As much as the car should be appealing in aesthetic terms, it is equally important for it to be high on utility quotient. While carmakers provide storage points inside the cabin, a practical car should have a large luggage compartment for storing occupants’ belongings. This is useful while travelling long distance from one place to the other. If you travel with family or friends to distant places and find your vehicle’s boot cramped, consider these five options that offer around 400L and above space for storing luggage.
Toyota Etios, now renamed Platinum Etios is one of the most spacious cars in India in the volume segment. To offer comfort to the occupants, Toyota has not only carved out generous space inside the cabin, but it has crafted the boot in such a way that it offers maximum space for storing luggage. Available in 1.5-litre petrol and 1.4-litre diesel engine, the sedan comes only in manual option. As for the mileage, the petrol powered Etios is claimed to return 16.78km/l opposed to 25.59km/l delivered by its diesel counterpart.
|Price||Rs 6.94 lakh to Rs 9.01 lakh|
Honda has recently launched the new-generation Amaze sub-4 meter sedan in the country. While the model receives copious changes in terms of styling, the boot space remains intact. In fact, the new model offers 20-litres more luggage space than the previous model. Compared to arch rival Maruti Dzire with 378L boot, Amaze offers relatively larger luggage compartment with 480L. As for the engine options, it comes with Honda’s tried and tested 1.5-litre petrol & diesel units with manual and automatic gearbox options.
|Price||Rs 8.58 lakh to Rs 13.62 lakh|
Built on Tata’s stellar hatchback Tiago, the third subcompact sedan from the Mumbai based carmaker is one of the most affordable cars in India with a large boot space.Tigor not only shares underpinnings and styling elements with Tiago, but it also derives power from the same set of engines used in the donor-hatchback. That said, the petrol Tigor propels on Tata’s 1.2-litre Revotron petrol and 1.05-litre Revotorq diesel engine. Initially, Tigor was available only with a manual gearbox, though an AMT unit has been added to it recently that is available with select trims. Its closest rival, Hyundai Xcent offers 407L boot and Amaze gets a 400L luggage compartment.
|Price||Rs 4.95 lakh to Rs 7.32 lakh|
Hyundai had launched the facelifted Xcent sub-4 meter last year. The sedan comes with feature loaded cabin and fuel efficient engines. It comes with decent 407-litres of boot space, which is bigger than Ford Aspire and Maruti Dzire. As for the engine options, it is available with Hyundai’s 1.2-litre petrol and 1.2-litre diesel engines.
|Price||Rs 5.52 lakh to Rs 8.61 lakh|
This is India’s best-selling sub-4 meter sedan. Attributes like spacious cabin, efficient petrol and diesel engines and low cost of ownership makes it one of the most popular cars in India. In terms of boot space, the sedan offers 378-litres. It is available with two engine options – 1.2-litre K-Series petrol and 1.3-litre MJD diesel. Both manual and automatic options are on offer.
|Price||Rs 5.56 lakh to Rs 9.43 lakh|