10 Budget Cars In Dubai
Cars seemingly feel like a necessity in Dubai because even though the Dubai has excellent public transport infrastructure. This is because public transport systems don’t cover each and every nook and corner of the city. Having a car is good not only for ensuring no hassles in travel or planning if you are a spontaneous planner when it comes to going out.
Having a car can be the need at times more than a luxury, and while there is a lot of information regarding Dubai’s supercars or the might of Dubai Police with all the supercars they have, there is not much information about this important segment of vehicles: Budget Cars.
Budget cars are just as important and usually possess excellent value for money minus much of glam factor, but for an average commuter are necessary. It is important to keep good care of car if you use it everyday and to make sure you have all the necessary paperwork like insurance. Here we talk about ten budget cars that we think are of excellent build quality and hence are important from a buyer’s point of view!
Suzuki Celerio – 31,900 AED
One of the cheapest and the lightest in the lot, this car is one of the most fuel efficient cars in the GCC region. It contains a 1.0-litre four cylinder engine that can be paired with a five speed manual or a four speed automatic options.
The car comes with alloy wheels, power steering as well keyless entry and also contains fog lamps to help guide in a variety of weather scenarios. Although the car is lightweight, it features ABS and dual front airbags. The car also has CD stereo with MP3.
Geely Emgrand 7 – 34,000 AED
Geely, the Volvo’s parent company, has been trying to build cars that are fuel efficient and provide a good value for the money. And it seems with Emgrand 7, they have accomplished this. The Emgrand 7 has a 1.8-litre 4 cylinder engine and is a luxury sedan in a lot of aspects, except price. It can reach top speeds of 177-180kmph.
Chevrolet Spark – 34,000 AED
Chevrolet has the perfect budget car to suit your needs. With some exciting color options like Toasted Marshmallow and Mint, the car screams for attention! It has a 1.4 litre 4 cylinder engine that lets it drive at a top speed of 186 kmph. It has an inbuilt smartphone compatibility suite that will make sure your journey or commute will be a unique experience.
MG 350 – 39,500 AED
Even though MG is a new entrant to the Middle Eastern market, it has a history of building high powered cars in the UK. Carrying a lot of necessary experience, it has a lot of features that a buyer may want in their next car. Beneath the hood, it has a 1.5 liter 4 cylinder engine that supports 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic gear system.
Standard features in all models of MG 350 include power windows, radio with CD/MP3/USB/AUX support, frontal and rear disc brakes, fog lamps and steel wheels. Some other additional features are included in the higher models. These features are climate control, DVD entertainment system, sunroof, parking sensor, alloy rims and Bluetooth connectivity.
The car has certain safety measures that are standard like ABS, electronic brakeforce distribution(EBD), and cornering brake control(CBC).
Ford Figo – 41,000 AED
Ford Figo’s 2017 model came with two engine options. It has a 1.2 liter 4 cylinder engine with five speed transmission, and the other variant has 1.5 liter 4 cylinder engine with 6-speed automatic transmission. The cars have independent MacPherson strut front suspension as well as a semi-independent rear twist beam. Some features of Figo include two speaker CD/MP3/USB/AUX player, power steering, power mirrors, dual front airbags, and soft-touch dashboard. There is also a high-end model featuring keyless entry, ABS brakes, front power windows, and fog wheels.
Nissan Sunny – 43,000 AED
Nissan Sunny has a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder engine with a 4-speed automatic gear system. It has different models, with the basic S model coming with CD/MP3 stereo, trip computer and a black grille surround. Then comes the ‘SV’ model, which adds power mirrors, front power windows, hubcaps, and keyless entry. There is an optional comfort package which adds rear power windows, fog lights, parking sensors, and more speakers. The top end version ‘SL’ model comes with automatic gear mode, steering-wheel stereo controls, push to start, and Display Audio system with Facebook support, etc. All Sunny models are equipped with dual frontal airbags and ABS with EBD.
Mitsubishi Lancer EX – 44,000 AED
Mitsubishi Lancer EX was first introduced in the year 2008 and comes with a dual choice for the engine. It is a customer’s choice to opt either for the new 1.6-litre engine or the old 2.0-litre engine. Both the engines, however, are present with automatic transmission and provide excellent performance. The top speed of the car is dependent upon the engine type.
The car offers different variants while the primary GLX model including features like power steering, driver side airbag, power windows, keyless entry, etc. The second model GLS is only available in 2.0 engine and sports a range of other features like cruise control, body kits, rear spoiler, sun roof, better interior and a rear camera. The top end GT model makes the addition of adaptive headlights that turn with the steering wheel, a Rockford Fosgate premium audio system, enhanced seating experience amongst other key features which put it a league apart.
Hyundai Accent – 44,000 AED
Hyundai Accent’s latest model has been built to be more spacious than the older models and feature Hyundai’s corporate styling and has a superb build quality. It has a choice of engine types from 1.4 liters and 1.6 liters 4 cylinder engines with further options of a manual or automatic gearbox. The basic model of the car has 14-inch steel wheels, power steering, keyless entry, four-wheel disc brakes, amongst other features but only a single airbag. The higher models have fog lamps, centre console storage cubby, auto dimming mirror, rear parking sensors along with camera, and sunroof. Safety features are all optional and include stability control, ABS as well as frontal and side airbags.
Kia Rio Sedan – 44,900 AED
The Kia Rio has been designed to exude beauty and is available in both sedan and hatchback forms. In GCC, the car is provided with only one engine configuration that is the 1.4 liters 4 cylinder with a 4-speed automatic gearbox. The essential features include CD/MP3 stereo, adjustable steering wheel, power windows, central locking and one airbag. The medium range model has a centre-console armrest, keyless entry, fog lamps, USB port, Bluetooth, built-in steering-wheel audio controls, sun-visor lights. The top model has some further additional features like rear parking sensors, LED front and tail lamps, cruise control, cooled glovebox, sunroof, auto headlights, and ABS.
Mazda 2 – 47,900 AED
The hatchback now uses its Skyactiv engine and chassis with the 1.5-litre 4-cylinder engine that comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission. It is a front wheel drive that offers features like electric power steering, front discs & rear drum brakes, keyless entry. It does provide some optional features like LED headlights, fog lamps, leather seats, rear spoiler, and heads-up display. The top model has up to 6 airbags while all models get ABS with electronic brake-force distribution and dual front airbags.
With a list of such budget cars, it surely would be an easy task to choose from a budget car, even if you are a first buyer. However, if you have an old car to sell while you continue buying a new car, you can read about it here.