Since the roll-out of BS6 emission norms, there has been an increase in small-capacity turbo-petrol engines in the Indian market, with many car manufacturers introducing these paper-engine engines. While there are a wide number of cars to choose from, here is a list of the five cheapest turbo-petrol cars on sale in India, based on their starting price.
The Altroz iTurbo is a reasonable step forward for its naturally aspirated siblings as far as performance goes. However, the 1.2-liter, three-cylinder unit is not the most high-tech around one nor is it the most powerful. The ITurbo carries all the features of the standard Tata Altroz with its spacious cabin, rides well and looks handling and striking. Tata's turbo-petrol premium hatchback is available in three equipped variants.
Tata Altroz Turbo-Petrol Price: 8 7.74-8.86 Lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
Renault's thrust in the compact SUV space came with the aggressively priced Kyrg compact SUV – prices range between 2 5.45-9.72 lakhs. The Kiger comes as a great value proposition given the well-equipped and spacious cabin, responsive turbo-petrol engine and impressive ride quality. Buyers also get a choice of gearboxes – either 5-speed manual or CVT automatic. Nexon has only been launched by Nexon in terms of pricing, though one should keep in mind that the turbo-petrol Kiger is only available from the mid-spec RxL variants.
Renault Kiger Turbo-Petrol Price: -7.14-9.72 Lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
Tata's compact SUV is currently the cheapest turbo-petrol compact SUV, priced at Rs 7.10 lakh for the entry-level XE. Nexon received a facelift early last year, which saw upgrades to the BS10 as well as a power boost of 10hp. Its new 120hp output makes it one of the most powerful options on this list with a 6-speed manual or AMT gearbox. It is one of the cheapest cars to come with a factory sunroof and is also a global NCAP-rated 5-star car.
Tata Nexon Turbo-Petrol Price: -10 7.10-10.86 Lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
The old 1.2-liter TSI goes away and the new 1.0-liter TSI comes. Good News? The decline in displacement has not been accompanied by a decline in power. The 110hp power figure of 1.0 is actually 5hp on the older 1.2 TSI unit while the peak torque is unchanged at 175mm. The 6-speed manual is standard fit and you also have the option of a 6-speed torque converter. The Polo 1.0 TSI is entertaining to drive, although it is not as huge as its premium hatchback rivals. The higher versions are also not the best equipped for the price. The recently introduced TSI Turbo Edition reduces the price to 1.35 lakhs for the turbo-petrol Polo, making it the most economical turbo-petrol currently on sale.
Volkswagen Polo TSI Price: -6.99-9.92 Lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
If you are looking at something that is important for the money then the Nissan Magnet stands out. Magnite is spacious, comfortable and well equipped. Its 100hp, 1.0-liter turbo-petrol engine delivers fast performance, whether the unit is paired with a manual or CVT gearbox. At its initial price of Lakh 7.29 lakhs, the Magnite is one of the cheapest turbo-petrol on sale – as with Renault's own cousins, available from the turbo-petrol mid-spec variants. Even the prices for a fully loaded automatic fall under the mark 10 lakh-mark.
Nissan Magnet Turbo-Petrol Price:
97.29-9.89 Lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi)