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Five most affordable sedan models in Nepal

Sedans are generally considered safer and more fuel-efficient than SUVs. They  are aerodynamically built in a three-box design (engine, cabin, and boot space) and are as long as a typical SUV–offering plenty of cabin and boot space. 

In a country dominated by hatchbacks and compact SUVs, sedans can seem like a dying breed in Nepal. However, more than a dozen sedan models are still selling in the market. Here are the five most affordable sedan models available in Nepal.


Tata Tigor / Tigor EV

The Tigor debuted in Nepal in 2017 with a 1.2L Revotron engine and is the most affordable sedan in the country. In 2022, Tata launched the sedan’s electric version. The EV is powered by a 26 kWh battery that is mated to a 54 kW motor, and the vehicle comes at a lower price than its ICE-powered sibling. 

The petrol-powered sedan comes with a 1.2L Revotron engine–mated to either a five-speed manual or a five-speed automatic–transmission. It gets a fuel tank capacity of 35 litres and provides a mileage of 20.3 kmpl.

The EV can be charged from 0-80% within 8.5 hours via a standard 15 amp home charger, and a fast charger will charge the car in just 60 minutes. A single charge provides a range of 306 km.

Specifications

Tigor modelsTigor Tigor EV
Engine / Battery 1.2L Revotron (BS4/BS6)26 kWh lithium ion 
Fuel typePetrol
Displacement (cc) / Motor119954.4 kW PMSM
Transmission5-speed manual or 5-speed automaticSingle-speed
Drive system2 WD2 WD
Fuel tank capacity (L) / Charging time35Wall connector (15A): 8.5 hours;
Supercharger: 0-80% in 60 minutes
Mileage (km/l) / Range (km)20.3306
Seating capacity55
Boot space (L)419316
Ground clearance (mm)170172

Tata Tigor price in Nepal

Tigor modelsPrice in Nepal
EV XERs 29.99 lakh
EV XMRs 31.49 lakh
EV XZ+Rs 32.99 lakh
XE BS4Rs 28.99 lakh
XE BS6Rs 31.49 lakh
XM BS6Rs 32.99 lakh
XMA BS6Rs 35.99 lakh
XZ BS6Rs 33.49 lakh
XZ+ BS6Rs 35.99 lakh
XZA+ BS6Rs 40.49 lakh

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Ford Aspire

The all-new Ford Aspire was launched in Nepal in 2019, and ever since, it has been making a bold statement in the sedan segment here. The sedan is powered by a 1.2L Ti-VCT engine that generates 94.6 hp of power and a torque of 120 Nm. 

The Aspire comes with features such as push-button start, remote keyless entry, rear-view camera, tilt-steering wheel with mounted controls, dual airbags, seat-belt reminders, ABS with EBD, high-speed alert system, and engine immobiliser. 

Currently, the Ford Aspire is available in a single variant: the Titanium (petrol).

Specifications

Engine1.2L Ti-VCT 
Fuel typePetrol
Displacement (cc)1194
Transmission5-speed manual
Drive system2 WD
Fuel tank capacity (L)42
Mileage (km/l)20.4
Seating capacity5
Boot space (L)359
Ground clearance (mm)174

Ford Aspire price in Nepal

Ford Aspire Titanium (Petrol)Rs 34.99 lakh

Also read: Entry-level MPVs in Nepal

Hyundai Aura

The all-new Hyundai Aura–launched in Nepal a year ago–is the successor to the Hyundai Xcent. The sedan, powered by a 1.2L Kappa Dual VTVT engine–mated to a five-speed manual transmission–generates a power of 81.8 hp and a torque of 108 Nm.

Among the vehicle’s notable features are its keyless entry, tilt steering wheel with mounted controls, central locking, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensor, speed-sensing auto door lock, and immobiliser.

Specifications

Engine1.2L Kappa Dual VTVT
Fuel typePetrol
Displacement (cc)1197
Transmission5-speed manual
Drive system2 WD
Fuel tank capacity (L)37
Mileage (km/l)21
Seating capacity5
Boot space (L)402
Ground clearance (mm)165

Hyundai Aura price in Nepal

Hyundai Aura SRs 35.96 lakh

Also read: 7 seater SUVs priced below Rs 90 lakh

Suzuki Dzire

The Suzuki Dzire, which debuted in Nepal more than a decade ago, is one of the more popular sedan models in the country. Later, the car was relaunched in Nepal with an upgraded engine. 

The all-new Dzire is powered by a 1.2L Dual VVT (advanced K-series) engine that generates 88.7 hp of power and a torque of 113 Nm. The engine is mated to a five-speed manual transmission. 

The all-new Dzire is available in two variants: Vxi (O) and Zxi.

Specifications

Engine1.2L Dual VVT
Fuel typePetrol
Displacement (cc)1197
Transmission5-speed manual 
Drive system2 WD
Fuel tank capacity (L)37
Mileage (km/l)24.12
Seating capacity5
Boot space (L)378
Ground clearance (mm)163 

Maruti Suzuki Dzire price in Nepal

Maruti Suzuki Dzire variantPrice in Nepal
Vxi (O)Rs 36.99 lakh
ZxiRs 40.09 lakh

Read: EVs that provide over 350 km of range

Skoda Rapid

The all-new Skoda Rapid debuted in Nepal in 2012, and it was relaunched in Nepal in August 2020. In the new model, the earlier 1.6L multi-point injection engine has been replaced with a 1.0L TSI engine, which comes mated to a six-speed manual transmission that generates 110 Ps of power and a torque of 175 Nm. The new Rapid TSI offers 18.97 kmpl of fuel efficiency, which is 23 percent higher than that of the previous Rapid.

Currently, the Rapid is available in three different variants: the Active Rider, the Ambition, and the Style.

Specifications

Engine1.0L TSI
Fuel typePetrol
Displacement (cc)999
Transmission6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic
Drive systemFront-wheel drive
Fuel tank capacity (L)55
Mileage (km/l)18.97
Seating capacity5
Boot space (L)460
Ground clearance (mm)163 to 172

Skoda Rapid price in Nepal

Rapid variantsMode of transmissionPrice in Nepal
Active RiderManualRs 36.90 lakh
AmbitionManualRs 43.90 lakh
AmbitionAutomaticRs 50.90 lakh
StyleManualRs 50.90 lakh
StyleAutomaticRs 57.90 lakh

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