6 Affordable cars To Launch in India in 2020 under 5 lakhs

by Vivaan Khatri | 16/01/2020
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Most of the first-time car buyers will target at the under-5-lakh space. In 2020, the automobile market will see the launch of 6 vehicles under that price mark from Maruti, Hyundai, Tata and Renault.


The sub-5-lakh segment is the most common price range in the market. At the price of under 5 lakh, car buyers can get various options of entry-level hatchbacks. Currently, there are around 15 models competing at this price bracket from different car manufacturers from Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai to the less popular car brands like Tata, Datsun and Renault. Nevertheless, Maruti Suzuki is the absolute winner of this segment. The Indo-Japanese carmakers have several popular models slotted under the 5 price mark like Maruti Wagon R, Maruti Celerio, Maruti Alto or the recently-launched Maruti S-Presso. Some notable rivals to Maruti’s car are Hyundai Santro, Hyundai Grand Nios and Renault Kwid. Given the popularity of the sub-5-lakh segment, despite the current market slowdown, all car manufacturers will not hold back but keep on launching new models at this price range. IndianAuto will give you the complete list of the upcoming cars in India 2020 under 5 lakhs.

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1. Tata Tiago 2020

Tata Tiago is one of the best-selling cars in Tata’s line-up. It is also listed among the safest cars under 5 lakh in India. This year, the home-grown carmaker will launch the facelift version of the current Tiago. The upcoming facelift will see updates under the hood. It continues to employ the 1.2-litre petrol engine which will be mated to either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed automatic gearbox. The existing powertrain options will be updated to meet the new BSVI emission norm.  2020 Tata Tiago will make it to the 2020 Auto Expo. 

2020 tata tiago facelift

2020 Tata Tiago will get BSVI updates along with other exterior revisions

Currently, the Tata is on sale at the starting price of Rs 4.54 lakh. With new updates, the 2020 Tata Tiago will see a slight price rise of around Rs 20,000 to Rs 30,000, marking the price to approximately Rs 4.8 lakh.

Price: Rs 4.8 Lakh

Launch Date: January 22, 2020

2. Maruti XL5

At the Auto Expo 2020, the largest car manufacturer in India will send a slew of new vehicles to the motor show. Along with the participated Maruti Brezza, Maruti Suzuki will bring an all-new model Maruti XL5. The XL5 is positioned as the premium version of the Maruti Wagon R. Maruti XL5 is one of the most anticipated Upcoming Cars in India under 5 lakhs. Ahead of its first debut at the 2020 Auto Expo, the premium hatchback was caught on camera for a couple of times. As per the spy pictures, the all-new XL5 will get some premium exterior features like alloy wheels and LED lights. Apart from the presumed exterior features, the XL5 is likely to get automatic climate control, LED headlamps, and push-button start-stop.

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Maruti XL5 will be another hatchback from Maruti in the entry-level segment

Maruti XL5 is expected to be powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine which generates a maximum power of 83 PS and 113 Nm. This engine will come with either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed automatic gearbox. Maruti XL5 is expected to range from Rs 5 lakh to Rs. 6.5 lakh.

Price: Rs 5.0 Lakh

Launch Date: Early 2020

3. 2020 Maruti Ignis 

Launched in 2017, Maruti Ignis is due to get a mid-life facelift in this year. Recently, Maruti has dropped the official images of Maruti Ignis ahead of its launch. According to the revealed images, the Maruti Ignis will get a refreshed front avatar with a revised front bumper and an S-Presso-inspired grille. On the inside, the Maruti Ignis will gain some new features like new upholstery. Moreover, it is likely that Maruti Ignis will gain some new options on the colour palette.

maruti ignis 2020 front look

Maruti Ignis is going to get a facelift this year

About the engines, the Maruti Ignis is likely to be powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine which will be compliant with the new BSVI emission norms. The current price of the Maruti Ignis starts from Rs 4.74 lakh and goes upward to Rs 7.09 lakh. After receiving the facelift, the Maruti Ignis is expected to see a small price hike that might leave the price to around Rs 4.8 lakh.

Price: Rs 5.0 Lakh

Launch Date: Early 2020

4. 2020 Tata Tigor

Besides Tata Tiago, Tata is readying the updated Tigor to launch this year. 2020 Tata Tigor will be revised, cosmetically and mechanically. On the outside, the Tata’s designer will tune the appearance of the Tigor to comply with the Impact Design 2.0 philosophy. The updates on Tata Tigor 2020 also resembles the changes on the new Tata Tigor.

2020 tata tigor facelift rendered

2020 Tata Tigor will see a couple of cosmetic and mechanic updates 

Tata Tigor will retain the 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine but this time it will be reworked to meet the new BSVI norms. The revised powertrain is likely to produce a top power of 85 PS and a maximum torque of 114 Nm. Two options offered on the new Tata Tigor include a five-speed manual or a five-speed AMT transmission. The existing Tata Tigor is priced from Rs 5.64 lakh. Just like its hatchback counterparts, the sedan will get a tad costlier. However, the starting price of the new Tata Tigor will not exceed the 6 lakh mark. If you can stretch your budget for one more lakh, you can opt for this entry-level sedan instead of buying a hatchback by choosing the only sedan in our list of Upcoming Cars in India 2020 under 5 lakhs. 

Price: Rs 5.0 Lakh

Launch Date: January 22, 2020

5. Renault Triber AMT

Launched last year, Renault Triber quickly became a hot-selling model in the market. The Triber has gained popularity thanks to its unique position in the market. Known as the most affordable MPV in the market, the Renault Triber is priced as low as Rs 4.95 lakh. Initially, the Triber is available with only one powertrain option which is the combination of a 1.0-litre petrol engine and a 5-speed manual transmission. The engine is capable of making a maximum power of Rs 72 PS and a peak torque of 96 Nm. With the addition of automatic gearbox, it is expected that the price can go up to above 5 lakh mark. However, given that Renault will be competitive in terms of pricing, the automatic version of the Triber will not be distinctively more expensive than the manual variant.

renault triber front look

Renault Triber is going to get an AMT version this year

Price: Rs 5.0 Lakh

Launch Date: Early 2020 

6. Renault HBC

Renault HBC which is scheduled to launch this year will enter the sub-four-meter SUV segment. Targeted to become an affordable option in the segment, Renault HBC is expected to undercut other cars in the segment. The price range can start at as low as 5 lakh. Renault HBC will be the only SUV among these upcoming cars in India under 5 lakhs.

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Reanult HBC is possibly the only SUV to launch this year under 5 lakh 

As a way to keep the price in check, the HBC employs the same platform with the Triber. Since French carmaker is not offering any diesel option on its range, the Renault HBC will be available with a petrol engine only. It is likely that the HBC will get a BSVI-readying 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine which will put out an output of 100PS and 160Nm. This new model will be displayed at the Auto Expo 2020. The price of this vehicle is not decided yet, however, expect it to be undercut other cars in the segment, just like the Renault Triber. The price range could start at as low as Rs 5 lakh. 

Price: Rs 5.0 Lakh

Launch Date: Late 2020

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