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Best Car Under 10 Lakhs In India


Aug 14, 2020

There is a huge range of cars sold in India under the 10 lakh rupee bracket. Most of these cars lure mainstream buyers with their practicality, fuel efficiency, features and of course, design. Now while small cars – mostly hatchbacks – may be popular, there are some compact sedans, MPVs and SUVs that fit into this price range, delivering the maximum bang for your buck. We shortlist all the cars that are worth a look and offer the most value for your money.

1) Tata Altroz: ₹ 5.29 – ₹ 9.34 lakh

The Altro is sold with two BS6-compliant engine options: a 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder, naturally aspirated petrol engine that makes 84bhp and 113Nm of torque, and a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder, turbo-diesel engine that churns out 88bhp and 200Nm of torque. You get a host of features like ambient lighting, rear parking camera, push-button start/stop, automatic climate control, a 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster, cruise control, automatic wipers, auto projector headlights with LED DRLs and a 7.0-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. In terms of safety, it is equipped with dual airbags, ABS with EBD. The Altroz comes across as a very stylish hatchback with those sleek headlights, flared wheel arches, C-pillar mounted door handles and smoked-out tail lights. This is easily the hottest hatchback on sale in India. The Altroz takes on its rivals like the Honda Jazz, Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Hyundai i20 and Toyota Glanza.

2) Maruti Suzuki Dzire: ₹ 5.89 – ₹ 8.8 lakh

Under the bonnet of the Maruti Dzire lies a 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder K12N DualJet petrol engine that is also used in the Baleno. The engine churns out 88bhp and 113Nm of torque, mated either to a 5-speed manual or an automated manual transmission. The engine also comes with start-stop tech, which will help it deliver the best fuel economy. Expect a fuel efficiency figure of 23.26kpl from the manual version and 24.12kpl for the AMT variant. The new Dzire looks a whole lot smarter than the older car. It gets a large grille up-front, flanked by swept-back headlights and a sporty bumper. The design is very proportionate and the stubby boot blends perfectly with the entire silhouette of the car. The stylish tail lights at the rear add to its appeal. The cabin is neat and tidy and is well put together. Features include dual-tone upholstery, faux wood trim, auto-folding ORVMs, cruise control, SmartPlay Studio infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support, a colour TFT screen for the MID. The AMT versions also come with ESP and Hill Hold Assist. The Maruti Dzire rivals cars like Hyundai’s Aura, Tata’s Tigor, Honda’s Amaze and Ford’s Aspire.

3) Renault Triber: ₹ 4.99 – ₹ 6.24 lakh

The Renault Triber is sold in three variants: RxL, RxT and RxZ. The Triber uses a 1.0litre, naturally aspirated, 3-cylinder engine that makes 71bhp and 96Nm of torque, paired either to a 5-speed manual or an AMT gearbox. The manual model is said to return a fuel economy figure of 20kpl. There is a 1.0-litre turbo petrol in the works, but will be scheduled for a later launch. Features include 15-inch wheels, keyless entry and go, power adjustable wing mirrors, LED DRLs, phone-based navigation, an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The Triber’s flexible seating arrangement is the cherry on the cake, as it can become a 7-seater to a 3-seater, further freeing up luggage space. It also gets four airbags, a rear defogger, wiper and a rear camera. When it comes to the styling, the Triber absolutely nails it, for it doesn’t appear boxy. The wraparound headlights at the front, the black plastic cladding all around, those roof rails and the elongated tail lights at the rear give it the presence of a stylish crossover. It also sports wheel covers that could be mistaken for being alloy wheels. The only direct rival to the Triber is the Datsun Go+.

4) Maruti Suzuki Brezza: ₹ 7.34 – ₹ 11.4 lakh

Maruti Suzuki’s popular Vitara Brezza was recently given a thorough update that includes cosmetic tweaks, new features and a petrol-only engine. The BS6-compliant K15B 1.5-litre petrol engine has replaced the 1.3-litre diesel engine. The motor churns out 103bhp and 138Nm of torque, paired either to a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission. The latter is sold with Suzuki’s SHVS mild-hybrid tech as well. While the automatic variants deliver 18.76kpl, the manual model delivers 17.03kpl. The new Vitara Brezza looks refreshingly good after the update with its new headlight clusters, reworked bumper design, new alloy wheels and interior highlights. A gets a host of features like reverse parking camera, 16-inch alloy wheels (diamond cut), dual-tone colour theme, LED fog lights, automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers, auto-folding ORVMs, front centre armrest, height-adjustable front seatbelts, leather-wrapped steering wheel and 4 speakers + 2 tweeters.

5) Renault Duster: ₹ 8.49 – ₹ 9.99 lakh

The Duster is powered by two engine options: a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine that makes 104bhp and 142Nm of torque, paired either to a 5-speed manual or a 6-step CVT automatic gearbox. The 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder, turbo-diesel engine is sold in two states of tune: an 83bhp and 200Nm unit, mated only to a 5-speed manual, while the 108bhp and 245Nm unit gets the option of a 6-speed manual or an AMT gearbox. The latter is offered with all-wheel drive. Coming to the design, the new Duster looks fresher than ever with that chrome finish on the grille, projector headlights with LED DRLs, a shapely bonnet, a reworked front bumper, front and rear skid plates that give it a butch look, roof rails, new alloy wheels and plastic cladding on the tailgate. Inside the cabin, the new Duster gets a new steering, faux-aluminium trim, chrome and gloss black elements and an insert in the dashboard that matches the exterior colour, On the safety front, it is equipped with dual airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist, hill start functionality and ESC.

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