While owning a car is a dream come true for many people out there, buying a budget car might not satisfy all the requirements one has of their car. This is where the mid range cars priced between Rs.10 lakh and Rs.15 lakh come into play. These cars have a premium feel and and do not cost as much as the other premium cars out there. Listed below are some of the popular cars priced between Rs.10 lakh and Rs.15 lakh:
The Volkswagen Vento was launched quite a while back but the model has been receiving periodic upgrades. The Vento is a mid-sized sedan and has managed to do well in a very competitive segment. The car is the sedan version of the popular Polo hatchback of Volkswagen and bears a lot of similarities with the Polo barring the rear end of the vehicle. The Polo competes with vehicles like the Hyundai Verna, Honda City, and Ford Fiesta. The price of the Vento starts at Rs.9.67 lakh and can go up to Rs.16.59 lakh. The car is available in 7 different colours.
Volkswagen Vento Specifications
|Engine Type||1.6L MPI||1.2L TSI||1.5L TDI||1.5L TDI|
|Maximum Power||105 ps at 5,250 rpm||105 ps at 5,000 rpm||110 ps at 4,000 rpm||110 ps at 4,000 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||153 Nm at 3,800 rpm||175 Nm at 1,500 - 4,100 rpm||250 Nm at 1,500 - 3,000 rpm||250 Nm at 1,500 - 3,000 rpm|
|Displacement||1,598 cc||1,197 cc||1,498 cc||1,498 cc|
|Transmission Type||5 forward + 1 reverse||7 forward + 1 reverse||5 forward + 1 reverse||7 forward + 1 reverse|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||55 litres|
|Boot Capacity||494 litres|
The Hyundai Verna is one of the most popular sedans released by Hyundai. The company recently updated their popular sedan with the new generation Verna. The new version of the Verna comes with an all new design and much of the design elements have been inspired from the Elantra, one of the other popular sedans in the country. The new Verna is powered by a 1.6-litre four-cylinder diesel and petrol engines. Both the engines come either with a six-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual transmission. The car competes with the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Honda City, Skoda Rapid, and the Volkswagen Vento. The price of the Verna starts at Rs.8.9 lakh and can go up to Rs.15.55 lakh. The car is available in 7 different colour options.
Hyundai Verna Specifications
|Engine Type||1.4L Kappa Dual VTVT 6-Speed Manual Transmission||1.6 Gamma Dual VTVT 6-Speed Manual Transmission||1.6 Gamma Dual VTVT 6-Speed Automatic Transmission||1.6L U2 CRDi VGT 6-Speed Manual Transmission||1.6L U2 CRDi VGT 6-Speed Automatic Transmission|
|Maximum Power||100 ps at 6,000 rpm||123 ps at 6,400 rpm||123 ps at 6,400 rpm||128 ps at 4,000 rpm||128 ps at 4,000 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||13.5 kg.m at 4,000 rpm||15.4 kg.m at 4,850 rpm||15.4 kg.m at 4,850 rpm||26.5 kg.m at 1,500 - 3,000 rpm||26.5 kg.m at 1,500 - 3,000 rpm|
|Displacement||1,368 cc||1,591 cc||1,591 cc||1,582 cc||1,582 cc|
|Transmission Type||Manual 6||Manual 6||Automatic 6||Manual 6||Automatic 6|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||45 litres|
Honda City is the most successful car of Honda in the country and the company is currently selling the fourth generation in the country. The mid-life update was provided to the car in 2017 with a host of changes made in a bid to regain the top spot when it comes to sales of C-segment sedans. Most of the changes with the mid-life update were restricted to cosmetic changes to the vehicle. The company also added the new top of the line ZX variant as part of the mid-life 2017 upgrade. The Honda City competes with the likes of the Hyundai Verna, Volkswagen Vento, and the Nissan Sunny. The price of the Honda City starts at Rs.9.68 lakh and can go up to Rs.16.28 lakh. The car is available in 5 different colour options.
Honda City Specifications
|Engine Type||Water Cooled 4 Stroke SOHC i-VTEC Inline 4 Cylinder||Water Cooled 4 Cycle DOHC i-DTEC Inline 4 Cylinder|
|Maximum Power||119 ps at 6,600 rpm||100 ps at 3,600 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||145 Nm at 4,600 rpm||200 Nm at 1,750 rpm|
|Displacement||1,497 rpm||1,498 rpm|
|Transmission Type||5 Forward and 1 Reverse Manual CVT Automatic||6 Forward and 1 Reverse Manual|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||40 litres|
The Skoda Rapid is a C-segment sedan that was first introduced by the company in 2011 and the car has been receiving regular upgrades since then. While most of the previous upgrades were either small feature changes or a minor cosmetic change to the vehicle, the most recent upgrade was a facelift for the vehicle done to match the brand new face of Skoda vehicles. The car after the facelift resembles some of the other vehicles of the company like the Superb and Octavia. The Skoda Rapid is competing against the likes of the Hyundai Verna, the Honda City, and the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. The price of the Skoda Rapid starts at Rs.9.21 lakh and can go up to Rs.16.48 lakh. The car is available in 6 different colour options.
Skoda Rapid Specifications
|Engine||1.6 MPI/77kW MT||1.6 MPI/77kW MT||1.5 TDI CR/81kW MT||1.5 TDI CR/81kW AT|
|Engine Type||Petrol engine,16V DOHC, in-line, transverse in front, liquid cooling system||Turbocharged diesel engine, liquid cooling system,16V DOHC, in-line, transverse in front, high pressure direct injection system|
|Maximum Power||105 ps at 5,200 - 5,250 rpm||110 ps at 4,000 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||153 Nm at 3,750 - 3,800 rpm||250 Nm at 1,500 - 2,500 rpm|
|Displacement||1,598 cc||1,498 cc|
|Transmission||Manual 5-speed fully synchronised||Automatic 6-speed with Tiptronic manual gear changing||Manual 5-speed fully synchronised||7-speed DSG, Automatic|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||55 litres|
|Storage Capacity||460 litres|
The Mahindra Xylo was first launched by the company in 2009 and has become one of the best selling cars of the company in the country. The Multi Utility Vehicle has been constantly receiving upgrades since then. The Xylo is powered by the same engine that was used in the Bolero Storm that was launched recently. One of the striking features of the Mahindra Xylo is the Digital Drive Assist System that comes in the vehicle. The price of Mahindra Xylo starts at Rs.11.14 lakh and can go up to Rs.14.68 lakh. The car is available in 6 different colour options.
Mahindra Xylo Specifications
|Variant||D2 and D4||H4 and H8|
|Engine Type||mDi CRDe||mHawk|
|Maximum Power||68.7 kW or 95 ps at 3,600 rpm||91 kW or 120 ps at 4,000 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||218 Nm at 1,400 - 2,600 rpm||280 Nm at 2,400 - 2,800 rpm|
|Displacement||2,489 cc||2,179 cc|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||55 litres|
|Emission standard||BSIII and BSIV|
While Toyota has enjoyed a considerable amount of success with the Corolla and Fortuner in their respective segments, the company has found it a little difficult to hit the same heights when it comes to budget cars. The Yaris is exactly in that price segment and is Toyota’s entry into the C-segment. The Yaris will compete with the likes of the Hyundai Verna, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, and Honda City. The Yaris is available only with a petrol engine although a diesel engine might be introduced by the company sometime soon. The price of the Yaris starts at Rs.9.93 lakh and can go up to Rs.16.38 lakh. The car is available in 6 different colour options.
Toyota Yaris Specifications
|Engine Type||2NR FE, 4-Cylinder Inline, 16 Valve Dual VVT-i|
|Maximum Power||107 ps at 6,000 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||140 Nm at 4,200 rpm|
|Transmission Type||6 speed manual / 7 speed super CVT-i|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||42 litre|
|Boot Space||476 litres|
The Terrano was first launched by the company in 2013 and has become one of the most popular Nissan cars in the country. The styling both in the exterior and interior of the vehicle resembles the Renault Duster. The styling has however been updated in comparison to the Duster. The engine used in the Terrano is the same as the one used in the Duster and delivers excellent off-road and on-road performance. The car received an upgrade in 2017 and this added some essential features to the Terrano. The price of the Terrano starts at Rs.11.32 lakh and can go up to Rs.17.25 lakh. The car is available in 6 different colour options.
Nissan Terrano Specifications
|Engine Type||1.6 Petrol||1.5 Diesel||1.5 Diesel|
|Maximum Power||104 ps at 5,750 rpm||87 ps at 3,750 rpm||110 ps at 4,000 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||148 Nm at 3,750 rpm||200 Nm at 1,750 rpm||245 Nm at 1,750 rpm|
|Displacement||1,598 cc||1,461 cc||1,461 cc|
|Transmission Type||5-speed MT||5-speed MT||6-speed MT, Auto Drive|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||50 litres|
|Fuel System||MPFI||Common-Rail Direct Injection|
The Tata Safari Storme was first launched by the company in 2012 and is the complete overhaul of the Tata Safari, one of the most popular cars of the company. While most of the overall structure remains similar to its predecessor, the car has received updates in all the other aspects of the vehicle like the styling aspect of the SUV. The Safari Storme is available in four different variants namely EX, VX, VX 4WD, and LX. The price of the Safari Storme starts at Rs.13.29 lakh and can go up to Rs.19.31 lakh. The car is available in 5 different colour options.
Tata Safari Storme Specifications
|Variant||LX and EX||VX|
|Engine Type||2.2L 16 Valve DOHC VTT VARICOR (32 bit electronically controlled) (Variable Turbine Technology) (Direct Injection Common Rail)||2.2L 16 Valve DOHC VTT VARICOR 400 (Direct Injection Common Rail) (32 bit electronically controlled) (Variable Turbine Technology)|
|Maximum Power||150 ps at 4,000 rpm||156 ps at 4,000 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||320 Nm at 1,700 - 2,700 rpm||400 Nm at 1,750 - 2,500 rpm|
|Displacement||2,179 cc||2,179 cc|
|Transmission Type||5-Speed Manual||6-Speed Manual|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||63 litres|
|Emission Standard||BS IV|
The cars listed here are some of the best cars available between Rs.10 lakh to Rs.15 lakh. The best part about these is that these cars come with a lot of premium features but do not cost as much as the other premium vehicles in the market.
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