When it comes to personal commuting vehicles, the 1000CC range is considered the sweetest spot between power and economy. It has sufficient power to drive through almost any plain surface and also, the engine is powerful enough to keep the car chilled with AC and still drive with full driving potentials. Last but not the least, the fuel efficiency of 1000CC cars are very reasonable.
On overall judgment, the 1000CC cars are by far the best value for money for budget buyers. For a 4 member family, the practical people would recommend buying a 1000CC vehicle unless there’s a need for intense acceleration, up to the sporty levels. Here’s a list of top 10 1000CC cars in India in 2016.
10. Tata Indigo eCS
Tata Indigo eCS comes in petrol, diesel and CNG variants. The CNG variant is in fact dual mode – petrol and CNG, but it comes with factory equipped gas tank. However, the Tata Indigo eCS GLX version comes with 1193cc engine with 5 speed manual transmission. Maximum power output is 65PS, and maximum torque output is 100Nm. Official fuel efficiency is rated at 14 kmpl. Price: Rs. 5.40 lacs.
9. Ford Aspire
Petrol variants of Ford Aspire come with 1.2L engine, and the diesel variants come in 1.5L engine. However, the 1.2 Ti-VCT Titanium variant has an 1196cc engine with a 5 speed manual transmission system. The car can pull off a maximum of 88PS power, and 112Nm maximum torque. The fuel efficiency on this vehicle is 18.16 kmpl. Price: Rs. 6.90 lac.
8. Tata Zest
Tata Zest is compact, yet very smart. The Tata Zest XM Petrol variant comes equipped with a 1196cc petrol engine capable of pulling off 90 PS maximum power and 140Nm maximum torque. The transmission is manual, with 5 selectable speeds and 1 reverse gear. Like most other vehicles in the same price range, the Tata Zest is a FWD vehicle. Price: Rs. 5.75 lac.
7. Hyundai Xcent
Among the reasonably priced vehicles Hyundai has distributed for the Asian market, the Xcent is one of the most popular ones. The SX variant comes with 1.2L 1196cc displacement engine with 4 speed automatic gearbox. Maximum power output in the Hyundai Xcent is 83PS and maximum torque is 114Nm. Rated mileage for the Xcent is 16.1 kmpl, combined figure for city and highway driving. This car comes in 4 different colors. Price: Rs. 7.85 lacs.
6. Volkswagen Ameo
For the Indian market, Hyundai Ameo comes in three different variants and Ameo Highline 1.2L is the highest priced variant. For this variant, the engine is 1198cc with 110Nm maximum torque and 74PS maximum power output. With 5 speed manual transmission, average mileage has been recorded 19 kmpl. Features like central locking, ABS, power windows etc. are all present in this car. Price: Rs. 7.13 lac.
5. Ford EcoSport
Ever wondered about an SUV in the 1000 cc engine range? With the Ford EcoSport 1.0P variant, you actually can avail one. This SUV has a 999 cc petrol engine with 5 speed manual transmission box and the fuel tank is 52 liters, so you can go a very long distance. However, due to the limited engine capacity intense off-roading could be an issue. The maximum power output in this vehicle is 123 bhp, and the mileage is 18.9 kmpl. Price: Rs. 9.7 lacs.
4. Maruti Suzuki Celerio
The Maruti Suzuki Celerio is powered by the 3-cylinder K10B engine in the VXi variant. This vehicle has almost the same configuration as the Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 vehicle. The engine is 998 cc. Total fuel tank capacity is 35 liters with an average rated mileage of 23.1 kmpl. Price: Rs. 4.30 lacs.
3. Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire
Out of all the popular cars around 1000 cc, the Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire makes a very high number of sales. The engine displacement on this vehicle is 1197 cc with 84.3PS maximum output power and 115Nm maximum torque output. Rated mileage for the Swift DZire is 18.5 kmpl for this petrol variant, combined rating of city and highway driving. Price: Rs. 7.07 lac.
2. Honda Amaze
Just like the name, Honda Amaze has the potentials to amaze its drivers. Honda Amaze E MT has an 1198cc engine with 5 speed manual transmission box. Overall rated mileage for this vehicle is 17.8 kmpl. The maximum power output is 88Ps, and maximum rated torque is 108Nm. Price: Rs. 5.41 lacs.
1. Maruti Suzuki Alto
The Maruti Suzuki Alto is the best 1000 cc vehicle in the Indian market, due to its compactness and fuel efficiency it offers. The K10 VXi version comes with an automatic transmission unit. The fuel tank can hold 35 liters of octane, and the rated mileage is 23.5 kmpl. An automatic transmission unit is equipped with the 998 cc petrol engine. Price: Rs. 4.02 lacs.
This article here describes the 1000 cc, and close to 1000 cc vehicles available in the Indian market. For the best performance output, try to keep around the 1198 cc tier. Contact your nearest dealer for the best pricing guarantee.