Here is the list of best petrol cars under 10 lakh in India – price, specifications, mileage and details
Petrol powered cars are back in demand, thanks to the narrow price difference between petrol and diesel and advancement in technology that has made gasoline engines more fuel efficient. Besides, the alarming pollution levels have turned the heat on diesel vehicles and hence sales of petrol cars have surged in the recent past. If you are planning to buy a new petrol car we bring you best petrol cars under 10 lakh that you could consider.
1. Tata Tiago
The entry level hatchback from Tata Motors is not only aesthetically more appealing compared to the mundane Tata cars like Indica etc, but it also gets better features and new engines that make it a complete package. Available in both petrol and diesel options, Tiago gets a standard manual transmission with optional AMT unit on select variants.
Power source on the petrol unit is the 1.2-litre Revotron engine with maximum power of 84bhp and claimed mileage of 23.8kmpl. In terms of features, it gets multi-rive modes, dual airbags on select trims, power windows, speed dependent auto door lock, infotainment system by Harman and rear parking sensors among others.
Price: Rs 3.51 lakh to Rs 5.75 lakh
Enigne: 1.2L Revotron petrol
Hyundai launched its B segment hatchback in 2013 and received a mid-life facelift recently which primarily included aesthetic changes and a new 1.2-litre oil burner. The petrol Grand i10 comes with a 1.2-litre Kappa Dual VTVT engine with 81bhp of power and 114Nm torque. Transmission choices include a 5-speed manual unit along with a 4-speed automatic transmission.
The new Grand i10 comes with additional features such as a new 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Mirror Link and voice recognition etc. With a bunch of new features and slightly changed exterior, Hyundai Grand i10 is among the best petrol cars under 10 lakh in India.
Price: Rs 4.93 lakh to Rs 7.04 lakh
Engine: 1.2L Kappa petrol
India’s most popular hatchback, Maruti Swift entered its third generation early this year. Launched at the Auto Expo 2018, the Swift is certainly one of the best petrol cars under Rs 10 lakh in the country. In terms of design and features, the new-gen model is a lot better product than the old one. Major change has been made to its chassis. The hatchback’s new model uses lightweight HEARTECT platform that makes it more fuel efficient and better to drive machine.
While the width, height and wheelbase of the new Swift have been increased, its length has been reduced by 10mm. Besides copious aesthetic and feature updates, the new Swift receives an optional AGS gearbox. However, the engine setup remains unchanged. The petrol version of the car is propelled by the same 1.2-litre K-Series engine that’s good for 83bhp and 115Nm of torque. It delivers a fuel economy of 22kmpl.
Price: Rs 4.99 lakh to Rs 7.76 lakh
Engine: 1.2L K-Series
Hyundai Elite i20 has recently received a mid-life update with minor aesthetic and feature changes. Based on the company’s new design theme, the Elite i20 facelift gets new ‘Cascade’ tyre grille, Elantra-inspired headlamps, revised bumpers and fog lamps, new alloy wheels and new LED taillights. Inside, there is a new, larger 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity.
The premium hatchback comes with both petrol and diesel powertrains. The petrol version of the vehicle derives its power from the 1.2-litre, Kappa VTVT engine that’s good for 81.83bhp and 114.7Nm of torque. Currently, the Elite i20 petrol is available with a 5-speed manual gearbox. In terms of mileage, the petrol model returns 18.6kmpl which is not as impressive as its diesel version at 22.54kmpl.
Price: Rs 5.43 lakh to Rs 8.25 lakh
Engine: 1.2L Kappa VTVT
Maruti Baleno is one of the top-selling models in Maruti’s premium range that attracts a long waiting period. Powered by Maruti’s tried and tested 1.2-litre K-Series petrol unit, Baleno returns impressive fuel economy even in petrol guise. In terms of power, the engine puts out 83.1bhp along with 115Nm torque.
As for the transmission options, it gets a conventional 5-speed manual gearbox and a CVT. The well-equipped hatchback packs in a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, navigation system, steering mounted audio & calling controls, dual front airbags, ABS with EBD etc.
Price: Rs 5.50 lakh to Rs 8.59 lakh
Engine: 1.2L K-Series
6. Ford Figo
The next in our list of the best petrol cars under Rs 10 lakh is the Ford Figo. The hatchback is up for a facelift sometime soon and while the current model is quite popular among customers, it is expected to get better with new updates. Sharing its design bits with Aspire, the Figo comes with a host of several segment-first features such as six airbags, dual-clutch automatic transmission and the most powerful engine. It’s also one of the most feature-loaded cars in its segment.
The hatchback also shares its engine lineup with the Aspire sedan. While diesel variants make use of a 1.5-litre TDCi engine with a 5-speed gearbox, the petrol models are available with two petrol powertrains – a 1.2-litre TiVCT and 1.5-litre TiVCT with a 6-speed dual-clutch gearbox. The 1.2L gasoline unit is good for 99bhp, and the 1.5L motor delivers 110bhp.
Price: Rs 5.61 lakh to Rs 8.24 lakh
Engine: 1.2L TiVCT & 1.5L TiVCT
The third-generation Dzire comes with copious cosmetic changes, though it retains the engines from the previous model. That said, the petrol Dzire continues deriving power from company’s 1.2-litre K-Series engine and puts out 82bhp against 113Nm torque.
Built on the new underpinnings, the new Dzire is slightly more frugal and returns ARAI rated fuel economy of 22km/l. With a raft of features inside and an AMT unit on the line-up, save for base trims, the petrol Dzire is easily one of the best petrol cars under 10 lakhs.
Price: Rs 5.6 lakh to Rs 8.47 lakh
Engine: 1.2L K-Series
8. Honda Amaze
This is undoubtedly one of the finest petrol powered entry-level sedans currently on sale in India. The new model is based on an all-new platform, which is stiffer and safer. The new Amaze gets modern styling, feature-loaded cabin and a big boot. Moreover, the cabin offers segment-leading space for both front and rear occupants. The sedan gets a new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
The new Honda Amaze is powered by the same tried & tested 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine that produces 89bhp of power and 110Nm of torque. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual and a CVT automatic unit.
Price – Rs 5.81 lakh – Rs 8.11 lakh
Engine – 1.2L i-VTEC Petrol
Mileage – 19.5kmpl (MT) & 19kmpl (AT)
It is basically the Figo based cross-hatchback, which comes with more aggressive design. The Ford Freestyle sports crossover-like exterior elements including a new grille, more pronounced bonnet, skid plates, new alloys and blacked-out headlamps. Adding to it, the cross-hatch gets metallic roof rails, new body cladding and bigger 15-inch wheels.
This cross-hatch is powered by a new 1.2-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine that produces segment-leading 96bhp of power and 120Nm of torque. Power is transmitted to the front wheels via a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Price – Rs 5.23 lakh – Rs 7.03 lakh
Engine – 1.2-litre 3-cylinder petrol
Mileage – 19kmpl
10. Tata Nexon
There is no denying that the Tata Nexon has taken the Indian automobile industry by a storm. Favoured for its unique design, feature-packed interior and highly-efficient engines, the Nexon recently crossed production milestone of 25,000 units. The average per customer monthly sales of the SUV is around 4,000 to 5,000 units. Based on Tata’s first-generation IMPACT design language, the SUV comes with several segment-first features such as floating dashtop HD touchscreen, multi-drive modes, grand central console with sliding tambour door mechanism and Harman sourced infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
The subcompact SUV is available with both petrol and diesel engine options. While the petrol variants derive power from a 1.2-litre Revotron unit, the diesel version comes with a 1.5-litre Revotorq unit. The gasoline motor dishes out a maximum power of 108bhp at 5,000rpm and a peak torque of 170Nm at 2,000rpm-4,000rpm. Paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox, the SUV promises fuel economy of 17.88kmpl.
Price: Rs 6.27 lakh to Rs 9.79 lakh
Engine: 1.2L Revotron
11. Ford EcoSport
Ford’s subcompact SUV, EcoSport is surely one of the best petrol cars under Rs 10 lakh in India. The compact SUV received its first facelift in November, 2017. The updated model of the vehicle features new trapezoidal grille, revised headlamps with LED DRLs, larger alloys and new wheel cover. Other key updates include SYNC 3 infotainment system with an 8-inch floating touchscreen, new steering wheel with mounted controls and first-in-class adjustable cargo management.
Unlike its arch rival Maruti Vitara Brezza, which is available only in diesel version, EcoSport comes in both the fuel options in manual as well as diesel options. The petrol version in EcoSport carline is available in two options – 121bhp, 1.5-litre, three-cylinder Ti-VCT and 123bhp, 1.0-litre EcoBoost unit. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual and 6-speed auto box. Mileage figure of the new 1.5L and EcoBoost engines stand at 17kmpl and 18.9kmpl respectively.
Price: Rs 7.82 lakh to Rs 10.50 (Titanium MT) – (Rs 11.36 lakh for Titanium+ AT)
Engine: 1.0L EcoBoost & 1.5L Ti-VCT
Mileage: 17kmpl (1.5L) & 18.9kmpl (EcoBoost)