If you are looking for a budget-friendly car in India and cannot afford the pricey premium cars, here’s our list of low price cars best suited for middle-class family in India.
Unlike the situation of two decades ago, the current scenario of the Indian automobile industry has plenty of options to choose from, particularly for budget-oriented middle-class buyers.
Based on various aspects like space, comfort, features, ease of maintenance and affordability, here are some of the best car for middle class family in India in 2021:
1. Renault Kwid
Price: Rs 3.32 lakh – Rs 5.48 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
With its butch SUV-inspired styling, spacious cabin and a couple of new-age features like a fully digital instrument console and 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, the Renault Kwid has single-handedly managed to make the entry-level hatchback segment desirable.
The Renault Kwid is being offered in two petrol engine options – a 0.8-litre engine, which makes 54 PS of power and 72 Nm of torque and a 1.0-litre engine, which produces 68 PS of power and 91 Nm of torque. A 5-speed manual gearbox is a standard transmission option, with the bigger 1.0-litre engine also available with a 5-speed AMT gearbox.
2. Maruti Suzuki WagonR
Price: Rs 4.80 lakh – Rs 6.33 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
Over the last two decades, the Maruti Suzuki WagonR has created a strong reputation among middle-class buyers as an easy to drive and spacious car, which is light on the pocket with high fuel efficiency and low maintenance costs.
The Maruti Suzuki Wagon R is available with two petrol engine options, including a 1.0-litre engine that belts out 68 PS of power and 90 Nm of torque and a 1.2-litre engine which churns out 83 PS of power and 113 Nm of torque. Both these engine options are available with two gearbox options of 5-speed manual and 5-speed AMT.
3. Hyundai Grand i10 Nios
Price: Rs 5.23 lakh – Rs 8.45 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
With its premium design, fit and finish levels and features list, the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios has upgraded the desirability quotient for hatchbacks, thus attracting more number of younger customers towards it.
The Hyundai Grand i10 Nios can be had with either a 1.2-litre petrol engine which puts up 83 PS of power and 114 Nm of torque, or a 1.1-litre diesel engine which produces 75 PS of power and 190 Nm of torque. Both these engine options can be had either with a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT. There is also a 1.0-liter turbo petrol engine, which is available with a 5-speed manual transmission and makes 100 PS of power and 172 Nm of torque.
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4. Tata Altroz
Price: Rs 5.79 lakh – Rs 9.55 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
The Tata Altroz, with its super stylish and modern design in and out, spacious cabin and a keen focus on safety and build quality, has gradually become one of the top favourites in the premium hatchback category.
There are three engine options being offered in the Tata Altroz. There’s a 1.2-litre petrol engine, which produces 86 PS of power and 113 Nm of torque and a 1.5-liter four-cylinder diesel engine. The same 1.2-litre engine in the turbocharged form produces 110 PS of power and 140 Nm of torque and the 1.5-litre diesel engine produces 90 PS of power and 200 Nm of torque. A 5-speed manual gearbox is the standard transmission option offered in the Tata Altroz.
1. Maruti Suzuki Dzire
Price: Rs 5.98 lakh – Rs 9.02 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
The Maruti Suzuki Dzire has consistently ranked as one of the best selling cars in the Indian car market since its very first launch almost one and a half-decade ago. The Dzire has impressed many middle-class car buyers with its ease of maintenance and driving, high fuel efficiency and high resale value.
The Maruti Suzuki Dzire, in its latest form, is now available with just one petrol engine option – a 1.2-litre engine, which makes 90 PS of power and 113 Nm of torque. The said engine can be had with either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT gearbox.
2. Maruti Suzuki Ciaz
Price: Rs 8.52 lakh – Rs 11.50 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
Another sedan that has managed to impress not only middle-class buyers, but also many elite class buyers with its big car appeal at an affordable price is the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. The traditional essences of a sedan, with comfort and space being the topmost priority, have made the Ciaz a great value for money option in the compact sedan space.
There is only one engine option available in the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz now, which is a 1.5-litre petrol engine that belts out 105 PS of power and 138 Nm of torque. This engine can either be had with a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic gearbox.
1. Renault Triber
Price: Rs 5.50 lakh – Rs 7.95 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
The Renault Triber has managed to carve an all-new niche of subcompact MPVs, and has emerged as a practical and decently spacious vehicle for seven passengers. The cabin is modern too, with features like flexible seating configurations, push-button start and touchscreen infotainment system on offer.
Powering the Renault Triber is a 1.0-liter petrol engine, which makes 72 PS of power and 96 Nm of torque and is available with both 5-speed manual and 5-speed AMT gearbox options.
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2. Maruti Suzuki Ertiga
Price: Rs 7.81 lakh – Rs 10.59 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
It was the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga that helped the segment of compact MPVs pick up a significant pace of growth in the Indian market. With its car-like driving mannerisms and footprint coupled with the car maker’s prowess in after-sales experience and fuel efficiency, the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga became the best selling option in compact MPV space.
The engine powering the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is a 1.5-litre mill, which makes 105 PS of power and 138 Nm of torque. The transmission options on offer are a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic gearbox.
1. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
Price: Rs 7.51 lakh – Rs 11.41 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, with its traditional boxy and upright stance and decently equipped and spacious cabin for a sub-four meter SUV has been the segment leader in the compact SUV space for a very long time now.
In its current facelifted avatar, the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is available only with a 1.5-litre petrol engine. Being offered with both the options of a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic gearbox, this engine makes 105 PS of power and 138 Nm of torque.
2. Hyundai Venue
Price: Rs 6.92 lakh – Rs 11.76 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
The Hyundai Venue might be a comparatively late entrant in the sub-four meter compact SUV space. However, it has managed to impress both young and old middle-class buyers with a fresh approach in design and features in and out and Hyundai’s excellent customer-centric approach.
There are three engine options on offer in the Hyundai Venue – a 1.2-litre petrol engine, which makes 83 PS of power and 113 Nm (available with a 5-speed manual gearbox), a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine which produces 120 PS of power and 172 Nm of torque (available with a 6-speed manual, 6-speed iMT or a 7-speed DCT) and a 1.5-litre diesel engine, which churns out 100 PS of power and 240 Nm of torque (available with a 6-speed manual gearbox).
So these were the best cars for middle-class family, listed under hatchback, sedan, compact SUV and MPV segments.