The Automobile Industry in India has come a long way since it’s inception. Since the ages when royals used it for leisure and luxury purposes to a common man today traveling to his workplace, cars and their consumer ship has evolved into their availability, maintenance, and logistics’ support being provided in every corner of the country. India has shown a steady and progressive growth ever since Independence and the automobile industry has shown some splendid progress over the follow of half a dozen decades.
India had its first car back in 1897 which wasn’t owned by an Indian. The first automobile was manufactured in India in 1942, by Hindustan Motors a few years prior to Independence. Soon after Independence, the Government started uplifting and supporting the local automobile Industry to change the scene of cars being imported directly from European manufacturers.
On a hierarchical basis, the third decade of India saw the import of cars, while the fifth decade saw the local initial attempts at having indigenous manufacture, the sixth decade saw those initial attempts tripping, while the seventh decade saw the Indian Market being dominated by Hindustan Motors, especially the Ambassador Model. In 1983 Maruti stepped into the Indian Market and took the Indian buyers by a storm. It’s been four decades already and Maruti is still solid in the Indian Market.
This availability of the automobiles to the common masses have made a segment divide in the market of India. The prices of cars are regulated based on their features and characteristics by SIAM (Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers) and FADA (Federation of Automobile Dealers Association) in India. The 4-10 lakh segment is what we would be focussing on our article today. Today, we are going to mention the best ten family cars under 10 lakhs in India.
1. Hyundai Venue
When Hyundai got an amazing response to Creta in the 13Lac+ segment, they decided to come up with a similar car in the prior segment so that the same feel of the look and architecture of the Creta Model can make its way to ardent Hyundai Costumers heart. And they’ve done a great job in doing so.
Popularly called as the ‘Creta with a different grill’, Hyundai Venue is a 5-seater family car with more than 9 color options. With a boasted mileage of 23.7 kmpl, this car has a BHP of 118.35. With an engine powering it with 1493 cc, it comes in both manual and automatic transmissions. With a boot space of 350, this car is a must-buy for any family who is willing to spend 10 lacs and even bag a better model if they can spend a few bucks more, which is a worthy deal.
It’s an all-time favorite in the under 10 lacs segment of almost every other Indian and hence mentioning it in the list was a given. Swift has always been one of the high-in-demand cars manufactured by Maruti Suzuki ever. It’s VXi and VDi versions, along with their DZire versions still adorn the roads of India ad hence launched back in 2018, better amendments in designs and other accessories are made by Maruti’s every new rollout.
With an underwhelming mileage of just 21.21 kmpl (Swift used to boast 25+ in its predecessors), this car has a BHP of 81.8. With an engine powering it with 1197 cc, it comes in both manual and automatic transmissions. With a boot space of 268, this 5-seater car is a must-buy for anyone planning on their first car, as most of its buyers belong to their 20s, the age when most of us are buying our first car.
3. Hyundai Grand i10 Nios
The i10 and i20 series both need no introduction as they have ruled the under 10 lac segment for a very long time alongside Swift. They have rolled out better and advanced models in this series since then. The i10 evolved into the Grand i10 which now has evolved into the grand i10 Nios.
With a proud mileage of 26.2 kmpl (Gives this car a whole other edge in this segment), this car has a BHP of 98.63. With an engine powering it with 1197 cc, it comes in both manual and automatic transmissions. The service cost would be 3650 per year which is a pretty decent cost, this car is a must-buy for the Hyundai lovers. Preferably if you are buying your first car.
4. Tata Altroz
The story is the same for Tata Altroz and Tata Nexon as it was for Hyundai Venue and Hyundai Creta. This car is being featured in the IPL 2020 a lot and hence the advertising stance is hot in the market.
With a decent mileage of 21+ kmpl (official figures haven’t been released yet), this car has a BHP of 88.76. With an engine powering it with 1497 cc (quite powerful for that frame though), it comes in the manual transmission only, as of now. This 5-seater car has a boot space of 345. Above all these features there is the Tata security and reliability that is well known in the India Market. Considerable, if you ask me, this car is a must buy if security comes as a priority in your list.
5. Datsun GO+
A perfect car for a family as it has 7 seats and quite reputed in the non-nuclear families, this car is a must buy if you are living with your parents.
With a mileage of 19.02 kmpl, this car has a BHP of 76.43. With an engine powering it with 1198 cc, it comes in both manual and automatic transmissions. The service Cost is 3400 per year and hence a pretty decent car for the boxes it ticks.
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6. Maruti Baleno
Quite popular in the market right now for its sleek impressive design, this car already has made fans with the class its appearance has.
With a proud mileage of 23.87 kmpl, this car has a BHP of 88.5. With an engine powering it with 1197 cc, it comes in both manual and automatic transmissions. This 5-seater car has a service cost of 3600 per year and hence is a must-buy if you want an impressive buy in this segment.
7. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza grill modifications make it look like Range or Jeep compass or any such SUV of your choice.
With a decent mileage of 18.76 kmpl, this car has a BHP of 103.26. With an engine powering it with 1462 cc, it comes in both manual and automatic transmissions, another 5-seater car with a service cost of 3700 per year, this car is a must-buy for all the bit hatchback, bit SUV fanatics.
8. Kia Sonet
After the amazing response, Kia Seltos had from the Indian costumers, Kia decides to roll out this one in this particular segment.
With a proud mileage of 24.1 kmpl, this car has a BHP of 118.36. With an engine powering it with 1493 cc, it comes in both manual and automatic transmissions. This 5-seater car has a boot space of 392 and hence is a must-buy for any SUV fanatic.
9. Mahindra XUV 300
This car was also a segment amendment for the response XUV 500 received and hence is a must-buy for all the XUV lovers.
With a mileage of 20 kmpl, this car has a BHP of 115. With an engine powering it with 1497 cc, it comes in both manual and automatic transmissions. This 5-seater car has a service cost of 3600 per year. All the XUV fans waiting for their first car, go for this one.
10. Maruti Celerio
This little beast kills it in the mileage section. With a claimed mileage of 30.47 kmpl, this car is powered by a 998-cc engine and a BHP of 67.04. It comes in both manual and automatic transmissions. It has a boot space of 235 liters and also is going to be available in the CNG variant soon, quite an environment friendly.
So, these were our picks for the best 10 cars under 10 lacs in the Indian market. Which one did impress you the most, please let us know in the comments section. Till then, Stay Safe, Stay healthy.
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