Now, there are people who run after a stylish, good looking car but the minute they find one, a small concern hits their mind. Creating a big question mark, whether this four-wheel beauty is the best available option? Will it hit heavy on the pocket after purchase? Or will it be a money-saver, making the owner happy like never before?
In a time like today’s, where appearance matters a lot, owning a smart car becomes a necessity and when that car comes attached with an additional fuel saving perk your day seems to be filled with god’s grace. Especially, when you are living in a country like Philippines that is currently being attracted with the big traffic monster, a low fuel eater can only bring some relief to that tired, irritated face.
Playing no further, we now present you top six cars that apart from carrying head turning looks, run on a low fuel diet.
Toyota Vios is not a new name for Filipinos, this sedan has been around for long now and is undergoing continuous improvements to suit the requirements of the current generation.
Under the hood, Vios is fitted with a very capable VVT-i, 4-Cylinder in-line DOHC 16V EFI engine that comes in two displacements: 1497 cc and 1299 cc respectively. Inside you will get the new MirrorLink System that allows one to sync their smartphone with car’s audio system.
Safety is Toyota’s priority, and Vios comes armed with airbags for both driver and passenger.
Next up is a car from Hyundai, inspired with ‘wind craft’ design, Elantra looks both stunning and strong at the same time. Engineered with a power mill that is made of lightweight aluminum and boosts with latest technologies like Continuously Variable Valve Timing, its maker has made sure that it eats less fuel than before.
In detail, it houses a 1.6-litre and 1.8-litre gasoline engine, both of which deliver high power and torque figures. Stuffed with convenience features like engine start/stop button, rain sensors, and a one-touch signal system has made sitting inside as pleasurable as looking it from outside.
Further, features like ESP (electronic stability program), ABS (anti-lock brake system), and Front and rear parking assist system makes this car a safer vehicle.
Crossover lovers, here’s a car that you will love to own. Ford EcoSport is a stylish urban SUV that apart from being a good looker displays some huge figures in its performance sheet. Available in two trim levels: Titanium, Trend, and Ambiente, all of which are powered by a 1.5L TiVCT in-line 4 cylinder engine.
Interior space is comfortable and takes full care of passengers’ entertainment needs with its SYNC system that comes integrated with Bluetooth and Voice Control.
A long list of safety features includes dual front airbags, anti-lock brake system, hill assist launch and ISOFIX child seat fixing.
Spark is a small, beautiful car that adjusts very well with the traffic ridden scenario of the Philippines. Built on a global platform it is made to suit various road conditions. Chevrolet offers Spark in three distinct models that hold three different engines: 1.2L MT, 1.0L AT, and 1.0L MT, all of which offer superb performance and notable fuel efficiency with the help of Chevy’s 4 Cylinder S-TEC engine tech.
Interior space is equipped with a dual cockpit layout, LED-lit instrumental panel, power windows, power side mirrors and much more.
Safety includes driver airbags, central door lock, central door lock, anti-theft alarm and electronic immobilizer.
We saved the best for last, Mazda 3 is an ultra-stunning car, and displays KODO soul of Motion design philosophy and comes with Mazda’s very own SKYACTIV Technology. Stuffed with a whole lot of features both inside and outside, its sole mission is to deliver superior driving performance and excellent handling.
Under the hood rests a 2.0L SkyActiv engine that like its name gives out impressive power and torque figures. Inside it is bestowed with features like digital heads-up speedometer, touchscreen display, polished metal and carbon fiber accents on leather surfaces and seats.
Safety gets a strong hold with Smart City Brake Support, Forward Obstruction Warning, Lane Departure Warning System, Automatic high beams and Adaptive Front Lighting.