In India, car buyers are slowly moving towards the petrol engine, ditching the diesel counterparts. The surge in the cost of diesel car post-BS-VI implementation, the inching gap between fuel prices, and taxation on hybrid technology have abridged the popularity of diesel models.
If you are planning to purchase a petrol car but finding it hard to choose the one that suits your needs better, fret not. We’ll give you the list of the best petrol cars in India under 6 Lakh. Please take a look at it.
1. Maruti Suzuki Alto
The Maruti Suzuki Alto is now made available with a renewed set of styling and feature upgrades. Moreover, the manufacturer states that the new Alto meets the ‘End of Life Vehicles’ (ELV) requirements, which means that the car is now 95% recoverable and 85% recyclable.
On the engine and gearbox front, Maruti Suzuki Alto will be offered with the same 796cc petrol engine developing 48bhp and 69Nm of torque. But the hatchback comes with a new BSVI compliant engine and set of latest standard safety features such as – reverse parking sensor, airbag, ABS, EBD, speed alert system, and seat belt reminder.
Ex-Showroom Price: Rs. 2.94 – 4.36 Lakhs
2. Renault Kwid
Renault Kwid is a global car made from scratch. With its SUV inspired styling and a modern look, the hatchback strikes a quick rapport with both the young as well as the matured audience. This budget hatchback claims to offer the best-in-class mileage of 25.17 kmpl.
Engine options for the Kwid facelift comprise a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol motor and a 0.8-litre, three-cylinder petrol motor. Transmission options come with a 5-speed manual gearbox and also an AMT unit. The dual airbags, ABS, EBD, speed alert system, seatbelt reminder, and reverse parking sensors are some of its safety features.
Ex-Showroom Price: Rs. 2.9 – 4.99 Lakhs
3. Tata Tiago
Tata Tiago is Tata’s newest entry into the compact car segment, which provides a well-engineered, modern-day package to the Indian drivers. The manufacturer has done well by making this variant look noticeably different than the Indica while retaining its inheritance.
The model receives the 1.2-litre three-cylinder Revotron engine that produces 84bhp of power at 6000rpm and 114Nm of torque. This engine powers the front wheels through a 5-speed manual gearbox. The petrol variant also gets both the Eco and City driving modes. We can expect Tata to offer an AMT gearbox soon.
Ex-Showroom Price: Rs. 4.62 Lakh
4. Hyundai Elite i20
Hyundai Elite i20 is one of the premium hatchbacks from the Korean car manufacturer. The car is feature-rich from both inside and out, which has become a norm for all Hyundai cars today. With the stunning looks, tweaked interiors, and enhanced riding dynamics, the Elite i20 appears fully prepared to take all head-on.
The petrol car comes with a four-cylinder 1.2-litre Kappa engine, which develops 83bhp and 113Nm power and mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. As an alternative for the 1.4-litre automatic, Hyundai adds a CVT to the 1.2-litre mill, which makes the petrol-automatic competent as well as affordable.
Ex-Showroom Price: Rs. 5.6 Lakh
5. Maruti Suzuki Swift
Modern era Maruti Suzuki Swift with its third major update competes with the likes of the Hyundai Grandi10, Ford Figo, Nissan Micra, Hyundai Xcent, Honda Amaze, and the Ford Aspire. The all-new Swift that has been built ground-up still carries forward the design identity that has made it popular in the Indian Market.
Under the hood is the four-cylinder 1.2-litre petrol engine producing 83/115Nm. Now, the car also gets an automatic transmission across the range. ABS, EBD and front airbag are made standard on all variants.
Ex-Showroom Price: Rs. 5.14 Lakh
6. Honda Amaze
Amaze, the first-ever compact sedan by Honda has created a space for itself in an extremely competitive segment. Built on a new platform, the car has entirely ditched its Brio-connection and now turned to the City for design inspiration. Honda Amaze is known for its spacious cabin that is undoubtedly going to continue with the latest platform as well.
The new Amaze is powered by the existing set of proven powertrain – the 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine. A 5-speed manual and a CVT gearbox are offered with this unit. ABS, EBD, and dual front airbags are standard now as it has become a common norm in this compact sedan segment.
Ex-Showroom Price: Rs. 5.95 Lakh