It’s not easy to find cars that meet one’s requirements in terms of design, features or power and don’t break the bank at the same time. Below is a list of 10 such cars that can most certainly be considered good cars and are under the price tag of 10 lakhs INR. The list is in no order whatsoever and is completely random.
India’s first car that received a 5 star in Global NCAP testing, Tata made every Indian proud with this achievement. The subcompact SUV with its new BS6 compliant petrol engine generates 118bhp 170Nm torque while the diesel engine outputs 108bhp and 260Nm torque. Tata Nexon is certainly one of the best cars you could ask for under 10 lakhs.
Lowest variant priced at 7.88Lakhs INR.
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The second car in Indian history that scored a 5 star in Global NCAP, Tata doesn’t mess around with the safety of its passengers. Even though its a hatchback it’s still spacious and one of the most stylish looking in the list. The lowest variant offers a 12.L Revotron engine with 85bhp power and 113Nm torque. There is only one issue that people might find to be a dealbreaker is that Tata Altroz doesn’t have an Automatic transmission.
Lowest variant priced at 5.88 Lakhs
Maruti Suzuki Dzire
The Dzire recently got a facelift to make it more appealing against its rivals. It is powered by a 1.2L 4 cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine outputting 90 bhp and 113Nm torque. The engine is a BS6 compliant one. Dzire falls in the sub 4mt segment which faces the most competition thus it allows for us, as consumers better cars and options due to the challenge the cars give each other.
Lowest variant priced at 5.89 Lakhs.
Hyundai’s first entry in the compact SUV segment, the Venue launched in 2019 and is still going strong giving cars like Maruti Suzuki Dzire a challenge. The car gets three engine options, two petrol and one diesel. The petrol engines are 1.2L petrol engine outputting 82bhp power and 115Nm torque and a 1.0L turbo petrol engine with 118bhp power and 172Nm torque. The diesel engine is a 1.5L delivering 98bhp and 240Nm torque.
Lowest variant priced at 7.61 Lakhs
2020 Hyundai Verna
Another car on the list that just got a new facelift, Hyundai Verna has gone far and beyond and received eight new features that are first in the segment. Things like front wireless charging, Digital Instrument Cluster, Smart Boot and emergency stop signal to name a few. The car offers three engines and 4 new trims. The engines include 1.5L MPI petrol, 1.0L turbo GDI and a 1.5L diesel. The turbo engine gets a 7-speed DCT followed by 1.5L petrol getting 6-Speed MT while the 1.5L diesel gets a 6-Speed MT and 6-Speed AT.
Lowest Variant Priced at 9.31 Lakhs
Hyundai Elite i20
Another Hyundai on the list, the Elite i20 is a car loved by the country. It did lose its diesel engine because of the new BS6 norms but the petrol engine is nothing to scoff at. The 1.2 L Kappa petrol engine outputs 81bhp and 113Nm torque. The hatchback features a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system supporting both Apple Car Play and Andriod Auto. The elite i20 gets four different variants named the Magna, Sportz+, Sportz+ Dual Tone and Asta (O).
Lowest variant priced at 7.38 Lakhs.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno
Another Maruti on the list, the Baleno features a 1.2dualjet engine with an output of 89bhp and 113Nm torque it gets paired with a 5-Speed manual transmission. Efficiency claim of 23.87kmpl also comes along with the engine. Baleno also has the company in house technology called the smart hybrid system which boasts fuel economy of the car. The car is also rumoured to get a 48V hybrid system as there have been prototype testing which could give it a slight price hike and even an edge against its rivals like the elite i20 and Tata Altroz.
Lowest variant priced at 8.23 lakhs INR
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
The third Maruti on the list, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone as Maruti is known for making budget cars that work. The BS6 Brezza gets a 1.5L petrol engine 103bhp and 138Nm torque. This engine is similar to cars like Ciaz and Ertiga. Another new addition that Brezza is getting is the first-ever manual transmission car to get SHVS system. The smart hybrid system is an interesting piece of technology. it uses two batteries instead of one and has a small electric motor. the electric motor always starts the car from neutral or when the ignition is turned on thus saving fuel.
Lowest variant priced at 8.25 Lakhs.
Ford Ecosport gets a 1.5L VCT petrol engine with an output of 121bhp and 149Nm torque. ARAI mileage of 15.9kmpl it is a BS6 compliant engine. It also gets safety features including ABS with EBD and dual airbags while higher variants get features like voice recognition infotainment system, rear-view camera, parking sensors and so on.
Lowest variant prices at 9.02 Lakhs INR
The BS6 honda amaze can be considered similar to what the BS4 version was with the same engine and same output. The car gets 2 engines. The 1.2 Litre engine provides 88Bhp and 110Nm torque while the 1.5-litre diesel outputs 99bhp and 200Nm of rotational force. both engines are paired with a CVT and manual transmission. Safety features include Anti-Lock Braking system to prevent steering lock while braking two airbags. Amaze also gets Electronic Brakeforce Distribution to prevent rolling over at high-speed turns.
Lowest Variant Priced at 6.10 Lakhs.
This concludes the list of top 10 cars under 10 lakhs. Most of these cars are common on the Indian street and you may own one of them too. The list was in no way a tier list. We do however consider these 10 cars to be the best in the budget.