Best 1600cc Cars In India

by Mohammed Burman | 24/10/2019
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Below is the list of four best 1600cc, or 1.6-litre, cars in India. Read about their specifications, features, etc.

India loves frugal cars. Small capacity engine with high fuel-economy figures are what Indian buyers love, and with good reason too. Rising fuel costs ensure that cars with larger, thirstier engines will hurt your pocket every time you visit a fuel-station. As such, the most popular cars in India are currently offering either a 1.0- or a 1.2-litre engine. There are, however, a few 1.6-litre, or 1600cc, cars that have also enjoyed good popularity in the Indian market. Here is a list of the best 1600cc cars in India.

Best 1600cc Cars In India

Hyundai Verna

  • Prices: INR 8.17 lakh - INR 14.07 lakh*

Featuring the South Korean auto manufacturer’s 'Fluidic' design language, Hyundai Verna won the Indian Car Of The Year (ICOTY) 2018 award. With a contemporary design and sharp lines, the current-gen Verna is not only one of the best 1600cc cars In India, but also one of the best-looking vehicles in the segment.

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Also Read - The Hyundai Verna 2018 India Review - A Thorough Walkthrough

The Hyundai Verna receives its power from a 1.6-litre gasoline burner and a 1.6 diesel unit. The former can produce 100 PS and 132 Nm, and is mated to a only 6-speed manual transmission. The latter can generate 128 PS and 259 Nm, and is offered with either a 6-speed MT or a 6-speed AT.

Volkswagen Vento

  • Prices: INR 8.76 lakh - INR 14.49 lakh*

Volkswagen Vento is among the first sedans to be put on sale by the German automakers in the Indian auto market. Based on the Volkswagen Polo, the Vento comes with with top-notch interior features and segment-leading German technologies. The vehicle has experienced slight updates over the years and still maintains its popularity with the upper middle class auto buyers in India.

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The Volkswagen Vento is offered with three motor options: a 105 PS 1.2-litre petrol, a 105 PS 1.6-litre petrol and a 110 PS 1.5-litre TDI diesel. The first two ones are coupled with a 7-speed DSG transmission and a 6-speed MT, respectively. The third one comes with both the transmission options. The Vento is one of the most powerful sedans in India.

Skoda Rapid

  • Prices: INR 6.99 lakh - INR 14.25 lakh

Essentially, the Skoda Rapid is a Volkswagen Vento with some design alterations. The latest-gen Rapid looks sportier while the Vento looks more elegant. Moreover, the Rapid also features black components like the grille, the headlamps and the alloy wheels. The interior bears a strong resemblance to the Vento.

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Also Read - Skoda Rapid 2018 Review India: First Drive Review

The Skoda Rapid is powered by a 1.6-litre MPI gasoline burner with 105 PS and 153 Nm, which is mated to a 5-speed MT/DCT and a 6-speed AT unit. Furthermore, Rapid can also be had with a 1.5-litre TDI which is good for 110 PS and 250 Nm and is coupled with a 5-speed MT/DCT and a 7-speed DSG.

Hyundai Creta

  • Prices: INR 9.99 lakh - INR 15.67 lakh*

The Hyundai Creta is among the most popular five-seater compact SUVs in the Indian auto market. The latest version of the Hyundai Creta is a major breakthrough over the previous one with many advanced features. The Creta has an appealing appearance and is packed with sufficient safety equipment.

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The Hyundai Creta is available with both 1.6-litre petrol and 1.6-litre diesel motors with 125 PS/155 Nm and 130 PS/265 Nm, respectively. Both of the engines are mated to a 6-speed MT and AT. The SUV is also powered by a 1.4-litre oil burner which can generate 91 PS/224 Nm and is paired with only a 6-speed MT unit.

Also Read - 2019 Hyundai Creta Test Drive Review

Above is a list four best 1.6-litre cars in India. Which one impresses you the most? Please let us know in the comment section below.

(* all prices ex-showroom, New Delhi)

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