Our picks for hatchback cars under Tk 20 lakh
Dhaka - the most popular city in the country, and also one of the most crammed cities in the world, leading to naturally heavy traffic at most times. Although sedans have always been the top choice in automotive commuting, hatchbacks have recently been hitting the limelight of Bangladeshis. Owing to their small stature, nimble shape and taking less space compared to sedans, they are steadily being a favourite among many fans. While there are plenty of good hatchbacks to choose from, here are our recommendations for hatchbacks under the Tk. 20 lakh price tag.
Honda Fit (2017-2019)
Price: Tk. 17 to 20 lakh (reconditioned)
The Honda Fit is a great small car, 'fit' for Dhaka roads. Although it can be said that the Fit is not the most popular option in Bangladesh, it is one of the best cars to have due to its form factor and a healthy amount of torque to manoeuvre through thick traffic. The car also comes with a 1500cc engine and optional AWD, where FWD is the default. It is also quite fast in terms of speed compared to the other options in this list. Roughly priced around Tk. 17 to 20 lakh for the reconditioned ones, the Honda Fit is truly a bargain, offering good drivability and economy.
Toyota Aqua (2017-2019)
Price: Tk. 16 to 20 lakh
This is a popular choice among most buyers, owing to Toyota building a stigma of trust among new car buyers. The Toyota Aqua is a small, peppy, hybrid car with a good amount of torque as well as fuel economy, being a hybrid. It averages around 25 kilometres per litre which is possible due to the clever aerodynamics to reduce the drag coefficient. The car comes with plenty of options and a 1NZ engine, which is known to be bulletproof and easy to work with. If you don't mind the car being just a little slower than the other options available, the Aqua is a great car to get for its price range.
Suzuki Swift (2017-2019)
Price: Tk. 15 to 18 lakh
The Suzuki Swift is a nice, small car with a great fuel economy of up to 20 kilometres per litre. It also has major safety features such as blind spot detection, lane assist and much more. There are plenty of models to choose from, namely the RS variant and the normal variant, both coming with a 1.2L 4-cylinder engine and an option for a gated manual transmission, which is rare in these times. Due to its affordable price range, it is the cheapest car on the list as well as one of the more practical options.
Toyota Vitz (2017-2019)
Price: Tk. 18 to 20 lakh
The Toyota Vitz is a very popular car among small hatchbacks which has options of a 1.0L version and a 1.5L version which is more widely available in the country. The car does not offer anything spectacular apart from the economy and reliability that Toyota is well known for. The Vitz sports no drama, except if you get the Jewela, which adds dark red trim pieces and a different fabric pattern on the seats. For the price range, it is a safe option to consider among the plethora of options out there.