The most important aspect of an Indian car buyer is fuel efficiency. But then there are also those who want a thrilling experience with their car every time they hit the throttle. However, this completely depends on the amount of power available in the car. So, if you’re looking for a car that offers more than a 100 horses of power and at the same time doesn’t dent your wallet, here is a list of all the cars below Rs 10 lakh:
Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS Turbo
The Grand i10 NIOS Turbo is a sporty variant of the hatchback which is propelled by Hyundai’s new 1.0-litre turbo petrol, 3-cylinder engine. Mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, this engine develops 100 PS @ 6,000 rpm and 175 Nm of torque between 1,500-4,000 rpm. Compared to other variants of this hatchback, an all-black cabin and a special shade of Red help the NIOS Turbo to stand out from the rest of the examples in the range. If you like, there’s also the Aura, which is a compact sedan based on the i10 NIOS and powered by the same engine.
|Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS Turbo Specifications|
|Power||100 PS @ 6000 RPM|
|Torque||175 Nm @ 1500-4000 RPM|
|Price (Ex-showroom, Mumbai)||INR 7,68,000|
The Tata Nexon is available with both petrol and diesel engine options. The 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine produces 110 PS and 170 Nm of torque. The 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine makes 120 PS and 260 Nm of torque. The transmission options include a 6-speed manual and an AMT in both variants. Prices for the petrol variant start from Rs 6.95 lakh and the diesel variant from Rs 8.45 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai).
|Tata Nexon Specifications|
|Engine Displacement||1199cc (Petrol), 1497cc (Diesel)|
|Power||110 PS @ 6000 RPM, 120 PS @ 55000 RPM|
|Torque||170 Nm @ 1750 RPM, 260 Nm @ 1500-2750 RPM|
|Price (Ex-showroom, Mumbai)||INR 6.95 lakh – 12.7 Lakh|
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz
The Ciaz gets a 1.5-litre petrol engine which produces 103 HP and 138 Nm of torque. The Ciaz is equipped with a manual gearbox and a 4-speed AT and provides a mileage of 21.56 kmpl. Prices start from Rs 8.19 lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai).
|Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Specifications|
|Power||103.25 HP @ 6000 RPM|
|Torque||138 Nm @ 4400 RPM|
|Price (Ex-showroom, Delhi)||INR 8,31,000|
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga
The Ertiga gets the same 1.5-litre petrol engine which is similar to the engine in the Ciaz. The engine produces 103 HP and 138 Nm of torque while returning a mileage of 18.69 km/l. This engine is mated to a manual gearbox and prices start from Rs 7.59 lakh (ex-showroom, Mumbai).
|Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Specifications|
|Power||103.25 HP @ 6000 RPM|
|Torque||138 Nm @ 4400 RPM|
|Price (Ex-showroom, Mumbai)||INR 7.59 lakh|
Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
The Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza has ditched its diesel-engine and is now offered with the same petrol engine which powers the Ciaz and the Ertiga. For this engine, the Brezza offers the choice of a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic gearbox.
|Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Specifications|
|Price (Ex-showroom, Mumbai)||INR 7.34 lakh|
The updated engines powering the Ford Ecosport continue to crank out similar levels of power, where the BS6 compliant 1.5-litre TDCi diesel engine delivers 100 PS and 215 Nm and is only available with a five-speed manual transmission like before. On the other hand, Ford’s three-cylinder 1.5-liter Ti-VCT petrol engine delivers 122 PS of power & 149 Nm of torque. The petrol engine will continue to be paired with both five-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmissions.
|Ford EcoSport Specifications|
|Petrol Engine Displacement||1497cc|
|Power||121 HP @ 6500 RPM|
|Torque||150 Nm @ 4500 RPM|
|Starting Price (Ex-showroom, Mumbai)||INR 8.04 lakh|
The Figo Aspire gets a 1.2-litre petrol engine that produces 96 PS and 119 Nm of torque. The 100 Hp TDCi motor is also available. Both engines are paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The car is priced at Rs 8.70 lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai).
|Ford Figo Aspire Specifications|
|Engine Displacement||1.2-litre Ti-VCT, 1.5-litre TDCi|
|Power||96 PS; 100 PS|
|Torque||119 Nm; 215 Nm|
|Starting Price (Ex-showroom, Mumbai)||INR 5,99,000|
The Ford Figo also gets the same set of engines as the Ford Aspire and if you are an enthusiast on a budget, look no further than the diesel-powered Figo to get your fix of driving pleasure. If you want more ground clearance and a slightly more outdoorsy looking Figo, there’s also the Freestyle. Both are value-for-money, yet, fun, yet, frugal products and when it comes to cars, it’s rare for the aforementioned adjectives to appear in a single line.
|Ford Figo Specifications|
|Starting Price (Ex-showroom, Mumbai)||INR 5,39,000|
For the Hyundai Venue, the maker’s 1.5-litre diesel engine cranks out 100 HP and 245 Nm, while the 1.0-litre turbo petrol motor makes 120 PS and 175 Nm of torque. Under the INR 10 lakh ex-showroom mark, both engines are only available with a 6-speed manual gearbox.
|Hyundai Venue Specifications|
|Engine Displacement||1.5-litre, 1-litre|
|Power||100 HP; 120 PS|
|Torque||245 Nm; 175 Nm|
|Starting Price (Ex-showroom, Mumbai)||INR 9,64,000|
In addition to offering the same engines as the Venue, in the same state of tune, the Hyundai Verna also offers a 1.5-litre MPI petrol engine which develops 115 PS at 6,300 rpm and 147 Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm. Gearbox options include a 7-speed DCT automatic for the turbo petrol engine, 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic.
|Hyundai Verna Specifications|
|Engine Displacement||1.5-litre, 1.0-litre, 1.5-litre|
|Power||100 PS; 120 PS; 115 PS|
|Torque||255 Nm; 175 Nm; 147 Nm|
|Starting Price (Ex-showroom, Mumbai)||INR 9,30,000|
Honda City (4th Generation)
The 4th-generation Honda City is still available on sale alongside the new 5th-gen model. The sedan’s base variant is available at an ex-showroom price of INR 9.91 lakh and is powered by a 1.5-litre iVTEC motor which cranks out 119 PS of power and 145 Nm of torque, mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
|Honda City Specifications|
|Price (Ex-showroom, Mumbai)||INR 9,91,000|
The Honda Amaze offers two engine choices, 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel. However, if a hundred horses are what you are after, the i-DTEC diesel engine is the one which will get you those. It develops 100 Hp and 200 Nm of torque (80 PS and 160Nm for the CVT variant). Besides the CVT automatic, it is also available with a 6-speed manual gearbox.
|Honda Amaze Specifications|
|Starting Price (Ex-showroom, Mumbai)||INR 7,72,000|
The XUV 300 is available with both petrol and diesel engines. The 1.2-litre petrol engine produces 110 HP and 200 Nm of torque and gets a manual gearbox. On the other hand, the 1.5-litre diesel engine produces 115 HP and 300 Nm of torque and gets a manual or an AMT gearbox.
|Mahindra XUV 300 Specifications|
|Engine Displacement||1197cc (Petrol), 1497cc (Diesel)|
|Power||110 HP @ 5000 RPM, 115 HP @ 3750 RPM|
|Torque||200 Nm @ 2000 RPM, 300 Nm @ 1500 RPM|
|Starting Price (Ex-showroom, Mumbai)||INR 8,30,000|
The Duster gets a 1.5-litre petrol engine which produces 104 HP and 142 Nm of torque with a claimed mileage of 14.19 km/l. The Duster also gets a manual gearbox and prices start from Rs 7.99 lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai). The Duster will soon get a 1.3-litre turbo petrol engine which will be available on top-spec variants.
|Renault Duster Specifications|
|Power||104.5 HP @ 5600 RPM|
|Torque||142 Nm @ 4000 RPM|
|Price (Ex-showroom, Mumbai)||INR 8,59,000|
The Yaris is Toyota’s only car on this list. It is powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine which produces 105 HP and 140 Nm of torque and gets a manual gearbox. The Yaris is rated for mileage of 17.1 km/l and its prices start from Rs 8.86 lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai).
|Toyota Yaris Specifications|
|Power||105.5 HP @ 6000 RPM|
|Torque||140 Nm @ 4200 RPM|
|Starting Price (Ex-showroom, Mumbai)||INR 8,86,000|
The Volkswagen Polo is no offered either with a 1.0-litre MPI or a 1.0-litre TSi motor where the latter is the pick between the two. The new engine cranks out 110 HP and 175 Nm of power and has been mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. Also on offer is a 6-speed torque converter which replaces the popular DSG option.
|Volkswagen Polo GT Specifications|
|Engine Displacement||1.0-litre Turbo direct injection|
|Price (Ex-showroom, Mumbai)||INR 7,89,000|
The Volkswagen Vento also gets the new 1.0-litre TSI motor which performs under the Polo’s hood. It cranks out identical power figures at 110 HP and 175 Nm and also gets a 6-speed manual and automatic choices. Prices now start at INR 8.86 lakh for the base variant.
|Volkswagen Vento Specifications|
|Starting Price (Ex-showroom, Mumbai)||INR 8.86 lakh|
All entry-level cars in the VW-Skoda family are now powered by the 1.0-litre TSI engine as the most powerful option. the 1.2-litre petrol, 1.5-litre diesel and the DSG gearbox options are no longer available. Among all the VW-Skoda cars, the Rapid presents itself as the most value-for-money choice in the form of the Rider Plus variant which asks for INR 7.99 lakh ex-showroom.
|Skoda Rapid Specifications|
|Price (Ex-showroom, Mumbai)||INR 7.99 lakh|