Best BS6 Diesel Cars in India 2020 – Tata Altroz to Hyundai Verna

by Harish Kumar | 27/04/2020
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From the Tata Altroz, Hyundai Verna, Kia Seltos to Hyundai Venue, here is the list of best BS6 diesel cars in India 2020.

Amid the nationwide lockdown due to the ongoing unfavouable situation, India has moved to the new BSVI emission norms on April 1, 2020. We all know, the BSVI norms are stringent and it does need a huge investment to upgrade diesel engines to become BS6-compliant. In fact, various auto giants like Maruti Suzuki, Volkswagen chose to phase out their diesel mills from the lineups ahead of the April 1, 2020 deadline. In the meanwhile, some companies who do not wish to give up on their diesel cars have decided to take on the challenge and brings them in line with the new emission norms. If you are eyeing to buy a new diesel car conformed to the new norms, here is the list of best BS6 diesel cars in India 2020.

1. Tata Altroz

Being one of the biggest car launches of Tata Motors in early this year, Tata Altroz perfectly starts off the list of best BS6 diesel cars in India 2020. When the Tata 45X Concept took off its cover at the Auto Expo 2018, people were all looking forward to the arrival of the production-spec car which is expected to be stylish on the exterior, well-loaded in the cabin and punchy on the roads. Fortunately, the Tata Altroz comes with all similar traits.

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The major highlight on the Tata Altroz’s performance is its BS6-compliant 1.5-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged Revotorq diesel engine delivering 90 BHP of max power and 200 Nm of peak torque that looks even better than the segment leader Baleno on paper. The Altroz is titled as the golds of standard hatchbacks in India then.


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2. Hyundai Grand i10 Nios

The next car in the list of best BS6 diesel cars in India is the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios. Combined with the Hyundai Venue, the arrival of Grand i10 Nios have spearheaded the company’s significant growth in terms of sales that comes at a time when the domestic market is hit by a massive slowdown.

hyundai grand i10 nios front three quarters

Coming in the shape of a revolutionary i10, the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios is launched with a BS6-ready 1.2-litre U2 CRDi diesel engine that propels 75 PS and 190 Nm of torque. The small hatchback offers both manual and automatic transmission. Other highlights on the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios include modern design, spacious cabin packed with segment-first features, good ride and handling quality and more.

3. Hyundai Venue

Hyundai has made a successful entrance to the sub-four-metre SUV in India last year with the Venue. However, it’s until February 2020 that Hyundai brought in the BS6-compliant Hyundai Venue diesel to the Indian market. The Venue now comes with a 1.5-litre U2 CRDi oil engine, of course, in the BSVI form, which is seen on the Kia Seltos or even the new-gen Hyundai Creta sibling.

hyundai venue front three quarters red colour

The BS6 Hyundai Venue diesel is capable of generating a healthy power of 98.6 BHP at 4,000 rpm and 240 Nm of peak torque at 1,500 – 2,750 rpm. Apart from the potent oil burner, the Hyundai Venue is appreciated for its feature-laden cabin, decent fuel efficiency along with the high level of safety it offers on the drive.


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That said, the Hyundai Venue BS6 diesel can deliver a fuel economy rating of 23.3 km per litre. With the old king, Maruti Vitara Brezza losing its diesel burner, the BS6 Hyundai Venue diesel certainly comes as a decent competitor that gives great advantages to the ones who can’t do anything without a diesel.

4. Kia Seltos

If you are in the market for a good BS6 diesel car in India and a fan of mid-sized SUV at the same time, Kia Seltos should top off your list of choices. Kia Seltos first came to us in 2019 and quickly becomes the biggest blockbuster in the SUV segment of India for quite a long time now. Understandably, Kia Seltos can make it to our compilation of best BS6 diesel cars in India 2020.

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While offering a range of three BS6 engine options, the Kia Seltos’s 1.5-litre diesel unit is a terrific option that buyers are giving good compliments. The Kia Seltos BS6 diesel can produce a bit more power than the Venue, being 115 PS of maximum power and 250 Nm of peak torque. Other than that, Kia Seltos also offers stylish design, feature-rich and well-connected cabin along with very attractive pricing.


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5. Hyundai Verna

SUVs and hatchbacks aside, let’s take a look at the Verna executive sedan that is also a prominent car in our list of best BS6 diesel cars in India 2020. Hyundai introduces the updated Verna amid the major lockdown caused by the global health crisis but the sedan still manages to grab enough attention from the car fanatics in the country.

hyundai verna front three quarters

2020 Hyundai Verna comes in a choice of a 1.5-litre diesel engine sourced from the new Creta or Seltos and surely, it complies with the stringent BSVI emission norms. Yes, we’re talking about a sedan with an SUV’s heart. While producing 115 BHP of power and 250 Nm of torque, the Verna diesel comes paired with a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic transmission.


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Another big highlight to the Hyundai Verna facelift is the introduction of Hyundai’s BlueLink technology which created a bang with the Hyundai Venue before. The new Verna also sports a sportier and more modern styling, in line with the Sensuous Sportiness design ethos that enhances the sedan’s visual attractiveness to a new level.

Are you still wondering what to go for between BS4 and BS6 cars? Or are you planning to buy a used diesel car for sale with hot deals in India? Kindly find the best solutions by staying updated with IndianAuto.

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