When you have a budget of Rs 10 lakhs and want to buy a diesel car, it is natural to get a bit spoilt for choice as almost all the diesel cars these days meet the basic criteria like power, mileage, cabin space, comfort etc. However, if compared in detail there are still some cars which are better than the others in terms of reliability, branding, and innovation. To help you make a good choice, we are coming up with a list of top 10 diesel cars in India under 10 lakhs.
Best Diesel Cars In India Under Rs 10 Lakh
Here is our list of top 10 diesel cars in India below 10 lakhs which will definitely help you make a better choice.
1) Tata Tiago
Tata Tiago is immensely popular in the Indian market ever since its launch. In just a few months, the hatchback from Tata received 50,000 bookings. The Tiago has a sporty design, excellent drivability, feature-rich interior, efficient engines. Above all it is priced very aggressively. However, the competition is not at all easy for the Tiago as it has to rival with the likes of Ford Figo, Maruti Swift and the Hyundai i10.
2) Maruti Swift
The Swift is a very successful product from Maruti and is ruling the market for more than a decade now. The hatchback from Maruti is a great mix of performance, style, looks, power and mileage. Since the Swift is based on an extended chassis, the interior space, comfort as well as built quality of the Swift are as good as that of a premium hatch. It is very smooth and provides an excellent ride even on Indian roads. The Swift diesel is powered by a 1.3-litre DDiS engine producing 74bhp of power with 190Nm of torque .
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3) Ford Figo /Aspire
The Ford Figo hatchback and Aspire compact sedan are almost exactly the same, except the boot. The Figo is a popular choice among young buyers, thanks to the all-new design and engine lineup. The car is great fun to drive on highways and urban roads alike. When it comes to comfort, the Figo is the best in it’s segment. It is feature loaded with some of the features being the Ford MyKey, ABS, Sync system, airbags, etc.
When it comes to price, the base variant of the Figo costs Rs 75,000 less than its sedan sibling the Figo Aspire. Both the Figo hatchback and the Figo Aspire come with three engine options – 1.2-litre Ti-VCT petrol, 1.5-litre Ti-VCT petrol and the 1.5-litre TDCi diesel . The engines churn out 88bhp with 112Nm, 110.4bhp with 136Nm and 99bhp with 215Nm of power and torque respectively.
4) Maruti Baleno
The Maruti Baleno has become a hot favorite among buyers and has gained immense popularity in the last one year. The hatchback has also won several awards. The Baleno is the only product that is exclusively produced in India for export markets. It is the first premium hatchback from Maruti. The Figo has a light yet stiff body built and looks quite sporty. Compared to the swift, it is bigger when it comes to dimensions. The interiors give a premium feel. It is loaded with various comfort and safety features. The car offers a very impressive mileage of 27.39kmpl since it is based on a light weight chassis.
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5) Honda Amaze
The i-DTEC diesel variant of the Honda Amaze has given a lot of success to Honda. Now Honda has introduced the first facelift version of this popular compact sedan. The primary reason behind the success of the Honda Amaze is its spacious and comfortable cabin, responsive engine and aggressive pricing. Honda has addressed its cabin insulation issue with the facelift version. The facelift version also sports a new infotainment system. The Amaze is undoubtedly one of the most spacious car in it’s segment.
6) Hyundai Elite i20
The Hyundai Elite i20 has great looks and style quotient. It is one of the most sophisticated hatchbacks. The Elite i20 is far more superior than its predecessor when it comes to drivability and build quality. It is more premium and upmarket than its competitors in the same segment. The CRDi diesel engine makes the Elite i20 a really fun to drive car. The engine is very well refined for superior mileage and performance.
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7) Volkswagen Polo
The Volkswagen Polo is one of the most hot selling hatchbacks in India. Th polo is a great combination of performance and functionality. Volkswagen knows Indian buyers quite well and hence it comes up with what they demand like perfect looks, powerful engine, up-market interior and robust build quality. Though the Polo is a bit expensive than it’s rivals in the same segment, but it is worth every penny.
8) Maruti Vitara Brezza
The Vitara Brezza is a great product from Maruti in the compact SUV segment. The Brezza has been sold in huge numbers ever since its launch. The car appeals to its target buyers with its contemporary styling, dual-tone shades as well as refined engines.The Virata Brezza is great value for money and is a very practical vehicle. That said, it is not that exciting to drive as compared to its rivals such as the Ford EcoSport. However, the car is still a very good buy.
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9) Mahindra TUV 300
The TUV 300 has a ‘battle tank” inspired design and has solid looks. It boasts of very aggressive looks. The car looks like an SUV and has good cabin space. It provides an excellent ride even on rough roads. Hence the car is popular in small and semi- rural areas as well, along with being a good option in urban cities. With a price between Rs 7.38 lakh – Rs 9.74 lakh, the TUV300 rivals the Ford EcoSport, Honda BR-V and other cars in the same segment.
10) Ford EcoSport
The Ford EcoSport got an update in October 2015 i the form of cosmetic changes and a more powerful engine. In spite of the updates, the price of the EcoSport remained more or less than the same. This attracted even more buyers. The updated model addressed the insulation and other interior issues. The engine is also more refined and delivers 8.9 bhp more than the previous model. If you are looking for a compact diesel SUV, then the Ford EcoSport is the best. It’s complete value for money.
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