Why do Indian car buyers premium hatchbacks when they can buy a sedan (3 Box Cars) for the same budget. In our opinion its the top-end features that drive them to settle for a premium hatch over the 3 box sedan, as most low end sedan variants are devoid of tactile feel and features. They are really stripped down version of their top end siblings.
Premium hatches now spoil Indian car buyers with features like; auto climate control, airbags, ABS, chrome finish, premium upholstery , decent stereo system with even steering mounted controls and many more top-end features.
Premium hatches today boast of the most contemporary styling which are quite pleasing to the eye.
Premium hatches we believe are indulgent purchases from lifestyle driven consumer mindset. These car buyers are pampering themselves by buying a premium hatch over a sedan.
Having said all that Sunny is a great value buy. Monstrous space is its USP and after the Logan (now Verito) is the only car where 3 in the rear seat is not a cramped or compromised seating. Its Teena lineage with its decent length does help convey premiumness and help make one make a statement of arrival without trying hard.
We would have gone for the Sunny, only if they had more outlets and have spent some time in India.
Between Jazz and Fabia, Go go Jazz – Only because of Honda marquee.