A few Indian automakers may be discontinuing their diesel models due to BS-VI emission norms, but not Hyundai. Thus, here's a list of diesel-powered Hyundai cars with high fuel efficiency.
When Hyundai entered the Indian auto market with the Santro in 1998, it didn’t expect to be so successful two decades later. The Santro helped the brand establish a strong foothold that it hasn’t let go of ever since. The Korean automaker is currently the leading exporter and the second-largest carmaker in India and its current product lineup consists of some of the most innovative and value-for-money vehicles. Though we associate Hyundai mostly with its feature-packed models, modern designs, and first in class technological innovations, the automaker also makes some of the most frugal cars. With BS-VI emission norms making automakers discontinue diesel cars from their lineup (Maruti Suzuki), Hyundai keeps on going strong. Today we have the list of top Hyundai diesel cars under Rs 10 lakh with the best mileage figures. Here they are -
Hyundai launched the Aura compact sedan as a successor to the Xcent in a bid to give a strong fight to the Maruti Dzire and Honda Amaze. The compact sedan is based on the Grand i10 Nios platform and derives the same set of features and powertrain options. The most exciting USP of the Aura is its diesel engine which makes it the most frugal Hyundai car with 25.4 kmpl diesel mileage. In terms of its design, the car gets a twin-boomerang style DRLs, projector-type headlamps, coupe-like styling, 15-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels and LED tail lamps with a 3-dimensional outer lens. Prices for the Hyundai Aura start at Rs. 5.79 lakh.
Hyundai recently introduced the i20 as an all-new model and successor to the Elite i20. The i20 has been one of the best performing premium hatchbacks in the country and competes against the likes of Maruti Baleno, Honda Jazz and Volkswagen Polo. The new model promises an even better package, with features like a wireless charger, sunroof, BlueLink connected technology, cruise control and more. Design-wise, the new Hyundai i20 is based on the new Fluidic design language, similar to the Elantra and Verna. Its diesel engine offers fuel efficiency of 25.2 kmpl. Prices for the new i20 start at Rs 6.79 lakh.
Hyundai Grand i10 Nios
Mileage - 25.1 kmpl
The Hyundai Grand i10 Nios is a popular hatchback on which the Aura is based, and gets similar engine options. However, while the Aura offers 25.4 kmpl mileage, the Nios offers 25.1 kmpl of fuel efficiency. The Grand i10 Nios has managed to create a strong brand identity and ranks in the top 10 most-sold cars of India list, thanks to features like a wireless phone charger, 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Car Play; along with an Arkamys premium sound system and much more. Prices for the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios start at Rs 5 lakh.
Mileage - 23.3 kmpl
Next on our list is the Hyundai Venue. It was launched as the brand’s first compact SUV in India and also the first SUV to get connected car technology called BlueLink. Later, Venue also became the first one to get the iMT (intelligent manual transmission) in India, beating sister-concern Kia Sonet to the punch. Since its launch, the Venue has garnered an impressive response in the domestic market and a major chunk of its sales comes from the popular 1.0-litre turbo-petrol variant. Its diesel engine, though, is capable of offering a decent 23.3 kmpl mileage. Prices for the Hyundai Venue start at Rs 6.75 lakh.
Last on our list is the country's best selling SUV – the Hyundai Creta. Despite its size and powerful engine options, the Creta offers a mileage of 21.4 kmpl, one of the highest mileage numbers in the country. Ever since it was launched in March 2020, despite the market slump, Creta has been garnering a massive response from the market to a tune that it has become most sold SUV for many months in a row. The Hyundai Creta's prices start at Rs 9.99 lakh in the Indian market. It goes up against the likes of the Kia Seltos, Tata Harrier and MG Hector.
* Do note all prices mentioned here are ex-showroom.