Cars With Best Performance Under 15 Lakh Rupees
When buying a car in India, the basic question is “Kitna Deti Hai ?” i.e. What’s the mileage of the Car? That’s why people generally prefer family-oriented cars over high-performance cars. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t any cars that perform better while staying in the same price bracket.
These cars are more performance-oriented with engines specifically tuned for the purpose. Today, we will be seeing some cars that cost less than 15 Lakh INR but perform better than cars that sometimes cost more than double the value. At the end of the list, enthusiasts will be having options that fit their budget and fulfill their performance needs. So let’s dive into the list:-
- Skoda Rapid TSI
- Mahindra Thar
- Honda City
- Hyundai Verna
- Tata Nexon
- Mahindra XUV700
1. Skoda Rapid TSI
As we l know, Skoda always manufacturers quality cars. One of the best models introduced by the Czech manufacturer in India is Rapid. It shares its platform with its German cousin i.e. the Volkswagen Vento. This value-for-money sedan gets power from a 1.0 TSI engine that makes 109 BHP and 175 Nm of torque. It gives a mileage of 18.97 kmpl. While the Rider variant costs 7.80 Lakhs, the top-of-the-line Matte Limited Edition AT costs 13.49 Lakhs ex-showroom. It can go from 0 to 100 kmph in just 9.77 seconds !!
2. Mahindra THAR
Everything about The THAR speaks Power. It retains the unique signature looks while adding a little bit of modern flair to it. Its Petrol engine makes 150 HP and 320 Nm of torque, whereas the Diesel engine generates 130 HP and 300 Nm of torque. Its price starts from Rs. 12.78 Lakh and goes all the way up to 15.08 Lakh. It comes in Both Automatic as well as Manual transmission options and in Convertible as well as Hard Top variants. If you are getting the modern avatar of a legendary vehicle at 15 Lakhs, it’s a pretty sweet deal right? Well, ask the people who are waiting to take the delivery of their car as the waiting period exceeds 6 months.
3. Honda City
Ever since its arrival, Honda City has been a very popular sedan. It has been giving a tough fight to its competitors. Its latest iteration is being sold alongside the older model. The City gets an upgraded i-VTEC petrol engine and an i-DTEC turbodiesel engine options. The petrol engine generates 121 BHP and 145 Nm of torque while the turbodiesel model makes 100 BHP and 200 Nm of torque. It packs some serious punch alongside its fresh looks.
4. Hyundai Verna
The closest competitor of Honda City is The Hyundai Verna. Its High-performance petrol engine makes 113 BHP and 144 Nm of torque and the turbodiesel engine makes 118 BHP and 171 Nm of torque. Its prices range from Rs. 9.28 Lakh to 14.23 Lakh. At this price, it provides great value for money. The petrol engine gives a fuel economy of 17.7 kmpl and the diesel engine provides a fuel economy of 19.2 kmpl.
Also Read: 10 Turbo Petrol Engine Cars In India.
5. Tata Nexon
The last entry on the list is also the safest car. It is the Tata Nexon. Its turbo petrol engine now produces 120 BHP and 170 Nm of torque while the diesel engine makes 110 BHP and 260 Nm of peak torque. Both engines are paired with a six-speed manual or an optional automatic transmission. On the fuel economy front, the petrol engine can give 17-21 kmpl and the diesel one can give 21-24 kmpl, depending on transmission. With a host of safety features, the Nexon is certainly one of the best high-performance cars which also ensures passenger safety.
6. Mahindra XUV700
Well, we gotta mention it. That’s because it has been pretty much neutralizing the competition in its price category with its features. This amazing SUV has a terrific value-for-money with its no-nonsense design and performance. In 15 Lakhs, you could get the base MX model or the AX 3 MT five-seater model in both Petrol and Diesel variants. The Ex-Showroom price for the MX model is Rs. 12.49 Lakh while the AX3 model will cost you Rs. 14.49 Lakh. The 2.0 litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine generates 197 HP and 380 Nm of torque. On the other hand, the diesel engine makes 153 HP and 360 Nm of torque. It is one of the best high-performance cars that you could put your money on.
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