Top 10 Sedans Cars in India
The Indian automotive market, among the biggest in the world, offers wide scope for competition in practically every segment imaginable. From entry level hatchbacks to SUVs and luxury cars, the rivalry is intense as carmakers continually strive to capture and increase their respective market share with a variety of models. However, the plethora of choices can understably cause confusion among buyers. So if you are looking to buy a sedan under Rs 15 lakh in India, here is a list of the best options:
- Hyundai Verna
- Maruti Suzuki Ciaz
- Honda City
- Tata Tigor
- Skoda Rapid
- Mercedes-Benz CLA
- Fiat Linea
- Hyundai Elantra
- Skoda Octavia
- Volkswagen Vento
The Hyundai Verna, a strong contender in the compact sedan market, is due to receive a new-generation model. The new Hyundai Verna will receive fresh styling and aspirational features, similar to what was observed with the new Elantra. Back to the current Hyundai Verna – the sedan boasts sufficient exterior style and is equally well-equipped inside too. It gets a touchscreen infotainment system, steering mounted audio and Bluetooth controls, and fully automatic air conditioning. The Verna too gets dual front airbags and ABS with EBD as standard across the entire variant range. Hyundai Verna is the only car in the segment to be offered with a total of four engine options – 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre petrol and 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre diesel.
Hyundai Verna Price (ex-showroom Delhi): ? 7.95 lakh – ? 13.17 lakh
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz
Among the best-selling sedans in India, the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz was recently moved to the company’s premium retail network – Nexa. The popular Maruti Suzuki sedan, now no longer retailed through standard Maruti Suzuki dealerships, is offered with a choice of two engine options: a 1.4-litre K14B VVT petrol and a 1.3-litre DDiS 200 diesel. With Maruti Suzuki Ciaz’s prices starting at ? 7.72 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) for the Sigma Petrol variant, the carline comes amply loaded with provisions for entertainment, comfort, convenience, and safety including touchscreen SmartPlay system, navigation system, and reverse parking sensor and camera, depending on the selected variant. However, dual airbags and ABS with EBD are offered as standard provisions across the entire range.
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Price (ex-showroom Delhi): ? 7.72 lakh – ? 9.56 lakh
Considering the cut throat competition in the segment, Honda brought in the facelifted model of the City sedan earlier this year in February. Loaded with a myriad of cosmetic upgrades and new features, the 2017 Honda City clocked more than 14,000 orders in just one month. Other than extensive revisions to its exterior, the latest iteration of Honda’s best-selling car now gets a 7-inch advanced infotainment with capacitive touchscreen, satellite-linked turn-by-turn navigation, Mirrorlink support, voice recognition, automatic climate control, multi-view rear camera, and cruise control among a plethora of other features. For safety, the Honda City’s list of standard provisions includes dual airbags, ABS with EBD, and ISOFIX mounts for rear child seats. The new Honda City comes powered by a 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol and a 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel.
Honda City Price (ex-showroom Delhi): ? 8.49 lakh – ? 13.56 lakh
The new Tigor compact sedan is placed below the Zest and is priced in the ? 4.76 Lakhs to ? 7.1 Lakhs range. At this price point for a budget sedan segment, it has created a huge impact on the sub-four metre sedans like the Honda Amaze, Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire and the Hyundai Xcent.
The petrol engine for the Tigor will be the 1.2-litre Revotron motor that produces 84bhp/140Nm of torque. The diesel on the other hand, will be the 1.0-litre turbo three-cylinder unit that produces 69bhp/140Nm of torque which by the look of things may seem inadequate. Both engines are offered only with a five-speed manual.
Tata Tigor price starts at ? 4.76 Lakhs and goes upto ? 7.1 Lakhs. Petrol Tigor price starts at ? 4.76 Lakhs. Diesel Tigor price starts at ? 5.62 Lakhs.
Skoda, Czech based carmaker introduced the new facelift version of Skoda Rapid sedan in India earlier this month. Priced at INR 8.34 lakh (ex-showroom Maharashtra), the refreshed version of Rapid compact sedan sports a crystalline design and all-new luxurious interiors. It is powered by a 1.6-litre MPI four-cylinder petrol engine and an updated 1.5-litre TDI diesel engine. Offered in 10 variants, the new Rapid is priced in the range of INR 8.34 lakh – INR 12.78 lakh (ex-showroom Maharashtra).
Skoda Rapid Price (ex-showroom Delhi): ? 8.27 lakh – ? 12.96 lakh
Mercedes-Benz will be launching the 2017 CLA in India on November 30. Notably, it will be the 12th car for this year as promised by the manufacturer. The 2017 CLA made its debut just prior to the New York International Auto Show held earlier this year. Under the update, the stylish sedan receives new black highlights, giving the car a fresh look. The updates are quite subtle and one would require a keen eye to spot the new additions. Starting from the nose, the front bumper has been restyled with a larger air dam with air scoops on either of its sides
Mercedes-Benz CLA prices start at Rs. 34.02 lakh for petrol and goes upto Rs. 77.69 lakh. The prices of CLA diesel variants start at Rs. 31.72 lakh and the top-end diesel is priced at Rs. 35.03 lakh. Mercedes-Benz CLA is avialable in 5 variants and 14 colours.
The Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is a 4-door coupe based on the A-Class hatchback. With looks that can make one fall in love with its perfect proportions and a top of the line AMG version with an incredible engine package, the CLA has everything going for it.
Fiat Linea from the house of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has been in the Indian market for quite some time now. Moreover, the carmaker also introduced the special edition Fiat Linea in the country. Derived as the powerful car in its segment, it is offered in three engine options – 1.4-litre petrol, 1.4-litre T-Jet Petrol and 1.3-litre Advanced Multijet diesel engines.
The Linea has always been one of those cars that you buy if you are looking for something out of the ordinary. The new Linea offers a bit more with a facelifted exterior and a new interior but still needs a long way to go to match up to the likes of the new Honda City of the Hyundai Verna.
Fiat Linea prices start at Rs. 8.00 lakh for petrol and goes upto Rs. 9.92 lakh. The prices of Linea diesel variants start at Rs. 8.56 lakh and the top-end diesel is priced at Rs. 9.85 lakh. Fiat Linea is avialable in 5 variants and 6 colours.
Hyundai Elantra caters to the premium D-segment saloon buyers and is priced in the range of Rs 12.99-19.23 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The styling is the highlight of the Hyundai Elantra and the features like the horizontally slatted grille, projector headlamps with DRLs, boomeranged fog lamps, and coupe-like roofline deserves special attention. Dual-tone interiors in the Elantra feels equally premium and Hyundai has equipped Elantra which class-leading features like six airbags, abs with EBD, electronic stability program, electric sunroof, touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button start/stop system with keyless entry, reverse camera parking system, and electrically adjustable driver seat. The engine options include a 2.0-liter petrol engine (150PS/192Nm) and 1.6-liter diesel engine (126PS/259Nm), with both motors offering the option of manual as well as automatic transmission to the buyers. Hyundai Elantra is positioned against the likes of Toyota Corrola Altis and Skoda Octavia among others.
Hyundai Elantra prices start at Rs. 13.27 lakh for petrol and goes upto Rs. 19.30 lakh. The prices of Elantra diesel variants start at Rs. 15.22 lakh and the top-end diesel is priced at Rs. 20.58 lakh. Hyundai Elantra is avialable in 9 variants and 4 colours.
The new Skoda Octavia features a split set of headlamps and reworked grille. The front bumper along with the fog lamps and the bonnet have been mildly tweaked as well. Along with the adaptive LED headlamps with DRLs, Skoda has designed the LED fog lamps to now double up as cornering lights. The side profile and rear section make do with just a fresh alloy design and new lightning signature for the tail lamps.
Under the hood, the Octavia continues with the same engine and transmission options. There are two petrol motors and one diesel engine on offer. The petrol unit is a 1.4-litre four cylinder producing 148bhp and 250Nm mated to a six-speed manual transmission. The bigger petrol engine option is a 1.8-litre unit producing 180bhp and 250Nm of torque which is coupled to a seven-speed DSG transmission. Meanwhile, the diesel option is a 2.0-litre oil burner that puts out 143bhp and 320Nm and can be had with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed DSG transmission.
The new 2017 Skoda Octavia competes against the likes of the Toyota Corolla Altis, the Hyundai Elantra and the VW Jetta in India.
Skoda Octavia price starts at ? 15.71 Lakhs and goes upto ? 25.49 Lakhs. Petrol Octavia price starts at ? 15.71 Lakhs. Diesel Octavia price starts at ? 17.49 Lakhs.
Volkswagen, a German car brand introduced the facelift version of Vento sedan in India last year. Moreover, the auto player also introduced the new 1.5-litre diesel engine in the Vento sedan. The turbocharged engine is capable of churning out 108Bhp along with 250Nm of peak torque. The transmission responsibilities will be handled by a 5-speed manual gearbox. A 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox will be on offer as well. The petrol unit is powered by a 1.2-litre diesel engine which develops 105bhp and 175Nm of power figures.
Volkswagen Vento Price (ex-showroom Delhi): ? 8.29 lakh – ? 12.72 lakh