Over the time, the Automobile industry in the world has tried hard to make cars affordable to everyone, that’s why they tried their best to make cars as cheap as possible so that every person on earth can own a car. Tata Nano was one of those products which was the world’s cheapest car from 2008 to 2018 its cost was one lakh. 

It was billed as the world’s cheapest car and shaped like a jelly bean but after a bumpy 10-year ride in India, its manufacturing was stopped and discontinued for sale. 

Cars Which are Discontinued and were cheapest

The Poor Man Car – Tata Nano was discontinued in 2018. Alto K10 was also removed from the market in 2019 as it did not receive the BS6 update. The Bajaj Qute which was priced at Rs 2.48 lakh was stopped because of safety norms. Hyundai also officially discontinued the Eon in India in 2019. These all were some of the cheapest cars which were removed because of Safety Concerns. 

Top 7 Cheapest Cars in India

1)  Maruti Alto 800

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The Maruti Suzuki Alto is the cheapest car in India. It’s a BS6 CNG and BS-VI Petrol engine and a fuel economy of 31.49km per kg. 

The Alto is not only the top-selling hatchback but also the best-selling car in the country bringing in volume sales for the brand. 

Safety features on offer are reverse parking sensors, driver, front co-passenger airbags, speed alert system, seatbelt reminder for both front occupants, as well as ABS and EBD.

Maruti Alto 800 Price & Specifications:

  • Rs 2.99 – 4.48 Lakh (Ex-showroom Price, Delhi)
  • Engine: 796CC
  • Mileage: 22.05 Kmpl – 31.59KM/Kg
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Max Torque: 60Nm@3500rpm
  • Max Power: 40.3bhp@6000rpm
  • Fuel Type: Petrol/CNG

2) Renault KWID

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KWID is available in 13 variants and 8 different colours and two petrol engine options: a 54PS 0.8-litre unit and a 68PS 1.0-litre option.

Renault Kwid offers an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Safety features include dual airbags, ABS with EBD and rear parking sensors with camera.

The prices of the Renault Kwid have been hiked by up to Rs 18,500, however, the Neotech variants remain unaffected. KWID sports a 28-litre fuel tank, the car is powered by MPFi, DOHC 5-speed engine, capable of producing a torque of 91Nm.

Renault KWID Price & Specifications:

  • Rs 3.12 – 5.31 Lakh (Ex-showroom Price, Delhi)
  • Engine: 799 – 999CC
  • Mileage: 22.3 Kmpl
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Max Torque: 91Nm@4250rpm
  • Max Power: 67Bhp@5500rpm
  • Fuel Type: Petrol

3) Maruti S-Presso

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Maruti’s 2nd offering in the list of the cheapest cars in India is Maruti S-Presso. BS6-compliant petrol and CNG models, both of which are powered by the 1.0-litre K10B motor, which develops 68PS in petrol mode and 59PS in CNG mode. 

Looks-wise S-Presso looks like a jacked-up Altoit got bits like steering-mounted audio controls, a 7-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and a digital display with MID. 

Safety features include dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, high-speed alert as well as driver and co-driver seat belt warning. However, the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso has failed massively in the Global NCAP Crash test with a 0-star rating. 

S-Presso is the winner of the Hatchback of the Year Award at the Tech and Auto Awards in 2019.

Maruti S-Presso Price & Specifications:

  • Rs3.70 – 5.18 Lakh (Ex-showroom Price, Delhi)
  • Engine: 998CC
  • Mileage: 21.7 Kmpl – 31.2 Km/Kg
  • Seating Capacity: 4
  • Max Torque: 90nm@3500rpm
  • Max Power: 67.05bhp@5500rpm
  • Fuel Type: Petrol / CNG

4) Maruti Suzuki Eeco 

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If you aren’t searching for a hatchback, but are instead looking for something bigger, the Minivan Maruti Eeco is one of the options which comes best under the cheapest car in India list.

It is powered by a G12B engine and the base variant seats five people at once, the availability of space ensures plenty of room for head and legs. 

It’s amongst the most popular picks for school vans and even ambulances, considering its versatility. There’s no AMT variant or a diesel option on sale.

Maruti Suzuki Eeco Price & Specifications:

  • Rs 3.97 – 5.18 Lakh (Ex-showroom Price, Delhi)
  • Engine: 1196 CC
  • Mileage: 16.11 Kmpl – 20.88 Km/Kg
  • Seating Capacity: 4
  • Max Torque: 85Nm@3000rpm
  • Max Power: 61.7bhp@6000rpm
  • Fuel Type: Petrol / CNG

5) Maruti Suzuki Celerio

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The Celerio from Maruti Suzuki is another family hatchback car, the Celerio sports a 5-speed gearbox and 3-three cylinder engine.

Highlights include a twin-slat chrome grille, chrome surround for the fog lamp housing, a sculpted rear bumper, as well as safety features like dual front airbags and ABS. The engine is capable of generating power at more than 67bhp.

You can choose either the automatic variant or the manual transmission mode, as per your preference.

Maruti Suzuki Celerio Price & Specifications:

  • Rs 4.53 – 5.78 Lakh (Ex-showroom Price, Delhi)
  • Engine: 998 CC
  • Mileage: 21.63 Kmpl – 30.47 Km/Kg
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Max Torque: 78Nm@3500rpm
  • Max Power: 58.33bhp@6000rpm
  • Fuel Type: Petrol / CNG

6) Maruti Suzuki Wagon R

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If you are looking for the cheapest car in India the Maruti Wagon R is one of the potential options.

The WagonR is powered by two BS6 petrol engines. Exterior highlights include a boxy design that carries over the basic formula of tall height and XL-sized windows.

On the inside, the Wagon R gets equipment like twin glove boxes, a bottle holder in each door, a steering wheel from the Ignis with audio controls, and a 7-inch SmartPlay Studio infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The safety kit consists of rear parking sensors, dual airbags, and ABS with EBD.

The Wagon R epitomizes quality and affordability, it’s one of India’s favourite vehicles. Its manual and automatic variants are available for consumers.

Maruti Suzuki Wagon R Price & Specifications:

  • Rs 4.65 – 6.18 Lakh (Ex-showroom Price, Delhi)
  • Engine: 998 – 1197 CC
  • Mileage: 21.79 Kmpl – 32.52 Km/Kg
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Max Torque: 113Nm@4200rpm
  • Max Power: 81.80bhp@6000rpm
  • Fuel Type: Petrol / CNG

7) Hyundai Santro

Hyundai offers an affordable and popular vehicle in the cheapest car in the India segment in the form of the Santro. 

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It became the first Indian vehicle to be nominated in the top three vehicles of the World Car of the Year Award in 2019. The Santro is currently offered in four variants: Era, Magna, Sportz and Asta. 

The 5-speed AMT and the CNG option is exclusive to the Magna and Sportz variants. 

It comes equipped with features such as a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a reverse camera, rear AC vents, and steering-mounted audio controls. 

Safety features include a rear parking camera, driver and passenger airbag, front seatbelt pretensioners, and ABS with EBD. Safety tech on the top-end variant includes dual airbags and ABS with EBD.

You can choose between a petroleum variant and a CNG version. The 1.1-litre petrol engine sports 4 cylinders and MPFi.Sadly, the front passenger airbag is not offered.

Hyundai Santro Price & Specifications: 

  • Rs 4.67 – 6.35 Lakh (Ex-showroom Price, Delhi)
  • Engine: 1086 CC
  • Mileage: 20.3 Kmpl – 30.48 Km/Kg
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Max Torque: 99.07Nm@4500 rpm
  • Max Power: 68.07bhp@5500rpm
  • Fuel Type: Petrol / CNG

Here’s One Bonus Car, in the Cheapest Car in India Segment: 

8) Tata Tiago

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Tata’s budget hatchback offering the Tiago sports some truly impressive specs. Tata has given the Tiago a mild facelift.

It now looks like a baby Altroz at the front. It wears 15-inch diamond-cut alloys. Inside, the Tiago has an updated 7-inch Harman-sourced touchscreen infotainment screen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

It has an 8-speaker, other features include a digital instrument cluster, automatic climate control, electrically adjustable and folding outer rearview mirrors, cooled glovebox, steering-mounted audio and telephony controls.

On the safety front, the Tiago has dual airbags, ABS, and EBD, as well as a reversing camera and rear parking sensors.

Tata Tiago Price & Specifications:

  • Rs. 4.85 – 6.84 Lakh (Ex-showroom Price, Delhi)
  • Engine: 1199 CC
  • Mileage: 23.84 Kmpl
  • Seating Capacity: 5
  • Max Torque: 113Nm@3300rpm
  • Max Power: 84.48bhp@6000rpm
  • Fuel Type: Petrol

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