Here’s the list of India’s 10 best cars available under Rs. 15 Lakhs. These cars fall under various car segments.
During the car buying process, shortlisting cars of your preference primarily depends on ‘the budget’. For those who are searching for cars below Rs. 15 lakhs, we have created an extensive list of India’s best cars which are worth buying. So, before you conclude on any particular car, do check out these fabulous cars available under 15 lakh rupees.
Please note that this list includes cars from various segments and our objective is to inform car enthusiasts or buyers about the trending and value for money cars currently available in India.
1. Maruti Suzuki Ertiga
Maruti Ertiga is a grand conglomeration of smart hybrid technology and pleasant driving dynamics. With dimensions measuring 4,296 mm length, 1,695 mm width and 1,685 mm height, the Ertiga turns out to be a spacious car for the Indian families. The interior of this MPV is spacious enough to accommodate 7 occupants and the exterior isn’t stretched much, which turns out to be an advantage when you are out and looking for a parking space.
Maruti Ertiga is available in the price range of Rs. 7.44 lakhs to Rs. 10.9 lakhs (Ex-showroom, Delhi). This MPV comes powered by 1,248 cc diesel and 1,462 cc petrol engines. The 1.3 L diesel engine churns maximum power of 89 bhp @ 4,000 rpm and maximum torque of 200 Nm @ 6,000 rpm. On the other hand, the 1.5 L diesel motor is capable of producing maximum power of 109 bhp @ 6,000 rpm and maximum torque of 138 Nm @ 4,400 rpm. The petrol engine is either linked to a manual transmission or automatic transmission and the diesel engine comes mated to a manual transmission. The cost of its spare parts is very low as compared to other MPVs sold in India and its resale value is very high.
2. Mahindra Marazzo
Mahindra Marazzo MPV made its debut in the Indian auto market around the festive season in 2018. This MPV turned out to be India’s first ever MPV that got 4-star safety rating at the Global NCAP crash tests. The car gets an aerodynamic design and is incorporated with high-performance characteristics that in turn results in smoother rides and agile handling. This 8-seater MPV gets plenty of space inside and it also features surround cool AC (first in the industry). Dual front airbags are standard for all the variants and it also features 18 cm touch screen that features Android Auto, USB & Aux-in, Bluetooth connectivity and many other connectivity options.
This MPV comes with an engine displacement of 1,492 cc and offers an average mileage of 17 kilometres per liter. The engine is capable of producing maximum power of 121 bhp @ 3,500 rpm and maximum torque of 300 Nm @ 1,750-2,500 rpm. The powertrain is linked to a 6-speed manual transmission and offers front-wheel drivability.
The price range of Mahindra Marazzo’s 7-seater and 8-seater variants stretches from Rs. 11.22 lakhs to Rs. 16.32 lakhs (Ex-showroom, Delhi).
3. Hyundai Elite i20
Yet another Hyundai that scored in the chart of hot favourites since its launch is Hyundai Elite i20. The face-lifted version that stole millions of hearts comes with a trademark fluidic design on its exterior. The heavenly differences from its older sibling in the form of chrome plated hexagonal grill at the front, prominent headlamps with wrap-around features, artistically chiselled body with flared wheelbase and protruding tail lamps are surely eye-grabbers.
This new Elite i20 comes powered by 1,197 cc petrol engine that can produce maximum power of 83 PS at 6,000 rpm and 115 Nm at 4,000 rpm. It is offered in both manual and CVT transmission options. This car is also available in 1.4 L diesel engine that produces maximum power of 90 PS at 4,000 rpm and 220 Nm at 1,500-2,750 rpm. The ARAI certified fuel efficiency of Hyundai Elite i20 is 18.6 kmpl for the petrol variants and 22.54 kmpl for the diesel variants.
It is available in the price range of Rs. 5.43 lakhs to Rs. 9.23 lakhs (Ex-showroom, Delhi).
4. Maruti Suzuki Baleno
Maruti Baleno is another outstanding car in the list that comes with lots of advantages like high-fuel efficiency, capacious cabins, advanced comfort & convenience features and standard safety equipment. It secured the fastest 5 lakh sales mark in just 4 years of its launch and is one of the highest resale value cars in the auto-market.
The bigger dimensions of this hatchback measure 3,995 mm length, 1,745 mm width and 1,510 mm height. It also has a boot space of 339 liters. The interiors are neatly furnished and express a premium feel. Space to accommodate utility stuff is aptly created on the dash, inside the doors and even inside the armrest. The Smartplay Infotainment system is another beauty inside this car that supports Navigation, Reverse Parking camera, Bluetooth connectivity etc. In addition, it also features advanced speedometer which also displays readings such as Doors Open, Average Fuel Economy, Power & Torque, Average Speed and Clock.
This sophisticated hatchback has a petrol engine displacement of 1197 cc that is able to produce 83 bhp @ 6000 rpm peak power and maximum torque of 115 Nm @ 4000 rpm. The diesel counterpart, on the other hand, gets 1248 cc capacity which can produce peak power of 74 bhp @ 4000 rpm and maximum torque of 190 Nm @ 2000 rpm. This car is available in the range of Rs. 5.38 lakh to Rs. 8.50 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi).
5. Maruti Dzire
Maruti Dzire is highly considered by Indian families when it comes to buying a sober-looking value for money sedan that has all the necessary features. This car is the facelifted version of the forerunner Swift Dzire sedan and comes with many exciting features, pampering interiors and unspoiled finishing.
This five-seater sedan from Maruti Suzuki has 3,995 mm length, 1,735 mm width and 1,515 mm height. The cargo volume of this car is 378 litres and it has a fuel tank capacity of 37 litres. Under the hood, this car is either installed with a 1,197cc petrol engine or 1,248cc diesel engine. The petrol variants of the new Dzire deliver the mileage of 22 kmpl whereas its diesel counterparts return fuel efficiency of 28.40 kmpl (ARAI specific mileage figures).
The ex-showroom price of the base model of Dzire starts at approximately Rs. 5.60 lakhs and the premium diesel version comes at an approx. price tag of 9.45 lakhs (Ex-showroom, Delhi).
6. Hyundai Santro
Hyundai Santro was a true delighter in the Indian auto-market in 2018. The re-launch of this India’s iconic entry-level hatchback was heartily welcomed by the Indian automotive enthusiasts. The youthful design and the cascade grill borrowed from its elder siblings gives the new Santro an all-new look. The interior of the car comes equipped with an all-new instrument cluster, large touchscreen infotainment, rear AC vents, steering mounted audio & bluetooth controls etc.
This hatchback comes with 1,086 cc engine displacement that can produce maximum power of 69 bhp @ 5,500 rpm and maximum torque of 99 Nm @4,500 rpm. The fuel tank capacity of the car is 35 litres and it is able to return ARAI claimed fuel economy of 20.3 kmpl.
Hyundai Santro comes at a base price of Rs. 3.9 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi) and its CNG variant priced at Rs. 5.65 lakhs (Ex-showroom, Delhi).
7. Maruti Suzuki Alto 800
Perhaps, Alto is the most incredible make of Maruti Suzuki that never goes out of fashion. Year after year, the Alto with its ‘800’ badge is gaining high popularity among the masses. This hatchback is most known for its high fuel efficiency and exceptional handling in city conditions. Its acclaimed fuel efficiency of 24.7 kmpl makes it a true value for money hatchback for the mileage conscious buyers. Considering the price bracket it falls in, only standard features like central locking, AC, power steering, driver side airbag etc. are available.
This car comes powered by a 796 cc petrol engine that churns maximum power of 47.2 bhp at 6,000 rpm and maximum torque of 69 Nm @ 3,500. The engine is linked to a 5-speed manual gearbox. As far as the prices are concerned, the Alto 800 is available in the price bracket of Rs. 2.53 lakh to Rs. 3.80 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi).Find alto car models and get the best alto tyre for your car.
8. Renault Kwid
If you are looking for a small car that comes with lots of space, is good in terms of fuel efficiency and has an SUV-like appearance, then Renault Kwid is a good option for you. This car is highly equipped and its ‘Climber’ trim is also introduced with first-in-segment rear seat armrest. The equipment introduction in the Renault Kwid is class apart. It gets a large touch screen, digital speedometer, Reverse Parking Camera and more. The car also features driver side airbag in the top end trims.
The Kwid is available only in petrol engine option with either 799 cc or 999 cc displacement. The 799 cc petrol mill produces 54 PS peak power and the 999 cc petrol mill produces 68 PS peak power. Both the engines are mated to a five-speed manual transmission and there is also an automatic transmission gearbox available for the 999 cc engine option. The fuel tank capacity of the car is 28 liters and it 799 cc and 999 cc trims deliver ARAI certified mileage of 25.17 kmpl and 21.7 kmpl respectively. The 999 cc automatic transmission variants, however, deliver the mileage of 22.5 kmpl.
9. New Maruti Wagon R
The new version of the iconic hatchback, Maruti Wagon R is another efficient hatchback which is quite affordable and offers a decent driving experience. This burly vehicle comes with a sober-looking profile highlighted through its chiselled side trimmings and neatly designed bonnet and wholly new modern architectural grill. The interiors of Wagon R 2019 are equally appealing with more spaciousness, sophisticated dashboard design and contemporary looking speedometer. The ARAI specific mileage of New Maruti Wagon R is 22.50 kmpl and its fuel tank capacity is 35 liters.
With 998 cc engine displacement mated to either a manual or automatic transmission, the powertrain is able to produce maximum power of 67 bhp @ 6,200 rpm and maximum torque of 90 Nm @ 3,500 rpm. The Wagon R is available in the price range of Rs. 4.15 lakhs to Rs. 5.36 lakhs (Ex-showroom, Delhi).
10. Tata Tiago
A make from Tata that has gained high popularity among hatchback lovers is Tata Tiago. The most driving factor that makes it exclusive is its aesthetic appeal that presents a conglomeration of contemporary looks with clean and streamlined features. In terms of exterior appeal, interior comfort & convenience, safety or performance, the Tiago gives a tough competition to its rivals. It features projector headlamps, dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, dual tone exterior, 7 inches touch screen infotainment featuring Android Auto, 15 inches dual tone alloy wheels etc. While this smart hatchback offers enough room for four adults, an extra passenger can also squeeze in, on the rear seat.
Tata Tiago is available in 1,199cc petrol and 1,047cc diesel engine options. These powertrains are either linked to a manual transmission or an automatic gearbox. The petrol motor is able to produce 85 PS peak power and 114 Nm peak torque whereas the diesel motor produces 70 PS peak power and 140 Nm peak torque. Tata Tiago is available in the price range of Rs. 3.40 lakhs to Rs. 6.38 lakhs (Ex-showroom, Delhi).