Wednesday, 29 June 2011

TOP 10 CARS UNDER 5 LAKHS: Maruti Suzuki, Tata, Hyundai, Nissan, Ford, Volkswagen, Fiat

1.FORD FIGO
  The successful hatchback from Ford comes at the competitive price of Rs 360,485 to Rs 541,595. (ex-showroom, Delhi) and it was responsible for starting a sort of price war in the hatchback segment.

The car comes in both the petrol and diesel version. The 1.2L petrol engine is capable of producing 71PS of maximum power and 102 Nm of peak torque while the 1.4L, Duratorq diesel engine that currently powers Ford Ikon and Ford Fiesta produces 69PS of maximum power and 160 Nm of top torque.

The car is available in four variants in both petrol and diesel engine -- Lxi, Exi, Zxi and Titanium. Thus the total variants for diesel and petrol are 8.

2. HYUNDAI I10

   The first car by Hyundai in the i-series the i10 is one of the company's bestseller and has gained more popularity than even its successful sibling Santro.

The i10 comes with two different capacity petrol engines options -- 1.1L, 1086cc, IRDE petrol engine is capable of producing 66.7PS power at 5500rpm and 10.1kgm torque at 2500rpm and the 1.2L, 1197cc, Kappa engine generates 80PS power at 5200rpm and 11.4kgm torque at 4000rpm.

The tiny car's performance cost of owning and hassle free maintenance is what makes it a darling of the crowd. The i10 has features like front power windows, air conditioner with heater, rear wiper, rear power windows and defogger in i10 magna family.

The car is priced between Rs 341,274 and Rs 534,981 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

3. VOLKSWAGEN POLO



    
   Volkswagen Polo is available in both petrol and diesel options. It has a three-cylinder 1.2L (1198 cc) petrol offers 74 BHP (5,400 rpm) and 110 NM of torque (3,750 rpm).

The 1.2L 3-cylinder diesel offers 74 BHP (4,200 rpm) and 180 NM of torque (2,000 rpm). Polo has features like remote keyless central locking that includes remote window up/down on the highline.

The Volkswagen Polo is available between Rs 434,000 and Rs 700,000 and Skoda Fabia comes for Rs 502,037 to Rs 784,202 (prices ex-showroom, Delhi).

4. TATA INDIACA VISTA

    
       The Tata Indica Vista is one such model that represents the new age Tata products.

Indica Vista is available in a 1.3L, Quadra Jet, Common Rail direct Injection diesel engine capable of producing 71PS of power at 4500rpm and 190Nm of torque at 1750rpm and a 1.2L, Safire MPFI VVT petrol engine that generates 65PS power at 5500rpm and 96Nm torque at 3000rpm.

The Tata Indica Vista also comes in a 1.4L, TDI Turbo diesel engine that produces 71PS of power at 4500rpm. This family car has a new grille with new striking pedal shaped headlamps, body coloured ORVMs, body coloured rub rails and body coloured bumpers with strong bonnet.

The Tata Indica Vista is available in eight variants in both petrol and diesel engines. The car is priced in the range of Rs 3.39-Rs 4.76 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

5. MARUTI A STAR


It is powered by the same KB series 998cc, 3 cylinder, 12 valve, DOHC powertrain that belts out a maximum power of 67 Ps at 6200 rpm and a top torque of 90 Nm at 3500 rpm.

The car is incorporated with 4 speed automatic transmission which promises higher acceleration and performance whereas other variants of the car come with manual five speed gearbox.

The KB10 engine of the Maruti A Star is designed to get more power value and nimble acceleration. The car is priced between Rs 362,556 and Rs 441,800 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

6. MARUTI RITZ


   The car is available in both Petrol and diesel version. The petrol version of the car is packed with 1.2 L, 1197 cc K-12 series engine.

The K-12 series engine is packed with a five speed manual transmission gearbox and is compatible with BS IV emission standards. The engine offers a maximum power of 85 PS at 6000 rpm and a torque of 113 Nm at 4500 rpm.
 
 The diesel version has a 1.3L, 1248 cc DDiS engine with five speed manual transmission gearbox that offers greater mileage and acceleration to the car. This DDiS engine is fuel efficient and offers 75 PS power at 4000 rpm and a torque of 190 Nm at 2000 rpm.

7. FIAT PUNTO

  The Fiat Punto 1.3 litre multijet diesel engine comes only with an ordinary turbocharger and produces 76 hp.

But with the alterations on the new Fiat Punto the 1.3 litre Multi-jet engine, which will have a VGT (Variable Geometry Turbocharger) from the Fiat Linea, will generate 90bhp as against 76 bhp of the other version. However, this version is not under Rs 5 lakh category.

Some models of the car are priced between Rs 430,430 and Rs 491,924 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

8. NISSAN MICRA

  Nissan's first India specific hatchback Micra is finally out and has been competitively priced between Rs 3.98 and Rs 5.29 lakh. The car is comes in three variants including XE (Rs 3.98 lakh), XL (4.69 lakh) and XV (Rs 5.29 lakh) (ex-showroom, Delhi).

It has a 1.2L petrol unit and the diesel unit is anticipated sometimes in the future. Nissan Micra's 3-cylinder DOHC 1198cc petrol engine is capable of producing 75 bhp at 6,000 rpm and 104 NM of torque at 4,000 rpm.

One of the striking features of the car that sets it apart from the rest is the fact that it has driver airbags as standard. It also has a drive computer and tilt adjustable steering as standard features.

9. MARUTI SWIFT

  The company has released pictures and some details about the Swift 2011, which has restyled looks and guarantees better performance.

Currently, the Swift comes in both petrol and diesel version. The 1.2 L, 1197 cc K series petrol engine and 1.3L, 1248 cc DDiS diesel engine. The K series engine has a 5 speed manual transmission gearbox and it is BS IV compatible.

The diesel version has a multi point common rail fuel injection system which offers better combustion and fuel efficiency. The car has been on the list of top sellers every since its launch and despite competition it refuses to budge from its spot. Due to the Maruti tag and the cars overall performance it is one of the most searched cars in the country.

10. TATA INDICA V2 XETA

  The car has a highly advanced MPFI engine and 32 bit microprocessor, sports 12 sensor, along with a knock control sensor for controlling damage from adulterated fuel, extra efficient torque advantage petrol engine delivering 12.4 kgm torque, instant pick-up and fewer gear changes has made its driving smoother and faster.

The car is priced between Rs 271,316 and Rs 320,504 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).


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