Diesel cars have come of age. They are no longer cumbersome and are almost as maintenance-free as their petrol siblings. Here is a look at the best diesel cars in India.
The Figo uses a 1.4-litre DuraTorq engine to produce 68 BHP and 160 Nm. This motor is very refined and offers excellent drive-ability.
The Swift has been a massive success with the diesel model bringing in most of the sales. It is powered by a 1.3-litre Multijet engine which produces 74 BHP and 190 Nm.
The Rapid's 1600cc engine produces 105 BHP of power and 250 Nm of torque. This along with the fantastic chassis makes the Rapid very entertaining to drive.
It might be a people mover but the Innova's 2.5-litre diesel powerplant is one of the best around. Producing 101 BHP and 200 Nm, the Innova is extremely comfortable in city and highway driving conditions.
The Cruze is the most powerful vehicle in its segment, producing 148 BHP and 327 Nm from its 2.0-litre engine. A more powerful version of the Cruze is scheduled for launch next month.
The new Fiesta's TDCi engine produces 90 BHP and 204 Nm that might not look much powerful, but the overall power delivery and economy is one of the best in the segment.
One of the most powerful diesel hatchbacks around, the i20's CRDi motor produces 90 BHP and 226 Nm. The engine is extremely refined and rev happy too.
Using a 2179cc mHawk140 engine, the XUV500 produces 140 BHP and 330 Nm. This kind of power makes the Cheetah prowl ahead with zest.
The Micra might not produce a lot of power with just 64 BHP and 160 Nm but the superb drive-ability and negligible turbo lag makes it one of the best diesel hatchbacks for the city.
The Laura's 2.0-litre TDI engine produces 140 BHP and 320 Nm. This engine is powerful as well as fuel efficient making it fun to drive, while being easy on the wallet.
One of the most underrated cars in India, the Fluence, uses a 1500cc diesel engine to produce 108 BHP and 240 Nm. The turbo whoosh and good performance are note worthy.
The Verna's 1600cc CRDi motor produces 126 BHP of power and 265 Nm of torque. This is extremely powerful for a car in this segment.