Price list: 8 best budget cars in Nepal for 2023

Budget cars in Nepal 2023. Onlinekhabar collage
Budget cars in Nepal 2023. Onlinekhabar collage

A convenient and comfortable way to travel in Nepal, no doubt, is to ride a car. Whatsoever the type of car–a hatchback, sedan, SUV, coupe or any other type–cars are the best way to travel. In Nepal too, cars have not just been a thing of luxury and status in society but a daily means of transport, nowadays. Everyone is looking for a good car with the best budget prices, style, looks, comfort and features.

But, the biggest problem with cars is the cost; most cars are beyond the purchasing power of middle-class Nepalis. Therefore, auto traders say the search for budget cars in Nepal has been a consistent trend, and they have been unable to satisfy the customers.

So, today, we have a list of the 8 best budget cars in Nepal as of January 2023. We have defined budget cars as the ones that cost less than Rs 3.5 million (Rs 35 lakhs).

1Renault Kwid Rs 2,679,000
2Maruti Suzuki CelerioRs 2,799,000
3Tata Tiago XERs 2,849,000
4Ford Figo Rs 3,099,000
5Volkswagen Polo TL PlusRs 3,240,000
6Nissan MagniteRs 3,399,000
7Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS MagnaRs 3,496,000
8Maruti Suzuki SwiftRs 3,499,000
8 best budget cars in Nepal as of January 2023

1. Renault Kwid

The French-origin car company Renault has delivered some budget cars in Nepal over the years. Renault also got widespread fame in Nepal over time. One of the budget cars Renault is providing in Nepal currently is Renault Kwid. The crossover city car has a lot of features provided for the best experience.

Renault Kwid has a 999CC petrol-fuelled engine with three cylinders and 12 valves. It consists of a five-speed manual transmission with 5+1 (reverse) gears. The steering is electric powered and the tyres are radial tubeless. The brakes in the front tyres are discs whereas the brakes in the rear are drums.

The car has an overall height of 1474/1490 (with roof rail)* and a ground clearance of 184mm. It has a total fuel capacity of 28 litres and a seating capacity of five people.

Renault Kwid. Photo: Renault Nepal


Engine1.0 petrol
Displacement999 CC
DimensionsLength: 3731mm
Width: 1579mm
Height: 1474/1490(with roof rail)*
Wheelbase: 2422mm
Ground clearance: 184mm
Max power68 PS @ 5500 rpm
Max torque91 Nm @ 4250 rpm
Transmission typeManual
Number of cylinders3
Mileage22.5 km/l
Fuel tank capacity28 litres
BrakesFront: disc
Rear: drum
Boot space279 litres
Turning radius5 metres
Weight 775kg

The price of the Renault Kwid 1.0 MT is Rs 2,679,000.

2. Maruti Suzuki Celerio

The Indian company Maruti Suzuki has cars with the best technology, experience and design. The company has some very popular cars for a cheap price. One of the best budget cars in Nepal by Maruti Suzuki is Maruti Suzuki Celerio, a small hatchback city car with the best mileage.

Celerio has a 1.0 K10C petrol engine with a 998CC engine capacity. The engine produces a max power of 67 ps @ 5500 rpm and a max torque of 89 Nm @ 3500 rpm. It has a disc front brake and a drum rear brake. The tyres in the front are 175/60 R15 and the rear are 175/60 R15 as well.

The vehicle has a ground clearance of 165mm and an overall height of 1555mm. It can carry five persons and has a 32-litre fuel capacity overall.

Maruti Suzuki Celerio. Photo: maruti Suzuki


Engine1.0 K10C petrol
Displacement998 CC
DimensionsLength: 3695mm
Width: 1655mm
Height: 1555mm
Wheelbase: 2435mm
Ground clearance: 165mm
Max power67 ps @ 5500 rpm
Max torque89 @ 3500 rpm
Transmission typeManual/ AMT
Number of cylinders3
Mileage26.68 km/l
Fuel tank capacity32 litres
BrakesFront: disc
Back: drum
Boot space313 litre
Turning radius4.7 metres

The price of the Maruti Suzuki Celerio is Rs 2,799,000.

3. TATA Tiago XE

Another Indian car company TATA has been actively providing budget cars in Nepal, which are also stylish, comfortable and reliable. Of them, TATA Tiago has been a favourite since its release and is one of the best budget cars in Nepal currently. The five-seater hatchback has a pretty good design and is named the safest car in its category by Global NCAP in Nepal.

There are a number of variants available of TATA Tiago in Nepal. The car has a 1.2l petrol, three-cylinder BS6 engine with a 1199CC engine capacity. The engine delivers a max power of 86 ps @ 6000 rpm and a max torque of 113 Nm @ 3300 rpm. It has a five-speed manual and AMT five-speed option.

The budget car has a height of 1535mm and a ground clearance of 170mm. It has a boot space of 242 litres and a capacity of 35 litres.

TATA Tiago. Photo TATA Nepal


Engine1.2l petrol
Displacement1199 CC
DimensionsLength: 3765mm
Width: 1677mm
Height: 1535mm
Wheelbase: 2400mm
Ground clearance: 170mm
Max power86 PS (63.0 kW)@6000 RPM
Max torque113 Nm @ 3300 RPM
Transmission typeManual/ AMT
Nnumber of cylinders3
Mileage20.09 km/l
Fuel tank capacity35 litres
BrakesFront: disc
Rear: drum
Boot space242 litres
Turning radius4.9 metres
WeightMT : 935-982 kgs / AMT: 982-991 kgs

The price of the TATA Tiago XE is Rs 2,849,000.

4. Ford Figo

The American car company Ford has some well-known cars including a few budget cars in Nepal. Ford has recently introduced some of the monsters in the Nepali market. However, there are some budget cars from Ford too. Ford Figo is one of them.

Ford Figo has a 1.2l Ti-VCT petrol, four-cylinder engine with a 1194CC engine capacity. Both manual and automatic transmissions are available with five gears. The engine puts a performance, delivering a max power of 96 ps @ 6500 rpm and max torque of 120 Nm @ 4250 rpm.

As one of the best budget cars in Nepal, Figo has a ground clearance of 174mm and a height of 1525mm. The fuel tank holds 42 litres of petrol and the boot space in it is 257 litres.

Ford Figo. Photo Ford


Engine1.2 Ti-VCT Petrol
Displacement1194 CC
DimensionsLength: 3941mm
Width: 1704mm
Height: 1525mm
Wheelbase: 2490mm
Ground clearance: 174mm
Max power96 PS@ 6500rpm
Max torque120 Nm@ 4250rpm
Transmission typeManual/automatic
Nnumber of cylinders4
Mileage25.5 km/l
Fuel tank capacity42 litres
BrakesFront: ventilated disc
Rear: drum
Boot space257 litres
Turning radius4.9m

The price of the Ford Figo is Rs 3,099,00.

5. Volkswagen Polo TL Plus

The German car company Volkswagen has some of the best-looking cars with the best technology fitted into them. Volkswagen is the parent company of many exotic cars such as ŠKODA, SEAT, CUPRA, Audi, Lamborghini, Bentley, and Porsche. Volkswagen has a few models in the Nepali market from hatchbacks and sedans to SUVs. One of the best budget cars in Nepal is Volkswagen Polo Trendline Plus.

Polo TL Plus features a 1.0l MPI, in-line three-cylinder engine with 999 CC engine displacement. The car comes with a five-speed manual transmission. The engine provides a performance of max power of 76 ps @ 6200 rpm and max torque of 95 Nm @ 2950-3800 rpm.

The car has a ground clearance of 172mm and a height of 1469mm. The tank capacity of the car is 45 litres and the boot space is 294 litres.

Volkswagen Polo Trendline Plus. Photo: Volkswagen Nepal


Displacement999 CC
DimensionsLength: 3971mm
Width: 1682mm
Height: 1469mm
Wheelbase: 2469mm
Ground clearance: 172mm
Max power76 ps @ 6200 rpm
Max torque95 Nm @ 2950-3800rpm
Transmission typeManual
Number of cylinders3
Fuel tank capacity45 litres
BrakesFront: disc
Rear: drum
Boot space294 litres
Turning radius4.97 metres

The price of the Volkswagen Polo Trendline Plus is Rs 3,240,000.

6. Nissan Magnite

The Japanese automobile company Nissan is known worldwide for its high reliability, outstanding safety ratings, and innovative designs. Nissan has delivered some of the best-looking cars and has lived up to the hype. In Nepal too, Nissan has brought cars of all kinds: SUVs, sedans, hatchbacks, trails and electric. Currently, Nissan Magnite is one of the budget cars in Nepal.

Nissan Magnite comes with a lot of variants. Here, we are going to specify the base variant, i.e. Nissan Magnite XE. It comes with a 1.0l petrol engine with 999CC engine displacement. The engine provides a max power of 72 ps @ 6250 rpm and a max torque of 96 ps @ 3500 rpm.

As one of the best budget cars in Nepal, it has a 40 litres fuel tank and gives about 18.75km/l mileage. The ground clearance is 205mm and the boot space has 336 litres of capacity.

Magnite Highlights
Nissan Magnite. Photo: Nissan Nepal


Engine1.0l petrol
Displacement999 CC
DimensionsLength: 3994mm
Width: 1758mm
Height: 1572mm
Wheelbase: 2500mm
Ground clearance: 205mm
Max power72 ps @ 6250 rpm
Max torque96 ps @ 3500 rpm
Transmission typeManual
No. of cylinders3
Fuel tank capacity40 litres
BrakesFront: disc
Rear: drum
Boot Space205 litres
Turning radius5 metres

The price of Nissan Magnite starts from Rs 3,399,000 in Nepal.

7. Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS Magna

The Korean car company Hyundai is one of the most popular car brands all over the world. Hyundai recently has been in the spotlight since the N-line started getting more attention. It has some popular models of budget cars in Nepal, one of them being the Hyundai i10. Among some variants of the i10, the budget car on the list is Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS Magna.

This sporty hatchback comes with a 1.2L Kappa Dual VTVT Petrol engine with 1197 CC engine displacement. The engine delivers a max power of 813 PS @ 6000 rpm and a max torque of 113.75 Nm @ 6000 rpm.

The budget car has a ground clearance of 167mm and a height of 1520mm. The car has a tank of 37 litres and gives about 20.7km/l. The boot space has a capacity of 260 litres.

Hyundai Grand i0 NIOS Magna. Photo: Laxmi Hyundai


Engine1.2L Kappa Dual VTVT Petrol
Displacement1197 CC
DimensionsLength: 3805mm
Width: 1680mm
Height: 1520mm
Wheelbase: 2450mm
Ground clearance: 167mm
Max power83 ps @ 6000 rpm
Max torque113.75 Nm @ 6000 rpm
Transmission typeManual/smart automatic
Number of cylinders4
Fuel tank capacity37 litres
BrakesFront- disc
Rear- drum
Boot space260 litres
Turning radius4.9 metres

The price of the Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS Magna is Rs 3,496,000.

8. Maruti Suzuki Swift

Another masterclass and one of the favourite cars from Maruti Suzuki is the Maruti Suzuki Swift. The stylish-looking five-seater hatchback is one of the sportiest cars in the Maruti Suzuki segment with the best handling experience and powerful engine for a smooth riding experience. Swift is one of the most competitive budget cars in Nepal.

Swift comes with a 1197CC 1.2l VVT k series BS6 engine, which delivers a maximum power of 90 kW @ 6000 rpm and a maximum torque of 113 Nm @ 4000 rpm.

The car is 1530mm tall and has a ground clearance of 160mm. The car can hold 37 litres of fuel delivering 22.0 km/l of mileage.

Maruti Suzuki Swift. Photo: Maruti Suzuki Nepal


Engine1.2 lt VVT K series
DimensionsLength: 3840mm
Width: 1735mm
Height: 1530mm
Wheelbase: 2450mm
ground-clearance- 160mm
Max power90 kW @ 6000 rpm
Max torque113 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Transmission typemanual
Number of cylinders4
Mileage22.0 km/l
Fuel tank capacity37 litres
Brakesfront- disc
rear- drum
Boot space268 litres
Turning radius4.8 metres
Weight855 – 885 kg

The price of the Maruti Suzuki Swift is Rs 3,499,000.

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Dahal is a gadget/auto writer at Onlinekhabar.

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