The sedan segment in India was quite popular early and served as a status symbol for many decades. The entry of the sub-compact SUV in the same price range, lowered the popularity of the sedans by a notch. Still, there is nothing better than a well-made sedan for rear-seat comfort and chauffeur drove experience. Low ground-clearance of some of the sedans serve as a disadvantage for rural India. Sedans in general are quite efficient and affordable to maintain. Find out below about Top sedans you can buy under Rs.8.00* lakh.
Skoda Rapid Rider Plus
The only full-size sedan under Rs.8.00 lakh. The Skoda Rapid Rider Plus is an improvement over the previously launched Rapid Rider and comes with many necessary features. You also get the reliability of Skoda along with a 1.0litre turbocharged petrol engine which is performance friendly. The service and maintenance costs of the Skoda Rapid is also not much, according to website estimate.
The outdated exterior design and interiors are a small setback for new Rapid buyers. The new Skoda Rapid costs between Rs.7.49 lakh to Rs.13.29 lakh (Ex-showroom). The Skoda Rapid AT has also been recently launched at Rs.9.49 lakh making it the most affordable full-size automatic sedan. The Rapid Rider Plus at Rs.7.99 lakh comes with automatic climate control, touchscreen infotainment system, dual airbags, ABS with EBD and front power windows.
The safest compact sedan in this list is the Tata Tigor. While the looks of the Tata Tigor are debatable, it is the only compact sedan to come with a price tag of a hatchback. Owners of the Tata Tigor are quite happy with their purchase with occasional complaints about service centre and initial engine noises. The Tata Tigor costs between Rs. 5.39 lakh and Rs.7.49 lakh. Under Rs.8.00 lakh, you can opt for the top variant of the Tigor. More about Top Sedans you can buy under Rs.8.00* lakh below.
There is only one BS6 petrol engine on offer along with both manual/automatic transmissions. Exciting features from the base variant itself makes the Tata Tigor a very compelling choice. The XZ Plus with Automatic climate control is one value for money variant. The strong build quality of Tata and 4-star safety rating make the Tigor a very good compact sedan.
The best-seller in the compact sedan segment has been the Maruti Dzire since ages. Despite the strong brand pull of Maruti, car buyers have also preferred the Dzire due to its advantages and strong points. While Maruti cars are not the safest of the lot, you still get standard dual airbags, ABS with EBD and some other passive safety features. The build quality of the Dzire is something which can be greatly improved and the company should focus on it. As it is the Maruti Dzire is a great sedan for optimum mileage and convenience.
The prices for the 2020 Maruti Dzire start at Rs.5.89 lakh. The new updated sedan comes with lots of features like cruise control, automatic headlamps, climate control, touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Car Play along with a host of other features. After BS6, Maruti has ditched their Diesel engines and this car is no different.
The Dzire facelift is offered with Maruti’s 1.2-litre DualJet petrol engine that produces 90 PS of power and 113 Nm of torque. It is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox but also gets the choice of a 5-speed AMT as well. While the base variant of the Dzire is not the most value for money, it does come with standard safety features like dual airbags and rear parking sensors.
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