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    Low-Budget Cars And SUVs With Best Ground Clearance Under 6 Lakh

    by Mahesh Yadav on Friday, Sep 10 2021

    If you have to frequently ride over big speed breakers or rough roads, then you need a car with high ground clearance. We’ve curated a list of 8 cars that offer the best ground clearance and come with a price tag of under Rs. 6.0 lakh (ex-showroom).

     

    Cars And SUVs With Best Ground Clearance Under 6 Lakh

    Note that carmakers in India specify the ground clearance without any load. With the occupants, the effective ground clearance will vary. With a typical load, a car that has less clearance but stiffer springs may even beat another car with slightly better ground clearance but softer springs.

    1. Renault Kiger - 205mm

    Renault Kiger

    The Kiger is right at the top with 205mm of ground clearance but there isn’t much choice as you can only buy the base RXE variant. You get a good ground clearance with this car and an SUV body style but not much else. Be prepared to live with basic interiors or set aside some funds to accessorize.

    Also Read - Cars and SUVs with High Ground Clearance Under 10 Lakh in India

    Renault Kiger - Variants Under Rs. 6 Lakh

    Variant

    Price (Ex-showroom)

    RXE 1.0L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 5.64 lakh

     

    2. Nissan Magnite - 205mm

    Nissan Magnite

    Like the Kiger, the Magnite also has 1 variant for under Rs. 6.0 lakh and offers the same 205mm ground clearance. While your options are limited, these cars do offer some serious clearance. The next best option on the list is significantly closer to the ground with almost 2cm less clearance.

    Also Read - Safest Cars Under 10 to 15 Lakh in India by GNCAP

    Nissan Magnite - Variants Under Rs. 6 Lakh

    Variant

    Price (Ex-showroom)

    XE 1.0L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 5.59 lakh

     

    3. Nissan Datsun Redi-Go - 187mm

    Datsun Redi-Go

    The third car on the list is also from the Renault-Nissan family. The Datsun Redi-Go has 187mm of ground clearance, which is 18mm less than the Kiger and Magnite. But, you also have to note the price points. You can get the top-spec variant of the Redi-Go with the automatic transmission for under Rs. 5.0. It has a smaller and lighter body than the two big SUVs but it has the same engine (as an option) with only a bit less power. So, you can expect much better performance from the Redi-Go than the two bigger SUVs.

    Nissan Datsun Redi-Go - Variants Under Rs. 6 Lakh

    Variant

    Price (Ex-showroom)

    A 0.8L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 3.98 lakh

    T 0.8L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 4.26 lakh

    T (O) 0.8L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 4.54 lakh

    T (O) 1.0L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 4.74 lakh

    T (O) 1.0L Petrol AMT Automatic

    Rs. 4.96 lakh

     

    4. Renault Kwid - 184mm

    Renault Kwid

    If you can manage with 3mm less ground clearance than the Redi-Go and have an even tighter budget, then the Kwid’s lower variants should satisfy your needs. It’s a noticeably bigger car than the Redi-Go and offers LED DRLs, double-barrel headlamps and body-coloured as standard features. This is unheard of at the asking price.

    For those who want better performance, there is the option of a more powerful 1.0-litre petrol with manual and automatic transmission. If you want more features, then you can go with the loaded Climber variant, which offers a rear armrest to go with the spacious rear seat.

    Also read - Cars with High Ground Clearance Under 5 Lakh in India

    Renault Kwid - Variants Under Rs. 6 Lakh

    Variant

    Price (Ex-showroom)

    STD 0.8L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 3.32 lakh

    RXE 0.8L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 4.02 lakh

    RXL 0.8L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 4.32 lakh

    RXT 0.8L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 4.62 lakh

    RXL 1.0L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 4.49 lakh

    RXT (O) 1.0L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 4.87 lakh

    Climber (O) 1.0L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 5.08 lakh

    RXL 1.0L Petrol AMT Automatic

    Rs. 4.89 lakh

    RXT (O) 1.0L Petrol AMT Automatic

    Rs. 5.27 lakh

    Climber (O) 1.0L Petrol AMT Automatic

    Rs. 5.49 lakh

     

    5. Renault Triber - 182mm

    Renault Triber

    The Renault Triber’s flexible seating options, a roomy cabin and a 182mm ground clearance make it a serious contender. For backseat comfort, this car comes with sliding and reclining second-row and fully-removable third-row seats. Once you remove the third-row seats you get an unreal 625-litres of boot space. For under Rs. 6.0 lakh, this car finds a finer balance between ground clearance, boot size, comfort, cabin space and even safety as it has a 4-star rating from GNCAP. The RXL variant is also fairly loaded with features and not as basic as the base variants of an SUV like the Kiger and Magnite.

    Renault Triber - Variants Under Rs. 6 Lakh

    Variant

    Price (Ex-showroom)

    RXE 1.0L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 5.5 lakh

    RXL 1.0L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 6.13 lakh

     

    6. Maruti Suzuki Nexa Ignis - 180mm

    Maruti Suzuki Ignis

    The Ignis is the most affordable car on this list with a 1.2-litre engine and the only car with a 4-cylinder engine. While its ground clearance is not earth-shattering, the combination of a fairly affordable starting price and a powerful 1.2-litre engine make it a more premium choice than the rest. If you stretch your budget by only Rs. 12,000, then you can get its Zeta trim. It is not only reasonably feature-rich, but also our top-recommended and the most value-for-money variant of the Nexa Ignis.

    Maruti Suzuki Nexa Ignis - Variants Under Rs. 6 Lakh

    Variant

    Price (Ex-showroom)

    Sigma 1.2L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 4.95 lakh

    Delta 1.2L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 5.81 lakh

    Zeta 1.2L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 6.12 lakh

     

    7. Maruti Suzuki Arena S-Presso - 180mm

    Maruti Suzuki S-Presso

    The Maruti Arena’s SPresso is another car with 180mm ground clearance. If you don’t want to deal with the mental, emotional and financial trauma when the petrol prices touch a new high, then you should definitely consider the S-Presso. It’s the only car on this list with a CNG fuel option. However, even with the petrol engine, it’s a decent option as it offers the space and performance of the previous-generation WagonR for less than the price of the older WagonR.

    Maruti Suzuki Arena S-Presso - Variants Under Rs. 6 Lakh

    Variant

    Price (Ex-showroom)

    STD 1.0L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 3.78 lakh

    STD (O) 1.0L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 3.84 lakh

    LXI 1.0L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 4.17 lakh

    LXI (O) 1.0L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 4.23 lakh

    VXI 1.0L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 4.4 lakh

    VXI (O) 1.0L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 4.46 lakh

    VXI Plus 1.0L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 4.64 lakh

    LXI 1.0L CNG Manual

    Rs. 4.97 lakh

    LXI (O) 1.0L CNG Manual

    Rs. 5.03 lakh

    VXI 1.0L CNG Manual

    Rs. 5.2 lakh

    VXI (O) 1.0L CNG Manual

    Rs. 5.26 lakh

    VXI 1.0L Petrol AMT Automatic

    Rs. 4.9 lakh

    VXI (O) 1.0L Petrol AMT Automatic

    Rs. 4.96 lakh

    VXI Plus 1.0L Petrol AMT Automatic

    Rs. 5.07 lakh

     

    8. Ford Figo - 174mm

    Ford Figo

    Consider the Ford Figo as an honourable mention. For a car with an SUV-ish body style, 174mm may look like embarrassment on its resume. But for a hatchback, this is as good as it gets.

    Ford Figo - Variants Under Rs. 6 Lakh

    Variant

    Price (Ex-showroom)

    Ambiente 1.2L Petrol Manual

    Rs. 5.82 lakh

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

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