With the frequent hikes in gas prices, registration fees, the demand of vehicles with good mileage, great power at reasonable price have increased. The continuous improvement in technology and infrastructure in the automobile industry which has made it possible for a common family man to buy a good car at sensible price. In the following part, we will be discussing top ten most affordable cars in 2021.
1. Maruti Suzuki Alto
Maruti Suzuki Alto 2021 is a leading 5-seater hatchback which was recently updated. Maruti Suzuki Alto Petrol variant in India starts from 2.99 Lakhs (ex-showroom) for the base variant having 799cc powerful engine that produces maximum power of 35.3KW @6000 RPM with manual transmission and maximum torque of 69 Nm @ 3500 RPM. It was Maruti’s second best selling hatchback with more than 154,000 units sold in 2020. The new Alto comes with ABS (with EBD) and dual airbags which adds on to its safety.
2. Renault Kwid
Renault Kwid is one of the most affordable car with attractive and sporty look. The Renault Kwid produces power of 54PS and maximum torque of 72 Nm with its 799cc, 3 cylinder engine which is enough to small to medium rides on highways as well as in city. The company ARAI mileage of Renault Kwid is around 22 Kmpl. Renault Kwid has all the features that are required in a car. The sporty look similar to Hyndai i10, SUV styled headlamps, and multi spoke wheels makes it unique and attractive to the buyers. With the ex-showroom price of Rs. 3.18 Lakhs, it is worth the money.
3. Maruti Suzuki S-Presso
Maruti Suzuki S-Presso was one of the best-selling cars of Maruti Suzuki in 2020. It is run by a 998 cc engine with maximum output of 50KW @5500 RPM and maximum torque of 90Nm @3500 RPM. Power and Torque of Maruti Suzuki S-Presso are almost similar to Maruti Suzuki WagonR. Fuel Tank is limited to 27 litres which is one of the obvious drawback. Maruti Suzuki S-Presso has strong HEARTECT platform which ensures safety and stability with its energy absorbing structure similar to Maruti Suzuki WagonR. The ARAI claimed mileage is 21.4 Kmpl. Maruti Suzuki S-Presso ex-showroom price starts from 3.7 Lakhs.
4. Datsun GO
Datsun Go has really improved over the years and no doubt it has emerged as a good family car at reasonable price and good maintenance cost. The Datsun Go is run by 3 cylinder engine with 1186cc capacity that produces maximum power of 50kW (68PS) @ 5000 RPM and torque of 104Nm @ 4000 RPM. The ARAI mileage for Datsun GO is 19.02 Kmpl. Safety features for Datsun Go includes Central Locking, Driver and Passenger Airbags, Seat Belt Reminder, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist. These features will suffice the price and this car is really worth its price. Ex-showroom of Datsun Go starts from 4.02 Lakhs
5. Maruti Suzuki Celerio
Maruti Suzuki produces the best selling hatchbacks in India with a lot of varieties for a variety of buyers. The Maruti Suzuki’s second hatchback in terms of affordability is Celerio with a more powerful engine with 998 cc that produces maximum power of 50KW at 6000rpm and maximum torque of 90Nm at 3500rpm. Celerio also has some attractive features including Electronic Power Steering, Seat Belt Reminder, Speed Alert System, ABS with EBD which gives it an upper hand over Maruti Alto. The Top Rival of Maruti Suzuki Celerio is Tata Tiago. Ex-showroom price for Maruti Suzuki Celerio starts at Rs 4.65 Lakhs.
6. Hyundai Santro 2021
The New Hyundai Santro comes with smart features like Auto AMT, 17.64cm touchscreen AV with phone connectivity, Rear AC vents, Tall Boy Design and spacious boot. The powerful 1086cc engine ensures maximum power of 68.07 bhp @5500 RPM and maximum torque of 99 Nm @4500 RPM. The company claimed mileage is around 20Kmpl which is lower than Maruti Suzuki Celerio. Hyundai Santro is a good option for highways but in hilly areas and traffic stuck cities lower mileage than its contemporaries can be a concern. The top rivals of Hyundai Santro are Maruti Suzuki Celerio and Tata Tiago. Ex-Showroom price for New Hyundai Santro starts from 4.74 Lakhs.
7. Maruti Suzuki WagonR
Maruti Suzuki WagonR has been updated recently and it has become bigger and smarter. It is run by a 998 cc engine with maximum output of 50KW @5500 RPM and maximum torque of 90Nm @3500 RPM. It is similar to Maruti Suzuki Celerio in its specifications. The ARAI claimed mileage is 20.52 kmpl which is nearly equal to mileage of Tata Tiago and lesser than mileage of Maruti Suzuki Celerio. Maruti Suzuki boasts the strong HEARTECT platform which ensures safety and stability with its energy absorbing structure. Dual Airbags and ABS with EBD adds on to its safety. The ex-showroom price of Maruti Suzuki WagonR starts from 4.80 Lakhs. The top rivals of Maruti Suzuki WagonR are Maruti Suzuki Celerio and Tata Tiago.
8. Tata Tiago
The Tata Tiago has an upper hand over Maruti Suzuki Celerio for its more powerful engine and its safety features. The Tata Tiago is run by 1.2L, 3 cylinder with a capacity of 1199cc which produces maximum power of 86PS or 63KW @6000 RPM and maximum torque of 113 Nm @3300 RPM. Tata Tiago has good ground clearance of 170mm. For safety and security, Tata Tiago offers Dual Airbags, Rear Parking Camera, ABS with EBD and CSC, strong energy absorbing body structure, speed sensitive auto door locking. The ex-showroom price for Tata Tiago in 2021 starts from Rs 4.85 Lakhs.
9. Maruti Suzuki Swift
Maruti Suzuki Swift is a leading 5-seater hatchback which has been recently updated and is best-selling hatchback with more than 160,000 units sold in 2020. The Ex-Showroom price starts from 5.73 Lakhs in India for the base variant. The Automotiv Research Association of India (ARAI) mileage is above 23 kmpl for both Automatic and Manual variants. Maruti Suzuki Swift is run by 1197cc 4 cylinder engine which ensures maximum power of 66KW @6000 RPM and maximum torque of 113 Nm @4400 RPM. Fuel Tank capacity is 37 Litres which gives it an upper hand over its contemporaries.
10. Hyundai Grand i10 Nios
In this list, the Grand i10 Nios is the most powerful, most attractive, most feature loaded and most expensive. The Hyundai Grand i10 Nios is run by 1.2 litre Kappa engine that has a capacity of 1197cc with 83PS @6000 RPM and maximum torque of 11.6 K Kg.m @4000 RPM with a fuel tank capacity of 37 litres, highest among other 9 in this list. Dual Airbags are available even in the base variant along with ABS with EBD. One unique feature in this car is wireless phone charger. There is also a Smartkey with Push Button Start/Stop which is only available in its top variant, Hyundai i10 Nios Asta, as of now. The Hyundai Grand i10 Nios ex-showroom price starts from 5.19 Lakhs.