Hatchbacks are the go-to option for first time car buyers in India. Hatchback’s compact design and reasonable price point makes this one of the fast-moving segment in India. The sales record reveals that most sold hatchback units are of diesel engines. The Diesel cars (hatchbacks) are ideal for consumers in India who are price conscious and who are willing get the best value out of the money which they have invested on car. Fuel efficiency is the key here. Today we are coming up with a list of the best Diesel cars available in India which are priced less than 7 Lakh rupees.
Best Diesel Cars in India under 7 lakhs – (Hatchbacks in 2016)
Maruti Suzuki Swift
One of the best cars from Maruti Suzuki, which has been sold over 13 lakh units in a period of 10 years, Maruti Suzuki Swift is the car which you often see on Indian streets the most. The Diesel variant of the car was first launched in India on 2007, 2 years after its launch. The car has the most efficient oil burner that delivers great power output that in turn accounts in increased mileage. Swift has 1.3 litre Diesel engine that provides a mileage of upto 22.35 Kms per litre. The car has been priced in between 4.6 Lakhs to 7 lakhs. The brand and resale value, service and reliability factor makes Maruti Suzuki Swift a best choice for the consumer.
Hyundai Grand i10
India’s 2nd best selling car manufacturer Hyundai is well-received brand here in India. People still remember the Bollywood Star Shahrukh Khan’s i10 ad. Santro, i10 have added immense value to the the brand. Hyundai’s popular offering the Grand i10 is best known for its looks and build quality. The Grand i10 car is powered by 1.1 litre diesel engine that provides a decent mileage of 24 kms per litre ( which is good than Swift). The Hyundai i10 Grand falls in the price range 4.7 Lakhs to 6.7 lakh rupees in India.
Tata Indica eV2
You would have seen Indica being operated in India, mostly as cabs – that says it all – Indica is the most fuel efficient diesel car. Though Tata Indica eV2 has outdated looks and has limited features, the build quality of the car, engine, and fuel efficiency makes a difference. Tata Indica eV2 is powered by 4 cylinder, 1.4 litre, turbo charged diesel engine that provides a great mileage and delivers a good mileage of 25kmpl on smooth roads like highways. Tata Indica eV2 is available at the cost of 4 lakh rupees to 5 lakh rupees.
Chevrolet Beat Diesel
Chevrolet Beat is a dynamic, stylish hatchback with bold designs. Chevrolet Beat is one of the best diesel hatchbacks out there in India. Chevrolet Beat has an advanced technology that promises a very optimum performance as well as exhibits great fuel efficiency. The car’s speciality is its best handling and road control. Chevrolet Beat delivers a great fuel efficiency of 25.44 kilometres per litre through its 1.0-litre diesel engine. Chevrolet price is available in the price range of Rs.4.77 lakhs to Rs.5.99 lakhs.
Tata Bolt – a recently launched car from Tata Motors is powered by a 1.3-litre diesel engine. The car can deliver up to generate a peak power up to 74 bhp and can deliver a maximum torque of 190 Nm. Bolt provides a mileage of 22.3 Kms per litre and has one of the best outdoor designs. Tata Bolt is best suited for long rides according to our review which was based on our Test drive of the car.
Volkswagen Polo is a great car in terms of looks, performance, interior and comfort. Polo is a great performer and offers impressive fuel efficiency figures. Volkswagen Polo is powered by 1.5 litre diesel engine that is claimed to deliver a mileage of 20.14 Kms per litre. A great German car to buy in this price point – when it comes to fuel economy, looks and comfort.
Toyota Etios Liva
Toyota Etios Liva is the most least priced car from Japanese car maker – Toyota. Toyota Etios Liva has been well received by Indian audience. Etios Liva is powered by a 1.4-litre diesel engine that utilizes a fixed geometry turbo charger to churn the power out worth 69bhp with a a peak torque of 170Nm. Its fuel efficiency of Etios Liva stands at 23.6kmpl and has been priced in the range of Rs.4.7 lakhs to Rs.6.95 lakhs.
Renault Pulse is well-known for a comfortable cabin and for its driving dynamics. You can say that Renault Pulse is a bit advanced car in this segment. The Pulse is powered by 1.5 litre K9K engine ( the same engine which powers Nissan Micra). Renault Pulse is a great option in the diesel cars to pick that is under 7 Lakh rupees.
Nissan Micra is a very reliable diesel hatchback that comes with 1.5-litre diesel engine that can churn out a maximum power output of 63.1bhp with a maximum toque of 160 Newton metres. The oil burner of Micra is coupled with a 5-speed transmission. Micra provides a mileage figure of upto 18.5 kmpl on city roads and 24 kmpl on highways. The price of Nissan Micra is in the range of Rs.5.7 lakhs to Rs.7.5 lakhs.
Tata Indica Vista
Indica is one of the most trusted hatchback cars in India (Brand Tata effect?). Tata Indica Vista is powered by a 1.5-litre diesel engine that outputs a power worth 70bhp, with a maximum torque of 135Nm. Indica provides a milage of 18 Kmpl when driven on city roads and is much higher when driven on highways.
Also read: Top 6 Compact Sedan Cars to Buy in 2016
Choose wisely, its your Car!