Wanting to buy a new car but cash crunch keeping you away. Fret no more. We have prepared a list of cars that you can buy and still not burn a hole in your wallet. From Maruti Swift to the Volkswagen Polo to Honda Amaze, here is what money can buy you under 6 lakh in India.
Ever since Maruti introduced the Swift, it has been setting the cash registers on fire. The Swift came to India in 2005 and has been and is still the best selling car in Maruti’s stable. While India gets a regular 5 door hatchback, international markets get an additional 3 door version. The swift was globally in its second generation when it came to India. Currently, Maruti sells the 4th Gen Swift, which is based on the HEARTECT platform.
For INR 6 lakh, you can get the Swift LXi (5 Lakhs), Vxi(5.98 Lakhs) and the Ldi (6 Lakhs).
Based on the Swift hatchback, the Dzire has a huge success in the Compact sedan space. The compact sedan segment was created by Tata, with their Indigo CS, but it was the Dzire the capitalized this segment. The Dzire was launched way back in the year 2008.
The Dzire was the first car to receive the facelift in 2017 before the Swift received the facelift in 2018. The Dzire is currently in its 3rd Generation. You could get the Dzire Lxi (P) for about 5.7 Lakhs.
The first generation Baleno, which was a very popular its days, went out of production in 2007. The car is still popular among tuners and racing teams across India. Fast forward to 2015. Maruti resurrected the Baleno nameplate in India, this time on a hatchback. The Baleno is currently in its 4th gen. It is light, nimble and has more interior space.
There is also a hot hatch version called the Baleno RS, churning out a 100 BHP. But still you can get the Baleno Sigma petrol for around 5.6 Lakhs.
Hyundai Elite i20
The replacement for Hyundai Getz, the i20 made its debut in 2008. The car is currently its second generation and had a mild facelift before the second generation made its debut in 2014. The second generation car is based on the Fluidic Design 2.0 philosophy and features a completely new design inside out.
Oh, and if you didn’t know, they also make WRC version of the i20. Yes, Hyundai returned to WRC after a 10-year absence, in 2014. They entered the i20 WRC, which is based on the second generation model. International markets also have a 3 door version.
The Hyundai i20 ERA (P) sells for about 5.5 Lakhs. It’s got 1.2L petrol motor churning out about 81 horses.
The only German machine in our list. The Polo fees solid, built to last has been in production since 1975. When it came to India in 2009, the Polo was in its 6th Generation, Known as 6R. It was awarded the World car of the year in 2010. During its initial years in India, VW has to have the “Volkswagen” badge at the rear hatch because the company was relatively unknown to the masses. Now after 10 years of run in India and multiple one make championships (The Polo Cup, Vento Cup and now , the Ameo Cup) the brand has definitely gained presence amongst the petrol heads.
They also entered the WRC with their rally spec Polo WRC and have tasted success.
While there are more powerful Polo GT (Tdi and Tsi) and Polo GTI hatchbacks, you could get the Polo Trendline (P) for under 6 lakhs.
The Honda Amaze was first introduced in the year 2013 and it was a sedan verion of the Brio hatchback. The Amaze is also the first Honda Car to be powered by a Diesel engine in India. The car is currently in its second generation. The second generation Amaze went on sale during 2018 and it has been a considerable crowd puller to Honda’s Showrooms.
For under 6 lakh, you could buy the Honda Amaze E (Petrol).
The Figo was one of the American Carmaker’s successful cars in India, next only to the Fiesta. First launched in the year 2010, the car managed to sell in large numbers. The Figo was based on the Ford Fiesta hatchback and the name translates to “Cool” in italian.
The second generation Figo made its way in 2015 and it was completely different from the outgoing model. The company also launched a sedan version of the Figo called the Aspire. In 2018, Ford launched a CUV called the Freestyle, which is essentially the cross hatchback version of the Figo.
For under 6 Lakh, you could buy the Figo Ambient (Petrol and Diesel) and the Freestyle Ambient (Petrol).
The car that started the Tall Boy design in India. The Wagon R was introduced in 1999 and has sold over 22 lakh units in India. The R in the WagonR stands for Recreation.
The lastest and 3rd generation Wagon R was launched in January 2019 and is built on the Suzuki’s Heartect platform. It also gets a bigger 1.2 L engine from the Swift. The Top of the line variant, the Zxi AMT sells for about 5.7 lakhs.
Hyundai Grand i10
The Grand i10 was launched in 2013 and originally slotted between the i10 and the i20 before the i10 was discontinued. The Grand i10 carries forward Hyundai’s Fluidic design language and the updated Grand i10 is expected to make its way in Q3 2019.
You could get the Grand i10 Era and Magna (P) for about 5 Lakh and 5.7 Lakh respectively.
The other tall boy car on our list. The Santro was a huge success in India and helped to cement Hyundai as a successful carmaker in India. It was first introduced in India in 1999 and received various upgrades during its run from until 2014.
Hyundai again resurrected the Santro brand exclusively in India in 2018 and it is a success. Though it is completely different from the old Tallboy, it was received well with the Audience.
The Santro is priced from 4 lakhs to 5.6 Lakhs.
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