List of Low Maintenance Cars in India

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Buying a car isn’t just a one-time expenditure. A big part of owning a car is paying bills for its maintenance, servicing, fuel and other overhead expenses. This is an important aspect of ownership that needs to be kept in mind while purchasing. Brands like Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Toyota, and Chevrolet offer lowest costs of ownership in general. We went through the service cost and maintenance figures of some popular cars in India. Here’s a list of Lowest Maintenance Cars in India –

Lowest Maintenance Cars in India - the cheapest cars to maintain in india

Also See – Most Fuel Efficient Diesel Cars in India

Top Lowest Maintenance Cars in India

Tata Nano

It’s no surprise that the cheapest car you can buy in India right now is also the cheapest to maintain. With an approximate service cost of INR 11,000 over 6 years, the Nano is among the Lowest Maintenance Cars in India. It works well as a city runabout and is quite spacious too for its size and price.

Lowest Maintenance Cars in India - the Tata Nano is among cheapest cars to maintain in india

Tata Nano GenX Price List

Model Delhi Mumbai Chennai Kolkata
Petrol
XE INR 2.06 lacs INR 2.27 lacs INR 2.21 lacs INR 2.25 lacs
XM INR 2.41 lacs INR 2.64 lacs INR 2.56 lacs INR 2.62 lacs
XT INR 2.62 lacs INR 2.84 lacs INR 2.75 lacs INR 2.83 lacs
XMA INR 2.83 lacs INR 3.07 lacs INR 2.95 lacs INR 3.05 lacs
XTA INR 3.03 lacs INR 3.28lacs INR 3.14 lacs INR 3.25 lacs

Tata Nano GenX Specifications

Length x Width x Height 3164 x 1750 x 1652 mm
Kerb Weight 735 kg
Wheel Type and Size 16” Steel Rims
Boot Space 110 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement 624 cc Petrol
Power 37 bhp
Torque 51 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 4-speed MT/5-speed AMT
Mileage 23.6 kpl (claimed)
Air Conditioner Type Manual
Power Windows Yes (2)
Central Locking Yes
Steering Audio Controls No
Audio System Yes
Airbags No
ABS No
Avg. 6 Year Service Cost INR 11,000

Maruti Celerio

The Celerio has been a very successful product for Maruti and it is not hard to see why. It has a peppy 1.0-L Petrol and a frugal 0/8-L Diesel engine, optional AMT and many features. Average six-year cost of servicing comes out to around INR 15,000-15,500 for the petrol version and approx. INR 20,000 for the Diesel, with Maruti’s unmatched after sales network means the Celerio is easy on the pocket.

Lowest Maintenance Cars in India - the Maruti Celerio is among cheapest cars to maintain in india

Maruti Celerio Price List

Model Delhi Mumbai Chennai Kolkata
Petrol
LXi INR 4.03 lacs INR 4.24 lacs INR 4.15 lacs INR 4.22 lacs
LXi ABS INR 4.23 lacs INR 4.45 lacs INR 4.35 lacs INR 4.43 lacs
VXi INR 4.33 lacs INR 4.56 lacs INR 4.41 lacs INR 4.53 lacs
LXi AMT INR 4.50 lacs INR 4.74 lacs INR 4.63 lacs INR 4.71 lacs
VXi ABS INR 4.54 lacs INR 4.77 lacs INR 4.62 lacs INR 4.74 lacs
ZXi INR 4.64 lacs INR 4.87 lacs INR 4.72 lacs INR 4.84 lacs
LXi AMT ABS INR 4.71 lacs INR 4.95 lacs INR 4.83 lacs INR 4.91 lacs
VXi AMT INR 4.81 lacs INR 5.05 lacs INR 4.89 lacs INR 5.02 lacs
VXi AMT ABS INR 5.01 lacs INR 5.26 lacs INR 5.10 lacs INR 5.22 lacs
ZXi (O) INR 5.10 lacs INR 5.36 lacs INR 5.19 lacs INR 5.32 lacs
ZXi AMT INR 5.11 lacs INR 5.37 lacs INR 5.20 lacs INR 5.33 lacs
ZXi AMT ABS INR 5.24 lacs INR 5.50 lacs INR 5.33 lacs INR 5.46 lacs
Diesel
LDi INR 4.82 lacs INR 5.07 lacs INR 4.95 lacs INR 5.03 lacs
LDi ABS INR 5.02 lacs INR 5.28 lacs INR 5.16 lacs INR 5.24 lacs
VDi INR 5.12 lacs INR 5.38 lacs INR 5.21 lacs INR 5.34 lacs
VDi ABS INR 5.33 lacs INR 5.60 lacs INR 5.42 lacs INR 5.55 lacs
ZDi INR 5.43 lacs INR 5.71 lacs INR 5.52 lacs INR 5.66 lacs
ZDI (O) INR 5.90 lacs INR 6.20 lacs INR 6.00 lacs INR 6.14 lacs

Maruti Celerio Specifications

Length x Width x Height 3600 x 1600 x 1560 mm
Kerb Weight 810-830 kg
Wheel Type and Size 14” Alloys
Boot Space 235 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.0 L Petrol 793 cc Diesel
Power 67 bhp 46 BHP
Torque 90 Nm 125 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed MT/5-speed AMT 5-speed MT
Mileage (claimed) 23.1 kpl 27.62 kpl
Air Conditioner Type Manual
Power Windows Yes (4)
Central Locking Yes
Steering Audio Controls Yes
Audio System Yes
Airbags Yes
ABS Yes
Avg. 6 Year Service Cost INR 15,000 – 15,500 INR 19,500 – 20,000

Hyundai Eon

Hyundai’s Eon has been around for some time now. While it is slightly more expensive than its fellow 800cc competitors, many reasons still make it a very good buy. For starters, the car feels more premium. This is thanks to its fluidic exteriors and high-quality interiors. Apart from a high mileage, the cost of service over 6 years comes to around INR 16,000. This makes it one of the most Lowest Maintenance Cars in India.

Lowest Maintenance Cars in India - the Hyundai Eon is among cheapest cars to maintain in india

Hyundai Eon Price List

Model Delhi Mumbai Chennai Kolkata
Petrol
D-Lite INR 3.25 lacs INR 3.39 lacs INR 3.30 lacs INR 3.38 lacs
D-Lite + INR 3.51 lacs INR 3.66 lacs INR 3.56 lacs INR 3.64 lacs
Era + INR 3.65 lacs INR 3.81 lacs INR 3.71 lacs INR 3.79 lacs
Magna + INR 3.96 lacs INR 4.13 lacs INR 4.02 lacs INR 4.11 lacs
Sportz INR 4.25 lacs INR 4.43 lacs INR 4.32 lacs INR 4.40 lacs
Magna + (O) 1.0 L INR 4.39 lacs INR 4.58 lacs INR 4.45 lacs INR 4.55 lacs

Hyundai Eon Specifications

Length x Width x Height 3495 x 1550 x 1500 mm
Kerb Weight 725 kg
Wheel Type and Size 13” Steel Rims
Boot Space 215 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement 814 cc Petrol 998 cc Petrol
Power 55 BHP 68 BHP
Torque 75 Nm 94 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed MT 5-speed MT
Mileage (claimed) 21.1 kpl 20.3 kpl
Air Conditioner Type Manual
Power Windows Yes (2)
Central Locking Yes
Steering Audio Controls No
Audio System Yes
Airbags No
ABS No
Avg. 6 Year Service Cost INR 16,000

Hyundai i10

Another favourite in our list of the best Lowest Maintenance Cars in India is the last-gen i10. The i10 is the second Hyundai that makes it to our list of the Cheapest Cars to Maintain in India. It might be old but it is still is a decent buy. This is thanks to its ‘easy to live with’ nature and low running costs. Average service costs over six months comes to just around INR 16,500. However, bear in mind that the i10 could be discontinued in the coming years, which might lead to an increase in the cost of spare parts.

Lowest Maintenance Cars in India - the Hyundai i10 is among cheapest cars to maintain in india

Hyundai i10 Price List

Model Delhi Mumbai Chennai Kolkata
Petrol
Era INR 4.35 lacs INR 4.53 lacs INR 4.40 lacs INR 4.49 lacs
Magna INR 4.58 lacs INR 4.78 lacs INR 4.65 lacs INR 4.74 lacs
Sportz INR 4.88 lacs INR 5.08 lacs INR 4.94 lacs INR 5.04 lacs

Hyundai i10 Specifications

Length x Width x Height 3585 x 1595 x 1550 mm
Kerb Weight 890 kg
Wheel Type and Size 13” Steel Rims
Boot Space 225 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.1 L iRDE2 Petrol
Power 68 BHP
Torque 99 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed MT
Mileage (claimed) 19.81 kpl
Air Conditioner Type Manual
Power Windows Yes (4)
Central Locking Yes
Steering Audio Controls Yes
Audio System Yes
Airbags No
ABS No
Avg. 6 Year Service Cost INR 16,500

Datsun GO

Datsun is a fairly new brand in India, but they have been quick to capture a decent market share with the GO and GO+ models. The GO hatchback is not just inexpensive to buy, but cheap to maintain as well. And since Datsun is Nissan’s sister brand they share dealerships and service centres, which means their network is fairly wide. However, it is still nowhere close to Maruti’s or Hyundai’s. Average cost of servicing over a period of 6 years for the Datsun GO is around INR 17,000-17,500 and this gives it an entry in our list of top Lowest Maintenance Cars in India.

Lowest Maintenance Cars in India - the Datsun Go is among cheapest cars to maintain in india

Datsun GO Price List

Model Delhi Mumbai Chennai Kolkata
Petrol
D INR 3.26 lacs INR 3.40 lacs INR 3.25 lacs INR 4.34 lacs
A INR 3.52 lacs INR 3.67 lacs INR 3.51 lacs INR 3.61 lacs
A EPS INR 3.74 lacs INR 3.90 lacs INR 3.73 lacs INR 3.84 lacs
T INR 3.94 lacs INR 4.11 lacs INR 3.93 lacs INR 4.04 lacs
T(O) INR 4.14 lacs INR 4.32 lacs INR 4.13 lacs INR 4.25 lacs

Datsun GO Specifications

Length x Width x Height 3785 x 1635 x 1485 mm
Kerb Weight 769 kg
Wheel Type and Size 13” Steel Rims
Boot Space 265 litres
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.2 L Petrol
Power 67 BHP
Torque 104 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed MT
Mileage (claimed) 20.63 kpl
Air Conditioner Type Manual
Power Windows Yes (2)
Central Locking Yes
Steering Audio Controls No
Audio System Yes
Airbags Yes (1)
ABS No
Avg. 6 Year Service Cost INR 17,000 – 17,500

Since all of the cars that have made it to our list of the top Lowest Maintenance Cars in India are entry level hatchbacks, we should mention a few other names that belong to higher segments. Overall, Toyota products are very low maintenance with models like the Etios boasting of an average six-year servicing cost of less than INR 19,000 for the Petrol and Diesel variants. For the Maruti Ciaz Petrol, this figure is around INR 18,000, which is way below any of its rivals. Hyundai’s Grand i10 and Elite i20 are also easy on the pockets over the long run.

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