Driving is a pleasure most of the time, but driving in our crowded cities can get challenging sometimes. Start-stop traffic, speed breakers, potholes and parking issues can trouble the best of drivers. But fortunately in India, we have a lot of good compact cars, which offer everything and are good for city driving. In today’s article, we will be looking at 5 cars for city drivers under Rs 12 lakh.

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Tata Altroz

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The Altroz is the premium hatchback by Tata. It comes loaded with features and is one of the safest cars in its segment. Being a hatchback, it is perfect for city driving. The Altroz comes with petrol and diesel options but is only offered with a manual gearbox. Other features it comes with are connected car tech, an eight-speaker sound system, 7.0-inch infotainment system, rain-sensing wipers and much more. The pricing of the Altroz starts from Rs 7 lakh and goes to Rs 11.55 lakh (on-road, Mumbai).

Nissan Magnite

The Magnite is one of the most affordable cars in its segment. Though affordable, it comes with all the features and doesn’t compromise safety as well. Magnite’s compact size and well-tuned suspension make it a perfect SUV for city driving. The Magnite comes with only petrol engine options (naturally-aspirated & turbo-petrol) with a manual and a CVT gearbox. Key features are a 7-inch fully digital instrument cluster, a 360-degree camera, wireless Android Auto & Apple Carplay and cruise control. The pricing of the Magnite starts from Rs 6.65 lakh and goes to Rs 11.63 lakh (on-road, Mumbai).  

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Maruti Swift

The Swift is one of the top-selling cars in the Indian market. It is known for its sporty design and reliability. The overall footprint of the Swift is small, but it is still spacious on the inside. It comes only with a petrol engine with manual and AMT gearbox options. Key features are cruise control, LED headlamps, a 7.0-inch infotainment system, idle start-stop and keyless entry. The pricing of the Swift starts from Rs 6.78 lakh and goes to Rs 9.91 lakh (on-road, Mumbai). 

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios

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Another hatchback on the list, the Grand i10 Nios, is good for city driving. The Grand i10 Nios is popular for its features and quirky design. It comes with petrol and diesel engines. Both the engines are available in manual and AMT gearbox options. Key features include wireless charging, connected car tech, an 8.0-inch infotainment system and a rear parking sensor. The pricing of the Grand i10 Nios starts from Rs 6.76 lakh and goes to Rs 10.14 lakh (on-road, Mumbai). 

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Mahindra Bolero Neo

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Mahindra launched the Bolero Neo a while ago. The Bolero Neo makes it to the list due to its compact size yet high practicality. It is a good car for city driving. It only comes with a diesel engine mated to a manual gearbox. It comes with features like connected car tech, Bluetooth & AUX compatibility, a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system and cruise control being some of the key ones. The pricing of the Bolero Neo starts from Rs 10.18 lakh and goes to Rs 11.96 lakh (on-road, Mumbai). With the launching of the N10(O) variant expected soon, this car will become more practical due to the availability of MTT (Multi-Terrain Technology).

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