There aren’t many choices if you’re looking for a new car for less than Rs 6 lakh (OTR).
Over the last few years, there has been a significant increase in car prices. Stricter government regulations, increased input costs, and supply chain disruptions brought on by semiconductor shortages are some of the confluence of variables cited by industry analysts to explain this upward trajectory. The search for reasonably priced wheels goes on despite the hefty costs.
For those whose budget is limited to Rs 6 lakh on the road (OTR), the industry now provides a small number of possibilities. Among the well-liked options that guarantee to provide the thrill of driving without breaking the bank are the Maruti Suzuki Alto K10, Maruti S-Presso, and Renault Kwid.
Maruti Suzuki Alto K10
India’s Maruti Suzuki continues to produce the nation’s most reasonably priced automobiles. The Alto K10 is the automaker’s entry-level model, as the Alto 800 has been retired.
The ex-showroom pricing range for the Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 is Rs 3.99 lakh to Rs 5.96 lakh. Customers can consider lower and mid-spec versions of the entry-level hatchback, even if the top-spec model will not be available for less than Rs 6 lakh (OTR).
A 1.0-liter K10C petrol engine with 67 horsepower and 89 Nm powers the Alto K10. A 5-speed MT or 5-speed AMT can be mated to the engine. Additionally, a 5-speed MT CNG variant is available (57PS and 82Nm).
Unless the automaker is offering a really attractive deal, a CNG option might not be available for less than Rs 6 lakh (OTR); however, customers can definitely consider gasoline alternatives.
Maruti Suzuki S-Presso
Maruti’s S-Presso is another reasonably priced model. Its engines are comparable to those of the Alto K10.
The ex-showroom pricing range for the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso is between Rs 4.26 lakh and Rs 6.11 lakh. Once more, the top-spec models are unaffordable for less than Rs 6 lakh (OTR) in both petrol and CNG. Buyers can, however, consider less expensive and mid-range models.
Renault’s most reasonably priced model in India is the Kwid, which retails for between Rs 4.69 lakh and Rs 6.44 (ex-showroom).
The 1.0-liter gasoline engine in the Renault Kwid generates 68 horsepower and 91 Nm of torque. A 5-speed AMT or a 5-speed MT can be mated to the engine. Customers can purchase the entry-level hatchback’s lower and mid-spec models for around Rs 6 lakh (OTR).
A less expensive version of the Kwid with a 0.8-liter gasoline engine was available previously. It has now been discontinued.