Best diesel cars in India
Invented in Germany in the 1890s by Dr. Rudolph Diesel, the diesel engine is known for its outstanding pulling power, longevity and fuel economy and Diesels produce lots of torque (pulling power) at low engine speeds. The Indian car market is blessed with many such Diesel powered cars and you can have a look at some of the best diesel cars in India from below –
The Japanese automaker Honda has recently introduced one of the most anticipated compact sedan the Honda Amaze launched in both petrol and diesel engine options. The car that had kept millions of Honda followers across India waiting was finally launched in India on 13 April 2013. Having recorded as many as 6,000 bookings two weeks before the official launch ceremony even took place. It also happens to be the first Honda ever to house a diesel-powered engine under its hood.
Honda Amaze is the most fuel efficient sedan where the petrol engine can give away 18kmpl of maximum mileage while the diesel engine can produce a class leading 25.8kmpl of mileage. The MPFI fuel supply system enhances the fuel efficiency of the vehicle. There are two engine options such as 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel. Its 1.2-litre, 16valve, i-VTEC 1198cc petrol engine has the ability to churn out 86.8BHP at 6000RPM and makes a maximum torque of about 109Nm at 4500RPM.Its 1.5-litre, i-DTEC diesel engine, having a displacement capacity of 1498cc can produce 98.6BHP at 3600RPM and 200Nm of maximum torque at 1750RPM. Diesel version of the Amaze is made available with just 5 speed manual transmission while the petrol version is available with both 5-speed manual and 5-speed automatic transmission options.
The all new Honda Amaze has a length of 3990mm and with a width of 1680mm and Its height is about 1505mm while the wheel base is about 2405mm, which makes it more spacious from inside while the total fuel storage capacity is about 35 litres. The car is packed with features like power steering, power windows, air conditioner, cup holders (front and rear), 2-Din Audio system that supports USB, AUX-In, Wave Key, engine immobilizer and so on. Driver can make use of steer mounted audio controls to change the track and to change the volume on move.
The Hyundai i20 offers much more features than its close rivals like Maruti Swift. It uses the best design technology and techniques, great styling and leading safety features .There are enough choice in i20 as It is available in 12 different variants and exciting colours like Silky Beige, Sparkle Blue, Black Diamond, Silky Silver, Dark Grey Metallic, Sleek Silver & Berry Red and the new i20 is available in both diesel and the petrol versions .
The overall performance of Hyundai i20 is class leading on any road conditions. The i20 CRDi diesel has 90 PS (66 kW; 89 hp) at 4000 rpm and 224 N·m (165 lb·ft) torque between 1750–2750 rpm, and comes with a six-speed manual transmission. The Hyundai i20 goes from Zero-100kph in just 11.91 seconds, compared to the 15.49 seconds we got from the petrol variant Ride quality is pretty good and the suspension works away the bumps pretty well but it isn’t very enthusiastic when it comes to changing direction – the light steering doesn’t help matters.
Hyundai i20 is packed with comfort features such as fully automatic temperature control (FATC) system and a Built in USB port, electric folding rear view mirror, large headlamps and fog lights and chrome grille. There is a nice Air quality control, alarm system and radio audio system also with remote control with 4 speakers and 2 tweeters, Trunk opener and fuel opener are also remote controlled. There is also a Bluetooth function, audio-visual navigation system and steering controls for audio and Bluetooth connectivity.
With the recent hike in petrol prices, you need little reason to go for a diesel car. The fact that it returns 13.3kpl (city) and 16.2kpl (highway) adds to the appeal. The car comes at a price tag of Rs 8.74 lakh .
Manufactured by Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Toyota Innova was launched in India in March 2005 The Innova is also sold in India replacing the Toyota Qualis which turned out be as successful as the Qualis was. In the Indian auto market Toyota Innova is available with twelve variants and probably the best diesel cars in India today for long tours .
The diesel variants use turbocharged 2KD-FTV engine 4 Inline Cylinder, 16-Valve DOHC, which produces 102 hp and 260 Nm of torque. Both gasoline and diesel versions are available in either manual or automatic transmission. It has an mileage of 10.3 in the city and 13.8 on the highway.It has a top speed of 170KPH .Its Length, Width and Height are 4580*1770*1755 with a ground clearance of 176 mm. It has a seat capacity of 8 and a fuel tank of 55 Litres which make is the best car for long tours and family outings. The luxurious interiors ensure more comfort and prestigious feel for the family.The car is available in many different colours such as Silver Mica, Light Blue Metallic, Grey Mica Metallic, Champagne Mica Metallic, Dark Red Mica Metallic, White, Blue Metallic and Silky Gold Mica Metallic.
The Toyota Innova is available with a price tag of Rs 9, 35,731 - Rs 14, 82,852