Personal cars can be selected according to one’s taste. But while selecting a family car few things are very important. The budget is the first thing. Small hatchbacks to luxury sedans can be selected depending upon the budget allocation. For a small family a hatchback, a compact sedan or a compact SUV will be ideal as a family car. They are affordable, fuel efficient and compact.
Petrol car or diesel car
The petrol cars are cheaper, but are less fuel efficient. The diesel cars have good fuel efficiencies, but their maintenance costs are more. If the monthly running time is more than 1000 hours, then only it is advisable to go for diesel cars. It is better to select a car with good storage capacity. The compact sedans are better than the hatchbacks in this regard.
Available Family cars
In the Indian market there are many cars which fulfil the requirements of a good family car. But to make the prices competitive many of the safety and comfort features are often neglected by the carmakers. The available hatchbacks which can be used as family cars are the Maruti Swift, the Hyundai Grandi10, the Volkswagen Polo and the Tata Bolt and the compact sedans like the Maruti Swift Dzire, the Ford Figo Aspire and the Honda Amaze. The brand name, the availability of service networks at all nooks and corners of the country, good mileages and competitive prices make the Maruti Swift Dzire the best car for a small family. Also check About : Audi R8 Cars in India Visit : Autoportal.com
Variants and prices
The Swift Dzire after the latest facelift of February 2015 comes in 5 petrol and 3 diesel variants priced Rupees 5.07 to 7.81 lakh. The petrol variant VXi AT has automatic transmission.
The Stylish body of the Swift Dzire has a new single chrome slat grille, the frontal fog lamps with chrome inserts, body coloured bumpers and body coloured electrically operable ORVMs with turn indicators. The cabin features include an automatic AC, start/stop buttons, central locking facility, power and tilt adjustable steering, rear defogger and a 2 Din music system with Bluetooth connectivity for the top variants. For the safety of the passengers the features provided are 2 air bags, ABS, EBD and rear parking sensors.
Engines and mileages
The Swift Dzire diesel gives mileages of 26.59 kmpl with 1.3 litre engines. The petrol variants give mileages of 18.5 to 20.85 kmpl with 1.2 litre engines.
Facts about Dzire
- Nearly 2300 units of Dzire sold every month
- Length- 3995 mm, ground clearance- 170 mm
- Boot size 320 litres
The Suzuki brand name, top mileages, abundant safety and comfort features and competitive prices make the Dzire an ideal car for a small family.