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5 Upcoming Cars Under 5 Lakhs | Post-Lockdown Car Buying Options

The sub 5 lakh, which is considered the budget bracket, is the most popular car category in India. With the COVID-19 lockdown almost coming to an end, car manufacturers are gearing up to launch these cars which have been shelved for the last 2 months. If you out in the market looking to purchase your first and economy car, here we have a list of 5 upcoming car priced under the 5 lakh price mark. Have a look!

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  1. Tata HBX (Micro SUV)

    Expected Price: Rs 4.5 to Rs. 7 lakh (Ex-Showroom)

    The Tata HBX Micro-SUV
    The Tata HBX Micro-SUV | 5 Upcoming Cars Under 5 Lakhs

    The Tata HBX (H2X) was unveiled a few months back at the 2020 Auto Expo and now Tata has confirmed that the micro SUV might just be around the corner. We can easily expect the HBX mini SUV to make its debut in 2021. In fact, as per Pratap Bose, Vice President, Global Design at Tata Motors the HBX SUV is 95% production-ready. It was earlier supposed to launch in April/May 2020 but, got delayed due to the COVID19 pandemic that has spread across the nation.

    The HBX is the company’s smallest car built on the ALFA platform. Even smaller than the Altroz. This is evident by those small 15-inch wheels and overall compact dimensions. But kudos to Tata on the design part, as the car looks apart with its SUV-ish looks thanks to the flat bonnet, faux skid plates, roof and a taller stance.

    The Tata HBx will be powered by the same 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine that does duty on the Altroz, Tigor and the Tiago. The car will also come with a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed AMT. This 1.2-litre motor produces 85bhp and 110nm of peak torque. Tata has not commented on the inclusion of a diesel engine and has recently discontinued the 1.05-litre turbo-diesel unit.

  2. 2020 Honda Brio (Hatchback)

    Expected Price: Rs 5 lakh to 7 lakh (Ex-Showroom)

    All New Honda Brio RS
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    Honda has discontinued the production of the old Honda Brio back in 2019. There are faint details on the return of the Honda Brio as a 2020 model. Honda has unveiled the 2019 Brio at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show in Jakarta. The new Brio takes a lot of design hints from the current-gen Honda Amaze.

    The second-generation Brio uses the same 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine good for 90PS of power and 110Nm of torque. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual and a 7-speed CVT. A diesel option will also be made available for the Indian market. The estimated launch date is speculated to be in December 2020.

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  3. Maruti Suzuki XL5 (Hatchback)

    Expected Price: Rs 5 lakh to Rs 6.5 lakh (Ex-Showroom)

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    Maruti Suzuki XL5 | 5 Upcoming Cars Under 5 Lakhs

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    Alright, this might fetch a higher premium over 5 lakh. But given Maruti’s history, they might price it very aggressively. Maruti Suzuki XL5 is set to retain the original tall boy design and the dimensions the same as that of the 3rd generation WagonR. Although it will receive some minor feature upgrades including Split LED Headlamps with LED DRLs.

    The Maruti Suzuki XL5 has been spotted numerous times and is with its looks it is also being referred to as a suited booted version of the WagonR. Out of the above, the car is expected to be available via the Maruti Suzuki’s NEXA showrooms.

    Compared to WagonR, the XL5 will be made available in the market in Alpha and Zeta trims while featuring a BS6 compliant K12M petrol engine. The 1.2-litre four-cylinder inline petrol engine will be capable of generating maximum power of 82 hp at 6,000 rpm and a peak torque of 113Nm at 4,200 RPM.

  4. Hyundai AX (Mini SUV)

    Expected Price: Rs 3 Lakhs to Rs 6 Lakhs (Ex-Showroom)

    Hyundai Curb at the Auto Expo 2020
    Hyundai Curb at the Auto Expo 2020

    The Hyundai AX is Hyundai’s answer to the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso, meaning that the AX will be a “Micro-SUV”. The Hyundai AX will a small car and the company is planning to foot itself in the budget/economy car category (Just what the now-discontinued Hyundai EON failed to do). The Hyundai AX will be based on the same K1 platform, same as the Hyundai Santro. The concept of the AX was last seen in the February 2020 Auto Expo which was a 3-door car called the Hyundai Curb.

    In-depth details are not revealed yet, but we speculate the car will have all the features that are in-trend in the year 2020. Connected car technology to name one. For the engine, the Hyundai AX might make use of the same engine as on the current Hyundai Santro; a 1.1L naturally aspirated 4-cylinder producing 69 PS and 99 Nm of torque. Shifting duty is done via a 5-speed manual and 5-speed AMT as optional.

  5. 2020 Datsun Redi-Go (Hatchback)

    Expected Price: Rs 3 lakh to Rs 3.90 lakh (800cc Variant)
    Rs 4 lakh to Rs 4.8 lakh (1000cc) (Ex-Showroom)

    2020 Datsun-RediGO facelift
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    Images of the 2020 Datsun Redi-Go were recently leaked online which shows quite a departure from the Red-Go we know. The economy hatchback now gets a meaner face with “L-Type” LED DRLs up front. The wheels have a snazzy cover over them to give it a more upmarket look and keep the cost down.

    On the inside, the 2020 Redi-Go gets a new dashboard with a new infotainment system (probably from the Renault Kwid) and new fabric seats. The interior is in a dual-tone shade. Other features include front-driver and passenger airbags, high-speed and seatbelt warning system, rear camera with sensor and more.

    The engine will be the same 0.8-litre and 1.0-litre but will be BS6 compliant. Transmission options will include a 5-speed manual and an AMT option (Only on the 1.0-litre variant).

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Akshat Ajeya
Akshat Ajeya
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