Top Hyundai SUV Diesel Cars in India You Should Check Out

by Vivaan Khatri | 17/01/2021
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Here is the list of all Hyundai SUV diesel cars on offer in India. Hyundai can provide you with full options in different price ranges.

It is not a secret that the SUV segment is the hottest space in the market at this point. All of the car manufacturers are trying to extend their influence in the SUV market by introducing fresh and attractive SUV models. Hyundai, as the second-largest carmaker in India, also actively engages in the SUV market with a few appealing offers. At the moment, Hyundai is maintaining a range of four SUVs in India, namely, Hyundai Creta, Hyundai Venue, Hyundai Tucson and Hyundai Kona EV. With the exception of Kona EV, the rest of the SUVs range comes with both diesel and petrol engines.

As we all know, after the implementation of the BSVI emission standards, the market has witnessed serial discontinuations of diesel vehicles. The high cost of BSVI updates for diesel cars is considered the main reason for this inclination in the car market. Car brands like Maruti Suzuki and Renault stopped the production of all its diesel models. Some other car brands like Tata and Mahindra have discontinued the diesel variants on selected models. On the other hand, other carmakers including Hyundai decided to keep its diesel variants regardless. In the following, we will go through the list of all Hyundai SUV diesel models that are available in India.

Hyundai Creta

Hyundai Creta is the most successful SUV in Hyundai’s line-up. Last year, Hyundai Creta made an incredible comeback, reinforcing its unquestionable leading position in the market. 2020 Hyundai Creta comes with comprehensive updates from inside out.


The new Creta is equipped with a host of premium features including LED headlights and taillights, panoramic sunroof, power-adjustable driver seat, wireless charging, ventilated front seats, 7-inch semi-digital instrument cluster, and 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with various connectivity technologies.


Hyundai Creta is the best selling SUV on Hyundai's range

As for the powertrain options, Hyundai Creta is offered with three choices of engines including two petrol motors and one diesel unit. The petrol engine options are a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol (115PS/144Nm) and a 1.4-litre turbo petrol unit (140PS/242Nm). The only diesel engine is a 1.5-litre unit that makes 140 PS and 242 Nm. This sole diesel unit is offered with two transmission options, a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque convertor gearbox. While the 6-speed manual option is available across the range, the automatic option is available for the top-spec SX and SX (O) variants only.


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Hyundai Creta is rivalling against the Kia Seltos, Renault Captur, Nissan Kicks and more. Price of thís Hyundai SUV diesel ranges from Rs 9.99 lakh to Rs 17.31 lakh.

Hyundai Venue

Hyundai Venue was launched in 2019 in order to fill the empty space under the Creta in Hyundai’s SUV range. This SUV is currently taking on the likes of Maruti Brezza, Tata Nexon, Toyota Urban Cruiser, Ford EcoSport, Kia Sonet and more.


Hyundai Venue is one of the hottest models in the sub-four-meter SUV segment

At its early stage, the Venue successfully captured the attention of Indian buyers thanks to its generous feature list and attractive styling. After the initial responses cool off, the Hyundai Venue is not as hot as it was. However, Hyundai still remains a stable share in the segment despite the continuous arrival of newer vehicles in the market.

Hyundai’s sub-four-meter SUV is currently available with three engine options. There are two petrol engines, a 1.2-litre petrol (83PS/114Nm) and a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol unit (120PS/171Nm). The only diesel engine is the 1.5-litre diesel engine that makes a top power of 100 PS and maximum torque of 240 Nm. It is exclusively mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. There is no automatic gearbox option on offer.


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Hyundai Tucson

The last Hyundai SUV diesel model on this list is the Hyundai Tucson. Earlier this year, the Tucson facelift was launched. On its BSVI form, the full-sized SUV continues to be offered with the same diesel and petrol engines. Besides the required BSVI-compliant updates, the South Korean car manufacturer also discontinued the manual gearbox.


After the BSVI updates, the 2.0-litre petrol engine has seen a small drop in power output. This engine is now capable of making 152PS and 192 Nm. It carries forward the 6-speed automatic gearbox from the previous version. On the other hand, the diesel engine keeps the same state of tune with a top power of 185 PS and a maximum torque of 400 Nm. The diesel engine is mated to a new 8-speed automatic.


Hyundai Tucson is the flagship model on Hyundai's Indian line-up

Along with the mechanic updates, the Tucson facelift also welcomes various styling changes and feature enhancements. The Hyundai Tucson now comes with reshaped headlights, taillights, and tweaked front grille, revised bumper. On the inside, it is added with a free-standing unit with BlueLink connected car techs, Infinite audio system to name a few.

Hyundai Tucson diesel is now available in three variants, 2WD GL Opt, 2WD AT GLS, and 4WD AT GLS. These three variants are priced at Rs 24.35 lakh, Rs 25.56 lakh, and Rs 27.03 lakh, respectively. Hyundai Tucson is currently rivalling against the MG Hector, Jeep Compass, upcoming Citroen C5 Aircross, and Volkswagen Tiguan.

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