From Renault Kwid to Maruti Wagon R, here are five of the most affordable BSVI-compliant vehicles that are on retail in India right now.
The Indian Automotive industry is going through a tough time right now. With BS6-compliance came price hikes, and the diminishing sales volumes plummeted. Not to mention the nation-wide lockdown, which made history recently, when automakers reported ‘zero’ sales last month for the first time ever. That said, if you’re looking for cheap personal transport, there are still a few options in the market that you can look at.
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Here, we have a list of the most affordable cars available in India right now, which are BS-VI compliant.
Renault Kwid is the most affordable car one can buy in India right now. It has two variants- a 0.8-litre version and a 1.0-litre version, both inline-3 units. Here, we’ll be focusing on the former. Its 799cc engine is capable of producing 54 PS and 72 Nm of maximum power and peak torque, respectively. A 5-speed manual comes as standard, while a 5-speed AMT is available as an optional accessory.
Price – Rs. 2.94 Lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
Maruti Alto is not just the most popular car in its segment, but the most popular car in India. Maruti’s after-sale support and brand value help it gain massive popularity in our country. The extremely affordable price tag and low running cost of the car are also big reasons for its popularity. The Alto is powered by a 796cc, 3-cylinder, petrol engine, which generates a maximum power of 48 PS and a peak torque of 69 Nm. There are two gearbox options here- a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT.
Japanese car brand Datsun hasn’t had much success in India. The company had introduced a few entry-level affordable family cars. The redi-Go is the most affordable of the lot, but it is yet to receive BSVI-compliance. The other hatchback offering from the company, the 'Go', is also brilliantly priced and extremely practical. Datsun Go is available with a 1.2-litre, inline-3, petrol engine that produces 68 PS of maximum power and 104 Nm of peak torque. A 5-speed manual comes standard, and a CVT automatic is also offered as an option.
Maruti Wagon R
Price – Rs. 4.45 Lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi)
Maruti Wagon R is one of the most spacious cars in its segment despite its small footprint, owing to its tallboy design. Maruti has also ensured that the WagonR is cheap to run and easy to maintain. There are two variants of the car- a 1.0-litre version and a 1.2-litre version. Of course, the smaller engine is the cheaper option of the two. The 998cc engine belts out 68 PS and 90 Nm of maximum power and peak torque, respectively. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT.
In January of this year, Tata updated the Tiago with a new face and BS6-compliance. The refreshed Tiago also dropped diesel engine from its range, becoming a petrol-powered car exclusively now. It gets a 1.2-litre, naturally aspirated, inline-3 engine. Peak power figure stands at 85 PS and maximum torque is a healthy 113 Nm. There is a 5-speed manual available as standard, with an optional 5-speed AMT offered on higher trims.