5 Best Petrol and Diesel Cars under Rs. 8 Lacs in India 2016

With the range of cars available increasing with each passing day as well as the options available to customers, the automobile industry in India is getting more and more competitive. However, this also means that customers can pick and choose from what they like and there are options available for almost all requirements.

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Picking out the best diesel cars in India isn’t the easiest job and more so when a cap of Rs 8 lakh is provided. Even so, keeping all of that in mind, here is a list of the top diesel as well as petrol cars that are available under Rs.8 lakh today.

List of Best Diesel Cars under Rs.8 lakh

  1. Mahindra Verito Vibe (Rs.6 – Rs.6.9 lakh)

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Pros

  • Good internal seating
  • Quite economical
  • Very comfortable

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Cons

  • Vibration and engine noise is quite loud
  • Not the best in terms of fuel efficiency
  • After sales service can be improved

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Mahindra and Mahindra have always been a great brand when it comes to cars in India with their offerings being among the top available today. In this vein, the Mahindra Verito Vibe is one such car that covers almost all needs that a hatchback buyer would have.

Powered by a 1.5 litre diesel engine that gives it a top 64.1bhp as well as 160Nm of torque, this is a car that is a hit on looks as well as in terms of features. The interior is very spacious and well done and overall there is plenty of safety features that have been included as well that make this great to drive.

  1. Tata Manza (Rs.6.2 – 8.6 lakh)

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Pros

  • Looks great
  • Infotainment is top class
  • Tons of safety features and great storage capacity

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Cons

  • Not too many options in terms of colour
  • Quite noisy
  • Could be made more comfortable

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When it comes to automobiles in India, the biggest indigenous name is undoubtedly Tata. The Tata Manza too is part of this legend that Tata has and is easily one of the best cars around today. With a 1.3 litre multi jet engine that ensures power packed performance, this is a car that looks good and handles amazingly well too.

With plenty of safety features making this an assured great ride, this also comes packaged with an infotainment system that is sure to keep the driver more than entertained. Overall a fantastic car to have, the Manza is another Tata winner.

 

  1. Premier Rio (Rs.5.9 – Rs.7.2 Lakh)

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Pros

  • Size allows driving to be extremely easy
  • Extremely economical for an SUV

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Cons

  • After sales service reports not the best
  • Maintenance cost is high

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The Premier Rio is easily one of the cheapest SUV’s available in India today but that does not mean it compromises on quality. It comes powered by a 1.5 litre turbo diesel engine that gives it as much as 65PS in terms of max power as well as 152Nm of torque.

The car itself is quite compact and good looking with plenty of features such as allow wheels, ABS, central locking, etc. that provide a premium feel at what is arguably a budget cost. With an improvement in service and maintenance, this car could well become a force to reckon with in the Indian market.

 

  1. Hyundai Grand i10 (Rs.4.7 – Rs.6.7 lakh)

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Pros

  • The fuel economy is quite good
  • Handling is decent
  • After sales service is briliant

Cons

  • Engine can be quite noisy
  • Ground clearance is quite low

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Hyundai is another legendary brand when it comes to cars in India and has been wildly successful with the Grand i10 as well. The car itself is amazing to drive and comes with a 1.1 litre U2 enfine which is mated to a five speed manual gearbox that is great to handle and performs well too. The car looks great as well with silver alloy wheels, rear spoiler as well as a great set of colour options.

With tons of safety features included, the Grand i10 from Hyundai is an all round package that is not only a fantastic short term drive but owing to the amazing service that Hyundai offers is one that can last for years.

 

  1. Mahindra Quanto (Rs.6.4 – Rs.8.3 lakh)

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Pros

  • Very spacious
  • Good fuel economy
  • Ground clearance is fantastic

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Cons

  • Acceleration and pick up can be bettered
  • Engine noise needs reduction

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Another Mahindra on this list, the Quanto comes powered by a 1.5 litre engine that can generate a whopping 100bhp in terms of power and 240Nm when it comes to peak torque. The car is easy to drive and comes with advanced mechanism that makes it quite modern and effective.

With features that include power windows and a tilt steering wheel, this is a car that not only looks good but drives amazingly as well and comes with tons of safety features to keep customers very happy.

List of Best Petrol Cars under Rs. 8 lakh

  1. Nissan Sunny (Rs.7.4 – 9.5 lakh)

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Pros

  • Comfort features are quite good
  • The car itself is very spacious

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Cons

  • After sales service is quite lacking
  • Fuel economy is not the best

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The Nissan Sunny is the premium offering from the company and comes powered by a 1.5 litre engine that gives it 97bhp in terms of power. Added to this are features that include ABS, airbags as well as brake assist function which make it a great overall deal. Interiors and exteriors too have been updated making this car a good deal holistically and with the tons of infotainment options available, this offers a mix of great driving as well as economy.

  1. Skoda Rapid (Rs.7.6 – Rs.10.3 lakh)

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Pros

  • Engine performance is quite good
  • Both manual and auto transmission available

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Cons

  • After sales service is quite average
  • Mileage isn’t very good

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Skoda has always targeted more premium and niche clientele when it comes to Sedans but with the Rapid it has tried to bring its brand to all. The car itself is run by a 1.6-litre MPI petrol engine that delivers about 103.5bhp of power and 153Nm of torque. The exterior as well as the interiors have got an update as well making this a fantastic car as well as brand for the cost that takes to buy it.

 

  1. Volkswagen Polo (Rs.5 – Rs.8.2 Lakh)

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Pros

  • Looks very refined
  • Handling and performance is quite good

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Cons

  • Maintenance cost is quite high
  • Fuel economy is average at best

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The Polo from Volkswagen is among the most popular hatchbacks that are available today and comes powered by a 1.2 litre engine that gives it 74bhp of power as well as 110Nm of torque. The updated edition includes a killer look both inside and outside with tons of added features such as power steering, power windows and a central locking system as well.

The only issue with Volkswagen is that their cost of maintenance is quite high and if the company can work its way around that then their cars will be an even larger force to reckon with.

 

  1. Chevrolet Sail (Rs.5.5 – Rs.6.8 lakh)

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Pros

  • Quite affordable
  • Looks amazing

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Cons

  • Fuel economy leaves a lot to be desired
  • Ground clearance is quite low

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Powered by a 1.2 litre petrol engine, the Chevrolet Sail is another great offering from the Chevrolet house. The car is great to look at and is loaded with features such as ABS, defoggers, keyless entry and front airbags. A car that looks almost as great as it drives, the Sail is a certain winner from Chevrolet.

 

  1. Honda City (Rs.7.5 – Rs.11.4 lakh)

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Pros

  • Fuel efficiency is quite good
  • Packed with features

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Cons

  • Cost of spare parts is quite high
  • Time between placing an order and receipt of car is quite high

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The Honda City is a brand in itself when it comes to cars in India and Honda has taken its popularity even a step further with its updated version. Running on a 1.5 Litre SOHC i-VTEC petrol engine that gives it as much as 119PS in terms of power as well as 145Nm of torque this is great to drive and amazing to handle. With features such as hands free control. Keyless entry, a great infotainment system and plenty of other such goodies, Honda has managed to reinvent its most important car in India.

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Available in tons of options as well, the Honda City offers something to everyone which is the major reason so many people can’t wait to get their hands on it.

Conclusion:

Looking at the best petrol cars in India as well as the diesel cars one can only say that there is something in it for everyone who is willing to spend that extra buck. Packed with features and power, any of these cars are amazing to go for and it is very difficult to make a choice and pick just one. Depending on your requirement you can select what suits you best and any of these cars are guaranteed to give you the bang for your buck that you expect.

So what do you think about our list of best petrol and diesel cars under 8 lakhs?

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