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Fastest Cars in India 2022

Driving fast (responsibly) is a thrilling experience and whether it’s a hatchback or a SUV, everyone loves to own a car that can speed away when the need arises. However, with a budget of under ₹20 lakhs, you might think that your options are limited. On the contrary, there are quite a few fast cars to consider under a budget of ₹20 lakhs. We’ve curated a list of the fastest cars in India across the major segments: hatchbacks, sedans, and SUVs.

Fastest Hatchbacks

Fastest Hatchback



Power & Torque




(0-100 kmpl)

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios

1.0-litre turbo petrol

100 PS power 172 Nm torque

160 kmph

9.82 Seconds

1.0-litre turbo petrol

110 PS power 175 Nm torque

170 kmph

9.97 Seconds

Hyundai i20

1.5-litre diesel

100 PS power 240 Nm torque

165-170 kmph

11.05 Seconds

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios 1.0 Turbo – 9.82 Seconds

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios

The Hyundai Grand i10 Nios is a car that blends premium looks, peppy performance, and value for money package. The Grand i10 Nios brings a punchy engine that is fast and reliable.

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Key Features

  • Dual front airbags as standard
  • 260 litre boot space
  • Optional dual tone exteriors
  • 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Semi-digital speedometer
Hyundai Grand i10 Nios interior

For those who love speed, the center of attraction is the peppy 1.0-litre turbo-petrol that can make 100 PS of max power with 172 Nm of peak torque with a 5-speed manual. The turbocharged petrol engine allows the hatchback to achieve a 0-100 sprint in just 9.82 seconds! With an achievable top speed of 160 kmph, the turbocharged unit is not only fast but also efficient as it returns an impressive 20.3 kmpl. So if you think the Grand i10 Nios could be your perfect speedy companion, then you can bring home a Hyundai NIOS ranging between ₹5.23 Lakhs to ₹8.45 Lakhs (ex-showroom).

Volkswagen Polo 1.0 TSI – 9.97 Seconds

Spinny Assured VW Polo GT TSI

The Volkswagen TSI badge has become an icon itself over the years. As the German automaker’s premium hatchback, the Volkswagen Polo TSI is a complete package that offers German excellence in terms of features, performance, efficiency and safety. Completing over 10 years in India, the Polo is an evergreen hatchback. 

Volkswagen Polo TSI Features

  • Dual front airbags as standard
  • 280 litre boot space
  • 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Cruise control 
  • Rain sensing wipers
VW Polo GT TSI interior

The VW Polo TSI is powered by a 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine that delivers a power-packed 110 PS of maximum power and 175 Nm of peak torque, going 0 to 100 in only 9.97 seconds. The turbo unit is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox or a 6 speed automatic transmission, offering a mileage of up to 18.24 kmpl. The Polo’s rev heavy engine is the best for those who love the thrill of turbocharged power and performance. If you think the VW Polo is a suitable option for you then you can bring home the VW Polo at a price ranging between ₹6.16 Lakhs to ₹9.99 Lakh (ex-showroom).

2020 Hyundai i20 1.5 Diesel – 11.05 Seconds

Hyundai i20

When it comes to sporty cars, you can always count on Hyundai to deliver. The 2020 Hyundai i20 impresses on looks alone but the hatchback backs up its looks with a performance to match.

2020 Hyundai i20 Features

  • Dual front airbags as standard
  • 311 litres of boot space
  • Optional dual tone exteriors
  • 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • All-digital instrument cluster 
Hyundai i20 interior

The fastest variant of the new i20 is powered by Hyundai’s 1.5-litre diesel engine producing 100 PS of maximum power with 240 Nm of torque mated to a sole 6-speed manual. And when it comes to speed, the i20 leaves no stone unturned and can do a 0-100 sprint in about 11.05 seconds with an achievable top speed of 165 kmph. The turbo charged diesel engine is also efficient with a fuel efficiency of approximately 19-20 kmpl. Available in 4 major variants, the 5th Gen Hyundai i20 is priced between Rs. 6.85 – 11.34 Lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Fastest Sedans 

Fastest Sedans



Power & Torque




(0-100 kmph)

Ford Aspire

1.5-litre TDCi Diesel

100 PS power 210 Nm torque

172 kmph

9.7 Seconds

1.0-litre turbo-petrol

110 PS power 175 Nm torque

185 kmph

9.77 Seconds

1.5-litre i-VTEC Petrol Engine

121 PS power 145 Nm torque

180 kmph

10.20 Seconds

Ford Aspire 1.5 TDCi – 9.7 Seconds

Spinny Assured Ford Figo Aspire

When it comes to compact sedans, the Ford Aspire is Ford’s frontrunner and the critic’s choice as a capable, safe and stylish performer. The Aspire is a capable performer with Ford’s signature handling characteristics making it an enjoyable car to drive.

Ford Aspire Features

  • Up to 6 airbags
  • 359 litres of boot space
  • 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Dual tone interiors
  • Auto Headlamps, Rain Sensing Wipers
Ford Figo Aspire interior

At a price bracket of ₹7.27 – 8.72 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi), the Aspire is a no nonsense vehicle that is smartly priced. Available in only two variants, Titanium and Titanium+, the fastest iteration of the Aspire is powered by a 1.5 litre TDCi diesel engine that is capable of producing 100 PS of power with 210 Nm of peak torque mated to a 5-speed manual. The diesel powered Aspire can sprint from 0-100 in just 9.7 seconds and can even return a mileage of 24.4 kmpl.

Skoda Rapid 1.0 TSI – 9.77 Seconds

Spinny Assured Skoda Rapid

The Skoda Rapid has carved a niche for itself thanks to its critically acclaimed performance and a simple yet feature rich cabin. Being one of the first sedans to offer a BS6 compliant turbo engine, the Rapid means business. 

Skoda Rapid Features

  • Up to 4 airbags
  • 460 litres of boot space
  • Dual tone interiors
  • 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Automatic headlights, Cruise control
  • Projector Headlamps with DRLs
Skoda Rapid interior

The Skoda Rapid comes with an efficient yet power packed 1.0-litre turbo-petrol TSI engine that makes 110 PS of maximum power and 175 Nm of peak torque. The turbocharged engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox with an option of a 6-speed torque convertor automatic. Capable of going from 0 to 100 in about 9.77 seconds, the Rapid gets a top-speed of 185 kmph and a mileage of 18.97 Kmpl for the petrol manual version. Priced between ₹7.79 to 13.29 lakhs (ex-showroom), the Rapid is one of the most affordable and fastest AMT turbocharged sedans in India. 

2020 Honda City 1.5 iVTEC – 10.20 Seconds

Honda City

The Honda City has a legacy of being a capable performer. Staying true to its legacy, the 2020 Honda City is a winner in all aspects, be it its bold styling, first class features or top-notch high speed performance. 

2020 Honda City Features

  • 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Ambient lighting
  • Amazon Alexa remote control
  • Honda connected car technology
  • Paddle shifters
  • Cruise control and much more
Honda City 2020 interior

Powering the latest iteration of the Honda City is a 1.5-liter i-VTEC petrol engine, producing 121 PS of maximum power with 145 Nm of peak torque. This capable engine is mated to a highly capable 7-speed CVT automatic transmission that is not only convenient but also efficient, returning an impressive 18.4 kmpl despite being a large engine. Coming to figures, the City can sprint from 0-100 kmph in just 10.20 seconds. In terms of pricing, the Honda City is available for a price between Rs. 10.99 – 14.94 Lakhs (ex-showroom). 

Fastest SUVs

Fastest SUVs



Power & Torque




(0-100 kmph)

Hyundai Alcazar

2.0-litre MPi petrol

159 PS power 191 Nm torque

To be Tested

9.5 seconds

1.5-litre TSI petrol

150 PS power 250 Nm torque

To be Tested

9.54 Seconds

Kia Seltos

1.4-litre turbo petrol

140 PS power 242 Nm torque

170 kmph

9.97 seconds

Hyundai Alcazar 2.0 MPi – 9.5 Seconds

Hyundai Alcazar

The 7-seater SUV segment has a promising new contender challenging the throne of veterans like the XUV500 and the Tata Safari. It’s the Hyundai Alcazar, the 7-seater Creta-based SUV that has been the talk of the town for quite some time. Now that the Alcazar is finally launched, it is safe to say that the SUV is fast and we mean it.

Hyundai Alcazar Features

  • Up to 6 airbags
  • Dual tone interiors
  • 10.25 digital MID cluster
  • BOSE Premium 8-speaker sound system
  • Voice enabled panoramic sunroof
  • Second row captain seats
Hyundai Alcazar interior

Powered by a fast 2.0-litre petrol engine producing 159 PS and 191 Nm mated to either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission, the Alcazar returns an impressive mileage of up to 20.4 Kmpl on the manual. As per Hyundai, the Alcazar is quite a speedster, capable enough of sprinting from 0-100 in about 9.5 seconds! As a power packed 6/7 seater SUV, the Hyundai Alcazar is not just promising but also fast.

Skoda Kushaq 1.5 TSI – 9.54 Seconds

Skoda Kushaq front side

Well, well the King has arrived. At a time when the subcompact SUV segment is reigning over the entire industry, it was only a matter of time that Skoda stepped up to disrupt the market. Staying true to the ideology of being “Simply Clever”, the Kushaq is Skoda’s answer to India’s ever growing love for compact SUVs. 

Skoda Kushaq Features

  • Up to 6 airbags
  • 385 litre boot space
  • Dual tone interiors
  • Electronic sunroof
  • Cruise control, rain-sensing wiper
Skoda Kushaq interior

Powering the fastest iteration of the Kushaq is a 1.5-litre TSI petrol engine that produces 150 PS of power with 250 Nm mated to either a 6-speed manual or 7-speed DSG. Capable enough to sprint 0 to 100 kmph in just 9.54 seconds, the Skoda Kushaq is truly fast. Priced between ₹10.50 – 17.60 Lakhs (ex-showroom), the Kushaq will be offered in three variants, Active, Ambition, and Style. 

Kia Seltos 1.4 Turbo – 9.97 Seconds

Kia Seltos

The Kia Seltos was Kia’s first offering that was introduced in the competitive midsize SUV market in August 2019. Giving fierce competition to already popular vehicles, the Kia Seltos displayed what the brand was truly capable of. With a modern stance, ample features, posh interiors, powerful engine and impeccable safety, the Kia Seltos became an instant success. 

Kia Seltos Features

  • Up to 6 airbags
  • Dual tone exteriors and interiors
  • 10.25 Inch touch-infotainment system
  • 8-inch MID display
  • 8-speaker BOSE sound set-up
  • Sunroof
Kia Seltos Dashboard

The Kia Seltos’ most performance oriented vehicle comes with a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol producing 140 PS of power with 242 Nm of torque mated to either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed DCT transmission. This engine coupled with a 7 speed DCT can make the Seltos achieves a 0-100 kmph run in about 9.97 seconds as tested. Synonymous with a power packed performance, the Kia Seltos comes for a price of ₹9.95 – 17.65 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi), the Kia Seltos is offered by the South Korean manufacturer in two trims, Tech Line and GT Line.

FAQs about Fastest Cars in India

Q. Which is the fastest SUV in India?

A. The Lamborghini Urus is the fastest SUV currently for sale in India. It can achieve a top speed of 305 kmph and do 0-100 kmph in 3.6 seconds.

Q. Which is the fastest SUV in India under ₹20 lakhs?

A. The fastest SUV under ₹20 lakhs is the Hyundai Alcazar with a 0-100 acceleration of 9.5 seconds.

Q. Which is the fastest hatchback in India under ₹20 lakhs?

A. The fastest hatchback in India under ₹20 lakhs is the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios with a 0-100 acceleration of 9.82 seconds which is slightly faster than the VW Polo GT TSI.

Q. Which is the fastest sedan in India under ₹20 lakhs?

A. The Ford Figo Aspire is the fastest sedan in India under ₹20 lakhs with a 0-100 acceleration of 9.7 seconds. The Ford Aspire is as fast as the Skoda Rapid with a similar acceleration figure.

Q. What is the top speed and acceleration of Volkswagen Polo GT TSI?

A. The Volkswagen Polo GT TSI is one of the fastest hatchbacks in India. The VW Polo GT TSI can accelerate from 0-100 kmph in 9.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 170 kmph.

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