Best Resale Value Cars in India - Maruti Alto 800 to Toyota Innova

12/03/2019 - 13:14 | ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,   | Yatharth Chauhan

A new car starts losing its value as soon as it is driven out of the showroom. The vehicle's value continues to fall over the years, and at times, the owner realises the massive depreciation that has taken place only when he tries to sell off his vehicle. Save for some classic and vintage models, the phenomenon of depreciation affects every vehicle. While luxury cars experience the highest reduction in its value, some models can easily help their owners recover a considerable portion of the amount that was spent on buying them. Based on the data from Cars24, here is a list of best resale value cars in India -

Top 10 Best Resale Value Cars in India

For the sake of convenience, we have divided the list of best resale value cars in India into two categories - petrol and diesel. While there are many common models in each of this category, the fuel variants of these models depreciate differently.

Best Resale Value Cars in India – Petrol

Maruti Dzire

2017 Maruti Dzire front low First Drive Review

The most depreciation-proof petrol car in this list is the Maruti Suzuki Dzire. The Swift-based compact sedan retains its value so well that its owners can recover up to 86 per cent of the original value after a year of ownership. The sub-4-metre sedan can help its customers recover up to 68 per cent of the initial value after four years of usage. Following is the depreciation percentage that the Dzire is known to experiences over the first four years of ownership –

  • 1st year – 14%
  • 2nd year – 20%
  • 3rd year – 24%
  • 4th year – 32%

Hyundai i20

Hyundai i20 Black Pack

The previous generation Hyundai i20 went out of production in 2014 but still holds on to its value pretty well. As per the latest data, on average, a four-year-old i20 could recover up to 55 per cent of its original cost, which is excellent for a car that has been out of production for a long time. Here is the depreciation percentage that the i20 is known to experiences over the first four years of ownership –

  • 1st year – 15%
  • 2nd year – 23%
  • 3rd year – 38%
  • 4th year – 45%

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Hyundai Elite i20

2018 Hyundai i20 facelift review front three quarters

Even the current-gen i20 retains its value quite well. The Elite i20 can help its owner recover up to 84 per cent of the initial value after a year of ownership. Even after four years, the B2-segment hatchback can recover 67 per cent of the original cost. Here is the depreciation percentage that the Elite i20 experiences over the first four years of ownership –

  • 1st year – 16%
  • 2nd year – 23%
  • 3rd year – 29%
  • 4th year – 33%

Maruti Swift

2018 Maruti Swift test drive review front three quarters view

The next car in our list of best resale value cars in India is the Maruti Swift, which has been one of the most popular models even in the new car market. The small car can recover up to 78 per cent of its initial value after a year of ownership. In fact, one can recover 74 per cent of the original cost after two years of ownership. The B1-segmenter depreciates so slowly that up to 67 per cent of its purchase price can be recovered after four years of ownership. Following is the depreciation percentage that the Swift is known to experiences over the first four years of ownership –

  • 1st year – 22%
  • 2nd year – 26%
  • 3rd year – 27%
  • 4th year – 33%

Maruti Alto 800

2016 Maruti Alto 800 (Facelift) front quarter low Review

The last petrol car in our list of best resale value cars in India is the Maruti Alto 800, which is among the most affordable cars on sale in the country. While the Alto is on sale in two engine variants - 0.8-litre and 1.0-litre, it's the lower variant that retains its value better. Owners of the Alto 800 can recover up to 77 per cent of the original value after a year of ownership. Even after four years, the small car can help its customers recover 40 per cent of the initial investment. Following is the depreciation percentage that the Alto 800 is known to experiences over the first four years of ownership –

  • 1st year – 23%
  • 2nd year – 29%
  • 3rd year – 35%
  • 4th year – 40%

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Best Resale Value Cars in India – Diesel

Toyota Innova

Toyota Innova Touring Sport front three quarters

The Toyota Innova has been a vehicle that seems to defy all laws of depreciation. The popular MPV enjoys such high popularity that it has become highly resistant to losing its value. Owners of this vehicle can recover 90 per cent of the initial cost after a year of ownership. Even after four years of ownership, they can still recover up to 77 per cent of the initial investment. Here is the depreciation percentage that the Innova experiences during the first four years of ownership –

  • 1st year – 10%
  • 2nd year – 14%
  • 3rd year – 18%
  • 4th year – 23%

Maruti Swift Dzire

2017 Maruti Dzire front quarter right First Drive Review

Like its petrol-sipping model, even the diesel variant of the Maruti Swift Dzire makes it to our list of best resale value cars in India. Owners of the oil-burner-equipped compact sedan can retain up to 87 per cent of the initial value after a year of use. Even after four years of ownership, they can recover up to 63 per cent of the original price of the vehicle. Here is the depreciation percentage that the Dzire experiences during the first four years of ownership –

  • 1st year – 13%
  • 2nd year – 19%
  • 3rd year – 29%
  • 4th year – 37%

Maruti Suzuki Swift

2018 Maruti Swift test drive review front three quarters

The next car in our list of best resale value cars in India is the Maruti Swift, which can retain up to 86 per cent of its initial value after a year of ownership. Even after four years of use, the owner can expect to recover up to 60 per cent of the original cost of the vehicle. Here is the depreciation percentage that the Swift experiences during the first four years –

  • 1st year – 14%
  • 2nd year – 24%
  • 3rd year – 33%
  • 4th year – 40%

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Hyundai i20

2012 Hyundai i20

Even the petrol version of the Hyundai i20 makes it to our list of best resale value cars in India. Back in the day, the first-gen i20 lost only 14 per cent of its initial value after a year of ownership. Even after four years, the small car could retain 59 per cent of its original cost. Here is the depreciation percentage that the last-gen i20 experienced during the first four years of ownership –

  • 1st year – 14%
  • 2nd year – 26%
  • 3rd year – 30%
  • 4th year – 41%

Hyundai Elite i20

2018 Hyundai i20 facelift review front

The last car in our list of best resale value cars in India is the Hyundai Elite i20. Like its predecessor, the second-gen i20 hold on its value quite well and can help its owners recover 83 per cent of the initial investment after a year of ownership. Even after four years, its customers can reclaim up to 61 per cent of the original cost. Here is the depreciation percentage that the Elite i20 experiences during the first four years of ownership –

  • 1st year – 17%
  • 2nd year – 22%
  • 3rd year – 32%
  • 4th year – 39%

[Source- cars24.com]

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