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Small Cars are very popular in India with its growing affluence and the first time car buyers. Most manufacturers offer small cars, hatchbacks and mini vans under this segment. Small cars or compact cars or the C segment class as it is addressed in Europe or Kei car as they are called in Japan - mostly run on Petrol as they tend to have around 1 Liter of engine capacity or less. But with advancement in diesel technology, many small cars - especially in India are powered by diesel engines. Fiat's multi jet which injects seven injections into the cylinder each time, powers many small cars - from Maruti Swift Desire to Tata vista.
With a rise in fuel bills, small cars are attractive as they tend to be frugal and require less parking space in our crowded cities. Maurti 800 is still the all time favorite in this compact class of cars. Lower taxation, lower cost of car ownership with this segment and higher resale value - all have contributed to the massive numbers sold.