It is just so hard to move around without a car. Even if you live in a city with the most reliable forms of public transportation in the world, your mobility is still not the same as compared if you own a vehicle. Having your own ride will allow you to go wherever you need to head to whenever you want.
And it does not have to be too darn expensive. So long as it can take you from one point to the next safely and without any hassles, then that car should be considered good enough. Do not expect neither luxury vehicle brands nor any super cars here. You definitely would not see any Rolls Royce, Bugatti, Mercedes Benz, Audi, BMW, Volvo, Porsche, Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini in the list. Instead, here is a list of the top ten cheapest cars in the world.
1. Tata Nano - $3,056
The Indian company called Tata Motors manufactures the cheapest car in the world. The Tata Nano is a rear wheel drive vehicle that runs on a multi point fuel injection petrol engine with two cylinders. It can run at a top speed of 105 kilometers per hour. The car’s length measures 3,100 millimeters, while the width is at 1,500 millimeters. The car is also 1,485 millimeters tall.
2. Chery QQ - $4,781
This car is made in China, and it has been around since 2003. It was named the best Chinese brand in 2010. It already has several variants, including the Chery QQ6, the car’s super mini version. The QQ is actually a five-door hatchback type, with a five-speed semi automatic transmission. It is 3,550 millimeters long and 1,485 millimeters wide, and stands 1,495 millimeters tall. It is facing some trademark woes, however, because of its similarity to the Korean car called the Daewoo Matiz.
3. Maruti Suzuki 800 - $4,994
The Maruti Suzuki 800 is an Indian vehicle with a 796 cc engine. It comes in either 4-speed or 5-speed manual transmission, and it has a wheelbase of 2,175 millimeters. Nearly 3 million of this has been sold since it was introduced in the mid 80s. The car is 3,335 millimeters long and 1,440 millimeters wide. The five-door hatchback, however, faces a bleak future because of new emission standards that it has been unable to meet.
4. Geely MR - $5,500
This Chinese automobile comes in either a five-door hatchback or a four-door sedan. Nicknamed the Merrie, this subcompact car has a 16-valve and 4-cylinder engine. Its wheelbase measures 2,340 millimeters, and the car itself is 3,825 millimeters long and 1,670 millimeters wide. It also stands at 1,386 millimeters tall. It comes in either a 1.3-liter or 1.5-liter variant.
5. Geely HQ SRC - $5,780
This vehicle was built based on the 1980 Daihatsu Charade. The Geely HQ SRC is a liftback sedan built for five people. It features a 16-valve straight inline engine with four cylinders.
6. Chery A1 - $7,340
Chery Automobile is also responsible for the five-door compact sedan called the Chery A1. The Chery A1 features a 1297 cc engine. It has a wheelbase that measures 2,390 millimeters. The length of this vehicle is 3,700 millimeters and the width comes at 1,578 millimeters. The Chery A1 stands at 1,527 millimeters tall. The car comes in three models. The cheapest is the standard model, but it also comes in comfortable and luxury versions.
7. Tata Indica - $8,500
Tata Motors has been able to develop a vehicle that was completely and solely developed in its native India. The wheelbase measures 3,675 millimeters and stands at 1,485 millimeters tall. The vehicle is 3,690 millimeters long, while the width is 1,485 millimeters, though higher end versions come it at 1,665 millimeters wide. Sales have been sputtering recently, however.
8. Hyundai i10 - $9,096
The original version of the i10 was released in the last quarter of 2007. The five-door hatchback has a wheelbase of 2,380 millimeters and stands at 1,550 millimeters tall. It is 3,565 millimeters long and 1,595 millimeters wide. It has several different versions, including the 1.1-liter Epsilon i4 petrol, the 1.1-liter CRDI VGT U-line i3 diesel, and the slightly higher end 1.2-liter Kappa i4 petrol. Customers can also choose between a 5-speed manual transmission and a 4-door automatic version.
9. Fiat Palio - $9,242
This vehicle is Fiat’s top seller in developing countries. The Palio is produced in South America, Asia and Africa. Specifically, Fiat has production lines for this vehicle in Argentina, Brazil, China, India, South Africa and Turkey. It has a wheelbase of 2,373 millimeters and stands 1,440 millimeters tall. The length of the Palio is 1,620 millimeters, while the width measures 1,620 millimeters. Total vehicle weight without the passengers is 990 kilograms, with a ground clearance of 170 millimeters. Several other Fiat vehicles have been developed using the Palio as its base model. Among them are the Fiat Siena, a car with a sedan body; the Fiat Palio Weekend, a station wagon; the Fiat Palio Adventure, a sports utility vehicle; and the Fiat Strada, a pickup truck.
10. Renault Dacia Logan - $9,477
In the latter part of the second quarter of 2004, the French automobile giant Renault collaborated with its Romanian subsidiary called Dacia to produce a cheap car aimed for the masses. It was called the Renault Dacia Logan. The Dacia Logan features a 1.390-liter engine that has four cylinders and eight valves. It packs a decent punch of up to 75 horsepower, and has a maximum power of 5,500 revolutions per minute. The maximum torque is 110 nm, or 3,000 rpm. The wheelbase measures 2,630 millimeters, while the height stands at 1,534 millimeters. The Logan also measures 4,247 millimeters long and 1,740 millimeters across the width. The car is manufactured in Dacia’s native Romanian plant of Mioveni, though the vehicle is also produced in other plants around the world, like in Brazil, Russia, India, South Africa, Iran, Morocco and Columbia.