Diesel cars are known for their power and efficient engines. People in the transport industry and tourist industry always prefer diesel cars to petrol cars. One of the main reasons being the cost of diesel, which is cheaper, and the efficiency of a diesel engine. Car manufacturers have recognized this need and have come up with amazing cars to suit all needs. Diesel cars are now becoming popular among families as well due to the style these cars exude. Today we look at the best five diesel cars in India for 2016.
1. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
Price: INR 7.36 lacs
Mileage: 24.3 kmpl
Maruti Suzuki has made a name for itself in the world of petrol cars. With the Vitara Brezza, Maruti Suzuki hopes to break into the diesel market and capture the number one spot. The Vitara Brezza comes loaded with amazing features like projector headlamps and dual airbags. However, the biggest feature of the car is the cruise control option that allows you to get your foot off the accelerator and relax on long highway drives.
2. Mahindra XUV500
Price: INR 12.58 lacs
Mileage: 16 kmpl
Mahindra has certainly created a gem of a car with the XUV500. This car has touched the right notes with today’s youth and is slowly becoming a favorite among the stylish travelers. The XUV500 comes with amazing features such as sun roof and touch entertainment system. The best feature of the XUV500 is a tyre pressure sensor that monitors the pressure in all tyres and provides a warning if any of the tyre pressure drops.
3. Ford EcoSport
Price: INR 7.30 lacs
Mileage: 18.88 – 22.27 kmpl
Ford is known for creating fast and mean machines. The Ford EcoSport is no different. The EcoSport looks classy and feels comfortable as well. The EcoSport also comes loaded with the Ecoboost engine that packs a lot of power into the car. The car also comes with rain sensor wipers that activate automatically with the first drop of water to hit your windshield. The Push button start/stop feature in the EcoSport eliminates the need of inserting keys into the keyhole.
4. Ford Figo Aspire
Price: INR 6.32 lacs
Mileage: 17.00 – 25.83 kmpl
This is another masterpiece by Ford. The Ford Figo Aspire packs a punch when it comes to diesel cars. The Figo Aspire comes loaded with Ford sync technology that connects you the your entertainment system without the need of touch. The Figo Aspire also comes with six airbags to ensure safety of you and your family on the road. Another amazing feature is the hill launch assist that automatically stops your car from rolling backwards when climbing a hill or a slope.
5. Chevrolet Cruze
Price: INR 15.41 lacs
Mileage: 14.81 – 17.9 kmpl
Chevrolet has been very quiet in recent years. However, with the Chevrolet Cruze, they have rejuvenated themselves and have certainly made a case for capturing the market from the big players. The Cruze comes with amazing features such as a center panel for controlling the entertainment. Safety is enhanced in this car with side and front air bags. The electric sunroof also allows you to enjoy nature to its fullest.
Gone are the days when diesel cars were meant only for long distance travels or for transportation purposes. Today diesel cars have become a lot more stylish and efficient. One thing you need to keep in mind is keep the diesel engine running as prolonged non-usage causes the engine to stall. Happy driving.
*All prices mentioned are ex-showroom price in Mumbai