Ford Figo

Price: From R114 980

As Indian as Slumdog Millionaire and just as entertaining out on the road, the delightful Figo offers the space and features of larger, more expensive vehicles. For instance, this five-door hatch comes with MP3/iPod connectivity, dual front airbags, ABS with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) and PATS (Passive Anti Theft System). It looks good too; this is a stylish addition to the budget car market. We like the fact that it comes with a three-year roadside assistance plan. Go for the 1,4 Ambiente (but note that it doesn’t have remote central locking).