5 Budget cars under Rs 5 lakh: Maruti Suzuki, Renault Kwid, and more

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After the outbreak of the COVID-19 disease, things have drastically changed. Now people avoid public transport and prefer a personal vehicle to commute from one place to another.

In a recent survey conducted by News 18 in 2020, most of the respondents preferred personal vehicles over public transport.

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They expressed their willingness to use personal vehicles for daily commute. For first-time car buyers, top automaker companies, including Maruti Suzuki and Renault, have launched many cars that don’t cost more than Rs 5 lakh.

Datsun Ready-Go

Datsun has recently rolled out its Ready Go in India. The car starts at Rs 2.83 lakh (ex-showroom, pan India).

The new updated Datsun Ready Go gets improved exteriors and design, besides L-shaped daytime running lights (DRLs), headlights, LED fog lamps, LED taillights, 14-inch wheels, and updated doors.

Renault Kwid

The new Renault Kwid comes with an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system besides Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Powered by an 800cc unit and a 1.0 litre block, the car promises to generate 54hp and 72Nm of torque and 68hp and 91Nm of torque respectively. The facelift version of Renault Kwid is available at Rs 2.92 lakh (ex-showroom) in the market.

Maruti Alto

Maruti Suzuki Alto is available in two variants, 800cc Alto and 1.0 litre Alto K10. The 800cc Alto generates 48hp and is coupled with a 5-speed manual gearbox. S Presso is now replacing the 1.0 litre Alto K10.

Earlier this year, 800cc Alto went through a facelift, got an upgraded engine to meet the BS6 emission standard. The starting price of this car is Rs 2.95 lakh.

Maruti Suzuki S-Presso

Maruti Suzuki launched its S-Presso to target a wider range of SUV customers. The hatchback vehicle is priced at Rs 3.71 lakh (ex-showroom). It comes with the infotainment system, besides Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Powered by the same K10 engine, S-Presso promises to generate 64bhp and 90Nm of torque. The engine comes coupled with a 5-speed manual transmission.

Hyundai Santro

Hyundai Santro comes with a 6.94-inch touchscreen audio-video system. The multi-media system of the car includes Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Mirror Link, besides voice recognition and rear parking display system.

Powered by a 1.0-liter petrol engine, the car can generate 69Ps. It starts at Rs 4.57 lakh (ex-showroom).

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