Here is the list of our top favourite cars in the range of INR 5 – 8 lakh available in India.
When you are buying a new car, there are a lot of decisions to be made. The first step is to establish a budget considering the total price of the car along with the additional charges related to its purchase. The next step will be to focus on your requirements for a car. With these points in mind, you can go forward in choosing a car from the wide variety of models currently offered in the market.
Here in this article, we have a list of some of the best cars in the range of Rs 5 to 8 lakh.
1. Tata Punch
Punch rose to the top of this list by bagging full 5 stars in adult occupant protection and 4 stars in Child occupant protection in the GNCAP safety tests. Punch was the third vehicle from Tata to get a great GNCAP rating following Altroz in 2020 and Nexon in 2018. This sub-compact SUV houses a 1.2-litre three-cylinder Revotron naturally aspirated petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 86 PS and 113 Nm torque. It is paired with a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT transmission along with the Traction Pro mode that helps during mild off-roading situations.
Punch is available in four variants with four different Personas called Creative, Accomplished, Adventure and Pure. It is offered at a price range of Rs 5.67 – Rs 9.48 Lakh (ex-showroom price).
2. Tata Tiago
Tata Tiago is a hatchback that is available in 11 different variants with a plethora of safety, comfort and convenience features. Of all the variants on the menu, the XZ and XTA variants are the most sensible and fair choices with the features that are offered. It is powered by a single 1.2-litre petrol engine producing 84 bhp and 113 Nm torque. It is offered at a price range of Rs 5.22 – 7.67 Lakh (ex-showroom price).
3. Hyundai Grand i10 Nios
Hyundai updated the new Grand i10 Nios with new features and more space on the inside. This is run by either 1.2-litre petrol or diesel engine that is paired with a 5-speed manual or AMT gearbox depending on your choice. This crowd favourite hatch is packed full of cool features such as auto AC with rear AC vent, height-adjustable driver seat, wireless charger, etc. It is offered at a price range of Rs 5.29 – 8.37 Lakh (ex-showroom price).
4. Maruti Wagon R
Wagon R has been a consistent favourite among the masses ever since its debut in the early 2000s and till today after many updates & facelifts, it still runs strong in the Indian market. Exterior highlights include new dual-split headlamps with front fog lights, new front grille, electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs, redesigned tail lamps, rear wiper with washer and 14-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers without alloy options. It is family-friendly, a great car for new owners and is definitely worthy of its continuous popularity in the market. It is offered at a price range of Rs 5.39 – 7.10 Lakh (ex-showroom price).
5. Maruti Suzuki Swift
Maruti Suzuki Swift continues to be a fun-to-drive car with its nicely balanced driving dynamics. Powered by the poised 1.2-litre engine, Swift churns out a maximum power of 83PS and 113Nm torque. It comes with transmission choices of either a 5-speed manual or an AMT. It produces a mileage of 21.21kmpl and is offered at a price range of Rs 5.90 – 8.77 Lakh (ex-showroom price).
6. Maruti Suzuki Dzire
Dzire is offered in four different trims namely, LXi, VXi, ZXi, and ZXi+. The VXi and ZXi are offered with an optional CNG kit. It is powered by a 1.2-litre DualJet petrol engine that puts out 90PS power and 113Nm torque. This engine is offered with a standard 5-speed manual or an optional 5-speed AMT.
Dzire comes with great features such as cruise control, automatic LED headlights, auto-folding ORVMs, push-button engine start/stop, and auto AC with rear vents. More exciting features on the list are the 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, cloud-based services, and a 4.2-inch multi-colour MID. Safety features include dual front airbags, ISOFIX child seat anchors, and rear parking sensors. The automatic variants of Dzire include added safety features like electronic stability control and hill hold assist, with a rearview camera and a rear defogger in the top-spec variants. It is offered at a price range of Rs 6.09 – 9.13 Lakh (ex-showroom price).
7. Tata Tigor
This sub-4-metre sedan is available in six trims: XE, XM, XZ, XZ+, XMA, and XZA+. Under the hood of Tigor is a 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine that is paired with a 5-speed manual as the standard gearbox or a 5-speed AMT as optional. A CNG option is also offered with the XZ and XZ+ variants, paired with a 5-speed MT. Tata has equipped Tigor with features like auto headlights, rain-sensing wipers, push-button start/stop, keyless entry, auto AC, a digital instrument cluster and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It is offered at a price range of Rs 5.82 – 8.44 Lakh (ex-showroom price).
8. Hyundai Santro
Santro is priced between Rs 4.86 – 6.38 Lakh (ex-showroom price) and offered in 7 variants – the base model of Santro is Era Executive and the top variant Hyundai Santro Sportz CNG which comes at the price of Rs 6.38 Lakh. This hatchback is powered by a 1.1-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that comes with a 5-speed MT or a 5-speed AMT option. You can also get a CNG kit that is limited to the Magna and Sportz variants but only with the manual transmission. Its feature list includes a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, a rear parking camera, and rear AC vents.
9. Tata Altroz
Tata offers the premium hatchback Altroz in seven trims: XE, XE+, XM+, XT, XZ, XZ (O), and XZ+. You can also get the Altroz Dark Edition which is limited to select trims. There are three engine options:
- 2-litre naturally aspirated petrol (86PS/113Nm)
- 2-litre turbo-petrol (110PS/140Nm)
- 5-litre diesel (90PS/200Nm)
A 5-speed manual is the standard transmission, while the naturally aspirated petrol unit also gets an optional 6-speed dual-clutch automatic (DCA).
Dual front airbags, ISOFIX child seat anchors, Auto Park lock (DCT only) and rear parking sensors are available for the safety of the passengers along with features such as a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, cruise control, semi-digital instrument cluster, ambient lighting, and connected car tech.
It is offered at a price range of Rs 5.99 – 9.99 Lakh (ex-showroom price).
10. VW Polo
Volkswagen’s Polo is another popular choice in the premium hatchbacks amongst Indian buyers. Polo is available in 4 trims that are named Trendline, Comfortline, Highline Plus, and GT. It is offered with two engine options:
- 1-litre naturally aspirated petrol (75PS/95Nm) mated to a 5-speed MT
- 1-litre turbo-petrol (110PS/175Nm) paired with a standard 6-speed MT and an optional 6-speed AT
The feature list of the Polo has cruise control, auto AC with rear vents, rain-sensing wipers, and a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The base variant of the Volkswagen Polo is the 1.0 MPI Trendline which is priced at Rs 6.45 Lakh (ex-showroom price) and the top variant Volkswagen Polo GT 1.0 TSI which comes at a price tag of Rs 10.25 Lakh (ex-showroom price).
- Maruti Baleno – Rs 6.35 – 9.49 Lakh
- Kia Sonet – Rs 6.95 – 13.69 Lakh
- Hyundai Venue – Rs 6.99 – 11.71 Lakh