If you’re in the market to buy a new car and you have approximately Rs. 10 lakhs to spend, give or take a few lakhs, then you might find yourself spoilt for choice. It’s obviously not a bad thing, but making a decision will be tough, especially if you’re not certain which segment suits your needs the best. There’s so much to choose from. You’ve got hot hatches, sedans, MPVs, small SUVs and even a pick-up truck if you fancy one. After much brainstorming, we have managed to put together a list of vehicles which we feel are the best cars in India below 10 lakhs out there right now. Check it out and do let us know what you feel about our list of best cars in India below 10 lakhs of asking price.
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Our favourite among the best cars in India below 10 lakhs is the Ciaz. Maruti has done a stellar job with its mid-size sedan. A replacement for the SX4, the Ciaz is everything its predecessor wasn’t and more. It looks like a proper sedan since it hasn’t been derived from a hatchback, it’s packed with features, its got classy interiors and the company claims that the diesel version, with the mild hybrid tech, is the most efficient of its kind in India delivering a claimed mileage of 28.09 kmpl!
Spec for spec the Ciaz is cheaper than the City and came out on top in our comparisonbetween the two. The engines might seem a bit underpowered but thanks to clever gearing and intelligent torque distribution, the lack of power is barely noticeable. This is Maruti’s first truly successful product towards the premium end of the market and also the best car to buy under 10 lakhs in India right now.
|Engine||1.4 L (91 bhp-130 Nm)||1.3 L DDiS200 (89 bhp-200 Nm)|
|Transmission||5-speed MT/4-speed AT||5-speed MT|
|Mileage||20.73 kmpl/19/12 kmpl||28.09 kmpl|
|Price (ex-showroom Delhi)||Rs. 7.73 – 10.52 lakh||Rs. 7.89 – 9.57 lakh|
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., following years of development, launched the Vitara Brezzacompact SUV in 2016 and it became an instant hit. It has managed to find its way into our list of the best cars in India below 10 lakhs. It gets a smart exterior complete with SUV-like design highlights such as the body cladding, flat bonnet, squared off wheel arches, etc. The interiors come finished in all black and the list of features is also very impressive. But the biggest selling point of the Vitara Brezza is its price. At a starting price of just over 7 lakhs, it undercuts its chief rival, the Ford EcoSport, by a good margin. The SUV comes with only a 1.3 L diesel unit, which puts out 89 bhp and 200 Nm with a claimed fuel mileage of 24.3 kpl.
|Engine||1.3 L (89 bhp & 200 Nm)|
|Price (ex-showroom Delhi)||Rs. 7.26-9.70 lakh|
Ford’s compact SUV took India by storm with customers flocking to dealerships to get their hands on one. Such was its popularity that Ford had to cease booking for a period because the rate of production couldn’t keep pace with the demand. Even today the EcoSport is doing really well. It has got the looks, it’s packed with features, being a Ford it’s good to drive and its got very good engines. The SUV-like exterior with a rear mounted spare wheel and high ground clearance has been a hit with Indian customers and also helps in tackling our roads.
Inside there’s as much space a big hatchback and the feature list is also quite strong. Combine that with great engines and great driving dynamics what you get is a vehicle that is hard to fault. If there is one fault with the EcoSport its that it is small by SUV standards and at the end of the day it is basically a hatchback on steroids. The only problem with the car is that Ford doesn’t offer the automatic transmission with any other engine except the 1.5 litre petrol. Overall, the compact SUV from Ford is easily one of the best cars in India below 10 lakhs right now.
|Engine||1.5 L Ti-VCT/1.0 L EcoBoost(110 bhp-140 Nm/124 bhp-170 Nm)||1.5 L TDCi (99 bhp-205 Nm)|
|Transmission||5-speed MT or 6-speed DCT/5-speed MT||5-speed MT|
|Mileage||15.8 kmpl/18.9 kmpl||22.7 kmpl|
|Price (ex-showroom Delhi)||Rs. 7.18-10.46 lakh||Rs. 7.83-10.76 lakh|
We feel the Hyundai Elite i20 is still the best hatchback in its segment and that’s why it finds a place in our list of the best cars in India below 10 lakhs. It’s smart looks, healthy list of features and a strong diesel engine make it one of the most complete hatchbacks on sale in India. Top of the line variants of the i20 can be had for around Rs. 10 lakh (on-road). Hyundai now offers the i20 in dual tone paint schemes as well.
|Engine||1.2 L/1.4 L(82 bhp-115 Nm/99 bhp-132 Nm)||1.4 L TDCi (89 bhp-220 Nm)|
|Transmission||5-speed MT/4-speed AT||6-speed MT|
|Mileage||18.6 kmpl/-NA-||22.54 kmpl|
|Price (ex-showroom Delhi)||Rs. 5.35-7.81 lakh/Rs. 9.07 lakh||Rs. 6.65-9.06 lakh|
Some might find the inclusion of the Polo GT TSI in our list of the best cars in India below 10 lakhs surprising. However, for buyers looking for a fun to drive small car within a budget of 10 lakhs, there is nothing else on offer. One of the hottest hatchbacks on sale in India currently, the Polo GT TSI combines the standard car’s practicality with performance. It is powered by a 1.2-litre turbocharged TSI motor producing 103 bhp and 175 Nm of torque. That engine has been mated to VW‘s 7 speed DSG dual clutch ‘box and what you get is car that is an absolute hoot to drive.
The last facelift also made the cabin a better place to be in. Build quality is top notch and the car rides well too hitting speeds of 150 km/h with ease. On the outside, there’s not much to differentiate the GT from the standard car except for a badge on the grille and a sticker on the C-pillar. The Polo GT TSI is a bit expensive and hence, doesn’t appeal to the masses.
|Engine||1.2 L Turbocharged (103 bhp-175 Nm)|
|Price (ex-showroom Delhi)||Rs. 9.11 lakh|
Best Cars in India Below 10 Lakhs – Car Buying Guide
|Model Name||Price (ex-showroom Delhi)|
|Maruti Suzuki Ciaz||Rs. 7.73-10.52 lakh|
|Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza||Rs. 7.26-9.70 lakh|
|Ford EcoSport||Rs. 7.18-10.76 lakh|
|Hyundai Elite i20||Rs. 5.35-9.07 lakh|
|Volkswagen Polo GT TSI||Rs. 9.11 lakh|
So which one of the cars from our list of Best Cars in India below 10 lakhs interests you? Think we’ve missed out on a car which you think is better suited to the list of best cars in India under 10 lakhs? Then do let us know in the comments section below. Also, stay tuned for more posts like the Best Cars in India below 10 lakhs feature we have here.
Moto G5 Plus
If you are planning to buy a best smartphone under 20000, you can’t get anything better than the Moto G5 Plus currently. The G5 Plus, combined the dependable performance, decent battery life and a best in class camera in a single package. All this makes the Moto G5 Plus, the best phone under 20000 rupees. Moreover, you will continue to get the latest Android version whenever it comes for at least next year.
Lenovo Z2 Plus
The Indian smartphone market is very price sensitive. We like good phones with formidable performance at low prices and nothing does it better than the Lenovo Z2 Plus. With a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 on-board, the Z2 Plus overpowers the competition very easily. To further strengthen its position, Lenovo offers it with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, making it the best phone under 20000. The smaller 5-inch touchscreen offers good colour reproduction, although same can’t be said about the 13MP rear camera.
Coolpad Cool 1
Another great phone in this segment is the Coolpad Cool 1. Available with dual camera, the Le 2 brings refined design to the table, along with outstanding performance. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 652-powered device is quite powerful, and has one of the better cameras in the sub-20K segment. The 4000mAh battery is not at par with the Redmi Note 4, but it will still last a day without any hassle.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is the phone of the moment. It replaces the well received Redmi Note 3 in the budget segment with a newer design and slightly updated specifications. The biggest change comes in the form of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, which is not as powerful as the Snapdragon 650 on the Redmi Note 3, but at the same time adds more battery life to the phone. The new 13MP rear camera is also a good improvement over its predecessor and now the phone is also available with 64GB of storage and 4GB of RAM.
The Lenovo P2 makes its way into this list with its outstanding battery life, During our tests, the phone lasted for more than three days on multiple occasions, which is a new record on its own. The Snapdragon 625 SoC powered device features 4GB of RAM, which provides a nice balance between performance and battery life. The phone just lacks a good camera.
The Gionee A1 is for people who like taking selfies. The phone offers a good display and a very good rear camera. Gionee has also managed to bring the best out of the MediaTek Helio P10 SoC, which makes it a decent performer. You get 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage on the phone, which should be ample for most users. The best part about the phone is its rear camera, which take superb images in almost all lighting conditions, and sits just below the Moto G5 Plus in terms of image quality. The front facing camera on the phone is also noteworthy and selfie lovers would also appreciate the different modes available.
Xiaomi Mi Max Prime
If you are looking for a big phone with good battery life along with some impressive performance, then the Mi Max Prime is certainly your best bet. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 SoC that we saw on the Redmi Note 3. The main feature of this smartphone, is the large 6.44-inch display that offers good viewing angles, and is the ideal size to watch a lot of videos, or even read. Your movie-watching endeavours are well-supported by the huge 4850mAh battery, which won’t die even after two days of average usage.
The Oppo F3 is quite simply the best selfie-centric phone you can have in the 20K smartphone segment. It has a dual camera setup at the front for all kinds of selfie occasions. The performance however is just about average as the MediaTek MT6750T just does a good enough job for the most part. The phone also features 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage which puts it right at par with the Gionee A1. The battery life however is somewhat better and the rear camera also does a decent job overall.
Huawei Honor 6X
If having a dual camera phone is a must for you and you don’t want to compromise on the image quality, the Honor 6X is the phone to looks for. In the budget category, this dual camera phone, lies just behind the Nubia Z11 Mini in camera performance. However, it is not the best performer out there, but it won’t disappoint as far as day to day tasks are concerned. Beyond that, it has a really nice display and offers a day long battery life.
Xiaomi Redmi 4
If you are looking for a balanced smartphone, the Redmi 4r can be one of the choices. This budget phone is using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 SoC and is available in multiple RAM and storage options. It is a good performer and has the best camera in sub-10K category. The phone has large 4100mAh battery offering an entire day of battery life. For light users, the phone may even last more than a day.
Here’s is the summary list of Best Phones Under 20000 in India July 2017
|Product Name||Price starting from||Available at||Rating|
|Moto G5 Plus||14999||flipkart||78/100|
|Lenovo Z2 Plus||12499||amazon||82/100|
|Coolpad Cool 1||10999||amazon||77/100|
|Xiaomi Redmi Note 4||12999||N/A||77/100|
|Xiaomi Mi Max Prime||19999||amazon||N/A|
|Huawei Honor 6X||11999||amazon||72/100|
|Xiaomi Redmi 4||8999||N/A||74/100|
Open-source software is also called as OSS, which is a computer software program designed and deployed with its source code made available and licensed with a free license in which the copyright holder provides the rights to an anonymous entity for any purpose. People using OSS can distribute the software to anyone and for any purpose because Open-source software is very often developed in a public, collaborative manner. Open-source software is the most prominent example of open-source development and often compared to (technically defined) user-generated content or (legally defined) open-content movements.
The top Five reasons why individuals or organizations choose open source software are:
1) Lower cost,
3) No vendor ‘lock in’, and
4) Better quality
The Open source code modification, redistribution of open-source software reserved under copyright holder according to copyright law. GNU General Public License (GPL), is a good example of it which allows free distribution under the same license for its free usage. Software licenses grant rights to users, which would otherwise be reserved by copyright law to the copyright holder. Among thousands of Open source software projects these 10 Open Source Softwares listed below are the most important and valuable. These are rare software product that has no alternatives and must require.
1) Linux kernel
The Linux kernel is a prominent example of free and open source software. It is a Unix-like operating system released under the GNU General Public License version (GPLv2). Linux wasn’t the first open source software project, but it was the powerful community developed by contributors worldwide. The Linux kernel is used by a variety of operating systems based on it, which are usually in the form of Linux distributions. The popularity of Linux Kernel rapidly accumulated developers and users who adopted code from other free software projects for use with the new operating system.
2) GNU Utilities and Compilers
The GNU Project is the flagship of the free software movement and Compiler Collection, which is also named as GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) which is developed by the GNU Project supporting various programming languages. The Free Software Foundation (FSF) distributes GCC under the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL), which is the source of an amazing variety of tools and utilities that, when combined with the Linux kernel, provide a complete operating system.
With the Linux kernel, the GNU utilities and the GNU Compiler Collection make up the holy trinity of the Linux world. As well as being the official compiler of the unfinished GNU operating system, GCC has been adopted as the standard compiler by most other modern Unix-like computer operating systems, including Linux and the BSD family. Versions are also available for Microsoft Windows and other operating systems. GCC is also available for most embedded platforms, including Symbian (called gcce), AMCC, and Freescale Power Architecture-based chips. It is named the GNU C Compiler, because it only handled the C programming language and the compiler was extended to compile C++ in December of that year 1987.
Ubuntu is a Debian-based Linux operating system developed to increase usability and ease of use. Ubuntu is a free software and named after the Southern African philosophy of Ubuntu (literally, “humanness”), which often is translated as “humanity towards others” or “the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity”. Ubuntu is the first choice of novice users and PC sellers because its free and no need to pay fees. The Ubuntu project is publicly committed to the principles of open source development; people are encouraged to use free software, study how it works, improve upon it, and distribute it.
According to some metrics, Ubuntu is the most popular desktop Linux distribution. Ubuntu comes installed with a wide range of software that includes LibreOffice, Firefox, Empathy, Transmission, and several lightweight games.
4) BSD Operating Systems
Linux isn’t the only popular free open source operating system, there are a number of Unix-like operating systems under active development, named behind BSD (Berkeley Software Distribution). Free BSD, Net BSD and OpenBSD are very famous examples of the BSDs.
FreeBSD is famous for superior reliability and performance. It’s a free Unix-like operating system developed by AT&T UNIX and has more than 200 active developers and thousands of contributors.
NetBSD is a freely redistributable, open source version of the Unix-derivative BSD, computer operating system notable for supporting a wide range of hardware platforms, including embedded systems and mobile devices. NetBSD is famous for its portability and quality of design and implementation, it is often used in embedded systems and as a starting point for the porting of other operating systems to new computer architectures.
OpenBSD is touted as perhaps the most secure Unix-like operating system, with a security audit that never stops. It includes a number of security features absent or optional in other operating systems and has a tradition of developing auditing the source code for software bugs and security problems.
Samba is Free Software licensed under the GNU General Public License, the Samba project is a member of the Software Freedom Conservancy. Samba is a free software re-implementation of the SMB/CIFS networking protocol, originally developed by Andrew Tridgell. Samba bridges the gaps between Linux/Unix and Windows, allowing Unix and Linux servers to provide file and print services to Windows clients, and Linux and Unix clients work with Windows file servers. A Samba host can even serve as the primary domain controller for a Windows network. Samba provides file and print services for various Microsoft Windows clients and can integrate with a Windows Server domain, either as a Primary Domain Controller (PDC) or as a domain member. Samba is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License. The name Samba comes from the SMB (Server Message Block), the name of the standard protocol used by the Microsoft Windows network file system.
The world’s most popular open source database with easy administration, excellent read performance, and transparent support for large text and binary objects make it the top choice for many Web sites. The MySQL development project has made its source code available under the terms of the GNU General Public License, as well as under a variety of proprietary agreements. It is a popular choice of database for use in web applications, and is a central component of the widely used LAMP open source web application acronym for “Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl/PHP/Python.” Free-software-open source projects that require a full-featured database management system often uses MySQL. Applications which use MySQL databases include: TYPO3, MODx, Joomla, WordPress, phpBB, MyBB, Drupal and other software.
BIND is the most popular open source DNS (Domain Name System) server software on the Internet. It works on Unix-like operating systems, it is the de facto standard that implements DNS protocols for the Internet. The Berkeley Internet Name Domain package was originally written at the University of California at Berkeley. The software consists, most prominently, of the DNS server component, called contracted for name daemon. In addition the suite contains various administration tools, and a DNS resolver interface library. The latest version of BIND is BIND 9, first released in 2000.
Sendmail is a general purpose internetwork email routing facility born before the Internet was standardized and supports different kinds of mail-transfer and delivery methods, including the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) used for email transport over the Internet. Sendmail served as the backbone of the Internet mail system throughout the 1980s and 1990s. It has lost ground to Postfix, Qmail, Exim, and Microsoft Exchange in recent years, but still ranks among the most popular MTAs (mail transfer agents). It is a well-known project of the free and open source software and Unix communities. It has spread both as free software and proprietary software.
9) OpenSSH and OpenSSL
OpenSSH is an abbreviation of OpenBSD Secure Shell developed as part of the security conscious OpenBSD project. It is a set of computer programs providing encrypted communication sessions over the Internet using the SSH protocol. It was created as an open source alternative to the proprietary Secure Shell software suite offered by SSH Communications Security.
OpenSSL is an open-source implementation software package uses strong cryptography. OpenSSH encrypts shell communications to remote computers, addressing the shortcomings in tools such as rlogin and telnet, which send usernames and passwords in clear text. OpenSSL is a software library that allows developers to incorporate SSL or TLS into their Internet applications. It was written in the C programming language, implements the basic cryptographic functions and provides various utility functions. The project is managed by a worldwide community of volunteers that use the Internet to communicate, plan, and develop the OpenSSL toolkit and its related documentation.
The Apache HTTP Server Project is an effort to develop and maintain an open-source HTTP server for modern operating systems including UNIX and Windows. The Web server that puts the A in LAMP is still fast, flexible, and secure, with broad operating system and Web programming language support and hundreds of modules available to extend the functionality. Apache is developed and maintained by an open community of developers under the auspices of the Apache Software Foundation. The goal of this project is to provide a secure, efficient and extensible server that provides HTTP services in sync with the current HTTP standards.
Apache httpd has been the most popular web server on the Internet and generally used on a Unix-like system, the software is available for a wide variety of operating systems, including Unix, FreeBSD, Linux, Solaris, Novell NetWare, OS X, Microsoft Windows, OS/2, TPF, OpenVMS and eComStation. Released under the Apache License, Apache is open-source software.