While most of the people go out in the market to buy a car super loaded with features, there are some people who actually need a car to act as a basic necessity and are not at all bothered about features and stuff. On the other hand, some people like their machines to be bare bone and modify them according to their taste. In today’s featured, we are going to take you through the cheapest new cars in India from every segment and what you get in these base variant models. Let’s get into this!
Entry Level Hatch – Alto 800 STD
In the base variant of the Maruti Suzuki Alto, you don’t get much. All you get is body-coloured handles and dual-tone interiors. You don’t even get an AC in there. Still, you get standard features like a rear parking sensor and driver side airbag. Among the cheapest new cars in India, Alto STD forms the cheapest car in India as of now that you can buy. But beware, it’s merely a set of 4 wheels and misses out on basic convenience, even an AC. It comes at an ex-showroom price of INR 2.99 Lakhs.
Mid Level Hatch – Hyundai Santro Era
The Korean family hatch! Santro has been in the Indian market for a long and people now trust this machine. Talking about the cheapest new cars in India, Santro Era Executive leads the mid-level hatch segment where the Era variant comes at an ex-showroom price of 4.73 Lakhs. This base variant gets you basic features like AC, ABS, driver airbag and front power windows. Hyundai includes basic features in every base model, unlike Maruti!
Premium Hatchback Tata Altroz XE
This one can actually make you feel that you are buying something premium even if you buy the base XE variant. Among the cheapest new cars in India, Altroz is the cheapest premium hatch available in the market with a price tag of Rs. 5.73Lakhs for the base XE variant. This one comes with tilt steering, front power windows, body-coloured bumpers, multi-drive modes, a high-speed alert system and much more that you can expect out of a base variant.
Sub-4-Meter Sedan – Hyundai Aura E
The base variant of the Hyundai Aura is the cheapest sub-4-meter sedan available in the Indian market. You would be surprised to see that Maruti Dzire is not on the list this time because Hyundai has given a really good price quote for the Aura E which is cheaper than Dzire! This one comes with an emergency stop signal (ESS), driver airbag, high-speed alert, body-coloured bumper, rear chrome garnish, gear shift indicator and a service reminder as well! This package can be yours at a very nominal price of 5.97 Lakhs ex-showroom.
Sub-Compact SUV – Renault Kiger RXE MT
Coming to the subcompact SUV segment, we have the Renault Kiger RXE MT as the cheapest one in the segment. This is where you can actually feel happy about owning a base variant. You get DRLs, black ORVMs, turn indicator on ORVMs, sporty rear spoiler, satin silver roof rails, side door decals and wheel covers on wheels. LED instrument cluster, front power windows and a manual AC add on to the value for money factor. Ex-showroom price – 5.45 Lakhs.
Compact SUV – Duster RXE
Moving on to the most popular car segment in India, the compact SUV segment, we have the Renault Duster RXE as the cheapest car of the segment. Without further ado, let’s dive straight into what this car has on offer for its buyers. You get a dual-tone bumper, reverse parking sensor, impact sensing door unlock, driver & passenger seatbelt reminder, smart start/stop and guess what! All this for just Rs.8.59 Lakhs ex-showroom.
C-Segment Sedan – Rapid Rider
The Czech automaker recently re-introduced their most popular budget sedan in India. We are talking about the Rapid 1.0 TSi Rider variant which is definitely a complete package for the price it is offered at. Centre armrest, rear AC vents, all power windows rear parking sensors, airbags and more, the Rider variant has an ex-showroom cost of 7.80 Lakhs.
Premium Sedan – Hyundai Elantra SX MT
The Hyundai Elantra forms the cheapest premium sedan in India where the SX variant of this car comes at an ex-showroom cost of 18.79 Lakhs. As the name suggests, it is a premium sedan, you can be sure of the features that you get in the base variant of this car. ESS, ESS, HAC, Impact sensing door unlock, adjustable seats, armrest, cooled glovebox, dual-zone climate control and much more make it a complete value for money even in the base variant.
MPV – Renault Triber RXE
The cheapest 7-seter car available in India is the Renault Triber RXE. Let’s have a look at what features it has on offer in the base variant. At a price point of just 5.3 lakhs ex-showroom, this car gives you loads of features! Projector headlamps, front power windows, power steering, ABS+EBD, load limiter pedestrian protection, high-speed warning and much more.
SUV – Thar AX
No matter how many times other brands call their cars SUV, we won’t count them because we have a true SUV on our list of cheapest new cars in India from every segment. Thar AX stands as the base variant of this Indian SUV offroading machine that is already selling like crazy! Having an ex-showroom price of 14.06 Lakhs, the AX 4 seater petrol version delivers exactly what it is meant to deliver. Not getting much into features here because they actually don’t count! It’s a Thar after all!
Electric Car – Mahindra eVerito D
Last but not least, on our list of cheapest new cars in India, we have the electric vehicle segment where Mahindra’s eVerito has the least price tag for its base D variant. This one comes at an ex-showroom price of Rs. 8.42 Lakhs and is a real value for money product. At such a price range, you should not expect much. in terms of features from an EV.