10 Most Fuel Efficient Diesel Cars in India

Published On  May 19, 2015 04:36 PM By Arun Shenoy at CarDekho.com

In a cost-conscious market such as ourselves, every penny matters. Now, this penny might be saved while buying the car, or while using it on a day to day basis. With the price gap between petrol and diesel steadily widening, the diesel cars make for a tempting buy. We’ve put together a list of the most frugal diesel cars available on sale today, take a look!

10. Chevrolet Beat Diesel - 25.44km/l

Powered by a 1 litre XSDE engine, the Chevrolet Beat generates a humble 59BHP and 160NM of torque. The Chevrolet Beat is one of the most frugal diesel hatches in the country, averaging 25.44km/l.

9. Honda Amaze i-DTEC - 25.8km/l

Honda was quick to react to the demands of the market for a compact sedan as it dished out the Amaze, based on it’s hatchback - the Brio. The Brio features a 1.5litre diesel engine churning 99BHP and 200 NM of torque. The compact Honda averages 25.8 kilometers to litre, making it a practical choice for daily commutes.

8. Ford Figo Aspire- 25.83km/l

The latest entry-level sedan offering from Ford gives its driver 100PS of power at their discretion, while making sure the occupants are safe and secure, courtesy of Six-airbags option in the top-end models and standard dual-front airbags throughout all Ford Figo Aspire variants.

7. Ford Figo- 25.83km/l

The hatch version of aforementioned sedan also follows into its footsteps, the car manages to offer the same power output and fuel-efficiency, which subjected to speculations might improve considering the considerable weight reduction in Ford Figo, which continues to feature the impressive 1.5 liter diesel mill.

6. Honda City i-DTEC - 26km/l

The torch-bearer of the C2 segment, the much loved Honda City received a heart transplant for it’s latest avatar. Under the hood, sits the same 1.5 litre engine from the Amaze with identical power figures. The City returns an impressive 26km/l.

5. Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire - 26.59km/l



The country’s largest selling compact sedan is one of the most frugal diesel cars too. The Swift Dzire recently got a facelift with some tweaks to the engine as well. Sporting the same engine as the Swift, the Dzire returns a mind-boggling 26.59 kilometers to the litre.

4) Volvo S60 - 27.03km/l

The world’s most safety-oriented automaker brings to us its most lovable and fuel-efficient offering, the Volvo S60. Even though the car is not your run of the mill commuter but even this premium sedan with all its luxurious comforts manages to put others to shame, while flaunting a 2.0-litre 181bhp 16V Turbo Diesel Engine.

3) Honda Jazz- 27.3km/l

The latest offering from Honda manages to take the third place on our listing, with a 1.5 liter 100PS diesel engine the car manages to offer class leading fuel-efficiency. The original Jazz was ahead of its time in terms of both looks and technology and its platform still finds application in many other Honda offerings and the new Honda Jazz is no different.

2) Maruti Celerio- 27.62km/l

The 800cc diesel engine that finds its place in the new mass market hatchback by India’s largest automaker, Maruti is in a way, a throwback to the iconic 800 because just like that little car, even Maruti Celerio brings the purchasing power back to the people, in times of hiking fuel prices.

1) Maruti Ciaz- 28.09 km/l

Coupled with SHVS this has got to one of the most bang-for-your-buck car, one can buy in India today. The diesel mild-hybrid Maruti Ciaz comes with an impressive fuel efficiency, an 88.5bhp engine and a cabin, which is laced with all the creature comforts one could ask for.

...and that concludes our list of the 10 most fuel efficient diesel cars in the country. If you have anything to add, please use the comments section down below.

Disclaimer: All fuel efficiency figures as claimed by respective manufacturers.


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