Top 5 Best Selling Diesel hatchback Cars in India [2012]

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Diesel cars have become the foremost choice among car buyers. The main reason for the popularity of these diesel cars is cost factor. They offer amazing fuel efficiency that too by using comparatively inexpensive fuel. Plus, they provide impressive performance, reduced emission and best comfort features. With the increasing demand of diesel cars, all car manufacturers are forced to bring diesel variants in the market. Hence, the market is being flooded with varieties of diesel cars. If you are getting confused in deciding which diesel car to buy, then take a look on the list given below. The list includes five best selling diesel hatchback cars. These cars are the most popular diesel cars in the Indian auto-market that are perfect blend of style, power and performance.

Top 5 Best Selling Diesel hatchback Cars in India [2012]

1, Volkswagen Polo

Volkswagen Polo is one of the most popular Volkswagen models in India. This hatchback is offered in four diesel variants and the price ranges from Rs. 5.80 lakhs to Rs. 7.37 lakhs. All three variants offer great mileage and good performance along with impressive comfy features. The 1.2 litre diesel engine with 3 cylinders in line gives remarkable fuel efficiency to about 22.07 kmpl. The engine can provide maximum power of 74bhp, which is undoubtedly impressive. The powerful braking system and electric power steering along with outstanding suspension system make the Volkswagen Polo Diesel variant a perfect car for riding. Interior of cars is equally impressive with all basic comfort features including comfortable seats, power windows, CD/Mp3/Am/Fm radio player, air conditioning system with heater, and plenty of luggage storage capacity. Other features include fog lamps, anti lock braking system, central locking system, airbags for the driver & front co-passenger, and lots more. The only disadvantage of these cars is high maintenance.

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2, Chevrolet Beat TCDi

Chevrolet Beat Diesel cars are very popular for its trendy look and comfort features. The Beat Diesel models are available in four variants in a price range of Rs 4.29 lakhs to Rs 5.45 lakhs. All four diesel variants are powered by a 1.0 litre 936cc TCDi diesel engine, which is said to be the smallest diesel engine that India has till the date. The super advanced engine helps in providing super smooth and quite ride. The engine also gives a fuel economy of about 20 to 24 kmpl. Interior of Beat Diesel models has all those comfy features that you wish for. The car comes with a cool digital instrument cluster fixed on the steering column. The 60:40 split-folding rear seats along with cushion folding offers ample boot storage space and flexible seating options. Plus, there is an In-dash music system with integrated speakers. Other features include power steering, air condition & heater, central locking system, rear defogger, Anti-Lock braking system, rear wiper with washer, rear-view mirrors and many more.

3, Ford Figo 1.4 Duratorq

Ford Figo diesel cars are very good looking cars that are packed with lots of features. In total, there are five Ford Figo diesel variants available in the market. The price ranges from Rs 4.88 lakhs to Rs 6.06 lakhs. All diesel variants are powered by 1.4L 69 bhp Duratorq Diesel Engine. With this powerful engine, the car offers quite impressive fuel economy of 14.5 kmpl in the city and up to 18.5 kmpl on the highways. It can accelerate to a speed of 100 kmph in just 16 seconds. The interior has been designed very stylishly. In the high end models, the dashboard consists of the instrumentation panel and the advanced stereo system. For enhanced audio experience, Ford has incorporated 4 speakers in the front and the rear of car. The person sitting on the rear seat can also easily operate the audio system with a remote control. The audio system also enables the occupants to access basic phone features like SMS notification, Call Logs, Phonebook, Call Hold, Call Logs, Privacy Mode, and audio streaming.

4, Maruti Suzuki Swift DDiS

Maruti Suzuki Swift DDiS diesel cars are one of the best selling hatchbacks in the Indian market. The Swift diesel cars come in three variants in the price range of Rs. 5.27 lakhs to Rs. 6.47 lakhs. Under the hood, all diesel variants have a 1.3 litre DDiS engine coupled with a 5-speed manual transmission. The engine provides an output power of 75 PS and maximum torque of 190 NM. Moreover, the engine also offers fuel efficiency of 22.9 kmpl. The diesel variants come with a 6 layer polymer based fuel tank rather than the usual metal fuel tank, which makes the car much lighter. In addition to the main safety features like dual airbags and ABS-EBD, the top end variants also include features such as keyless entry with Security alarm, electric ORVMs with Indicators, power windows, central locking, body colored ORVMs, day night in-cabin mirror, auto AC, integrated audio system with six speakers, etc.

5, Renault Pulse

If you are looking for a diesel hatchback with sporty look, then Renault Pulse is the perfect choice. The car with sporty design is packed with several amazing advanced features. They are available in four diesel variants in a price range of Rs. 6.10 lakhs to Rs. 6.76 lakhs. The most appealing feature is the smart access key with which one can open and start the car by simply pressing a button. Another interesting feature is the auto folding wing mirrors. By setting the mirrors to auto mode, the mirrors will open up automatically when you start the car and similarly it will auto fold on switching off the car. The car features a 1.5 dCi diesel engine, which is a perfect blend of performance and efficiency. The engine delivers a splendid mileage of 19.4 kmpl in cities and 23.8 kmpl on highways. Additional features include air conditioning system, power steering, power windows, central locking system, audio/MP3 player, high mounted stop lamp, and child proof rear door locks.

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