Diesel cars are in great demand among the Indian buyers especially because of the fuel price. There was a time when diesel engines weren’t preferred because they required more service and had other shortcomings. But with changing times, the car manufacturers have managed to refine the diesel engines, so that they give a drive that is as smooth as what a petrol engine offers. In this growing trend of diesel cars, we have here for you a list of top 5 cheapest diesel cars in India that carry a price tag lower than Rs. 6 lakh.
1. Tata Tiago
The Tata Tiago has been quite a sensation ever since its launch in April 2016. The hatchback comes with both petrol and diesel engine options. The diesel line up of the Tiago starts at Rs. 4.04 lakh, ex-showroom New Delhi, thus making it one of the contenders on the list of cheapest diesel cars in India. Prices of the petrol variants start from Rs 3.26 lakh (all, ex-showroom Delhi).
The diesel version of the hatchback derives its power from a 1.05-litre Revotorq motor making 69.04bhp at 4000rpm, while its torque figure stands at 140Nm between 1,800rpm – 3,000rpm. On the other hand, the Tiago petrol is propelled by a 1.2-litre, three-cylinder VCTi Revotron powertrain that’s good for 83.3bhp at 6,000rpm and 114Nm at 3,500rpm. The claimed mileage of the vehicle stands at 23.84kmpl (petrol) and 27.28kmpl (diesel).
Starting Price – Rs 4.04 lakh