From playing with toy cars in childhood to driving real beasts on roads, it is like a dream come true. Cars to men are like jewellery to women. We take utmost care of our prized possessions, spend lots of money on its upkeep without batting an eye. There are more than 25 automobile manufacturers in India selling 150+ models and thousand of variants, choosing a new car can get difficult. A thorough market analysis is mandatory before buying your new steed, we have done that part. Here is a list of best cars under 10 lakhs. 

10. Kia Seltos

Kia Seltos, Best Car Under 10 Lakhs
Kia

The Seltos is first in the lineup from Kia Motors, the Korean automobile manufacturer who has been making huge waves since its debut in India. Seltos went on to become the top-selling car in its segment in October 2019. The main reasons being aggressive styling, packed with gadgets and gizmos, brilliant engine options make, the Seltos a worthy competitor in its segment.

Seltos is offered with three engine options, a 1.4-litre turbo petrol unit, a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol unit and a 1.5-litre diesel unit.

  • Ex-Showroom Price: Rs 5.59 – 8.90 Lakh
Engine1497 cc, 4 Cylinders Inline
Fuel TypePetrol
Max Power 114 bhp @ 6300 rpm
Max Torque144 Nm @ 4500 rpm
Mileage (ARAI)16.8 Kmpl
DrivetrainFWD
TransmissionManual – 6 Gears
Turbocharger / SuperchargerVariable Geometry
Emission StandardBS 6

9. Suzuki Swift

Suzuki Swift, Best Cars Under 10 lakhs India
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Suzuki Swift, the car that has long stood as the segment leader for more than a decade. Currently, the third generation of swift is present in the market and garnering popularity just like its earlier models.

The main selling factor for the car are, competitive pricing, attractive looks, a long list of features with Maruti Suzuki’s trust and brand value being the icing on the cake.

The swift comes with two engine options, a 1.2-litre K-series engine and a 1.3-litre Multijet diesel engine that has been long serving as the heart of the car since the launch of the first swift, making it one of the best cars under 10 lakhs.

  • Ex-Showroom Price: Rs 5.14 – 8.84 Lakh
Engine1197cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, DOHC
Engine Type1.2 L VVT Engine
Fuel TypePetrol
Max Power 82 bhp @ 6000 rpm
Max Torque 113 Nm @ 4200 rpm
Mileage (ARAI)21.21 Kmpl
Fuel TypeDiesel
Max Power 74 bhp @ 4000 rpm
Max Torque 190 Nm @ 2000 rpm
Mileage (ARAI) 28.4 Kmpl
DrivetrainFWD
TransmissionManual – 5 Gears
AMT – 5 Gears, Conventional Shift
Emission StandardBS 6

8. Hyundai Venue

Hyundai Venue, best car under 10 lakhs india 2019
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Hyundai Venue, the first connected car made a huge wave when it entered the Indian auto market, the Korean automaker knew the fact that the car required to offered something extra to set a firm foot in this extremely competitive segment. 

With segment-first features like SOS alert, voice assists, remote engine start-stop and climate control, sunroof, wireless charging, air purifier, wheel air curtains and many more, Hyundai Venue offers much more than its competitors.

The car gets a built-in e-sim via which most of its basic functionalities can be controlled by your smartphone. Ample cabin spacing, attractive styling, Hyundai’s A.S.S and Hyundai’s brand value make this car one of the best cars in 10 lakhs price bucket.

  • Ex-Showroom Price: Rs 6.50 – 11.11 Lakh
Engine1197cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, DOHC
Fuel TypePetrol
Max Power 82 bhp @ 6000 rpm
Max Torque115 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Mileage (ARAI)17.52 kmpl
Fuel Type Diesel
Max Power 89 bhp @ 4000 rpm
Max Torque 220 Nm @ 1500 rpm
Mileage (ARAI) 23.7 Kmpl
Drivetrain FWD
Transmission Manual – 5 Gears
Petrol Automatic – 7 Gears, Dual Clutch,

ConventionalShift
Emission StandardBS 4

7. Hyundai Elite i20

Hyundai Elite i20, Top 10 Cars Under 10 Lakhs
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Elite i20, the car famously monikered as the most stylish hatchback, has long been ruling the hearts of the customers and the sales figures also prove it.

With an aggressive styling with bold curves, this car scores a ten on ten in looks. Packed with a plethora of features and a good safety rating makes this car a favoured choice of many.

With ample seating and legroom, the cabin feels airy due to large windows. Good overall performance in both city driving and highways, make i20 Elite, one of the best cars under 10 lakhs.

i20 comes with two engine options, the 1.2-litre 4 cylinder petrol engine churning out 83PS and 115Nm and the 1.4-litre diesel engine producing 90PS and 220 Nm.

  • Ex-Showroom Price: Rs 5.53 – 9.34 Lakh
Engine1197cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, DOHC
Engine Type1.2 Kappa petrol with dual VTVT, 16 Valves,
4 Cylinder
Fuel TypePetrol
Max Power 82 bhp @ 6000 rpm
Max Torque 115 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Mileage (ARAI)19.8 kmpl
Engine Type 1396cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, DOHC
Fuel Type Diesel
Max Power 89 bhp @ 4000 rpm
Max Torque 220 Nm @ 1500 rpm
Mileage (ARAI) 22.5 Kmpl
DrivetrainFWD
TransmissionManual – 5 Gears
Automatic CVT
Emission StandardBS 4

6. Suzuki Baleno

Suzuki Baleno, Below 10 lakhs cars
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When Maruti Suzuki came up with a premium lineup under the Nexa badging it went on to become an instant hit. With Baleno, loyal Maruti Suzuki customers got a choice within their favourite brand.

Baleno is a big hatchback that has ample cabin space, headroom and legroom. As soon as you enter the cabin you can experience a sense of premiumness and luxury in this car.

Baleno can be rightly said as the best value for money car for the price it is offered, along with the features and the engine options it is available with.

The car comes with two engine options, a 1.2 Litres BS-VI petrol engine, a 1.2-litre dualjet petrol engine with smart hybrid technology and a 1.3-litre diesel engine making 75PS and 190Nm.

  • Ex-Showroom Price: Rs 5.59 – 8.90 Lakh

1.2-litre dualjet petrol

Engine TypeVVT Petrol Engine, 4 Cylinders
Engine Displacement1197 cc
Fuel TypePetrol
Max Power[email protected]
Max Torque[email protected]
TransmissionManual, Automatic
Gear BoxCVT
Drive TypeFWD

1.3-litre diesel

Engine TypeDDiS Diesel Engine, 4 Cylinders
Engine Displacement1248 cc
Fuel TypeDiesel
Max Power[email protected]
Max Torque[email protected]
TransmissionManual
Gear Box5 Speed
Drive TypeFWD

5. Hyundai Creta

Hyundai Creta
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Hyundai Creta has for long been the segment leader in the compact SUV segment. With muscular looks, tall stance, a wide-body, big wheels would make anyone turn their heads.

Creta comes packed with a long list of feature, offers extensive modification provisions and surely is one of the best cars under 10 lakhs price bracket.

Creta’s launch greatly impacted Hyundai’s growth in the Indian Car Market. The car comes with four engine options, 1.4-litre petrol and 1.6-litre petrol and 1.4-litre diesel and a 1.6-litre diesel engine. Even after years of its launch Creta still rules as the segment leader.

  • Ex-Showroom Price: Rs 10.00 – 15.67 Lakh

1.4 litre Diesel and 1.6-litre Diesel

1.4 litre Diesel
Engine1396cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, DOHC
Engine TypeU2 VGT CRDi
Fuel TypeDiesel
Max Power89 bhp @ 4000 rpm
Max Torque 220 Nm @ 1500 rpm
Mileage (ARAI)21.38 Kmpl
1.6-litre Diesel
Max Power 126 bhp @ 4000 rpm
Max Torque 260 Nm @ 1500 rpm
Mileage (ARAI) 19.67 Kmpl
DrivetrainFWD
TransmissionManual – 6 Gears
Automatic – 6 Gears
Turbocharger / SuperchargerTurbocharged, Variable Geometry
Emission StandardBS 4

1.6-litre Petrol

Engine1591cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, DOHC
Engine TypePetrol Dual VTVT
Fuel TypePetrol
Max Power 122 bhp @ 6400 rpm
Max Torque 151 Nm @ 4850 rpm
Mileage (ARAI)15.29 Kmpl
DrivetrainFWD
TransmissionManual – 6 Gears
Emission StandardBS 4

4. Tata Nexon

Tata Nexon
The Hindu

Tata has long been associated with rattling noise in cars, poor after-sales services and bland looks, but the trend is now changing with Tata rolling out some of the best performing and premium cars under its name.

The Nexon at first doesn’t look like a Tata car. With a tall stance, good styling cues, bold sidelines and chrome accents, Tata has changed its game in the segment. Nexon is the only car that scored a 5-star crash test rating for adult safety in the Global N-Cap test.

Since the time Nexon went on sale, it has garnered a huge fan following and its ever-increasing customer base is proof of the value it provides. Tata after acquiring the JLR Brand has been taking design inspiration and technology from the luxury brand and is very well incorporating it in all its cars.

  • Ex-Showroom Price: Rs 6.58 – 11.10 Lakh

1.2-litre Petrol

Engine1198cc, 3 Cylinders Inline, DOHC
Engine Type1.2 L Turbocharged Revotron Engine
Fuel TypePetrol
Max Power 108 bhp @ 5000 rpm
Max Torque 170 Nm @ 1750 rpm
Mileage (ARAI)17.88 Kmpl
DrivetrainFWD
TransmissionManual – 6 Gears
AMT – 6 Gears
Turbocharger / SuperchargerTurbocharged
Emission StandardBS 4

1.5-litre Diesel

Engine1497cc, 4 Cylinders Inline, DOHC
Engine Type1.5 LTurbocharged Revotorq Engine
Fuel TypeDiesel
Max Power108 bhp @ 3750 rpm
Max Torque260 Nm @ 1500 rpm
Mileage (ARAI)23.97 Kmpl
DrivetrainFWD
TransmissionManual – 6 Gears
AMT – 6 Gears
Turbocharger / SuperchargerTurbocharged, Fixed Geometry
Emission StandardBS 4

3. Mahindra Scorpio

Mahindra Scorpio
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Well, Mahindra’s Scorpio for long has been a preferred SUV for many. Scorpio being a proper SUV set up on a ladder frame with its tall stance, aggressive and bold styling makes it look like a tough SUV ready to conquer any terrain. 

The trust factor Scorpio has built over the years for being an affordable yet capable SUV has helped the brand to drive the sales volume.

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The current facelift model offers a wide array of features, good cabin space, good fuel economy and is the only 7 seater SUV in this price bracket making it one of the best cars under 10 lakhs.

Scorpio is available with 2 engine options both diesel units, the 2.5-litre m2DICR and the 2.2-litre mHAWK.

  • Ex-Showroom Price: Rs 10.00 – 16.63 Lakh
Engine Typem2DICR Diesel Engine, 4 Cylinders
Engine Displacement2523 cc
Fuel TypeDiesel
Max Power[email protected]
Max Torque[email protected]
TransmissionManual
Gear Box5 Speed
Drive TypeRWD
Engine TypemHawk Diesel Engine, 4 Cylinders
Engine Displacement2179 cc
Fuel TypeDiesel
Max Power[email protected]
Max Torque[email protected]
TransmissionManual
Gear Box5 Speed
Drive TypeRWD
2. Suzuki Ciaz
Suzuki Ciaz
India Today

After the failure of Kizashi, it was a tough call for Maruti Suzuki to come up with something that could take on the competitors like the Honda City and Hyundai Verna.

That’s when Suzuki launched Ciaz, the car went on to become a huge success. The competitive pricing, plethora of features, largest sedan in the C-segment, Suzuki’s trust and brand value made the ball fall in Suzuki’s Park.

The Ciaz broke all the sales record and became the most selling car in C-segment overthrowing the previous leader Honda City.

The Ciaz is available with three engine options, the 1.3-litre MJD, the 1.5-litre Diesel Engine and the 1.5-litre K 15B Petrol Engine.

  • Ex-Showroom Price: Rs 8.20 – 11.38 Lakh

Diesel Engine

Engine Typek15B VVT Engine, 4 Cylinders
Engine Displacement1462 cc
Fuel TypeDiesel
Max Power[email protected]
Max Torque[email protected]
Engine Type DDiS 225 Diesel Engine, 4 Cylinders
Engine Displacement 1498 cc
Max Power [email protected]
Max Torque [email protected]
TransmissionManual
Gear Box5 Speed
Drive TypeFWD

Petrol

Engine Typek15B VVT Engine, 4 Cylinders
Engine Displacement1462 cc
Fuel TypePetrol
Max Power[email protected]
Max Torque[email protected]
TransmissionAutomatic
Gear Box4 Speed
Drive TypeFWD

1. Honda City

Honda City
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Honda City remained the leader in the C-Segment sedan cars. The City is renowned for its 1.5-litre petrol engine, the refinement and power delivery of the engine is truly outstanding.

The cabin feels premium, the seats feel plush, the beige interior makes the car feel roomy, there is ample headroom and legroom and it is the only car that comes with a sunroof in the top variant.

Honda City is powered by two engines, the 1.5-litre renowned I-vtec petrol and the 1.5-litre I-dtec diesel

  • Ex-showroom price: Rs 9.91 – 14.31 Lakh

1.5-litre Petrol

Engine Typei VTEC Engine, 4 Cylinders
Engine Displacement1497 cc
Fuel TypePetrol
Max Power[email protected]
Max Torque[email protected]
TransmissionManual, Automatic
Gear Box5 Speed
CVT in Automatic
Drive TypeFWD
Paddle ShiftYes, In Automatic(CVT)

1.5-litre Diesel

Engine Typei DTEC Diesel Engine, 4 Cylinders
Engine Displacement1498 cc
Fuel TypeDiesel
Max Power[email protected]
Max Torque[email protected]
TransmissionManual
Gear Box6 Speed
Drive TypeFWD
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