Top 5 New Cars Under Rs 10 Lakh Worth Buying

  • Baleno is a premium hatchback offered by Maruti Suzuki
  • Entry-level Exter is also priced under Rs 10 lakh
  • Here is a curated list of new cars worth buying

Top 5 New Cars Under Rs 10 Lakh Worth Buying

Looking for a value proposition vehicle that not only suits your style but is economical on the pocket? Well here is a list of curated models that you can opt for as your next new car.

Maruti Suzuki Baleno

The All-New Maruti Suzuki Baleno is a great premium hatchback offering, which stands up to the task of taking care of an entire family. Renowned for its generous rear passenger space, a rare feature in hatchbacks priced under Rs 10 lakh.

What’s more, the New Baleno, despite its visual resemblance to its predecessor, is a completely redesigned model featuring new body panels, improved safety, and upgraded equipment. The exterior boasts a new grille, LED headlamps, and redesigned bumpers, while the interior undergoes a significant transformation with enhanced quality, a sportier steering wheel, and improved seats. The cabin features a new 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and the hatchback introduces segment-first features like a 360-degree camera and a Heads-Up Display.

Safety is also enhanced with additional airbags, ESP with Hill Hold on AMT variants, and larger front disc brakes. The engine lineup includes the new K12N petrol engine, and the CVT automatic is replaced by a five-speed AMT for improved fuel efficiency. The suspension is overhauled, resulting in a more sophisticated ride and improved handling. Despite a price increase, the Maruti Suzuki Baleno remains competitive in its segment, offering a comprehensive package with significant improvements in various aspects.

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Mahindra XUV300 TurboSport

There are not many options for enthusiasts under Rs 10 lakh, but the XUV300 should be on every budget-conscious enthusiast’s watchlist because of its 128 bhp 1.2-litre turbo 4-cylinder mild hybrid engine under the hood. If turbo petrol is not suitable for you then a naturally aspirated 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.4-litre diesel engine are also available to pick from.

Mahindra XUV300 maintains its reputation for impressive handling, combining agility and a well-balanced chassis. The TurboSport variant exhibits improved performance over the normal XUV300, achieving 0 to 60 kmph in 5 seconds. Cosmetic updates include a blacked-out front grille with red accents, while the interior features an all-black theme with leatherette upholstery. Equipment levels remain high, with safety highlighted by a 5 Star GNCAP Safety Rating.

It is also big on space being a compact SUV, the vehicle comes equipped with an electric sunroof, disk brakes on all four wheels, and a smart electric steering system.

Hyundai Venue

The Hyundai Venue quickly became one of the most popular small SUVs on sale when it was launched back in 2019 and it started the whole sunroof craze in small cars.  The vehicle has received a mid-life update targeting young first-time buyers. The exterior features a flashy 'parametric' front grille, redesigned bumpers, and new LED tail lamps.

The cabin now adopts a brighter 'greige' theme and offers improved rear seat comfort. New features include LED headlamps, electric adjustment for the driver's seat, digital instrument cluster, and ambient sounds. The Venue continues to offer a range of engines including an 82 horsepower 1.2-litre petrol, 114 bhp 1.5-litre diesel, and 118 horsepower 1.0-litre turbo-petrol. The diesel engine is smooth but loses steam at higher revs, while the turbo-petrol offers a broader torque spread. The suspension has an underlying firmness, and the ride can be busy on rough roads.

Despite some shortcomings, the Hyundai Venue remains an exceptional all-rounder offering SUV-like space in small hatchback-like dimensions, catering to a broad range of buyers with its user-friendly nature, smooth engines, and comprehensive feature list.

Tata Altroz

Tata Altroz was first unveiled back in 2018 at the Delhi Auto Expo and then launched in 2020. Positioned against rivals like the Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Hyundai i20, it stands out with its ALFA architecture, offering space and comfort akin to larger cars. The Altroz boasts BS6-compliant engines, including a 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel.

Its exterior design is distinctive, featuring a shark nose, upswept windows, and unique door handle placement. Inside, the cabin offers a well-designed dashboard, spacious seating, and practical storage. Available in four trims, it introduces add-on packs for customization. Driving dynamics are commendable, with a focus on ride quality and stability. The diesel variant stands out for its power and efficiency.

Despite minor concerns, such as the petrol engine's performance and connectivity features, the Altroz presents a compelling option in the premium hatchback segment, priced between Rs 5.29 to Rs 9.29 lakh (ex-showroom, India).

Also Read: Upcoming Tata SUVs in 2024

Hyundai Exter

Hyundai Motor India’s latest offering, the Exter, targets buyers seeking an affordable SUV, priced between Rs 6 to Rs 10 lakh. Based on the Grand i10 NIOS platform, it features an SUV-style design with an elevated stance, skid plates, and ample ground clearance. The cabin, shared with the i10 NIOS, offers good quality plastics and comfort, with a spacious rear bench and a generous 391-litre boot. Powered by a refined 1.2-litre petrol engine, the Exter delivers adequate performance as it is available with both manual and automatic transmission options. Its ride and handling strike a good balance, making it a comfortable highway cruiser.

The car is feature-rich, with options like a sunroof, digital instrument cluster, and a dual-lens dash camera. Its safety features include 6 airbags and an option for ESP (Electronic Stability Programme) across variants. With an attractive price, the Hyundai Exter is positioned as a well-rounded and value-packed mini SUV.

Hope we were able to resolve many of your doubts through this listicle, which new car to buy under Rs 10 lakh in India. For more of such content, stay tuned to

Mahindra XUV300 Turbo Sportz
Starting at ₹ 9,30,502
EMI Starting at ₹ 13,053
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Hyundai Venue
Starting at ₹ 7,94,100
EMI Starting at ₹ 11,139
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Maruti Suzuki Baleno
Starting at ₹ 6,66,000
EMI Starting at ₹ 9,342
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