Cars are those loyal companion of us with whom we spend a crucial time of our daily life. They are the one who keep one's family assure while they leave home for workplace and also serves as a cosy commuter to get back home after an exhausted working day. And don't forget those thankful moments when they act as an medium to satisfy our craves for those exhilarating instances. However, there are some cars which a driving enthusiasts will love to admire but as we incipient them to act as an all-rounder for the long journey and weekend trips, they fall apart at average stage. Nonetheless, Indian market has so many good cars that offers an perfect equilibrium between both performance and convenience.
We have short listed 5 interesting cars which comes under the budget of Rs. 10 lakh and provides a great balance of required power and convenience for the weekend outings and long distance journeys.
Most successful Ford ever, the EcoSport carved a niche for itself and keeps going strong despite the competition. Available with a choice of three engines (two petrol and one diesel), it make a strong case for a practical car. It has huge ground clearance that lets you go over any surface without worries.
It has a huge boot that can swallow a baby elephant. Cherry on the cake is the car’s great dynamics that are equally suited for slow and high-speed driving conditions. It’s built like a tank and can take some serious beating. Ford’s improved after-sales service and commitment make it number one on our list.
It’s perhaps the most successful entry-level MUV in the Indian market. To most other manufacturers, the market segment remains elusive and has therefore failed to crack it. The Ertiga is an immensely practical car for bigger families. Three row of seats can seat five in utmost comfort while third row can seat two children.
It drives power from proven engines that also power the Ciaz. You also choose an option of automatic transmission that’s available with the petrol and offers great convenience. Ertiga diesel offers a smart hybrid system, that makes it one of the most economical cars in its segment.
In the mid-size sedan segment the Ciaz is a great proposition and it offers great value. The car also has the longest wheelbase making it the most spacious. A large boot is ideal of a getaway and can easily carry luggage for the entire family.
The understated style in easy on the eyes. The cost-concerned buyers, should also know that Ciaz petrol returns 20.73kmpl and diesel returns 28.09kmpl making it the most efficient car in its category. Being a Maruti the upkeep costs would also not burn a hole in your pocket.
The TUV300 can also seat five people in absolute comfort. Last row of bench seats are better reserved for children. TUV300 is available with two diesel engine options. We recommend that you go with the more powerful one that produces 100bhp.
Mahindra made huge improvements in the interiors department and TUV300 is a result of that. Seats are supreme on comfort and you should not feel tired even on the longest of journeys. It now also offers an AMT system adding to that everyday practicality and comfort.
The Honda Jazz, despite being a hatch offers space that’s at par with a mid-size sedan. It’s huge on comfort and the boot is large enough to accommodate luggage of entire family. The cab-forward tall-boy design is it’s USP that lets it liberate much more interior space.
It’s available with the set of petrol and diesel engines that develop 90PS and 100PS respectively. The diesel motor is one of the strongest in class. There’s a CVT on offer if you want to cruise through traffic in absolute comfort.