Top 5 Affordable Rocket Cars for Diwali: Quickest Car Under Rs 15 Lakh

Diwali celebrations are incomplete without some fireworks, and when it comes to celebrating on four wheels, we’ve compiled a list of affordable rockets that won’t break the bank. Whether you’re in the market for a speedster or just settling a bet, here are the five quickest cars to hit 100kph on a budget of Rs 15 lakh. These selections are based on Autocar India’s rigorous tests.

1. Skoda Slavia 1.5 TSI MT: 8.63s

Topping our list is the Skoda Slavia with its 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine and 6-speed manual gearbox. Priced at Rs 15.04 lakh for the entry-level Ambition variant, this rocket narrowly clinches the title as the fastest sprinter under Rs 15 lakh. While the 150hp, four-cylinder unit may experience a bit of lag, once the turbo kicks in, it propels the Slavia with impressive speed.

2. Honda City MT: 10.2s

The Honda City secures the second spot with its brilliant naturally aspirated 121hp, 1.5-litre petrol engine when paired with the slick 6-speed manual gearbox. Priced between Rs 9.5 lakh-14.86 lakh*, the City offers an enjoyable driving experience, especially when pushing the engine into the higher revs.

3. Citroen C3 Turbo: 10.72s

As the most affordable model on our list and the only hatchback, the Citroen C3 impresses with its punchy 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine and 6-speed manual gearbox. Priced between Rs 8.28 lakh-8.92 lakh, the C3 Turbo stands out as the quickest car on sale in India under Rs 10 lakh, making it an excellent option for those on a strict budget.

4. Volkswagen Virtus 1.0 TSI MT: 10.8s

The VW Virtus 1.0 TSI claims the fourth spot, featuring a torquey 115hp, 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox. Priced between Rs 11.48 lakh-15.23 lakh, this rocket shares its engine with the Skoda Slavia, offering a quick acceleration and an exhilarating driving experience.

5. Honda Elevate MT: 10.82s

Rounding off our list is the Honda Elevate MT, a surprisingly quick midsize SUV powered by a high-revving 121hp, 1.5-litre naturally aspirated engine. Priced between Rs 11 lakh-14.9 lakh*, the Elevate manual falls just 0.62 seconds behind the Honda City in reaching the 100kph mark, showcasing its impressive performance despite the additional weight.

Whether you’re aiming for speed or simply want an exciting drive, these budget-friendly rockets offer a thrilling experience without burning a hole in your pocket.

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