It’s the time of the year again when festivity drapes everything around us. And we know how hard it is to resist the temptation of owning your dream car finally. As most you are toying with the idea of a perfect car which is well within your budget this festive season, here we have tried to compile a list of feature loaded few of the best cars which you can own under 10 Lakh in India 2020.
For cars under 10 Lakh, the Indian four-wheeler segment has more than 50 plus new products on offer from different four-wheelar brands. If we talk about few of the most popular brand in this segment, and our favorite pick, then we have Hyundai i20 (Rs 6.79 – 11.32 Lakh), Kia Sonet (Rs 6.71 – 12.99 Lakh), Tata Altroz (Rs 5.44 – 8.95 Lakh) leading the buyer perception in terms of best car under 1o lakh.
Well, it might sound a cakewalk but let me tell you one thing. It’s not that easy to find cars that meet your 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 we have curated 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. But I am sure this will come super handy just in case you are looking at owning your perfect mean car under 10 lakh this festive season.
Hyundai quite recently launched the third-gen i20 for Indian market which altogether takes the premium hatchback segment a step beyond with its stunning design, refined powertrain options, and premium features. Pricing for the new-gen i20 ranges between Rs 6.80 lakh and Rs 11.18 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The Asta variant is one below the top-spec and the only one with the 7-speed dual-clutch automatic option for the turbo-petrol engine.
The Asta variant of the new i20 is loaded with a feature-rich premium hatchback experience at this price. It is also the best option with the 1.2-litre petrol-CVT or the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol iMT powertrains. Hyundai is not offering the diesel engine with this variant. Instead, the Asta introduces the dual-clutch automatic transmission for the turbo-petrol engine.
Launched by Kia Motors, the Sonet sub-4 metre SUV in India is available at a price range between Rs 6.71 lakh to Rs 11.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). It is offered in the Tech Line and GT Line trims with six variants. Few of the widely acknowledged variant in this segment HTE, HTK, HTK+, HTX, HTX+ and GTX+. It has already racked up the booking of more than 1,000, which takes the total toll to around 25,000 so far.
The Sonet features Kia’s traditional ‘Tiger Nose’ grille coupled with LED head lights and LED DRLs, LED taillamps and 16-inch dual tone alloy wheels. Cabin highlights include a 10.25-inch inbuilt touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, UVO connected car tech, wireless charging and a Bose 7-speaker sound system. Under the hood, the Sonet is powered by 1.2-litre petrol, 1.0-litre turbo-petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engine options with upto five transmission combinations to choose from.
Tata Altroz is a 5 seater Hatchback available in a price range of Rs. 5.44 – 8.95 Lakh*. It is available in 11 variants, 2 engine options that are BS6 compliant and a single Manual transmission. To speak about few other key specifications of the Altroz, it include a kerb weight of 1036, ground clearance of 165mm and boot space of 345 Liters. The Altroz is available in 5 colours.
Altroz has been designed to offer world-class protection to its occupants, Equipped with ALFA Architecture and a comprehensive safety system ALTROZ has achieved 5-star Global NCAP rating
The feeling in the driver’s seat of the all new Amaze is one of pure bliss, confidence and control. The interiors are designed focusing primarily on comfort and a premium cabin feel. Everything is just a finger touch away on the aesthetically designed dashboard with the advanced floating DIGIPAD 2.0 and the multi-function steering with Paddle Shift, Voice Command, Audio, Handsfree and Cruise Control.
The advanced floating DIGIPAD 2.0 is sure to take connectivity to another level. It comes with a host of advanced functionality like messaging, music and more. It seamlessly connects your drive with your smartphone to enable digital lifestyle through intuitive and easy-to-use controls. You can also connect Android phones with Android Auto. Additionally, you can use Weblink to seamlessly operate popular smartphone apps. The rear camera display for easy parking is yet another convenience on this infotainment hub.
MARUTI SUZUKI CIAZ
The Ciaz is Maruti Suzuki’s most smart and sensible mid-sized sedan. A popular model, the Ciaz was updated in 2018 with revised styling, more features and a more powerful mild-hybrid petrol engine. Following the discontinuation of diesel engine versions, the Ciaz range now only comprises petrol-manual and petrol-automatic options. The Ciaz is exclusively sold from Maruti Suzuki’s Nexa retail network.
While 2018’s styling enhancements have added some flash to the Ciaz’s smart design, the addition of features like cruise control have also helped make the car a more wholesome package. However, the incredible cabin space remains the highlight on the Ciaz.
The Ciaz’s 105hp, 1.5-litre petrol engine is smooth and responsive, if also unexciting. Shifts on the standard-fit 5-speed manual gearbox are nice while the 4-speed torque converter automatic transmission comes across as somewhat lazy. Suzuki’s Smart Hybrid system gives the Ciaz petrol class leading fuel economy figures.
The Jazz is packed with features and technology you wouldn’t expect in a small car. Offering the flexibility of a 5 door hatch, it is styled with sharp black detailing, has 8 colours to choose from, and thanks to the unique Magic Seats has more space than you can imagine.
The new 2020 Jazz is now available with a brand new customisable touch screen system, smartphone connectivity – Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and RS Sports Trim detailing throughout the interior.
Each new Jazz comes with a 5 year warranty, unlimited kms and 24/7 national roadside assistance.
Comfort & Space
The comfort level and roominess that these cars provide vary with cars prices, with lower-priced card generally faring relatively poor. Boot space in these cars ranges anywhere from 170 litre to 450 litre. Generally, there are no four-wheel drive cars in this bracket. In terms of safety, you get features like ABS, 6 airbags, EBD, ESC, etc.
The cost of upkeep of cars in this bracket in India generally starts from around Rs. 20000- 25,000 for a period of 5 years. Buyers in this segment are generally concerned with the mileage of their cars, look for value for money and are a bit cost-conscious.
Most of these cars are pretty common on the Indian street and it’s not surprising for you or your neighbor to own one of them too. The list was in no way a tier list. We do however firmly believe these 10 cars to be the best under 10 lakh.