In today’s world where the rate of inflation is growing every day, it becomes increasingly difficult for the common man to purchase a car. Owning a car continues to be a distant dream for many. Thanks to the automobile companies who keep bringing in more affordable and fuel efficient cars in the Indian market in diesel and petrol versions, thus , make owning a car much more feasible to everyone.So here we bring for you the list of 8 most affordable aka low price cars in India.
1 Tata Nano
The small wonder Tata Nano is not only India’s but world’s cheapest car but also has redefined the face of the automobiles market of India and brought an unbelievable drop in the prices of a car. The small and compact size of the car makes it very suitable for small cities and lesser parking spaces.
The engine of Nano is 2 cylinder MPFI 0.6 litre 642 cc petrol engine. It has got a manual four speed gearbox. The power developed by this engine is 35 PS at 5250 rpm and a peak torque of 48 Nm at 3000 rpm. The fuel efficiency of the Nano is very impressive at 19 kmpl in the city and a great 27 kmpl on highways.
Tata has of-late seems to have unofficially discontinued Nano CX and LX models to new Tata Nano GenX model (along with AMT variants) whose base price is 2.06 lakhs.
2 Hyundai Eon
The latest new hatchback in the market is the Hyundai Eon, a cute looking car that is all set to win billions of hearts. The biggest pro of this car is its beautiful and attractive design. Powered by a 3 cylinder in-line 814 cc SOHC petrol engine, the Hyundai Eon develops 55 bhp power at 5500 rpm and 7.6 kgm torque at 4000 rpm. The ARAI tested Hyundai claimed fuel economy by Eon is a good 21 kmpl! The price of this smart hatchback is Rs. 2,69,999 (ex-showroom Delhi).
3 Chevrolet Spark
Chevrolet Spark with its launch was determined to win hearts and so did it! Its peppy interiors and smart exterior design is a pleasing to the eye. Its interiors are pretty spacious for a small happy family. Powered by a 4 cylinder 995 cc engine and a 5 speed manual transmission gearbox the Spark makes for a very good city ride. It develops maximum power of 63 PS at 5401 rpm and a peak torque of 90.3 Nm at 4201 rpm. The fuel efficiency given by Spark is a good 18 kmpl. The price of this amazing hatchback is Rs. 3,05,958 (ex-showroom Delhi).
4 Maruti Suzuki Alto K10
The very famous every small happy family’s favourite car Alto has been given an enhanced engine of the famous K10 series. It’s now called the Maruti Suzuki Alto K10. The Alto K10 has got a new 1 litre K series 998 cc engine that gives maximum power of 68 PS at 6200 rpm and a peak torque of 90 Nm at 3500 rpm. With the better and refined engine, the Alto K10 zooms from 0 to 100 kmph in just about 13.3 seconds! With the enhanced engine Maruti Suzuki also guarantees enhanced fuel efficiency too. Now it is all set to give 20.2 kmpl of mileage. The price of the Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 is Rs. 3,08,810 (ex-showroom Delhi).
5 Maruti Suzuki Wagon R
This B segment hatchback continues to be the favourite city car of both big and small cities. Maruti Suzuki has done quite a few face lifts of this car and every time it was launched with a new face lift it won the hearts of its users all over again.Powered by a 1 litre 998 cc KB series petrol engine it develops a peak power of 68 Ps at 6200 rpm and peak torque of 90 Nm at 3500 rpm. It has got a 5 speed manual gearbox. The fuel efficiency given by Wagon R is a good 18 kmpl. The price of this hatchback is Rs. 3,41,760 (ex-showroom Delhi).
6 Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10 is the new Santro of today. Its popularity is just as high as Santro and has gone ahead to become nation’s one of the most loved cars! Hyundai i10 has got looks that could sweep just about anyone off their feet. Beautiful and modern interiors add to the overall look of the car. The 1.1 litre 1086 cc IRDE engine puts up with a smooth job in the D-lite and Era variants. This engine gives a good mileage of 14 kmpl in the city and 19.8 kmpl on the highways.The Magna, Sportz, Asta and Asta with sunroof are powered by a 1.2 litre 1197 cc Kappa engine that give a flawless performance. This engine gives a mileage of 15.4 kmpl in the city and 20.3 kmpl on highways. The price of this car is Rs 3,58,972 (ex-showroom Delhi).
7 Chevrolet Beat
Chevrolet Beat boasts of a stunning exterior designing and an equally attractive cabin. This beautiful car has taken the name of Chevrolet one notch higher in the hatchback sections. It has got a 102 litre 1199 cc 4 cylinders DOHC petrol engine and a five speed manual gearbox. It churns out a maximum power of 80.5 PS at 6200 rpm and 108 Nm torque at 4400 rpm.It gives out a fuel efficiency of 18.6 kpml which is pretty good. Its diesel counterpart too has been recently launched which has become very popular too. it has got a 1 litre 3 cylinder 993 cc diesel engine that is claimed to give 25.44 kmpl of superb mileage! The price of this cute hatchback is Rs. 3,66,394 (ex-showroom Delhi).
8 Maruti Suzuki A Star:
The A Star is another very efficient and good looking hatchback by Maruti Suzuki that gained quite good popularity. Powered by a 3 cylinder MPFI K series 998 cc engine, it has got a 4 speed manual transmission gearbox.It churns out maximum power of 67 Bhp at 6200 rpm and peak torque of 90 Nm at 3500 rpm. The top variant is loaded with great features such as ABS EBD and automatic climate control. The price of this hatchback is Rs 3,66,617 (ex-showroom Delhi).
9 Renault Kwid
Kwid is the latest in the bunch of most fuel-efficient petrol car having an ARAI-rated fuel efficiency of 25.17kmpl.The 5-speed manual gearbox Kwid is powered by a 799cc (and recently launched 1000cc engine) three-cylinder petrol motor and comes at a base price of Rs 2.56 lakhs.
10 Tata Tiago
Tata Tiago is another good entry level hatch back car by Tata whose base price starts from 3.2 lakhs.
The 1199cc engine of this car delivers 23.84 kmpl mileage which is impressive.There are 2 versions of this car currently available in India , a 1.2-liter three-cylinder Revotron engine with 85 PS (83.80 hp) at 6,000 rpm and , 114 Nm at 3,500 rpm, and a 1.05-liter three-cylinder Revotorq unit to make 70 PS (69.01 hp) at 4,000 rpm and 140 Nm at 1,800-3,000 rpm.
11 Datsun Redi-Go
Datsun redi-GO is also one of the most affordable and fuel efficient entry-level hatchback car produced by Datsun.The base model price of this car starts with 2.38 lakhs.Both Datsun Redi-Go and Kwid share the same architectural platform but the former comparatively shorter and lighter.Datsun Redi-Go delivers 20.63 mileage with a 1198 cc engine.