Top 16 Cheapest Cars in India 2022- Bajaj Qute, Maruti Alto 800, Datsun Redi Go, and more

For many middle-class people, buying a car was a distant dream. Not anymore. Today, India has a range of cheap and reasonable vehicles that are perfect for small families on a tight budget. Most of these cars feature fuel-efficient engines that generate a decent amount of power in the city. These cars are perfect for dropping the kids to school, making that round trip to and from the office, running errands, etc. So what are the cheapest cars in India? Read our list and find out. 

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Top Cheapest Cars in India

Car Price  Mileage
Bajaj Qute Rs 2.64 – 2.84 Lakh 35 – 43 kmpl
Maruti Alto 800 Rs 3.39 – 5.03 Lakh 31.59 kmpl
Datsun Redi Go Rs 3.8 -4.73 Lakh 20.7 – 22 kmpl
Alto K10 Rs 3.99-5.50 Lakh 24.4 – 24.9 kmpl
Maruti Suzuki S Presso Rs 4.25 – 6.10 Lakh 24.8 – 32.7 kmpl
Datsun Go+ Rs 4.26 – 7 Lakh 19.8 kmpl
Renault Kwid Rs 4.62 – 5.96 Lakh 22-25 kmpl
Maruti Suzuki Eeco Rs 4.63 – 7.63 Lakh 16.2 kmpl
Hyundai Santro Rs 4.87 – 6.45 Lakh 20.3 – 30.5 kmpl
Maruti Suzuki Celerio Rs 5.25 – 7 Lakh 25 – 26.7 kmpl
Maruti Suzuki Ignis Rs 5.35 -7.8 lakh 20.9 kmpl
Hyundai Grand i10 Nilos Rs 5.39 – 8.46 Lakh 20.2 – 26.2 kmpl
Tata Tiago  Rs 5.4 – 7.82 Lakh 23.8 kmpl
Maruti Suzuki WagonR Rs 5.48 – 7.2 Lakh 21.5 – 33.4 kmpl
Renault Triber Rs 5.69 – 8.25 Lakh 18 – 20 kmpl
Renault Kiger Rs 5.84 – 10.23 Lakh 20 kmpl

Bajaj Qute

Powered by a twin-spark single cylinder engine with a 216cc displacement, the Qute comes in CNG or petrol versions. This car has 12V accessory support, FM player, USB support and gear position indicator. There’s also an analog speedometer, vertical ventilation vents, stylish lights, steering wheel rack, tail lamps, storage space, reverse lamps, wiper motor, digital screen with fuel, gear and odometer information. You get 4 solid colours including Blue, Green, Red and Yellow. The car seats 4 people and has 5 doors. 

Price: Rs 2.64 – 2.84 Lakh

Engine Capacity: 217 CC

Seating Capacity:

Mileage: 35 – 43 kmpl

Special Features: USB support, digital screen with vehicle information, analog speedometer, FM player and gear position indicator. 

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Maruti Alto 800

Maruti Suzuki has launched this entry level car. It is available in 4 trims, namely Std (O), LXi (O), VXi and VXi+. You get an optional CNG kit with the base model. Housing a 800 cc petrol engine that makes 48 PS and 69 Nm the Alto 800 is a peppy car loaded with features. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is supported via a touchscreen infotainment system. You also get front power windows and keyless entry. Rear parking sensors, ABS with EBD and dual airbags come as standard. 

Price: Rs 3.39 – 5.03 Lakh

Engine Capacity: 796 cc

Seating Capacity: 4,5

Mileage: 31.59 kmpl

Special Features: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, keyless entry, Airbags, Passenger Airbags,ABS, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Engine Immobilizer, Headlamp Beam Adjuster, Driver Side Airbag, Assist Grips (Co-Dr + Rear), Driver & Co-Passenger Storage Pocket, Dual Tripmeter, Remote Fuel Lid Opener

Datsun Redi Go
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The much-anticipated facelifted Datsun Redi-GO has been launched in India, offered in 6 variants namely D, A, T, T(O) 800 cc, T(O) 1.0, and T(O) 1.0 AMT. The new model comes with a larger grill with chrome bits, new sharper looking headlamps running white halogen lights and an updated front bumper with L-shaped LED DRLs, underbody cladding and LED fog lamps. You get dual-tone wheel colours, body coloured ORVMs, angular tail lamps with LEDs,  and a new rear bumper. You get this car in 6 colour options namely Ruby Red,Vivid Blue, Bronze Grey,Sandstone Brown, Opal White and Crystal Silver,

Price: Rs 3.8 -4.73 Lakh

Engine Capacity: 799 CC

Seating Capacity: 5

Mileage: 20.7 – 22 kmpl

Special Features: 8-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, voice recognition, AM/FM/iPod/Bluetooth connectivity, dual airbags, ABS with ABD, rear parking camera with sensors.

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Maruti Suzuki Alto K10
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This car has had a complete design overhaul, with new design and tech on the inside. You get a refreshed dashboard, instrument cluster and steering wheel together with Maruti’s 7 inch SmartPlay Studio infotainment system. This car is powered by a 1.0 litre Dual-Jet petrol engine, producing 67 bhp and 89 Nm of peak torque. You get a 5-speed gearbox as standard.

Price: Rs 3.99-5.50 Lakh

Engine Capacity: 998 CC

Seating Capacity: 5

Mileage: 24.4 – 24.9 kmpl

Special Features: Power Outlets 12V, Upholstery – Fabric, Front Cup Holders, Music System, CD/DVD Player, Speakers, Radio, USB Support.

Maruti Suzuki S Presso
Maruti S Presso price, variants, equipment details and more | Autocar India 

With a decently-performing 998cc motor churning out 67 bhp of maximum power with 90Nm of peak torque. It offers good drivability, especially on city roads, making it a good value-for-money automobile if you are looking for a well-performing, relatively spacious entry-level offering that resembles an SUV in its look, height and feel. You get this car in 4 trims, namely Std, LXi, VXi(O) and VXi+(O). On the inside, you get a touchscreen infotainment system, amongst other perks. 

Price: Rs 4.25 – 6.10 Lakh

Engine Capacity: 998 CC

Seating Capacity: 5

Mileage: 24.8 – 32.7 kmpl

Special Features: Infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, power windows in the front, digital instrument cluster, keyless entry, dual airbags, rear parking sensors, ABS with EBD, speed alerts, front seatbelt reminder. 

Datsun Go+
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You might call this the ideal family car. Affordable, spacious and fuel-efficient, this car is a little frugal when it comes to interiors. The cabin is noisy however, and there’s no music system. However, this is a fuel-efficient car which will ferry you and your family without any problem. The car has a robust chassis and a smoothie suspension. If you can deal with the plain-Jane look of this car, then you’re in for a surprise. It performs reasonably well, and its fuel economy numbers will make you happy. 

Price:  Rs 4.26 – 7 Lakh

Engine Capacity: 1198 CC

Seating Capacity: 7

Mileage: 19.8 kmpl

Special Features: Intelligent Wiper System, Vehicle Dynamic Control, LED Daytime Running Lamp, Digital Clock, Google Map Navigation, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, Voice Recognition, Power Windows Rear

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Renault Kwid
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This car has had quite the makeover, surprising people. The car has some new features as well. This SUV-inspired hatchback is quite relevant, credible and capable. This car is available in 4 variants, namely RXL (O),RXL, Climber, RXT,and Climber (O). There are 2 petrol engine options – a 0.8 litre unit that makes 54 PS and 72 Nm, and a 1 litre option that makes 68 PS and 91 Nm, both mated to a 5 speed manual transmission, with the latter option getting an AMT gearbox as well. 

Price: Rs 4.62 – 5.96 Lakh

Engine Capacity: 799 CC

Seating Capacity: 5

Mileage: 22 – 25 kmpl

Special Features: Eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a four-way adjustable driver seat and 14-inch black wheels, keyless entry, manual AC, and electric ORVMs.

Maruti Suzuki Eeco
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Resembling a stripped down version of the Versa, this car comes in both 5 and 7 seater options, has a very fuel-efficient engine and is perfect for stringing your entire family along. The car has a massive 275 litres of boot space, halogen headlights and tail lights, a dual-tone bumper and sliding doors. The car comes in 5 different colours, namely, Cerulean Blue,Metallic Glistening Grey, Metallic silky silver,Pearl Midnight Black, and Solid White. The car has a duo-tone dashboard with an AC and instrument cluster. EBD and ABS come as standard. 

Price: Rs 4.63 – 7.63 Lakh

Engine Capacity: 1196 CC

Seating Capacity: 7

Mileage: 16.2 kmpl

Special Features: Dual airbags, front seatbelt reminder, ABS with EBD, and rear parking sensors, speed alert.

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Hyundai Santro
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The earlier iterations of the Santro were hugely popular in India, and the same goes for the new one as well. It has a stacked grill and halogen headlights, a large boot lid and windshield. There are six different versions of the car namely Era Executive, Magna Executive, Magna, Sportz Executive, Sportz, and Asta. You get a rear parking camera and a 9 inch touch screen infotainment system with navigation and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto support. The CNG model of the Santro even comes with fire extinguishers! The steering wheel has audio, bluetooth and voice-recognition switches. 

Price: Rs 4.87 – 6.45 Lakh

Engine Capacity: 1086 CC

Seating Capacity: 5

Mileage: 20.3 – 30.5 kmpl

Special Features: Electrically Adjustable Outside Door Mirrors, 17.64cm Touchscreen AV System, Fire Extinguisher, Rear Defogger, Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock/Unlock, R14 Wheel Covers, Hyundai iblue (Audio Remote Application), Micro Antenna

Maruti Suzuki Celerio

This is a charming car thanks to its engine refinement, ride quality, space and attractive price. You get multiple versions of this car – petrol, CNG, manual and automatic. The car is sold in 4 trims,  LXi, VXi, ZXi and ZXi+. You get a large touchscreen, a push-button start stop, manual air conditioning and passive keyless entry. In terms of safety features, you get hill-hold assist,dual front airbags ABS with EBD and rear parking sensors. Only the second-from-base VXi trim comes with CNG, however. 

Price: Rs 5.25 – 7 Lakh

Engine Capacity: 998 CC

Seating Capacity: 5

Mileage: 25 – 26.7 kmpl

Special Features: Speed Alert, Specially-Crafted Seat Covers, Pollen Filter, Android Auto & Apple Carplay, Security System, Power Window (Front & Rear), Electrically Foldable External Mirrors, Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock.

Maruti Suzuki Ignis

This car has an appealing front fascia with a fresh new grill and projector headlamps with DRLs. You get a roof-mounted rear spoiler, 15 inch alloy wheels, a touchscreen infotainment system, push start/stop button, automatic climate control, tilt-steering mounted controls, and auto-foldable ORVMs. This car is available in 8 different colours, namely, Glistening Grey, Arctic White, Silky Silver, Turquoise Blue, Nexa Blue and Lucent Orange. You get a black roof option with the Lucent Orange colour while a silver and black roof comes with the Nexa Blue. 

Price: Rs 5.35 -7.8 Lakh

Engine Capacity: 1197cc

Seating Capacity:

Mileage: 20.9 KM/L

Special Features: Roof Rails, Daytime Running Lamps, Dual Tone Dashboard, Tachometer, Antenna, Navigation System with Live Traffic Update, Foot Rest, SmartPlay Studio.

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios

This is a promising little car with a host of features, great performance and good looks. You get multiple variants to pick from. The car is available in 4 trims, namely Era, Magna, Sportz, and Asta. There’s even a Corporate edition based on the Magna trim. You get 2 petrol engines, a 1.2 litre engine making 83 PS and 114 NM and a 1 litre turbocharged unit yielding 100 PS and 172 NM. 

Price: Rs 5.39 – 8.46 Lakh

Engine Capacity: 1186,1197 CC

Seating Capacity: 5

Mileage: 20.2 – 26.2 kmpl

Special Features: Glove Box Cooling, Roof Rails, Wireless Phone Charger, iblue App, 13.46 cm Digital speedometer, Rear AC, B Pillar & Window Line Black Out Tape,Apple CarPlay

Tata Tiago

A great product for the price point, the sole improvement over the old Tiago would be the addition of a touchscreen infotainment unit which has been placed in the Tigor. This is a good all-round package for customers who are looking for a dependable automobile to do city runs. The colours offered in Tata Tiago are Flame red, Arizona blue, Pearlescent white, Victory yellow, Daytona grey and Pure silver. 

Price: Rs 5.4 – 7.82 Lakh

Engine Capacity: 1199 CC

Seating Capacity: 5

Mileage: 23.8 KM/L

Special Features: Turn-by-Turn Navigation App, ConnectNext Infotainment system by Harman, Cooled Glove Box, ABS with EBD, USB and AUX, Overspeed Alert, Speed Dependent Auto Door Locks, Day & Night IRVM.

Maruti Suzuki WagonR

This car offers more in comparison to its price.With its tall boy design and performance, this car is worth its cost. In its latest iteration, the car offers better looks, better features, a well-appointed cabin and a good amount of safety equipment. You get this car with 2 petrol engines – a 1 litre unit that produces 67 PS and 89 Nm, and a 1.2 litre engine making 90 PS and 113 Nm. Both engines come mated to a 5-speed manual or automatic transmission. 

Price: Rs 5.48 Lakh to ₹ 7.2 Lakh

Engine Capacity: 998 CC

Seating Capacity: 5

Mileage: 21.5 – 33.4 kmpl

Special Features: Seat Belt Pre-Tensioner & Force limiters, Day / Night IRVM, Rear Defogger, Electrically Adjustable ORVM, Rear Parcel Tray, Apple Car Play TM & Android AutoTM, Seat belt reminder (Driver and Co-dr), Speed Alarm Indicator & Reminder

Renault Triber

This compact MUV was launched in 2019 in India. Offering a seating capacity of 7 people, this car is spacious, with a fuel capacity and boot space of 40 litres and 84 litres respectively. This car has split seats in the second and third row and drives effortlessly, even on highways. This is a fuel efficient car with several key features. It is available in 4 different trims, namely RXE, RXL, RXT and RXZ

Price: Rs 5.69 – 8.25 Lakh

Engine Capacity: 999 CC

Seating Capacity: 7

Mileage: 18 – 20 kmpl

Special Features: Smart Access Card, 2nd and 3rd Row AC Vents, Pedestrian Protection, Android Auto / Apple Carplay, Side Air Vents with Satin Outline,Dual Tone Dashboard with Piano Black Finish, Electric Tail Gate Release on Center Console and LED DRLs.

Renault Kiger

This car is one of the finest sub-4 metre compact SUVs in India. Inside it is an 8-inch floating touchscreen infotainment display, climate control, steering-mounted controls, wireless charging, dual-tone paint scheme, a 7-inch digital instrument console, engine start-stop, Arkamays 3D sound system, rear AC vents, fabric upholstery and a 12 volt charging slot. The engine gives you 98 bhp and 160 Nm of torque. 

Price: Rs 5.84 – 10.23 Lakh

Engine Capacity: 999 CC

Seating Capacity: 5

Mileage: 20 kmpl

Special Features: 100% Foldable Rear Seat, ORVM – Manual Internal Adjust, Electrically Adjustable ORVM, Rear Air Conditioning Vents, Rear Room Lighting, Upper Glove Box, Cooled Lower Glove Box, Vanity Mirror – Passenger Side


1. Which is the cheapest car under Rs 5 Lakh? 

Bajaj Qute is the cheapest car for under 5 Lakh.


2. Which is India’s cheapest car? 

Bajaj Qute is India’s cheapest car.


3. Is there any car under Rs 3 Lakh? 

Bajaj Qute is the only car under 3 Lakh.