Top-5 diesel sedans in India

Top-5 diesel sedans in India

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1.Hyundai Verna

 

Hyundai has recently launched the facelift version of its very successful mid-sized sedan, the Hyundai Verna. It has received an even better feature list and an as usual flavor of attractive design. On offer are six engine options and is available in 12 variants.

 

Price of Hyundai Verna

 

  • The base (diesel) variant of the Hyundai Verna comes at a price tag of Rs. 10.89 lakh 
  • The top (diesel) variant of the Hyundai Verna comes at a price tag of Rs. 15.32 lakh

 

Features of Hyundai Verna (top model diesel)

 

With the launch of its facelift version, it has some more aesthetic changes and equips modern technology. This facelift version is more inclined towards sportier looks.

Moving onto the key features, it has a digital instrument cluster, ventilated front seats, an 8-inch infotainment screen, and automatic climate control.

Moreover, it has power windows, cruise control, a Smart Access Card entry, and an engine start/stop button. Some other features are lane change indicators, air curtain, front map lamp, and clutch footrest. 

In terms of safety, it has an anti-lock braking system, child safety locks, 6-airbags, a pressure monitor, engine immobilizer, emergency stop signal, and curtain airbags.

A few premium features include impact sensing door unlock, hill assist, ISOFIX child seat mounts, speed sensing auto door lock, speed alert, and burglar alarm.

 

Specifications of Hyundai Verna

 

  • Engine Type: 1.5L U2 CRDi
  • Engine capacity: 1493cc
  • Max power: 113.42 bhp @ 4000 rpm
  • Peak torque: 250.06 Nm @ 1500-2700 rpm
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic with a turbocharger
  • Drive Type: Front-wheel drive
  • Mileage: 21.3 Kmpl
  • Fuel tank capacity: 45L
  • Front suspension: McPherson strut with coil spring
  • Rear suspension: Coupled torsion beam axle
  • Front brake: Disc
  • Rear brake: Drum
  • Boot space: 480L

 

2.Honda City

 

Honda City is one of the most popular sedans in the Indian market. One reason for it being on this list is its timely updates. Like its competitors, Honda city has also got a leading update in its features and a brand new variant. It is available in 9-variants and offers both petrol and diesel engine with automatic and manual transmission.

 

Price of Honda City (diesel variant)

 

  • The base variant of Honda City comes with a price tag of Rs. 12.76 lakh
  • The top variant of Honda City comes with a price tag of Rs. 15.11 lakh.

 

Features of Honda City

 

Honda City has received some premium and best-in-the-class features with its facelift version, such as Amazon Alexa compatibility, lane watch camera, and a 7-inch driver’s display.

Key features include air quality control, seat lumbar support, cruise control, Voice control, and a hands-free tailgate. Moreover, it has a rear curtain, lane change indicator, leather seats, and an outside temperature display.

Moving onto the safety features, it has child safety locks, 6-airbags, traction control, tire pressure monitor, vehicle stability control system, and engine immobilizer. 

 

Specifications of Honda City

 

  • Engine Type: 1.5L i-DTEC DOHC engine
  • Engine capacity: 1498cc
  • Max power: 97.89 bhp @ 3600 rpm
  • Peak torque: 200 Nm @ 1750 rpm
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual
  • Drive Type: front wheel drive
  • Mileage: 24.1 Kmpl
  • Fuel tank capacity: 40L
  • Front suspension: McPherson strut with coil spring
  • Rear suspension: Torsion beam with coil spring
  • Front brake: ventilated disc
  • Rear brake: drum
  • Boot space: 506L

 

3.Ford Aspire

 

Ford Aspire is a sub-4-meter compact sedan from Ford Motors. The facelift version has enhanced Aspire’s look, yet it does not perform much in the segment. It is available in two trims: Titanium and Titanium plus. On the offer is one diesel and petrol engine with only 5-speed manual transmission.

 

Price of Ford Aspire

 

  • The base variant (diesel) of Ford Aspire comes with a price tag of Rs.8.38 lakh.
  • The top variant (diesel) of Ford Aspire comes with a price tag of Rs. 8.73 lakh.

 

Features of Ford Aspire

 

Being Ford, you can expect it to offer some best in segment features like side curtain airbags, 6.5-inch infotainment touch screen, and emergency assist.

Heading onto the general features, it has automatic climate control, seat lumbar support, a navigation system, and keyless entry. Moreover, it has a gear shift indicator, fabric upholstery, and distance to empty warming.

Its exterior has a rear window defogger, chrome grille, and variable intermittent front wipers. In terms of safety features, it has an anti-lock braking system, anti-theft alarm, 6-airbags, engine immobilizer, and crash sensor.

 

Specifications of Ford Aspire

 

  • Engine Type: TDCi diesel engine
  • Engine capacity: 1499cc
  • Max power: 98.96 bhp @ 3750 rpm
  • Peak torque: 215 Nm @ 1750-2500 rpm 
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual with a turbocharger
  • Drive Type: front wheel drive
  • Mileage: 24.4 Kmpl
  • Fuel tank capacity: 40L
  • Front suspension: Independent McPherson
  • Rear suspension: Semi-independent twist beam
  • Front brake: ventilated disc
  • Rear brake: drum
  • Boot space: 359L

 

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4.Hyundai Aura

 

Another sub-4-meter sedan on the list is from Hyundai. Hyundai Aura packs all the features that a sub-4-meter sedan should have. Although it is not as successful as its competitors, it has enough going to make its sales boost. It is available in five trims and three engine options. 

 

Price of Hyundai Aura (diesel variant)

 

  • The base variant of Hyundai Aura comes with a price tag of Rs.7.91 lakh.
  • The top variant of Hyundai Aura comes with a price tag of Rs.9.36 lakh.

 

Features of Hyundai Aura

 

Segment’s best features of Aura include wireless charging and an 8-inch touchscreen.

In terms of comfort, it has automatic climate control, a vanity mirror, seat lumbar support, and a Smart Access card entry. 

In its interior, it has a tachometer, dual-tone dashboard, and dual tripmeter. Its exterior features front fog lights, rear window defogger, rear spoiler, and LED DRLs. 

In terms of safety features, it has an anti-lock braking system, power door locks, dual airbags, engine immobilizer, and crash sensor.

 

Specifications of Hyundai Aura

 

  • Engine Type: 1.2L U2 CRDi
  • Engine capacity: 1186 cc
  • Max power: 73.97 bhp @ 4000 rpm
  • Peak torque: 190.2 Nm @ 1750-2250 rpm
  • Transmission: 5-speed automatic with a turbocharger
  • Drive Type: front wheel drive
  • Mileage: 25.4 Kmpl
  • Fuel tank capacity: 37L
  • Front suspension: McPherson strut
  • Rear suspension: Coupled torsion beam axle
  • Front brake: disc
  • Rear brake: drum 
  • Boot space: 402L

 

5.Hyundai Elantra

 

The last one on the list is a premium sedan by Hyundai Motors.

It is also the most premium sedan by Hyundai Motors. It has a cutting-edge design and offers more space and luxury than any other sedan by Hyundai Motors. It is available in five variants with both petrol and diesel engines and an option to choose from a manual or automatic transmission.

 

Price of Hyundai Elantra (diesel variant)

 

  • The base variant of the Hyundai Elantra comes with a price tag of Rs.18.88 lakh.
  • The top variant of the Hyundai Elantra comes with a price tag of Rs. 21.13 lakh.

 

Features of Hyundai Elantra

 

Being a premium SUV, Hyundai Elantra has premium features like a wireless charger, ventilated seats, and a blue link connection. In the list are two-zone automatic climate control, remote horn, and light control, find my car location, and the engine start/stop button. Moreover, it has hands free tailgate, battery saver, 4-drive modes, and a 10-way adjustable driver seat.

Its interior has leather seats, leather wrap gear-shift selector, driving experience control eco, and silver finish inside door handles. 

Moving onto the exterior, it has tinted glass, rear window defogger, sunroof, moonroof, and heated wing mirror.

In terms of safety features, it has six airbags, child safety locks, an anti-lock braking system, tire pressure monitor, and vehicle stability control eco.

 

Specifications of Hyundai Elantra

 

  • Engine Type: 1.5L U2 diesel
  • Engine capacity: 1493cc
  • Max power: 113.42 bhp @ 4000 rpm
  • Peak torque: 250 Nm @ 1500 rpm
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic with a turbocharger
  • Drive Type: front wheel drive
  • Mileage: 14.62 Kmpl
  • Fuel tank capacity: 50L
  • Front suspension: McPherson strut
  • Rear suspension: Coupled torsion beam axle
  • Front brake: disc
  • Rear brake: disc
  • Boot space: 420L

 

Conclusion

 

These are some of the best diesel sedans in India in 2021. If you are thinking of buying a new diesel sedan, this read will help you choose the best one. All these sedans offer competitive features, specifications, mileage, and price. If the price is no bar, then there are even better diesel sedans available in India.

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