Diesel engines are quite popular in our market. They are known for their higher torque and fuel efficiency. However, of late, diesel engines are coming under scrutiny due to the strict emission norms. To counter this, manufacturers have had to add a lot of countermeasures to diesel engines. These add-ons have made diesel engines more expensive and complex. So the choices of diesel cars under Rs 15 lakhs is quite limited. But the only thing that a budget buyer would really care about is the best mileage? In today’s article, we have listed 5 fuel-efficient diesel cars with best mileage.

Hyundai Verna

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Hyundai is a manufacturer that is known for its diesel engines. The Verna being a sedan offers better dynamics when compared to an SUV. Its diesel engine comes with a claimed mileage of 25.2kmpl, making it one of the most fuel-efficient diesel cars in its price bracket. In terms of performance, the diesel engine is capable of producing 113bhp & 250Nm of torque. The pricing of the diesel Verna starts from Rs 13.28 lakh (on-road, Mumbai).

Hyundai i20

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Another Hyundai car on the list is the i20. The i20 has the same claimed mileage as the Verna (25.2kmpl). Practically, the i20 shares its diesel engine with the Verna, but the i20 gets a different tune. The i20 diesel engine produces 99bhp & 240Nm of torque. This engine comes only with a manual gearbox. What about pricing? The pricing of the diesel i20 starts from Rs 9.92 lakh (on-road, Mumbai). 

Fuel-efficient diesel cars – Honda Amaze

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Finally, we have a non-Hyundai car on the list. The Amaze diesel comes with a claimed mileage of 24.7kmpl. What about performance? Its 1.5-litre engine is capable of producing 97bhp & 200Nm of torque. Transmission options include a manual and an automatic CVT option. Surprisingly, the Amaze gets a diesel automatic engine, while the City misses out upon it. The pricing of the Amaze diesel starts from Rs 10.80 lakh (on-road, Mumbai). 

Kia Sonet

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Traditionally, SUVs are not known for high mileage figures. However, compact SUVs breaks this notion. The Sonet diesel comes with a claimed mileage of 24.1kmpl. In terms of performance, it comes with a 1.5-litre engine that it shares with the Seltos. This engine is capable of producing 113bhp & 250Nm of torque. Transmission options include a manual and an automatic option. The pricing of the Sonet diesel starts from Rs 10.75 lakh (on-road, Mumbai).

Fuel-efficient diesel cars – Tata Altroz

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The Altroz is another hatchback to make its way to this list. The Altroz comes with a 1.5-litre diesel engine capable of producing 89bhp & 200Nm of torque. Its claimed mileage is 23kmpl. The Altroz diesel only comes with a manual gearbox option. Barring that, the Altroz is also a five-star rated car, making it a perfect combination of mileage & safety. The pricing of the Altroz diesel starts from Rs 9.40 lakh (on-road, Mumbai).

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  • You guys have mentioned that i20 Diesel comes with a Automatic Torque Converter; however I cannot find it anywhere or website. Is it a Typo? or An Engine which may be released in near future?
    I wanted to go for Nexon XZA+ KZR or Dark with Diesel AMT; however its slightly out of my budget as it cost around 17 lakhs…as that is the only B2 Segment SUV which has a Diesel Automatic. I dont want a venue as its already in the family.