Top 10 Small Cars To Buy Under INR 5 Lakh

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A long time ago, cars were something exclusively for the wealthy people. Times are changing now and carmakers are making more affordable cars so everybody has a chance to own one.

India is no different. Automobile manufacturers have made cars an affordable mode of transport for the masses. There are numerous models to choose from, be it the very expensive luxury cars to the very affordable cars, India has a wide choice.

In spite of so many different cars being offered, people who want to chose a car for the first time or looking for a car below INR 5 lakhs need the most help.

Here in our list is top 10 small cars one can buy for under INR 5 lakhs:

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10. Nissan Micra Active:

ARAI Mileage: 19.49 kmpl
At number 10 is the Nissan Micra Active. The car is powered by a 1198cc, 3-cylinder petrol engine that produces 67 bhp and 104 Nm of torque. This front wheel drive car has a 5-speed gearbox and offers 251 litres of boot space.

9. Chevrolet Beat:

ARAI Mileage: Petrol- 18.6 kmpl
Diesel- 25.44 kmpl

At number 9 is the Chevrolet Beat. This under 5 lakh car has a very futuristic instrument cluster. the Beat is offered with a diesel, petrol as well as a LPG option. The 4-cylinder petrol engine produces 79 bhp and 108 Nm of torque, while the 3-cylinder diesel engine produces 58 bhp and 150 Nm of torque. The car has a boot size of 170 litres and can carry 5 people.

8. Honda Brio:

ARAI Mileage: 18.9 kmpl
At the number 8 spot is a car from the stables of Honda. The Honda Brio is truly an eye catcher for its price and the most powerful in our list. Powering the Brio is a 1198cc, 4-cylinder petrol engine producing 87 bhp and 109 Nm of torque. Inside the toughened glass boot lid, the Brio has 175 litres of storage space.

7. Hyundai i10:

ARAI Mileage: 19.81 kmpl
The Hyundai i10 takes the 7th spot. Powering the car is a 1086cc, 4-cylinder, 1.1L iRDE2 petrol engine that produces 68 bhp and 99 Nm of torque. The i10 also has an auto transmission variant higher up the range. The car offers 225 litres of boot space.

6. Maruti Suzuki Celerio:

ARAI Mileage: 23.1 kmpl
At number six is the first car in the list with an optional Automated Manual Transmission (AMT). The Celerio is powered by a 998cc, 3-cylinder, K10B petrol engine. The powerhouse of the Celerio produces 67 bhp and 90 Nm of torque. The car offers 235 litres of boot space as well.

5. Wagon R:

ARAI Mileage: 20.51 kmpl
At number 5 is another car from Maruti Suzuki, the Wagon R. The tallboy hatchback has been in the market for a long time and has seen quite a few upgrades along the years. The car is powered by a 998 cc, 3-cylinder, all aluminum KB10 petrol engine. The power output is 67 bhp and 90 Nm of torque. In spite of the car's tallboy build, it offers only 180 litres of boot space.

4. Datsun GO:

ARAI Mileage: 20.63 kmpl
The Datsun GO takes the 4th spot. The car, although failed the crash test miserably and asked by Global NCAP to withdraw the car from the Indian market, the car's 1198cc, 3-cylinder petrol engine produces 67 bhp and 104 Nm of torque. The car offers a boot space of 265 litres as well, being the maximum so far in our list.

3. Hyundai Eon:

ARAI Mileage: 21.1 kmpl
At number 3 is the Hyundai Eon, which is available in 20 variants! This little car from the South Korean carmaker has a 814cc, 3-cylinder petrol engine that produces 55 bhp and 75 Nm of torque. The Eon also offers 215 litres of boot space.

2. Maruti Suzuki Alto 800:

ARAI Mileage: 22.7 kmpl
At number 2 is the best selling car in India, the Alto 800. Powering India's best seller is a 796cc, 3-cylinder petrol engine mated to a 5-speed gearbox. This produces 48 bhp and 69 Nm of torque. The car also offers a decent boot space of 177 litres.

1. Tata Nano:

ARAI Mileage: 25.4 kmpl
At the number 1 spot is the Tata Nano. This little car from Tata Motors created a whole new meaning to the term "small car". The 624cc, twin cylinder petrol engine produces just 38 bhp and 51 Nm of torque. That is way more than enough to get 4 people from one point to another. The Nano also offers a boot space of 80 litres.

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Story first published: Saturday, January 3, 2015, 12:11 [IST]
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