Upcoming Small Diesel Cars in India 2014 -15

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Upcoming Small Diesel Cars in India – The Year 2014 will see a host of new hatchback cars for diesel car lovers. We had seen the successful launch of Hyundai Grand i10 Diesel and the demand for the car is making Hyundai dealers smile. Honda is all set to launch the diesel version of Honda Jazz this year with Honda’s brilliant 1.5-litre i-DTEC engine that is currently doing duty in Honda Amaze.

There are news from Maruti Suzuki planning to launch a diesel version of their best selling Wagon R and Volkswagen coming up with UP.

last updated on 18-12-2017

Which is the Top Diesel Hatchback in India?

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The most surprising news is from Tata Motors who are on a mission to change their brand image and is coming up with cars having quality fit and finish. They have already revealed the new diesel hatchback Tata Bolt which is expected to be launched in the second half of 2014.

So let us wait and watch for all these launches.

Which is the Top Diesel Hatchback in India?

We will list here the hatchback cars for an average Indian whose budget is between 4.5 Lakhs to 8 Lakhs. The list is bit long as we have more cars competing in this space.

Name of car Pros Cons Mileage (city) Price (in lakhs)
Maruti swift

Decent Multi Jet peppy engine.Fun to drive.

Good ride and handling.

Tried and tested car

Decent average mileage.

Low maintenance cost and reliable Maruti service network.

Interiors are not roomy and have a small boot.Pricey and less on features compared to Hyundai Grand i10

Need a facelift

14.6km/lit 6 – 7.5
Hyundai Grand i10

Small efficient diesel engine.Spacious and Comfortable.

Rich Interiors and features.


Efficiency and Value for money

Hyundai service network.

Almost NoneDriving dynamics compared to Swift

Engine feels little underpowered.

21 5 – 6.5
Ford Figo

Finest Ride and Handling.Truly value for money.

Ideal for city drive.

Lacks outright performanceHigh Maintenance Cost compared to Maruti and Tata/Fiat Siblings 14 5 – 7
Chevrolet Beat

Distinctive Looks and styling.Small yet smart diesel engine.

Most fuel efficient diesel hatchback (25.4 Kmpl, as per ARAI standards)

Chevy promise: 3 year/1,00,000km warranty

Affordable Price

Average performance and lacks punch.Noisy at high speed

Small boot space.

14 5 – 7
Tata Indica Vista

Space and ComfortValue for Money

Fiat sourced engine as in Maruti Swift

Brand ImageAfter sales service

Small boot

14 4.6 – 6.6
Maruti Ritz

Refined Engine (same engine as in Maruti Swift).Better interior space than in Swift.

Driving comfort and feature rich


Low maintenance.

Fuel efficiency.

Maruti service network.

Resale value.

Small boot space 14 5 – 7
Toyota Etios Liva

SpaciousEasy to drive

Toyota Brand

Excellent Fuel efficiency

Easy Maintenance

Dull interiors 15 5.7 – 7
Nissan Micra

Easy to drive.Low running cost and Value for money.

Good features and equipments.

Best city car.

Distinctive styling

Fuel efficient

Seating,After sales service,

Resale value

15 5.96 – 6.20
Renault Pulse

Efficient K9K diesel engine.Spacious interiors.

Good features.

Good city car

Fuel efficiency

Similarity with Micra.After sales service.

Dull cabin.

Low rear seat

15 5 – 7
Hyundai i20

Great looksRefinement.

Spacious interiors.

Feature rich

Hyundai Service Network comes next to Maruti

Average performancePoor initial response


15 5 – 7.5


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