A diesel engine is a preference of many car enthusiasts over a petrol engine. There are several reasons for it, and the first one is the prices of diesel and petrol. The initial cost of diesel cars is higher than petrol engines, but their per km cost is significantly less than petrol engines. There are other factors also which come into play due to which the overall benefits reduce.
So, if you are planning to buy a diesel car, here are the best diesel cars in India under 10 lakh.
The first one on the list is from Tata Motors, a company renowned for its durable products. Tata Nexon is a sub-4-meter compact SUV. It has every feature one would look up to. It is high in style and offers a spacious cabin and impressive comfort. On offer are both petrol and diesel variants.
Talking about the features of the top diesel model of the Tata Nexon, it has power steering, power windows, heater, automatic climate control, and remote horn and light control. Moreover, it has seat lumbar support, cruise control, find my car location, and voice control.
In terms of safety features, it has an anti-lock braking system, anti-theft alarm, brake assist, impact beams, door Ajar warning, traction control, and tire pressure monitor.
Further on the list, it has some premium features like an umbrella holder in front seats, a lane change indicator, smart access card entry, and real-time vehicle tracking.
Honda Amaze is the first diesel model of this car manufacturer for the Indian market. Recently it got some fresh cosmetic updates. It is one of the best sedans that offer diesel engines under Rs. 10 lakh. It has four diesel engines on offer. The new Honda Amaze facelift model has features that include Chrome inserts in the front grille and front bumper, LED headlights with LED DRLs, C-shaped LED taillight, dual-tone alloy wheels, chrome door handles, and a few more.
The Honda Amaze facelift version packs updated features like Chrome surrounds for AC vents and satin silver inserts for the dashboard, door trims, and steering wheel.
Moving on to the general features, it has automatic climate control, seat lumbar support, and steering wheel gearshift paddles.
Moving onto safety features, it has an anti-lock braking system, day and night rearview mirror, crash sensor, and engine immobilizer. In terms of premium features, it has a smart access card entry, hands-free tailgate, dust and pollen filter, cruising range display, and more.
Kia Sonet is a compact SUV and the third model of Kia Motors in the Indian market. Kia Sonet is more a compact version of its very successful Kia Seltos. It offers various best in segment features like ventilated front seats, ambient lighting, Bose surround sound system and more. It has 11 diesel engine variants available in either manual or automatic transmission.
Kia Sonet offers best-in-class features such as air purifiers with advanced filtration, Smart Access Card Entry, battery saver, leather seats, and driving experience control eco.
In terms of general features, it has power steering, power windows, automatic climate control, remote engine start/stop, and seat lumbar support.
Moreover, it has cruise control, 3-drive modes, a leather-wrapped shift selector, and a driving rearview monitor.
Moving onto its safety features, it has an anti-lock braking system, brake assist, central locking, child safety locks, and six airbags. Apart from these features, it also has a day and night auto rearview mirror, door Ajar warning, impact beams, and tire pressure monitor.
A few more safety features include traction control, vehicle stability control system, crash sensor, engine immobilizer, and follow me home headlamps.
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Hyundai Venue is a 5-seater compact SUV and looks like a scaled-down Hyundai Creta. It has nearly every feature that makes it one of the best SUVs in the segment. It is available in 3 engine options and both automatic and manual transmission. Hyundai venue has 19 variants across four trims and seven color options.
The top diesel variant offers best in segment features such as an all-black interior, dual-tone contrast stitching, blue link smartphone application connection, and wireless charging.
Adding on to the general features, it has automatic climate control, vanity mirror, seat lumbar support, and cruise control.
It also has a Smart Access Card entry, engine start/stop button, voice control, battery saver, and lane change indicator.
Its interior features leather seats, fabric upholstery, tachometer, leather-wrap gear shift selector, metal pedals, and a few more.
Apart from all these features, it also has a rear window defogger, moonroof, chrome grille, and roof rail.
In terms of safety features, it has an anti-lock braking system, central locking, an anti-theft alarm, six airbags, and a day and night rearview mirror.
A few more safety features include a tire pressure monitor, vehicle stability control system, crash sensor, engine immobilizer, and electronic stability control.
Another Tata on the list; this one is a premium hatchback from Tata Motors. Tata Altroz is the first model of Tata to be built on the ALFA platform. It has aggressive features and stylings like upshift Windows, black embellishment at the grille, windows, and boot.
It offers one petrol and one diesel engine with only manual transmission. It is available in a total of 20 variants.
Tata Altroz equips some best-in-class features such as a floating touch screen for a better view, 8-speakers surround sound system, 7-inch digital instrument cluster, and Hinglish voice command.
In terms of general features, it has power steering, power windows, automatic climate control, seat lumbar support, and cruise control.
Moreover, it has an engine start/stop button, keyless entry, gear shift indicator, lane change indicator, and tailgate Ajar.
In terms of safety features, it has an anti-lock braking system, central locking, anti-theft alarm, dual airbags, day-night rearview mirror, and door Ajar warning.
A few more safety features include an engine immobilizer, crash sensor, and reverse parking camera.
In terms of premium features, it has find my car location, real-time vehicle tracking, smart access card entry, and 90-degree opening doors.
All these are power-packed diesel cars available in India in 2021. They all offer different and best in segment features. If you are planning to buy a new diesel engine car, then this read is for you.