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Top 5 most fuel efficient diesel cars in India (July 2022)

2020 honda city vs hyundai verna facelift-2

2020 honda city vs hyundai verna facelift-2

Diesel cars are still hugely popular on the market, especially among high-highway buyers

We have seen a sharp drop in demand for small diesel cars in the Indian market in recent years, especially after the BS6 standards. However, a number of buyers still prefer diesel cars for their lower fuel consumption, strong performance and excellent long-term reliability. In order to cater to such buyers, we still have some brands offering high performance diesel cars in India and here is a list of the top 5 most fuel efficient diesel cars in Indian market.

1. Hyundai Verna

Claimed mileage: 25 kmpl

The Hyundai Verna is the only sedan in the segment after the Honda City to be offered with a diesel engine and features a 1.5L U2 CRDi diesel engine that also serves the Creta, Seltos and the Venue. This engine can come with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission and has a claimed mileage of 25 kmpl in the manual iteration. Hyundai Verna diesel price in India starts from Rs 11 lakh (ex showroom, Delhi).

2. Hyundai i20 diesel

Claimed mileage: 25 kmpl

2020 hyundai i20 hd new photos-2

2020 hyundai i20 hd new photos-2

The Hyundai i20 diesel is currently one of the most affordable diesel cars in the Indian market and has a 1.5L diesel engine that is only available with a six-speed manual transmission. The i20 diesel has a claimed mileage of 25 kmpl and is up against the Altroz ​​diesel in the segment. Hyundai i20 diesel price in India starts from Rs 8.33 lakh (ex showroom, Delhi).

3. Honda Amaze

Claimed mileage: 24.7 kmpl

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honda amaze 2021 -1-6

Priced from Rs 8.90 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the Honda Amaze is the only compact diesel sedan on sale in the Indian market and features a powerful and fuel-efficient 100 hp 1.5L diesel engine producing 200 Nm. This engine can be supplied with a manual or CVT gearbox and has a claimed mileage of 24.7 kmpl for the manual variants.

4. Honda City

Claimed mileage: 24.1 kmpl

Often regarded as one of the best sedans in the Indian market, the Honda City is appreciated for the premium and comfortable package it is offered with. The City is available with a 1.5L petrol engine or a 1.5L diesel engine. The 1.5L diesel engine is only available with a six-speed manual transmission and has a claimed mileage of 24.1 kmpl. The price of the City diesel in India starts from Rs. 13.06 lakh (ex showroom, Delhi).

5. Kia Sonet

Claimed mileage: 24.1 kmpl

2022 kia seltos and sonet-4

2022 kia seltos and sonet-4

The Kai Sonet is the most affordable Kia car in India and has a 1.5L CRDi engine that can be supplied with both manual and automatic transmissions. The manual iteration has a claimed mileage of 24.1 kmpl. The Sonet diesel takes on rivals such as the Nexon, Venue and XUV300. The Kia Sonet diesel price in India starts from Rs 8.88 lakh (ex showroom, Delhi).