Best Diesel Cars in India Under Rs 15 Lakh

Best Diesel Cars in India under Rs. 15 lakh

Diesel cars were always considered to be powerful but they lacked refinement. However, with improvement in technology over time these engines offer, not just power packed but refined, efficient and stable drives as well. Year by year the sales figures for diesel cars in India are seeing a continuous growth.

Looking at their mounting popularity, here we bring for you a list of some of the best diesel cars in India under Rs. 15 lakhs.

Best diesel Hatchbacks under Rs. 15 lakhs 

1. Tata Tiago

Tata Tiago front side

This is the latest entrant from the stables of Tata in the hatchback category. Tiago has a starting price of Rs. 3.9lakhs for the XB Revotorq variant whereas the top end diesel variant for Tiago is XZ at Rs. 5.54lakhs. The highlight of the hatchback is definitely the improvement in design. It gets an all-new platform and a fresh face. The cabin is well done up and has an upmarket feel to it.

Coming to the engine on Tiago; it is a peppy unit that offers enough torque and has a capacity of 1047cc which can deliver a good drive. Tiago gets a light steering andits diesel mill produces a power of 69bhp at 4000rpm whereas the maximum torque produced by the car is 140Nm between 1800 – 3000rpm.

The drive, quality and fuel mileage of 27.28kmpl is what makes this car stand tall among the best diesel cars in India under Rs. 15 lakhs. It is a practical car that gets interesting looks and a premium quality. Overall, a good bet made by Tata Motors.

Diesel VariantsRevotorq – XB, XE, XM, XT, XZ
PriceRs. 3.9lakhs– Rs. 5.54lakhs
Engine 1.05litres
Power69 bhp @ 4000 rpm
Torque140 Nm @1800-3000 rpm

*Prices are ex-showroom New Delhi.

2. Maruti Baleno

2015 Maruti Baleno Front-Side view

Maruti Baleno has been a surprising package so far from the prominent car maker. The diesel engine on the Baleno is superbly comfortable and offers quite a premium drive, while the cabin space is commendable. Maruti Suzuki Baleno diesel starts with the Sigma variant that is priced at Rs. 6.33 lakhs whereas the top of the line diesel variant is the Baleno Alpha priced at Rs. 8.3 lakhs, ex-showroom New Delhi. The dual airbags and ABS with EBD is a standard feature for the hatchback.

The diesel engine on Maruti Baleno is the 1.3litres powertrain that produces 74bhp at 4000rpm whereas the torque produced by the hatchback is 190Nm at 2000rpm. The powertrain is robust and offers a performance with reduced emissions.  The mileage delivered by Baleno is around 29.39kmpl. It is definitely the engine on this car which makes it a capable contender on the list of best diesel cars in India under Rs. 15 lakhs.

Apart from delivering a quality drive, the luxury hatchback offers features like UV cut glasses that reduce the penetration of harmful UV rays, distinctive LED lights, SmartPlay infotainment system, Navigation system and Smartphone Connect/ApplePlay etc. With this, the car can rightfully be called a fully loaded vehicle that is here to offer the customers best of the best.

Diesel VariantsSigma, Delta, Zeta, Alpha
PriceRs. 6.33lakhs –Rs. 8.3lakhs
Engine 1.3litres
Power74 bhp @ 4000 rpm
Torque190 Nm @ 2000 rpm

*Prices are ex-showroom New Delhi.

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