The Indian car buyer’s persona has evolved over the years. Earlier, they usually started their automotive journey with a hatchback and then, gradually, upgraded to a compact sedan, or an SUV, and so forth. However, with higher disposable incomes and greater aspirations, coupled with a greater number of options under ten lakh rupees, consumers are spoilt for choice.
Among the most popular options demanded by car buyers these days, is the ‘Turbo Petrol’ variant. In a ‘Turbo’ variant, the car engine is turbocharged to offer more power compared to its other siblings, while the engine capacity gets downsized. In simple terms, the car offers more power along with higher mileage – a win-win consideration for any budget-conscious buyer.
To capitalize on this demand, several car manufacturers have included a Turbo Petrol variant in their best-selling cars. In fact, many popular cars with a Turbo option are now available for under ten lakh rupees. Let us have a look at the 7 best Turbo cars to buy under ten lakhs in 2021 based on reliability, brand value, features, safety, mileage, drivability.
Hyundai Venue has been the best-selling compact SUV ever since it launched in the Indian market. Loaded with best-in-class features, the car was an instant hit with the Indian consumers, and it generates the highest volumes within this compact SUV’s total sales. The six-speed (manual transmission), 1.0 Turbo GDI variant produces a whopping 120hp and starts at an attractive price of Rs. 9.99 Lakhs (ex-showroom).
Sonet is a cousin of the Venue, as Kia shares the same parentage with Hyundai. If you are a fan of the 1.0 Turbo GDI powertrain but want a radical design, the Kia Sonet can be an ideal candidate. The HTK+ iMT (clutchless manual transmission) variant starts at Rs. 9.49 lakhs (ex-showroom).
The new generation Tata Nexon is a head-turner for sure. It has been making waves ever since it launched and has garnered decent sales numbers every month. The 1.2L Turbo Petrol variant generates 120hp and 170Nm torque, among the best in the segment. Also, the Nexon Turbo is the only compact SUV in the country with a 5 Star Safety rating. It is available in 6-speed manual or AMT versions. The Tata Nexon starts at a delectable price of Rs. 8.5 lakhs (ex-showroom).
If you are looking for a well-built Turbo petrol sedan under ten lakhs, Skoda Rapid is a very good option. It is powered by the same 1.0L turbo engine that’s on the VW Polo and Vento. It generates a 110hp / 175NM torque and starts at Rs. 7.79 lakhs (ex-showroom).
Nissan Magnite is one of the recent launches from Nissan and a current hot seller in the market. With this offering, Nissan is trying to make inroads in the highly competitive compact SUV category. This is a value-for-money car that looks decent and provides an optimum 110hp power from its 1.0L turbo variant. The XL Turbo MT variant starts at Rs. 6.99 lakhs (ex-showroom).
Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS
Owing to consumer demand, even compact hatchbacks are offering a Turbo option. Hyundai’s Grand i10 NIOS fits the bill perfectly. For a car of this size, the NIOS Turbo packs in 100hp of power, making it the fastest in the 0-100 kph mark within the ten lakhs budget segment. The Sportz (Turbo) variant starts at Rs. 7.8 lakhs (ex-showroom).
Rounding off our list of the ‘Best Turbo Cars under 10 lakhs’ is the Tata Altroz. The Altroz has been a hot favorite among Indian consumers for its best-in-class design, 5-star safety compliance, and a host of features and gizmos it contains. The 1.2L Turbo packs quite a punch as it produces 110hp and 140NM of torque. The price for its XT Turbo variant starts at Rs. 7.7 lakhs (ex-showroom).
Other petrol turbo cars to buy under Rs.10 in India are Volkswagen Polo, Vento, and the Hyundai i2. We hope that you liked this list of turbo cars under 10 lakhs, available in the Indian market in 2021.