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The Perfect Two-Car Garage (for Every Budget) In India

You belong to a typical Indian family who’s collective needs are only going to increase. One such need is private mobility. Especially post the emergence of the COVID 19 pandemic, no one wants their loved ones to move about the city using public transports. Everyone would prefer to ensure the safety of their family while they make their way to work, to fetch groceries and just about anywhere. Currently, the best way to keep your family and yourself safe while commuting is to use a car.

However, one just one car cannot suffice the needs of a modern family. Dad takes the car to work and there is no other ride for the rest of the fam or maybe you just feel like you another, a more exciting ride in your garage. There can be plenty of reasons why you need a two-car garage. But can be the best combination of two cars in your budget. Today, we bring to you just that. Here’s a two-car garage that we believe would be perfect for the given budget.

Please note: The Budget mentioned might not be able to accommodate all the variants of the respective cars. However, if you’re able to exceed a bit to a budget in a similar ballpark, the greater variants of the car can fit too.

  1. Budget- Rs.10 Lakh | Grand i10 Nios & Maruti S-Presso

    Looking for two new cars with a budget of just 10 Lakh? This combination can be great value for money. One’s a modern-day hatch and the other a funky little crossover. The Grand i10 Nios will be the perfect car for your office and grocery runs while the S-Presso can be the nimble car for the first-time drivers in the house.

    Hyundai Grand i10 Nios | Made In India Cars
    Hyundai Grand i10 Nios

    The Grand i10 Nios comes with petrol, diesel and CNG options. Its got a 1.2-litre petrol engine making 82 bhp and 68 bhp in the CNG variants. The diesel variant of the Grand i10 Nios making 74 bhp.

    Suggested: 10 Things about the Maruti S-Presso that makes it a good “First Car”

    Grand i10 Nios & Maruti S-Presso | specifications and Price

    Maruti Suzuki S-Presso BS6
    Maruti Suzuki S-Presso BS6

    The S-Presso comes only with a 998cc petrol engine making 67 bhp. The same motor also comes with a factory-fitted CNG variant as well.

    Prices for the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios and Maruti S-Presso start at Rs. 5.06 lakh (ex-showroom) and Rs. 3.7 lakh (ex-showroom), respectively.

  2. Budget – Rs.15 Lakh | Tata Tiago & Maruti Vitara Brezza

    Currently, both of these cars are one of the best in the segment and have stood through the test of time marvellously. The Maruti Vitara Brezza and the Tata Tiago are cars that you don’t need to think twice about before buying them. They have proven to be that good in their respective segments. Hence, this makes it the best combination of two cars for this budget.

    Tata Tigo Facelift | Tata Motors | BS6 Cars
    Tata Tiago Facelift

    Tata Tiago and Maruti Vitara Brezza | Specifications and Price

    The Maruti Vitara Brezza post BS6 regulations come only with a petrol engine. The K15B ISG petrol engine comes with 1462 cc displacement making 103 bhp and 138 Nm of torque. This comes mated to a 5-speed manual and an AMT transmission as well.

    The Tata Tiago also comes with a petrol-only with AMT transmission as an option. The Tiago has got a 1.2-litre making 84 bhp and 113 Nm of torque. The Tiago also has a handful of trims levels to choose from including AMT and Dual-tone variants.

    Also Read: 10 Reasons Why the Tata Tiago should be your First Car!

    2020 Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol
    2020 Maruti Vitara Brezza Petrol

    Prices for the Maruti Vitara Brezza and the Tata Tiago start at Rs. 7.34 lakh (ex-showroom) and Rs. 4.69 lakh (ex-showroom) respectively.

  3. Budget – Rs. 20 Lakh | Honda City & Hyundai i20

    The most legendary sedan in India & the car responsible popularising premium hatchbacks in India. What more can you ask for a two-car garage? These two cars are capable of offering you the experience of owning a car and the delight multiples if you have both of them parked in your garage.

    Honda City BS6
    4th Generation Honda City BS6

    In this combo, you can have the i20 as your daily ride while the City can be a car you take out for the weekend drives and special occasions. Despite that said, both these cars are perfect for daily city commuting and for some weekend getaways.

    Honda City & Hyundai i20 | Specifications and Price

    The City recently got its fifth-gen update in India while the fourth-gen is still on sale alongside. The Honda City comes with a 1.5-litre, i-VTEC petrol and a 1.5-litre, i-DTEC diesel making 119 bhp and 98 bhp respectively.

    Most Viewed: Honda City vs Hyundai Verna | Through Every Generation in India

    Hyundai Elite i20 Diesel Discontinued! What's Next For The Hatch?
    Hyundai Elite i20

    The i20 post BS6 only comes with a 1.2-Litre, Kappa VTVT petrol engine making 82 bhp. However, a generation update for the i20 right around the corner is expected to come with new powertrain options which will include a diesel as well.

    Prices for the fourth-gen and fifth-gen Honda City start at Rs. 9.29 lakh (ex-showroom) and Rs.10.89 lakh (ex-showroom) respectively. Currently, on sale, Hyundai i20’s prices start at Rs. 6.49 (ex-showroom).

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  4. Budget – Rs. 25 Lakh | Kia Seltos and Maruti Swift

    An imposing and luxe mid-size SUV along with an economical yet fun hatch, this combination is truly the best of both the worlds. If you’re looking to spend somewhere around 25 L on cars then getting yourself a Kia Seltos and using remaining funds from the pool to buy a Maruti Swift might just be the smartest choice you’ll make.

    Kia Seltos
    Kia Seltos

    The Seltos is currently the most proper example of an urban SUV under 20 Lakh in India. It packs all the bells and whistles and has the desirable high-riding proportions as well. Despite the Seltos being the package that it is still, you’ll be reluctant to throw your 20 lakh car into congested Indian roads or a rough backroad.

    This is where a compact and nimble hatchback like the Swift would come in handy. Tackling the diverse landscapes of India with ease.

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    Kia Seltos and Maruti Swift | Specifications and Price

    The Swift like the rest of the Maruti cars now has no diesel on offer. The Swift comes with a 1.2-Litre, VTVT, petrol-engine making 82 bhp and 113 Nm of torque. The Kia Seltos, on the other hand, comes with a plethora of powertrain options and variants.

    Maruti Suzuki Swift
    Maruti Suzuki Swift

    The Seltos comes with 1.5-litre diesel engine making 114 bhp, 1.5-litre petrol engine making 113 bhp and a 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine making 138 bhp. You can choose the right variant that could help you accommodate two cars for your family in the budget.

    Prices of the Kia Seltos and Maruti Swift start at Rs.9.89 lakh (ex-showroom) and Rs.5.19 lakh (ex-showroom) respectively.

  5. Budget – Rs. 30 Lakh | Isuzu D-max V-cross & Tata Nexon

    This combination can be your way nailing the city hustle and trailing off from the mundane routine onto uncharted territories. The D-max V-cross is the only lifestyle pickup truck currently on sale in India. It’s credentials and the overall package makes for an exciting and reliable lifestyle vehicle for you to rover over distant rough trails on weekends.

    Isuzu D-Max V-Cross Blue
    Isuzu D-Max V-Cross Blue

    If you’d also like to have this sturdiness while driving in the city but need it in a more ergonomic package, then you might want to club your lifestyle off-roader with a car like the Tata Nexon.

    The Nexon with its subcompact SUV proportions, sufficient power delivery and host of comfort features is a phenomenal car as a daily driver. The best thing about the Nexon is that it is capable of offering the practicality of a city car while having a hint of aggressiveness like a rugged SUV.

    Recommended Read: Why Aren’t Pick-Up Trucks Picking Up on India?

    Isuzu D-max V-cross & Tata Nexon | Specifications and Price

    If you’re willing to stretch your budget to a greater extent, you could get the Nexon EV instead of the standard Nexon.

    Tata Nexon XM(S)
    Tata Nexon XM (S)

    The standard Tata Nexon comes with a 1.5-Litre diesel engine making 108 bhp and a 1.2-Litre petrol one making 118 bhp. Both the engines come mated to a manual and AMT gearbox.

    The Isuzu D-max V-cross has got two powertrain options, a 2.5-litre diesel engine mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and a newer 2.0-litre diesel mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.

    Prices for the Isuzu D-max V-cross and Tata Nexon start at Rs.16.54 lakh (ex-showroom) and Rs. 6.99 lakh (ex-showroom) respectively.

  6. Budget Rs. 35 Lakh | Toyota Innova Crysta and Honda City

    You cannot go wrong with these two cars, period. The Innova Crysta is the car that will make your family and your relatives love you for buying. Since you’ll then be the go-to guy for all of the big-fat family outings. Even from the immediate owner’s perspective, the Innova Crysta is the perfect blend of power and luxury. There is no doubt that it will be worth every penny that you’ll spend on it.

    Toyota Innova Crysta Leadership Edition
    Toyota Innova Crysta Leadership Edition

    However, hauling a 4.7-meter long car as a daily drive could be a hassle in India. You’ll need another car at your service which is less of a trouble to manoeuvre. But don’t wanna compromise on that combination of power and luxury as well.

    Hence, the Honda City makes it to another combination on this list. The City along with the Innova is a combination so regal, if not anything else, it sure screams to the world that you have arrived.

    Popular Read: Revisiting the Toyota Innova and Why India loves this MPV

    The Innova has its comfy 7-seater configuration and best-in-class ride comfort while the City has got the immaculate i-VTEC engine and massive rear legroom. These two cars make up for each other flaws and embrace their individual strengths like no other.

    Toyota Innova Crysta & Honda City | Specifications and Price

    Fifth-generation Honda City
    Fifth-generation Honda City

    While we did mention the specs and price of the Honda City above, the Innova Crysta’s specs go like this: a 2.4-litre diesel engine making 147 bhp and 2.7-litre petrol engine making 163 bhp. Transmission options across are 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic. Prices for the Innova Crysta start at Rs. 15.66 lakh (ex-showroom).

So here’s the list of two-car garages for all the popular budget range that we think would be ideal. Write in the comments section what according to you is the perfect two-car garage for a particular budget.

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Vaibhav Arora
Content Developer at GoMechanic | Auto Journalist | Been a car guy ever since i remember opening my eyes | Golden Age for cars is long gone | Guilty of hooning out on the streets |


  1. I’m sorry this list is rubbish. Honda City, and innova, are fine and the swift is good enough as well, but all the other options are horrible


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