We all are aware of the troubles the Auto industry is going through nowadays. Semiconductor shortage all over the world ruptures in Supply chains everywhere and exponential change in customer choices. SUVs and EVs have become an essential part of any auto portfolio.
In these turbulent times, auto manufacturers have had enough courage to innovate and launch new vehicles which could attract car enthusiasts. Many of these new arrivals are brilliant cars, spanning different segments and price ranges, and have become favorites of Indians as well.
Here, we bring you the top five cars with a starting price tag of under Rs. 10 lakh, which were launched in the country this year
From the largest auto manufacturer in the country, Maruti Celerio is available at the Starting price of Rs. 4.99 lakh(Ex-Showroom New Delhi). At present second-generation Celerio is being sold in the country. As per the ARAI, this is the most fuel-efficient petrol car on sale in the country with an average mileage of 26.68 kmpl. The hatchback is powered by a 1.0-liter NA petrol engine. The car is graced with a5-speed manual gearbox and a 5-speed AMT.
2. Tata Punch
The micro SUV from the house of Tata starts at Rs. 5.48 lakh( Ex-Showroom New Delhi). As of now,just one engine option is available. The car comes with a 1.2L NA petrol motor (86 PS/113 Nm), which can be had with a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed AMT. New variants with a 1.2L turbo-petrol engine, a 1.5L turbo-diesel engine, and a fully electric powertrain are expected to be launched soon.
3. Renault Kiger
The car comes with a starting price of Rs. 5.64 (Ex-Showroom New Delhi), comes with two engine options, both of which are extremely fuel-efficient. The first one is a 1.0L NA petrol motor (72 PS/96 Nm), available with a 5-speed MT or a 5-speed AMT. The second one is a 1.0L turbo-petrol mill (100 PS/160 Nm), which comes mated to a 5-speed MT or CVT.
4. MG Astor Starting price
MG Astoris a tech geek’s dream car. The car is endowed with smart features such as‘iSmart’ connected car system, an AI personal assistant, and ADAS (AdvanceDriver Assistance Systems). It comes with a 1.5L NA petrol unit (110 PS/144 Nm)and a 1.3L turbo-petrol unit (140 PS/220 Nm). The smaller engine can be hadwith a 5-speed MT or a CVT, while the larger one comes with a 6-speed AT. Thestarting Ex-Showroom price in Delhi of the car is Rs. 9.78 lakh.
5.Hyundai i20 N Line
The Hyundai hatchback starts at Rs. 9.84 lakh (Ex-Showroom Delhi). The hatchback gets a 1.0-liter turbo-petrol engine (120 PS/172 Nm), which can be had with a 6-speed iMT or a 7-speed DCT. The latest N Line version of the car has a stiffer suspension system, better steering feel, better brakes, and a throatier exhaust.