Top 5 Budget Performance Cars You Should Check Out This Diwali Season

Top 5 Budget Performance Cars You Should Check Out This Diwali Season

There is currently a strong demand for new cars in India and the automotive market recently registered record-breaking sales figures last month

A number of new cars were launched in the Indian market in the last few months and not only boast a strong VFM package for the buyers, but in addition to this, are also offered with powerful engine options, attractive styling and commendable dynamics. If you are also in the market for a powerful and fun-to-drive car, here is a list of the top 5 budget performance cars you should check out this festive season.

Top 5 Affordable Fun To Drive Performance Cars In India

Skoda Slavia 1.5L

Price: Rs 16.79-18.39 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)

The new Skoda Slavia is offered as a feature-rich and powerful sedan while challenging the rivals like the Honda City, Hyundai Verna, VW Virtus and the Maruti Ciaz. While the new Slavia is offered with two engine options, it is the 1.5L that offers stronger performance. This 1.5L TSI motor churns out a peak power output of 150 hp and a maximum torque output of 250 Nm. This engine is offered with either a 6-speed manual or an automatic gearbox for the buyers. In addition to this, the new Slavia also gets attractive exterior styling, a feature-rich and premium cabin, and commendable fuel economy figures. Those opting for the higher variants of the Slavia will be offered with features like a large sunroof, automatic climate control, digital instrument cluster, connected car tech, cooled storage box, and more.

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Hyundai i20 N-Line

Price: 10- 12.11 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Hyundai launched its N-Line portfolio in India with the launch of the new i20 N-Line in the market and offers it as a valuable upgrade for anyone looking for a compact and powerful hatchback. For starters, the i20 N-line is powered by a 1.0L turbocharged petrol engine that churns out a peak power output of 120 hp. This engine comes mated to a 7-speed DCT or a 6-speed IMT gearbox. In addition to this, the car also boasts a long list of changes that give it an edge over many of its rivals. For starters, the new i20 N-Line is offered with a slightly stiffer suspension setup-up, sportier exhaust, and tweaked steering setup. In addition to this, it also offers many new cosmetic changes including a new front grille, sporty red accents, exclusive alloy wheels, a new rear spoiler, and updated bumpers. Inside, you will get an all-black cabin with sporty red accents, a new steering wheel, an N-Line gear knob, and a new upholstery design.

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Honda City Petrol

Price: 11.57 – 15.32 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)

The new Honda City 5th-gen is one of the most practical sedans in the country and is offered with multiple powertrain options. It not only offers elegant and sophisticated exterior styling but in addition to this, also offers a strong road presence and commendable safety levels. Inside, you will get a comfortable and spacious cabin complemented by a long feature list and premium quality levels. The 1.5L i-VTEC churns out a peak power output of 121 hp and can be had either with a 5-speed manual or a 7-step CVT gearbox. The Honda City, in addition to this, also boasts a strong ride quality and sorted suspension setup that makes it a driver’s delight.

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Mahindra XUV300 TurboSport

Price: Rs 10.35 – 12.90 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)

The new Mahindra XUV300 TurboSport recently made its India debut and boasts class-leading power and torque figures. For those wondering, the car churns out 131 hp and 230 Nm and can be had with a 5-speed manual or AMT gearbox. The new mStallion motor not only offers commendable power figures but in addition to this, also boasts a strong mid-range and impressive city driveability. Strong performance, sorted dynamics, an extremely capable braking setup, and a mature suspension setup make the XUV300 one of the most fun-to-drive SUVs in its class.

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Citroen C3 Turbo

Price: Rs 8.15 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)

The Citroen C3 is the second offering in the brand’s portfolio and is one of the most powerful cars in its class. The turbo variant of the C3 is powered by a 1.2L three-cylinder, turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine that churns out a peak power output of 110 hp while the maximum torque output stands at 190 Nm. This engine is only offered with a six-speed manual gearbox and boasts a strong bottom end and mid-range. In addition to this, the steering wheel also offers impressive feel-feedback and the new C3 is one of the most engaging cars to drive under Rs 10 lakh. The brand is also expected to soon launch the automatic variants of the new Citroen C3 soon.

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Nitin Kadian

Nitin Kadian

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An engineer by education and a motorhead by heart, he loves spending time behind the wheels. In the age of SUVs and crossovers, he still adores old-school low-slung sedans and drools over the Mustang '69.