Most Indians are obsessed with mileage and it plays a prominent role when it comes to choosing cars. Smaller diesel car was the choice of many in the past decade mainly due to lower fuel cost and higher fuel efficiency than their petrol cars. Most entry-level and midsegment diesel cars like Swift, Dzire, Punto, SX4, Brezza and many others came with the 1.3 Litre SDE MJD engine, which is phased out due to the BS6 emission norms. Hence the choice of new diesel cars is going to be limited for some time.
With the advent of BS6 compliance, auto manufacturers have stepped up their game in developing the most fuel-efficient diesel cars. These compliances are directed towards a much cleaner and brighter future with reduced emission levels.
Let us take a look at the ten most fuel-efficient BS6 diesel cars with the best mileage available to buy in India
One of the best-selling cars in Ford’s stable, EcoSport has made Indians happy with its SUV-like stance. This compact SUV has made news for quite some time and is a go-to car for anyone looking for an affordable SUV. Equipped with a 1.5Liter BS6 compliant diesel engine, EcoSports produces 100hp of power and 215Nm of torque. The prices for the Ecosport Diesel start at 10.2 Lakh (ex-showroom India)
BS6 Ford EcoSport ARAI Mileage- 21.7kmpl
Tata recently discontinued their liter engine and replaced it with a 1.5Liter BS6 diesel engine in the Nexon. This addition is an improvement from its predecessor and produces 110hp of power and 260Nm of torque. Though the mileage for its AMT version is not available, the difference won’t be much compared to the manual variant. The price of the Nexon XM Diesel is 9.20 Lakhs (On-Road India).
BS6 Tata Nexon ARAI Mileage- 22.4kmpl
Hyundai Venue is equipped with a BS6 compliant 1.5-liter, four-cylinder diesel engine, and a fixed geometry turbocharger. The engine produces 99hp of power and 240Nm of torque. As Venue diesel prices range between Rs 8.10-11.40 lakh (ex-showroom India), the Hyundai Venue is one of the most affordable and most efficient diesel compact SUV available to buy in India.
BS6 Hyundai Venue ARAI Mileage- 23.3kmpl
Ford Freestyle is equipped with the same 100hp, 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine, and 5-speed manual powertrain as in the EcoSport. The only BS6 diesel cross-hatch in its class, Freestyle has no competitor in this segment. The prices for the Freestyle diesel starts at 7.29 Lakh (ex-showroom India)
BS6 Ford Freestyle ARAI Mileage- 23.8kmpl
Ford Figo and Aspire are equipped with a BS6 1.5-liter diesel engine which is even better than the old 1-liter engine. Even with a 15kg difference in curb weights, both models have an identical ARAI mileage rating of 24.4kpl, which could be due to the different gearing (varied gear ratios) on the 5-speed manual. The prices for BS6 Ford Figo start from 6.86 Lakhs (Ex-showroom India) while the Aspire prices start from 7.49 Lakhs ( Ex-showroom India)
BS6 Ford Figo and Aspire ARAI Mileage- 24.4kmpl
Honda Amaze is equipped by a 100hp, 1.5-liter BS6 compliant diesel engine that is coupled with a 5-speed manual; it also comes with an optional CVT-automatic gearbox. The Amaze diesel-CVT has an ARAI mileage rating of 21kmpl, and lower output figures of 20hp/40Nm too. The Honda Amaze diesel is the second-most efficient compact sedan available to buy in the Indian market. The prices for the Honda Amaze BS6 diesel starts from Rs 7.56 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
BS6 Honda Amaze ARAI Mileage (Manual)- 24.7kmpl
BS6 Honda Amaze ARAI Mileage (Automatic)- 21kmpl
The diesel BS6 Hyundai Verna is equipped with a 115hp, 1.5-liter diesel engine, same as the one in the Creta. The Verna diesel manual variant delivers a mileage of 25kmpl while the smooth auto is in the range of 21.3kmpl. The top diesel Verna is priced at Rs 15.09 lakh (ex-showroom, India)
BS6 Hyundai Verna ARAI Mileage (Manual)- 25kmpl
BS6 Hyundai Verna ARAI Mileage (Automatic)- 21.3kmpl
The Grand i10 Nios is equipped with a three-cylinderBS6 compliant diesel engine that produces 75hp of power and comes with the 5-speed manual or an optional automatic AMT gearbox options. The Hyundai Grand i10 Nios diesel is one of the best diesel hatchbacks in its class, though it misses out on the title of most fuel-efficient hatchback by just 0.01kpl, in daily driving this number will hardly matter! The Grand i10 Nios diesel BS6 is priced from Rs 6.75 lakh to Rs 8.04 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
BS6 Hyundai Grand i10 Nios ARAI Mileage (Manual)- 25.1kmpl
Tata’s Altroz is a premium hatchback that delivers a whopping mileage of 25.11 kmpl as per ARAI. The Altroz comes equipped with a 90hp version of Tata’s 1.5-litre Revotorq engine mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Until the BS6 Honda Jazz diesel arrives, the Tata Altroz is the only diesel-powered premium hatchback in the market. The prices of Diesel Altroz ranges between 6.99 Lakh to 9.34 Lakh (ex-showroom, India).
BS6 Tata Altroz ARAI Mileage (Manual)- 25.11kmpl
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The most fuel-efficient BS6 car available in the Indian market, Hyundai Aura is equipped with a 1.2Liter diesel engine which produces 74hp of power and 190Nm of torque. Hyundai Aura replaced the long-running Hyundai Accent(Xcent) and is in direct competition with Maruti Dzire and Honda Amaze. The base diesel variant of Aura is priced at Rs. 7.74 lakh (ex-showroom, India) while the top-end Diesel variant costs Rs. 9.23 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
BS6 Hyundai Aura ARAI Mileage (Manual)- 25.35kmpl
BS6 Hyundai Aura ARAI Mileage (Automatic)- 25.40kmpl
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