Petrol cars are the highest sold vehicles in any locality. Petrol is known as a clean fuel and the maintenance cost of vehicles that run on petrol is very low. Though petrol is costlier than any other fuel, yet many people prefer driving cars in petrol due to the cleanliness and better performance of cars in petrol. Almost every form of vehicles e.g. sedan, hatchback etc. that run in petrol are available in the Indian market within the mentioned budget. Here’s a brief review on top 5 petrol cars that’s available with 4 lac rupees in the Indian market.
Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 could be declared as the most popular car of India. It’s more like a signature vehicle; like the Ambassador from the early days. Apart from the petrol engine variant, there’s a CNG running Alto 800 as well. No after-market conversion is required since the factory does it all for the consumer. Engine displacement of the Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 is 796 cc; the driving technique is FWD. This engine has 3 cylinders and 12 valves; pretty good for a small scale engine configuration. Maximum power output on Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 engine is 48 PS, and torque is 69 Nm. Price: Rs. 3.08 lac.
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Hyundai Eon is one of the closest competitors to Maruti Suzuki Alto 800. This car is very small, the seating arrangement would be able to comfortably accommodate 4 people including the driver. For jam packed city arrangement, a Hyundai Eon could practically be the best car. Hyundai has kept both style and efficiency in mind while designing this car. Despite being small, the interior still offers a whole lot of room for leg space and on-board storage in the back. The engine displacement is 814 cc, this 3 cylinder engine offers a mileage of 21.1 kmpl. Price: Rs. 3.7 lac onwards. 5 Best SUVs under Rs. 10 Lakh
Another Alto model with a higher engine displacement, and better features on-board, all across the interior and exterior. Engine displacement on the Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 is 998 cc; which is certainly higher than the Alto 800 model. The maximum power output is 68 PS and maximum torque output is 90 Nm. There are two variants of this same car, one offers a 5 speed manual transmission and the other one is an automatic gear shift. People prefer the latter for easier driving through a much jam packed road. Price: Rs. 329,338 onwards.
Many people may not have heard of Datsun, but there shouldn’t be any lack of trust because Datsun is owned by Nissan and there’s no compromise in any way in these vehicles. The Datsun Go is a small hatchback car and it runs on petrol. Engine on this vehicle is 1198 cc in displacement, and the maximum power output is 68 PS. The mileage in city and highway drive combined is 20.63 kmpl. Both the seats in front and rear are equipped with three point seat belts; however the central seat in the back offers two points. Datsun Go can comfortably accommodate 5 person’s seating. Price: Rs. 325,726 onwards.
The Alto series hatchbacks might be India’s most practical hatchback cars, but the Celerio certainly wins hearts when it comes to it. However, it runs on the same K10B engine that the Alto K10 runs on, the displacement is 998 cc. It has 3 cylinders on board and 12 valves in total. The maximum power output is 50 kW and the maximum torque is 90 Nm. Both 5 speed manual and automatic transmissions are available. For easier driving, it has electronic power steering. Price: Rs. 4.0 lacs onwards.
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All these vehicles are available in the respective ex-showrooms. The price reference has been quoted against the ex-showrooms located in Delhi city; price in your closest outlet could be little different.