxury Sedans in India

Toyota Corolla Altis


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> Price: Rs.10,78,829

> Engine: 1798cc (P) / 1364cc (D)

> Fuel Type: Petrol / Diesel

> Good Bits: Comfortable Seats, Quality, FE

> Bad Bits: Diesel Feels Underpowered, Turbo Lag

Renault Fluence


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> Price: Rs.11,99,000

> Engine: 1997cc (P) / 1461cc (D)

> Fuel Type: Petrol / Diesel

> Good Bits: Luxurious, Exceptional Performance

> Bad Bits: Renault's Poor Network

Skoda Laura

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> Price: Rs.13,02,992

> Engine: 1798cc (P) / 1968cc (D)

> Fuel Type: Petrol / Diesel

> Good Bits: Build Quality, Refined Engine Performance

> Bad Bits: After sales concerns

Volkswagen Jetta

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> Price: Rs.15,01,367

> Engine: 1968cc

> Fuel Type: Diesel

> Good Bits: Elegant Design, Space and Comfort, Performance

> Bad Bits: No Petrol Version, Interior Quality, Expensive Maintenance
 
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Best Chauffeur Driven Premium Sedans in India

New Hyundai Sonata


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> Price: Rs.18,75,635

> Engine: 2359cc

> Fuel Type: Petrol

> Good Bits: Striking Fluidic Design, Features, Perfect Back Seat, VFM

> Bad Bits: No Diesel Engine, Handling, 'Hyundai' Brand May Not Feel Premium

Skoda Superb


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> Price: Rs.19,68,456

> Engine: 1798cc (P) / 1968cc (D)

> Fuel Type: Petrol / Diesel

> Good Bits: Feels Like Mini-Limousine, Loaded with Features

> Bad Bits: Odd Design

Honda Accord

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> Price: Rs.20,57,295

> Engine: 2354cc / 3471cc (V6)

> Fuel Type: Petrol

> Good Bits: Sheer Size, Extreme Comfort, Performance (Esp. V6)

> Bad Bits: Not as VFM as Prime Competitor - Superb, No Diesel Engine

Nissan Teana

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> Price: Rs.21,63,787

> Engine: 2496cc

> Fuel Type: Petrol

> Good Bits: Stylish and Luxurious Exteriors as well as Interiors

> Bad Bits: Expensive Price Tag, Nissan's Poor Service Network

Toyota Camry

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> Price: Rs.21,85,848

> Engine: 2362cc

> Fuel Type: Petrol

> Good Bits: Solid Resale Value, Long-term Reliability

> Bad Bits: Unreasonably Expensive, Dated (New Model Launching Soon)
 
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My vote goes for the new i20 amongst hatches, Manza in the entry level sedan and a tough competition between the new Sonata and the Superb, I give Sonata 51 and Superb 49, only owing to the novelty factor otherwise I feel Superb would be a unanimous decision. But where is the White color Ambassador?
 
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Hatch- Indica vista
Sedan- Manza
Luxury Sedan- Altis
Premium Sedan- Sonata

Choices are based on VFM, comfort, spcaiousness & features
 

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Hatches:-Vista,Jazz,Liva...all three are best in terms of rears eat comfort.

Sedans:-Manza,Indigo XL(I really like its rear seat),Honda City(whatever you people call it,but you can't deny the fact that HONDA CITY HAS GOT THE BEST AND MOST COMFY REAR SEAT),Skoda Rapid.

Luxury sedan:-VW Jetta,Corolla,Laura,Civic,it really got a fantastic rear seat.

Premium sedan:-Honda accord,Skoda superb..

Request to mods:Please make the following additions:-
1):Honda Civic in sedans,really it is great for both self and chauffeur driven.
2):What about an SUVs corner too?Safari,Aria,Innova etc are fantastic for chauffeur driven people.
 
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Hatche- jazz
Sedan- Nissan sunny
Premium sedan - Renault fluence
Premium + sedan- Nissan teanna.
Suv - safari
 
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Vista
Roominess on the rear (among the other hatches) makes it best suitable for chauffeur driven.
Sunny / Manza
About sunny, no comments. Manza, it is better to be on the rear seat rather than behind the wheels
Altis / Fluence
IMO Altis is not much Fun to drive car (compared to the other cars in its segment).
Teana / Superb
Teana, it is made for chauffeurs.
 
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By reading the title itself, I was damn sure that Nissan Teana would be having a space here. I have seen lots of teana's which are chauffeur driven!
 
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By reading the title itself, I was damn sure that Nissan Teana would be having a space here. I have seen lots of teana's which are chauffeur driven!
Quite surprised to know that Teana is an easy sight over there. For me, seeing one here is as much difficult as finding a sports car on the Indian roads.

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Quite surprised to know that Teana is an easy sight over there. For me, seeing one here is as much difficult as finding a sports car on the Indian roads.

Drive Safe,
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Not over here. I have seen them from mangalore/bengaluru & places like that. Mostly it is used in Hotels. Even in Delhi too!
 
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