Best Diesel Sedans To Buy In India Under Rs. 10 Lakh

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1. Maruti Suzuki Ciaz

Thanks to the Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki (SHVS) system, the Maruti Ciaz is the car that has the best mileage in this segment. Although the Ciaz looks quite similar in design to the City, it does have its own unique features. Prices start from Rs. 8.23 lakh onward and the top end variant (ZDi+ SHVS RS) features standard driver and passenger airbags, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Automatic Climate Control, Reverse Camera, height adjustable driver's seat and more.

  • Engine: 1248cc, 89bhp, 200Nm torque
  • Mileage: 28.09km/l
  • Gearbox: 5-speed manual

2. Honda City

The Honda City is the best-selling model for the Japanese carmaker in India. When launched in India, the City with the petrol engine immediately became a success. Honda was forced to introduce a diesel engine since customers preferred diesel cars and the introduction of the i-DTEC engine helped sell the car better. The Honda City costs Rs. 9.28 lakh (ex-showroom) onward.

  • Engine: 1498cc, 99bhp, 200Nm torque
  • Mileage: 26km/l
  • Gearbox: 6-speed manual

3. Hyundai Verna

Another very good sedan sold in India currently is the Hyundai Verna. Prices start from Rs. 9.14 lakh (ex-showroom) onward, The choice of two diesel engines and optional automatic gearbox makes the car a very good package. The top end variant comes loaded with features such as 6 airbags, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), automatic climate control, reverse camera, and much more.

  • Engine: 1396cc/1582cc, 89bhp/126bhp, 220Nm/260Nm torque
  • Mileage: 24.8/23.9km/l
  • Gearbox: 6-speed manual/4-speed automatic

4. Skoda Rapid

If you are looking for a German built car, the Skoda Rapid is an excellent choice. The overall design does need an update, but mechanically, the Rapid is a very good car. The Skoda Rapid is available with one diesel engine option only, but with a choice of either a manual gearbox or a DSG gearbox. The Skoda Rapid has brought huge sales numbers for Skoda and has been a very successful product for the carmaker. Prices start from Rs. 9 lakh (ex-showroom) onward.

  • Engine: 1498cc, 104bhp, 250Nm torque
  • Mileage: 21.66km/l
  • Gearbox: 5-speed manual/7-speed automatic (DSG)

5. Volkswagen Vento

The last car on our list but not the least, the Volkswagen Vento is another option for German quality. The Skoda Rapid was accused of stealing the Vento's design, but the two cars are very different. The Volkswagen Vento starts from Rs. 10.30 lakh (ex-showroom), and is available with an optional DSG gearbox. The Vento has also undergone a facelift recently, which has refreshed the looks of the car.

  • Engine: 1498cc, 103bhp, 250Nm torque
  • Mileage: 20.64km/l
  • Gearbox: 5-speed manual/7-speed automatic (DSG)

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Story first published: Monday, May 2, 2016, 16:22 [IST]
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