Most affordable cars with RDE-compliant engines under Rs. 40L

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Delhi : All manufacturers have been hard at work modifying their products to conform with the new laws, which will be put into effect starting in April with the BS6 Phase 2 emission limits. This led to a flurry of debuts in recent months, ranging from little luxury hatchbacks to full-size models. Here is a look at our top picks for RDE-compliant automobiles in India that cost less than Rs. 40 lakh.

One of the hatchbacks with the most features is the Hyundai i20

One of India's most feature-rich hatchbacks, the Hyundai i20 starts at Rs. 7.19 lakh (ex-showroom). The hatchback receives 16-inch alloy wheels, a shark-fin antenna, projector LED headlights, and a blacked-out grille. Six airbags, a 10.25-inch touchscreen screen, and automatic temperature control are included in the five-seater interior. A 1.2-liter gasoline engine with 81.86 horsepower and 114.74 Newton metres and a 1.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine provide the vehicle's power.

In the sedan market, the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz provides the best value for the money

The Maruti Suzuki Ciaz delivers the best value for money on our soil, with a starting price of Rs. 8.9 lakh. The sedan boasts sweptback projector LED headlights, a tall and sculpted hood, and 16-inch designer alloy wheels. There are several airbags, an ESP system, a 7.0-inch infotainment system, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel inside. It is powered by a 1.5-liter, inline-four, gasoline K-series engine with 102 horsepower and 138 pound-feet of torque.

Kia Carens boasts a roomy interior with a number of relaxing amenities

The Kia Carens, which starts at Rs. 10.45 lakh (ex-showroom) in India, is ideally suited for big families. The MPV has linked LED taillights, 16-inch alloy wheels, and LED headlights with split-style DRLs. An air purifier, a 10.25-inch touchscreen display, and six airbags are included in the six- or seven-seater interior. Three engines powering it each provide 113 horsepower and 250 Newton metres of torque: a 1.5-liter diesel, a 1.5-liter gasoline, and a 1.4-liter turbo-petrol engine.

MG Hector's creation is influenced by the "Argyle" motif

The MG Hector's styling, which starts at Rs. 14.73 lakh (ex-showroom), is motivated by the Scottish Argyle pattern. The SUV has an 18-inch wheel design, an all-LED lighting system, and a chrome-studded grille. A 14.0-inch HD infotainment display, ventilated front seats, and multi-color ambient lighting are all included inside the five-seater cabin. It is available with a 1.5-liter petrol-hybrid, 2.0-liter diesel, and 1.5-liter turbo-petrol engine, all of which produce 141 horsepower and 250 Newton metres of torque.

Jeep Meridian is a competent mid-size luxury SUV

The Jeep Meridian, which starts at Rs. 30.1 lakh (ex-showroom), combines tough styling and a powerful engine. The high-end SUV has roof rails, 18-inch alloy wheels with diamond cuts, linked LED taillamps, and LED headlights. The seven-seater interior has six airbags, a 10.1-inch touchscreen entertainment system, a sunroof, ADAS, and USB ports. A 2.0-liter diesel engine with 168 horsepower and 350 Nm powers it.