Most fuel efficient diesel cars in India
Car manufacturers have realised that they cannot succeed without a diesel variant in their portfolio. This is the reason why Honda went to the drawing board and developed a diesel engine.
Honda didn’t have a single diesel car in its stable. It now plans to introduce diesel variant of its popular vehicles starting with City.
There is a surge in demand for diesel vehicles after petrol prices were de regulated last year. And India is a mileage crazy nation. Good fuel efficiency can make or break the deal.
Here are the 21 diesel cars that offer the best mileage.
Source for car price: Cardekho
Mileage: 21.9 kmpl
Price (ex showroom New Delhi): Rs 609,048 Rs 773,218
Hyundai i20 diesel has five variants. The most expensive one, Hyundai i20 Asta 1.4 CRDi, gives a mileage of 21.27 kmpl. All others are slightly more fuel efficient.
Buyers prefer the car as it is spacious, stylish, and has a good seating position. Recently, Tata Motors introduced a face lifted version of the hatch with huge improvements and added features such as ABS and steering mounted controls.
Tata didn just introduce cosmetic changes but added more powerful engine, bigger and better interiors, and improved quality overall.
Vista comes with six variants in the diesel category. Four with Quadrajet engines and two with TDI. The petrol variant starts at Rs 582,300 and it competes across categories with compact sedans such as Maruti Dzire and Honda Amaza, as well as compact SUVs such as Renault Duster and Mahindra XUV.
The car is elegant and comes loaded. Ford has also included good amount of safety features in it. The Ecoboost engine probably is the best in its category that gives a good balance of power and mileage.
The car looks sporty, aggressive and with character. It is an apt small car for youth and aspiring Indian customers looking for a bold, fuel efficient compact vehicle that is fun to drive in the city as well as on the highways.