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Best Cars Under 15 Lakh

Best Cars Under 15 Lakh

Best Cars under 15 Lakh

There are some great cars released in past few years. Some of the great featured SUVs are there under the budget of 15Lakh. There are Hatchbacks, Sedans, and SUVs that you can choose under this budget. We are going to discuss some of the best cars under the 15 lakh budget. In this segment, we cover there are brands like Tata, Mahindra, Kia, Hyundai, Suzuki, and Renault.

1. Tata Nexon

Tata Nexon
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The Tata Nexon is a compact SUV from the Indian automaker. Launched, in 2017, it received a facelift in 2019 and is offered across eight trim levels with BS6 compliant versions of the 1.2-liter turbocharged petrol engine and the 1.5-liter diesel engine. The Diesel engine is 1497 cc while the Petrol engine is 1199 cc. It is a six-speed manual gearbox and an automated manual transmission for both engines. The Nexon is a 5seater and has a length of 3993mm, a width of 1811mm, and a wheelbase of 2498mm.

Tata Nexon price starts at ₹ 7.10 Lakh and goes upto ₹ 12.80 Lakh. The price of the Petrol version for Nexon ranges between ₹ 7.10 Lakh – ₹ 11.47 Lakh and the price of the Diesel version for Nexon ranges between ₹ 8.46 Lakh – ₹ 12.80 Lakh.

Engine Specification

EmissionNorm Compliance: BS VI Pros
Mileage: 16 Kmpl – 22.4 Kmpl ·         New sharper styling makes the new Nexon look upmarket

·         Five Star G-NCAP safety rating

·         BS6 compliant powertrain

Engine Displ.: 1199cc/1497 cc
Transmission: Manual / Automatic
Fuel Type: Petrol / Diesel Cons
Boot Space: 350 Liters ·         rear bench is not wide enough to seat three adults comfortably.

·         Headroom will also be a problem for tall passengers.

·         Left foot rubs against the dead pedal while using the clutch.

Power Windows: Front and Rear
Airbags: Driver and Passenger
ABS: Yes
Central Locking: Yes Could be Better
Fuel Tank Capacity 44 Liters ·         Interior quality could have been better

·         Petrol engine lacks low-end grunt

·         Infotainment screen not as good as rivals

Ground Clearance 209 mm
Dimensions(L*W*H) 3993*1811*1606 mm^3
Max Torque (170Nm@1750-4000rpm)
Max Power (118.36bhp@5500rpm)
Power steering Yes
Low fuel warning lamp Yes
Parking Sensors (Rear) Yes
Tachometer Yes
Dual Trip Meter Yes
Anti-Theft System Yes
Auto Rain Sensing Wipers Yes
Rear Ac Ducts Yes

Ex-Showroom Prices

Variants Ex-showroom Price Specification
Petrol Variants
Nexon XE ₹ 7.10 Lakh 1199 cc, Petrol, Manual, 17.4 kmpl
Nexon XM (S) ₹ 8.52 Lakh 1199 cc, Petrol, Manual, 17.4 kmpl
Nexon XMA ₹ 8.60 Lakh 1199 cc, Petrol, AMT, 16 kmpl
Nexon XZ Plus (O) Dual Tone ₹ 10.87 Lakh 1199 cc, Petrol, Manual, 17.4 kmpl
Nexon XZA Plus (O) Dual Tone ₹ 11.47 Lakh 1199 cc, Petrol, AMT, 16 kmpl
Diesel Variants
Nexon XE Diesel ₹ 8.46 Lakh 1497 cc, Diesel, Manual, 22.4 kmpl
Nexon XM Diesel ₹ 9.33 Lakh 1497 cc, Diesel, Manual, 22.4 kmpl
Nexon XMA (S) Diesel ₹ 10.45 Lakh 1497 cc, Diesel, AMT, 22.4 kmpl
Nexon XZ Plus Diesel ₹ 11.13 Lakh 1497 cc, Diesel, Manual, 22.4 kmpl
Nexon XZ Plus (O) Diesel ₹ 12.03 Lakh 1497 cc, Diesel, Manual, 22.4 kmpl
Nexon XZA Plus (O) Diesel Dual Tone ₹ 12.80 Lakh 1497 cc, Diesel, AMT, 22.4 kmpl

2. Hyundai Venue

Hyundai Venue
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The Korean car giant (Hyundai) has launched its first subcompact SUV with the name of the Venue in 2019. Hyundai Venue is currently available in Petrol and Diesel engines. The 1493 cc Diesel engine generates a power of 98.6bhp@4000rpm and torque of 240.26nm@1500-2750rpm. The 1197 cc Petrol engine generates a power of 81.86bhp@6000rpm and torque of 113.76nm@4000rpm. Hyundai Venue is available in both Manual & Automatic transmission. The manual gearbox with 7 -speed dual-clutch transmission. In configurations, Hyundai Venue has a dimension of 3995 mm in length, 1770 mm in width, and 1605 mm^3 mm in height.

Hyundai Venue price starts at ₹ 6.92 Lakh and goes upto ₹ 11.77 Lakh. The price of the Petrol version for the Venue ranges between ₹ 6.92 Lakh – ₹ 11.77 Lakh and the price of the Diesel version for the Venue ranges between ₹ 8.38 Lakh – ₹ 11.71 Lakh.

Engine Specification

EmissionNorm Compliance: BS VI Pros
Mileage: 17.52 Kpl – 23.4 Kpl First-in-class connectivity features.
Engine Displacement 998cc /1197cc /1493 cc Quality interiors coupled with long features list.
Transmission Manual / Automatic It is the only DCT automatic in the segment.
Fuel Type Petrol / Diesel Cons
Boot Space 350 Liters Engine Power is Lackluster.
Power Windows Front and Rear Low Ground Clearance.
Airbags Driver and Passenger
ABS Yes Could be Better
Central Locking Yes Cabin space isn’t as generous as the competitors.
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 Liters Top-spec variants are too expensive Infotainment screens not as good as rivals.
Ground Clearance 190 mm
Dimensions(L*W*H) 3995*1770*1590 mm^3
Max Torque (171Nm@1500-4000rpm)
Max Power (118.36bhp@6000rpm)
Power steering Yes
Low fuel warning lamp Yes
Parking Sensors (Rear) Yes
Tachometer Yes
Dual Trip Meter Yes
Anti-Theft System Yes
Seating Capacity 5
Rear Ac Ducts Yes

Ex-Showroom Prices

Variant Ex-showroom Price Specification
Petrol Variants:
Venue E 1.2 Petrol ₹ 6.92 Lakh 1197 cc, Petrol, Manual, 17.52 kmpl
Venue S 1.0 Turbo ₹ 8.74 Lakh 998 cc, Petrol, Manual, 18.2 kmpl
Venue S 1.0 Turbo DCT ₹ 9.78 Lakh 998 cc, Petrol, Auto (DC), 18.15 kmpl
Venue SX Plus 1.0 Turbo DCT ₹ 11.59 Lakh 998 cc, Petrol, Auto (DC),18.15 kmpl
Venue Sport SX Plus 1.0 Turbo DCT ₹ 11.77 Lakh 998 cc, Petrol, Auto (DC), 18.15 kmpl
Diesel Variants:  
Venue E 1.5 CRDi ₹ 8.38 Lakh 1493 cc, Diesel, Manual, 23.4 kmpl
Venue S 1.5 CRDi ₹ 9.29 Lakh 1493 cc, Diesel, Manual, 23.4 kmpl
Venue SX 1.5 CRDi ₹ 10.00 Lakh 1493 cc, Diesel, Manual, 23.4 kmpl
Venue Sport SX 1.5 CRDi ₹ 10.41 Lakh 1493 cc, Diesel, Manual, 23.4 kmpl
Venue SX (O) 1.5 CRDi ₹ 11.58 Lakh 1493 cc, Diesel, Manual, 23.4 kmpl
Venue Sport SX (O) 1.5 CRDi ₹ 11.71 Lakh 1493 cc, Diesel, Manual, 23.4 kmpl

3. KIA Seltos

KIA Seltos
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The South Korean automobile manufacturer (KIA) has launched its first product in India (2019) which is a compact SUV (Seltos) offering a seating capacity of five. But Now in 2021, along with the new brand logo, Kia has introduced two new variants and has also rejigged the existing mid-spec variants with new features and updates. The powertrain options are a 1.4-liter turbo-petrol engine, 1.5-liter diesel engine, and a 1.5-liter petrol engine. The 1.4-liter turbo-petrol engine comes with a 7-speed DCT unit. The 1.5-liter petrol engine has a 6-speed manual transmission with a CVT unit. The 1.5-liter diesel engine has a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. Dimension-wise, the Seltos measures 4315x1800x1620 mm with a wheelbase of 2610mm, a ground clearance of 190mm.

The claimed ARAI mileage: Kia Seltos Diesel is 21 kmpl | Kia Seltos Petrol is 16.5 kmpl.The claimed ARAI mileage for the automatic variants: Kia Seltos Diesel is 18 kmpl | Kia Seltos Petrol is 16.5 kmpl.

Kia Seltos price starts at ₹ 9.95 Lakh and goes upto ₹ 17.84 Lakh. The price of the Petrol version for Seltos ranges between ₹ 9.95 Lakh – ₹ 17.63 Lakh and the price of Diesel version for Seltos ranges between ₹ 10.45 Lakh – ₹ 17.84 Lakh.

Some of the rivals of Kia Seltos are Maruti Suzuki S-Cross, Hyundai Creta, and Renault Duster. The competitors of top variants of Seltos are Tata Harrier, Mahindra XUV500, and the MG Hector.

Engine Specification

EmissionNorm Compliance BS VI

Pros

  • Design.
  • Interior fit and finish.
  • Feature loaded.

Cons

  • Under thigh support
  • Not Great on Comfort
  • No 6 airbags option with only diesel variants

Could be Better

  • Notchy gearshifts (MT).
  • Inconsistent ride quality.
  • Top-end trims are expensive.

Mileage 16.5 Kmpl – 21 Kmpl
Engine Displacement 1353 cc /1497 cc
Transmission Manual, Clutchless Manual, Automatic(TC), Automatic (CVT) &Automatic(Dual Clutch)
Fuel Type Petrol / Diesel
Boot Space 433 Liters
Power Windows Front and Rear
Airbags        Driver and Passenger
ABS Yes
Central Locking Yes
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 Liters
Ground Clearance 190 mm
Dimensions(L*W*H) 4315*1800*1620 mm^3
Max Torque (250Nm@1500-4500 rpm)
Max Power (113.4bhp@6300 rpm)
Power steering Yes
Low fuel warning lamp Yes
Parking Sensors (Rear) Yes
Tachometer Yes
Dual Trip Meter Yes
Anti-Theft System Yes
Seating Capacity 5
Rear Ac Ducts Yes

Ex-Showroom Prices

Variant Ex-showroom Price Specification
Petrol Variants
Seltos HTE 1.5 ₹ 9.95 Lakh 1497 cc, Petrol, Manual, 16.5 kmpl
Seltos HTK Plus 1.5 iMT ₹ 12.19 Lakh 1497 cc, Petrol, Clutchless Manual, 16.5 kmpl
Seltos HTX CVT 1.5 ₹ 14.65 Lakh 1497 cc, Petrol, Automatic (CVT), 16.8 kmpl
Seltos GTX Plus 1.4 Dual Tone ₹ 16.84 Lakh 1353 cc, Petrol, Manual, 16.1 kmpl
Seltos GTX Plus DCT 1.4 Dual Tone ₹ 17.63 Lakh 1353 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Dual Clutch), 16.5 kmpl
Diesel Variants
Seltos HTE 1.5 Diesel ₹ 10.45 Lakh 1493 cc, Diesel, Manual, 21 kmpl
Seltos HTK 1.5 Diesel ₹ 11.79 Lakh 1493 cc, Diesel, Manual, 21 kmpl
Seltos HTK Plus AT 1.5 Diesel ₹ 13.95 Lakh 1493 cc, Diesel, Automatic (Torque Converter), 18 kmpl
Seltos HTX 1.5 Diesel ₹ 14.75 Lakh 1493 cc, Diesel, Manual, 21 kmpl
Seltos HTX Plus 1.5 Diesel Dual Tone ₹ 15.98 Lakh 1493 cc, Diesel, Manual, 21 kmpl
Seltos GTX Plus AT 1.5 Diesel Dual Tone ₹ 17.84 Lakh 1493 cc, Diesel, Automatic (TC), 18 kmpl

4. Hyundai i20

Hyundai i20
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The Hyundai i20 has entered its third generation for the Indian car market. The most eye-catching detail of the new Hyundai i20 is its exterior design which has taken a sporty route and as a result, you get this sharp-looking hatchback.

The Hyundai i20 comes with three engine options: 1.2-liter petrol developing up to 88PS/114Nm, a 120PS/172Nm 1.0-litre turbo-petrol, and a 100PS/240Nm 1.5-litre diesel. Transmission options include a 5-speed MT and a CVT for the naturally aspirated petrol, a 6-speed iMT clutchless manual and a 7-speed DCT for the turbo-petrol, and a sole 6-speed MT for the diesel unit. Safety features include six airbags, rear parking sensors, and electronic stability control.

The Hyundai i20 is a rival for the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Honda Jazz, Tata Altroz, and the Toyota Glanza.

Engine Specification

EmissionNorm Compliance BS VI Pros

  • Striking exterior styling grabs attention.
  • Spacious and feature-loaded cabin. Powerful 120 PS turbo petrol.
  • Remains feature-loaded, including safety aids.
  • Powertrain choices across a long list of trims.

Cons

  • Styling might be too loud for some consumers.
  • We expected the diesel-auto with this upgrade.
  • To-end trims might be expensive for some.

Could be Better

  • Has gotten expensive.
  • Material quality inside the cabin could’ve been better.
Mileage 19.65 /25.2 kmpl
Engine Displacement 998 /1493 cc
Transmission Manual, Automatic (CVT), Clutchless Manual & Automatic (Dual Clutch)
Fuel Type Petrol / Diesel
Boot Space 311 Liters
Power Windows Front and Rear
Airbags Driver, Passenger, and Side Front
ABS Yes
Central Locking Yes
Fuel Tank Capacity 37 Liters
Ground Clearance 170 mm
Dimensions(L*W*H) 3995*1775*1505 mm^3
Max Torque 171.62nm@1500-4000rpm
Max Power 118.36bhp@6000rpm
Power steering Yes
Low fuel warning lamp Yes
Parking Sensors (Rear) Yes
Tachometer Yes
Body Type Hatchback
Anti-Theft System Yes
Seating Capacity 5
Rear Ac Ducts Yes

Ex-Showroom Prices

Variants Ex-showroom Price Specification
Petrol Variants
i20 Magna 1.2 MT ₹ 6.85 Lakh 1197 cc, Petrol, Manual, 20.35 kmpl
i20 Sportz 1.2 MT Dual Tone ₹ 7.84 Lakh 1197 cc, Petrol, Manual, 20.35 kmpl
i20 Asta 1.2 MT Dual Tone ₹ 8.95 Lakh 1197 cc, Petrol, Manual, 20.35 kmpl
i20 Asta 1.2 IVT ₹ 9.81 Lakh 1197 cc, Petrol, Automatic (CVT), 19.65 k
i20 Asta (O) 1.0 Turbo DCT Dual Tone ₹ 11.35 Lakh 998 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Dual Clutch), 20.25kmpl
Diesel Variants
   
i20 Magna 1.5 MT Diesel ₹ 8.21 Lakh 1493 cc, Diesel, Manual, 25.2 kmpl
i20 Sportz 1.5 MT Diesel ₹ 9.02 Lakh 1493 cc, Diesel, Manual, 25.2 kmpl
i20 Sportz 1.5 MT Diesel Dual Tone ₹ 9.17 Lakh 1493 cc, Diesel, Manual, 25.2 kmpl
i20 Asta (O) 1.5 MT Diesel ₹ 10.62 Lakh 1493 cc, Diesel, Manual, 25.2 kmpl
i20 Asta (O) 1.5 MT Diesel Dual Tone ₹ 10.77 Lakh 1493 cc, Diesel, Manual, 25.2 kmpl

5. Maruti Suzuki Baleno

Maruti Suzuki Baleno
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The Baleno is Maruti Suzuki’s largest hatchback. The Baleno was introduced in India on 24 October 2015. Slots above the Swift, the hatchback was built to maximize interior space while retaining Indian tax benefit for vehicles with length dimensions under 4 meters. The Baleno is a premium offering by Maruti Suzuki. upgrade earlier in 2019, the Maruti Baleno petrol engines have also been upgraded to BS6 spec. The Baleno is powered by a 1.2-liter petrol engine that generates 84PS @ 6000rpm and 115Nm of torque @ 4000 rpm.

The engine gets a five-speed manual as standard, while the petrol offers a CVT option.  Maruti Suzuki Balenonly the premium hatchback segment leader in Inand one of the country’s largest-selling vehicle entries.

Engine Specification

EmissionNorm Compliance BS VI

Pros

  • Great value for money
  • Spacious cabin
  • Good engine performance

Cons

  • Could have been more rear passenger-centric: Misses out on side and curtain airbags, rear AC vents, and rear armrest.
  • Numb steering

Could be Better

  • Stiff low-speed ride
  • Fit and finish not the best
  • Dated styling
Mileage 19.65 /23.87 kmpl
Engine Displacement 1197 cc
Transmission Manual & Automatic (CVT)
Fuel Type Petrol
Boot Space 339 Liters
Power Windows Front and Rear
Airbags Driver and Passenger airbag
ABS Yes
Central Locking Yes
Fuel Tank Capacity 37 Liters
Ground Clearance 170 mm
Dimensions(L*W*H) 3995*1745*1505 mm^3
Max Torque 113nm@4200rpm
Max Power 82bhp@6000rpm
Power steering Yes
Top Speed (kmph) 180 Kmph
Low fuel warning lamp Yes
Wheel Base (mm) 2520
Parking Sensors (Rear) Yes
Tachometer NO
Body Type Hatchback
Anti-Theft System Yes
Seating Capacity 5
Instrument Cluster Analog – Digital

Ex-Showroom Prices

Variants Ex-showroom Price Specification
Petrol Variants
Baleno Sigma ₹ 5.96 Lakh 1197 cc, Petrol, Manual, 21.01 kmpl
Baleno Delta Dualjet ₹ 7.56 Lakh 1197 cc, Petrol, Manual, 23.87 kmpl
Baleno Delta Automatic ₹ 7.88 Lakh 1197 cc, Petrol, Automatic (CVT), 19.56 k
Baleno Zeta Dualjet ₹ 8.19 Lakh 1197 cc, Petrol, Manual, 23.87 kmpl
Baleno Alpha Automatic ₹ 9.25 Lakh 1197 cc, Petrol, Automatic (CVT), 19.56 k

6. Hyundai Creta

Hyundai Creta
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The Hyundai Creta is the most successful car in the segment since it was launched in 2015. The Hyundai Creta has now entered its subsequent age and was exhibited at the 2020 Auto Expo. The Creta is the most important car to Hyundai. The Creta is powered by a 1.4L U2 CRDi diesel engine producing a maximum power of 90ps and a peak torque of 220Nm, while the petrol engine is powered by a 1.6L CRDi motor producing 122Ps of power and a peak torque of 151Nm. Automatic+Diesel- which is powered by a 1.6L CRDi diesel motor and produces a power of 127Ps with a peak torque of 259Nm.

The more powerful petrol engine is paired with a single transmission option, a 7-speed dual-clutch (DCT). A CVT gearbox is available with the petrol engine, while a 6-speed torque converter is offered with the diesel. As standard, the Creta comes with a 6-speed manual gearbox.

Its pricing starts from Rs 9.99 lakh to Rs 17.67 lakh.

Engine Specification

EmissionNorm Compliance BS VI

Pros

  • Powerful and Refined Engines
  • Offers a sweeping set-up of associated highlights.
  • Comfortable and quiet cabin.

Cons

  • Automatic transmission is limited to the top two variants.
  • Needed more soft-touch materials instead of hard plastics.
  • Rear Seat Space
  • No Manual With 1.4-L Turbo Engine

  Could be Better

  • The radical design might not be to everyone’s liking
  • Certain key features only offered with top-spec trims
  • Have gotten slightly expensive over the older model
Mileage 17 /21 kmpl
Engine Displacement 1353 to 1493 cc
Transmission Manual, Automatic (CVT), Automatic (Torque Converter) & Automatic (Dual Clutch)
Fuel Type Petrol / Diesel
Boot Space 433 Liters
Power Windows Front and Rear
Airbags Driver, Passenger, and Side Front
ABS Yes
Central Locking Yes
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 Liters
Ground Clearance 190 mm
Dimensions(L*W*H) 4300*1790*1620-1635 mm^3
Max Torque 242.2nm@1500-3200rpm
Max Power 138.08bhp@6000rpm
Power steering Yes
Low fuel warning lamp Yes
Parking Sensors (Rear) Yes
Tachometer Yes
Body Type SUV
Anti-Theft System Yes
Seating Capacity 5
Rear Ac Ducts Yes

Ex-Showroom Prices

Variants Ex-showroom Price Specification
Petrol Variants
Creta E 1.5 Petrol ₹ 9.99 Lakh 1497 cc, Petrol, Manual, 17 kmpl
Creta S 1.5 Petrol ₹ 12.19 Lakh 1497 cc, Petrol, Manual, 17 kmpl
Creta SX 1.5 Petrol CVT ₹ 15.41 Lakh 1497 cc, Petrol, Automatic (CVT), 17 kmpl
Creta SX 1.4 Turbo 7 DCT DT ₹ 16.64 Lakh 1353 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Dual Clutch), 17 kmpl
Creta SX (O) 1.4 Turbo 7 DCT Dual Tone ₹ 17.68 Lakh 1353 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Dual Clutch),
Diesel Variants
   
Creta E 1.5 Diesel ₹ 10.51 Lakh 1493 cc, Diesel, Manual, 21 kmpl
Creta EX 1.5 Diesel ₹ 11.91 Lakh 1493 cc, Diesel, Manual, 21 kmpl
Creta SX 1.5 Diesel ₹ 14.93 Lakh 1493 cc, Diesel, Manual, 21 kmpl
Creta SX (O) 1.5 Diesel ₹ 16.22 Lakh 1493 cc, Diesel, Manual, 21 kmpl
Creta SX (O) 1.5 Diesel Automatic ₹ 17.63 Lakh 1493 cc, Diesel, Automatic (Torque Converter)

7. Toyota Urban Cruiser

Toyota Urban Cruiser
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The Japanese car giant (Toyota) has launched its first compact SUV with the name of the Urban Cruiser on September 23, 2020. Urban Cruiser is as of now accessible in Petrol motor. The 1462 cc Petrol motor creates a force of 103.26bhp@6000rpm and a force of 138nm@4400rpm. Toyota Urban Cruiser is accessible in both Manual and Automatic transmission. It is powered by a 1.5-liter, four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 103bhp and 138Nm of torque. This engine comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission and a four-speed automatic unit. All automatic variants receive an advanced lithium-ion battery and an integrated starter generator. The manual variant returns a fuel efficiency figure of 17.03kmpl, while the automatic variant has a fuel efficiency figure of 18.76kmpl.

The kerb weight of the Urban cruiser is 1135-1150 Kg. In arrangements, Toyota Urban Cruiser has a component of 3995 mm long, 1790 mm in width, and 1640 mm^3 mm in tallness.

Engine Specification

EmissionNorm Compliance BS VI

Pros

  • A decently spacious and well-built cabin
  • Toyota is providing 3 years or 1 lakh km warranty on the Urban Cruiser.

Cons

  • Lack of features
  • No Diesel Engine
  • Looks the same as Maruti Brezza

  Could be Better

  • No diesel engine option available
  • Not as feature-loaded as rivals
Mileage 17 .03 to 18.76 21 kmpl
Engine Displacement 1462 cc
Transmission Manual & Automatic (Torque Converter)
Fuel Type Petrol
Boot Space 328 Liters
Power Windows Front and Rear
Airbags Driver, Passenger, and Side Front
ABS Yes
Central Locking Yes
Fuel Tank Capacity 48 Liters
Ground Clearance 198 mm
Dimensions(L*W*H) 3995*1790*1640 mm^3
Max Torque 138nm@4400rpm
Max Power 103.26 bhp@6000rpm
Power steering Yes
Low fuel warning lamp Yes
Parking Sensors (Rear) Yes
Tachometer Yes
Body Type SUV
Anti-Theft System Yes
Seating Capacity 5
Rear Ac Ducts Yes

Ex-Showroom Prices

Variants Ex-showroom Price Specification
Petrol Variants
Urban Cruiser Mid-Grade MT ₹ 8.50 Lakh 1462 cc, Petrol, Manual, 17.03 kmpl
Urban Cruiser High-Grade MT ₹ 9.25 Lakh 1462 cc, Petrol, Manual, 17.03 kmpl
Urban Cruiser Premium Grade MT ₹ 9.86 Lakh 1462 cc, Petrol, Manual, 17.03 kmpl
Urban Cruiser Mid-Grade AT ₹ 9.91 Lakh 1462 cc, Petrol, Automatic (TC)18.76kmpl
Urban Cruiser High Grade AT ₹ 10.76 Lakh 1462 cc, Petrol, Automatic (TC)18.76kmpl
Urban Cruiser Premium Grade AT ₹ 11.36 Lakh 1462 cc, Petrol, Automatic (TC)18.76kmpl

8. KIA Sonet

KIA Sonet
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The South Korean automobile manufacturer (KIA) has launched SONET in India (2, a is a subcompact SUV offering a seating capacity of five. It comes with a new brand logo and has also rejigged the existing mid-spec variants with new features and updates. The powertrain options are 83PS 1.2-liter petrol, a 120PS 1.0-liter turbo petrol, and a 1.5-liter diesel engine in 100PS (MT) and 115PS (AT) states of tune. Automatic transmission options are only available for the 1.5-liter diesel and 1.0-liter turbo-petrol engines, with the diesel option utilizing a proper 6-speed torque converter, unlike its rivals which come with an AMT. Fuel efficiency figures are rated at 18.4kmpl(1.2-litre petrol MT), 18.2/18.3kmpl(1.0-litre turbo-petrol MT/DCT), and 24.1/19kmpl(1.5-litre diesel MT/AT).

Kia Sonet price starts at ₹ 6.79 Lakh and goes upto ₹ 13.35 Lakh. The price of the Petrol version ranges between ₹ 6.79 Lakh – ₹ 13.09 Lakh and the price of the Diesel version ranges between ₹ 8.35 Lakh – ₹ 13.35 Lakh.

The Kia Sonet Competitors are  Nissan MagniteHyundai VenueToyota Urban CruiserHonda WR-V, Ford EcoSportTata NexonMahindra XUV300, and the Renault Kiger.

Engine Specification

EmissionNorm Compliance BS VI

Pros

  • Frugal and Diversified Powertrains.
  • Good Boot Space and Ground Clearance
  • this is the best-looking Compact SUV
  • The top safety package includes 6 airbags, ESP, HSA, TPMS, etc.

Cons

  • More expensive than its competitors
  • The rear seat legroom is just adequate

  Could be Better

  • The second-row seat isn’t spacious.
  • Certain key features are only offered with top-spec trims.
Mileage 18.2 – 24.1 kmpl
Engine Displacement 998 to 1498 cc
Transmission Manual, Clutchless Manual, Automatic (Dual Clutch) & Automatic (Torque Converter)
Fuel Type Petrol / Diesel
Boot Space 392 Liters
Power Windows Front and Rear
Airbags              Driver and Passenger
ABS Yes
Central Locking Yes
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 Liters
Ground Clearance 211 mm
Dimensions(L*W*H) 3995*1790*1647 mm^3
Max Torque 250 nm@1500- 2750rpm
Max Power 118bhp@6000rpm
Power steering Yes
Low fuel warning lamp Yes
Parking Sensors (Rear) Yes
Tachometer Yes
Body Type SUV
Anti-Theft System Yes
Seating Capacity 5
Rear Ac Ducts Yes

Ex-Showroom Prices

Variants Ex-showroom Price Specification
Petrol Variants
Sonet HTE 1.2 ₹ 6.79 Lakh 1197 cc, Petrol, Manual, 18.4 kmpl
Sonet HTK Plus 1.0 iMT ₹ 9.79 Lakh 998 cc, Petrol, Clutchless Manual, 18.2 k
Sonet HTX 1.0 DCT ₹ 10.99 Lakh 998 cc, Petrol, Automatic (DC),18.2kmpl
Sonet HTK Plus TURBO 1.0 iMT Dual Tone ₹ 11.76 Lakh 998 cc, Petrol, Clutchless Manual, 18.2 kmpl
Sonet GTX Plus TURBO 1.0 DCT Dual Tone ₹ 13.09 Lakh 998 cc, Petrol, Automatic (DC),18.3kmpl
Diesel Variants
   
Sonet HTE 1.5 ₹ 8.35 Lakh 1493 cc, Diesel, Manual, 24.1 kmpl
Sonet HTK Plus 1.5 ₹ 9.89 Lakh 1493 cc, Diesel, Manual, 24.1 kmpl
Sonet HTX 1.5 AT ₹ 11.29 Lakh 1493 cc, Diesel, Automatic (TC),24.1 kmpl
Sonet HTX Plus 1.5 ₹ 11.99 Lakh 1493 cc, Diesel, Manual, 24.1 kmpl
Sonet GTX Plus 1.5 AT ₹ 13.25 Lakh 1493 cc, Diesel, Automatic (TC),19kmpl

9. MAHINDRA XUV 300

MAHINDRA XUV 300
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Mahindra is serious about the success of its products in India. The Mahindra XUV300 debuts many class-first highlights yet it is likewise among the pricier reduced SUVs. It is accessible with petrol and diesel motor alternatives with standard-fit 6-speed manual transmissions. It gets both petrol and diesel engines. While the 1.2-liter turbo-petrol engine is good for 110PS/200Nm, the 1.5-liter diesel produces 117PS/300Nm. Both engines can be teamed with either a 6-speed MT or a 6-speed AMT gearbox. The 1197 cc Petrol engine generates a power of 108.6bhp@5000rpm and torque of 200Nm@2000-3500rpm. The 1497 cc Diesel engine generates a power of 115bhp@3750rpm and torque of 300Nm@1500-2500rpm. In terms of safety, it is equipped with front parking sensors, multiple airbags, a reverse camera with guidelines, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child seat anchors, and corner braking control.

The price of Mahindra XUV300 starts at Rs. 7.95 Lakh and goes upto Rs. 13.09 Lakh. The Mahindra XUV300 rivals the Hyundai VenueTata NexonFord EcoSport, and the Renault Kiger.

Engine Specification

Emission Norm Compliance BS VI

Pros

  • Powerful diesel engine
  • Premium, Well-Built, and a Comfortable Cabin
  • Mahindra XUV300 supreme high-speed stability

Cons

  • Boot Space is very low.
  • The rear AC Vents, wireless charging, telescopic adjustment, rare parcel tray is absent, even the top variant is offered as an optional add-on.
  • Interior design is available in only Beige color

Could be Better

  • The top-end variant is pricey.
  • Interior fit and finish not the best.
Mileage 17 – 20 kmpl
Engine Displacement 1197 to 1497 cc
Transmission           Manual & AMT
Fuel Type Petrol / Diesel
Boot Space 259 Liters
Power Windows Front and Rear
Airbags     Driver, Passenger and side front
ABS Yes
Central Locking Yes
Fuel Tank Capacity 42 Liters
Ground Clearance 180 mm
Dimensions(L*W*H) 3995*1821*1627 mm^3
Max Torque 300Nm@1500-2500rpm
Max Power 115bhp@3750rpm
Power steering Yes
Low fuel warning lamp Yes
Parking Sensors (Rear) Yes
Tachometer Yes
Body Type SUV
Anti-Theft System Yes
Seating Capacity 5
Rear Ac Ducts Yes

Ex-Showroom Prices

Variants Ex-showroom Price Specification
Petrol Variants
XUV300 1.2 W4 ₹ 7.96 Lakh 1197 cc, Petrol, Manual, 17 kmpl
XUV300 1.2 W6 AMT ₹ 10.25 Lakh 1197 cc, Petrol, AMT, 17 kmpl
XUV300 1.2 W8 (O) ₹ 11.47 Lakh 1197 cc, Petrol, Manual, 17 kmpl
XUV300 1.2 W8 (O) AMT ₹ 12.13 Lakh 1197 cc, Petrol, AMT, 17 kmpl
XUV300 1.2 W8 (O) AMT Dual Tone ₹ 12.28 Lakh 1197 cc, Petrol, AMT, 17 kmpl
Diesel Variants
XUV300 1.5 W4 ₹ 8.97 Lakh 1497 cc, Diesel, Manual, 20 kmpl
XUV300 1.5 W6 AMT ₹ 10.95 Lakh 1497 cc, Diesel, AMT 20 kmpl
XUV300 1.5 W8 ₹ 11.50 Lakh 1497 cc, Diesel, Manual, 20 kmpl
XUV300 1.5 W8(O) Dual Tone ₹ 12.42 Lakh 1497 cc, Diesel, Manual, 20 kmpl
XUV300 1.5 W8 (O) AMT Dual Tone ₹ 13.09 Lakh 1497 cc, Diesel, AMT,20 kmpl

So, these are the best cars under 15 lakh in India which you can get in 2021. Of course, there are many more that can be added to the list and some are yet to be released. In the next blog, we will come again with some cars under a 10 lakh budget.

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