8 Best Cars To Buy This Diwali!!

Brighten your Diwali all the way better by getting a new, affordable yet the best car. We bring you top 8 cars under a handsome amount to take home this Diwali!


This car elevates the older generation’s positioning as a utilitarian workhorse to a luxurious lounge on wheels. The new iteration is revamped and is available with two new diesel engines. Available in a seven-seater, as well as an eight-seater, layout, the Crysta is brimful of niceties that make the experience premium. Features such as leather seats, foldable trays for rear occupants, automatic climate control and ambient lighting enhance the ambience in the cabin. Needless to say, the Innova is known for its bullet-proof reliability and this one seems no different. 
On-Road Price: Rs 13.72 lakh


The Creta has been nothing short of a blockbuster for Hyundai, courtesy the lengthy feature list and the in-your-face looks. It also gets a variety of engine and transmission options for the customers to choose from. The Creta is the only vehicle in its class to offer a petrol and a diesel engine, with both automatic and manual transmission options. Safety features, such as six airbags, hill assist and traction control, give the Hyundai an edge over its immediate rivals.

On-Price: Rs 10.34 lakh


Maruti’s C-segment offering packs all the essentials — understated looks, luxurious cabin with leather upholstery and a bucketful of features. It is one of the few Maruti cars that is made with the backseat passengers in mind. The generous legroom, rear air-conditioning and armrest make it a good choice for driving with a chauffeur. The Ciaz diesel also features a unique mild-hybrid ‘SHVS’ technology, which makes it one of the most fuel efficient cars in the country.

On-Road Price: Rs 10.28 lakh


The City’s success story needs no introduction. The allure of the ‘H’ badge works well in the sedan’s favour and sees it topping the charts consistently. The claimed i-VTEC petrol motor is among the most refined engines for its Price and scores high on performance too. Honda also offers a diesel iteration of the City that delivers a steady mix of efficiency and fun. Features such as sunroof, paddle shifters and a digital climate control interface up its desirability quotient.

On-Road Price: Rs 10.38 lakh


The car brings so many pros and features that one can personally believe that BR in the car is an abbreviation for “Bravo”! Honda’s first crack at the booming compact SUV brings an extra row of seats to the mix. The only seven-seater SUV in the class, the BR-V is one of the few compact SUVs that feel completely at home both in the urban jungle and out on the highways. The planted ride and the obedient steering make the Honda a lovely companion on a road trip. Boot space is a massive 691 litre, with the third row tucked away, which makes the BR-V an immensely practical machine.

On-Road Price: Rs 10.9 lakh


The car serves with the best you can expect. Ride quality, engine noise above 4000rpm, features, 6 airbags, compact. Versatile cabin.
 The Ecosport is a smartly packaged car. Its not a driver’s delight like a typical Ford, but if priced right, this could eat into a whole lot of other segments and be the best all round urban car.

On-Road Price: Rs 8,21,497


The Renault Duster has been a massive success for the French carmaker in India, and it has also been the NDTV Car of the Year 2013. There are no other mechanical changes, and the Duster retains its quirky and unique profile. The car receives a cosmetic makeover inside and out — with the new front grille (heavy on the chrome), and very edgy headlamp being the most significant changes. The taillights are also new, with a completely new signature element that lights up like an S or lightning strike at night — Renault is calling it the waterfall design! I feel the work on the face is rather nice, and in most part also reflects the global facelift that the Duster received. The company has developed a new W105 3rd generation platform for all future body-on-frame vehicles. It’s a modular platform so it has the flexibility built in to go extended wheelbase, or be reduced to fit a sub-4 metre vehicle. The new Scorpio is the first vehicle on it, and future products like the Bolero, Xylo, and Quanto replacements — as well as any possible new products — will also use the same platform.The platform sports a wider track (70mm more in the front, and 50mm more at the rear), and also now uses an anti-roll bar, unlike the outgoing car. The overall emphasis has been to provide a stiffer chassis, and Mahindra claims to have doubled the stiffness as compared to the others.

On-Road Price: Rs 10,74,635


Mahindra XUV 500 accounts a lot of features to star-struck its customers. The features include a well-engineered, contemporary SUV with a value-for-money price tag, more mature styling. Front end no longer looks garish, acres of space on the 1st & 2nd seat rows, competent engine delivers fantastic urban drive-ability, as well as fast highway performance, balanced ride & handling package, safety kit includes 6 airbags, ESP with rollover mitigation, ABS + EBD and all-wheel disc brakes, expansive feature list (sunroof, touch screen ICE, powered driver’s seat, cruise control etc.)

On-Road Price: Rs 14,88,004

This Diwali, get your home a new four-wheeler! Best of luck!!