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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Best Petrol Cars under 7 Lacs - A Complete Guide

If you are a city commuter who travels around 20-30 KM a day, most of the auto gurus will recommend a Petrol car over a diesel one. However if you are running on a tight budget, the choices become trickier. Today we are going to recommend most affordable yet powerful and durable urban city cars under Rs. 7 Lacs.

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Best Petrol Cars under 7 Lacs:

1. Tata Tigor (Revotron XZ)

Pros -         Very good looking exterior and interiors compact Sedan
                   2 front airbags
                    Comes with a powerful engine & project lamps
                    Manual seat adjustment
                    CD Player with USB & Aux-in (Harmon)
                    Excellent boot space
Cons -  Recently launched and hence not much details available for long term use
Ground Clearance – 170 mm
Boot – 419 Lts
Mileage - 23 KMPL
Price (exShowroom Hyd) – Rs. 6.11 Lacs

2. Ford Aspire (Ford Aspire 1.2 Ti-VCT Titanium)

Pros -  Good-looking compact sedan
          Loaded with features
            Best-in-segment pricing
            Driver frontal airbag, Front passenger frontal airbag
            Fully automatic climate control
Cons - Fuel efficiency bit low when compared to the competition
Ground Clearance – 174 mm
Boot – 359 Lts
Mileage - 18.6 KMPL
Price (exShowroom Hyd) – Rs. 6.13 Lacs

3. Volkswagen Ameo (Volkswagen Ameo Trendline 1.2L (P))

 Pros -  ABS and airbags as standard
            Impressive ARAI-claimed mileage figures
Cons – This is a base model
          After sales service is expensive
          Looks from the rear angle
            Rear seats are cramped
            Multi function steering missing
            Audio system missing
Ground Clearance – 165 mm
Boot – 330 Lts
Mileage - 19 KMPL
Price (exShowroom Hyd) – Rs. 5.69 Lacs

Also Read: Guide to buy Second Hand/ Preowned Car in India 

4. Suzuki Dzire (Maruti Suzuki Dzire VXI 2017 model)

  Pros -  Impressive Mileage
             Best-in-segment safety features
Cons – Dzire is more popular with taxi owners
             Suzuki stated that this model will not be used for Taxi purpose
             Same old Dzire engine
Ground Clearance – 163 mm
Boot – 378 Lts
Mileage - 22 KMPL
Price (exShowroom Hyd) – Rs. 6.27 Lacs

5. Tata Tiago (Tata Tiago Revotron XZ AMT)

Pros -  Ample storage spaces
           Class leading mileage numbers
            Pleasant design in its class
           Automatic Variant
           Best in Class Climate Controls
Cons – Engine noise audible inside the car
           Rear headroom is low
            Best suited car for 4 people only
Ground Clearance – 170 mm
Boot – 240 Lts
Mileage - 24 KMPL
Price (exShowroom Hyd) – Rs. 5.58 Lacs

6. Honda Jazz (S Petrol)

Pros - Spacious and better-equipped cabin
          Improved exteriors
          Tried and tested Engine
          Plush interiors and Honda Quality assurance
Cons – Low ground clearance
            Expensive after sales services & parts
             Slightly Expensive
Ground Clearance – 165 mm
Boot – 354 Lts
Mileage - 18.7 KMPL
Price (exShowroom Hyd) – Rs. 6.71 Lacs

7. Ignis (Maruti Suzuki Ignis Delta 1.2 AT)

Pros - Frugal and Practical
          AMT offers great convenience
          Excellent for city conditions
          Driver frontal airbag, Front passenger frontal airbag
          CD Player with USB & Aux-in
          Best in class ground clearance
Cons – Somewhat boxy styling may not please all
             Not good looking rear
             Poor Boot space
             Not suitable for long travel due to boot space for sufficient luggage
Ground Clearance – 180 mm
Boot – 260 Lts
Mileage - 20.89 KMPL
Price (exShowroom Hyd) – Rs. 5.80 Lacs

Waitlisted Cars under 7 Lacs: Volkswagen Polo, Hyundai i20, Mahindra KUV, Suzuki Desire Swift, Honda Brio and Amaze, Toyota Liva and Ford Figo.

Final Observation and Verdict:

The top 3 petrol compact sedans we would recommend are 1) Tata Tigor (Revotron XZ) 2) Suzuki Dzire (2017 VXI Model ) and 3) Ford Aspire (Ford Aspire 1.2 Ti-VCT Titanium)  while the top 3 petrol hatch-backs are 1) Tata Tiago AMT 2) Suzuki Ignis AMT and 3) Honda Jazz ( S Petrol).

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