Cost of the ride

Thanks to Tata, almost everyone can afford a Nano. But can you afford a Hummer, where the EMI is more than the price of the Nano? We take a look at the EMIs you might have to pay for some of the stars of this year's Auto Expo.

     Print Edition: February 7, 2008

Thanks to Tata, almost everyone can afford a Nano. But can you afford a Hummer, where the EMI is more than the price of the Nano?

We take a look at the EMIs you might have to pay for some of the stars of this year's Auto Expo. The EMIs are based on prices gleaned from industry sources, and assuming a down payment of 20% and a five-year, 12% loan.

Entry level | EMI: Rs 2,000

Tata Nano

Tata Nano

Price: Rs 1.25 lakh
EMI: Rs 2,202
Engine capacity: 624 cc
Fuel options: Petrol
Likely mileage: 20 kmpl
Launch date: Booking starts Sept 2008

If you can afford Rs 6,000 - 10,000 a month

Suzuki A-Star

Suzuki A-Star

Price: Rs 3.5-5 lakh
EMI: Rs 6,165
Engine capacity: 996 cc
Fuel: Petrol
Likely mileage: 18 kmpl
Launch date: Oct 2008

Skoda Fabia

Skoda Fabia

Price: Rs 5-7.5 lakh
EMI: Rs 8,808
Engine capacity: 1,397 cc
Fuel: Petrol, diesel
Likely mileage: 15 kmpl
Launch date: Nov 2008

Honda Jazz

Honda Jazz

Price: Rs 5.5-6.5 lakh
EMI: Rs 9,688
Engine capacity: 1,339 cc
Fuel: Petrol, diesel
Likely mileage: 18 kmpl
Launch dateL: Not announced

Fiat Grande Punto

Fiat Grande Punto

Price: Rs 4.5-6 lakh
EMI: Rs 7,927
Engine specs: 1,242 cc
Fuel: Petrol, diesel
Likely mileage: 12-16 kmpl
Launch date: Later this year

If you can spend Rs 11,000 - 15,000 a month

Fiat Linea

Fiat Linea

Price: Rs 8-10 lakh
EMI: Rs 14,092
Engine capacity: 1,368 cc
Fuel: Petrol, diesel
Likely mileage: 10-15 kmpl
Launch date: Sept 2008

Tata Xenon XT

Tata Xenon XT

Price: Rs 8-10 lakh
EMI: Rs 14,092
Engine capacity: 2,000 cc
Fuel: Diesel
Likely mileage: 6-8 kmpl
Launch date: Later this year

If you can spare Rs 20,000-plus a month

Volvo C70

Volvo C70

Price: Rs 42-44 lakh
EMI: Rs 73,985 (Rs 8.4 lakh down)
Engine capacity: 2,435 cc
Fuel: Petrol, diesel
Likely mileage: 16-20 kmpl
Launch date: Not announced

Mercedes Benz C-Class

Mercedes Benz C-Class

Price: Rs 29-32 lakh
EMI: Rs 51,085 (Rs 5.8 lakh down)
Engine capacity: 1,796/2,148
Fuel: Petrol, diesel
Likely mileage: 7-10 kmpl
Launch date: Later this year

Uber premium | EMI: Rs 1 lakh-plus

Hummer H3

Hummer H3

Price: Rs 75 lakh
EMI: Rs 1.3 lakh (Rs 15 lakh down)
Engine capacity: 3,460 cc
Fuel: Petrol
Likely mileage: 3-5 kmpl
Launch date: Imported upon order

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