If you travel with family or friends to distant places and find your vehicle’s boot cramped, consider these five options.
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 6.75 lakh to Rs 8.72 lakh|
Belonging to Honda’s clan, City is not only a popular model in the segment, but it is easily one of those affordable cars in India with biggest boot space. The mid-size sedan comes loaded with comfort and connectivity bits, besides, Honda has provided multiple utility points inside the cabin to make it a practical car. Power sources include Honda’s 1.5-litre i-VTEC and 1.5-litre i-DTEC engines in manual and automatic options. Honda City’s arch rival, Maruti Ciaz also offers same boot space, whereas the new-generation Hyundai Verna lags with 480L capacity.
|Price||Rs 8.58 lakh to Rs 13.62 lakh|
Renault Duster was instrumental in the introducing compact SUV segment in India and while there are several options in this space, Duster retains its popularity among enthusiasts. Built on Renault’s MO platform, it derives power from the same 1.5-litre H4K petrol and 1.5-litre K9K diesel engines used in the newly launched Captur. The SUV can be had in manual, AMT and CVT versions, while the AWD variant is offered only with the top-spec diesel RXZ trim.
|Price||Rs 8.42 lakh to Rs 13.66 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 4.65 lakh to Rs 6.95 lakh|
Honda Amaze received a facelift last year and is set for a generation change sometime next year. While the model will receive copious changes in terms of styling, we hope the boot space remains either intact or gets increased for better. Compared to arch rival Maruti Dzire with 378L boot, Amaze offers relatively larger luggage compartment with 400L. 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 5.50 lakh to Rs 8.40 lakh|