Cars Under 6 Lakhs in India

Deepak, 31/10/2017

A major part of the Indian automobile industry runs on budget-friendly petrol cars. If you’re scouting for a budget car, you will find more than 100 options in the market. The price slab of 1-6 Lakhs is one of most crowded and important price bracket in the market.

So, if you are looking to buy one, which one should you buy?

  1. Maruti Suzuki Dzire
  2. Maruti Suzuki Baleno
  3. Hyundai Elite i20
  4. Hyundai Grand i10
  5. Maruti Suzuki Swift
  6. Maruti Suzuki Wagon R
  7. Maruti Suzuki Ignis
  8. Tata Nexon
  9. Tata Tigor
  10. Hyundai Xcent
  11. Tata Tiago
  12. Maruti Suzuki Celerio
  13. Mahindra KUV100 NXT
  14. Honda Amaze
  15. Hyundai Eon
  16. Honda Jazz
  17. Renault Kwid
  18. Datsun GO Plus

Cars Under 6 Lakhs in India
The Maruti Suzuki Dzire has crossed 1 lakh sales milestone in a record-breaking five months in India. The Maruti Dzire (previously Swift Dzire) is priced between Rs 5.43 lakh and Rs 9.39 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). There is a waiting period of up to three months on the Dzire. It is available in four variants namely L, V, Z, and Z+ with both the petrol and diesel engines. Dzire AMT is also available in India with both the engines V variant onwards

The new Dzire's feature list includes LED projector headlamps, DRLs, reverse parking sensors, reverse parking camera, SmartPlay infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, push button start/stop with smart key, automatic climate control, auto headlamps, rear AC vents and electronically adjustable and foldable outside mirrors. The 2017 Dzire’s safety features include dual airbags, ABS, EBD with BA, ISOFIX anchorages, etc, as standard.
The Maruti Suzuki Baleno is priced between Rs 5.26-8.34 lakh for the petrol versions and Rs 6.44-8.42 lakh for the diesel versions. The performance-spec Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS is priced at Rs 8.37 lakh (all prices are ex-showroom, Delhi).

Maruti's flagship hatchback primarily goes up against the Hyundai Elite i20, Honda Jazz and Volkswagen Polo, among others. It is available in four trims – Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha – and in seven colour options (Ray Blue, Fire Red, Premium Silver, Autumn Orange, Premium Urban Blue, Pearl Arctic White, Granite Grey).
Hyundai has increased the price of Elite i20 1.4 AT variant by Rs 12,547 with the government increasing cess over GST.

The 2018 Hyundai Elite i20 facelift will be introduced at the coming Indian Auto Expo in February next year. The updated i20 is expected to come with redesigned front and rear profiles along with subtly updated interior.
Hyundai launched the refreshed Grand i10 in February this year. After the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST), prices for the Grand i10 dropped by approximately Rs 2,000 across all variants and now fall between Rs 4.56-7.31 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

Available in 12 variants (24 if you split them between metallic and solid colour options), the 2017 Hyundai Grand i10 received a bunch of updates. Changes on the outside include redesigned front and rear bumpers, LED DRLs in Sportz (O) and Asta variants and, restyled 14-inch alloy wheels which are offered with the Sportz (O) AT and Asta variants only.

There are no changes in transmission options, with the diesel engine getting a 5-speed manual gearbox while the petrol is available with either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission. While the claimed mileage for the diesel-powered Hyundai Grand i10 is 24.4kmpl, the petrol-fed engine returns 19.77kmpl.

The next-generation Maruti Suzuki Swift is likely to launch at the upcoming 2018 Indian Auto Expo in February next year

Speaking of the current model, it is powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 1.3-litre diesel engine. Both the diesel and petrol engines are coupled to a 5-speed manual transmission. The Maruti Swift delivers a claimed mileage of 20.4 kmpl and 25.2 kmpl for the petrol and diesel, respectively. It comes with features like push-button engine start-stop, reverse parking sensors, electronically foldable outside rear-view mirrors and Bluetooth phone integration.

Maruti Swift price list (Variants) LDI BSIV -Rs 5.99 Lakh and VXI  - 5.57 Lakh, LXI - 5.0 Lakh
The Maruti Suzuki WagonR has surpassed the cumulative sales figure of 20 lakh. Launched in 1999, the WagonR took 133 months to reach the first 10 lakh sales mark. The next 10 lakh was achieved in just 79 months

At the start of this year, Maruti Suzuki launched a new range-topping variant – VXI+ – in the Wagon R's line-up. The VXI+ variant's, which is available in both manual and automated manual transmission (AMT) options along with elective safety pack (dual-front airbags, ABS and EBD). The Wagon R VXI+ has borrowed the aesthetics and features of the Stingray both inside and outside, such as the projector headlamps, clear lens tail lamps, 14-inch gunmetal alloys, piano black interior inserts, and others.

The Maruti car returns the mileage of 20.51kmpl with petrol and 26.6kmpl with LPG fuel. The rest of the variants of the Wagon R remained unaltered, except for the addition of a new Midnight Blue colour, which was previously exclusive to the Stingray. 

Maruti Suzuki Wagon R LXi CNG  Price 4.64 Lakh
Maruti Suzuki has launched the AGS variants of the Ignis Alpha at Rs 7.01 lakh (petrol) and Rs 8.08 lakh (diesel), ex-showroom Delhi. This is in addition to the automatic options available in the Delta and Zeta trims.
Depending on the variant, the Tata Nexon currently attracts an average waiting period of 9 months

The Tata Nexon prices start at Rs 5.85 lakh for the base, petrol XE variant and go all the way up to Rs 9.44 lakh for the top-spec diesel XZ+ (Dual-tone) trim (all prices ex-showroom Delhi).

The Nexon is launched in five variants - XE, XM, XT, XZ+ and XZ+ (Dual-tone).
Tata Motors has added another variant to the Tigor lineup - the XM. It slots between the base XE and XT variants. The XM variants is available with both the engines, mated with a 5-speed manual transmission.

Over the XE variant, XM variant includes manual central locking, all four power windows, speed dependent automatic door locking, follow me home headlamps, LED fuel gauge, full fabric seat upholstery, interior lamps with theatre dimming and full wheel covers

Tata Tigor Revotron XE  Price is 4.65 Lakh

Maruti Suzuki has launched the updated Celerio at a starting price of Rs 4.15 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). It is available in 12 variants - 10 petrol and 2 CNG.
The Mahindra KUV100 NXT has been launched at an introductory price of Rs 4.39 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai). This mid-cycle updated/facelift model of the KUV100 has arrived early (it is not even 2 years since its inception), certainly to boost up the sales of Mahindra’s entry-level model. It comes with a less quirky-looking exterior, additional features and the same set of engines with five variants to choose from.
Apart from 'The Great Honda Fest', the company is also offering additional offers on the Amaze. For petrol- and diesel-powered (S/S(O)/SV/VX) grades, which were manufactured in 2017,

Honda Amaze E MT Petrol price is  5.51 Lakh in Delhi
Hyundai has introduced the 'Sports Edition' of the Eon with some cosmetic and feature upgrades. The Eon Sports Edition features Sporty Roof Rails, side body moulding graphics and a 6.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system which has phone link, USB, AUX and Bluetooth connectivity. However, the Sports Edition is only available with the smaller 0.8-litre engine and not with the bigger 1.0-litre.

Price -     3.29 - 4.58 Lakh
Honda revealed the third-generation Jazz facelift in Japan in May 2017. There are no mechanical changes, while the updated Jazz gets subtle aesthetic change and additional goodies. so expect the facelift to arrive next year and might be introduced at the 2018 Indian Auto Expo.

Price - 5.89 - 9.19 Lakh
The Renault Kwid is priced between Rs 2.61-3.74 lakh* for the 0.8-litre versions and Rs 3.49-4.24 lakh* for the 1.0-litre versions (*all prices ex-showroom Delhi). You can also opt for the Renault Kwid Climber, a cosmetically enhanced version of the Renault Kwid 1.0L that is based on the range-topping RxT (O) variant. Renault also launched a special edition of the Kwid with cosmetic add-ons inside-out called the Kwid 02 Anniversary Edition priced at a premium of Rs 15,000 over the standard variants.
On the occasion of its third anniversary in the country in April 2017, Datsun introduced special anniversary edition of its GO+ MPV. In this limited edition, the budget people mover gets a host of changes including, first-in-segment Ambient Lighting app for mobile phones, body graphics, Anniversary Edition badge, a sporty black rear spoiler on the exterior

Price - 3.84 - 5.0 Lakh*

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