The only reason why we clubbed the Rs 8-10 lakh segment with the above-Rs 10-lakh segment was because only the Honda City falls in the former category (the on-road price of the base model of each car in Delhi was considered).
The problem was the top four cars in this segment — Honda City, Toyota Altis, Honda Civic and Honda Accord — were also among the Top 10 overall and so, are being featured on pages 23 and 24.
The Chevrolet Cruze came in at No. 5 in the above-Rs 8 lakh segment. Its mus cular front grille and stylish looks coupled with great fuel efficiency (about 14 km/litre) are turning heads and winning converts in India.
“It’s a tad expensive (at Rs 11.4-13.8 lakh depending on the variant), but it offers far superior features compared to rivals,” says Shankar Mishra, a supreme court lawyer who recently bought one after test driving four cars.