Petrol cars are very popular in India, due to the comparative ease in maintenance, as well as the reducing cost difference in petrol and diesel cars.

The small budget cars

The Tata Nano, with its low costs ranging from 2.2-3 lakhs, definitely is one of the lowest priced cars, suiting the lower middle income groups. Fuel efficiency of this small car is a high 21.9-23.9 km/l, which makes it even more attractive. The other brands to offer similar cost efficient cars are the Maruti, with its Alto 800, costing 2.7-3.9 lakhs, giving a mileage of 22.7 km/l and the Renault, with its Kwid, costing 2.7-3.7 lakhs and a mileage of 25.17 km/l.

The cars for the middle income group

There are many cars, of varied brands, which are available, within the price range of 10-12 lakhs, which serve the benefits of good mileage also. The most popular one is the Renault Scala, costing 8.58 lakhs and the Nissan Sunny, priced at 7.58 lakhs. The Premier Rio, costing 5-6.59 lakhs, and Fiat Avventura, costing 6.57-7.46 lakhs are also very good cars, giving value for money. The Volkswagen Vento is an amazingly accepted car in this group, since it is a very good quality car, for 7.85-11.87 lakhs.

The slightly pricier cars

Since India is a country with people of higher income groups also, there are several cars to suit such people as well, like the Skoda Rapid, giving a mileage of 14.3 km/l, coasting between 10.2-10.5 lakhs. The Hyundai 4S Fluidic Verna, costing up to 12.5 lakhs, with a mileage of 17.1 km/l , the Toyota Corolla Altis, ranging from 13.3-18 lakhs, giving a mileage of 14.28 km/l, Volkswagen Jetta, priced between 13.7-19.5 lakhs, with a mileage of 14.69 km/l, the Hyundai Elantra, costing 14.7-18.6 lakhs, giving a mileage of 16.3 km/l and the Skoda Octavia, costing 16-21.7 lakhs, with a mileage of 16.8 km/l, are excellent buys, in this income segment.

The premium cars

Catering to the rich of the country, there are quite a few cars, available within the range of 20-50 lakhs.  The most popular car is the Audi A6, costing 44.1-45.2 lakhs, with a mileage of 15.26 km/l, which is very good, for this segment. The next, in terms of popularity are the Jaguar XF, costing about 47 lakhs, and the Mercedes Benz-B Class-new, costing between 29.45-30.45 lakhs, giving mileage of 12 km/l and 14.3 km/l, respectively. The Mini-convertible, at 33.90 lakhs, with a mileage of 15.6 km/l is also amazing.

The luxury cars

The cars which cost over 1 crore, are Aston Martin Vanquish, Ferrari California T, Bentley Continental GT, Mercedes Benz-S Class, Maserati GranCabrio, Rolls-Royce Drophead Coupe, Audi R8 and BMW  7- Series.

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