Even if not for daily office travel or running errands, driving is quite a pleasure. But driving in the cities can get challenging sometimes. Start-stop traffic, speed breakers, potholes and parking issues can trouble the best of drivers. To combat these, manufacturers are utilizing compact size cars and automatic gearboxes. The rising fuel prices is also another thing to factor in. In today’s article, we are looking at the best cars for city driving under 20 lakh.
As mentioned earlier, rising fuel prices are a big problem. The Nexon EV can help solve this problem. The Nexon EV can be a great car for city driving due to its compact dimensions. Also, the range it offers should be ideal for city driving. Its suspension is also tuned well to tackle the potholes. Other comfort features it comes with are a 7-inch infotainment system, rain-sensing wiper, automatic headlamps and much more. The pricing of the Nexon EV starts from Rs 14.85 lakh and goes to Rs 17.89 lakh (on-road, Mumbai). The incentives offered by the state on EVs are different in each state.
XUV300 Diesel Automatic
The XUV300 is another great car to drive in cities due to its compact dimensions. It is one of the safest cars in India, with a 5-star rating from Global NCAP. The diesel engine can deliver good mileage without compromising on performance. The AMT transmission is also a good way to beat city traffic. The car is also good on bad roads. Other comfort features it comes with are a 7-inch infotainment unit, dual-zone climate control, an electric sunroof and much more. The pricing of the diesel automatic variants starts from Rs 13.37 lakh and goes to Rs 16.11 lakh (on-road, Mumbai).
Honda Amaze Diesel CVT
The Amaze is a compact sedan great for maneuvering in tight spaces. Even though it’s compact, it doesn’t compromise interior space. The Honda diesel engine is well refined and comes coupled with a CVT transmission that gives good mileage and ease of driving. Other comfort features include light-tone interiors, automatic climate control, steering mounted controls and a front cupholder. The pricing of the diesel CVT starts from Rs 10.85 lakh and goes to Rs 11.88 lakh (on-road, Mumbai).
Skoda Kushaq Style 1.0 TSI AT
The Skoda Kushaq was recently launched in India. It competes in the C-SUV segment but is smaller than other cars in its segment. This smaller size makes it a great city car without compromising on space and features. The Kushaq misses on diesel engine but its 1.0-litre engine paired with torque converter unit is a great combination for city driving. Key features include a 10-inch infotainment system, rear AC vents, rain-sensing wipers and an electric sunroof. The pricing of the Style 1.0 AT is Rs 18.49 lakh (on-road, Mumbai).
Hyundai Verna Diesel AT
The Verna, though big, is quite sleek and compact when it comes to other cars in the segment. It provides modern design and features. Verna gets Hyundai’s popular 1.5-litre diesel engine paired with a torque converter gearbox. The Verna has a low ground clearance but still should be manageable on city roads. Other features it comes with are an 8-inch infotainment system, ventilated seats, connected car tech and much more. The pricing of the diesel automatic starts from Rs 16.03 lakh and goes to Rs 18.27 lakh (on-road, Mumbai).
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