5 Best Cars under Rs.15 Lakhs in India for 2016

When it comes to the big league, the options in cars are practically limitless. Tons of features, amazing driving and an overall status symbol make these cars a dream to own and a pleasure to drive.

Also read : 10 Best Petrol and Diesel Cars under Rs. 10 lakhs for 2015

With customers being spoilt for choice you always run the risk of selecting something that isn’t the best but just average. In order to help make the correct decision for both auto lovers and for those who are willing to splurge on the best cars out there today, here are the best cars available below Rs.15 lakh today.

List of Best Petrol Cars under Rs.15 lakh in 2015:

 

  1. Volkswagen Jetta (Rs.12.4 – Rs.13.8 lakh)

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Pros

  • Looks great
  • Comes with a good set of safety features
  • The engine performance is quite likeable

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Cons

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Volkswagen has always been a brand that has prided itself on producing the best and gives customers a premium feel with supreme engineering.

The Jetta too is of that make and comes with a 1.4 litre TSI engine that delivers as much as 120.33bhp of power and 200Nm of torque.With great looks and unparalleled performance, this is easily p

  1. Skoda Octavia (Rs.16.2 – Rs.19.7 lakh)

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  • Fantastic interiors
  • Plenty of boot space
  • Looks amazing

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Cons

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Skoda is another brand that has always delivered the best in terms of cars and with the Octavia it takes things a notch further. With a 1.4 litre turbocharged engine that can churn out a massive 138bhp in terms of power as well as 250Nm in terms of torque, the car is an absolute wonder to drive.

The interiors are done up in an amazing fashion making you feel like a king and the looks go with the feel. Definitely a top pick among the cars available today.

 

  1. Toyota Corolla Altis (Rs.13.1 – Rs.17.7 lakh)

Toyota Corolla Altis

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Pros

  • Interiors are luxurious and extremely comfortable
  • Engine performs exceedingly well
  • Looks quite good

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Cons

  • Fuel efficiency is a problem
  • Low ground clearance

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Toyota is another top dog when it comes to cars that can take on anyone across any segment and the Corolla has been a legend in its own right. The Corolla Altis too continues this legacy and comes with a 1.8 litre engine that delivers a whopping 140bhp in terms of power.

Looking amazing both inside and outside as well as equally good to drive, the Corolla Altis is bound to continue the good work that the Corolla brand has built up all these years.

  1. Honda Mobilio (Rs.6.7 – Rs.9.8 lakh)

Honda Mobilio

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Pros

  • Good after sales service
  • Engine performance is excellent

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Cons

  • Maintenance cost is quite high
  • Infotainment options not the best

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The Honda Mobilio has been eagerly anticipated ever since its announcement and the car itself does nothing to disappoint. Powered by a 1.5-litre petrol i-VTEC engine that gives it 117.3bhp in terms of power and 145Nm of torque, this is an MPV that can walk the talk. Spacy interiors add to the value of the car and Honda’s cherished after sales service ensure that all buyers are quite happy with it long after they have bought the car.

  1. Hyundai Elantra (Rs.13.2 – Rs.15.4 lakh)

Hyundai Elantra

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Pros

  • Amazing engine performance
  • Looks great
  • Excellent after sales service

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Cons

  • Low ground clearance
  • Fuel efficiency is not the best

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No list on cars in India can be complete without a mention of Hyundai on it. The brand has constantly innovated to produce the best cars around and hits bullseye with the Elantra as well. The car has a 1.8 litre engine that delivers as much as 147bhp of power and 177.5Nm of torque, both well above the competitors.

Performance aside, the car looks great and handles amazingly well on roads as well ensuring the premium feel is not just limited to the interiors. Another definite winner from Hyundai with great after sales service as well, this is the car to go for in this category.

Top 5 Diesel Cars In India:

  1.  Chevrolet Tavera (Rs.7.6 – Rs.11.3 lakh)

Chevrolet Tavera

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Pros

  • Internal cabin very spacious
  • Ground clearance is quite good
  • Looks quite trendy

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Cons

  • City driving is quite difficult
  • Fuel economy is average at best

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The Tavera from Chevrolet has been a winner in the MPV category ever since its launch and it just seems to have got better with time. With a 2.5 litre turbocharged engine that gives it 72.3bhp of power as well as 171Nm of torque, this is a car that can handle almost any condition.

Comfortable and spacious in equal measure, this is a car created to keep adventureholics very very happy and comes with all the necessary goods to do just that.

 

  1. Tata Aria (Rs10.4 – Rs.15.4 lakh)

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Pros

  • Good engine performance
  • Quite comfortable
  • Low turning radius makes driving quite easy

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Cons

  • Interiors aren’t the best
  • Engine noise is an issue

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When it comes to off roaders and SUV’s, Tata has always been a hit and miss but with the Aria it seems to have got things spot on. Powered by a 2.2 litre diesel engine that gives it a massive 147bhp of power as well 320Nm of torque, this is a car that is meant for adventure and enthusiasts will quite look forward to taking it for a spin.

The low turning radius and good ground clearance make it perfect for off-roading and overall this is a car that Tata should be quite proud of as it combines the daily needs of Indian customers with that of adventure freaks.

 

  1. Toyota Innova (Rs.10.3 – Rs.15.8 lakh)

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Pros

  • Great interiors
  • Excellent engine performance
  • Fantastic for off-roading

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Cons

  • Fuel efficiency is not the best
  • Noise levels of the engine can be improved

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The Innova from Toyota had a tough act to follow as the replacement for the Qualis and it managed to do that and much more. Running on a 2.5-litre, 2KD-FTV engine that gives it 100bhp of power and 200Nm of torque, this is quite a handful on the road.

Add to that its luxurious interiors and this makes it the perfect car for a family road trip. All in all a complete package, the Innova is undoubtedly one of the best MPV’s available today.

 

  1. Tata Safari Storme (Rs.10.4 – Rs.14.3 Lakh)

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Pros

  • Tons of added features
  • Good engine performance
  • Looks amazing

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Cons

  • Fuel economy isn’t the best
  • Cost of maintenance is high

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Fitted with a 2.2 litre engine that generates 138bhp in terms of power and 320Nm in terms of torque, the Tata Safari Strome is powerful and amazing in equal measure. The Tata stable has always been renowned for the cars it produces and the Safari is one of those that sets itself apart from the rest. Packed with both safety and comfort features that are hard to parallel, the Safari Strome looks great and is fun to drive as well.

The after sales service on the car is also quite good meaning that you can take the risk of adventure with your car without worrying at all. Overall, a package that is complete and awesome, easily one to go for.

  1. Mahindra XUV 500 (Rs.11.2 – Rs.15.1 lakh)

Mahindra XUV 500Pros

  • Excellent in terms of looks
  • Engine performance is great
  • Ground clearance is quite good

Cons

  • Engine noise is quite high
  • Average fuel efficiency

Mahinda has been one of the leaders when it comes to SUV’s and with the XUV 500 takes things a step further. The car is powered by a 2.2 litre mHawk engine that gives it a great 140bhp of power and 330Nm of torque. Overall the engine is tuned for performance and this works great with the car. In terms of looks too, the XUV 500 is a class apart and the interiors too are a cut above the rest.

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Be it off roading or general driving, Mahindra has ensured that this is a car that many are happy to drive and also makes for an experience in itself. The company also ensures that after sales service is quite good to give owners peace of mind when it comes to taking their car for a ride.

Overall, another fantastic piece of engineering from Mahindra.

CONCLUSION:

Deciding on a car with a big budget is not an easy task. There are tons of options to choose from and each one of them appears better than the last. In order to help you with this dilemma you can select any of the cars from the above list and know that they are guaranteed to give you value for your money. With everyone wanting different things from their car, some looking to drive in the city while some are looking for adventure, each of these cars have their own USP and therefore it is important to make a decision that is informed. So go out there and pick one of these that best suits your need.

[Note: All Prices given here are ex-showroom price in New Delhi]