Most people in India have a price bracket of around ₹5 lakh when they go in for a vehicle. If you find yourself with a ₹5 lakh budget, the Indian automobile sector has a good number of options for you. Here are 5 cars under 5 lakhs you should consider if you’re planning to buy your first car this festive season.
Engine 999 cc Mileage 23.0 kmpl Max Power 53.3bhp Max Torque 72Nm Transmission Manual Top Speed 135 kmph Fuel Type Petrol Seating Capacity 5 Air-Con No Power Steering No Colour Options Outback Bronze, Planet Grey, Fiery Black, Moonlight Silver, Ice Cool White, Fiery Red
At a base ex-showroom price of ₹ 4.07 Lakh, the Renault KWID is an exceptional car for the price range it comes in. This french car with 98% locally sourced parts comes with a digital instrument cluster and a touch screen infotainment system hard to find in entry-level cars.
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Engine 799 cc Mileage 25.2 kmpl Max Power 53.2bhp Max Torque 72Nm Transmission Manual Top Speed 140 kmph Fuel Type Petrol Seating Capacity 5 Air-Con Yes Power Steering No Colour Options Lime, Silver, Grey, Ruby, White
The Datsun Go from Nissan is known for its bold look, compact shape and powerful mileage. The car provides a fuel efficiency of 25.2 km/l. Priced a little under 3 lakhs (ex Showroom), this car is a tough competitor to Renault Kwid.
Engine 998 cc Mileage 21.4 km/l Max Power 58.33bhp Max Torque 90Nm Transmission Manual and Automatic Top Speed 140 kmph Fuel Type Petrol Seating Capacity 4 or 5 Air-Con No Power Steering No Colour Options Solid Sizzle Orange, Pearl Starry Blue, Metallic Granite Grey, Solid Fire Red, Metallic Silky Silver, Solid White.
The Maruti S Presso is an SUV styled crossover under 4 metres. For the price, the base variant of the S Presso comes with a powerful engine, good manoeuvrability and comfortable interiors. It is especially a good car for first-time buyers.
Engine 796 cc Mileage 32.0 kmpl Max Power 40.36bhp Max Torque 69Nm Transmission Manual and Automatic Top Speed 140 kmph Fuel Type Petrol and CNG Seating Capacity 5 Air-Con Yes Power Steering Yes Colour Options Solid White, Silky Silver, Granite Grey, Mojito Green, Cerulean Blue, Uptown Red.
Of course, this list would never be complete without Alto, one of India’s most loved cars. The car’s affordability and mileage make it a popular choice as a family hatchback. However, we are looking forward to the promised upgrade and we hope Maruti pays more attention to safety features in the car.
Engine 1086 cc Mileage 20.3 Kmpl Max Power 68.05bhp Max Torque 99.04Nm Transmission Manual Top Speed 156 kmph Fuel Type Petrol Seating Capacity 5 Air-Con Yes Power Steering Yes Colour Options Typhoon Silver, Polar White, Titan Grey, Imperial Beige, Alpha Blue, Fiery Red, Diana Green
The Hyundai Santro is another favourite budget vehicle in India. The Santro has been around since 1998. The spacious interiors, great build quality and good mileage has appealed to car owners for over two decades. The 2021 facelift equips the car to compete with cars higher up in the pricelist such as the Tata Tiago and Maruti Celerio.
These were 5 of the best cars you should consider if you have a five lakh budget. If you are also looking at 2nd hand vehicles, read our article on Best Second Hand Used Luxury Cars Under 3 Lakhs!