When it comes to driving enthusiasts, regular cars just don’t do the trick which is why we take a look at some exciting options under Rs 15 lakh.
In this post, we shall acquaint ourselves with the 5 best cars for automobile enthusiasts under Rs 15 lakh in India. The aim is not to find the fastest car of the lot but unique cars that offer more to the owners than just a way to commute on a daily basis. Therefore, you’ll see vehicles from various segments due to their specific capabilities. Without further ado, let us dive into it.
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Top 5 Enthusiast Cars in India Under Rs 15 Lakh
Thar is arguably the most capable off-roader under Rs 15 lakh. It comes with powerful engine options and MT/AT transmission options and a hardcore 4×4 drivetrain. In its most powerful iteration, the Thar comes with a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine making 150 hp and 320 Nm of peak power and torque. The prices start from Rs 13.59 lakh, ex-showroom.
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Hyundai i20 N Line
Hyundai i20 N Line is the hot-hatch version of the regular model. It comes with a re-calibrated suspension and a more powerful 1.0-litre 3-cylinder turbo petrol engine developing 120 PS and 172 Nm of peak power and torque. There are options of an iMT and 7-speed DCT transmissions. The prices start at Rs 10 lakh, ex-showroom.
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Skoda Slavia / VW Virtus
Both these sedans are essentially the same in terms of the powertrain and driving dynamics. The 1.0-litre TSI variants of both these are priced in the vicinity of Rs 11 lakh to Rs 11.30 lakh, ex-showroom. This peppy engine churns out a decent 115 hp and 175 Nm of peak power and torque.
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One of the most popular SUVs in the country, Mahindra XUV700 starts at a cool Rs 13.45 lakh, ex-showroom. Even in its base MX trim, the SUV comes with a 2.0-litre direct-injection mStallion turbo petrol engine that makes a whopping 200 hp and 380 Nm of peak power and torque.
Now, you might think that the Swift is not as powerful as some of the other vehicles on this list. But it is the price point at which you are able to get this popular car that makes it an enticing proposition. It comes with a 1.2-litre petrol engine that produces 88 hp and 113 Nm of peak power and torque and the prices start at just Rs 5.92 lakh, ex-showroom. Which out of these do you prefer and why?
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