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.

  1. Renault KWID

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    Renault Kwid
    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.

  2. Datsun Redi Go

    Datsun RediGo under 5 lakh
    Datsun RediGo
    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.

  3. Maruti S-Presso

    Maruti Suzuki S presso
    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.

  4. Maruti Alto

    Maruti Suzuki Alto | 20 years of Affordability
    Maruti Suzuki Alto
    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.

  5. Hyundai Santro

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    Santro
    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!

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