New & Upcoming Small Cars in India Under 6 lakhs

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Small cars, which comprise a major chunk of the total four wheeler sales in India, rule Indian roads. When we say small cars, we’re referring to the ones that are under 4 metres in length. What this means is there are multiple body styles which fall under the small car category including hatchbacks, compact sedans and compact SUVs. Naturally, this highly lucrative segment attracts many automobile manufacturers. In the coming months, we will witness the launch of at least six new small cars under Rs. 6 lakh. Scroll down to know more about the New & Upcoming Small Cars in India Under 6 lakhs

Upcoming Small Cars in India Under 6 lakhs Price, Launch 2016 - 2017

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Upcoming Small Cars in India Under 6 lakhs

New Hyundai Santro

Yes, the Hyundai Santro is coming back! However, the launch will happen only 2018. It is very likely that the new Santro will debut at the Auto Expo 2018. Prices could start at Rs 4 Lakh. The earlier Hyundai Santro was powered by a 1.1-litre petrol engine. The new Hyundai Santro, however, is likely to get a 1.0-litre engine from the Eon.

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Engine Type/ Displacement 1.0 litre 3-cyl Petrol/CNG
Power (estimated) 68 bhp
Torque (estimated) 94 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual
Expected Launch Date Second Quarter 2018
Price (estimated) (ex-showroom) Rs. 4 lakh

Tata Kite 5 Compact Sedan

First on our list of upcoming small cars in India under 6 lakhs is the Kite 5. The newly launched Tiago hatchback will be joined by a compact sedan sibling by the end of 2016 or early 2017. Showcased at the Auto Expo in Feb under the Kite 5 moniker, the compact sedan will be positioned below the Zest. It will become the cheapest car in its segment when it arrives in showrooms. It will share engines with the Tiago. Expect prices to start at around Rs. 3.8 lakh.

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Engine Type/ Displacement 1.2 litre 4-cyl Petrol/1.05 litre 3 cyl diesel
Power (estimated) 74 bhp/69 bhp
Torque (estimated) 114 Nm/140 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual
Expected Launch Date Second Quarter 2017
Price (estimated) (ex-showroom) Rs. 4-6.5 lakh

Tata Tiago AMT

Tata will automatic transmission variants to the Tiago lineup in the coming months. Initially, only the petrol Tiago will get the 5-speed AMT. Diesel variants with the AMT will come along later. Pricing, akin to the manual Tiago, will be very aggressive. Tiago AMT will compete with the Maruti Celerio AMT and Wagon R AMT.

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Engine Type/ Displacement 1.2 litre 4-cylinder Petrol
Power (estimated) 74 bhp
Torque (estimated) 114 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed AMT
Expected Launch Date End 2016
Price (estimated) (ex-showroom) Rs. 4.60 – 5.50 lakh

Maruti Ignis

Next on our list of upcoming small cars in India under 6 lakhs is the Ignis mini-SUV. Another concept that was on display at the Auto Expo. Maruti Suzuki will launch the mini SUV in early 2017. It will be positioned as a micro-SUV and will be sold through the Nexa sales channel. In all likelihood, it will draw power from a 1.2 L petrol and 1.3 L diesel engine that will be similar in terms of specifications to the Maruti Swift/Dzire/Baleno.

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Engine Type/ Displacement 1.2 ltr Petrol/1.3 ltr diesel
Power (estimated) 83 bhp/74 bhp
Torque (estimated) 115 Nm/190 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual
Expected Launch Date Early 2017
Price (estimated) (ex-showroom) Rs. 5-7.5 lakh 

New Chevrolet Beat

The new Beat is the first of multiple new Chevrolet models on our list of upcoming small cars in India under 6 lakhs. The next 24 months will witness a whole host of new launches from Chevrolet in India. One of the firsts to arrive will be the new 2017 Beat. The new model is based on the current car. However, GM India has given it a thorough makeover in order to help it handle the competition better. Engine lineup might be carried over unchanged.

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Engine Type/ Displacement 1.2 ltr Petrol/1.0 ltr diesel
Power (estimated) 79 bhp/57 bhp
Torque (estimated) 108 Nm/150 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual
Expected Launch Date Early 2017
Price (estimated) (ex-showroom) Rs. 4-6 lakh

Chevrolet Beat Activ

Instead of launching the next generation Spark/Beat in India, GM has decided to bring in a heavily reworked version of the current car in order to keep costs in check. This new model will spawn multiple body styles, one of which will be the Beat Activ Crossover. It made an appearance in the concept form at the Auto Expo. And GM recently released images of the production-ready model.Expect a launch in early 2017.

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Engine Type/ Displacement 1.2 ltr Petrol/1.0 ltr diesel
Power (estimated) 79 bhp/57 bhp
Torque (estimated) 108 Nm/150 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual
Expected Launch Date Early 2017
Price (estimated) (ex-showroom) Rs. 4.3-6.3 lakh

Chevrolet Essentia

Chevrolet has three models on our list of upcoming small cars in India under 6 lakhs. The new Beat slated for launch next year will also spawn a compact sedan derivative called ‘Essentia’. Showcased at the Auto Expo in near production-ready guise, the Essentia will sit below the current crop of compact sedans on sale in India and will rival the upcoming Kite 5 compact sedan. Expect prices to start at INR 4.5 lacs.

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Engine Type/ Displacement 1.2 litre Petrol/1.0 litre diesel
Power (estimated) 79 bhp/57 bhp
Torque (estimated) 108 Nm/150 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual
Expected Launch Date Q1 2017
Price (estimated) (ex-showroom) Rs. 4.5-6.5 lakh

Hyundai Grand i10 Facelift

Hyundai enters the list of upcoming small cars in India under 6 lakhs with the 2017 Grand i10. Hyundai’s popular Grand i10 hatchback is all set to receive a facelift soon. The updates will be similar to the ones we have seen on the new 2017 Hyundai i10 for Europe. It will get a new nose featuring a new grille and bumpers. There will also be a new rear bumper and minor updates to the interiors.

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Engine Type/ Displacement 1.2 litre Petrol/1.1 litre Diesel
Power (estimated) 82 PS/71 PS
Torque (estimated) 114 Nm/160 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic/5-speed manual
Expected Launch Date Early 2017
Price (estimated) (ex-showroom) Rs. 5.10-7.46 lakh

Hyundai Xcent Facelift

Hyundai will roll out an updated Xcent compact sedan next year. The changes made to the Xcent will be similar to the 2017 Grand i10. Which means it will get a new nose and possible updates to the rear. Much of the interiors and features are likely to remain the same. Expect the 2017 Hyundai Xcent facelift launch to take place in the first half of 2017.

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Engine Type/ Displacement 1.2 litre Petrol/1.1 litre Diesel
Power (estimated) 82 PS/71 PS
Torque (estimated) 114 Nm/160 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic/5-speed manual
Expected Launch Date Second Half 2017
Price (estimated) (ex-showroom) Rs. 5.10-7.46 lakh

Tata Tiago Sport

Initially, Tata was planning to launch a performance version of the Bolt hatchback – Bolt Sport. However, due to poor demand for the hatch, they seem to have cancelled those plans. Instead, Tata Motors will launch a souped-up variant of the Tiago hatchback. Powering the Tata Tiago Sport will be a turbocharged 1.2-litre three cylinder engine. Max. power could be around 120 PS. We expect a price of Rs. 6-7 Lakhs. This is the same engine that will power the upcoming Nexon compact SUV. Tata Tiago Sport launch should happen sometime next year.

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Engine(s) 1.2 L Turbo Petrol
Power 120 PS
Torque 146 Nm
Transmission 5-Speed Manual
Expected launch date Mid 2017
Estimated Price Rs 6-7 lakh

Datsun Go Cross

Datsun is working towards bringing the Go Cross concept into production by the end of 2017. It was present at the Auto Expo in February and is based on the GO+ MPV on sale in India. With the decline in popularity of MPVs and rising demand for SUVs and crossovers, the GO Cross could turn out to be a big seller in our market.

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Engine Type/ Displacement 1.2 ltr Petrol
Power (estimated) 67 bhp
Torque (estimated) 104 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual
Expected Launch Date Late 2017
Price (estimated) (ex-showroom) INR 4.5 – 6.5 lakhs

2017 Maruti Swift

The popular Swift hatchback looks set to get a replacement next year in the form of the next generation model. The 2017 Swift will make its debut in March next year and should make it to India before the end of 2017. It will employ the same engines as the current model, but the diesel variants will benefit from Maruti‘s mild hybrid tech. Prices will increase slightly to around INR 4.8 lakhs for the base model.

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Engine Type/ Displacement 1.2 litre Petrol/1.3 litre Diesel
Power (estimated) 87 PS/78 PS
Torque (estimated) 115 Nm/190 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual
Expected Launch Date Late 2017
Price (estimated) (ex-showroom) INR 4.8 – 7.5 lakhs

2017 Maruti Dzire

Adding to the list of upcoming small cars in India under 6 lakhs is the sedan derivative of the Swift. The launch of the new generation Swift will be accompanied by that of the new Dzire. Some reports even suggest the compact sedan will arrive before its hatchback sibling in India. Like the new Swift, the 2017 Dzire will also get all-new exteriors and new interiors. The features list will also be longer. However, engine options could be the same as the current car.

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Engine Type/ Displacement 1.2 litre Petrol/1.3 litre Diesel
Power (estimated) 87 PS/78 PS
Torque (estimated) 115 Nm/190 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual or 5-speed AMT
Expected Launch Date Late 2017
Price (estimated) (ex-showroom) INR 5.5-8.5 lakhs
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Model Launch Date Price
Tata Kite 5 Compact Sedan Second Quarter 2017 INR 4-6.5 lakhs
Tata Tiago Sport Mid 2017 INR 6-7 lakhs
Tata Tiago AMT Mid 2017 INR 4.5-6 lakhs
Maruti Ignis Early 2017 INR 5-7.5 lakhs
New Chevrolet Beat Second Quarter 2017 INR 4-6 lakhs
Chevrolet Beat Activ Second Quarter 2017 INR 4.3-6.3 lakhs
Chevrolet Essentia Second Quarter 2017 INR 4.5-6.5 lakhs
Datsun Go Cross Late 2017 INR 4.5 – 6.5 lakhs
2017 Maruti Swift Late 2017 INR 4.8-7.5 lakhs

New Small Cars Under 6 Lakhs

Renault Kwid 1.0 L AMT

Renault has added an automatic variant to its popular new hatchback. The Kwid AMT features a new 1.0 L engine that is more powerful than the 0.8 L petrol. This new automatic transmission is a 5-speed AMT unit as seen at the Auto Expo in February. Kwid AMT features a gear selector knob placed below the aircon controls. It does not come with the option of manual gear changes. The Renault Kwid AMT is available only in the RxT(O) trim priced at Rs. 4.25 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Here’s our Renault Kwid AMT review.

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Engine Type/ Displacement 1.0 litre 3-cylinder Petrol
Power 67 bhp
Torque 91 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed AMT
Price (ex-showroom Delhi) Rs. 4.25 lakhs

New Honda Brio

Honda rolled out the first major update of the Brio hatchback in October 2016. It features a new front end similar to the Amaze facelift’s. The updates to the interiors are also similar to what we saw on the Amaze facelift earlier this year. It continues with the same 1.2 litre engine as the current model. The new 2016 Honda Brio facelift gets a new nose, new features and marginal increase in price.

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Engine Type/ Displacement 1.2 litre 3-cylinder Petrol
Power 87 bhp
Torque 109 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed MT/5-speed AT
Price (ex-showroom Delhi) Rs. 4.69-6.82 lakh

Toyota Etios Liva Facelift

Toyota recently introduced facelifted versions of the Etios twins in India. They feature cosmetic updates to the front end and changes to the interiors. The Etios Liva facelift gets a new, sportier nose, new alloys and a new instrument console. Engine options remain the same. Prices start at Rs. 5.24 lakh for the base petrol variant.

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 Price Rs. 5.24-7.44 lakh
Engine 1.2 litre Petrol/ 1.4 litre Diesel
Power 79 BHP/ 67 BHP
Torque 104 Nm/ 170 Nm
Transmission 5-Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 895 kg/ 975 KGs
Ground Clearance 170 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 litres
Boot Capacity 251 litres

Renault Kwid

The Renault Kwid made its international debut in India back in May 2015 and was finally launched the following September. The Maruti Alto 800 rival gets unique crossover-like styling. This seems to have gone down very well with Indian customers. Renault is also claiming best in class mileage of 25.17 kpl and a starting price of INR 2.57 lacs. A new variant packing a 1.0 L petrol engine and an AMT ‘box has also gone on sale.

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Engine Type/ Displacement 799cc Petrol/999cc Petrol
Power 54 PS/68 Ps
Torque 72 Nm/91 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed Manual/5-speed Manual
Mileage 25.17 kmpl/23.01 kmpl
Price (ex-showroom) INR 2.62-3.96 lakhs

New Ford Figo Hatchback

The once popular Ford Figo hatchback got a replacement in 2015. The all-new model is available in the hatchback as well as the compact sedan form. Both cars are very impressive packages boasting of impressive mileage, powerful engines and an extensive list of features. Here are the links to Ford Figo and Ford Aspire reviews.

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Engine Type/ Displacement 1.2 ltr Petrol/1.5 diesel/1.5 Petrol
Power  86.8 bhp/98.6 bhp/110 bhp
Torque  112 Nm/215 Nm/136 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed MT/5-speed MT/6-speed AT
Mileage 18.16 kpl/25.83 kpl/17 kpl
Price (ex-showroom) INR 4.47-7.61 lakhs

Tata Tiago

Launched just a few months ago, the Tiago is easily one of the most important products in the history of Tata Motors. The hatchback comes with very attractive pricing coupled with premium interiors and oodles of interior space. It also scores high on features, list of equipment and build quality. The newly developed 1.2 L Petrol and 1.05 L Diesel engines impress as well.

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Engine Type/ Displacement 1.2 ltr 4-cyl Petrol/1.05 ltr 3 cyl diesel
Power 74 bhp/69 bhp
Torque 114 Nm/140 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual
Mileage 23.84 kpl/27.28 kpl
Price (ex-showroom) INR 3.20 – 5.54 lakhs

Mahindra KUV100

This product is a mix of hatchback and SUV. It targets large hatchbacks such as the Hyundai Grand i10 and Maruti Swift. It gets new 1.2 L Petrol and Diesel engine and a very unique 3+3 optional seating layout. Prices start at a very reasonable INR 4.57 lacs (petrol) and INR 5.41 lacs (diesel).

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Engine Type/ Displacement 1.2 ltr Petrol/1.2 ltr diesel
Power  82 bhp/77 bhp
Torque  115 Nm/190 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual
Mileage 18.15 kmpl/25.32 kpl
Price (ex-showroom) INR 4.57-7.03 lakhs

 

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