Mahindra recently launched the Bolero Neo in the Indian market. The Bolero Neo is a modern addition to the Bolero line-up. Mahindra vehicles are known for their rugged nature and powerful diesel engines. The BS6 norms hampered the diesel car market that led to manufacturers bringing BS6-compliant diesel engines. Today’s article will compare diesel variants of three cars viz. Tata Nexon (XZ variant), Hyundai Venue (SX variant) and the newly-launched Bolero Neo (N10(O) variant) since these variants fall around our target price mark for this article on the best Rs 13 lakh diesel SUV to buy. Let’s begin.

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Note: Prices mentioned are (on-road, Mumbai).

Pricing & specifications

Tata Nexon XZ diesel comes in at Rs 13 lakh. Nexon offers a 1.5-litre diesel engine. This unit is capable of producing 108bhp and 260Nm of torque. Nexon offers the XZ variant in a diesel manual combination for the set price bracket. This variant comes with 195/60 R16 wheels. Nexon offers a mileage of 17.29kmpl (ARAI-rated). This compact SUV is 3993mm long, 1811mm wide & 1606mm tall. The car sits on a 2498mm wheelbase and gets a 209mm tall ground clearance.

Hyundai Venue SX diesel (dual-tone) is priced at Rs 12.63, but you can get all these features in the SX single-tone variant for Rs 11.89 lakh. The Hyundai Venue SX comes with a 1.5-litre diesel engine capable of producing 99bhp and 240Nm of torque. Hyundai Venue diesel variants only come with manual gearbox options. This variant offers 215/60 R16 wheels. Venue offers a mileage of 23.4kmpl (ARAI-rated). Hyundai Venue is 3995mm long, 1770mm wide & 1590mm tall. The car sits on a 2500mm wheelbase and gets a 195mm tall ground clearance.

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The N10(O) variant of the Bolero Neo is priced at Rs 12.96 lakh. The Bolero Neo is only available with a 1.5-litre diesel engine across the range. This unit is capable of producing 100bhp and 260Nm of torque. The Bolero Neo is offered with a manual gearbox only. This is the only car among the three to offer 7-seater layout. The Bolero Neo comes with 215/75 R15 wheels. Bolero Neo offers a mileage of 17.29kmpl (ARAI-rated). Bolero Neo is 3995mm long, 1795mm wide & 1817mm tall. The car sits on a 2680mm wheelbase and gets a 180mm tall ground clearance.


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The Tata Nexon XZ comes with features like drive modes, rear AC vents, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, an eight-speaker sound system by Harman, rear AC vents, reverse parking sensors & camera, Hill Hold Control, cooled glove box and steering-mounted controls. The Hyundai Venue SX, on the other hand, comes with features like keyless entry, automatic headlamps, an 8-inch infotainment system, rear washer-wiper, TPMS, Arkamys sound mood and an electric sunroof.

The Bolero Neo N10(O) variant comes with a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, cruise control, BlueSense mobile app and reverse assist. However, MTT (Multi-Terrain Technology) is the key highlight of this variant. With this, the Bolero Neo becomes a highly capable compact SUV which will be capable of taking on bad patches which other cars might find difficult to conquer. Also, MTT would prove to be a valuable asset in cases of low-scale off-roading.

Best Rs 13 lakh diesel SUV?

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All cars discussed here have their separate strong points. If you need a diesel SUV that can conquer terrains that the other two would hesitate to go over, the Bolero Neo becomes a great choice for you. The car even offers upmarket interiors and necessary modern features, making it a decent choice for young buyers. Also, the availability of two extra seats makes it a great choice for people with big families. If you want a diesel SUV that can offer a comfortable cabin feel, offers all necessary modern features and comes with the most powerful diesel engine out of the lot, you should go for the Tata Nexon.

Hyundai Venue becomes a great choice for buyers who want the car to be loaded with features like an electric sunroof, TPMS. Also, the Venue might make the least torque out of the three, however, it offers the highest mileage figures, making it a great choice for mileage-conscious buyers. Thus, the final choice depends on what you want out of a car.

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