If you are planning to buy a new car and you have approximately Rs. 10 lakhs to spend, then it is very likely that you would get confused given the number of choices you have in this budget. It would be a tough decision to make just because there is so much to choose from. One would get great hatchbacks, MPVs, sedans, small SUVs and even a pick-up truck. After a lot of research we are coming up with a list of 5 best cars under 10 lakhs and their details . Read further for a list of 5 best cars in India below 10 lakhs of asking price.
The Ciaz is one of the best cars in India below 10 lakhs. Maruti has done a brilliant job this mid-size sedan. Being a replacement for the SX4, the Ciaz is everything its predecessor wasn’t and even more. Since it hasn’t been derived from a hatchback, it looks like a proper sedan. It is packed with features, has got classy interiors. The company claims that the diesel version, with its mild hybrid tech, is the most fuel efficient of its kind in India which delivers a claimed mileage of 28.09 kmpl.
Comparing spec for spec the Ciaz is cheaper than the Honda City and emerged as the winner in our comparison between the two. The engines powering the Ciaz might seem a bit low on power but due to clever gearing and intelligent torque distribution, the lack of power is hardly noticeable. The Ciaz is Maruti’s first truly successful product in the premium segment of the and also the best car to buy under 10 lakhs in India right now.
|Engine||1.4 L (91 bhp-130 Nm)||1.3 L DDiS200 (89 bhp-200 Nm)|
|Transmission||5-speed MT/4-speed AT||5-speed MT|
|Mileage||20.73 kmpl/19/12 kmpl||28.09 kmpl|
|Price (ex-showroom Delhi)||Rs. 7.73 – 10.52 lakh||Rs. 7.89 – 9.57 lakh|
MARUTI VITARA BREZZA
Following years of development, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, launched the Vitara Brezza compact SUV in 2016 and it became an instant hit. The beautiful SUV manages to find its way into our list of the best cars in India below 10 lakhs. The Vitara Brezza has got smart exterior complete with SUV-like design highlights such as the body cladding, flat bonnet, squared off wheel arches, etc. The interiors come finished in all black and the list of features is also very impressive. But the biggest selling point of the Vitara Brezza is its price. At a starting price of just over 7 lakhs, it undercuts its chief rival, the Ford EcoSport, by a good margin. The SUV comes with only a 1.3 L diesel unit, which puts out 89 bhp and 200 Nm with a claimed fuel mileage of 24.3 kpl.
|Engine||1.3 L (89 bhp & 200 Nm)|
|Price (ex-showroom Delhi)||Rs. 7.26-9.70 lakh|
The launch of the Ford’s compact SUV, the EcoSport took India by storm. Customers were flocking to dealerships to get their hands on the SUV. The demand was so high that Ford had to stop the bookings for a period because the rate of production was not in pace with the demand. Even as on date, the EcoSport is doing really well in the Indian market. It has got amazing looks and it’s packed with features. It offers a great drive and it has got very good engines. The exteriors give it a look of a perfect SUV. A rear mounted spare wheel as well as a high ground clearance has been a hit with Indian customers and also helps in tackling the Indian roads.
|Engine||1.5 L Ti-VCT/1.0 L EcoBoost|
(110 bhp-140 Nm/124 bhp-170 Nm)
|1.5 L TDCi (99 bhp-205 Nm)|
|Transmission||5-speed MT or 6-speed DCT/5-speed MT||5-speed MT|
|Mileage||15.8 kmpl/18.9 kmpl||22.7 kmpl|
|Price (ex-showroom Delhi)||Rs. 7.18-10.46 lakh||Rs. 7.83-10.76 lakh|
HYUNDAI ELITE i20
The Hyundai Elite i20 is still the one of the best hatchback in its segment and that’s why it gets to list itself in our list of the best cars in India below 10 lakhs. It’s superior looks, great list of features and a strong diesel engine make it one of the most complete hatchbacks on sale in India. The top of the line variants of the i20 costs around Rs. 10 lakh (on-road). Now Hyundai offers the i20 in dual tone paint schemes as well.
|Engine||1.2 L/1.4 L|
(82 bhp-115 Nm/99 bhp-132 Nm)
|1.4 L TDCi (89 bhp-220 Nm)|
|Transmission||5-speed MT/4-speed AT||6-speed MT|
|Mileage||18.6 kmpl||22.54 kmpl|
|Price (ex-showroom Delhi)||Rs. 5.35-7.81 lakh/Rs. 9.07 lakh||Rs. 6.65-9.06 lakh|
VOLKSWAGEN POLO GT TSI
Some people might find it surprising that the Polo GT TSI makes it to our list of the best cars in India below 10 lakhs. That said, for buyers looking for a fun to drive small car within a budget of 10 lakhs, this is the best on offer. The Polo GT TSI combines the standard car’s performance with practicality. It is one of the best looking hatchbacks in India. Powered by a 1.2-litre turbocharged TSI motor, it gives 103 bhp of power and 175 Nm of torque. The engine has been mated to Volkswagen‘s 7 speed DSG dual clutch ‘box. The Polo GT TSO is an absolute fun to drive vehicle.
|Engine||1.2 L Turbocharged (103 bhp-175 Nm)|
|Price (ex-showroom Delhi)||Rs. 9.11 lakh|
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So here is a summary of what you read above.
|Model Name||Price (ex-showroom Delhi)|
|Maruti Suzuki Ciaz||Rs. 7.73-10.52 lakh|
|Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza||Rs. 7.26-9.70 lakh|
|Ford EcoSport||Rs. 7.18-10.76 lakh|
|Hyundai Elite i20||Rs. 5.35-9.07 lakh|
|Volkswagen Polo GT TSI||Rs. 9.11 lakh|
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