With the soaring fuel prices, fuel efficiency is the most important parameter that lures Indian buyers and there is no doubt Earlier, the gap between fuel prices of the petrol and diesel used to be close to Rs 15 that has narrow down to around Rs 6, isn’t that obvious that the diesel car sale would dip. Nonetheless, the petrol prices are also no less. Horrendous it is, to fill your vehicle with diesel at a price of, if not same, close to petrol. It’s true that diesel versions are known for returning better mileage. But, Dieselgate scandal carried a voice of disrepute for it, which no one can wash it off of their hands so easily, especially fuel price regulation, diesel are still the best when it comes to spare some extra kilometres of our drive (from here what I meant is good mileage). Below is the list of some of the best fuel-efficient (ARAI Certified) cars under a budget of Rs 10 lakh.
Maruti Suzuki Swift & Dzire – 28.4 kmpl
Both Swift and Dzire are the not just the top selling cars from the manufacturers, but also makes a top spot in the list of most fuel efficient cars as well. With the Maruti’s tried and tested 1.3L DDiS diesel engine packed in the lightweight body, both returns an impressive fuel efficiency of 28.4kmpl. Since its launch in India, Maruti has changed the look of the car making it more youthful for the Indian consumers. The price for the Swift Diesel starts from Rs 5.99 lakh, whereas the diesel variant of Dzire gets a starting tag of Rs 6.56 lakh (Prices Ex Showroom, Delhi).
Maruti Ciaz (SHVS) - 28.09 kmpl
Ciaz is another strong contender in the mid-size sedan segment. Competing with the likes of the Honda City and Hyundai Verna, it still makes its way to the Indian consumers due to its undercut pricing. It comes with the same mild-hybrid SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) diesel engine that makes it a better option, compared to its other counterparts. Pricing for the SHVS variant starts from Rs 9.50 lakh (Prices Ex Showroom, Delhi).
Maruti Baleno - 27.39 kpml
No wonder, why Maruti is on the top of the list, the brand has done an indepth mass market study and they know that Indian consumers always rush for this factor. The Baleno rivals with Hyundai Elite i20 and Honda Jazz, but is a better whole-sole offer for consumers with its grown-up and attractive appearance, slew of features and not to forget the obvious mileage of the model. The Baleno diesel variant gets a starting price of Rs 6.51 lakh (Prices Ex Showroom, Delhi).
Honda Jazz - 27.3 kpml
It is not that easy to make a good fuel efficiency of 27.3 kmpl out a 1.5l diesel engine, but this Japanese brand has always been named for its technology, so not difficult for them and apart from that, Honda products also offers comfort and reliability. The price of the diesel variant starts from Rs 7.36 lakh (Prices Ex Showroom, Delhi).
Tata Tiago - 27.28 kpml
Tata Motors changed the thoughts of consumers when the Tiago struck their eyes. It is the first product tot be based on IMPACT design philosophy by Tata. Since its launch, the sales figures of this model are scaling up every month. That’s not all, you get a package of equipments with it too. The diesel base variant starts at Rs 4.16 lakh (Prices Ex Showroom, Delhi).
Maruti Ignis - 26.8 kpml
Ignis is one of the favourite cars, among the youngsters – it’s quirky looks was a head-turner who all saw this for the first time it touched the tarmac. Packed with Maruti’s 1.3l diesel engine, it returns a fuel efficiency of 26.8 kmpl and along with that you also get a peppy drive with that big engine. The diesel Ignis base version gets a price tag of Rs 6.32 (Prices Ex-Showroom, Delhi).
Ford Figo - 25.83 kpml
Ford Figo is also an amazing product to look out for. This car is not just spacious and comfortable, but also safe. The top version of this model comes with as many as 6 airbags. It comes packed with a 1.5l TDCi diesel engine that make 99bhp and personally I liked this one, where the diesel returns an impressive 25.83 kmpl. The diesel Figo gets a starting price tag of Rs 6.48 lakh (Prices Ex-Showroom, Delhi).
Ford Aspire - 25.83 kpml
Just like its sibling hatch, the compact sedan also gets almost everything, same fuel efficiency figures, engine, interior layout, but just an addition of a boot. Prices of the Aspire diesel gets a starting tag of Rs 6.82 lakh (Prices Ex-Showroom, Delhi).
Honda Amaze - 25.8 kpml
Made its debut at the Auto Expo 2018, Honda has changed the look of the new Amaze. Not just that, it gets a more spacious cabin and features. It comes with 1.5l i-DTEC Earth Dreams diesel engine which is punchy and will let you down when in a need mileage. Prices for the Amaze diesel starts from Rs 6.70 lakh and goes up to Rs 9 lakh (Prices Ex-Showroom, Delhi) for the range-topping variant.
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Honda WR-V - 25.5 kpml
Honda got pretty late by entering in the compact SUV segment with the WR-V. The butch-like appearance came out differently in the eyes of Indian audience. It is based on Jazz, but way too different to resemble. It is offered with a 1.5l i-DTEC that makes 99bhp and also offers a good mileage of 25.5kmpl. This car comes with a slew of features and safety for consumers is paramount for Honda. The price of the WR-V diesel variant starts from Rs 8.82 lakh (Prices Ex-Showroom, Delhi).