Though, certain criteria explains petrol option is pocket-friendly if wished to own the car in small size, or if had bought the just for weekend trips; but certainly the diesel had always topped the sales chart. After all, who wished to care about the fuel prices once after buying a car in India, and diesel always delivers more kilometers per litre in any condition, so the most of Indians tend to go with the said option. After the launch of Maruti Swift Dzire facelift, variation between petrol and diesel has risen to an all new level, with this compact sedan delivering max fuel-efficiency as per ARAI in India from a single litre of diesel. To work out the rankings which are just scuffled to accommodate this newbie, here is the fresh list with all the details to know about the top-five fuel-efficient diesel cars available on sale in this country.
Maruti Swift Dzire
The Maruti’s favourite horse to bet even at the dead of a race, has delivered the carmaker to serve more than expected, and is the only model to be sold this widely in the segment. Swift Dzire with its minute cosmetic changes hasn’t raised eyebrows, but the tweaked fuel-efficiency figure claims it to the crown of most fuel-efficient car on sale in India. At 26.59 kmpl it dethroned the Ciaz to sit on the second position. Power delivery is as usual of 74bhp and 190Nm of torque from a 1.3-litre DDIS engine.
An all new car for the Maruti to experience and gauge the segment rightly which has been delivering failed results to them for past by the means of SX4 and Baleno, is accessed rightly with the claimed fuel-efficiency of 26.21kmpl. This high fuel-economy from the car so long and heavy was unexpected from the maker which stands neck to neck with the magnificent examples like Honda City and so on. The package with numerous new features along with 89bhp and 200Nm of torque from the Dzire’s 1.3-litre engine is enough to keep the foot dabbed on accelerator.
Honda City is sold in immaculate numbers since the launch, all thanks to the diesel trim added to the list, where earlier buyers were able to buy only petrol based versions. Now, the 1.5-litre engine under its bonnet delivers the whopping 99bhp and 200Nm of torque with fuel-economy of 26kmpl.
The amusement of max fuel-economy in India started with the Amaze, which was the first Honda on the shores to get a diesel engine. Planted with City’s 1.5-litre i-DTEC (of 99bhp and 200Nm) it delivers the fuel-economy of 25.8kmpl, slightly lower than the City despite weighing lesser.
Chevy’s Beat is one of the favourite cars to drive on India roads due its small dimensions that aide in tweezing through the corners. But what’s more exciting is the fuel-economy of 25.44kmpl, which it delivers from a 936cc three-cylinder engine worth of 57bhp and 150Nm of torque.