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The cheapest cars in India: Know their specifications and price

Maruti Suzuki Alto is the most-liked by the middle-class segment followed by the Renault Kwid

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New Delhi, First Published Nov 20, 2021, 6:02 PM IST
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Cheaper cars are a major draw in India. In the hatchback segment, cars like Maruti Suzuki Alto 800, Celerio, Renault Kwid have had bumper sales. Maruti Suzuki Alto is the most-liked by the middle-class segment. The starting price of this car in Delhi is Rs 3.15 lakh (ex-showroom). The top specification model can be bought for Rs 4.83 lakh. Check rates of all car models of Maruti Suzuki Alto and Renault Kwid.

Alto 800 specs, features

Maruti Alto 800 is available with a 796cc petrol engine and a CNG option. It is available with manual transmission. The Alto 800 comes with a claimed mileage between 22.05 kmpl and 31.59 km/kg depending on the variant and fuel type. Alto 800 is a 4 seater and measures 3445mm in length, 1515 in width and 2360mm in wheelbase.

Maruti Suzuki Alto price (Delhi Ex-showroom prices)

Maruti Suzuki Alto STD: Rs 3,15,000
Maruti Suzuki Alto STD (O): Rs 3,21,000
Maruti Suzuki Alto LXI: Rs 3,86,500
Maruti Suzuki Alto LXI (O): Rs 3,92,500 

Maruti Alto VXI

Maruti Suzuki Alto VXI: Rs 12,500
Maruti Suzuki Alto VXI+: Rs 4,26,000 
Maruti Suzuki Alto LXI CNG: Rs 4,76,500
Maruti Suzuki Alto LXI (O) CNG: Rs 4,82,500

Maruti cars are well-received across the country due to their low cost and maintenance. Maruti's Celerio had record sales during the Diwali season. However, Renault Kwid too finds itself on the list. The Renault Kwid's starting price is Rs 4.11 lakh (ex-showroom). This affordable and high mileage hatchback car has sold over 4 lakh units since its launch. 

The price of the five-seater hatchback starts at Rs 4.11 lakh, with the top variant available at Rs 5.59 lakh (ex-showroom). The Renault Kwid is available in 11 variants in the country across 4 trim levels namely RXE, RXL, RXT and RXZ. Kwid is available with two engine options. It has been launched in the market with both manual and automatic transmission options. According to Renault, the Renault Kwid can get you a mileage of up to 22.3 kmpl.

The Renault Kwid comes with standard safety features, including an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Car Play and Android Auto support, keyless entry, manual AC, reverse parking camera, dual airbags, ABS, EBD. The Kwid MY21 Climber Edition gets a black roof with a dual-tone exterior. 

Renault Kwid price (ex-showroom price)

RXE 0.8L: Rs 4,06,500
RXL 0.8L: Rs 4,36,500
RXT 0.8L: Rs 4,66,500
RXL 1.0L MT: Rs 4,53,600
RXL 1.0L MT: Rs 4,93,600
RXT 1.0L MT optional: Rs 90,300
Climber 1.0L MT Optional: Rs 5,11,500 
RXT 1.0L Easy-R Optional: Rs 5,30,300
Climber 1.0L Easy-R Optional: Rs 5,51,500

The Kwid has performed poorly in safety crash tests. Renault Kwid was launched in India in 2016. Then it got only a one-star rating in Global NCAP testing. At the same time, Renault claims that it has made several major changes to the safety structure since then. This car received a three-star rating in the Latin NCAP testing. This time, the company was equipped with a front airbag and side-body airbags and ABS in the car.

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