All of us want a feature-loaded car. Features are the top priority for many buyers today. Buyers are willing to compromise on cabin space but want every possible convenience feature in their new car. This is the reason why manufacturers load their cars with multiple modern features and a few segment-first features as well. However, if a buyer wants to enjoy every possible feature, he has to opt for the top variant. With that being said, finding one in the budget segment is difficult. So in today’s article, we have listed cars with the best top variants under Rs 12 lakhs.
The new Baleno is the latest and most-recent launch from Maruti. Its top variant, Alpha AGS, is loaded and comes with many segments-first features like a 360-degree camera and HUD. It also gets Suzuki Smart Connect, SmartPlay Pro Plus touchscreen infotainment system, etc. The new Baleno comes powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine that makes 89bhp & 113Nm of torque. The Maruti Baleno Alpha AGS will cost you Rs 11.15 lakhs (on-road, Mumbai).
Tata Punch is India’s safest SUV with five-star ratings from Global NCAP. Punch in its top variant, Creative iRA Pack AMT, gets features like cruise control, a semi-digital instrument cluster, automatic headlamps, auto AC, LED DRLs, 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, etc. The recently-launched Kaziranga edition (Kaziranga Creative iRA Pack AMT) also becomes a great choice if you wish to own a unique-looking car. Talking about the engine, it runs on a 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine that makes 84bhp & 135Nm of torque. The Creative iRA Pack AMT variant comes in at Rs 10.98 lakh (on-road, Mumbai) whereas the Kaziranga Creative iRA Pack AMT will cost you Rs 11.13 lakhs (on-road, Mumbai).
Cars with best top variants – Hyundai Aura
Hyundai Aura is the most feature-loaded compact sedan in the market today. Its top variant, SX 1.2 (O) CRDi gets wireless charging, keyless entry, push-button start-stop, cruise control, rear AC vents, cooled glove box, etc. This car is available in petrol, diesel, as well as CNG options. The Aura comes powered by a 1.2-litre U2 CRDi diesel engine that makes 74bhp & 190Nm of torque. This engine is mated to a five-speed AMT gearbox. This variant will cost you Rs 11.10 lakhs (on-road, Mumbai).
Cars with best top variants – Renault Triber
Renault Triber comes with a four star rating from Global NCAP making it a great option for buyers looking for a safe MPV in the affordable range. It is a practical and spacious sub-four-metre car. Its top of the line variant, RXZ EASY-R AMT gets an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, LED instrument cluster, remote entry, push-button engine start-stop, smart card key, etc.
In terms of safety, it gets four airbags in its top variant. The Triber comes powered by a 1.0-litre petrol engine that makes 71bhp & 91Nm of torque. This engine comes mated to an AMT transmission. The top model, the Triber RXZ EASY-R AMT, comes in at Rs 9.59 lakhs (on-road, Mumbai).
Renault Kiger & Nissan Magnite
If you are willing to skip dual tone variants, you should definitely consider the top model of both the Renault Kiger and the Nissan Magnite. Talking about Kiger’s top variant, RXZ Turbo CVT, it comes loaded with features like an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, wireless charging, wireless Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a fully-digital instrument cluster, drive modes, ambient lighting, etc.
Nissan Magnite’s top variant, XV Premium Turbo CVT (O), offers 360-degree parking camera, puddle lamps, wireless charging, wireless Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, fully-digital instrument cluster, TPMS, etc. Both come powered by a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine that makes 99bhp & 160Nm of torque. Top variants of both the cars come mated to a CVT gearbox. The Kiger’s RXZ Turbo CVT comes in at Rs 11.63 lakh (on-road, Mumabi) whereas the Magnite’s XV Premium Turbo CVT (O) comes in at Rs 11.91 lakhs (on-road, Mumbai).
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