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Cars that cost under Rs 5 lakh in India

Last updated on: October 5, 2010 08:28 IST

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The Rs 1-lakh to Rs 5-lakh (Rs 100,000 to Rs 500,000) category sees the most amount of enquires and sales in the Indian car market.

This segment is mostly dominated by small cars and hatchbacks.

Here is a list of some of the hatchbacks that are below the Rs 5-lakh ex-showroom mark.

Rs 1 lakh = Rs 100,000

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Tata Nano

The car has very basic features and is stripped down to the essentials.

This 35-horsepower engine, four-door vehicle is about 10 feet long, weighs approximately 1,300 pounds, has an all-sheet-metal body, a rear two-cylinder engine, small tubeless tires, a reinforced passenger compartment, crumple zones, seat belts and achieves a top speed of 106 kmph.

Tata Nano was initially offered the car to 100,000 customers in March 2009 and received a record 206,703 orders.

The remainder orders were put on a waiting list and deliveries began in July last year. The company has delivered 62,232 Nano cars since July last year. The car is priced between Rs 115,361 and Rs 179,254 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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Maruti Alto

One of Maruti's best selling models is the entry level hatchback Alto and the company has just launched the new Maruti Alto K10, which would exist with the older version.

The new Alto has a 1.0L, K10 engine capable of delivering 68PS of maximum power at 6200rpm with 90Nm of maximum torque at 3200rpm. It would be available in two variants -- Alto K10 LXI and Alto K10 VXI with a price tag of Rs 3.03-3.16 lakh (ex showroom Delhi).

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Nissan Micra

Nissan's first India specific hatchback Micra is finally out and has been competitively priced between Rs 3.98 and Rs 5.29 lakh. The car is comes in three variants including XE (Rs 3.98 lakh), XL (4.69 lakh) and XV (Rs 5.29 lakh) (ex-showroom, Delhi).

It has a 1.2L petrol unit and the diesel unit is anticipated sometimes in the future. Nissan Micra's 3-cylinder DOHC 1198cc petrol engine is capable of producing 75 bhp at 6,000 rpm and 104 NM of torque at 4,000 rpm.

One of the striking features of the car that sets it apart from the rest is the fact that it has driver airbags as standard. It also has a drive computer and tilt adjustable steering as standard features.

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Ford Figo

The successful hatchback from Ford comes at the competitive price of Rs 360,485 to Rs 541,595. (ex-showroom, Delhi) and it was responsible for starting a sort of price war in the hatchback segment.

The car comes in both the petrol and diesel version. The 1.2L petrol engine is capable of producing 71PS of maximum power and 102 Nm of peak torque while the 1.4L, Duratorq diesel engine that currently powers Ford Ikon and Ford Fiesta produces 69PS of maximum power and 160 Nm of top torque.

The car is available in four variants in both petrol and diesel engine -- Lxi, Exi, Zxi and Titanium. Thus the total variants for diesel and petrol are 8.

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Hyundai i10

The first car by Hyundai in the i-series the i10 is one of the company's bestseller and has gained more popularity than even its successful sibling Santro.

The i10 comes with two different capacity petrol engines options -- 1.1L, 1086cc, IRDE petrol engine is capable of producing 66.7PS power at 5500rpm and 10.1kgm torque at 2500rpm and the 1.2L, 1197cc, Kappa engine generates 80PS power at 5200rpm and 11.4kgm torque at 4000rpm.

The tiny car's performance cost of owning and hassle free maintenance is what makes it a darling of the crowd. The i10 has features like front power windows, air conditioner with heater, rear wiper, rear power windows and defogger in i10 magna family.

The car is priced between Rs 341,274 and Rs 534,981 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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Maruti Swift

The company has released pictures and some details about the Swift 2011, which has restyled looks and guarantees better performance.

Currently, the Swift comes in both petrol and diesel version. The 1.2 L, 1197 cc K series petrol engine and 1.3L, 1248 cc DDiS diesel engine. The K series engine has a 5 speed manual transmission gearbox and it is BS IV compatible.

The diesel version has a multi point common rail fuel injection system which offers better combustion and fuel efficiency. The car has been on the list of top sellers every since its launch and despite competition it refuses to budge from its spot. Due to the Maruti tag and the cars overall performance it is one of the most searched cars in the country.

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Volkswagen Polo

Volkswagen Polo is available in both petrol and diesel options. It has a three-cylinder 1.2L (1198 cc) petrol offers 74 BHP (5,400 rpm) and 110 NM of torque (3,750 rpm).

The 1.2L 3-cylinder diesel offers 74 BHP (4,200 rpm) and 180 NM of torque (2,000 rpm). Polo has features like remote keyless central locking that includes remote window up/down on the highline.

The Volkswagen Polo is available between Rs 434,000 and Rs 700,000 and Skoda Fabia comes for Rs 502,037 to Rs 784,202 (prices ex-showroom, Delhi).

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Maruti Wagon R

The new Wagon R 2010 is powered by a K10B engine producing 68PS of power and 90Nm of torque. Maruti has priced the Wagon R at a price of Rs 3.28 to Rs 3.81 lakh in India.

The new Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 2010 model has a more contemporary feel and has features like a new grille, striking headlights and bumpers. The rear has also been redone and restyled tail lamps and rear window glass give the new Maruti Suzuki Wagon R a better look and feel.

The car also has a rear wash and wipe and an optional ABS and Airbags in the higher end VXi model. The dashboard has a new central console which comes with integrated stereo AUX-In for iPod connectivity and larger circular control for the air-conditioner.

The steering is also new and has been lifted from Maruti Swift and the car also comes with a seatbelt alarm as standard.

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Hyundai i20

Hyundai i20 is also available in both petrol and diesel options with a 5 and 6 Speed Manual Transmission Gearbox.

It has a 1.4 L CRDI engine producing 90 PS, the 1.2 L Kappa engine produces 80 PS and the 1.4 L Gamma engine with 4 Speed automatic transmission gearbox offers a power of 100 PS.

The car is a premium product and is priced between Rs 460,863 and Rs 800,978 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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Hyundai Santro Xing

When Santro came into the Indian market it gave the hatchback lovers more choice and variety to choose from.

The model was very successful and till date it has a significant market. Santro comes with 1086cc engine and has a very good fuel economy. Santro has an okay 'active intelligence' technology that improves engine performance.

The car has the basic McPherson Strut Suspension with a stabilizer bar in the front and a torsion beam axle with 3-link offset coil springs and hydraulic dampers that make it a good for Indian roads.

The car costs anything between Rs 274,186 and 391,038 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

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Tata Indica V2 Xeta

The car has a highly advanced MPFI engine and 32 bit microprocessor, sports 12 sensor, along with a knock control sensor for controlling damage from adulterated fuel, extra efficient torque advantage petrol engine delivering 12.4 kgm torque, instant pick-up and fewer gear changes has made its driving smoother and faster.

The car is priced between Rs 271,316 and Rs 320,504 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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Chevrolet Beat

This is a peppy looking model by the American company General Motors. The car is a decent performer but has a very good fuel economy rate.

It comes with a 1.2L 4 cylinder petrol engine powers the Chevrolet Beat. This 1199cc 16v DOHC engine offers 79 BHP at 6,200 rpm and 108 NM torque at 4,400 rpm.

The engine refinement is of a very high level and that makes the car very quite. It is a good city car and can be handled easily in traffic congestions.

The cars light clutch with a short pedal range and power steering keep the driving effortless. The car falls in the price bracket of Rs 357,168 to Rs 419,877(ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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Maruti Zen Estilo

The Maruti Zen Estilo is available in four variants priced between Rs 3,20,201 and Rs 4,06,997. Zen Estilo is roomier than the previous model Zen and sports 1.0L, 998cc, KB Series petrol engine.

Zen Estilo is longer and offers more boot space and superior air conditioning. It delivers 64 bhp and its low-end torque makes it ideal for Indian city conditions.

Maruti Zen Estilo has a 998cc, three-cylinder engine and five-speed manual gearbox combo. It gives a peak power of 68bhp at 6,200 rpm and maximum torque of 90Nm at 3,500 rpm.

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Chevrolet Spark

It has a 995cc, 8valve engine that gives a maximum power of 48.5KW and a maximum torque of 87.3Nm. The Spark has peppy looks, decent space and quality interiors with a comparatively lower price tag.

It is built on the old Matiz format but unlike the Matiz the Spark has a well-defined bonnet V, pointy headlights, tiny slit for a bonnet intake, centrally-mounted instrument console and large front door pockets. The car is claimed to give a mileage of 16.9kpl and has a top speed of 156Km/hr.

The car has an aggressive front grille with large headlamps and fog lamps, 17inch alloy wheels, body coloured bumpers, gate handles and tail gate handle bar. It also has full wheel covers for steel wheels, tinted glasses, both sides OVRMs, rear spoiler, satin silver roof rails, body side moulding, front windshield with top band, mudguards, body side mouldings and much more.

The car comes with a price tag of Rs 317,808-424,353 ex-showroom, Delhi.

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Tata Indica Vista

The Tata Indica Vista is one such model that represents the new age Tata products.

Indica Vista is available in a 1.3L, Quadra Jet, Common Rail direct Injection diesel engine capable of producing 71PS of power at 4500rpm and 190Nm of torque at 1750rpm and a 1.2L, Safire MPFI VVT petrol engine that generates 65PS power at 5500rpm and 96Nm torque at 3000rpm.

The Tata Indica Vista also comes in a 1.4L, TDI Turbo diesel engine that produces 71PS of power at 4500rpm. This family car has a new grille with new striking pedal shaped headlamps, body coloured ORVMs, body coloured rub rails and body coloured bumpers with strong bonnet.

The Tata Indica Vista is available in eight variants in both petrol and diesel engines. The car is priced in the range of Rs 3.39-Rs 4.76 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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Maruti A Star

It is powered by the same KB series 998cc, 3 cylinder, 12 valve, DOHC powertrain that belts out a maximum power of 67 Ps at 6200 rpm and a top torque of 90 Nm at 3500 rpm.

The car is incorporated with 4 speed automatic transmission which promises higher acceleration and performance whereas other variants of the car come with manual five speed gearbox.

The KB10 engine of the Maruti A Star is designed to get more power value and nimble acceleration. The car is priced between Rs 362,556 and Rs 441,800 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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Maruti Ritz

The car is available in both Petrol and diesel version. The petrol version of the car is packed with 1.2 L, 1197 cc K-12 series engine.

The K-12 series engine is packed with a five speed manual transmission gearbox and is compatible with BS IV emission standards. The engine offers a maximum power of 85 PS at 6000 rpm and a torque of 113 Nm at 4500 rpm.

The diesel version has a 1.3L, 1248 cc DDiS engine with five speed manual transmission gearbox that offers greater mileage and acceleration to the car. This DDiS engine is fuel efficient and offers 75 PS power at 4000 rpm and a torque of 190 Nm at 2000 rpm.

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Fiat Punto

The Fiat Punto 1.3 litre multijet diesel engine comes only with an ordinary turbocharger and produces 76 hp.

But with the alterations on the new Fiat Punto the 1.3 litre Multi-jet engine, which will have a VGT (Variable Geometry Turbocharger) from the Fiat Linea, will generate 90bhp as against 76 bhp of the other version. However, this version is not under Rs 5 lakh category.

Some models of the car are priced between Rs 430,430 and Rs 491,924 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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