5 Most Value For Money Cars To Buy This Diwali – Vitara To Scorpio N

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During this Diwali period, if you are looking to buy a new car or upgrade from an old one, here are some lucrative choices that are value-for-money

The festive season furore would be taken advantage of every year by automobile manufacturers and this year it has been all the more special considering the tough times in the last three seasons. If you are looking to add a new car to your precious garage or just want to upgrade to a brand new one, here we have listed the most VFM cars in the Rs. 10-12 lakh price range.

1. Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Sigma:

Maruti Suzuki’s latest entry in the Indian market is the Grand Vitara and is packed with features inside and out right from the base Sigma variant. With prices starting at Rs. 10.45 lakh (ex-showroom), the five-seater is an attractive proposition with a fuel-efficient mild-hybrid engine producing 103 PS and 136.8 Nm.

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It boasts features such as halogen projector headlights with LED DRLs, 60:40 split and reclining rear seats, tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel, electrically adjustable wing mirrors, steering mounted controls, three-point seatbelts for all seats, rear spoiler, 17-inch steel wheels with wheel cover rear centre armrest, two-tone black and brown cabin theme, a 4.2-inch TFT display, keyless entry and go, auto AC, etc.

2. Toyota Hyryder E:

The base E petrol mild-hybrid variant of the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder costs Rs. 10.48 lakh (ex-showroom) and it comes with a wide range of features as well. It has plenty in common with the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara including the platform and underpinnings.

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The equipment list gains projector headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lamps, LED tail lamps, 17-inch steel wheels with wheel cover, black interior theme, a 4.2-inch TFT MID, dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, Vehicle stability control (VSC), Hill-hold control and rear parking sensors and most of these replicate its Maruti Suzuki sibling.

3. Kia Carens Premium:

The Carens was introduced earlier this year and it quickly became popular due to its VFM nature. The entry-level Premium variant is priced at just Rs. 9.59 lakh for petrol while the slightly higher up Prestige costs Rs. 10.70 lakh (ex-showroom). The base variant is loaded with features such as six airbags, ESP, hill-start assist, all-wheel disc brakes, tyre pressure monitoring system, and rear parking sensors as standard.

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In addition, roof-mounted rear AC vents, one-touch electric tumble function for the second row, front armrest, sliding and reclining function for 60:40 middle row, all power windows, five USB Type-C charging ports, part leatherette seats, etc are also available.

4. Mahindra Scorpio N Z2:

In India, the recently launched Mahindra Scorpio N is retailed in five trim levels namely Z2, Z4, Z6, Z8, and Z8L. The base Z2 costs Rs. 11.99 lakh for petrol and Rs. 12.49 lakh for diesel manual variants.

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While the former produces 203 hp max power, the latter delivers 132 hp from a 2.2-litre mHawk oil-burner. Besides being powerful, the base versions offer features such as steering mounted controls in petrol, second row AC vents, electric power steering in petrol and hydraulic mechanism in diesel, LED taillights and a lot more.

5. Hyundai Creta EX:

The Creta has been leading the midsize SUV sales charts ever since it went on sale years ago in India and is mainly due to its attractive set of features in a competitive price point.

Even the EX variant costing Rs. 11.38 lakh for petrol and Rs. 12.32 lakh for diesel (ex-showroom) is brimmed with features such as an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system, four-speaker audio, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, steering mounted controls, sunglass holder, remote central locking, power windows, front armrest, height adjustable driver seat, LED position lamps, day/night IRVM, halogen projector headlamps, etc.