Best Of 5 Series: 5 Most Fuel Efficient Diesel Hatchbacks (Part III)
if you are looking for fuel efficient diesel hatchbacks then look no further
If you have gone through our part II of the best of 5 series list of articles then you will surely find some common cars here in this article as well.
Fuel efficiency has always been the top priority of Indian customers when it comes to buying Automobiles. The Term "Kitna Deti Hai" is common now for almost all the Automobile buyers who have also prompted the Automakers doing their bit in making their present as well as future products as much fuel efficient as they can.
When we talk about Indian Auto market, we speak of budget and economical cars meant for average Indian buyers. Hatchbacks have always been an important part and parcel of average budget frenzy Indian car buyers and why they won’t be? Let’s face the facts here they are compact, easily manoeuvrable in City traffic, not hard to maintain so there you have it.
Now is it worth buying a diesel hatchback in today’s Indian market where the petrol and diesel prices have almost levelled. The answer is WHY NOT? Do not forget the fact that the diesel vehicles still definitely are more fuel efficient than the petrol cars and although the prices of the fuel have gone up Diesel is still cheaper than fuel by some amount.
So keeping all those facts aside now let us dig straight into our topic here which says 5 most fuel efficient Budget hatchbacks.
Tata surely looks like they have played their cards right this time. The Tiago no doubt is one of the most popular budget hatchbacks that Tata has launched in recent times. The Tiago hatchback has been launched with both petrol and diesel drivetrain options. The petrol gets the 1.2 Litre Revotron 3 cylinder unit the diesel variant, on the other hand, gets the 1.05 Litre Revotorq diesel unit which although is slightly less powerful compared to its rivals but inevitably shines when it comes to fuel efficiency figures. The 1.05 Litre 3 cylinder diesel unit churns out about 69 Bhp of peak power and 140 Nm of torque. The engine paired to a 5-speed manual transmission promises to return impressive overall fuel efficiency figures of 27.28 kmpl to a litre of fuel.
The Tiago also happens to be the cheapest diesel hatchback you can but in India today.
The Swift hatchback is another big contender in the Fuel efficient Diesel hatchback category. This car is the first choice for Indian customers when it comes to choosing a fuel efficient and affordable hatchback. The diesel variant of the Swift hatchback is powered by the tried and tested 1.3 Litre DDiS unit. This 4 cylinder unit is coupled to a 5-speed manual transmission and promises to return around 25.2 kmpl.
Now there is some more good news for the Swift fans of India Maruti also has plans to introduce the next generation Swift in India as well which are lighter because it underpins a new lightweight platform thus expect the new generation, Swift, to be even more fuel efficient as well.
Ford seriously mesmerised their Indian fans when they introduced the next generation Figo hatchback in India. The new-gen Figo looked nothing like its predecessor; it not only looked good but also gets 3 engine options under its hood. The diesel variant of the new Ford gets the 1.5 Litre TDCi, 4 cylinder unit which was capable of producing about 99BHp of peak power and 215 Nm of torque. This engine is paired to a 5-speed manual transmission promises to return around 25.83 km to a litre of fuel.
Although, people like to call it a Crossover but still the Ignis is a hatchback under the skin. The Ignis is sold through Maruti’s premium Nexa dealerships and is the next generation products from Maruti. The Ignis gets the same 1.3 Litre, 4 cylinder DDIs diesel unit which is capable of producing about 74 Bhp of peak power and 190 Nm of torque. The engine paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox while there is also an optional AMT transmission on offer as well.The diesel engine promises to return an impressive claimed fuel efficiency figures of 26.80 km to a litre of diesel.
The last car in our countdown today is definitely from the house of Honda. The new generation Jazz no doubt is one of the big contenders amongst the Indian premium hatchback customers. This car is well known for its interior space and the new features. However, what else helps in attracting the attention of the client towards this hatchback is its diesel drivetrain. That’s right; Honda uses the same 1.5 Litre DOHC i-DTEC diesel motor which is capable of producing about 99 Bhp of peak power and 200 Nm of torque. The engine paired with a six-speed manual unit. The hatchback claims to return impressive overall fuel efficiency figures of 27.3 Km to a litre of fuel which is quite impressive. Also, don’t forget that this is the same diesel drivetrain which powers some other popular Honda cars in India as well.