15 Best cars to buy this Diwali: Check available and upcoming cars

Published on 13 Oct, 2021, 12:52 PM IST
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Diwali is just around the corner as the festive season has begun in the country. Diwali is a festival that lights up your lives with positive energy and happiness. It is also an occasion to celebrate new beginnings and landmark purchases such as homes or cars.

Best cars to buy this Diwali

List of best cars to buy this Diwali

Here’s the list of cars to buy this Diwali based on the price, performance and features as of May 2022.

Model Seating capacity Fuel type Price (ex-showroom Delhi)
Maruti Alto 4 Petrol/CNG Rs. 3.39 lakhs to Rs. 5.03 lakhs
Maruti S-Presso 5 Petrol/CNG Rs. 4 lakhs to Rs. 5.64 lakhs
Tata Tiago 5 Petrol Rs. 5.38 lakhs to Rs. 7.80 lakhs
Hyundai Grand i10 Nios 5 Petrol/Diesel/CNG Rs. 5.39 lakhs to Rs. 8.02 lakhs
Maruti Swift 5 Petrol Rs. 5.92 lakhs to Rs. 8.85 lakhs
Tata Altroz 5 Petrol/Diesel Rs. 6.20 lakhs to Rs. 10.15 lakhs
Maruti Vitara Brezza 5 Petrol Rs. 7.84 lakhs to Rs. 11.49 lakhs
Tata Nexon 5 Petrol/Diesel Rs. 7.55 lakhs to Rs. 13.90 lakhs
Mahindra XUV300 5 Petrol/Diesel Rs. 8.41 lakhs to Rs. 14.07 lakhs
Nissan Kicks 5 Petrol Rs. 9.50 lakhs to Rs. 14.90 lakhs
Volkswagen Polo 5 Petrol Rs. 6.45 lakhs to Rs. 10.25 lakhs
Renault Kiger 5 Petrol Rs. 5.84 lakhs to Rs. 10.40 lakhs
Kia Sonet 5 Petrol/Diesel Rs. 7.15 lakhs to Rs. 13.69 lakhs
Hyundai Venue 5 Petrol/Diesel Rs. 7.11 lakhs to Rs. 11.84 lakhs
Maruti S-Cross 5 Petrol Rs. 8.95 lakhs to Rs. 12.92 lakhs

Advertising banners highlighting ‘Diwali new car launches’ make the festive season even more exciting if you are a car enthusiast. Manufacturers prefer occasions such as Diwali to introduce new vehicles in the market. That’s one more reason why you should plan your new car purchase during the festive season.

Read ahead for more details about the best cars you can buy this festive season.

1. Maruti Alto

Price: Rs. 3.39 lakhs to Rs. 5.03 lakhs Number of variants: 8

Key specifications

Here are the technical details of the Maruti Alto.

Parameters Details
Engine 0.8 litre
Fuel type Petrol/CNG
Power 47.33 Bhp/40.36 Bhp
Torque 69 Nm /60 Nm
Transmission 5-speed manual
Fuel efficiency 22.05 kmpl/31.59 km/kg
Safety Driver airbag, ABS, seat belt warning, EBD, high-speed warning

Reasons to buy Maruti Alto

  • The affordable price tag makes it suitable for first-time buyers.

  • Reliable engine with high fuel economy.

  • Low maintenance and service costs.

  • The compact dimensions of the car make it an ideal daily driver car.

  • Maruti Suzuki’s widespread sales and service network makes for a hassle-free ownership experience.

2. Maruti S-Presso

Price: Rs. 4 lakhs to Rs. 5.64 lakhs Number of variants: 14

Key specifications

The following table denotes the key specs of the Maruti S-Presso.

Parameters Details
Engine 1 litre
Fuel type Petrol/CNG
Power 67.05 Bhp/58.33 Bhp
Torque 90 Nm /78 Nm
Transmission 5-speed manual/AMT
Fuel efficiency 21.4 kmpl
Safety Driver and front passenger airbag, ABS, seat belt warning, EBD, high-speed warning

Reasons to buy Maruti S-Presso

  • Unique SUV-ish design with compact dimensions.

  • Spacious cabin and feature-loaded interior.

  • The AMT gearbox option makes it an easy-to-drive vehicle.

  • It gets all the necessary safety features.

  • Reliable petrol engine with CNG fuel option.

  • Good fuel economy.

  • Low maintenance cost and hassle-free ownership experience.

3. Tata Tiago

Price: Rs. 5.38 lakhs to Rs. 7.80 lakhs Number of variants: 8

Key specifications

Here’s the table with the key specifications of the Tata Tiago.

Parameters Details
Engine 1.2 litre
Fuel type Petrol
Power 84.48 Bhp
Torque 113 Nm
Transmission 5-speed manual/AMT
Fuel efficiency 23.84 kmpl
Safety Dual airbag (front), EBD, ABS, corner stability control, rear parking camera

Reasons to buy Tata Tiago

  • It features a sporty exterior design based on Tata Motors’ Impact Design philosophy.

  • It features a dual-tone theme for the interior.

  • Advanced features such as a touchscreen information display and premium audio system.

  • The hatchback gets all the safety equipment, including a puncture repair kit.

  • Reliable petrol engine producing best-in-segment power.

  • Good fuel economy and low maintenance cost.

4. Hyundai Grand i10 Nios

Price: Rs. 5.39 lakhs to Rs. 8.02 lakhs Number of variants: 16

Key specifications

Here are the technical specifications of the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios hatchback.

Parameters Details
Engine 1.2 litre/1 litre
Fuel type Petrol/Diesel/CNG
Power 81.86 Bhp/73.97 Bhp/68.05 BHp
Torque 113.75 Nm/190.24 Nm/95.12 Nm
Transmission 5-speed manual/AMT
Fuel efficiency 20.7 kmpl/26.2 kmpl
Safety Dual front airbags, EBD, ABS, day/night IRVM, central locking, rear parking camera

Reasons to buy Hyundai Grand i10 Nios

  • All-new exterior design with Hyundai’s cascading front grille.

  • Stylish dual-tone interior with excellent build quality.

  • Best-in-segment features such as rear AC vents, etc.

  • It comes with all the standard safety features.

  • Three engine options with manual and AMT gearbox.

  • Superior ride quality, thanks to optimised chassis settings.

5. Maruti Swift

Price: Rs. 5.92 lakhs to Rs. 8.85 lakhs Number of variants: 7

Key specifications

Refer to the following table for Maruti Swift’s specifications.

Parameters Details
Engine 1.2 litre
Fuel type Petrol
Power 88.50 Bhp
Torque 113 Nm
Transmission 5-speed manual/AMT
Fuel efficiency 23.20 kmpl/23.76 kmpl
Safety Driver and front passenger airbag, ESC, EBD, ABS, high-speed warning, automatic headlamps

Reasons to buy Maruti Swift

  • Sporty exterior design with dual-tone colour options.

  • Neatly laid out dashboard with a host of advanced features.

  • The reliable petrol engine offers peppy performance.

  • Excellent driving dynamics with sharp handling.

  • Fuel efficient engine.

  • Personalise the car with Maruti Suzuki’s i-Create customisation program.

  • Ease of maintenance and easily accessible sales and service network.

6. Tata Altroz

Price: Rs. 6.20 lakhs to Rs. 10.15 lakhs Number of variants: 8

Key specifications

Here are the technical details of the Tata Altroz.

Parameters Details
Engine 1.2 litre/1.5 litre
Fuel type Petrol/Diesel
Power 84.88 Bhp/88.77 Bhp
Torque 113 Nm/200 Nm
Transmission 5-speed manual
Fuel efficiency 19.05 kmpl/25.11 kmpl
Safety Dual front airbags, ABS, EBD, rear parking camera, seat belt warning

Reasons to buy Tata Altroz

  • Sporty and elegant exterior design based on the Impact 2.0 design language.

  • Dual-tone theme interior with a floating infotainment display.

  • Advanced features such as cruise control, automatic headlamps etc.

  • One of the safest hatchbacks in the segment.

  • Powerful petrol and diesel engine options with driving modes.

  • Exciting colour options.

7. Maruti Vitara Brezza

Price: Rs. 7.84 lakhs to Rs. 11.49 lakhs Number of variants: 7

Key specifications

Here are the technical specs of the Maruti Vitara Brezza.

Parameters Details
Engine 1.5 litre
Fuel type Diesel
Power 103.26 Bhp
Torque 138 Nm
Transmission 5-speed manual/automatic
Fuel efficiency 17.03 kmpl/18.76 kmpl
Safety Driver and front passenger airbags, ABS, EBD, reverse parking sensor, hill-hold assist, ISOFIX child seat mounts

Reasons to buy Maruti Vitara Brezza

  • Attractive and bold exterior design with LED DRLs and projector headlamps.

  • Spacious interior with 60:40 split rear seats.

  • Premium dashboard design with leather treatment for the steering wheel.

  • Powerful petrol engine which also provides excellent fuel efficiency.

  • Personalise the compact SUV through the i-Create customisation program.

  • Low maintenance costs and enjoyable ownership experience.

8. Tata Nexon

Price: Rs. 7.55 lakhs to Rs. 13.90 lakhs Number of variants: 44

Key specifications

Glance through the table given below to know the key specifications of the Tata Nexon.

Parameters Details
Engine 1.2 litre/1.5 litre
Fuel type Petrol/Diesel
Power 118.36 Bhp/108.50 Bhp
Torque 170 Nm/260 Nm
Transmission 6-speed manual/AMT
Fuel efficiency 17.2 kmpl/21.5 kmpl
Safety Dual front airbags, roll-over mitigation, ESC, EBD, ABS, rear parking camera, ISOFIX child seat mounts

Reasons to buy Tata Nexon

  • Elegant exterior design with a coupe-inspired aerodynamic shape.

  • Three-tone layered dashboard with floating infotainment display.

  • Premium features such as electric sunroof, digital instrument cluster, etc.

  • The SUV comes with connected car technology and a host of security features.

  • One of the safest compact SUVs in the market.

  • Two engine options with a choice of a manual or automatic gearbox.

9. Mahindra XUV300

Price: Rs. 8.41 lakhs to Rs. 14.07 lakhs Number of variants: 20

Key specifications

Here are the specifications of the Mahindra XUV300.

Parameters Details
Engine 1.2 litre/1.5 litre
Fuel type Petrol/Diesel
Power 108.62 Bhp/115 Bhp
Torque 200 Nm/300 Nm
Transmission 6-speed manual/AMT
Fuel efficiency 17 kmpl/20 kmpl
Safety 7 airbags, EBD, ESC, ISOFIX child seat mounts, hill-hold assist, ABS, rear parking camera

Reasons to buy Mahindra XUV300

  • The XUV300 features Mahindra’s signature muscular exterior design.

  • One of the safest compact SUVs in India with the best safety ratings for adult and child safety.

  • Best-in-segment torque figures.

  • Petrol and diesel engine options with manual and AMT gearbox.

  • It features the longest wheelbase in the segment.

  • Premium features such as electric sunroof, etc.

  • Segment-first front parking sensors.

10. Nissan Kicks

Price: Rs. 9.50 lakhs to Rs. 14.90 lakhs Number of variants: 8

Key specifications

Refer to the table given below to get a better understanding of the technical specs of the Nissan Kicks.

Parameters Details
Engine 1.5 litre/1.3 litre
Fuel type Petrol
Power 104.55 Bhp/153.87 Bhp
Torque 142 Nm/254 Nm
Transmission 5/6-speed manual/CVT
Fuel efficiency 14.23 kmpl
Safety 4 airbags, ABS, EBD, ESC, hill-hold assist, 360-degree camera, automatic headlamps

Reasons to buy Nissan Kicks

  • Funky exterior design with chrome treatment for the front grille and roof rails.

  • Multi-tone theme interior with floating infotainment display and silver accents on the steering wheel.

  • It is available with powerful petrol engines with a choice of manual or CVT gearbox.

  • The SUV gets a host of premium features such as automatic AC control, 360-degree parking assist, a touchscreen infotainment system, etc. 

  • It comes equipped with a host of advanced safety features.

11. Volkswagen Polo

Price: Rs. 6.45 lakhs to Rs. 10.25 lakhs Number of variants: 11

Key specifications

Here are the key specs of the Volkswagen Polo.

Parameters Details
Engine 1 litre MPI/1 litre TSI
Fuel type Petrol
Power 75.10 Bhp/108.62 Bhp
Torque 95 Nm/175 Nm
Transmission 5-speed manual/automatic
Fuel efficiency 17.74 kmpl/16.47 kmpl
Safety Dual front airbags, ESC, auto-dimming IRVM, ISOFIX child seat mounts, hill-hold assist, automatic headlamps, VSC

Reasons to buy Volkswagen Polo

  • The Polo sports an elegant and classy exterior design that looks simple yet modern.

  • A simple and neatly laid out dashboard with chrome accents.

  • Excellent build quality with top-notch fit and finish.

  • One of the safest hatchbacks on the market, thanks to German engineering.

  • Powerful turbocharged engine for the thrill of driving.

  • It comes with premium features such as automatic climate control, Blaupunkt audio system, etc.

12. Renault Kiger

Price: Rs. 5.84 lakhs to Rs. 10.40 lakhs Number of variants: 20

Key specifications

Glance through the table given below to know the technical details of the Renault Kiger.

Parameters Details
Engine 1 litre
Fuel type Petrol
Power 71.01 Bhp/98.63 Bhp
Torque 96 Nm/152 Nm/160 Nm
Transmission 5-speed manual/AMT/CVT
Fuel efficiency 17 kmpl/20 kmpl
Safety 4 airbags, ABS, EBD, a rear parking camera, ISOFIX child seat mounts, speed-sensing auto door lock

Reasons to buy Renault Kiger

  • The Renault Kiger is a compact SUV with an appealing exterior.

  • The exterior design reflects the typical Renault look with a large logo and a chrome-studded front grille.

  • The SUV also gets design elements such as body cladding, roof rails, sporty alloy wheels, etc.

  • The interior is practical, functional and elegant. It gets all the necessary creature front and safety features that you expect from a modern-day vehicle.

  • The Kiger is available with a petrol engine. You can also opt for the agile avatar of the engine with the turbocharger.

13. Kia Sonet

Price: Rs. 7.15 lakhs to Rs. 13.69 lakhs Number of variants: 23

Key specifications

Here are the technical specifications of the Kia Sonet.

Parameters Details
Engine 1.2 litre/1 litre/1.5-litre
Fuel type Petrol/Diesel
Power 81.86 Bhp/118.3 Bhp/98.63 Bhp
Torque 115 Nm/172 Nm/240 Nm
Transmission 5/6-speed manual/automatic/iMT/DCT
Fuel efficiency 14.4 kmpl/24.1 kmpl
Safety 6 airbags, ESC, EBD, ABS, ISOFIX child seat mounts, hill-hold assist, traction control

Reasons to buy Kia Sonet

  • Funky design language with signature Kia design elements such as tiger-nose grille, etc.

  • One of the most feature-rich compact SUVs in the market.

  • The SUV comes with connected car tech, electric sunroof, driving modes, ventilated seats, etc.

  • It gets all the necessary safety features such as airbags, TPMS, front parking sensors, etc.

  • Three engine options with manual and automatic transmission.

  • Available in a bunch of vibrant colours with dual-tone themes.

14. Hyundai Venue

Price: Rs. 7.11 lakhs to Rs. 11.84 lakhs Number of variants: 18

Key specifications

You can find the key specs of the Hyundai Venue in the table below.

Parameters Details
Engine 1.2 litre/1 litre/1.5-litre
Fuel type Petrol/Diesel
Power 81.86 Bhp/118.3 Bhp/98.6 Bhp
Torque 113.76 Nm/172 Nm/240 Nm
Transmission 5/6-speed manual/iMT/DCT
Fuel efficiency 17.52 kmpl/23.7 kmpl
Safety 6 airbags, rear parking camera, high-speed alert system, hill-hold assist, ABS, ESC, EBD, ISOFIX child seat mounts

Reasons to buy Hyundai Venue

  • The exterior sports Hyundai’s fluidic design with the signature cascading grille.

  • The spacious cabin provides ample headroom and legroom for rear passengers.

  • The dual-tone dashboard is neatly laid out with silver accents on the steering wheel and around the AC vents.

  • The compact SUV comes loaded to the gill in terms of creature comfort features.

  • It also gets connected car technology, a wireless charger, air purifier, electric sunroof, etc.

  • You have three engine options with manual, iMT and DCT gearbox choices.

  • Equipped with all the necessary safety equipment.

15. Maruti S-Cross

Price: Rs. 8.95 lakhs to Rs. 12.92 lakhs Number of variants: 7

Key specifications

Here are the specifications of the Maruti S-Cross.

Parameters Details
Engine 1.5-litre
Fuel type Petrol
Power 103.26 Bhp
Torque 138 Nm
Transmission 5-speed manual/automatic
Fuel efficiency 18.55 kmpl
Safety Dual front airbags, ISOFIX child seat mounts, ABS, EBD, hill-hold assist, high-speed alert, automatic headlamps, brake assist

Reasons to buy Maruti S-Cross

  • The S-Cross is one of the premium offerings from Maruti Suzuki.

  • It sports a muscular exterior design with chrome elements such as a vertical front grille, alloy wheels, etc.

  • Spacious cabin with comfortable rear passenger seats.

  • Petrol engine option with smart-hybrid technology for improved fuel economy.

  • It is equipped with all the essential safety equipment.

  • A value for money car in its segment.

Note:

  • All prices are ex-showroom Delhi.

  • Fuel economy figures are as of ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India) ratings.

Also, read: Do’s and don’ts while driving on Indian roads during Diwali

Upcoming cars to launch in India by Diwali 2022

The festive season brings in a lot of excitement in the Indian automotive industry as manufacturers line up their new car launches around the same time. If you plan to get a new car, you may want to keep an eye on campaigns highlighting ‘Diwali new car launches'. In this section, let's take a look at the list of upcoming cars this Diwali.

Model Car type Expected launch*
New Maruti Alto Hatchback 44774
New Maruti Vitara Brezza SUV 44713
Maruti Jimny SUV 44866
Tata Altroz EV Electric hatchback 44713
Citroen C3 SUV 44743
Kia EV6 Electric SUV 44713
MG ZS SUV 44805
MG G10 MPV 44835
New Mahindra Scorpio SUV 44713
Toyota RAV4 SUV 44743
2022 Hyundai Venue SUV 44713
2022 Hyundai Tucson SUV 44743
Hyundai Ioniq Electric sedan 44835
Skoda Kamiq SUV 44866

*Tentative launch timeline 

How to get the best deal on a car this Diwali

The festive season brings joy and happiness. It is also a season of auspicious days to buy a car. One of the main benefits of the festive season is that you can find the best car deals. Yes, car brands and dealers usually come up with Diwali offers on cars.

Apart from the regular discounts, there are many other ways to maximise the discount on car prices. If you are planning to buy a new car during Diwali, here are some points that you may want to consider to get the best deal.

  • Purchase a car through online platforms: You can visit online car buying platforms like ACKO Drive to get the best deal. Apart from the hassle-free car buying experience, you also get the best discounts on new cars. Also, you get the new car delivered to your doorstep on a priority basis, which is faster than the industry standard.

  • Visit multiple car dealerships: If you are opting for the offline mode of purchase, don't stick to one dealership. Visit several car showrooms in your town to find out which dealer provides the best discount and additional offers. Do not hurry while buying a car during Diwali, be patient and look out for a dealer that offers a maximum discount on your new vehicle.

  • Negotiate for additional cash discounts: Apart from the manufacturer-provided festive deal, the dealership may also provide you with extra cash discounts. For that to happen, you may have to negotiate with the dealer. So, ensure that you ask the dealer for such discounts. Usually, you may get a good deal during the festive season if you push for additional discounts. On the other hand, if you buy online at ACKO Drive, there’s no hassle of negotiations, as you get good discounts on new cars.

  • Check for car insurance offers: Always check for car insurance offers while buying a new car during Diwali. The dealer may offer free car insurance as part of the Diwali offer package. The best option is to buy car insurance online. It's quick, paperless and hassle-free. On top of that, you also end up paying way less premium when compared to offline insurance purchases. 

  • Choose a slow-moving colour: This may be subjective as the car colour preference varies from one individual to another. However, if you choose an unpopular colour, the dealer may provide you with additional discounts on such models. Because the colour is not selling, you can negotiate with the dealer to get a sweet deal on your car purchase. But it depends on your colour preference.

  • Check for car loan offers: It's not only the dealers that come up with discount offers. Banks/financial institutions also curate offers on car loans during the festive season. If you are buying a car on loan, check with your bank about extra benefits on car loans. Check if you already have a pre-approved loan. Usually, banks provide additional benefits such as low-interest rates, flexible tenure, reduced down payment, zero processing fees, etc., on car loans during the festive season. So, do not rely on dealer-provided car loan offers and check other options as well.

  • Free car accessories: Another main attraction of festive season deals on cars is free accessories. Ensure that you check with the dealer about such offers. You can even negotiate for free accessories such as seat covers, car cover, wheel covers, tool kits etc. Such free accessories can reduce the overall cost of the car. So, always look out for such offers when buying a car this festive season.

  • Check for free maintenance packages: Maintaining your car is a big task once you purchase your dream car. Usually, during the festive season, dealers may provide free maintenance packages. Such offers will save you a lot of money while servicing your vehicle. Benefits such as zero labour charge and discount on spares make the deal even better.

  • Use exchange offers: If you plan to exchange your used car, you may get a good exchange value during Diwali. Usually, if you buy a new vehicle from the same brand as your old car, you may get extra benefits on the exchange value. You may also negotiate with the dealer to get a good deal for your second-hand car.

Frequently asked questions

Let's look at some of the most common queries and their answers related to the best cars to buy this Diwali.

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I'm a first-time car buyer. Which is the best car to buy this Diwali?

Maruti Alto is a good option if you are looking for an entry-level car. If your budget is around Rs. 5 lakhs, you can consider the Tata Tiago or Hyundai Grand i10. Maruti S-Presso is also a good choice if you are looking for a micro-SUV.

Which is the safest car in the hatchback segment?

Tata Altroz and Volkswagen Polo are some of the safest hatchbacks in the country. Altroz is a good choice if you are looking for a value for money safe hatchback. In comparison, the Polo is slightly expensive but offers excellent build quality.

Which is the best compact SUV to buy this Diwali?

Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Kia Sonet, Renault Duster, Maruti Vitara Brezza and Hyundai Venue are some of the best compact SUVs to buy this Diwali. However, this again depends on your requirements.

Will I get Diwali discounts while buying my new car on ACKO Drive?

Yes, you will get additional Diwali discounts on select models on ACKO Drive. Once you have selected the car model, you can see the detailed price breakup where the discount details will be mentioned.

Do car dealers offer additional discounts apart from the manufacturer-provided discount?

Yes, generally, the dealers provide additional discounts and cashback on new car purchases during the festive season. However, it depends on the dealership. It's better to check with the dealer about such offers before proceeding with the purchase procedures.

Which cars have the best discounts during Diwali?

Generally, entry-level models come with huge discounts during the festive season. The reason for that is that the manufacturer wants to clear the inventory of vehicles before introducing a new variant in the coming months. Typically, car manufacturers introduce new updated models during the festive season or year-end.

How can I get maximum value for my used car while buying a new car?

If you are purchasing a new vehicle from the same manufacturer as your old car, you can expect an additional exchange bonus on your used car. It's called a loyalty bonus. You can also negotiate with the dealership to offer the best possible value for your second-hand car.

How can I get free accessories while buying a new car this Diwali?

The complimentary car accessories offer depends on the make/model you are buying and the dealership from where you buy the car. Some manufacturers offer free accessories as part of the Diwali deal. In contrast, some dealers offer it as part of additional offers. You can also check with the salesperson about such deals, or you may also negotiate with the dealer to provide free accessories.

Disclaimer: The above content is for informational purposes only. It is recommended to take the help of an expert before making a decision. ACKO Drive is not responsible for any action taken based on the information mentioned here.

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