Here is our list of the cheapest BSVI diesel cars in India, which comprises Honda Amaze, Hyundai Grand i10 Nios and the Ford Figo family
The compliance with BSVI emission norms are making diesel motors so expensive that they are no longer a reasonable option for buyers of small vehicles. As a result, Maruti Suzuki has discontinued all its diesel cars while Tata Motors has put an end to diesel engine option on its entry-level offerings. Nevertheless, several other auto manufacturers continue to offer an oil burner on some of their cheapest BSVI models. These auto companies do realize that a demand for a diesel engine still exists from auto buyers who would not hesitate to invest some more to benefit from this type of engine’s tractability, higher fuel mileage and torque-y character.
Hyundai Grand i10 Nios
Being the third generation of the i10, the Grand i10 Nios was one of the most important launches of the Southern automaker in 2019. Currently, the hatchback receives its power from BSVI-compliant gasoline and diesel burners. The new diesel motor is a 1.2-litre 3-cyl unit which is the smallest oil burner in India and can generate 75 PS against 190 Nm. The transmission duties are undertaken by a 5-speed MT and a 5-speed AMT. The Hyundai Grand i10 Nios diesel is priced from INR 6.75 lakh to INR 8.04 lakh, which makes it the most affordable diesel car in the country.
Despite not being able to attain a great sales number like the first-gen Ford Figo, the second-gen model is undeniably a highly capable hatchback with great practicality and impressive performance. Ford India has decided to continue to manufacture the Figo diesel and upgrade the hatchback to make it BSVI-compliant. The diesel version of the new Figo keeps under its hood a BSVI version of the earlier 1.5-litre 4-cyl oil burner that can deliver 100 PS against 215 Nm and is mated to a 5-speed MT. Being priced from INR 6.86 lakh to INR 7.85 lakh, the Ford Figo is one of the most affordable diesel vehicles in India.
Although there are many fantastic cross-hatches available in the Indian auto market, this type of vehicles has never been as popular with the Indian auto users as its hatchback counterparts. The Ford Freestyle is a striking example. Based on the Ford Figo, the Ford Freestyle gets numerous aethestic improvements including a restyled grille, roof rails and body cladding, which offers the latter a rugged styling. The diesel version of the Ford Freestyle borrows the 1.5-litre 4-cyl oil burner from the Ford Figo. The Ford Freestyle diesel has a starting price of INR 7.34 lakh which goes up to INR 8.19 lakh*.
Thanks to its powerful diesel motor, the Ford Aspire is among the most fun-to-drive sub-four-metre sedans in the Indian auto market. The Aspire also borrows the 1.5-litre 4-cyl oil burner from the Figo with the same output figures and the same transmission option as well. The Ford Aspire diesel is priced in the range from INR 7.49 lakh to INR 8.34 lakh, which makes it one of the most affordable diesel cars in India.
Besides Hyundai and Ford, Honda also believes that a great demand for entry-level diesel vehicles is still available in India. This explains for its decision to continue to offer a diesel motor on the Honda Amaze, one of its most affordable models in the country. The diesel version of the sedan keeps under its hood a 1.5-litre 4-cyl oil burner which is available in two states of tunes: 100 PS against 200 Nm and 80 PS against 200 Nm. While the former is mated to a 5-speed MT, the latter is offered with a CVT. The Honda Amaze diesel is priced between INR 7.56 lakh and INR 9.96 lakh.
Above is a list of five cheapest BSVI diesel cars in India. Have you chosen your ideal one? Please share with us in the comment section below.