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Best Diesel Cars Under Rs 10 Lakh

We bring you a list of top 10 best diesel cars in India under Rs 10 lakh that will definitely make a strong appeal to your senses before you make the final choice.

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Feeling a bit spoilt is a natural thing when you go for buying a diesel car in under Rs. 10 lakh price range. It is not easy to single out a car when all options fulfill the basic criteria of a diesel car i.e. high mileage, power, cabin space and comfort. Yet, there are some that surpass others in terms of reliability, branding, and innovation.

We bring you a list of top 10 best diesel cars in India under Rs 10 lakh that will definitely make a strong appeal to your senses before you make the final choice.

1. Tata Tiago

Tata Tiago side

The kind of popularity Tata Tiago has been enjoying in the Indian market is known to everyone. The hatchback received 50,000 bookings within few month of its arrival. Attributes that favour this car are its sporty design, feature-rich interior, excellent drivability, efficient engines, and most importantly the aggressive pricing. However, the fight isn’t easy for this one given the fact there are already too many players in this segment including the Maruti Swift, Ford Figo and Hyundai i10. Know More

2. Maruti Swift/ Dzire

Maruti Swift

One of the segment leaders, the Swift has been dominating the roost for almost a decade now. The car is a complete package that caters all needs be it performance, looks, style, power or mileage. Based on an extended chassis, the comfort, space and build quality offered by this hatchback are equivalent to a premium hatch. Being a homegrown car maker product, it is a perfect fit for potholes filled Indian roads – a rare quality you may notice absent in several other hatchbacks.

The Swift Dzire compact sedan, too, is value for money car. It’s quite practical, and drives smoothly on urban roads. The extended boot provides enough space for family luggage. The Swift twins share the engine lineup – 1.3-litre DDiS diesel and 1.2-litre K-Series VVT petrol – producing 74bhp with 190Nm and 83.11bhp with 115Nm respectively. Know More

3. Ford Figo/ Aspire

New Ford Figo 2015

The Ford Figo hatchback and Aspire compact sedan have several things in common, except the boot. The new Figo hatch carries an all-new design and engine lineup, thus making it a hot choice among young buyers. It’s completely fun-to-drive on urban roads as well as on highways. The interior comfort and convenience level don’t have a match in the segment. Feature-wise, it’s quite a loaded one with Ford MyKey, Sync system, ABS, airbags, etc.

Talking about prices, the base variant of the Figo is almost Rs 75,000 cheaper than its sedan sibling. Both the vehicles comes with three engine options – 1.2-litre Ti-VCT petrol, 1.5-litre Ti-VCT petrol and 1.5-litre TDCi diesel – offering 88bhp with 112Nm, 110.4bhp with 136Nm and 99bhp with 215Nm respectively. Know More

4. Maruti Baleno

Maruti Baleno price in india

Ticking all the boxes, the Maruti Baleno has won multiple awards within in one year of its India launch. The Baleno isn’t only Maruti’s first premium hatchback, but also the first product that is exclusively produced here for export markets. The car looks sporty, and has light yet stiff body built. Dimensionally, it’s bigger than the Swift. Its interior is quite premium, and loaded with several comfort and safety features. Based on a new lightweight chassis, the car offers an impressive 21.4kmpl (21.4kmpl) and 27.39kmpl (diesel) of mileage. Know More

5. Honda Amaze


Riding on the success of its i-DTEC diesel engine, Honda Cars India introduced the first facelift of its popular compact sedan – the Amaze. The previous model generated volume for the Japanese carmaker, all credit goes to its spacious and comfortable cabin and responsive engine. With the facelift, the company addressed its cabin insulation issue and offer a new infotainment system. The Amaze is one of the most spacious cars in its league, thanks to Honda’s ‘Man Maximum Machine Minimum’ philosophy. Know More

6. Hyundai Elite i20

2017 Hyundai Elite i20 specs

A sophisticated hatchback, the Hyundai Elite i20 gains full marks for looks and style quotient. In terms of drivability and build quality, this one is way superior to its predecessor. It bigger, better and more upmarket that put it a step ahead than most of its rivals. The Elite i20 is a fun-to-drive machine with thrilling CRDi diesel and VVT petrol powertrains. The former one is relatively more refined and fuel efficient, and offers adequate performance. Know More

7. Volkswagen Polo

Volkswagen Polo Select Special Edition

One of the hot-selling hatchbacks in the Indian market, the VW Polo presents a perfect combination of performance and functionality. The German car maker is well-versed with the art of winning hearts which is evident from its perfect looks, up-market interior, powerful engine, and robust build quality. Compared to its rivals, it might seem a bit expensive, but the price is worth paying for. Know More

8. Maruti Vitara Brezza

Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza Compact SUV

The Maruti Vitara Brezza is a fresh entrant in the compact SUV segment. Ever since its launch, the Brezza has been a major volume generator for the Indo-Japanese carmaker. With its contemporary styling, dual-tone shades and refined engines, the car appeals target buyers. This compact SUV is, undoubtedly, practical and efficient making it a value for money vehicle. Though, it isn’t that exciting to drive. Know More

9. Mahindra TUV300

Mahindra TUV300 side profile

With solid body-built and ‘battle tank” inspired design, the Mahindra TUV300 looks quite aggressive. While its SUV-ish design and spacious cabin make it popular among the tier II and III cities, the practicality level and easy driving make it a preferred choice in urban markets. Priced between Rs 7.38 lakh – Rs 9.74 lakh, the TUV300 takes on the Ford EcoSport, Honda BR-V and other cars in its league. Know More

10. Ford EcoSport

New Ford EcoSport 2016 rear view

In October 2015, Ford India updated its popular compact SUV – EcoSport – with minor cosmetic changes and a more powerful engine. Despite all these upgrades, the price of the compact SUV remained almost unchanged thus making it even more tempting package for buyers. With the new model, the carmaker addressed its insulation and other interior issues. The tweaked engine is now 8.9bhp more powerful, and refinement levels are significantly better than before. Know More


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