Top 5 most affordable cars in India

Top 5 most affordable cars in India

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A larger part of the Indian automobile sector is of entry-level 4-wheelers. It could be a hatchback, sedan, SUV, or any other. There are several options to choose from under 5 lakh itself. Being an affordable cars depends on several factors like mileage, initial purchase cost, car service, maintenance costs, and car resale value. All these factors and probably some other define whether the car is affordable or not.

Here is a list of the top 5 affordable cars under 5 lakh in India.

 

1.Maruti Suzuki Alto 800

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 blue car

Alto 800 is one of the most selling entry-level hatchbacks in India. It is also the most economical car in India from the last few years. Alto 800 has both petrol and CNG variant available. Even after the BS6 norms and price hikes, Alto 800 remains at the top position in affordable cars in India.

 

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 variants and price

Alto 800 comes in 8 variants.

  • STD: 2.99 lakh
  • STD opt: 3.04 lakh
  • LXI: 3.76 lakh
  • LXI opt: 3.80 lakh
  • VXI: 4.02 lakh
  • VXI Plus: 4.16 lakh
  • LXI S-CNG: 4.66 lakh
  • LXI opt S-CNG: 4.70 lakh

 

Features of Alto 800

The company has backed this car with every feature they can offer in this price tag. Alto 800 features dual front airbags, keyless entry, power steering, and a few more.

In terms of safety, it equips with an anti-lock braking system, crash sensor, and centrally mounted fuel tank.

 

Specifications of Alto 800 (STD)

 

  • Engine type: F8D petrol engine
  • Engine capacity: 796cc
  • Max power: 47.33 bhp @ 6000 rpm
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual
  • Mileage: 22.05 kmpl
  • Fuel tank capacity: 35L
  • Suspension: front MacPherson strut and rear 3-link, Rigid axle suspension
  • Breaks: front disc and rear drum
  • Boot space: 177L
  • Seating capacity: 5

 

2.Renault kwid

Renault Kwid red car

Renault kwid is the second one on our list. It is available in 13 variants including, both manual and automatic transmission. It also is one of the most affordable and fulfils every criterion we started within the beginning. Renault kwid base version starts at INR 3.32 lakh, and the top variant goes up to INR 5.48 lakh.

 

Renault kwid variants and price

 

  • STD: 3.32 lakh
  • RXE: 4.02 lakh
  • RXL: 4.32 lakh
  • Neotech: 4.36 lakh
  • RXL: 4.49 lakh
  • Neotech: 4.58 lakh
  • RXT: 4.62 lakh
  • 1.0RXT opt: 4.86 lakh
  • RXL AMT: 4.89 lakh
  • Neotech AMT: 4.90 lakh
  • Climber 1.0 MT opt: 5.08 lakh
  • RXT AMT opt: 5.26 lakh
  • Climber 1.0 AMT opt.: 5.48 lakh

 

Features of Renault kwid

 

Renault kwid packs very premium features like the rear-seat armrest, reverse camera, reverse power windows, and more.

It also has some best-in-class features like power steering, an anti-lock braking system, and a wheel cover. For safety purposes, it equips with central locking, child safety locks, dual airbags, EBD, etc.

 

Specifications of Renault kwid STD

  • Engine type: 3-cylinder, DOHC, petrol
  • Engine capacity: 799cc
  • Max power: 53.26 bhp @ 5600 rpm
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual
  • Mileage: 22.3 kmpl
  • Fuel tank capacity: 28L
  • Suspension: front Macpherson strut and rear twist beam suspension with spring
  • Breaks: front disc and rear drum brakes
  • Boot space: 279L
  • Seating capacity: 5
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3.Tata Tiago

Tata Tiago red car

After Jaguar combines with the Tata group, the features and overall value of Tata products have increased significantly. Tata Tiago is another power-packed car on the very boundary of the 5 lakh limit. The standard version of the Tata Tiago starts at INR 4.99 lakh, and the most expensive one goes up to INR 6.95 lakh.

 

Tata Tiago variants and price

  • XE: 4.99 lakh
  • XT opt: 5.47 lakh
  • XT: 5.62 lakh
  • XT limited edition: 5.79 lakh
  • XZ: 6.07 lakh
  • XTA AMT: 6.14 lakh
  • XZ plus: 6.33 lakh
  • XZ plus dual-tone roof: 6.43 lakh
  • XZA AMT: 6.59 lakh
  • XZA plus AMT: 6.85 lakh
  • XZA plus dual tone roof AMT: 6.95 lakh

 

Features of Tata Tiago

Tata Tiago is one of the best-looking hatchbacks at the entry-level. Its design and performance all combined give a powerful look. Tata Tiago equips with best-in-class features like height-adjustable seats, digital instrument cluster, reverse camera, 8-speaker surround sound system.

In addition to this, it also features power steering, automatic climate control, front fog lights, and many more. 

In terms of safety, it comes with an anti-lock braking system, central locking, power door lock, child safety locks, and dual airbags. It also has some premium features like a rear window washer and defogger, an electric folding rear view mirror, and a power-adjustable rear view mirror.

 

Specifications of Tata Tiago XZ

  • Engine type: 1.2L revetron
  • Engine capacity: 1199cc
  • Max power: 84.48 bhp@ 6000 rpm
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual
  • Mileage: 23.84 kmpl
  • Fuel tank capacity: 35L
  • Suspension: front MacPherson strut-type and rear twist beam with coil spring mounted on hydraulic
  • Breaks: front disc and rear drum brakes
  • Boot space: 242L
  • Seating capacity: 5

 

4.Maruti Suzuki wagonR

Maruti Suzuki wagonR blue car

Another Maruti Suzuki is on the list. Maruti Suzuki WagonR has recently got its update which hiked its price.  WagonR is available in 14 variants which include both manual and automatic versions. It starts with the price tag of INR 4.80 lakh and goes up to INR 6.33 lakh.

 

Variants and price of Maruti Suzuki WagonR

  • LXI: 4.80 lakh
  • LXI opt: 4.87 lakh
  • VXI: 5.13 lakh
  • VXI opt: 5.20 lakh
  • VXI 1.2: 5.48 lakh
  • VXI opt 1.2: 5.55 lakh
  • VXI AMT: 5.63 lakh
  • VXI AMT opt: 5.70 lakh
  • CNG LXI: 5.70 lakh
  • CNG LXI opt:5.77 lakh
  • ZX 1.2: 5.83 lakh
  • VXI AMT 1.2: 5.98 lakh
  • VXI AMT opt 1.2: 6.05 lakh
  • ZXI AMT 1.2: 6.33 lakh

 

Features of Maruti Suzuki WagonR

The car has been in continuation for over two decades. It has been improved in every aspect, whether it is safety or performance. WagonR offers both petrol and CNG engines. Its best-in-class features are a 60:40 split-folding rear seat and a 7-inch infotainment screen with apple car play and Android auto-connect.

It also features power steering, rear power windows, adjustable steering, keyless entry, etc.

WagonR also has premium features like a vanity mirror, front cup holders, voice control, and front sliding seats.

 

Specifications of Maruti Suzuki wagonR (LXI)

  • Engine type: k10B, 3-cylinder DOHC petrol
  • Engine capacity: 998cc
  • Max power: 67.05 bhp @ 5500 rpm
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual
  • Mileage: 21.79 kmpl
  • Fuel tank capacity: 32L
  • Suspension: front MacPherson strut with coil spring and rear Torsion beam with coil spring.
  • Breaks: front disc and rear drum brake
  • Boot space: 341L
  • Seating capacity: 5
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5.Hyundai Santro

Hyundai Santro green car

Hyundai is one of the leading manufacturers of 4-wheelers in India. Although most of its car does not fall under the 5 lakh section yet in the 10 lakh section, Hyundai is almost unbeatable.

Hyundai Santro is the only car from Hyundai that comes under 5 lakh section.  The Santro is available in 9 variants.

The price tag starts at INR 4.73 lakh and goes up to INR 6.41 lakh.

 

Variants and price of Hyundai Santro

 

  • Era executive: 4.73 lakh
  • Magna: 5.20 lakh
  • Sportz: 5.56 lakh
  • Magna AMT: 5.69 lakh
  • Magna CNG: 5.92 lakh
  • ASTA: 5.94 lakh
  • SPORTZ AMT: 5.99 lakh
  • Sports CNG: 6.06 lakh
  • ASTA AMT: 6.41 lakh

 

Features of Hyundai Santro

 

Hyundai Santro offers both CNG and petrol engines as well as an automatic and manual transmission.

It is one of the most popular family cars in India. It has best-in-class features like rear AC vents, rear parking sensors, body-colored seat belts, etc.

It equips with power steering, front and rear power windows, a navigation system, and many more. For safety purposes, it has dual airbags, an anti-lock braking system, central locking, child safety locks, and a few more.

It also has few premium features like voice control, door Azar warning, speed sensing auto door lock, impact sensing auto door unlock, etc.

 

Specifications of Hyundai Santro

  • Engine type: 1.1L petrol
  • Engine capacity: 1086cc
  • Max power: 68.05 bhp @ 5500 rpm
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual
  • Mileage: 20.3 kmpl
  • Fuel tank capacity: 35L
  • Suspension: front MacPherson strut and rear coupled torsion beam axle
  • Break: front disc and rear drum brake
  • Boot space: 235L
  • Seating capacity: 5

 

Conclusion

These are some of the best affordable cars under 5 lakh in India. Most of them have continued to be on the top for many years.

These are not the only options. There are many more cars available under 5 lakh.

Mukesh choudhary
Mukesh choudhary
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