Top 5 Most Fuel Efficient Diesel Cars In India [2015]

Diesel engines car started to be used in automobiles in the 1930’s. In starting days they are not much used for the passenger vehicles but only for the commercial use. Diesel cars continue to develop into highly desired, high performance vehicles given their simplicity, their ability to be made environmentally less damaging while retaining power and performance. Developers are constantly making affords for better fuel efficiency ratings trying to be at the top of the pile. With every new launch, Maruti has been constantly pushing the envelope trying to top every other manufacturer in India. Follow is the detail regarding the Top 5 Most Fuel Efficient Diesel Cars In India [2015].

5. Honda Amaze – 25.80km/pl

Honda Amaze Diesel model

Honda Amaze Diesel model

The Honda Amaze used to the fuel efficiency king of the diesel compact sedans cars in India until the Maruti Swift Dzire showoff. Honda Amaze is a very impressive 25.8 km/pl mileage efficient car in the top 5 segment, which ensures the Amaze is easy on your pockets and cheap to run. Although it suffers from some refinement issues with customers complaining the diesel motor as a bit rough and due to poor sound in it the noise came through to the cabin, something which is a bit bad feature of a Honda. The Amaze remains a very capable car nonetheless and continues to sell in decent numbers. Price tag which is given to this car is INR (6.21 to 8.21 EX-Showroom Delhi) and come with a powerful 1.5 liter Diesel engine which churn out 99bhp and 200 Nm.

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4. Honda City – 26 km/pl

Honda City Diesel model

Honda City Diesel model

Honda City is very popular for its many reasons in the market, one of the major one is being the better fuel efficiency in it. The Maruti Ciaz manages to better in the City’s figures, but only by a very small portion ensuring that the car remains at the top of the list. And then there is the brand image the Honda City enjoys which has made it the pick of the segment amongst the Indian car buyers. The City scepter seems unlikely to end.The new Honda city looks aggressive with its ‘shark conceptual design’. In the front there is the newly introduced Solid Wing Face Chrome Grille with the H badge in the middle. The reflector head lamps with parallelogram like shape look elegant and the large front windshield is sporty and stylish.

Price tag given to this car according to its features is not very much high, which is INR 8.75 to 11.84 lakhs. This car comes with the same Honda amaze engine specs, 1.5 liter engine churning out 99bhp and 200Nm.

3. Maruti Ciaz – 26.21 km/pl

Maruti Ciaz Diesel

Maruti Ciaz Diesel

The design of the sedan is taken from the Suzuki Authentic concept and the car is built on an entirely new platform. Maruti’s mid-size sedan offering, the Ciaz is the most fuel efficient sedan on sale in India thanks to an ARAI certified mileage of 26.21 km/pl. Although these figures are better than the segment leader, Honda City but only just which means that the Ciaz hasn’t been able to match the City in terms of sales. Having said that, it still has been a successful model for Maruti Suzuki, a company which was not a popular choice among buyers in the slightly premium end of the spectrum.

This car’s Engine is fitted with 1.3L motor that churns 89 bhp of power and 200 Nm of peak torque. The engine could be mated to a five-speed manual or automatic transmission. The car offers a top speed of 185 km/h and is expected to touch the 100 km/h mark in 9seconds. Price tag is given to this car is INR8.25 to 10.32 lakhs (Ex-showroom Delhi).

2. Maruti Swift Dzire – 26.59 km/pl

Maruti Dzire Diesel model

Maruti Dzire Diesel model

The Latest facelift model of Maruti Swift Dzire is now comes with better fuel mileage figures of 26.59 km/pl up from the older version’s 23.4 km/pl. A small changes to the ECU make Maruti to pull this off making the Dzire more fuel efficient than its major competitor, Honda Amaze. Other changes to the car are minimal and the car was already the highest selling compact sedan in India.

The car makers have significantly refreshed the front look of Dzire. The car has been given a completely restyled bumper. The sides and the surrounds of fog lamp housings have been adorned in chrome accents. Honeycomb pattern has been used for the grille and a prominent chrome bar sits on its top. Price is given to this Diesel model is INR 6 to 7.82 lakhs (Ex-showroom, New Delhi). Engine of the Diesel model comes with 1.3 liter motor producing 77bhp and 190Nm.

1. Maruti Celerio diesel DDiS 125 – 27.62km/pl

Maruti Celerio Diesel Model

Maruti Celerio Diesel Model

The latest launched Maruti Celerio diesel model car comes with a 2 cylinder, 793cc diesel motor, the smallest one powering a car in India and also the first of its kind manufactured by Suzuki. Excluding the curbing production costs it is also very efficient when it comes to fuel consumption giving a very healthy 27.62 km/pl. This makes it the most fuel efficient diesel car on sale in India currently removing its elder sibling, the Maruti Ciaz. The engine produces just 47 bhp of power and 125 Nm torque which the company claims is sufficient for the urban environment and that the lack of power will not be that obvious. This Mari Celerio Diesel is one of the best selling vehicles on our roads in India.

The exterior of the Celerio looks attractive. The body comes with an increased number of aerodynamic lines and the front bumper appears elegant. The car has got a sporty stance and the front is designed with sharp edges. The two strip chrome grille sporting the Suzuki logo runs into the glass for the headlights.The Celerio is equipped with standard safety features. The EZ Drive technology makes sure that the drive is easy and comfortable. The advanced suspension and better braking system offer effortless drive in different road conditions.

Price tag is given to this according to its feature and Engine capabilities is INR 4.65 to 5.71 lakhs (Ex-Showroom, New Delhi).

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