If you are in the market for a new car this year, we highly suggest you consider these six great hatchbacks a closer look. They offer quite a lot of practicality for the price of just under P600,000. As a first car, it’s always a best option to think through because of its cheap maintenance cost, fuel efficiency, and practical space.
Its compact and could seat up to five people comfortably, while offering plenty of room for travel necessities. Hatchbacks have the true character to be adept in the city, as well as a getaway car to long road trips. All thanks to its light steering that’s puts away the stress in driving.
BYD F0 GL-i MT P548,000 - P598,000
The BYD F0 (F-zero) is BYD’s hatchback offering for the Philippine market. In close putting close perspective to the “Build Your Dreams” nomenclature, the F0 gives the Filipino consumer a run for the money that boasts great value and features for the price. It even has a keyless entry start/stop as well similar to the more expensive hatchbacks in the market today. It can seat five adults and a room for a months’ worth of groceries.
The F0 looks and rides fun yet the engine is one serious power plant to begin marking a spot for winning the final leg of the Philippine Micro Series 2014.
Mitsubishi Mirage GLX MT P555,000
The new Mitsubishi Mirage is a hatchback that should be noted with great regard because it brought the Filipino a car that provides value for money. Never before seen in a car at this price point offering dual airbags, modern 1.2L engine, and a CVT gearbox to meet fuel efficiency standards for the eco and budget conscious drivers. It also offers a good balance between exterior dimensions and interior space for five adults and their luggage. Under 600K, the new Mirage is now adorned by a refreshed fascia, with sleek head lamps and daytime running lights.
This is truly a great hatchback to have in this era and will surely bring you to your destination safe and sound.
Kia Picanto 1.0 EX MT P575,000
The Kia Picanto is Kia's smallest vehicle on its lineup with a bold exterior design crowned by the signature tiger grille. Its new styling and competitive price tag gives it an edge over its competitors. It's cute, stylish, and has a wide array of pastel colors to choose from. Inside, the Picanto has a well-integrated dashboard with orange hue. And if you need more space, the rear seats can be entirely folded to maximize the cargo space.
At the heart of the Picanto EX MT variant is a 3-cylinder 1.0L Kappa gasoline engine capable of churning out 69 hp and 94 Nm of torque, which can put up a fight in its segment.
Chevrolet Spark P548,888 – P598,888
The Chevrolet Spark has been one of the most affordable road-going cars that shed action in the movie Transformers under the guise of “Skids“. Far from being a robot, the Chevrolet Spark is a hatchback that features youthful design in the way of cheerful accents. Inside offers instrument gauges benefitting from LED technology while a standalone analog rev-counter ensures you get perfect eco-conscious shifting every time.
Regardless if you’re in or out of the city, the Chevrolet Spark provides ample of storage for your drinks or loose items. If you need extra room for cargo, the 60:40 split allows you to stretch those empty spaces for a generous accommodation.
Suzuki Celerio P514,000 - P549,000
The Suzuki Celerio is one of Suzuki’s best-selling vehicles, especially during the first half of 2016. Despite its size, its 2,425 mm wheelbase offers generous interior space even at the 2nd row seats. It’s also one of the most fuel-efficient cars on the road today, topping DOE – Petron Fuel Economy Run among participating gasoline engine vehicles in 2016.
Toyota Wigo P473,000 – P623,000
A decade has passed and Toyota still continue to offer the Filipino a wide array of choices for their motoring needs including the Toyota Wigo which is the smallest car on their fleet. It may not be the most powerful car in this segment but it is reassuringly spacious and practical for the city dweller. Interior plastics doesn’t bring a premium flair but it’s hard and durable to last for the whole time the car can still crank up its engine.
To put things in tune, it’s a Toyota that offers an abundance in parts, ease of maintenance, and reliability that serves as a hand down present to your children.
For more information on these value-packed hatchbacks, visit the AutoDeal Car Guide.