Quickest 0-100kph petrol-manual cars under Rs 10 lakh

Quickest 0-100kph petrol-manual cars under Rs 10 lakh

3rd Feb 2021 7:00 am

Which are the quickest sub-Rs 10 lakh cars in India? Here's the complete list.

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If you are looking for a car that’ll elevate your daily drive with a bit of performance, it’s likely you’re on the lookout for the quickest car on a budget. Here are the five quickest cars in the 0-100kph sprint – as tested by Autocar India – under Rs 10 lakh.

1. Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Turbo      9.82s                    

 

Hyundai’s smallest turbo-petrol model is also its quickest. With a 9.82s time to 100kph – thanks to the 1.0 turbo-petrol unit making 100hp and 172Nm – the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Turbo is the quickest car in India under Rs 10 lakh. Other highlights of this sporty hatchback include a roomy interior, plush ride and modern kit. Do note that that Nios Turbo is available in the higher-spec Sportz variant and misses out on some features such as a rear wiper and keyless entry and a push-button start available on the top-spec Asta.

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Turbo fact file
Engine998cc, 3 cyl, turbo-petrol
Power100hp
Torque172Nm
Gearbox5-speed MT
ARAI mileage20.3kpl

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Turbo sub-Rs 10 lakh variants
VariantPrice (ex-showroom, Delhi)
SportzRs 7.81 lakh
Sportz Dual ToneRs 7.87 lakh

2. Volkswagen Polo 1.0 TSI                9.97s                   

 

The Volkswagen Polo maybe a decade old but the new 1.0-litre engine - producing 110hp and 175Nm of torque - along with the new 6-speed manual has given it new life. It is the only other sub-Rs 10 lakh car to achieve a 0-100kph time under 10secs. Another headline figure is the 192kph top speed. 

Volkswagen Polo 1.0 TSI fact file
Engine999cc, 3 cyl, turbo-petrol
Power110hp
Torque175Nm
Gearbox6-speed MT
ARAI mileage18.24kpl
PriceRs 8.34 lakh (ex-showroom, India)
Variants under Rs 10 lakhHighline Plus MT

3. Skoda Rapid 1.0 TSI                         10.09s                

 

In the slightly heavier Skoda Rapid, the same award-winning 1.0 TSI unit and manual gearbox helps the sedan achieve a time just 0.12s short of the Polo. The 110hp turbo-petrol engine helps the Rapid live up to its name; it is currently the fastest accelerating mid-size sedan, outdoing the new 121hp Honda City by a 0.11s margin.

Skoda Rapid 1.0 TSI fact file
Engine999cc, 3 cyl, turbo-petrol
Power110hp
Torque175Nm
Gearbox6-speed MT
ARAI mileage18.97kpl

Skoda Rapid 1.0 TSI sub-Rs 10 lakh variants
VariantPrice (ex-showroom, India)
Rider MTRs 7.79 lakh
Rider Plus MTRs 8.19 lakh
Ambition MTRs 9.99 lakh

4. Volkswagen Vento 1.0 TSI             10.42s               

 

The Volkswagen Vento sedan is mechanically identical to the Rapid but is 0.33s slower in its 0-100kph sprint. Still at 10.42s it's fast and makes it to the number four spot on our list. Like its siblings the Polo, and Rapid, the Vento shows its age, and it’s just the lower versions that fit in the Rs 10 lakh budget.

Volkswagen Vento fact file
Engine999cc, 3 cyl, trubo-petrol
Power110hp
Torque175Nm
Gearbox6-speed MT
ARAI mileage17.69kpl

Volkswagen Vento sub-Rs 10 lakh variants
VariantsPrice (ex-showroom, India)
TrendlineRs 9.09 lakh
ComfortlineRs 9.99 lakh
HighlineRs 9.99 lakh

5. Nissan Magnite                                11.19s             

 

The Nissan Magnite, with its 11.19s time to 100kph, is the quickest SUV under Rs 10 lakh right now. A strong 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine, making 100hp and 160Nm of torque, that’s mated to a 5-speed manual helps Nissan’s compact SUV outdo its closest competitor, the Hyundai Venue, by a small 0.05s margin.

Nissan Magnite turbo fact file
Engine999cc, 3 cyl, turbo-petrol
Power100hp
Torque160Nm
Gearbox5-speed MT
ARAI mileage20kpl

Nissan Magnite turbo sub-Rs 10 lakh variants
VariantsPrice (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Turbo MT XLRs 6.99 lakh
Turbo MT XVRs 7.68 lakh
Turbo MT XV Dual ToneRs 7.82 lakh
Turbo MT XV PremiumRs 8.45 lakh
Turbo MT XV Premium DTRs 8.59 lakh
Turbo MT XV Premium (O)Rs 8.55 lakh
Turbo MT XV Premium (O) DTRs 8.69 lakh

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