There was a time when cars were just meant for commuting between places. But, as the industry grew, Indians were able to experience innovation. And with the growing innovation came peppy powerful engines. Today, we are going to take a look at 10 cars with such engines that unleash the power and make them the fastest petrol cars under 15 lakhs. It’s time for 0 to 100kmph edition.
All the prices mentioned below are Ex-Showroom.
Skoda Rapid TSI – 9.77 seconds
This is already a Value for Money sedan. Rapid, especially the Rider variant, is the best in the segment when it comes to offering features at an unbelievable price. And now, with 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine making 110hp of power and a peak torque of 175Nm, Skoda Rapid tops the list of fastest cars in India under 15 lakhs. And for the price, Skoda Rapid TSI starts at a price of ₹7,79,000.
Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Turbo – 9.82 seconds
A hatch that beholds a peppy engine under the hood! Its compact size paired with 1.0-litre Turbo GDi engine makes it a mean package on road. This engine is capable of producing 98hp of power and a peak torque of 172Nm. As for the price, you will have to spend ₹7,81,450.
Volkswagen Polo – 9.97 seconds
A car that actually introduced Indians with the concept of hot hatchbacks. Polo currently comes with with a 1.0-litre TSI engine with an output of 110hp of power and a peak torque of 175Nm. Highline Plus variant with this engine comes at a price of ₹8,34,200.
2020 Honda City – 10.20 seconds
i-VTEC kicked in yo! And made the Honda City be 4th on this list. Actually, it is the only car on the list with a naturally aspirated petrol engine. The 1.5-litre NA i-VTEC is capable of producing 118hp of power and a peak torque of 145Nm. The premium sedan with a powerful engine under the hood will cost ₹10,99,967.
Hyundai Aura – 10.27 seconds
The extra boot surely makes Aura a bit slower than its hatchback counterpart. But not much! The same 1.0-litre GDi does the job at this compact sedan. As for the price, ₹8,66,300 is what you will have to spend.
This does put a question in my head: Hyundai Aura vs Grand i10 NIOS: More Than Just A Boot?
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Volkswagen Vento – 10.42 seconds
Another VW on this list! Germans know how to make a fast car. As for the engine, Vento has a 1.0-litre TSI engine which churns out 110hp of power and a peak torque of 175Nm. With an impressive 17.69kmpl mileage and acceleration enough for a sedan, Vento comes at a cost of ₹11.49 lakhs. Is it VFM or not, do let us know in the comments section below.
Renault Duster – 10.5 seconds
Duster was long due for an update which came in 2020. And with the update came an all-new 1.3-litre turbo petrol engine. This mill is able to produce a power of 154hp and a peak torque of 254Nm. A 0 to 100 sprint takes just 10.5 seconds. And when it comes to price, Duster comes at an unbelievable price of ₹10,89,000. It is one of the most VFM SUVs that you may across in the market.
Nissan Magnite – 11.19 seconds
Recently launched compact SUV from Nissan that has taken the segment by storm. Be it safety, features or the price, Magnite has it all. The charismatic SUV has 1.0-litre turbo petrol under the hood producing 98hp of power and a peak torque of 160Nm. What’s more interesting is the price, ₹6,99,000 for the turbocharged variant.
Nissan Kicks – 11.85 seconds
Duster’s cousin makes it to top 10. Nissan Kicks has the same engine under the hood but is a tad slower when it comes to acceleration. The turbo variant of Kicks starts at a price of ₹12,09,000. S, should you go for the Kicks or Duster? We’ll leave this battle for another day.
Tata Altroz iTurbo – 11.9 seconds
And last but not least is Altroz iTurbo. The much-awaited upgrade came in last month and India’s safest hatchback is now powerful too. With the 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine producing 108hp of power and a peak torque of 140Nm. Though the figures are not the best in the segment, Altroz surely is a fast hatch, the reason behind Hyundai i20 not making a mark on this list!
So, these are the cars that can make your heart skip a beat. But still, India is in dire need of much faster cars when it comes to competing globally. What do you think? Do let us know in the comments section below.