In this cost conscious economy of ours, every penny counts. Adding to this, while buying a thing like car, this factor greatly matters. With increasing choices and the price gap widening of petrol and diesel cars, individuals are choosing to go the diesel way. So, let us have a look at the tempting list of top most fuel-efficient diesel cars in India.
Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire
The country’s largest selling car manufacturer produces the most fuel-efficient diesel car for the Indian consumers. Maruti Suzuki’s Swift Dzire has changed the face of auto industry with its performance and mileage figures. The compact sedan recently has a fresh face-lift with some mechanical tweaks too. Available in three diesel trims, the car is capable of delivering an impressive mileage figure of 26.59 kilometres per litre. Apart from the mileage, the sub-4 metre compact sedan has undergone a complete overhaul by receiving fresh exteriors and few interior tit bits as well. The car locks horns with Honda Amaze, Hyundai Xcent and Tata Zest in the segment.
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz
The largest automaker has done it again with its flagship offering-Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. The sedan sports a 1.3 litre DDiS engine delivering 89bhp of power and 200Nm of peak torque. A rival to Honda City, Ciaz pipes in a mileage of 26.3km/l on the Indian roads. It scores equally well in terms of style, best-in-class seating arrangement and other comfort features. The car comes mated to five speed manual transmission with an option of four speed automatic gearbox in selected trims. Ciaz is currently in competition with the likes of Ford Fiesta, Honda City, Volkswagen Vento and Hyundai Verna.
The much-loved Honda car since generations and the torchbearer of the C2 segment, the City was unveiled with extreme changes last year. With compelling looks and magnificent interiors, the car carries the same 1.5 litre diesel engine shared with Amaze. Known for its excellent mileage for ages, City returns a much imposing 26km/l, a little behind Ciaz, which is negligible. The car competes with Hyundai 4S Fluidic Verna, Maruti Ciaz, Volkswagen Vento and Skoda Rapid in its class.
Honda has a second entrant in the most fuel-efficient diesel car chart with Amaze. Owing to the demands of the growing compact sedan segment, the company launched Amaze that is based on its hatchback Brio. It houses a 1.5 litre iDTEC diesel engine that churns out 98bhp of power and 200Nm of peak torque. The compact sedan averages a mileage of 25.8km/l making it a go-to choice for daily commuters. The car locks horns with Maruti Swift Dzire, Hyundai Xcent and Tata Zest.
Chevrolet Beat since its inception in the Indian market has been on popular front. The car is known for its classy interiors and excellent mileage. In fact, until recently, it was among the top-three cars with the highest mileage in the country. Under the hood, the hatchback sports a 1.0 litre XSDE diesel engine that churns out 59bhp power and 160Nm of peak torque. The car comes mated to a five speed manual transmission and is a front-wheel drive model. The hatchback averages a mileage of 25.44km/l.
Apart from the above-mentioned top five, there are other diesel cars too that score reasonably well in the mileage segment. These are Maruti Suzuki Swift giving a mileage of 25.2km/l, Ford Fiesta delivering a mileage of 25.01km/l, Hyundai Xcent with mileage of 24.4km/l, Hyundai Grand i10 returning 24km/l and last but not the least, Toyota Etios Liva giving out a mileage of 23.59km/l. The auto manufacturers themselves have addressed all these mileage claims. This concludes the exhaustive list of best diesel cars in the country. If you are planning to buy one, these are some of the best choices until date