Aware of India as it is being a price-sensitive country; here, both domestic and foreign car manufacturers are keen to launch affordable yet features loaded cars. Even though hatchbacks are most popular among car buyers in India, the sale of sedans is slowly picking up in the country. This is why the car companies are lining up a slew of sedan cars. If you are planning to buy a sedan which low on budget, then take a look at some of the sedans that are listed below. All these have a price under Rs. 10 lakhs. These cars offer you a good ride, fuel efficiency, handling and features along with an affordable pricing that may suit your budget.
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1. Hyundai Verna
Hyundai Verna cars are the perfect combination of style, power and luxury. The Verna cars are one of the safest cars available in Sedan division. It is available with 4 engines (2 diesel and 2 petrol) across 10 variants. It boasts powerful engines with heavy features. The Fluidic design is exceptionally attractive and the car is available in both manual and automatic transmission variants. It has incorporated some amazing safety measures like clutch lock system, speed sensing door lock, impact sensing door unlock, rear disc brakes and reverse camera. In addition, the car provides an all-round protection with the help of 6 airbags that include 2 side airbags, 2 curtain airbags that are fitted along the length of the cabin and 2 airbags for the front passenger and the driver. The diesel variants are powered by a 1.6 L VTVT engine and deliver a mileage of 22.32 kmpl whereas the 1.4L diesel engine offers 23.50 kmpl of mileage. That is why, the Verna cars are the best option for long distance travelling. Other features include power folding outside mirrors, parking camera and sensors, clean air cluster Ionizer and much more. The cost of this car ranges from Rs. 8,47,876 to Rs. 10,53,226.
2. Honda City
The overall exceptional ‘Arrow Shot Form’ comes with an enhanced ground clearance of 165mm that leaves no worries on potholed ridden urban roads. The 1.5L, 16-valve Single Over Head Camshaft (SOHC) petrol power train is coupled with a highly developed i-VTEC technology to provide a sheer pleasure of driving. The 1497cc engine of Honda City provides maximum power output of 118PS at 6600rpm, while maximum torque of 146Nm at 4800rpm is capitulated with optimum ease. The engine is combined with a smooth 5-speed manual gearbox, whereas the same 5-speed automatic gearbox with paddle shift is at hand in the AT (Automatic Transmission) version. It offers a cheerful mileage of 16.8 kmpl with a top speed of around. It catches a 100kmph mark in a short span of less than 11 seconds. Various models of this car have been priced between Rs. 7,36,000 to Rs. 10,66,500.
3. Ford Fiesta
The 1.6-liter four-banger engine pushes out a humble 120 horsepower and 112 lb-ft. of torque. Fuel economy is 40 mpg on the highway. The Fiesta is equipped with Ford’s electric power-assisted steering, which, in addition to standard steering assist duties, relieves driver exhaustion by automatically compensating for rough road conditions and road crowning. The steering is nicely weighted, communicative even with the electronic buffer and offers a good on-center feel. The much loved aspect about the performance of this car is its chassis tuning. Ford retains the European chassis dynamics, which makes it a blast to drive. It stays flat in the corners, yet absorbs bumps and other road imperfections comfortably. It is a neutral-handling car, keen to turn around when pushed, and it really comes alive when driven passionately. In short, it is a slow car that is damn fun to drive fast. The ford Fiesta sedans come with a price tag of Rs. 7,53,338 to Rs. 9,81,623.
4. Volkswagen Vento
Volkswagen Vento has managed a good position among popular sedan car models in India due to its eye-catchy body design, impressive price, excellent performance and fuel efficiency. This car is available in both, petrol and diesel versions. The German auto giant is offering numerous comfortable and safety features including livon fabric upholstery, green tinted heat absorbing glass, chrome finish on front grille, dust and pollen filter, halogen headlights, rear AC vents, front and rear to whooks, full wheel covers, 2 tone anti-glare dashboard, Front centre armrest with a cupholder,12V power outlet, Height-adjustable headrests, High mounted third brake light, Anti-theft immobilizer, Rear defogger, Central locking system, Tilt Steering, ABS, Dual airbags, Radio with CD-MP3/WMA player and 4speakers, interior surveillance, Anti-theft system and back-up alarm, ‘Climatronic’ automatic air conditioning etc. Overall, the Volkswagen Vento is an entry level sedan that value for money. In India, the price of Volkswagen Vento is around Rs.6,99,000 to Rs. 9,78,000.
5. Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire
The Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire sedan comes with two engine options including a 1.3 litre SOHC petrol engine and a 1.3 litre Multijet DOHC common rail intercooled turbo diesel engine. The petrol engine makes 87 bhp at 6,000rpm and 113Nm of torque at 4,500rpm, whereas the oil burner produces 75 horsepower and 190Nm of torque at 2,000rpm. Both these variants are available with a 5-speed manual gearbox only. The Swift Dzire sedan is longer than the Swift hatchback in dimensions, but has the same wheelbase of 2390 mm. Depending on the trim level, boot space varies between 440 liters to 464 liters. The larger boot space is available on the Ldi, Lxi, Vdi and Vxi trims. The possible reason behind this may be the slimmer tier profile (165/80R14 v/s 185/70R14) which means the spare tier does not take much space in the boot. Safety features of the sedan include dual front SRS airbags, ABS brakes and EBD. The various models of Dzire costs Rs. 5,03,968.32 to Rs. 7,69,814.28.
6. Skoda Rapid
Starting with the performance potential on this urban Czech sedan for India, customers have the option to choose from either a 1.6 litre turbo diesel power plant or an MPI petrol unit of the same capacity. Both engines produce the exact same power at 105 horses. The torque is different for both the models, with the MPI making 153Nm @ 3800rpm and the TDI putting down 250Nm between 1500-2500rpm. The Rapid from Skoda has a factory fitted 2-DIN audio player on the Elegance (top variant) variant with AUX input along with an SD/MMC card reader connectivity options. Top variant of this car also features electronically regulated climate control whereas the base Active and Ambition variants have to manage with a manually regulated air con. As the name suggests, Rapid could turn out to be a fast paced competitor in the current crop of premium sedans in India. This car comes in 8 models with price ranging from Rs. 6.75 lakhs to Rs. 9.19 lakhs.
7. Nissan Sunny
The Nissan Sunny is a mid segment sedan of Nissan India. The interiors of the car are one of the best in any sedan and an array of convenient storage spaces for all the facilities and gadgets have been included to make the drive more comfortable and enjoyable. Also, there is a sufficient head room and leg room in the rear of the car. The car comes stacked with lots of technological facilities and it is also the first car in India to have a push start button. The overall quality of the Sunny is brilliant. It comes in five variants with the comfortable priced segments ranging from Rs. 5, 93,310 to Rs. 8, 93,218. These variants include Nissan Sunny XE Petrol, Nissan Sunny XL Petrol, Nissan Sunny XV Petrol, Nissan Sunny XL Diesel and Nissan Sunny XV Diesel. The petrol variants offer a mileage of 16.95 kmpl and a displacement of 1498 cc. The diesel variants offer a mileage of 21.64 kmpl and a displacement of 1461 cc.
8. Fiat Linea
Fiat Linea is the perfect combo of powerful performance and dynamic styling. With an Italian design, it offers a unique blend of luxury, looks, comfort and a powerful engine. It comes with 3 engine options – 1.4L FIRE, 1.4L 16 V T-Jet and 1.3L 16v Multijet. The engine produces a maximum power of 78 PS @ 6000 rpm with a torque of 115 Nm @ 3000 rpm. The car delivers a good mileage and a top speed of 220 kmph. The car flaunts smooth flowing bodylines. The front is decked by muscular front grille, large projector type headlights and clear lens fog lamps. The rear side is dominated by sparkling tail lamps and a simple, yet attractive boot. The cabin of the car is spacious. Top quality materials are used for its finely-toned interiors. A trendy instrument cluster is sleekly integrated on the well-organized dashboard. Rear seats come with headrests. Linea features one of the most advanced suspension systems in its class. The shock absorbers enhance travel comfort by absorbing impact from the uneven roads. The car has been priced between Rs.7 and Rs 8 Lakhs.
9. Ford Fiesta Classic
The Fiesta Classic is an entry level sedan model from Ford. It is known to be a driver’s car. The Fiesta Classic flaunts an attractive exterior body with sharp traditional looks. The best feature of this car is its exceptional ride and handling quality as the engines are mated to a state of the art 5-speed manual gearbox and the strong frame rests on an outstanding suspension setup. Being a Ford, the Fiesta classic comes loaded with new technology and features. The 168mm ground clearance of the Fiesta Classic is a good indicator that it can travel without any worry on uneven Indian roads. The Fiesta Classic is a very reliable car and a great buy. This car has six variants (including both petrol and diesel cars) with prices ranging from Rs. 5,50,331 to Rs. 8,73,925. The diesel cars offer a mileage of 20 kmpl and a displacement of 1399 cc whereas the mileage of petrol cars is 14.1 kmpl and a displacement of 1596 cc.
10. Tata Indigo Manza
The new Tata Indigo Manza is the sedan version of Tata Indica Vista. It comes with 1.3 litre Quadrajet diesel and 1.4 litre Safire petrol engines from Fiat. The variant models in both petrol and diesel engines include Tata Indigo Manza Aura, Tata Indigo Manza Aqua, Tata Indigo Manza Aura ABS, and the Tata Indigo Manza Aura+. The new Tata Indigo Manza is a smartly priced sedan with decent power and lot of space. The Tata Indigo Manza comes with 75,000 km and a 2 year warranty. Tata Indigo Manza Aura+ is the top model of the Manza car sports features, such as a driver information system, a 2 DIN music system that supports Bluetooth and USB connectivity, dual-front airbags, ABS, steering mounted audio controls system, color changing tachometer needle that turns red when the car revs engine to the redline, central locking and engine immobilizer. The various models of this car have been priced between Rs. 4.8 lakhs and Rs. 6.75 lakh.