In a money sensitive car market like India, hatchback cars which are in the price range of Rs. 3 to 6 lakhs would be the ones most in demand. But a slight change in the trend has been noticed in recent times and customers are looking beyond the hatchback section. They are demanding cars which offer more comfort and better performance. This has led to an increasing demand in cars which are priced between 8 to 10 lakh rupees. Thus, to cater to this new segment of buyers, the following article has been compiled which is a comparison between the best cars in the price range of Rs. 8-10 lakhs in India.
The Honda City has already got an overwhelming response in the country and has won over its customers. It has come out in both diesel and petrol engine – the 1.5-litre i-DTEC and 1.5-litre i-VTEC respectively. The car features wider wheel base which are 50mm more than the previous, thus providing for roomy interiors. When it comes to fuel efficiency, it is undoubtedly the most fuel efficient in the sedan segment and sports a bold appearance.
Honda City price in India starts at Rs. 7.53 lakhs to Rs. 10.72 lakhs (Ex showroom, Delhi).
The Nissan Sunny in a long awaited sedan based in the V-platform (similar to the Micra). In this sedan however, the platform is stretched to add room to the cabin. The car is powered by a 1.5 litre 4 cylindered petrol engine with 99bhp and a peak torque of up to 134Nm for now.
Nissan Sunny price in India start at Rs. 6.3 lakhs to Rs. 9.8 lakhs (Ex showroom, Delhi)
The interiors of the Renault Duster are spacious and airy, but the outer plastic feel is a drawback, though it has been done to keep the price in check. The ride and handling, however, make up for the drawback. The car is available in petrol as well as diesel. It is powered by an 85bhp engine (similar to Sunny and Scala) with a six speed, manual gearbox.
Renault Duster price in India start at Rs. 8.13 lakhs to Rs. 12.41 lakhs (Ex showroom, Delhi).
The Skoda Rapid might not have the most elegant look possible, but it is very competent. The petrol variant comes with the option of an automatic gearbox, but the diesel version is better as it provides greater fuel economy and performance.
Skoda Rapid price in India start at Rs. 8.4 lakhs to Rs. 9.7 lakhs(Ex showroom, Delhi).