Top 10 Cars Under 10 Lakh in India
1. Maruti Suzuki Swift
The new generation Maruti Suzuki Swift flaunts better design, more features and enhanced fuel efficiency than the outgoing model. The new Maruti Swift is available at the dealerships in both, petrol and diesel engine options and for the first time. The hatchback gets an option of a petrol and diesel automatic.
The new 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift is based on Heartect platform that helps it shed weight significantly when compared to its predecessor. Inside the cabin is a touchscreen infotainment system that supports both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. 2018 Maruti Suzuki Swift price in India starts at Rs 4.99 lakh that reaches up till Rs 8.76 lakh for the top end variant. Both prices being, ex-showroom, Delhi.
2.Maruti Suzuki Dzire.
Maruti Suzuki Dzire Price and Variants: Prices of the Maruti Suzuki Dzire start from Rs 5.60 lakh and go up to Rs 9.45 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). It is available in four variants: L, V, Z, and Z+, with both the petrol and diesel engine options.
Maruti Suzuki Dzire Engine, Transmission and Mileage: The Maruti Suzuki Dzire comes with the choice of a 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 1.3-litre diesel engine. The petrol unit has a maximum output of 82PS of power and 113Nm of peak torque while the diesel is rated at 75PS of power and 190Nm of torque. Both engines come with a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard while a 5-speed AMT (automated-manual transmission) is offered as an option. Maruti claims a mileage of 22kmpl and 28.40kmpl for the petrol and diesel variants (for both manual and AMT) of the Dzire, respectively.
3.Hyundai Grand i10.
The Hyundai Grand i10 facelift was launched recently and gets a few revisions along with some cosmetic updates as well. The Grand i10 was always well-appointed when it came to features considering. That the top trims got you a reverse parking camera, 1GB storage for music and so on.
The facelift model does even better and offers you a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, LED DRLs and a new 1.2-litre diesel engine which is slightly more powerful than the 1.1-litre unit that the old model had. The Grand i10 has a spacious cabin and is super practical for daily driving. It has a claimed efficiency of 19.77 kmpl and 24.95 kmpl for the petrol and diesel models respectively. Plus. Prices for the Grand i10 facelift start at Rs. 4.74 lakh and go up to Rs. 7.50 lakh. Definitely worth a consideration if Rs. 8 lakh is your budget.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno has recently breached the 5 lakh sales milestone in India. The company says that the premium hatchback has achieved this sales mark in the record time of 38 months. One of the most popular offerings from the Indo-Japanese carmaker. The Maruti Suzuki Baleno was launched in India back in October 2015. And since then it has been the best-selling car in its class. In fact, the Baleno has over 27 per cent market share in the A2+ segment, which includes the likes of the Hyundai i20 and Honda Jazz.
Commenting on the Maruti Suzuki Balenoachieving the new sales milestone, R S Kalsi, Senior Executive Director, Marketing & Sales, Maruti Suzuki, said, “Baleno has become a resounding success in the highly competitive premium hatchback segment. It is a testimony of our best in class technology and customer experience. Our engineers have ensured that Baleno offers superior ride and handling, class-leading performance and safety. With a staggering 20.6 per cent growth in first half of 2018-19. Baleno has been among the top selling cars in India, since 2016. We are grateful for our customers’ constant support that has made. Baleno India’s most preferred premium hatchback.”
Hyundai has launched the facelift of the i20 at the Auto Expo 2018. Prices for the car start from Rs 5.34 lakh for the base petrol trim and goes up till Rs 7.90 lakh for the top end variant. While the diesel version starts at Rs 6.73 lakh for the base variant and goes up to Rs 9.15 lakh for the top end. These price are, however, only introductory. The company has already updated the rest of its products and it was the i20, i20 Active and the Creta that were remaining. The i20 has finally got the facelift and though a neat job, it’s not as extensive as we thought they would be. However, the change in the face is quite evident.
The Honda Amaze also received a generation upgrade this year, and it’s wouldn’t be an overstatement to call it an all-new car. The car is based on a new-generation platform and comes with all-new design and styling in line with Honda’s latest design language.
Priced in the range of Rs. 5.6 lakh to Rs. 8.9 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the entire petrol line up is priced under Rs. 8 lakh. While the entry and mid-variant of the diesel trim are also under that price point. While the car does miss out on the likes of LED headlamps or even projector headlamps. Which are pretty common even in entry-level cars. But the Amaze does come with a nice road presence and CVT automatic option for both petrol and diesel variants. The engines, however, remain unchanged as the car gets the same 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel and the fuel efficiency rating for the former is 19.5 kmpl (MT) and 19 kmpl (CVT), while the diesel version offers 27.4 kmpl (MT) and 23.8 kmpl (CVT).
Like all other manufacturers, Volkswagen too couldn’t resist the lure of manufacturing a sub 4-metre compact sedan. The Ameo is to the Polo what the Tigor is to Tiago, the Aspire is to the Figo, and the Xcent is to the Grand i10 and so on. While the overall design might not be as pleasing as some of the others in this list. VW has done well to load the Ameo. With a whole lot of features such as rain-sensing wipers, cornering lights, rear-view camera. Touchscreen infotainment system with MirrorLink, climate control and even a cruise control. All variants of the Ameo get ABS and dual airbags as standard.
The Polo drew a lot of flak for not getting enough features but with the Ameo, VW has rectified the same. The Ameo gets a 1.2-litre petrol engine with a 5-speed manual gearbox and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. Which can be specified with either a 5-speed manual or a 7-speed DSG automatic unit. The Ameo is one of the more expensive cars on our list but it is a practical subcompact sedan loaded with features and a solid engine as well. The prices start from Rs. 5.62 lakh and go up all the way to Rs. 9.99 lakh.
Special Mention: While they might not be the absolute best buys under Rs. 8 lakh. We thought it would be a good idea to at least mention them here. You could also buy the base trims of the Vitara Brezza, Ciaz, EcoSport and the TUV300 as well. But we would rather not consider these as the best buys.
8.Maruti Vitara Breeza
Another shortcoming being, the Brezza is only offered in diesel MT variant and there is no option for petrol or AT variant, as of now.
The ride of the Brezza is quite good because of the well-mannered suspension and the 198mm of ground clearance.
The Creta is powered by a 1.4L U2 CRDi diesel engine producing a maximum power of 90ps and a peak torque of 220Nm, while the petrol engine is powered by a 1.6L CRDi motor producing 122Ps of power and a peak torque of 151Nm. And a third powertrain option is also available ? Automatic+Diesel- which is powered by a 1.6L CRDi diesel motor and produces a power of 127Ps with peak torque of 259Nm.
The Automatic Diesel transmission is very smooth. The fuel efficiency is also good.
Despite being not-that-heavy a vehicle, there is a very little body roll around the corners. The steering is also well-weighed, giving the pleasure of a comfortable ride, on tarmac roads. Also despite having a ground clearance 210mm, it is not a proper off-roading vehicle.As it does not have separate rear suspensions and no under body metal plate for protection.
For safety, it offers 6 air bags, ABS with EBD, ESC, VSM and hill assist control.
Maruti Ertiga 2018 Variants & Price: Maruti has launched the 2018 Ertiga in India. It is available in four variants: L, V, Z and Z+, which are priced from Rs 7.44 lakh to Rs 10.90 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Check out the first drive review here. If you’ve already decided to buy the 2018 Ertiga. You might want to make it stand out in the crowd. Check this out for the complete accessories details here.
Maruti Ertiga 2018 Engine & Transmission: The second-gen Ertiga is powered by a brand new 1.5-litre petrol engine that makes 105PS of max power and 138Nm of peak torque. The diesel engine, on the other hand, continues to be the same 1.3-litre unit that makes 89PS of maximum power and 200Nm of peak torque. Both the engines are mated to a 5-speed MT. While the petrol engine is available with a 4-speed automatic transmission as well. The claimed mileage figures for the new Ertiga are: 19.34kmpl (petrol MT), 18.69kmpl (petrol AT) and 25.47kmpl (Diesel MT).