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Top 7 Cars Costing More Than Rs 10 Lakh on the Road

Top 7 Cars Costing More Than Rs 10 Lakh on the Road

Many cars in this list would have cost well under the 10 lakh rupees budget not too long ago

Most car buyers who buy a car for the first time tend to underestimate how much they have to pay on top of the well-advertised ex-showroom price in the form of road taxes, registration fees, insurance and more.

As a result, the final quote or ‘on-road price’ often comes as a surprise, often above the buyer’s original budget. Add to that the steep price increases of recent years and the result is that certain cars have become a lot more expensive than most would expect.

So, here’s a list of seven cars that you may remember costing under Rs 10 lakh not too long ago that actually cross that barrier today:

Mahindra Bolero

Prices (ex-showroom Delhi)

Rs 9.45 lakh to Rs 10.43 lakh

Prices on the road (Delhi)

Rs 10.87 lakh to Rs 12.47 lakh

Variants costing more than Rs 10 lakh (on the road)

All variants (B4, B6 and B6+)

Mahindra’s workhorse, it is the most basic and outdated SUV, costs up to Rs 12.5 lakh on the road. At this price, you can choose from several better equipped sub-compact SUVs and even some compact SUVs. However, nothing is as robust for the price as this Mahindra. The Bolero is powered by a 75 hp 1.5-litre diesel engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission.

Maruti Swift

Prices (ex-showroom Delhi)

Rs 5.92 lakh to Rs 8.85 lakh

Prices on the road (Delhi)

Rs 6.79 lakh to Rs 10.21 lakh

Variants costing more than Rs 10 lakh (on the road)

ZXI+ AMT and ZXI+ AMT Dual Tone

The Maruti Swift is a premium compact hatchback and one of the best-selling cars in the country. It is also the most expensive among its rivals here. For the price of a top-spec Swift with climate control, a touchscreen display and an AMT, you can check out several mid-spec variants of premium hatchbacks. The Swift gets a 90 horsepower 1.2-litre petrol engine with manual and AMT options.

Maruti Dzire

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Prices (ex-showroom Delhi)

Rs 6.24 lakh to Rs 9.18 lakh

Prices on the road (Delhi)

Rs 7.28 lakh to Rs 10.55 lakh

Variants costing more than Rs 10 lakh (on the road)

ZXI+ MT, ZXI+ AMT and ZXI CNG

The Maruti Dzire, which was known as one of the most affordable sub-compact sedans in India, no longer carries that title. Its rivals Hyundai and Tata and even their top-end CNG variants are relatively more affordable, costing well under Rs 10 lakh on the road. The Maruti sedan shares its engine with the Swift, a 90-horsepower 1.2-litre Dual Jet petrol engine with its 77-hp CNG counterpart. Transmission options include a five-speed manual and AMT, the latter being for petrol variants only.

Honda Jazz

Honda Jazz

Prices (ex-showroom Delhi)

Rs 8.01 lakh to Rs 10.32 lakh

Prices on the road (Delhi)

Rs 9.07 lakh to Rs 12 lakh

Variants costing more than Rs 10 lakh (on the road)

V CVT, VX CVT, ZX and ZX CVT

The Honda Jazz is now the oldest premium hatchback on sale, with the discontinuation of the VW Polo, but is still one of the most expensive. Only the basic spec manual V and VX variants are available under Rs 10 lakh on the road. Its top diesel variant was also cheaper on sale than the current top variants. The Jazz is offered with a 90 hp 1.2-litre petrol engine with five-speed manual transmission and CVT transmissions.

Tata Tiago EV

Tata Tiago EV

Prices (ex-showroom Delhi)

Rs 8.49 lakh to Rs 11.79 lakh

Prices on the road (Delhi)

Rs 8.85 lakh to Rs 12.38 lakh

Variants costing more than Rs 10 lakh (on the road)

XT 19.2 kWh, XZ Plus and XZ Plus Tech Lux

The Tiago EV is the latest car on this list and currently the most affordable mass-market electric car for sale in India. Several states are offering generous subsidies and rebates on EVs that could further help lower the road prices of the car as the road price of the mid-range variant is currently over Rs 10 lakh. Tata offers the Tiago EV with battery packs of 24 kWh and 19.2 kWh, with a range of 315 km and 250 km respectively. You can charge the battery pack of the Tiago EV from 10 to 80 percent in 57 minutes with a DC fast charger. This applies to both batteries.

Tata Punch

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Prices (ex-showroom Delhi)

Rs 5.93 lakh to Rs 9.49 lakh

Prices on the road (Delhi)

Rs 6.57 lakh to Rs 11.25 lakh

Variants costing more than Rs 10 lakh (on the road)

Completed AMT, Creative MT, Creative AMT, Kaziranga Edition

Tata’s micro SUV, the Punching, has the same dimensions as those of Maruti Ignis, Swift and Hyundai Grand i10 Nios. The Punch has hatchback proportions but wears crossover styling. At these prices, it overlaps the mid-spec variants of the larger Tata Nexon. The Punch is powered by an 86 hp 1.2-litre petrol engine, mated to a five-speed manual transmission and AMT transmissions.

Hyundai i20

Prices (ex-showroom Delhi)

Rs 7.07 lakh to Rs 11.62 lakh

Prices on the road (Delhi)

Rs 7.95 lakh to Rs 13.39 lakh

Variants costing more than Rs 10 lakh (on the road)

Sportz IVT, Sportz DCT, Asta, Asta iMT, Asta (O), Asta (O) IVT, Asta (O) DCT, Sportz Diesel, Asta (O) Diesel

Most variants of the Hyundai i20 cross the Rs 10 lakh on the road, making it the most expensive hatchback in its segment. There is no automatic variant under Rs 10 lakh on the road and only the base spec diesel variant costs less. It is also the most versatile model on the list here, as it is offered with three engine options: 83 hp 1.2-litre petrol with five-speed MT and IVT, a 120 hp 1-litre turbo petrol with six-speed iMT (six-speed manual) and seven-speed DCT and a 100 hp 1.5-litre diesel with six-speed MT.

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