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 4 cheapest diesel cars in India that carry a price tag lower than Rs. 6 lakh.
1. Tata Tiago
The Tata Tiago is one of the latest entrants in the hatchback segment. This new Tata car comes with both petrol and diesel engine options. The diesel version of the hatchback is powered by a 1.05-litre Revotorq motor producing 69.04bhp at 4000rpm, while its torque figure stands at 140Nm between 1800 – 3000rpm.
The Tiago petrol features a 1.2-litre, three-cylinder VCTi Revotron powertrain that’s good for 83.3bhp and 114Nm. The claimed mileage of the vehicle is around 27.28kmpl. The diesel line up of the Tiago starts at Rs. 3.94 lakh, ex-showroom New Delhi, making it one of the contenders on the list of cheapest diesel cars in India.
2. Tata Indica
Tata Indica has been doing well for the home-grown carmaker in the commerical vehicle segment. Powering the car is a 1396cc diesel engine that complies BSIII and BS4 emission norms. This power mill is capable of generating a maximum power of 69.04bhp at 4000rpm and a peak torque of 140 Nm between 1800 – 3000rpm.
The Tata Indica has been proving itself to be an excellent drive though it can get a little rugged over time. But in terms of its efficiency even in the longer run, the car is second to none. The mileage of Tata Indica is said to be around 25kmpl. The prices of this vehicle start from Rs. 4.78 lakh, and go all the way up to Rs 5.48 lakh (ex- showroom New Delhi).
3. Maruti Celerio
Next in line on the list of cheapest diesel cars in India is the Maruti Suzuki Celerio that comes packed with a 793cc engine. This Celerio diesel is capable of putting out a peak power of 40bhp at 3500rpm and the torque produced by the car stands at 125Nm at 2000rpm.
The base variant of the Celerio diesel is priced at Rs. 4.81 lakh, while the top-spec model costs Rs. 5.90 lakh. Aforementioned prices are ex-showroom New Delhi. The Celerio is a much loved car owing to the simple fact that it belongs to the Maruti family which is a statement for its easy running costs as well as fuel efficiency. The claimed mileage of the Maruti Celerio diesel is 27.62kmpl.
Mahindra KUV100 is one of the best-selling Mahindra cars that comes a starting price of Rs. 5.50 lakh (diesel), ex-showroom New Delhi. Under the hood, the diesel version of the car houses an 1198cc engine that has the capability to return a mileage of 25.32kmpl. The power output of this engine is 76bhp at 3750rpm and torque output is 190Nm between 1750 – 2250rpm.