Top 10 fuel efficient diesel cars in India

Top 10 fuel efficient diesel cars in India of 2020

India has a large automobile market. But we can see that people look for fuel efficient diesel cars in India at a budget-friendly price.
It’s not that easy to choose from a wide range of cars but still, people like to prefer some companies like TATA Motors, Hyundai India, Honda and Ford while it comes to mileage. It’s not that their prices are low or high, it’s also because people have faith and trust in these companies. And in return, these companies also try their best to satisfy their customers.

In this article, I’ll focus on the top 10 fuel efficient diesel cars in India of 2020. I’ll compare on the basis of the cars’ performance and mileage.


* Please note that all mileages are as per ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India) Rating and all the cars come with a BS6 compliant engine.

List of top 10 fuel efficient diesel cars in India

10. Ford EcoSport

Ford EcoSport takes the 10th position. It’s a compact SUV and one of the most lovable cars in India. The Diesel variant comes with a 4 cylinder 1.5 litre Diesel engine which produces a maximum output of 100 PS @ 3750 rpm and a maximum torque of 215 Nm @ 1700 – 2500 rpm. This variant comes with a 5-speed manual transmission and gives a mileage of 21.7 km/l*. It also has petrol variants but it has been seen that people prefer diesel because of its better mileage.

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9. Tata Nexon

Nexon car takes the 9th position in the list. Unlike EcoSport, it is also a compact SUV. The Diesel variant comes with a 1.5 litre Diesel Revotorq Engine which produces a maximum output of 110PS @ 4000 rpm and a maximum torque of 260 Nm @ 1500 – 2750 rpm. This variant comes with a 6-speed manual transmission or 6- speed Automatic (AMT) and gives a mileage of 22.4 km/l*. Nexon also has petrol and electric variant (Nexon EV).

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8. Hyundai Venue

Hyundai Venue from Hyundai India is the 8th position of the list. It is a compact SUV. It is considered one of the best fuel efficient diesel cars in India as it has both premium features and looks along with good mileage. The Diesel variant comes with a 1.5 litre U2 CRDi Engine which produces a maximum output of 100 PS @ 4000 rpm and a maximum torque of 245 Nm @ 1500 – 2750 rpm. This variant comes with a 6-speed manual transmission and gives a mileage of 22.3 km/l*. It also has petrol but as always the diesel variant has better mileage.

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7. Ford FreeStyle

Another car from Ford India, Ford FreeStyle takes the 7th position. Unlike Ford EcoSport, this is also a compact SUV. The Diesel variant comes with a 1.5 litre Diesel Engine which produces a maximum output of 100 PS @ 3750 rpm and a maximum torque of 215 Nm @ 1750 – 2750 rpm. This variant comes with a 5-speed manual transmission and gives a mileage of 23.8 km/l*. Freestyle also has a petrol model.

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6. Ford Figo and Ford Aspire

Actually, it is a tie between Ford Figo and Ford Aspire, while Figo is a hatchback car and Aspire is a sedan car. Both Figo and Aspire have petrol variants also.

Figo is also one of the most favourite cars of Indian people and one of the most fuel efficient diesel cars in India. Figo’s Diesel variant comes with a 1.5 litre Diesel Engine which produces a maximum output of 100 PS @ 3750 rpm and a maximum torque of 215 Nm @ 1750 – 2750 rpm. Its engine is the same as of the Ford Freestyle. This variant comes with a 5-speed manual transmission and gives a mileage of 24.4 km/l*.

top 10 fuel efficient diesel cars in India

Whereas Ford Aspire, the sedan variant of its brother Ford Figo comes with a 1.5 litre Diesel Engine which produces a maximum output of 100 PS @ 3750 rpm and a maximum torque of 215 Nm @ 1750 – 2750 rpm. Actually, Ford Freestyle, Ford Figo and Ford Aspire have same engine specification. This variant comes with a 5-speed manual transmission and gives a mileage of 24.4 km/l* like Figo.

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5. Honda Amaze

Honda Amaze is a sedan 5 seater car and also considered as one of the fuel efficient diesel cars in India by Honda. It comes with a 4 Cylinder DOHC 1.5 litre i-DTEC Engine but the manual variant produces a maximum output of 100 PS @ 3600 rpm and a maximum torque of 200 Nm @ 1750 rpm, while the automatic (CVT) produces a maximum output of 80 PS @ 3600 rpm and a maximum torque of 160 Nm @ 1750 rpm. The manual gives a mileage of 24.7 km/l* whereas the CVT gives 21.0 km/l*. It has a petrol variant also.

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4. Hyundai Verna

Hyundai Verna from Hyundai India is the 4th position of the list. It is a premium sedan car. It is considered one of the best fuel efficient diesel cars in India as it has both premium features and looks along with good mileage. The Diesel variant comes with a 1.5 litre U2 CRDi Engine which produces a maximum output of 115 PS @ 4000 rpm and a maximum torque of 250 Nm @ 1500 – 2750 rpm. This variant comes with a 6-speed manual transmission or 6- speed Automatic (AMT) and gives a mileage of 25 km/l*. Hyundai Verna is also an award-winning car for its performance and unlike Ford EcoSport, it is one of the most lovable cars in India. Verna also has a petrol variant.

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3. Hyundai Grand i10 Nios

Another car by Hyundai India takes the 3rd position. Hyundai Grand i10 Nios is the latest variant of Grand i10 series with better performance and mileage. It is also considered as the smallest 5 seater hatchback car with a powerful diesel engine so far in the Indian market. It comes with a 1.2 litre U2 Diesel engine which produces a maximum output of 75 PS @ 4000 rpm and a maximum torque of 190 Nm @ 1700 – 2250 rpm. It gives an average mileage of 25.1 km/l. This car also has petrol and CNG variant.

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2. Tata Altroz

The 2nd position of the list is taken by Tata Altroz by Tata Motors. There has been a history of Tata Motors for providing high mileage diesel cars in India. TATA Indica, TATA Indigo used to be the ones with high mileage. Now, TATA Altroz takes their place. It is also a premium looking 5-seater hatchback car in the market. The Diesel variant comes with a 1.5 litre Diesel Turbocharged Revotorq 4- cylinder Engine which produces a maximum output of 90 PS @ 4000 rpm and a maximum torque of 200 Nm @ 1250 – 3000 rpm. This variant comes with a 5-speed manual transmission and gives a mileage of 25.11 km/l*.

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1. Hyundai Aura

Hyundai Aura tops the list of the “fuel efficient diesel cars in India”. It’s a 5-seater sedan car. The Diesel variant comes with a 1.2 litre U2 CRDi Engine which produces a maximum output of 75 PS @ 4000 rpm and a maximum torque of 195 Nm @ 1750 – 2250 rpm. its diesel variant comes with a 5- speed manual transmission and gives an average mileage of 25.4 km/l*. Aura also has petrol and CNG variants. This is a newcomer in the Indian Market but it has caught customer’s attraction, not only because of its mileage but also it’s one of the most affordable sedan cars.

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Summary

It’s actually hard to sort out the top 10 fuel efficient diesel cars in India due to India’s huge automobile market and its varieties. But taking the latest releases of 2020, the top 10 have been listed on the basis of high mileage.

I hope this article helps you to understand and make a decision in choosing your cars if you are looking for a high mileage diesel car.

Lastly, I want to thank Ford India, Honda, Hyundai India and TATA Motors for providing the information.

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