When you ask the question that which are the best diesel cars under 10 lakhs in India? Most people would definitely say Suzuki Swift Dzire and Suzuki Vitara Breza. Bharat Stage VI emission norms came into effect this year and Suzuki has decided not to offer diesel variants that lest some empty spots in the list of 11 best diesel cars under 10 lakhs.
After Maruti Suzuki decided not to offer diesel variants of their car, there are still many options for diesel car fans. More than 20 diesel cars available to choose from. From the many cars available in the Indian market, we selected the 11 best diesel cars which you can buy for under 10 lakhs. Here is the list.
List of best diesel cars under 10 lakhs
- Tata Nexon
- Kia Sonet
- Ford Freestyle
- Honda WRV
- Honda Amaze
- Ford Ecosport
- Hyundai Aura
- Mahindra XUV 300
- Hyundai Venue
- Hyundai Creta
- Tata Altroz
Best diesel cars under 10 lakhs – an overview
Which is the safest diesel car under 10 lakhs?
Nexon, also known as the safest Indian car, is the first Indian car to get a 5-star rating in the Global NCAP safety test. Safety is not the only reason for Nexon to be on this list. It has much more to offer. In January 2020, Tata gave a facelift to Nexon. Nexon’s new look is now completely based on Tata’s IMPACT 2.0 design language. You have four variants to choose from under 10 lakhs.
Launched in late 2020, Kia Sonet is the rebadged Hyundai Venue. It uses the same built architecture as the Venue. If you think the two cars will feel the same when you put your foot on the paddle then you are wrong. Unlike other rebadged cars, Kia Sonet does not hold any resemblance to Venue. Kia Sonet comes with three engine options, two petrol, and one diesel. The diesel engine produces 110hp with manual transmission.
You can call Freestyle the sporty version of Ford Figo. This hatchback is more spacious, has more ground clearance with raised suspension. As the name goes, this cross-hatchback is really made to ride in freestyle. The 1.5 L diesel engine feels noise at healthy rev but offers a good amount of power under the hood. It quickly pulls from the lower revs. It’s a hatchback with a sporty feel. So, you go for this car only to if you feel adventurous all the time.
Presented in the Indian market since 2017, WRV is the cross-over from Honda based on Jazz. The key highlight of this compact SUV is the space in the rear. It is the only car that comes with an angled footrest for its rear passengers. The negative thing about WRV is its price like other Honda cars in the Indian market. It does not offer many features as well at this price. You get to choose only one variant under 10 lakhs.
Amaze is the second most sold car of Honda in India after its premium sedan City. First-gen Amaze was based on Brio. But the current gen of Amaze is built on an all-new platform. This sub-4-meter sedan now has a totally new look with a vertical flat front grill. Earlier, Amaze has a resemblance with Brio in the front. Honda Amaze is the only sedan that comes with a diesel-CVT option.
EcoSport gives a good judgment to its name. It looks as well as feels sporty while driving. Ford EcoSport is the car that gives consistent sales to Ford. Launched in 2012, Ecosport received its facelift in 2019. The build quality is pretty solid and you feel confident in every terrain. Ecosport mixes up the look of a classic SUV with the latest crossovers.
You can call Aura an extended version of Grand i10 Nios. 1.2L diesel engine is also the same which generates 75hp. Aura showcases premium build quality for its price. The sedan is built on the Grand i10 platform however, Hyundai inserted certain design elements both inside and outside that make this sedan stand apart from the hatchback. Like other Hyundai cars, Aura also comes loaded with features that you may not find in other cars of the segment.
XUV300 is the second Indian car that won the tag of the safest car. The 5-star rated compact SUV, in the Global NCAP safety test, is the revamped version of SsangYong’s Tivoli. XUV300 offers some of the first in segment features like dual climate zone AC and steering weight adjustment.
Which diesel car is best for daily use?
The first glace at Venue feels like it is a compact version of Creta but it appears more stylish than its big brother. Hyundai Venue is a compact SUV with handling like a hatchback. It is a good choice for cities with heavy traffic. Dual Airbags, ABS, seatbelt reminders, speed warning systems, and rear parking sensors come standard in all variants.
Which is the best SUV under 10 lakhs?
Creta is one of the best-selling cars for Hyundai. Since its launch, it had made its place in the hearts of Indian customers. Look wise Creta does not have an appealing design but it makes people feel its presence on the road with its muscular riding. It has a rugged presence on the road while a luxury feels inside. There is no doubt that the Hyundai Creta is one of the best diesel cars under 10 lakhs in the Indian market. You must really check what’s new Hyundai Creta brings with its 2020 facelift.
Launched in Jan 2020, Altroz follows the same IMPACT 2.0 design language of Tata motors. Altroz has some of the unique features which no other car offers like a rear flat floor and doors opening at 90 degrees. Tata Altroz is a competitive alternative to Suzuki Baleno, Honda Jazz, and Hyundai i20. Need not to mention, Altroz is also 5-star rated the safest car.
Best diesel cars under 10 lakhs, their variants, and prices.
|Cars||Diesel Variants under 10 lakhs||Price (In Lakhs)|
|1||Tata Nexon||XE, XM, XMS, XMA||8.45, 9.20, 9.70, 9.80|
|2||Kia Sonet||HTE, HTK, HTK Plus, HTX||8.05, 8.99, 9.49, 9.99|
|3||Ford Freestyle||Titanium, Titanium Plus, Flair Edition||8.14, 8.49, 8.79|
|5||Honda Amaze||11 variants including Special and Exclusive Edition with CVT||7.63-9.99|
|6||Ford EcoSport||Ambiente, Trend, Titanium||8.69, 9.49, 9.99|
|7||Hyundai Aura||S, S AMT, SX Option, SX Plus AMT||7.79, 8.29, 9.09, 9.28|
|8||Mahindra XUV 300||W4, W6||8.69, 9.69|
|9||Hyundai Venue||E, S, SX||8.16, 9.07, 9.99|
|11||Tata Altroz||XE, XM, XT, XZ, XZ Option||6.98, 7.90, 8.59, 9.19, 9.35|
Best diesel cars under 10 lakhs – The Future
This list of Best diesel cars under 10 lakhs does not include any car from Suzuki. Since they have decided to not put diesel engines once the BS6 emission norms come into effect. But there is a rumor that Suzuki is planning to launch its compact SUV Vitara Brezza with diesel engines. If it happens, it is certain that some of the cars will have to leave this list because Suzuki dominates this prize category.
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