Most Powerful Petrol Sedans Under Rs 25 Lakh

In a market where SUVs and crossover vehicles are commanding the spotlight, the allure of low-slung sedans remains undiminished. Offering a blend of athleticism, agility, and sleek design, sedans boast a lower center of gravity and superior aerodynamics compared to their SUV counterparts. This segment has witnessed a surge in competitive offerings, with manufacturers striving to deliver power-packed performance within the confines of affordability.

Here, we present a curated list of the most formidable petrol-powered sedans available in India, all priced under Rs 25 lakh. From renowned automakers like Hyundai, Honda, Skoda, and Volkswagen, these sedans epitomize the fusion of elegance and dynamism, setting new benchmarks for performance and sophistication. Let’s delve into the realm of automotive excellence and explore these compelling contenders vying for supremacy on Indian roads.

5. Hyundai Verna – 1.5 NA Petrol

The Hyundai Verna boasts a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder naturally aspirated engine producing 115hp and 144Nm of torque. It offers a choice between a 6-speed manual transmission or an optional CVT automatic. Starting at Rs 11 lakh, the Verna shares the fifth spot with two other sedans.

Skoda Slavia, Volkswagen Virtus – 1.0 Turbo-Petrol

The Skoda Slavia and Volkswagen Virtus feature a smaller 1.0-litre, three-cylinder turbo-petrol engine delivering an identical 115hp but higher torque at 178Nm. Transmission options include a 6-speed MT and a 6-speed torque converter auto. While the Slavia 1.0 is priced between Rs 11.53 lakh and Rs 16.93 lakh, the Virtus 1.0 ranges from Rs 11.56 lakh to Rs 17.05 lakh.

4. Honda City – 1.5 NA Petrol

Equipped with a sole 1.5-litre, four-cylinder NA petrol engine, the Honda City generates 121hp and 145Nm torque. It offers either a 6-speed manual or an optional CVT automatic transmission. The City’s price starts from Rs 11.82 lakh, reaching up to Rs 16.30 lakh for the top-end ZX CVT variant.

3. Honda City Hybrid – 1.5 Petrol Hybrid

The Honda City e:HEV (Hybrid) utilizes a 1.5-litre petrol engine connected to an electric generator motor, resulting in a combined output of 126hp and 253Nm torque. Paired with an e-CVT transmission, the Honda City Hybrid is available in a single fully-loaded ZX variant priced at Rs 20.55 lakh.

2. Volkswagen Virtus, Skoda Slavia – 1.5 Turbo-Petrol

Both the Volkswagen Virtus and Skoda Slavia, equipped with the same 1.5-litre, four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine on higher variants, produce 150hp and 250Nm torque. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual gearbox or an optional 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. The Slavia 1.5 TSI starts from Rs 15.23 lakh, while the Virtus GT range (1.5 TSI) has a base price of Rs 16.62 lakh.

1. Hyundai Verna – 1.5 Turbo-Petrol

Securing the top spot is the Hyundai Verna, emerging as the most powerful petrol sedan in India under Rs 25 lakh. Its 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine, shared with the Creta, Seltos, Carens, and Alcazar, generates 160hp and 253Nm of peak torque. Available with a 6-speed MT and an optional 7-speed dual-clutch automatic, the Verna’s turbo variants are priced between Rs 14.87 lakh and Rs 17.42 lakh.

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