Top Five C-Segment Sedans In India – December 2020

Top Five C-Segment Sedans In India

Sedan used to be one of the most popular body types in India. However, with the introduction of affordable SUVs, the segment has lost its charm. Still, in terms of sedan body type, the C-segment sedans are the most popular ones. These kinds of cars offer an ample amount of boot space along with a spacious cabin.

Planning to buy one? These are our top five picks after considering the comfort, powertrain, specifications and features.

Hyundai Verna

Hyundai Verna
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Hyundai Verna is one of the most sold C-segment sedans in India. The Korean carmaker came with the Hyundai Verna for the first time in 2006. Meanwhile, right now it is the fifth-gen Verna that is available in the Indian market. Being a feature-rich sedan, Hyundai Verna comes with LED headlamps with DRLs, 16-inch alloy wheels, an 8-inch floating touchscreen infotainment system, a wireless charging pad, and a sunroof among others. Further, it comes with three engines on offer including a 1.5L petrol, 1.5L diesel and a 1.0L turbo petrol engine. All the engines are available with a manual as well as an automatic transmission.

Key Specs

  • Engine – 1493cc (Petrol); 998cc (Turbo Petrol); 1493cc (Diesel)
  • Mileage – 17.7kmpl to 25kmpl
  • Power – 113 BHP (Petrol); 118.3 BHP (Turbo Petrol); 113 BHP (Diesel)
  • Torque – 144Nm (Petrol); 171.6Nm (Turbo Petrol); 250Nm (Diesel)
  • Transmission – Manual and Automatic

Positives

  • Multiple Features
  • Refined Diesel Powertrain

Negatives

  • Poor Rear Seat Space
  • No feel and feedback from the steering wheel

Ex-Showroom Price, New Delhi: Rs.9.03 Lakh to Rs.15.19 Lakh

Honda City

Honda City
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Looking for a premium sedan? Honda City is one of the most popular C-segment sedans in India and it is now available in its fifth-gen avatar. The all-new Honda City now comes with LED headlamps with DRLs, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display, an adjustable steering wheel, cruise control and a sunroof among others. The infotainment system on the 2020 Honda City now supports Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Weblink along Amazon Echo. Further, it comes with a 1.5L iVTEC petrol engine that is mated to either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a CVT. Meanwhile, Honda also offers a 1.5L iDTEC diesel engine that only gets a 6-speed manual configuration.

Key Specs

  • Engine – 1498cc (Petrol); 1498 (Diesel)
  • Mileage – 17.8kmpl to 24.1kmpl
  • Power – 119.35 BHP (Petrol); 97.9 BHP (Diesel)
  • Torque – 145Nm (Petrol); 200Nm (Diesel)
  • Transmission – Manual & Automatic (Petrol); Manual (Diesel)

Positives

  • Spacious Cabin
  • Feature Loaded

Negatives

  • Expensive
  • Diesel engine requires refinement

Ex-Showroom Price, New Delhi: Rs.10.93 Lakh to Rs.14.64 Lakh

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz
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Remember the Maruti Suzuki SX4, Kizashi and Baleno sedan? Maruti Suzuki has launched multiple sedans of different kinds in a very short span of time. Likewise, launched in 2014, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is one of the best selling sedans in India with a market share of 30% as claimed by the carmaker itself. Feature-wise, it comes with a SmartPlay Studio touchscreen infotainment system, MID display, adjustable steering wheel, cruise control, automatic climate control, etc. However, the only missing feature on the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is a sunroof. Further, the engine that powers the premium sedan is a 1.5L petrol motor that churns out 103BHP of power. It comes mated to either a manual or an automatic transmission.

Key Specs

  • Engine – 1462cc (Petrol)
  • Mileage – 20.04kmpl to 20.65kmpl
  • Power – 103.25 BHP (Petrol)
  • Torque – 138Nm (Petrol)
  • Transmission – Manual and Automatic

Positives

  • Good Mileage
  • Spacious Cabin

Negatives

  • No Diesel Engine
  • Poor Ride Quality

Ex-Showroom Price, New Delhi: Rs.8.32 Lakh to Rs.11.10 Lakh

Skoda Rapid

Skoda Rapid Sedan
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With a timeless design, Skoda Rapid has always been a value for money deal. Meanwhile, recently, the Czech carmaker has discontinued the Rider variant of the Skoda Rapid because of its overwhelming demand. So what powers the Skoda Rapid? It is a 1.0L TSI engine that churns out 108BHP of power with a peak torque of 175Nm. Further, customers can choose either a manual or an automatic gearbox according to their personal choice and preferences. With a practical cabin ad spacious boot, Skoda Superb offers a set of 16-inch alloy wheels, a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, MID display, etc.

Key Specs

  • Engine – 999cc (Turbo Petrol)
  • Mileage – 16.24kmpl to 18.97kmpl
  • Power – 108.62 BHP (Turbo Petrol)
  • Torque – 175Nm (Turbo Petrol)
  • Transmission – Manual and Automatic

Positives

  • Timeless Design
  • Pricing

Negatives

  • No Diesel Engine
  • Lacks important features

Ex-Showroom Price, New Delhi: Rs.7.99 Lakh to Rs.13.29 Lakh

Volkswagen Vento

BS6-Volkswagen-Vento
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Last on the list is the Volkswagen Vento as the sedan has not received any updates since a really long time. In terms of features, it comes with an adjustable steering wheel, rear parking camera, automatic headlamps, TPMS and sunroof among others. Meanwhile, the engine that powers the Volkswagen Vento is a 1.0L three-cylinder turbo petrol motor. It churns out 110BHP of power and a peak torque of 175Nm. Apart from this, the engine comes mated to either a 6-speed manual gearbox or an AT transmission.

Key Specs

  • Engine – 999cc (Turbo Petrol)
  • Mileage – 16.35kmpl to 17.69kmpl
  • Power – 108.62 BHP (Turbo Petrol)
  • Torque – 175Nm (Turbo Petrol)
  • Transmission – Manual and Automatic

Positives

  • Perfect Ride Quality
  • Responsive Steering Wheel

Negatives

  • Expensive After Sales Service
  • Styling Needs Update

Ex-Showroom Price, New Delhi: Rs.8.98 Lakh to Rs.13.39 Lakh

Sedans are the most good looking cars even in the SUV era. However, Indian customers do consider several factors while purchasing an SUV. If you are considering any one of the C-Segment sedans among these do compare the price, features, mileage, etc. before, to crack a value for money deal.

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