Majority of first time car buyers in the market look for vehicles with a budget of around 5 Lakhs, hence this becomes an important segment in the market. Let’s have a look at the top vehicles which are available in this price range.
1. Tata Tiago
Tata Tiago tops this list with its best in class safety along with a decent engine and good cabin space. Tiago has scored 4 star in Crash Test and offers best safety in its segment. It it also the largest in terms of dimensions and offers good space in the cabin. Engine though being bit noisy compared to its rivals, offers good performance and decent mileage. Therefore, it becomes a good choice for people looking for a family hatchback with good safety and decent features, it also gets excellent high speed stability and handling, hence also becomes a good choice for frequent highway drives. Price of the Tiago starts at ₹4.60lakhs (ex-showroom)
2. Maruti Suzuki Wagon R
Wagon R is the oldest player in this list, it gets a tall boy design with good cabin space. It is also decently loaded with features. It gets a good 1.0l as well as a 1.2l engine which well known for its efficiency and refinement. It also gets all necessary features. Safety features like ABS-EBD, Airbags are standard, though it could only get 2 Stars in the Crash Test by the Global NCAP. Hence, this becomes a good choice for people looking for a reliable car with good after sales service mainly for City commute. Price of the Wagon R starts at ₹4.50lakhs.
3. Hyundai Santro
The new Hyundai Santro also comes out as a good alternative in this price segment. It gets decent cabin space and all necessary features. It gets a 1.0l Petrol motor which offers good mileage and has good refinement. It gets Driver Airbag and ABS-EBD as standard, however it scored just 2 Stars in Crash Test by Global NCAP. Hence, this becomes a good car for buyers looking for a hatchback with decent features, performance for City commute. Quality of interiors is also quite good. Price of Santro starts at ₹4.57lakhs.
4. Maruti Suzuki S-Presso
Maruti S-Presso is the newest vehicle in this list. Though it has been criticised by many for its looks, some also like it. It gets a funky look hence is quite popular among youngsters matching their taste. It is also the cheapest AMT from the list. It gets decent cabin space and necessary features for its price. It also gets the ABS-EBD and Driver Airbag as standard. Therefore, this becomes a good choice for people looking for a compact hatchback with the convenience of Automatic Transmission. Price of the S-Presso starts at ₹3.70 lakhs.
5. Renault Kwid
Kwid is the best seller from Renault, since its launch it has received a lot of love in the market mainly for its looks. It gets the largest touchscreen infotainment system and offers many upmarket features like rear armrest, reverse parking camera, though it does lack features like internally/electrically adjustable ORVMs. It is also one of the best looking car in the segment, though rear seat space is not the best. Hence, this becomes a good choice for people looking for a compact hatchback with funky and refreshing looks. It gets a decent 1.0l engine. It also gets a 0.8l engine however, performance is not up to the mark. Price of Kwid starts at ₹3.02lakhs.
6. Maruti Alto 800
The Maruti Alto has been the best selling car in the world for some time. Though its popularity has decreased in recent times, it continues to be a high-selling car, due to the ease of maintenance and Maruti’s dense dealer network. The also recently go t an upgrade with new features such as a touchscreen and dual airbags. The Alt0 gets a 800cc 3-cylinder engine which is fuel efficient. The price for Alto starts at ₹2.94 lakhs.
These are the best cars you can buy under Rs.5 lakhs. All the prices mentioned above are ex-showroom Delhi.