If you are looking to buy a new car in the 5-6 lakh price range, here are some of the automobiles that we think should definitely be right on top of your car buying shortlist.
Honda Brio: The Brio is one of the main contenders in the small car segment space. The Brio has an edgy chrome grille and fine character lines rising up from the headlights. The interiors come with some state of the art safety features. The drive quality of the Brio is relatively smooth and the Brio is priced competitively below 6 lakhs.
Ford Figo: The Figo is one of the best cars available in the hatch-back segment. With its modern looks, spacious and quality interiors, the Figo is one of the best cars in the 5-6 lakh price range. It also possesses a powerful engine which has highly refined ride quality. There are two engine variants available, the 1.2 Duratec Petrol producing 71 bhp, and the 1.4 Duratorq Diesel producing 69 bhp. Considering the low price of the car, the top variant is 5.99 lakhs, it is definitely ones money’s worth.
Maruti Ertiga: With a price tag of Rs. 5.80 lakhs, the Maruti Ertiga is Maruti Suzuki India’s answer to the growing MPV segment. The price of Ertiga is very competitive and it offers some great features. Available both in diesel and petrol engines, Maruti is also looking to launch an automatic very soon. The Ertiga is specifically targeted towards the middle class families who are always on the go, and it is a great car if you plan to travel on long road trips as well.
Maruti Swift: The Swift is the single most sold car and it is one of the most loved cars in India. The Swift is available in both petrol and diesel engines. The petrol unit is a 1.2 litre 4-cylinder block that can churn out 85 bhp and 113 Nm of torque, while the diesel unit is a 1.3 litre 4-cylinder that can produce 75 bhp and 190 Nm of torque. The Swift stays in the Rs. 5-6 lakh range.
Volkswagen Polo: The Polo starts from 5 lakhs. The exterior gets a fresh, modern and sporty design with sharp features. The overall drive quality of the car is good and there is a choice of petrol and diesel engines. The 1.2-litre multi-point fuel injection engine is a 3-cylinder inline, 1198 cc engine that generates 73.7 bhp at 5400 rpm and a peak torque of 110 Nm at 3750 rpm and coupled to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The diesel variants are powered by an all-new 1.5-litre TDi engine instead of the old 1.2-litre motor.
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