Best Diesel Hatchbacks Cars in India

By Team autoX | on January 14, 2017

While petrol hatchbacks are regaining their popularity because of diminishing petrol-diesel price difference, there are many people who clock high monthly kilometers, and for them, a diesel hatchback would make better sense

While options in the market are aplenty, here are our top five picks in the diesel hatchback market.

Hyundai i20

Best Diesel Hatchbacks Cars

Hyundai i20 is a stylish hatchback which is feature rich and boasts a high quality cabin. The 1.4-litre CRDi engine provides good acceleration, while at the same time returning decent fuel economy too. The controls of the Hyundai i20 are very light and this premium hatchback is extremely easy to drive in the city.

Price Range: Rs. 5.32 - 8.97 lakh

Engine: 1396cc, in-line 4-cylinder, turbo diesel

Transmission: 6-speed manual

Honda Jazz

Best Diesel Hatchbacks Cars in India

The Honda Jazz is a premium hatchback with an extremely spacious cabin, and available magic seats on the top-end model enhance its flexibility. Its powered by Honda’s familiar 1.5-litre iDTEC diesel engine, which makes it one of the most fuel efficient cars in the country. However, the engine is pretty short on refinement.

Price Range: Rs. 5.93 - 9.24 lakh

Engine: 1498cc, in-line 4-cylinder, turbo diesel

Transmission: 6-speed manual

Maruti Suzuki Swift

Top Five Diesel Hatchbacks Cars

The Maruti Suzuki Swift has been India’s most loved hatchback brand for a decade now. The reason for Swift’s popularity lies in its nimble driving dynamics combined with frugal engines and extremely low cost of maintenance. However, rear seat space and boot space is limited, and a replacement is on its way pretty soon.

Price Range: Rs. 4.79 - 7.45

Engine: 1248cc, in-line 4-cylinder, turbo diesel

Transmission: 5-speed manual

Ford Figo

Top Five Diesel Hatchbacks Cars in India

With about 100bhp on tap, the Ford Figo is the fastest accelerating diesel hatchback you can buy. The acceleration doesn’t take any toll on fuel efficiency either. Figo’s driving dynamics are spot on. Ford has also assured that maintaining the Figo isn’t hard on the wallet, and therefore service costs are kept in check.

Price Range: Rs. 4.76 - 7.74 lakh

Engine: 1498cc, in-line 4-cylinder, turbo diesel

Transmission: 5-speed manual

 Hyundai Grand i10

With a mid-cycle refresh, the Hyundai Grand i10 has also got a new, bigger diesel powertrain - which performs much better than its underpowered predecessor. It also is one of the most affordable diesel cars in the country. Despite the lower price tag, the interior is decently spacious, and made of good quality materials too.

Price Range: Rs. 4.56 - 7.27 lakh

Engine: 1186cc, in-line 3-cylinder, turbo diesel

Transmission: 5-speed manual

Tags: Maruti Suzuki Swift Ford Figo Hyundai i20

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