Top 5 cars in India under Rs 10 lakh (on-road): Hyundai i20 to Tata Nexon
The Hyundai i20 is undoubtedly one of the most feature-rich cars that can be bought in India under Rs 10 lakh. The premium sedan is currently priced at Rs 6.98-11.48 lakh (ex-showroom), with a range of variants currently available under Rs 10 lakh (on-road, Delhi). Even if you’re on a strict budget, you can still buy the i20 with one of its three engine options, i.e. 1.2-litre NA petrol (83 PS/114 Nm); 1.5 liter diesel (100 hp/240 Nm); and 1.0-litre turbo petrol (120 PS/172 Nm).
The equipment offered with the car includes a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a fully digital instrument panel, an air purifier, BlueLink connected car technology, a roof electric opening, automatic climate control, LED headlights, 16-inch alloy wheels, six airbags, rear parking camera, electronic stability control, ABS with EBD and much more.
The Nissan Magnite is currently the most affordable subcompact SUV available in the Indian market, with prices ranging between Rs 5.76 lakh to Rs 10.15 lakh (ex-showroom). The Magnite is available with a 1.0 liter NA petrol engine rated at 72 hp/96 Nm and a 1.0 liter turbo petrol engine that develops 100 hp and 160 Nm of torque ( 152 Nm with CVT). Under a tight budget of Rs 10 lakh (on-road, Delhi), you can still have the Magnite with one of its three engine-gearbox combinations.
On the front, the Magnite has an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, 16-inch two-tone alloy wheels, LED headlights with LED daytime running lights, automatic climate control with rear air vents, semi-digital instrument cluster, ambient lighting, JBL music system, wireless charger, puddle lights, etc.
The Tata Nexon has become one of the best-selling SUVs in the whole country, thanks to its long list of features, high safety rating, petrol and diesel engine options, as well as its imposing looks. The subcompact SUV is currently priced at Rs 7.42 lakh to Rs 13.73 lakh (ex-showroom), however, with an all-inclusive budget of Rs 10 lakh, you can still go ahead and grab yourself XE petrol MT, XM petrol MT, or the XE diesel MT variants of the Nexon SUV.
The Nexon’s 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine produces 120PS of peak power and 170Nm of peak torque, while the 1.5-litre diesel engine generates 110PS and 260Nm. Transmission options include an MT 6 gears, as well as a 6-speed AT with both motors. Features offered with the premium trim level of the Tata Nexon SUV include a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, ventilated front seats, air purifier, auto-dimming IRVM, rain-sensing wipers, auto air conditioning with rear air vents, cruise control and a semi-digital instrument panel.
The Mahindra XUV300 held the spot of the safest car in India, tested by Global NCAP for the longest time before being replaced by relatively newer cars. Regardless, the XUV300 still has a perfect 5-star safety rating for adult occupancy, and comes with plenty of safety tech like quad disc brakes, 6 airbags, front and rear parking sensors, ESP, ABS with EBD, cornering brake control. , TPMS, and more.
The entry-level 1.2-litre MT W4 petrol is the only variant currently priced below Rs 10 lakh (on-road, Delhi). The turbo-petrol engine develops 110 PS and 200 Nm of torque. Mahindra also offers the subcompact SUV with a 1.5-litre diesel engine that produces 117 PS and 300 Nm. charged by a 6-speed manual gearbox, as well as an optional AMT.
The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is currently the only mid-size sedan that can be purchased in India on a tight budget of Rs 10 lakh. The sedan is retailed through Maruti Suzuki’s Nexa dealers and is available with a naturally aspirated 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that delivers 105hp and 138Nm of torque, and can be fitted with 5-speed MT or option. 4-speed AT.
Maruti Suzuki is currently selling the Ciaz at a starting price of Rs 8.87 lakh, which goes up to Rs 11.86 lakh (both prices, ex-showroom). The entry-level Sigma variant is priced below Rs 10 lakh (on-road, Delhi). The Maruti Suzuki sedan competes with Hyundai Verna, Honda City and Skoda Slavia in the market.