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Cars under 1cr Audi A6


The A6 is the classic Audi luxury car, with a cabin jam-packed with technology and expertly crafted from premium materials. By giving the A6 some of the qualities of its bigger sibling, the A8, Audi has given it plenty of weaponry to take on the competition. Priced at 59-66 Lakhs ex-showroom, the Audi A6 gives you a lot of features at its price.


The outward appearance of this new car is evolutionary, but it has moved away from the rounded edges of the fourth generation A6 and towards a sharper and sportier style. We appreciate the modern LED lighting kit in the front and back, which adds to the car's futuristic appeal.


The Audi A6 is only available with a petrol engine. The 45TFSI comes with a 2.0-litre petrol engine that meets BS-VI pollution standards. The 245bhp/370Nm engine is linked to a seven- speed S-Tronic transmission that sends power to the front wheels.



All of the A6's engines produce a quiet driving experience, which is precisely what you'd expect from a car of this calibre. In reality, the 45 TfsI is one of the quietest four-cylinder petrols on the market, outperforming the BMW 5 series and Mercedes E class, especially around town and at highway speeds.


The interior of the A6 is sleek, modern, and well-crafted from high-quality materials. The seats and armrests are trimmed in soft leather, the dash and doors have rich-looking wood and nickel-finished metal trim, and the majority of the A6's secondary controls—climate, drive mode, and so on—are managed by a big touch-sensitive screen beneath the primary infotainment display.


Although the Audi A6 has slightly less front leg room than the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class, it's akin to stating that one elephant species is smaller than another – the point is that they're all massive old animals. Besides, the A6 is one of the largest vehicles available in terms of headroom.


Cars under 50 lakhs BMW X1


The BMW X1 is a compact, fun-to-drive SUV that is both practical and pleasant to live with. The X1 not only provides excellent on-road performance, but it also has a spacious luggage area and rear seats that fold flat to make place for larger objects. This car, priced under 50 lakhs, will provide you with plenty of utility and style.


The X1 features a firmer suspension than most family SUVs, so lumps, bumps, and potholes are more noticeable. While the ride is never particularly uncomfortable or jarring, you would be better off with its competitors if comfort is a key goal. The firmer ride, on the other hand, ensures excellent handling and allows you to have some fun with this SUV.


The X1 features BMW's trademark design concept, which is carried over to the rest of the X series SUVs. It has the traditional kidney grille with a gleaming chrome finish. The headlamps, fog lamps, and taillights are entirely LED. BMW also provides three different 17-inch alloy wheel options, with the Tech Edition getting 18-inch wheels.


A petrol and diesel engine are available for the BMW X1. A 1,998cc turbocharged in-line four-cylinder petrol engine produces 189bhp and 280Nm of torque. Second, there's a 1,995cc turbocharged in-line four-cylinder diesel with 188bhp and 400Nm of torque. The petrol engine gets a seven-speed automatic transmission, whereas the diesel gets an eight-speed transmission.


The interior of the X1 is tastefully finished, with largely quality materials. However, if you look around, you'll notice evidence of cost-cutting. The glovebox door is as flimsy as a plastic lunchbox, and the storage under the front seat, while functional, feels like it was purchased in bulk from a cheap shop fire sale. The X1's athletic spirit is reinforced by the cockpit's driver-focused layout. A businesslike gauge cluster faces the driver, looking stylish and easy to understand at a glance.


There's plenty of headroom in the front, and the seats recline rather far, so even tall people will be comfortable. In the back of the X1, there's plenty of room. On extended journeys, a couple of six-footers will be more than comfy. Carrying three adults in the back is a tight fit, as it is in the X1's primary competitors, but it is entirely conceivable.


Cars under 40 lakhs Skoda Kodiaq


The Kodiaq has returned in a brand-new incarnation, and while the alterations appear tiny, they represent a significant amount of work making it the best buy under 40 lakhs. It gets some cosmetic changes, new features, and, most crucially, a brand-new engine beneath the hood.


To the untrained eye, the redesigned Kodiaq appears to be the same as before. The aggressive front end with the tremendous road presence has been carried forward, but there are some minor differences to observe. The headlamps are slimmer than before, and they include new LED DRLs with delicate detailing known as "eyelashes."


The only powertrain available in the 2022 Kodiaq is a 2.0-liter turbo petrol engine with a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission. The Volkswagen Tiguan, Skoda Octavia, Skoda Superb, Audi A4 and other vehicles use the same combination. With 187 BHP and 320 Nm on tap, this engine has a lot of power. The 2.0 is quite tractable and pleasurable at all speeds, thanks to the torque available at low rpm.


If you drive at a lighter pace, the gearbox will swiftly advance the ratios. It's eager to shift up, and you'll notice it upshifting beneath 2,000 rpm. However, you won't notice these changes because the transition is incredibly smooth. At city speeds, the Kodiaq's handling is light, and the vehicle doesn't feel as large as its measurements suggest. The Kodiaq is a joy to drive, and you'll enjoy driving it about town.


Skoda's Dynamic Chassis Control is a significant innovation to the 2022 Kodiaq (DCC). DCC essentially modifies the suspension tuning by adjusting the damper settings (aka adaptive dampers). An electromagnetic valve is installed in the shock absorbers, which controls the flow of oil within the shock absorbers based on the driving situation and the selected driving mode. Simply changing the drive mode allows you to vary between a softer and firmer suspension setting.


The digital instrument cluster may be customised to display a variety of data and it also looks good. Then there's the redesigned 8.0-inch touchscreen, which is smooth and quick and now includes built-in navigation as well as wireless CarPlay and Android Auto. There's also a wireless charging port on the bottom. The comfortable seats are reminiscent of the previous Kodiaq, and the sufficient support and cushioning ensure that long hours are not an issue. Both front seats have memory functions, and the seat ventilation and heating is a welcome addition to this facelift.


Cars under 30 lakhs Mahindra XUV 700


The XUV700 is built on a brand-new foundation that, according to the firm, is 80 percent stiffer than the XUV500's monocoque, thanks to more spot welds and adhesive bonding. This new Mahindra flagship is lighter, stronger, and more feature-packed than any of the company's previous vehicles.


Mahindra has worked hard to reduce weight, using lightweight high-tensile steel in the XUV700's monocoque frame and other weight-saving techniques such as smaller engines that weigh roughly 70kg less than the XUV500. With prices touching 30 lakhs on road, this is definitely a car that offers a lot with tons of segment firsts and features that simply obliterate the competition.


The XUV700 is home to two brand-new engines: the latest- generation 2.2-litre mHawk diesel and the mStallion 2.0 turbo- petrol, both of which made their debut in the Thar. The XUV700, on the other hand, has seen a huge increase in power. The base diesel variants have a 155hp engine, but higher variants have a class-leading 185hp motor. The 2.0 turbo- petrol, equipped with variable valve timing, direct injection, and turbo power, provides a class-busting 200hp.



The new platform also employs the most up-to-date electrical and electronics (E/E) design, allowing it to house an advanced infotainment system (from Visteon) as well as a suite of advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS) never before seen in a car of this class or price. Mahindra is adamant about out-teching the competition. These ADAS technologies improve the XUV's safety as well as its convenience.


Mahindra has also equipped the car with a great number of systems and features, including some complex driver aid systems that run on signals received by both camera and radar stuff that, until recently, was only present in luxury brands' automobiles. Adaptive cruise control with start from stop technology, emergency braking with front collision warning, lane assist, traffic sign recognition, and high beam assist are among the systems available.



The top-of-the-line automobiles have two 10.25-inch monitors, one for the instrument panel and the other for the infotainment system. The panoramic sunroof enhances the light tone of the upholstery, and the air conditioning is double-clean thanks to a HEPA filter and UV rays. Apart from a redesigned chassis and the several driver aids already mentioned, such as surround view and turn-indicator cameras, as well as seven airbags, there is also sleepiness detection. The vehicle also has enough space to comfortably transport your entire family.


Cars under 20 lakhs Hyundai Creta


The Hyundai Creta is not a new name on the market, and it has a large following. The Hyundai Creta is the company's urban small SUV, and it's a fantastic package. With prices starting at 10 lakhs and up to 18.5 lakhs ex-showroom, this is a car that cannot be overlooked at this price.


Hyundai has gone to great lengths to include technological technologies such as an electronic handbrake and panoramic sunroof, yet only the driver has one-touch up/down power window controls. Another omission is steering wheel reach adjustment, but the electronically controlled driver seat will assist you in finding a comfortable driving position.


The 2020 Hyundai Creta's cabin is of typical Hyundai quality. The fit and quality are excellent, and the list of features is extensive. The vehicle is painted in a greige colour scheme, however We think the black and red motif of the DCT variation looks much better. The last Creta appeared to be a car with a lot of features, and this one merely adds to the list. The touchscreen is the same size as the Kia Seltos, at 10.25 inches.
















An aircraft-style gear lever and a gear position indicator are standard on the Creta automatic. A large panoramic sunroof, an 8-way electrically adjustable driver's seat, an electric parking brake with auto hold, a cooled glovebox, automatic headlamps, an auto-dimming IRVM, a wireless phone charger, TPMS, climate control, air purifier, reverse camera, reverse sensors, Bose audio with 8 speakers and a subwoofer, and BlueLink connectivity are just a few of the features included in the vehicle.


Despite the fact that the car is broader, the back seat is best suited for two passengers to sit comfortably. The Creta only has two adjustable headrests in the back, and the centre armrest is fairly big. There are also cushions for the headrests. Large bottle holders are located on the doors, and there are numerous storage areas in the centre console and under the front armrest. The boot now has a capacity of 433 litres, up 33 litres from the previous model.


Three new engine options are available for the 2020 Hyundai Creta. The first is a 1.5-litre MPI petrol engine with 115 horsepower and 144 Nm of torque. This comes with a 6-speed manual transmission or a CVT. The second petrol engine is a 1.4-litre turbocharged power-plant with 140 HP and 242 Nm with just a 7-speed DCT transmission. The 1.5-litre diesel engine produces 115 PS and 250 Nm and is available with either a 6-speed manual transmission or a torque converter.


Cars under 10 Lakhs Tata Nexon


Most manufacturers merely put updated engines in their cars when they switched to BS6 emission standards, but Tata used the chance to give its lineup an aesthetic makeover as well. The Tata Nexon, the company's best-selling vehicle, was also given a makeover, with a completely new fascia, updated interiors, and new amenities. Pricing starts at an attractive 7.50 lakhs and goes all the way upto 15 lakhs for the Dark edition, but this is definitely the sturdiest car under 10 lakhs.


The SUV is a sub-four meters automobile on the outside, yet it is the most imposing in its class. Its height and wheelbase are also relatively long, making it the most SUV-like of its siblings. The car's features make it stand out. The ceramic window line, dual-tone roof, union jack-inspired taillights, wide 16-inch alloys, LED DRL, and headlamps positioned individually all blend together nicely. On the outside, the build quality appears and sounds excellent.


On the inside, the construction and craftsmanship are decent, although they could have been better. The extensive feature list is a pleasant surprise, and it appears to keep growing year after year! The new steering is a significant improvement that looks amazing and feels excellent in the hands. The top two varieties of the car come with every feature available, while the remainder of the variants are well-equipped as well. Despite the fact that there are several options to pick from.


The SUV comes equipped with automated lighting and wipers, reversing cameras, front and rear parking sensors, foldable mirrors, and projector headlights, as well as iRa connection and a Harmon Kardon audio system. The amount of shoulder, leg, head, and knee room, like with any other Tata automobile, adds more value to the total package of the SUV. By segment standards, the boot space is adequate. The Nexon, like any other Tata big SUV, has better road and wind noise reduction than most other cheap cars, making it a pleasant place to be. Nexon, as we all know, now has a 5-star global NCAP rating, indicating that it is also very safe.


Aside from becoming BS6 compliant, the Nexon's 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine produces 10bhp more than before, with 170Nm of peak torque. However, the difference is barely noticeable, and performance advantages will most likely only be apparent after thorough Vbox testing. In ordinary city driving, the 6-speed AMT performs admirably, but the manual is the way to go if you want to fully unleash the 1.2 turbo's capability.