Price list: 8 best budget (below Rs 35 lakhs) cars in Nepal

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Cars now are not only the status marker in society but also a convenient way of transportation. For family transportation, it is doubtlessly, the best choice in the context of Nepal.

Owning a car means having the convenience and freedom of being able to travel anywhere you want, any time you want. But, buying a new car also means spending a lot of your hard earnings. Everyone would want to have the best and top-specs cars for themselves, but it is only possible if one is able to pay for it. The specific amount you pay for a car will provide you with the features accordingly.

There are, however, numerous cars in the market that provide you with the fundamental features without breaking the bank. Today, we will present a list of the budget cars you can purchase under Rs 3.5 million (Rs 35 lakhs) in Nepal.

8. Datsun Redi-Go

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Datsun Redi-Go is the most affordable car on the list. The car has a bold and sleek design. The interiors of the car have a large roominess cabin and cutting-edge style, emphasised by an all-new black interior that looks sophisticated. Though being budget-friendly, this car comes up with power-packed features and excellent performance.

The Datsun Redi-GO has an intelligent spark automated technology engine, which automatically adjusts spark timing in response to fuel quality and power requirements. Some of its notable features are;

  • Highest in class ground clearance of 187mm
  • An 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports voice recognition
  • Reverse parking assist camera with projection guide
  • Smart utility spaces
  • Flexible storage capacity with removable parcel tray
  • Power steering and power windows (front)

The car also has an abundance of safety features. It comes with a strong crash-resistant body shell, dual front airbags, and seatbelt pre-tensioners with load limiters, ABS + EBD system and seatbelt reminders.


Engine type1.0 L petrol engine
DimensionLength: 3,435mm
Width: 1,574mm
Height: 1,546mm
Ground clearance: 187mm
Max power67.05bhp@5550rpm
Max torque91nm@4250rpm
Transmission typeAutomatic
No. of cylinders3
Fuel tank capacity28 litres
BrakesFront brake: disc
Rear brake: drum
Boot space222 litres
Turning radius4.73 metres
Air conditionerYes
Weight1,100 kg

The price for Datsun Redi-Go in Nepal is Rs 2,399,000.

7. Hyundai Santro Era

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It has been amongst the most popular models and the most desirable ones in the Hyundai fleet of cars, especially for starters and first-time car buyers. Hyundai Santro Era is one of the many variants of the Santro series. It is touted as the best budget-friendly family hatchback. Surprisingly, the Santro Era is the base offering in the Santro line-up.

It has a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with mirror-link support, Bluetooth connectivity and AC vents. The car is powered by a 1.1litre four-cylinder petrol engine. Some of its notable features are:

  • Anti-theft device
  • Crash sensors
  • ABS, EBD
  • Power steering and power windows front

Some of the safety features on this car are child safety lock, seat belt warning, door ajar warning, adjustable seats, engine immobiliser, crash sensor, anti-theft device and anti-lock braking system.


Engine type1.1L petrol engine
Displacement1,086 cc
DimensionLength: 3,610mm
Width: 1,645mm
Height: 1,560mm
Ground clearance: 165mm
Max power68.05bhp @ 5500 rpm
Max torque99Nm @ 4500rpm
Transmission typeManual
No. of cylinders4
Fuel tank capacity35 litres
BrakesFront brake: disc
Rear brake: drum
Boot space235 litres
Turning radius4.4 metres
Air conditionerYes
Weight1,310 kg

The cost of Hyundai Santro Era in Nepal is Rs 2,456,000.

6. Renault Kwid RXT AMT Opt

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Renault Kwid RXT 1.0 AMT Opt is a petrol variant in the Kwid lineup. The Renault Kwid has an SUV-inspired design that has a ground clearance of 184mm and has got the strength and robustness. This car has always been one of the best-looking small cars. Among the variants on offer, the Renault Kwid RXT AMT Optional is a perfect ride for someone looking forward to enjoying the ride along with the convenience of the automated manual transmission.

Since it is based on the top-end version of the Kwid, it gets all the features available in the RXT version, which include a touchscreen audio system with navigation, a digital speedometer, air-conditioning and two front power windows. The car also offers a high driving position and greater visibility that gives better control with an imposing stance and dynamic performance.

Some of its highlighted features are:

  • Digital instrument cluster
  • New rear retractable seat belts
  • Traffic assist mode
  • Reverse parking camera


Engine typePetrol engine
DimensionLength: 3,731mm
Width: 1,579mm
Height: 1,490mm
Ground clearance: 184mm
Max power67bhp @ 5500rpm
Max torque91Nm @ 4250rpm
Transmission typeAutmatic
No. of cylinders3
Mileage22 kmpl
Fuel tank capacity28 litres
BrakesFront brake: disc
Rear brake: drum
Boot space279 litres
Turning radius4.90 metres
Air conditionerYes
Weight1,100 kg

The price for Renault Kwid RXT 1.0 AMT Opt in Nepal is Rs 2,649,000.

5. Volkswagen Polo

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The Volkswagen Polo has been around the market for years now, but Volkswagen has been constantly updating to keep it relevant. The build quality of the car is almost unmatchable at this price segment. The interior and the exterior of the car also looks fantastic. The new 1.0 TSI turbo-petrol engine is the latest addition in the car which is refined and gets the job done. The company claims that the new engine is lighter and more efficient than the engine it replaced. Some of the notable features of the new Volkswagen Polo are:

  • Dust and pollen filter
  • App connect
  • Touchscreen infotainment system
  • High-mounted stop lamp
  • Multi-function steering control
  • Cruise control
  • Voice control


Engine type1.0L petrol engine
DimensionLength: 3,971mm
Width: 1,682mm
Height: 1,469mm
Ground clearance: 168mm
Max power75.10bhp @ 6200rpm
Max torque95Nm @ 3000-4300
Transmission typeManual
No. of cylinders3
Mileage18.78 kmpl
Fuel tank capacity45 litres
BrakesFront brake: ventilated disc
Rear brake: drum
Boot space280 litres
Turning radius4.9 metres
Air conditionerYes
Weight1,500 kg

The price for Volkswagen Polo TL Plus 1.0 petrol is Rs 3,090,000 in Nepal.

4. Maruti Suzuki Swift VXI  

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In the early days of its launch, Maruti Suzuki Swift was one of the most popular cars in Nepal. Because of its good look, it was one of the most preferred cars in Nepal and it still is. It is one of the few cars to hold a badge of five-star Euro NCAP rating, which makes the car reliable in terms of safety.

Talking about its specs and features, Suzuki Swift comes with a 1197cc petrol engine in Nepal. It gives mileage of 22kmpl and that is very good compared to other vehicles in the segment. Maruti Suzuki Swift has a ground clearance of 163mm which may not be big enough for rough surfaces. But, for city ride, it should not be an issue. Suzuki Swift has a boot space of 316 litres to carry your essentials or luggage. This is also very good compared to other vehicles in the segment.

Some of the notable features of Maruti Suzuki Swift VXI are:

  • Front power windows
  • Central locking door
  • Tilt steering
  • Key-less entry
  • ABS with EBD
  • High-speed alert warning
  • Dual airbags
  • Reverse parking assist sensors


Engine type1.2L K series dual jet petrol engine
DimensionLength: 3,845mm
Width: 1,735mm
Height: 1,530mm
Ground clearance: 163mm
Max power88.50 bhp@ 6000rpm
Max torque113Nm @4400rpm
Transmission typeManual
No. of cylinders4
Fuel tank capacity37 litres
BrakesFront brake: disc
Rear brake: drum
Boot space268 litres
Turning radius4.8 metres
Air conditionerYes

The price for Maruti Suzuki Swift VXI in Nepal is Rs 3,099,000.

3. Ford Figo Aspire (Titanium)

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The new Ford Figo Aspire is one of the best-looking cars in this segment. It has an elegantly designed look to distinguish it from the crowd and draws attention from all directions, boasting some stylish features. The premium cellular grille and stylish R15 alloy wheels add a classy bold stance look.

Some of the notable features of Ford Figo Aspire are:

  • Sync 3 feature
  • A 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Push-button start
  • Automatic wipers
  • Automatic headlamps
  • Automatic climate control

The New Aspire comes with lots of safety and security features such as airbags, anti-lock braking system, electronic brake-force distribution, electronic stability programme (ESP), and electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) that balance the vehicle for better driving experiences and handling. It also has a rearview camera that automatically turns on when the car is reversed.


Engine typeTi-VCT Petrol engine
DimensionLength: 3,995mm
Width: 1,704mm
Height: 1,525mm
Ground clearance: 174mm
Max Power94.93 bhp@ 6500rpm
Max torque119Nm @ 4250rpm
Transmission typeManual
No. of cylinders3
Fuel tank capacity42 litres
BrakesFront brake: ventilated disc
Rear brake: drum
Boot space359 litres
Turning radius4.9 metres
Air conditionerYes
Kerb weight1016-1044 kg

The price for Ford Figo Aspire (Titanium) in Nepal is Rs 3,349,000.

2. Hyundai Aura

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Hyundai Aura is developed specifically for elegant sedan lovers. It conveys a modern and stunning design interpreting Hyundai’s signature design language of ‘Sensuous Sportiness’.

On the front, Aura comes with a Satin Silver Front Grille design alongside Twin Boomerang LED DRLs. Likewise, it also comes with a sharp headlamp and stylish chrome-surrounded fog lamps. Moving towards the side profile, Aura features a coupe-like stance with blacked-out pillars. On the rear, it gets a stylish Z-shaped LED tail lamp. On the interior, Hyundai has included premium styles like dual-tone grey interiors and satin bronze crash pad.

Some of the notable features of Hyundai Aura are:

  • Superior interior designing
  • Glove box cooling
  • USB charger
  • Rear adjustable headrest
  • Luggage lamp
  • The advanced eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Unique driving rearview monitor
  • Iblue audio remote smartphone app

Keeping occupants’ safety as a priority, the all-new AURA is built with 65% (AHSS & HSS) high strength steel that ensures complete safety for all occupants. There are also other features like an emergency stop signal, rear parking sensors, impact sensing, auto door unlock system, ABS with EBD and dual airbags.


Engine type1.2L Kappa, AMT petrol engine
Displacement1,197 cc
DimensionLength: 3,995mm
Width: 1,680 mm
Height: 1,520mm
Ground clearance: 165mm
Max power82bhp @ 6000rpm
Max torque114Nm @ 4000rpm
Transmission typeManual
No. of cylinders4
Fuel tank capacity37 litres
BrakesFront brake: disc
Rear brake: drum
Boot space402 litres
Air conditionerYes
Kerb weight 892-936 kg

The price for Hyundai Aura in Nepal is Rs 3,396,000.

1. Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS Sportz

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Topping our list is the Hyundai Grand i10 Sportz. Hyundai has focused on design and style to create an advanced hatchback.

This is one of the most loved cars in Nepal. Along with the beautiful looks, it provides a series of features for the buyers that makes this car popular among the riders. It has a bold stance and contemporary design. The aerodynamics design of the car offers an increase in stability and has lowered the drag coefficient. For visibility enhancement, the car features projector headlamps and fog lamps. Some of the notable features of the Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS Sportz are:

  • Driver seat height adjustment
  • Fully automatic temperature control
  • Headlamp escort function
  • Rear defogger
  • Driver rearview monitor
  • The 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system

The safety features in this car include a front seatbelt pre-tensioner, rear parking sensors, dual airbags, rear camera with display, immobiliser, emergency stop signal, speed alert system, speed sensing auto door lock, impact sensing auto door unlock and ABS with electronic brake distribution (EBD).


Engine type1.2L Kappa, AMT, petrol
DimensionLength: 3,805mm
Width: 1,680mm
Height: 1,520mm
Ground clearance: 165mm
Max power81.86bhp@6000rpm
Max torque113.75Nm@4000rpm
Transmission typeSmart Auto AMT
No. of cylinders4
Fuel tank capacity37 litres
BrakesFront brake: disc
Rear brake: drum
Boot space260 litres
Air conditionerYes
Kerb weight895 kg

The price for Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS Sportz in Nepal is Rs 3,456,000.

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Subba was a tech and auto writer at Onlinekhabar until December 2022.

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