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Fiat Avventura Abarth/ Urban Cross
Rs 9.85 lakhs (Urban Cross)/ Rs 9.99 lakhs ( Avventura)
The Avventura and the Urban Cross are the crossovers based on the Punto. Power comes from the same 1.4 liter turbo petrol engine that makes a few less Bhp than on the Punto. This makes 138 Bhp and 210 Nm. The main advantage of these vehicles is the fact that they can be used on any road, and yet be fast.
The Avventura comes with 205 mm ground clearance which is more than adequate to go over anything our roads have to offer. The Urban Cross is an Avventura, that has lost the spare wheel from the hatch lid. The spare instead sits in the boot now.
Ford Figo Aspire Sport
Rs 7.61 lakhs
The Aspire is another sporty compact sedan. It too has gotten a Sport variant, with the introduction of the Figo Sport. This one is powered by the same 1.5 liter diesel engine that makes 99 Bhp and 215 Nm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The Sport has re-tuned suspension and larger 15″ alloys that make the car more sporty to drive.
VW Ameo DSG
Rs 9.07 lakhs
The Ameo is VWs latest offering. It is their first compact sedan and it is a car that is only sold in the Indian market. The Ameo diesel comes with a 1.5 liter engine making 108 Bhp and 250 Nm. This engine is mated to a silky smooth 7-speed DSG which makes it very fun to drive. This is the same engine that is on offer on the Polo GT TDI. The only difference is the addition of the DSG here. If you do need a sporty diesel automatic vehicle, this is the cheapest you can get.
Skoda Rapid diesel
Rs 9.49 lakhs
The new Rapid was launched late last year. The new Rapid looks a lot more fresh than the other sedans in the market currently. The main reason why this car is on the list is the 1.5 liter diesel engine that makes 108 Bhp and 250 Nm. It can be had in both manual and automatic trim levels. However, the manual is cheaper and more fun to drive, since you have more control.The Rapid is a sportier choice than the Vento, since the suspension has been set up better on the former.
Fiat Linea 125S
Rs 9.99 lakhs
The Linea 125S has to be the most sporty and fun to drive petrol sedan in this segment. It is also powered by the same 1.4 liter T-Jet engine that comes on the Abarth, however this one has been tuned to make 123 Bhp and 208 Nm. If you are in the market for a petrol sedan that is involving to drive. If you are in the market for a petrol sedan that is involving to drive and want a manual car, this ticks all the right boxes.
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