The entry-level hatchback segment of the Indian automotive industry is becoming more and more competitive with the introduction of new models from different makes in this category. This segment belongs to the mass buyers and now people have several noteworthy options under the 5 Lakh mark. Let’s check out the best cars under Rs 5 Lakh available in India.
1. Tata Nano
The Tata Nano is the most affordable car from Tata Motors. The hatchback has been updated twice since its launch and now, it is also available with an AMT unit. It now gets better looks, sportier stance and a host of features which were not available in the earlier model. The Tata Nano is powered by a 624cc twin-cylinder petrol engine that produces 38bhp at 5500rpm and 51Nm of torque at 4000. The car is priced at Rs 2.78 Lakh onwards, Ex-showroom, Delhi.
2. Datsun Redi-GO
The Datsun Redi-GO is the third product that rolled out of the factory of Datsun, a Japanese automaker. The car was introduced for the first time in the 2014 Auto Expo and was officially launched in the country in 2016. The Datsun Redi-GO is powered by a 0.8-litre petrol unit which develops 53bhp of power and 72Nm of torque. The car is priced at Rs 2.39 Lakh onwards, Ex-showroom, Delhi.
3. Maruti Suzuki Alto 800
The Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 has always been the reigning king of the entry-level car segment in India. It has been the best-selling car of India since it was launched in the country. The Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 is powered by an 800cc petrol engine that claims to deliver an ARAI certified fuel economy of 24.7 kmpl. The car is priced at Rs 2.45 lakh onwards, Ex-showroom, Delhi.
4. Renault Kwid
The Renault Kwid is the latest offering from the automaker in the Indian car industry. The car is placed in the entry-level hatchback segment of the market and competes with the like of the Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 and the Hyundai Eon. The car is powered by a 799cc three-cylinder engine that produces max power of 53bhp and 72Nm of peak torque. It is priced at Rs 2.65 Lakh onwards, Ex-showroom, Delhi.
5. Hyundai Eon
The Hyundai Eon is the most affordable car from the stable of Hyundai. It sports a trendy design and comes with noteworthy features. The car is fitted with an 800cc three-cylinder petrol engine that develops 55bhp and 75Nm of torque. The Hyundai Eon is priced at Rs 3.28 Lakh onwards, Ex-showroom, Delhi.