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7 most spacious small cars in India

by Harket Suchde Posted on 16 Nov 2012158,727 Views25 Comments

We look at the roomiest hatchbacks available in the market today. Here's everything you need to know about them


Indian roads are littered with a veritable range of hatchbacks today. Their size makes them ideal for manoeuvring through crowded streets and squeezing into tiny parking spaces. Affordable prices have also played a large part in making this type of car the staple of the urban middle-class family. Because size is the most distinctive characteristic of the hatchback, we’ve examined the vital statistics and deduced the seven Indian hatchbacks that are the most spacious. 


To better judge which cars can be considered the roomiest, we’ve assessed their height, length, breadth, wheelbase, boot space, legroom, seat width and head room. So whether you’re looking for a small car that will comfortably fit your family of five, or will be able to accommodate the entire luggage for your weekend getaway, this is where you’ll find all the answers. So, in no particular order, these are the seven most spacious hatchbacks that can be procured in the Indian market.


Tata Indica Vista 2012


Tata Indica Vista:

The Indica Vista, priced in the Rs 4.12 – 6.43 lakh range, is available with both diesel and petrol engines and while it’s one of the smallest cars on the outside, it’s among the biggest from within. Despite being the shortest in this pack in terms of overall length at 3,795mm, it still has the most legroom. It’s not the greatest choice if you’re tall with the head room being the lowest in our comparison. With an above average overall width of 1,695mm, the Vista also manages to maximise lateral seat width, which means three average sized people should comfortably fit in the back seat. However, if you’re considering hauling loads of luggage into the Vista for a weekend trip, you’d be disappointed as its boot space is at the bottom of this table.


Chevrolet Sail U VA


Chevrolet Sail U-VA:

Chevy’s Sail U-VA is another hatch that doesn’t fall short of space, coming in petrol and diesel variants, the Sail’s prices range from Rs 4.44 - 6.62 lakh. The car isn't the tallest in this category at 1,503mm but still scores pretty highly in the headroom area which is the joint second highest on this list. The Sail isn’t the longest hatchback out there either, something that is made quite obvious by the legroom and boot space on offer, which are acceptable but not path-breaking. The Sail has average external width figures,but the interior design doesn't reflect upon this, as it is the second lowest in the lateral seat width category.

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