Petrol cars one can buy under Rs 4 lakh
Of course, we picked the Kwid first. The SUV-esque design with black plastic cladding on the wheel arches, coupled with design elements from the bigger sibling, Duster, makes the Kwid a very interesting choice.
The Kwid is powered by a 799cc 4-valve DOHC petrol engine which churns out 53bhp at 5680rpm and 72Nm at 4386rpm, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.
The STD model of the Kwid starts at Rs 2.66 lakh, ex-showroom. A basic car which has already won a lot of hearts in the car market.
Maruti Suzuki Alto 800
The Maruti Suzuki’s prized and well-known car since over a decade the first Alto came out. The famous “Let’s go in an Alto” won quite a number of hearts, making the Alto one of the best-selling cars in the Indian car market. Add to that Maruti Suzuki’s superior build quality and easily serviceable cars with low maintenance meant the Alto was the perfect first car for many.
The Alto is powered by a 799cc petrol engine which churns 48bhp at 6000rpm and 69Nm at 3500rpm, mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
The Alto starts at an ex-showroom price of Rs 2.5 lakh.
Datsun entered the Indian car market with the Go and the Go Plus (7-seater) and immediately took stance of the fact that people were interested in a small and sleek car which was basic and could easily slip in gaps in traffic when others could not.
The Datsun Redi-Go is powered by a 799cc petrol which churns out 53bhp at 5680rpm and 72Nm of torque at 4386rpm, mated to a 5-speed transmission.
The Datsun starts at Rs 2.49 lakh, ex-showroom.
Maruti Suzuki Alto K10
Maruti Suzuki also announced a newer version of the Alto, called it the Alto K10, back in 2010. The K10 is a slightly bigger variant than the standard Alto 800, and gets a different and bigger engine.
The Alto K10 is powered by Maruti Suzuki’s K-series 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine which produces 67bhp and 90Nm of torque.
Prices for the Alto K10 starts at Rs 3.29 lakh, ex-showroom.
It was Tata’s first attack into the car market with an entirely new design element, bringing alongside two all-new engines in their Revotron and Revotorq format.
The biggest engine in this list, the Tiago is powered by a 1,199cc petrol which churns out 84bhp and 114Nm of torque, mated to a 5-speed transmission.
The Tiago starts at Rs 3.3 lakh, ex-showroom.