Our report on the best cars under 5 lakhs takes you through the details of as many as 6 cars you can buy for less than 5 lakh rupees.
When it comes to spending money, the people in India look to get the most value out of whatever they splurge on. This is most commonly seen in the automotive industry. When a person decides to buy a new car, not only will they look to get the best deal possible, but they also look to get the best features and specifications. Seeing that this is how the Indian market functions, car manufacturers in the country have come up with a segment called the entry-level models. Basically the budget-friendly variants of the models, these cars often priced at about Rs. 5 Lakh or lower. While you might think that for Rs. 5 Lakh, you wouldn’t get more than a shell with wheels and seats, there are actually some very interesting and powerful cars in this price range – even a couple of MUVs. We have given out complete information on the price, specifications, features, mileage, and other important details on the cheapest cars in India.
The Renault KWID is the perfect example of what a budget-friendly car in India should look like. The compact hatchback has only been getting better ever since it was first introduced in the country and the latest version of the KWID stands out for all the right reasons. Renault offers the KWID with either a 0.8L or a 1.0L petrol engine which is capable of generating 54Ps of power and 72Nm of torque and 68Ps of power and 91Nm of torque respectively. In the transmission department, the 0.8L petrol variant is available with only a 5-speed manual gearbox whereas the 1.0L variant can be had with either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed automatic setup. Some of the latest features added to the new KWID include an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system that comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, manual air-conditioning, keyless entry, a 12V charging outlet for passengers in the rear, and parking cameras in the rear. Safety is also extremely important for the KWID as it comes with a driver-side airbag, parking sensors in the rear, and ABS with EBD.
We start things of with one of the biggest names in the Indian automotive world – Tata. The Tata Tiago has been creating a lot of buzz around the country and for good reason. It is affordable and performs excellently well. The car is powered by a 1.2L petrol engine that generates 86Ps of power along with 113Nm of torque and can be had with a 5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission system. The rear seats come with soft adjustable headrests that make long distance travelling comfortable and non-stressful. The legroom and headroom is quite average but the reclined seats allow taller passengers to sit comfortably. In terms of features, the Tiago comes with brand new fog lamps, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that has Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, automatic climate control, 15-inch alloy wheels, 8-speaker audio setup from Harman, 4 power windows, defogger in the rear window, and a cooled glove box. The Tiago also has a few safety features including dual airbags in the front, corner stability control, ABS with EBD, and parking sensors in the rear.
We stick with Maruti Suzuki and another brilliant option from the brand is the Ignis. It is a car that packs a punch on all levels. The latest variant of the Ignis is powered by a 1.2L petrol engine that is capable of generating 83Ps of power and 113Nm of torque. Mated to the Ignis is either a 5-speed manual transmission or a 5-speed automatic gearbox. With quite a list of excellent specifications, the Ignis is definitely one of the best options in the budget segment. The Ignis is also packed with features including a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, LED headlamps with DRLs, automatic climate control, and 15-inch alloy wheels. Safety has always been a priority for Maruti Suzuki and the Ignis provides it in abundance with ABS with EBD, parking sensors in the rear, and dual airbags in the front.
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Maruti Suzuki launched the new-generation Maruti Suzuki Swift in India in February this year. Since then, it has received over a lakh bookings for the new car. The Swift impresses with its funky styling, highly fuel-efficient engine, attractive pricing, and a more spacious interior. While the motors have been carried over from the previous generation, the new car offers a higher mileage due to the new lightweight platform. Also, both the petrol and diesel variants get AMT option. However, you can buy only the base model of the petrol-powered Swift for less than Rs 5 lakh. But in spite of being a base model, it offers essentials like AC, power steering, power windows, and central locking. What’s even better is that you get ABS and dual front airbags.
Maruti Suzuki Swift New Car Prices in Popular Cities
Even the very popular Hyundai Grand i10 makes it to our list best cars within 5 lakhs. You can buy the based model of the petrol-powered Grand i10 for less than 5 lakh rupees. The Grand i10 looks fresh enough, has a spacious cabin, enough features, peppy engine, decent fuel efficiency, and great ride comfort. You also benefit from the service quality and wide service network of the Hyundai Motor India Ltd.
Hyundai Grand i10 New Car Prices in Popular Cities
Like we said, you can even get a sedan for less than Rs 5 lakh. Hence, the last car on our list of best cars within 5 lakhs is the Tata Tigor. The Tigor is basically a Tiago-based notchback that measures less than four-meters in length. However, it’s easily the most well-proportioned and attractive compact sedan we’ve seen so far. For Rs 5 lakh, you can buy the entry level trims of the petrol-powered Tigor sedan. Powering the petrol Tigor is a 1.2-litre petrol engine that produces a maximum power of 84 bhp along with a peak torque of 114 Nm. It even offers an ARAI-tested mileage of 20.30 kmpl. You also get a decent bootspace and enough features.
This brings us to the end of our list of 6 best cars under 5 lakhs. I hope our list on the top cars under Rs 5 lakh would help you purchase your next car. Watch this space for more such listicles on new and used cars in India. In case you’re planning to sell your used car, Cars24 can not only offer you an amazing platform to sell your used car online and get the best price but even takes care of all the documentation, including the RC transfer, entirely free of cost. You can check out our old car valuation tool to find out the right resale value of any used car on sale in the country.