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.
Here are the top-performing, hand-picked cars belonging to the hatchback, sedan and SUV segment in India. If your budget is between Rs 8 lakh to Rs 15 lakh, you can choose any one as per your requirement.
Gone are the days when the word ‘premium’ was attached to the car only when it was priced in excess of Rs 15 lakh. Thanks to the increasing localization, today automakers offer plush vehicles with high-end premium features at astonishing prices. Irrespective of the segment – hatchback, sedan or SUV – more and more carmakers bestow supreme value in their vehicles at a nominal premium.
So if you are someone looking to upgrade to an upmarket car under the Rs 8 – Rs 15 lakh range, we have selected some of the hot-selling, high-yielding top-class cars from each category. The listed cars not only command stylish emergence but also integrate advanced features and modern safety gears.
With no further ado, here goes the list. Read on.
(All prices mentioned are of ex-showroom, New Delhi)
Price: Rs 5.69 – 9.45 Lakh
Engine: 1.2L Petrol 86PS/113Nm, 1.2L Turbo-Petrol 110PS/140Nm, 1.5L Diesel 90PS/200Nm
Tata Altroz has set a new benchmark in the premium hatchback segment. The full-size hatch with stunning exterior design ideology carries fabulous road emergence. The Altroz offers three excellent engine choices namely petrol, turbo-petrol and diesel. Out of the extensive variant list, the XZ Diesel (Rs 8.85 lakh) and XZ Turbo (Rs 8.45 lakh) arrive with maximum value and host of features.
The lucrative equipment list comprises of leather-wrapped steering wheel, 17.7cm floating touchscreen infotainment by Harman, steering-mounted instrument and infotainment controls, dual-chamber projector headlamps, R16 dual-tone laser-cut alloys, and others. Moreover, with NCAP 5-star crash test rating safety is rest assured.
Price: Rs 5.90 – 9.10 Lakh
Engine: 1.2L Petrol 83PS/113Nm, 1.2L Dualjet Petrol 90PS/113Nm.
The reason Baleno rules the premium hatchback category is due to its balanced equation across all aspects. Be it performance, features or plush quotient, the Maruti hatch ticks all. If you are confused as to which variant offers the best bang for your buck, go for top-end Alpha CVT at Rs 9.10 lakh.
Presented in sole petrol choice, Baleno gets LED projector headlamps, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, auto climate control, rear-view camera, push-button stop and start, passive keyless entry, R16 alloy wheels, and others. Moreover, safety is taken care by dual airbags, rear parking sensors, ABS+EBD and many more.
Price: Rs 6.79 – 11.32 Lakh
Engine: 1.2L Petrol 83PS/114Nm, 1.0L Turbo-Petrol 120PS/172Nm, 1.5L Diesel 100PS/240Nm
The highly admired Hyundai i20’s latest iteration stands on Korean carmaker’s ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ global design language. Despite the drop of the ‘Elite’ from its name, the 2020 Hyundai i20 dons host of segment-first premium equipment alongside renowned Bluelink connected tech with 50+ smart features.
The sedan-like plush hatch is offered in three powertrain options and gets varied transmission choice i.e. MT, CVT, iMT, and DCT. If you are a petrol buff, choose Asta Turbo iMT variant at Rs 9.89 lakh for optimum value. The class-leading feature highlights include LED headlamps, 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, sunroof, air purifier, BlueLink car tech and others.
Price: Rs 10.99 – 14.84 Lakh
Engine: 1.5L Petrol 121PS/145Nm, 1.5L Diesel 100PS/200Nm
The evergreen, ever desirable sedan in its category Honda City now steps into fifth-generation and mind you it’s lucrative than before. Presented in conventional fuel choices and refined motors, the City offers many segment-above traits to spoil its buyers with a class-above experience. Honda City ZX CVT trim priced at Rs 14.64 lakh is the pick of the City line-up.
The feature list consists of LED headlamps, LED taillights, 16-inch diamond-cut alloys, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment supporting Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa remote control and connected car technology. Safety gears include up to 6 six airbags, TPMS, ABS+EBD and others.
Price: Rs 9.10 – 15.19 Lakh
Engine: 1.5L Petrol 115PS/144Nm, 1.5L Diesel 115PS/250Nm, 1.0L Turbo Petrol 120PS/172Nm
The highest selling sedan in the Korean stable attracts a strong fan base in India. The 2020 Verna avatar sports a stylish front with dark chrome radiator grille and revised LED headlamps. Meanwhile, more sportiness is ensured with 16-inch diamond-cut alloys. Made available with holistic and refined engine choices – petrol, turbo-petrol and diesel – Hyundai Verna promises excellent driving pleasure.
The cabin offers varied interior themes and is equipped with 11+ segment-first features including front ventilated seats, Smart Trunk, 8-inch infotainment screen, powered electric sunroof, etc. You can pick SX (O) Turbo at Rs 14.08 lakh if you prefer petrol engine, or else go for diesel-powered SX AT Rs 13.30 lakh. Both these trims offer utmost equipment and value.
Price: Rs 8.42 – 11.33 Lakh
Engine: 1.5L Petrol 105PS/138Nm.
Humbly priced of the three sedans, Ciaz offer exceptional worth for your money. Integrated with mild-hybrid tech the petrol-only sedan delivers high fuel mileage. Offered in five variants, the roomy sedan gets the option of 5-speed manual gearbox and 4-speed automatic transmission. The Ciaz line-up features modern equipment in all its variants, but the Alpha AT (Rs 11.33 lakh) is more loaded and rightly priced.
The premium inventory list includes features such as auto LED headlamps and fog lamps, auto climate control, cruise control, leather upholstery, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, etc.
Price: Rs 9.99 – 17.53 Lakh
Engine: 1.5L Petrol 115PS/144Nm, 1.5L Diesel 115PS/250Nm, 1.4L Turbo-Petrol 140PS/242Nm
The high on practicality SUV, Creta is one of the most feature-loaded urban SUV in its category. It offers vast choices in drivetrain and transmission options featuring something for everyone. This is coupled with a plethora of comfort and connected features. Although SX Turbo at Rs 16.49 lakh should be the pick of the lot, however considering the Rs 15 lakh capping, even SX at Rs 13.79 lakh will be a wise selection.
Some of the notable features comprise of LED headlamps and tail lamps, power-adjust driver seat, ventilated front seats, panoramic sunroof, 7-inch semi-digital instrument cluster, and a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with connected technology.
Price: Rs 9.89 – 17.45 Lakh
Engine: 1.5L Petrol 115PS/144Nm, 1.5L Diesel 115PS/250Nm, 1.4L Turbo Petrol 140PS/242Nm
Although Seltos possess Creta underpinnings, however, remains distinct in many facets. The Seltos swanks dominant road emergence with its large bonnet and uniquely designed wide front grille. Inside, it stores numerous plush and premium features which include a panoramic sunroof, wireless charging, large touchscreen infotainment with UVO tech, 7-inch MID, power-adjust driver seat, and others.
The Kia Seltos SUV is presented in petrol, turbo-petrol and diesel choices. With 16 variants on offer as many as 9 come under Rs 15 lakh. Here, the Anniversary Edition IVT is priced sensibly which you can grab at Rs 14.86 lakh.
Price: Rs 11.99 – 16.52 Lakh
Engine: 2.2L Diesel 140PS/320Nm & 120PS/280Nm
The true-blue, mannish go-anywhere SUV gets you rolling on any terrain unhesitatingly. One of the all-time, high selling SUV, Scorpio is made available with one diesel engine with two different states of tune. Popular among every generation, it offers a light clutch for effortless city drives and a potent 2.2L mHAWK to tackle the off-road rage.
With no automatic transmission on offer, most rely on the worthwhile S7 variant tagged at Rs 14.73 lakh. Over the years, Scorpio has witnessed commendable changes inside and outside, while its current list of modern elements includes cruise control, auto AC, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment, auto headlamps with LED DRLs, and others.