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The car market is flooded with new and brilliant launches every year. The car makers have joined the competition to unveil new vehicles to lure the buyers. While some companies are focussing on the premium buyers, others are coming up with cars suiting the budget of the middle-class Indians. In a quest to achieve greater sales they are introducing some really great car models in an affordable price range. While some of them are from the budding manufacturers, others are already enjoying the tag of the best-sellers in the budget-car market.
The best thing about these cars are, though they are offered in a competitive price, they are no less than their high-priced counterparts when it comes to manufacturing, design, style, and performance. If you want a budget-friendly car that will be sturdy and reliable in all aspects, then you are in the right place. Here is the list of the Indian cars under 4 lakh which stole the limelight in 2017:
During mid of April 2016, Tata Motors introduced Tata Tiago, the perfect competitor of the market leading 4-wheelers like Maruti Suzuki Celerio, Honda Brio, Hyundai Grand i10, Chevrolet Beat. A hatchback in style and design, the classy Tiago features a luxurious yet sturdy look as expected by the Indian buyers. Interestingly, this spacious car has grabbed the tag of being the top-selling low-budget car in 2017.
Tata Tiago can be availed in two different variants of petrol and diesel. While the petrol variant is geared by a 3-cylinder 1199cc engine delivering 85PS at 6000 RPM of power and 114 Nm at 3500 RPM torque, the diesel version comes with a 1047 cc engine with 3 cylinder producing 70 PS power at 4000 RPM and 140 Nm torque at 1800 to 3000 RPM. The engine of the petrol variant is mated with manual 5-speed transmission for giving best riding experience to the passengers.
Price- The starting price of the diesel variant is Rs.3.96 lakh and the petrol variant is Rs.3.21 lakh in the ex-showroom Delhi.
To meet the expectations of every Indian to buy a car of their own, Tata introduced the much-awaited Tata Nano in the Indian car market by the mid of 2014. It was the first Indian car coming within a minimal price tag of Rs.1 lakh during its launch. Considered as history’s most iconic car, the Tata Nano GenX comes up with a number of technologically advanced features which has the ability to take up your diving experience to another level of ease and perfection. Though this hatchback is not much spacious and have a few other shortcomings, it can prove to be a value-for-money purchase for people who have very limited budget to secure a car.
Since this compact automatic hatchback is designed for the next generation users, special attention is given towards the comfort and ease of the drivers. It is convenient and smooth to drive like a manual car and you will love the riding experience that it provides. You will get this car in both AMT and CNG variant.
Price- Tagged as the most affordable small car in India, the Tata Nano GenX ranges between Rs.2.25 lakh to Rs. 3.20 lakh in its ex-showroom in Delhi.
The South Korean manufacturer, Hyundai, is known for manufacturing fashionable yet less expensive cars. This particular model which was ideally made to offer an extra value to the users was launched in October 2011. Best-in-class features, high style quotient, spacious and attractive interior are the factors that made it receive high admiration in the budget-car segment in the country. This serves as an ideal pick for people who are wishing to get an ideal blend of performance, style and economy while buying a car.
EON comes with 3-cylinder 814 cc engine with 5-speed manual transmission offering 21.1 km per litre mileage to the users. In terms of reliability and performance, it scores high marks in customer reviews. It comes with two different engine options, 1.0 l Kappa engine and 0.8 l iRDE engine. Considering the low price and attractive looks, it is one of the most popular car models around.
Price- The starting price of this car is Rs.3.29 lakh and ranges up to Rs.4.58 lakh in its ex-showroom Delhi.
Renault KWID is another very high-utility budget car that should be included in this list. Being powered by a 0.8 litre SCE (Smart Control Efficiency Engine) with 3 NR cylinders, the basic KWID STD 0.8 model offers high fuel-efficiency. The interior of this SUV-inspired car is quite spacious and it offers a comfortable ride to the passengers. When it comes to cheap yet fashionable cars, this is the one, you should go for.
Coming to the performance, with 28 litre fuel capacity, this petrol-driven car can go up to 135 kmph shortly after its start. You can expect to get a 24.04kmpl mileage while driving it on the highway and 20.04kmpl mileage in the city traffic. The 799cc 3 cylinder engine of KWID produces a peak power of 67 BHP at 5500 RPM and 54 NM at 5678 RPM of torque. It comes with 180mm ground clearance and 300 litre boot space.
Price- This car model is available at a starting price of Rs.2.62 lakh in its ex-showroom Delhi and goes up to Rs.4.49 lakh.
The Eicher Polaris Multix is a multi-utility car which is designed to cater to the multiple needs of the users. Right from serving family purposes to business-related needs, this purpose-built car yields satisfactory level of comfort. Being a 3-in-1 vehicle, it can easily accommodate a family, offers space for all the business tools while giving comfortable ride even in the rugged terrains. This first-of-its-kind comes with a strong body, high flexibility and offers a firm ride.
Coming with the X-port feature, Multix can generate electricity of up to 3 kilowatts which is sufficient to light up homes, agricultural machineries, music systems and several other equipment. It is manufactured in both AX+ and MX variant. Owing to its multifaceted benefits, this versatile car makes a good pick for people who are looking for budget-cars within 4 lakh.
Price- The diesel Multix price starts from Rs.2.79 lakh and goes up to Rs.3.44 lakh in its ex-showroom Delhi.
When it comes to cars which cost under 4 lakh, these are the most popular ones which have become common choices among the low income groups and students. However, the number of low budget cars are gradually increasing and there are many more to add in the list.
Datsun Go Plus is a budget-friendly hatchback that was launched in early 2014. The car was one among the prime competitors of 2014’s to challenge Hyundai Grand i10, Ford Figo, etc. Thanks to Datsun for introducing such a lovely car in the Indian road. Though the car was unable to create a lasting impression on the users, the diesel powered engine with dazzling appearance, comfortable interior and of course affordable price tag made it mark its position in the list of the best cars under Rs.4 lakh in 2017.
Price- Rs.3.84 lakh - Rs.4.57 lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi)
This chic car would remind you of the models which were seen in the 80s. It is a very simple car and the interior is quite comfortable and ideal for long rides. It comes with a 1.6 liter engine and its yearly fuel cost is very much economical. Datsun Redi-Go was one among the most alluring cars in 2017 with high sales figures.
Price- Rs.2.41 lakh - Rs.3.75 lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi)
For buyers looking for a durable car capable of offering a comfortable ride, there is nothing better than Maruti Suzuki Alto 800. While mentioning the best cars under Rs.4 lakh in the Indian car market, Alto 800 rolling on the Indian roads for decades with elegance can’t be missed out. When it comes to fuel economy, this home-grown Indian car ranks very high. While its petrol version offers mileage of 24 kmpl, its CNG variant gives out 33 kmpl of mileage. Its automatic transmission system makes it ideal for long distance travel.
Price- Rs.2.46 lakh - Rs.3.72 lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi)
The Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 is another addition of Maruti in the realm of budget cars. This is a very good looking car and is available in 4 different colours; silver being the most popular one. It comes with 4 cylinders and its yearly fuel consumption cost is very reasonable. The interior being spacious, it offers a very relaxing and comfortable ride.
Price- Rs. 3.26 lakh - Rs. 4.12 lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi)
If you are looking for a cheap car which would be bigger in terms of size and performance, Maruti Suzuki Eeco would be ideal for you. Besides being big in size, it is also a very sturdy and durable car which offers high mileage during long journeys. Its pick-up is quite good and it reaches the top-speed within a short-time. Though its fuel consumption is on the higher side compared to the cars discussed so far, it has turned out to be one of the popular budget cars this year for its size and sturdiness.
Price- Rs. 3.24 lakh - Rs. 4.30 lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi)
Maruti has always been a name to be reckoned with in the automobile industry. This company has been manufacturing cheap, yet good cars since last few decades. One of their latest additions is the Maruti Omni which caught the attention of the car lovers instantly after its market launch. It is a small car and the interior is not too fancy. Its high mileage and less fuel consumption have made it one of the most popular budget cars of 2017.
Price- Rs. 2.64 lakh - Rs. 2.97 lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi)
This model of Chevrolet was launched in the year 2005. In spite of its drawbacks, this car makes a good pick for people who are looking for a low budget car capable of giving good on-road performance. Though it resembles the other models from the brand, the hood and wheelbase of this model are stretched a bit to give it a different look.
Price- Starts at Rs. 3.92 lakh ((Ex-showroom Delhi)
In this present era, one can easily fulfil his or her dream of owning a car through a lot of easy and convenient car loan schemes available in the market. Now, with the easy and convenient online purchase options, you no longer need to carry plenty of cash in your wallet to pay for the car. This ease of car buying whenever you need has contributed to the booming Indian car market as more and more buyers are getting easy access to cars compared to yesteryears.