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Budget Rs 10 lakhs: 8 cars that you can check out right now

Maruti Suzuki Swift : The Maruti Suzuki Swift hatchback has a starting price of Rs 4.99 and the most expensive variant is priced at Rs 8.76 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). It is available in four variants - L, V, Z and Z+. The Swift is offered with a choice of two engines - a 1.3-litre diesel engine that puts out 75PS and 190Nm, and a 1.2-litre petrol motor that generates 83PS and 113Nm. Both engines are available with either a 5-speed manual transmission or a 5-speed AMT. The petrol variant of the Swift claims an ARAI-certified mileage of 22kmpl, while the diesel variant has a claimed fuel efficiency of 28.4kmpl.

Mahindra XUV300: Mahindra will introduce AMT in the XUV300 range for both petrol and diesel engine options. The XUV300 has been launched in the country at a starting price of Rs 7.9 lakh (ex-showroom India). The sub-4 metre SUV is available in a choice of four variants and two engine options. The XUV300 is offered in four variants - W4, W6, W8 and W8(O). Bookings for the XUV300 are underway for a minimum amount of Rs 20,000. The XUV300 is offered with a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel unit. The new petrol unit churns out 110PS of power and a class-leading 200Nm of torque. Both engines are offered with a 6-speed manual transmission only.

Hyundai Elite i20: Hyundai is offering various benefits including cash discounts, free insurance and exchange bonus across its model lineup. Prices for the Hyundai Elite i20 start from Rs 5.43 lakh and go up to Rs 9.23 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The 2018 Elite i20 is available with two engine and transmission options - a 1.2-litre petrol engine that produces 83PS/115Nm mated to a 5-speed manual and a CVT transmission. Second is a 1.4-litre U2 CRDi Diesel engine that is mated to a 6-speed manual and puts out 90PS/220Nm. The Hyundai Elite i20 is available in five variants: Era, Magna Executive, Sportz, Asta and Asta Option.

Renault Kwid: Renault has updated the feature list of the Kwid. Prices for the Renault Kwid start from Rs 2.67 lakh and go up to Rs 4.63 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The Renault Kwid is available in five variants: Standard, RXE, RXL, RXT and Climber. The Renault Kwid comes with two petrol engine options: 0.8-litre (54PS/72Nm) and 1.0-litre (68PS/91Nm). While the 0.8-litre engine is mated to a 5-speed manual, the Renault Kwid 1.0-litre is available with either a 5-speed manual or 5-speed AMT (automated-manual transmission).

Volkswagen Polo: Volkswagen has launched the Polo Back & White Edition. Volkswagen also offers a GT variant of the Polo, which is priced at Rs 9.58 lakh and Rs 9.70 lakh for petrol and diesel, respectively. The Polo Connect Edition, on the other hand, is priced at Rs 6.99 lakh and Rs 8.75 lakh for petrol and diesel, respectively. The standard Polo can be had with a 76PS, 1.0-litre petrol engine or a 90PS, 1.5-litre diesel engine. Both the engines are mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The Polo GT is offered with more powerful engine options: a 1.2-litre TSI petrol and 1.5-litre TDI diesel engine which have a power output of 105PS and 110PS, respectively.

Maruti Vitara Brezza: The Maruti Vitara Brezza is available in four variants: LDI,VDI, ZDI and ZDI+. The prices range between Rs 7.58 lakh for the LDI variant to Rs 10.55 lakh for the ZDI+ (ex-showroom Delhi). The Vitara Brezza is only available with one engine - a 1.3-litre DDiS200 diesel unit that produces 90PS of power and 200Nm of peak torque. This engine is offered with a choice of a 5-speed manual transmission or a 5-speed automated manual transmission (AMT). The Vitara Brezza has a claimed fuel efficiency figure of 24.3kmpl. The Maruti Vitara Brezza sub-4 metre SUV is rather well equipped. It features Suzuki's SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment unit that supports Apple CarPlay.

Fiat Linea: Fiat has released the first official teaser of the Linea's replacement model, the Cronos, in the South American region. It is based on the newly introduced Fiat Argo hatchback and borrows styling cues from the same. Speaking of the current sedan, the Linea comes with three engine options with a standard 5-speed manual transmission. There are 1.4-litre and 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engines along with a 1.3-litre diesel engine, with certified fuel efficiencies of 14.9kmpl, 14.2kmpl and 20kmpl, respectively. Prices for the Fiat Linea start from Rs 8 lakh and go up to Rs 9.999 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

Ford Figo: The 2019 Figo facelift is available in three variants: Ambiente, Titanium and Titanium BLU, priced from Rs 5.23 lakh to Rs 7.7 lakh (ex-showroom pan-India). The Ford Figo facelift is powered by Ford's new 1.2-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine from the Freestyle that makes 96PS of maximum power and 120Nm of peak torque with a 5-speed MT. The 1.5-litre diesel engine has been carried forward and continues to make 100PS and 215Nm with a 5-speed MT. The Ford Figo facelift is equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth and navigation.

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