BEST CARS UNDER 15 LAKHS

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If you or your family are planning to buy a brand-new car and want the perfect blend of sheer comfort and a luxurious & massive space cabin, investing in a 15 Lakh budget car will be the best decision. Yes, this budget space offers the best car you want, simultaneously providing comfort, space, luxury, and mileage. Let’s explore BEST CARS UNDER 15 LAKHS

Under this budget column, most of the companies either have launched their new set of cars which tick the customer’s basket of what they want in their cars specifically, or specific brands have launched their new versions under the same patented name following the more powerful engines in petrol and diesel giving exceptional mileage capacity.

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Engineers of Indigenous companies like Mahindra and Tata have given new attire and face to technology with their best research and developed cars like XUV700, Bolero N, Scorpio N, and Thar from Mahindra and Harrier, Hexa, Safari from Tata. On the other hand, Maruti and Suzuki under Nexa unveiled a new set of cars under a 15 lakhs budget, revving the hearts of the customer and unleashing power-packed performance cars.  

Hence in this article, we will be briefing our audience on selecting the best car for themselves or their family after detailed information on “Best Cars Under 15 Lakhs”.  

1. Maruti Grand Vitara – Best Car in Suv ?

Maruti Grand vitara - Best Car from Maruti
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Maruti Grand Vitara was recently launched on 26th September 2022. The company claims it is a step ahead version of the Vitara Brezza with more cabin space, elegant features and mileage quality. Being a five-seater vehicle is the best option for a family of five. It is a midsize SUV with a price tag of Rs 10.45 lakhs to 19.65 lakhs.

It is available in about 15 astonishing variants that lure its viewers with its dapper looks and design and an engine capacity of 1462 to 1490, depending on the fuel engine model.

Boot space373 litres
Kerb weight1150 kg
VariantSigma, Delta, Zeta, Alpha, Zeta+, Alpha+.
Seating capacity5
wheelbase2600 mm
Bhp102
Torque137 Nm
Ground Clearance210 mm
Engine1462 cc to 1490 cc
TransmissionManual, Automatic TC, Automatic CVT
Featuresdual-tone black and brown interior theme, a panoramic sunroof, a 360-degree camera, a fully digital instrument display, a nine-inch SmartPlay Pro+ touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, HUD, ventilated front seats,  Suzuki Connect telematics, paddle shifters and drive modes.
Airbags6
ABSYes
EBDYes
Mileage20.58 kmpl to 27.97 kmpl
On-Road Price in New Delhi Rs 12,26,432 Lakhs onwards
Units sold in AugustNOT KNOWN

2. Mahindra Scorpio N -Best 6- Seater SUV Car under 15 L

Mahindra Scorpio-N - Best Car from Mahindra
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Mahindra recently launched Mahindra Scorpio N in September 2022. This SUV is claimed to be the Big Daddy of all SUVs, and through user experience and reviews, a claim towards this ultra-enhanced dynamic SUV is very true to the threshold. This car is also part of Mahindra’s new developmental technology revolution in line with the XUV700 and Bolero N. The oversized SUV is exquisite, and all muscle cars are ready to explore the world’s most challenging, harshest terrain conditions.

This 6-seater SUV is available between a price range of Rs 14.23 lakhs to 28.54 lakhs. Scorpio N is sparsely available in 25 variants depending upon the engine displacements you choose between the 1997cc – 2184cc engine.   

Boot space460 L
Kerb weight2,510 kg
VariantZ2, Z4, Z6, Z8, Z8L.
Seating capacity6
wheelbase2750 mm
Bhp172
Torque400 Nm
Ground Clearance187 mm
Engine1997cc – 2184cc engine
Transmission2.0-litre mStallion turbo-petrol engine 200bhp and 370 Nm, 2.0-litre mHawk diesel engine 130bhp and 300 Nm of torque, as well as 172bhp and 370Nm
Featuressix-slat grille having chrome inserts, new dual-tone alloy wheels, new LED projector headlamps, vertically stacked LED tail lights and fog lights with C-shaped LED DRLs.
Airbags6
ABSYes
EBDYes
Mileage16 kmpl
On-Road Price in New Delhi ₹ 14.23 Lakh onwards
Units sold from the date of launch34,508

3. Hyundai Creta -Best 5 Seater Luxury Compact SUV

Hyundai Creta - Best Car from Hyundai
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Hyundai Creta is the most purchased car from Hyundai and has won 2 times Indian Car Of The Year Award. Last year Hyundai launched its newest model, and this year Indian consumers were surprised with the facelift version with many changes from both outside and inside of the car.

It is a 5-seater midsize SUV at a price ranging between Rs 12.22 lakhs to 21.50 lakhs. Customers can opt for 27 different variants according to their choice within 1353 cc to 1497 cc engine displacement with transmission options; manual, Automatic DCT, clutchless manual IMT, Automatic CVT  and TC.

Boot space433 L
Kerb weight1230 to 1344 kg
VariantsE, EX, S, S+, SX, and SX (O)
Seating capacity5
wheelbase2610 mm
Bhp138
Torque250 Nm
Ground Clearance190 mm
Engine1353 cc to 1497 cc engine displacement
Transmission1.5-litre MPI petrol engine (six-speed MT/IVT) 113bhp at 6,300rpm and 143.8Nm, 1.5-litre U2 CRDi diesel (six-speed MT/six-speed AT) 113bhp at 4,000rpm and 250 Nm of torque, .14-litre Kappa Turbo GDi petrol (seven DCT) thrust out 136 bhp.
Featuresde-chromed front grille, skid plates, roof rails, C-pillar garnish, ORVMs, and 16-inch or 17-inch alloy wheels.
Airbags6
ABSYes
EBDYes
Mileage17 kmpl to 21 kmpl
On-Road Price in New Delhi ₹ 12.22 Lakh onwards
Units sold in August12577
Service cost per yearRs 4212

4. Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder

Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder
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Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder is accompanied by the technology obligated from Maruti Suzuki as the venture between Toyota and Maruti Suzuki. Both handed together to capture the market share with mid-range cars with absolute phenomenal disruption of best cars under specific segments in the market. Urban Cruiser is an elegant car with many features, including speakers, an infotainment system, cabin space, ventilated seats and much more in the basket.

Urban Cruiser Hyryder is a 5-seater midsize SUV with a price range of 12.30 lakhs to 22.10 lakhs. Customers can see the various options in engine displacement between 1462 to 1490cc engines.

Boot space373 L
Kerb weight1110 to 1130 kg
VariantsManual And Automatic
Seating capacity5
wheelbase2600 mm
Bhp114
Torque141 Nm
Ground Clearance210 mm
Engine1462 to 1490cc engines
Transmission1.5-litre engine with THS (Toyota Hybrid System, petrol engine 91bhp and 122Nm, electric motor 79bhp and 141Nm,
Featuressplit LED headlamps, loss-black grille with a chrome insert, black roof, dual-tone alloy wheels, nine-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, automatic climate control, connected car technology, and a 360-degree camera.  
Airbags6
ABSYes
EBDYes
Mileage20.58 kmpl to 27.97 kmpl
On-Road Price in New Delhi ₹ 12.30 Lakh onwards
Units sold in August14,959

5. Hyundai Verna – Best 5 Seater Sedan

Hyundai Verna
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Hyundai Verna is one prestigious car famous in the Indian market for its unleashed performance, lightweight, luxurious feel and exquisite design. Under a 15 lakhs budget, this car is best for its diesel engine, which gives an acceptable performance with high mileage capacity in the city and on a highway. The car’s handling is so smooth that it doesn’t give problems while driving and covers a larger distance from the city.

Hyundai Verna is the 5 seater sedan available at a price tag between 10.72 lakhs which goes to 18.51lakhs. You can expect premium performance from Verna’s 1.0-litre petrol engine in Automatic DCT.  

Boot space480 L
Kerb weight1151 to 1260 Kg
VariantsManual, Automatic TC and Automatic DCT
Seating capacity5
wheelbase2600 mm
Bhp113.45
Torque250 Nm
Ground Clearance165 mm
Engine998 to 1497 cc displacement
Transmission1.5-litre petrol, 1.5-litre diesel, 1.0-litre turbo-petrol.
Featureschrome mesh grille, electric sunroof, front ventilated seats, twin-tip exhaust, BlueLink connectivity, eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system, reverse parking sensors, speed alert, driver and co-driver seat belt alert.
Airbags6
ABSYes
EBDYes
Mileage17.7 kmpl to 25 kmpl
On-Road Price in New Delhi ₹ 10.72 Lakh onwards
Units sold in August1870
Service cost per yearRs 4113

6. Honda City– Best Car in Sedan?

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Last year, Honda came up with its 5th version Honda City which overall beats up its arch-rival Hyundai Verna in many features. Customers can choose the most refined engine, petrol or diesel engine, enhanced from the last diesel version of Honda City. Talking about its outlook, the viewing is pretty impressive, with crisp styling lines, which give it an upmarket feel.

Cabin space, as well as trunk space, has been increased from the former version. In the 5th generation of Honda City, the customer will experience enormous ventilated seats. Even work has been done on the car’s CVT box with a reduced rubber band effect. And the ability of paddle shifters makes the experience much better than before.  

Boot space506 L
Kerb weight1107 kg
Variants V, VX, and ZX.
Seating capacity5
wheelbase2600 mm
Bhp119
Torque149 Nm
Ground Clearance165 mm
Engine1498 cc
Transmission1.5-litre, inline, four-cylinder, naturally aspirated petrol engine 119bhp and 145Nm, .5-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine producing 98bhp and 200Nm.
Featuresfog lamps, nine-array full-LED headlights, auto headlamps, electronic stability control, daytime running lights, watch camera, LED rear lights, and 16-inch alloy wheels. vehicle stability assist, electronic stability control, auto-dimming IRVM TPMS, traction control, hill start assist, Apple CarPlay Android Auto connectivity,
Airbags6
ABSYes
EBDYes
Mileage17.8 to 24.1 kmpl
On-Road Price in New Delhi ₹ 13.37 Lakh onwards
Units sold in August7,769

7. Kia Carens – Best Car in 7 Seater Category

Kia Carens
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Kia Carens is a 6-seater midsize SUV with a price range of 10.76 lakhs – 20.94 lakhs. Customers get various options with the availability of 19 variants in 1353 to 1497 cc displacement engine options. Kia Carens have 3 transmission options: Automatic DCT, manual, and automatic TC.

The light steering will improve the driving experience throughout the city. Talking about braking and security of the car, then the ABS system is present along with EBD, and six airbags will help.  

Boot space216 Litres
Kerb weight1221 Kg
VariantsManual, Automatic DCT and TC
Seating capacity6 and 7 seater
wheelbase2780 mm
Bhp138
Torque250 Nm
Ground Clearance195 mm
Engine1353 to 1947 cc
Transmission1.5-litre petrol 113bhp and 144 Nm, 1.4-litre turbo-petrol 138 bhp and 242 Nm, 1.5-litre diesel engine 113bhp and 250Nm.
Featuresdoor pads, beige, blue and black theme for the dashboard, roof-mounted aircon vent, air purifier, 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, upholstery, ,  fully-digital driver’s display, roof-mounted aircon vent.
Airbags6
ABSYes
EBDYes
Mileage15.7 to 21.3 Kmpl
On-Road Price in New Delhi Rs 10.76 lakh onwards
Units sold in August5,558

8. MG Astor

MG Astor
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MG Astor was launched last year on 11th October 2021. MG Astor pricing starts at the beginning of 12.11 lakh and goes till top mode for a price of 21.22 lakh. Moreover, Astor is available in 16 different variants with 3 transmission options: Manual, Automatic TC and Automatic DCT.

The availability of softly sprung suspensions and enough ground clearance to drive offroad comfortably if the need arises. The well-insulated cabin, with a good throttle response, makes your journey even smoother, and the linear power delivery of the Astor makes this the best in the business.   

Boot space488 L
Kerb weight1245 Kg
VariantsStyle, Super, Smart, Sharp.
Seating capacity5
wheelbase2585 mm
Bhp138
Torque220 Nm
Ground Clearance180 mm
Engine1349 – 1498cc
Transmission1.5-litre petrol engine 108bhp and 144 Nm,  1.3-litre turbo petrol engine 38bhp and 220 Nm.
Featurespanoramic sunroof, LED headlamps, fog lights with cornering function, a new grille, LED DRLs, 17-inch alloy wheels, a shark-fin antenna, 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system, with apple car play and android auto, an electronic parking brake.
Airbags6
ABSYes
EBDYes
Mileage12 – 18 Kmpl
On-Road Price in New Delhi Rs 12.11 lakh Onwards
 Units sold in August3,823

9. Skoda Kushaq

Skoda kushaq
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Skoda Kushaq is a midsize SUV launched last year in the Indian market as a successor to Volkswagen Taigun because both share the name of the parent company Volkswagen. Kushaq car’s models are based on the MQB-A0-IN platform. The Skoda Kushaq is available in five different colours: honey orange, tornado red, Carbon Steel, Candy White and Reflex Silver.

The pricing of the car starts from 13.18 lakh to the top base model, 22.65 lakhs. The engine varies from 998cc to 1498cc engine displacements having 16 varied options. The Kushaq is available in 3 transmission options: manual, automatic TC and Automatic DCT.

Boot space385 L  
Kerb weight1195 Kg
VariantsActive, Ambition, and Style
Seating capacity5
wheelbase2611 mm
Bhp148
Torque250 Nm
Ground Clearance188 mm
Engine999cc to 1498cc
Transmission1.0-litre SI petrol engine 113bhp and 178Nm, 1.5-litre TSI petrol engine 148bhp and 250Nm,
FeaturesLED headlamps, butterfly grille, black vertical slats and chrome surround, silver skid plates, L-shaped LED DRL, 17-inch alloy wheel, electric sunroof, shark-fin antenna, hill hold control, 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system, two-spoke steering wheel, ventilated front seats, multi-collision braking, roll-over protection.
Airbags6
ABSYes
EBDYes
Mileage17.2 kmpl to 192 kmpl
On-Road Price in New Delhi Rs 13.18 lakhs onwards
 Units sold in August1,876

10. Volkswagen Virtus

Volkswagen Virtus
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The German company Volkswagen finally launched its much-awaited luxurious yet powerful engine sedan car Virtus on 11th June 2022. This power gives tough competition to Verna and City directly. According to critics, this segment is a little pricey, but engine performance, digital console, speakers, features, and aerodynamics have beaten its competitors in many phases.  

Boot space521 L  
Kerb weight1170 Kg
VariantsComfortline, Highline, Top line, GT Plus.
Seating capacity5
wheelbase2651 mm
Bhp148
Torque250 Nm
Ground Clearance179 mm
Engine999cc to 1498cc
Transmission1.0-litre petrol 114bhp and 178Nm, 1.5-litre petrol 48bhp and 250 Nm.
Featurestwo horizontal chrome slats that extend up to the LED headlamps,  integrated DRLs, dual-tone alloy wheels, split tail lamps, 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, automatic climate control, an electric sunroof, leather upholstery.
Airbags6
ABSYes
EBDYes
Mileage18.1 -19.4 kmpl
On-Road Price in New Delhi 13.19 Lakhs onwards
 Units sold in August873

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