Currently, in the Indian market, there are a number of segments which exist below the mark of INR 10 lakh. From entry-level hatchbacks to the premium hatchbacks, this price bracket includes it all. And as a result of this, it observes one of the largest sales in as compared to any other price bracket above. In this report, we have handpicked all the cars in India which promise to offer the best of capabilities and also cost less than INR 10 lakh. We tell you everything that you need to know about these cars from their price, features, specifications and mileage.
Best Cars In India Below 10 Lakh- Maruti Suzuki Ciaz
Our favourite among the best cars in India below 10 lakhs is the Ciaz. Maruti has done a stellar job with its mid-size sedan. A replacement for the SX4, the Ciaz is everything its predecessor wasn’t and more. It looks like a proper sedan since it hasn’t been derived from a hatchback, it’s packed with features, its got classy interiors and the company claims that the diesel version, with the mild hybrid tech, is the most efficient of its kind in India delivering a claimed mileage of 28.09 kmpl!
Spec for spec the Ciaz is cheaper than the City and came out on top in our comparison between the two. The engines might seem a bit underpowered but thanks to clever gearing and intelligent torque distribution, the lack of power are barely noticeable. This is Maruti’s first truly successful product towards the premium end of the market and also the best car to buy under 10 lakhs in India right now.
|Engine||1.4 L (91 bhp-130 Nm)||1.3 L DDiS200 (89 bhp-200 Nm)|
|Transmission||5-speed MT/4-speed AT||5-speed MT|
|Mileage||20.73 kmpl/19/12 kmpl||28.09 kmpl|
|Price (ex-showroom Delhi)||Rs. 7.83 – 10.63 lakh||Rs. 9.50 – 11.62 lakh|
Best Cars In India Below 10 Lakh- New Maruti Dzire
If you are looking to buy a sedan under INR 10 lakh but want something compact, then the new Maruti Dzire is the ideal choice for you. Under the sub-4-meter mark, the new Dzire is one of the best looking compact sedan in India. With this generation update, the Dzire no longer looks like a mere extension of the Swift. In addition to this, it comes with a much more modern cabin layout and comes with a decent feature list as well. With its new lightweight HEARTECT platform, the Dzire is quite a lot more fuel-efficient than before. Not only this but now it comes with an AMT gearbox, in both the petrol as well as the manual versions.
|Engine||1.2-litre K-Series (82 BHP/113 Nm)||1.3 L DDiS (74 bhp/190 Nm)|
|Transmission||5-speed MT/AMT||5-speed MT/AMT|
|Mileage||22 km/l||28.09 km/l|
|Price (ex-showroom Delhi)||Rs. 5.56 – 8.43 lakh||Rs. 6.56 – 9.43 lakh|
Best Cars In India Below 10 Lakh- Maruti Vitara Brezza
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., following years of development, launched the Vitara Brezza compact SUV in 2016 and it became an instant hit. It has managed to find its way into our list of the best cars in India below 10 lakhs. It gets a smart exterior complete with SUV-like design highlights such as the body cladding, flat bonnet, squared off wheel arches, etc. The interiors come finished in all black and the list of features is also very impressive. But the biggest selling point of the Vitara Brezza is its price. At a starting price of just over 7 lakhs, it undercuts its chief rival, the Ford EcoSport, by a good margin. The SUV comes with only a 1.3 L diesel unit, which puts out 89 bhp and 200 Nm with a claimed fuel mileage of 24.3 kp/l.
|Engine||1.3 L (89 bhp & 200 Nm)|
|Price (ex-showroom Delhi)||Rs. 7.28-9.73 lakh|
Best Cars In India Below 10 Lakh- Ford EcoSport
Ford India has recently updated the EcoSport with its mid-life facelift. It is the very car that started the compact SUV storm in India. When the car was initially launched, the demand for it was so huge that Ford had to stop taking bookings for some time. In its current avatar, the Ford EcoSport is brawnier than ever. The restyled front end looks even more dominating. And it continues to come with its signature, the boot-lid mounted spare-wheel.
The cabin of the new Ford EcoSport has undergone a massive change. The design is completely new and looks quite premium and modern. The material quality has also taken a step ahead. In addition to all this, this compact SUV from Ford now comes with a new touchscreen infotainment system which is Ford’s SYNC 3 enabled. With this update, the automaker has dropped the 1.0-litre EcoBoost engine.
|Engine||1.5 L Ti-VCT (110 bhp-140 Nm)||1.5 L TDCi (99 bhp-205 Nm)|
|Transmission||5-speed MT or 6-speed DCT||5-speed MT|
|Mileage||15.8 kmpl||22.7 kmpl|
|Price (ex-showroom Delhi)||Rs. 7.77-11.31 lakh||Rs. 8.37-11.00 lakh|
Best Cars In India Below 10 Lakh- Hyundai Elite i20
Out of the current breed of premium hatchback available in India, we believe the best out of these if the Hyundai Elite i20. It offers the best premium quality cabins and is also the most feature loaded. Not only this but the refinement levels, be it the petrol or diesel engine, is quite impressive as well. With the 2018 update, the i20 now comes with several aesthetic modifications and feature updates as well. In addition to dual-airbags and ABS with EBD as standard across the range, the i20 comes with six-airbags in the top-spec version.
|Engine||1.2 L (82 bhp-115 Nm)||1.4 L TDCi (89 bhp-220 Nm)|
|Transmission||5-speed MT||6-speed MT|
|Mileage||18.6 kmpl||22.54 kmpl|
|Price (ex-showroom Delhi)||Rs. 5.35-7.91 lakh||Rs. 6.73-9.16 lakh|
Best Cars In India Below 10 Lakh- Volkswagen Polo GT TSI
Some might find the inclusion of the Polo GT TSI in our list of the best cars in India below 10 lakhs surprising. However, for buyers looking for a fun to drive, small-car within a budget of 10 lakhs, there is nothing else on offer. One of the hottest hatchbacks on sale in India currently, the Polo GT TSI combines the standard car’s practicality with performance. It is powered by a 1.2-litre turbocharged TSI motor producing 103 bhp and 175 Nm of torque. That engine has been mated to VW‘s 7 speed DSG dual clutch ‘box and what you get is a car that is an absolute hoot to drive.
The last facelift also made the cabin a better place to be in. Build quality is top notch and the car rides well too hitting speeds of 150 km/h with ease. On the outside, there’s not much to differentiate the GT from the standard car except for a badge on the grille and a sticker on the C-pillar. The Polo GT TSI is a bit expensive and hence, doesn’t appeal to the masses.
|Engine||1.2 L Turbocharged (103 bhp-175 Nm)|
|Price (ex-showroom Delhi)||Rs. 9.20 lakh|
Best Cars in India Below 10 Lakh – Car Buying Guide
|Model Name||Price (ex-showroom Delhi)|
|Maruti Suzuki Ciaz||Rs. 7.83-11.62 lakh|
|Maruti Suzuki Dzire||Rs. 5.56-9.43|
|Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza||Rs. 7.28-9.73 lakh|
|Ford EcoSport||Rs. 7.77-11.00 lakh|
|Hyundai Elite i20||Rs. 5.35-9.16 lakh|
|Volkswagen Polo GT TSI||Rs. 9.11 lakh|
So which one of the cars from our list of Best Cars in India below 10 lakhs interests you? Think we’ve missed out on a car which you think is better suited to the list of best cars in India under 10 lakhs? Then do let us know in the comments section below. Also, stay tuned for more posts like the Best Cars in India below 10 lakhs feature we have here.
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