We’ve listed the top hatchbacks, sedans and SUVs that you can consider buying in India if your budget falls between Rs 8 – 15 lakh.
Irrespective of segment, choosing a car in India is never easy, all credits to plethora of car choices and vigorous competition. However, as your budget slab amplifies it’s only the best that makes to the list, while the odds get filtered out. Just like the Rs 8-Rs 15 Lakh range, which can only consist of cars that are appealing in every sense, right from looks and features to equipment and safety.
So if you have made up your mind to buy a car in the aforesaid budget. But, caught in two minds over which one to buy? Here we bring you top cars in each category. Read on to get that ‘clear hai’ feel.
(All prices mentioned are of ex-showroom, New Delhi)
Price: Rs 5.44 – 9.35 Lakh
Engine: 1.2L Petrol 86PS/113Nm, 1.5L Diesel 90PS/200Nm
Tata Altroz is a class-leading full-size hatch with ultimate street presence. The safest car with NCAP 5-star crash test rating gets refined powertrains and feature-packed cabin with many segment-first elements. You can check out the XZ Diesel trim (Rs 9.19 Lakh) that comes with tempting features such as dual-chamber projector headlamps, R16 dual-tone laser-cut alloys, leather-wrapped steering wheel, 17.7cm floating touchscreen infotainment by Harman, steering-mounted instrument and infotainment controls, and many more.CHECK TATA ALTROZ ON-ROAD PRICES AND OFFERS
Price: Rs 5.63 – 8.96 Lakh
Engine: 1.2L Petrol 83PS/113Nm, 1.2L Dualjet Petrol 90PS/113Nm.
If you are looking for an ideal balance of performance, equipment and premium quotient, the Baleno top-end Alpha CVT at Rs 8.96 Lakh is the right pick. The all-petrol hatch sports first-rate features like LED projector headlamps, R16 alloys, auto climate control, rearview camera, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, push-button stop/start, passive keyless entry and others. Some welcoming safety aspects include dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, etc.CHECK MARUTI BALENO ON-ROAD PRICES AND OFFERS
Hyundai Elite i20
Price: Rs 6.49 – 8.3 Lakh
Engine: 1.2L Petrol 83PS/114Nm
Leading the premium bandwagon in the category even before the Altrozs and Balenos, Elite i20 continues as best-seller. Offered in sole 1.2L petrol powertrain, its feature-packed Asta (O) MT makes sense at Rs 8.30 Lakh. Although AT/CVT and turbo-petrol are missed badly, however, its heavy equipment list and aggressive pricing try to cover things for good. The auto projector LED DRL headlamps, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment, wireless charging, rear parking camera with dynamic guidelines, auto climate, rear AC vents, rear defogger, etc. qualify as premium elements.CHECK HYUNDAI CARS ON-ROAD PRICES AND OFFERS
Price: Rs 9.91 – 14.31 Lakh
Engine: 1.5L Petrol 121PS/145Nm, 1.5L Diesel 100PS/200Nm
The most desirable sedan in the segment, Honda City with its new-gen update becomes more lucrative and creates havoc for its rivals. In addition to its plush styling inside-out, City’s ZX CVT (Rs 14.31 Lakh) – the pick of the lot – dons R16 machine-finished alloys, sunroof, LED DRL auto headlights/taillights, among others. Its cabin tech includes 8-inch touchscreen infotainment with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Weblink support, Amazon Alexa and connected car technology, etc. Meanwhile, premium safety features include 6 airbags, LaneWatch camera, tyre pressure monitoring system, ABS/EBD, and more.CHECK HONDA CITY ON-ROAD PRICES AND OFFERS
Price: Rs 9.3 – 15.09 Lakh
Engine: 1.5L Petrol 115PS/144Nm, 1.5L Diesel 115PS/250Nm, 1.0L Turbo Petrol 120PS/172Nm
The recent upgrade that features more intense appearance works in favour of Verna. Also, the addition of turbo petrol makes the package more interesting. If the availability of automatic and manual gearbox on the diesel (CVT) and petrol (AT) trims wasn’t enough it gets bolstered with 1.0L turbo-petrol (DCT) powertrain. If your choice is petrol variant, go for the turbo one i.e. (SX (O) Turbo) at Rs 13.99 Lakh. The high on comfort sedan gets prominent elements such as digital instrument cluster, 8-inch infotainment system, ventilated front seats, etc.CHECK HYUNDAI VERNA ON-ROAD PRICES AND OFFERS
Price: Rs 8.31 – 11.09 Lakh
Engine: 1.5L Petrol 105PS/138Nm.
High on fuel efficiency, high on space and high on value aspect, Maruti Ciaz is offered in 5 variants. The generous 5-seater sedan comes with sole petrol offering and the choice of 5-speed MT or 4-speed AT. Although all variants come well-equipped with modern features however the Alpha AT (Rs 11.09 Lakh) makes a wise pick of the lot for its mileage and premium experience. Its feature highlight includes auto LED headlamps and fog lamps, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, auto climate control, cruise control, leather upholstery, etc.CHECK MARUTI CIAZ ON-ROAD PRICES AND OFFERS
Price: Rs 9.99 – 17.2 Lakh
Engine: 1.5L Petrol 115PS/144Nm, 1.5L Diesel 115PS/250Nm, 1.4L Turbo Petrol 140PS/242Nm.
The Creta can be easily rated as one of the most equipment-loaded SUVs in its segment. With multiple drivetrain and transmission options, it’s made to appeal a larger set of audience. It receives a large bundle of comfort and connected features. Although the pick has to be SX Turbo trim, but it goes out of budget at Rs 16.16 Lakh, hence going for SX IVT trim at Rs 14.94 Lakh can be considered sensible. Some of the class-leading elements include fantastic rear seat experience with reclining backrest, panoramic sunroof, and others.CHECK HYUNDAI CRETA ON-ROAD PRICES AND OFFERS
Price: Rs 9.89 – 17.34 Lakh
Engine: 1.5L Petrol 115PS/144Nm, 1.5L Diesel 115PS/250Nm, 1.4L Turbo Petrol 140PS/242Nm
The Korean SUV boasts striking road presence and comes with a host of feel-good features. On the drivetrain part too, Seltos gets an array of choices. The fit and finish levels, quality of materials used inside are top-notch. And all three drivetrains feature the convenience of AT. Offered in 16 variants, 9 variants fall under the Rs 15 Lakh restriction including the enticing HTK Plus D (Diesel) and HTX IVT G (Petrol) trim. Large touchscreen infotainment with UVO tech, ambient lighting, power-adjust driver seat, 7-inch MID, and more sum up as its premium attributes.CHECK ON-ROAD PRICES OF POPULAR CARS
Price: Rs 12.42 – 16.02 Lakh
Engine: 2.2L Diesel 140PS/320Nm
Only brute SUV to feature in the list can seize upon any surface effortlessly with its go-anywhere attitude. It offers superior city driveability with its light clutch and mammoth mHawk engine. The SUV of the enthusiasts flaunts upright stance and masculine identity at a very nominal price label. Presented in four MT variants, you can pick S9 (Rs 14.86 Lakh) variant which offers maximum value. Besides modern features, its standard safety equipment consists of dual front airbags, rear parking sensors, ABS, speed alert and more.CHECK MAHINDRA SCORPIO ON-ROAD PRICES AND OFFERS