BIKES MOBILE PHONES CARS SCOOTERSMy Parking Login RegisterIND USA


Top 10 Diesel Hatchback Cars in India

Following cars list in the tabulation of entry level diesel hatchbacks. All 10 cars are ranked, comparing their price tag, mileage, power, space, comfort, maintenance cost, looks, resale value, specifications, features, popularity and value for money, after a long research.

1. Ford Figo
The most efficient car in India among Diesel Hatchbacks comparing all conditions mentioned above. Remember it's a powerful 1.4L engined car, which comes in an uncompromising price tag.

Ford Figo

Technical Specifications of Ford Figo
Engine1399cc, 8V SOHC engine
Maximum Power68 bhp @ 4000 rpm
Maximum Torque160 Nm @ 2000 rpm
Overall Length3795 mm
Overall Width1680 mm
Overall Height1427 mm
Wheel Base2489 mm
Ground Clearance168 m
Boot Space284 Litre
Mileage20 kmpl (ARAI Certified), 19 kmpl (Highway), 15 kmpl (City) & 16 kpml (Overall)
PriceRs. 4,86,412 - Rs. 6,03,055 (Ex-Showroom)


Pros
Spacious, powerful engine, value for money, comfortable, economical, good resale value and low maintenance.

Cons
It could have come in better looks.


2. Tata Indica Vista
The Sedan Class car. Tata always brings machines as cheaper as possible. Doesn't care the brand value of being Tata since it's the most Value For Money car in the entry level diesel hatchback class after Indica V2.

Tata Indica Vista

Technical Specifications of Tata Indica Vista
Engine1248 cc engine
Maximum Power73.9 bhp @ 4000rpm
Maximum Torque190 Nm @ 1750-3000 rpm
Overall Length3795 mm
Overall Width1695 mm
Overall Height1550 mm
Wheel Base2470 mm
Ground Clearance165 m
Boot Space232 Litre
Mileage22.3 kmpl (ARAI Certified), 22 kmpl (Highway), 17 kmpl (City) & 18 kmpl (Overall)
PriceRs. 4,64,551 - Rs. 6,49,269 (Ex-Showroom)


Pros
Spacious, value for money, powerful engine, comfortable, and economical.

Cons
Low quality, high maintenance after 3-5 years and no good resale value.


3. Chevrolet Beat
Certainly cutest among the Indian hatchbacks. Know for its attractive design.

Chevrolet Beat

Technical Specifications of Chevrolet Beat
Engine936 cc, 1.0 XSDE Smartech Diesel Engine
Maximum Power57.6 bhp @ 4000 rpm
Maximum Torque150 Nm @ 1750 rpm
Overall Length3640 mm
Overall Width1595 mm
Overall Height1520 mm
Wheel Base2375 mm
Ground Clearance175 m
Boot Space170 Litre
Mileage25.44 kmpl (ARAI Certified), 23 kmpl (Highway), 19 kmpl (City) & 20 kmpl (Overall)
PriceRs. 4,59,700 - Rs. 5,79,615 (Ex-Showroom)


Pros
Looks cute, value for money, easily drivable in city, extended warranty period and very economical.

Cons
Least powerful is one of the major reason of its failure rather than being a huge success, no resale value, insufficient space and too congested luggage space.


4. Hyundai i20
One of the most featured hatchbacks. Blessed with vivid specifications and configurations, which make the i20 a value for money car.

Hyundai i20

Technical Specifications of Hyundai i20
Engine1396cc Diesel Engine
Maximum Power88.7 bhp @4 000 rpm
Maximum Torque219.6 Nm @1500-2750 rpm
Overall Length3995 mm
Overall Width1710 mm
Overall Height1505 mm
Wheel Base2525 mm
Ground Clearance165 m
Boot Space295 Litre
Mileage21.9 kmpl (ARAI Certified), 20 kmpl (Highway), 18 kmpl (City) & 19 kmpl (Overall)
PriceRs. 6,25,401 - Rs. 7,80,176 (Ex-Showroom)


Pros
Powerful, the most spacious boot in its class, great Fluidic design, value for money, economical, low maintenance and good resale value.

Cons
A bit over priced.


5. Maruti Suzuki Swift
Of course, the most wanted hatcback in India. Its looks great and stylish. The upgraded version looks cool and more economical. It could have been ranked at first, buts its waiting peroid, insufficient space and features, and over price place it here.

Maruti Suzuki Swift

Technical Specifications of Maruti Suzuki Swift
Engine1248cc DDiS engine
Maximum Power73.9 bhp @ 4000 rpm
Maximum Torque190 Nm @ 2000 rpm
Overall Length3850 mm
Overall Width1695 mm
Overall Height1530 mm
Wheel Base2430 mm
Ground Clearance170 m
Boot Space204 Litre
Mileage22.9 kmpl (ARAI Certified), 21 kmpl (Highway), 18 kmpl (City) & 19 kmpl (Overall)
PriceRs. 5,64,865 - Rs. 7,03,799 (Ex-Showroom)


Pros
The most demanded hatchback in India, good quality, low maintenance, best resale value, powerful engine and economical as well.

Cons
Least boot space, over priced, no bluetooth connectivity and too much waiting period.


6. Volkswagen Polo
VW is always known for its innovative technologies, economy and safety arranged in its cars. Certainly, Polo needs least fuel too run the engine. As it is built in good quality and safety features, chances are lesser to get unlocked.

Volkswagen Polo

Technical Specifications of Volkswagen Polo
Engine1199cc Engine
Maximum Power73.9 bhp @ 4200 rpm
Maximum Torque180 Nm @ 2000 rpm
Overall Length3970 mm
Overall Width1682 mm
Overall Height1453 mm
Wheel Base2456 mm
Ground Clearance168 m
Boot Space280 Litre
Mileage22.07 kmpl (ARAI Certified), 20 kmpl (Highway), 18 kmpl (City) & 19 kmpl (Overall)
PriceRs. 5,99,000 - Rs. 6,94,000 (Ex-Showroom)


Pros
Safety features, good looking, brand value, spacious and comfortable

Cons
Less powerful, expensive maintenance cost, and doesn't have enough features according to its price tag.


7. Maruti Suzuki Ritz
The all new Maruti Suzuki Ritz diesel hatchback looks refreshed and better.

Maruti Suzuki Ritz

Technical Specifications of Maruti Suzuki Ritz
Engine1248cc DDiS engine
Maximum Power73.9 bhp @ 4000 rpm
Maximum Torque190 Nm @ 2000 rpm
Overall Length3775 mm
Overall Width1687 mm
Overall Height1620 mm
Wheel Base2360 mm
Ground Clearance170 m
Boot Space236 Litre
Mileage23.2 kmpl (ARAI Certified), 21 kmpl (Highway), 18 kmpl (City) & 19 kmpl (Overall)
PriceRs. 5,38,756 - Rs. 6,23,000 (Ex-Showroom)


Pros
Newly updated design, powerful, value for money, economical, low maintenance and good resale value.

Cons
The design still being an irritation for somebody and long waiting period.


8. Nissan Micra and Renault Pulse
The reason why Micra and Pulse placed together is both Pulse and Micra looks identically twins and share a lot of features in common.

Nissan Micra
One of the easiest car to drive through cities. As it looks good and comes in better quality, the Micra has already a hit in the country.

Nissan Micra

Technical Specifications of Nissan Micra
Engine1461cc, 8 Valve, 4 Cylinder, SOHC, In-Line Diesel Engine
Maximum Power63 bhp @ 4000 rpm
Maximum Torque160 Nm @ 2000 rpm
Overall Length3780 mm
Overall Width1665 mm
Overall Height1525 mm
Wheel Base2450 mm
Ground Clearance154 m
Boot Space226 Litre
Mileage23.08 kmpl (ARAI Certified), 19 kmpl (Highway), 17 kmpl(City) & 18 kmpl (Overall)
PriceRs. 5,92,057 - Rs. 6,60,361 (Ex-Showroom)


Pros
Built in good quality, no delivery delay, easily drivable and minimum turning radius of 4.65 m.

Cons
Slightly over priced and less boot space.

Renault Pulse
Formula One racing car manufacturer, Renault's Pulse grabbed attention within a small period since its launch in the market.

Renault Pulse

Technical Specifications of Renault Pulse
Engine1461cc, K9K Diesel Engine
Maximum Power63.1 bhp @ 4000 rpm
Maximum Torque160 Nm @ 2000 rpm
Overall Length3805 mm
Overall Width1665 mm
Overall Height1525 mm
Wheel Base2450 mm
Ground Clearance154 m
Boot Space251 Litre
Mileage23.08 kmpl (ARAI Certified), 19 kmpl (Highway), 17 kmpl (City) & 18 kmpl (Overall)
PriceRs. 6,06,063 - Rs. 6,71,180 (Ex-Showroom)


Pros
Easily drivable in cities, built in good quality and minimum turning radius of 4.65 m.

Cons
Over priced and could have had a better look.


9. Fiat Grande Punto
The muscular among all hatchbacks in india. So powerful to throttle through ways. The major fact that attract anyone to Fiat cars is its Multijet engine. This Multijet engine is widely used in Maruti Suzuki's and Tata's diesel powered cars.


Fiat Grande Punto

Technical Specifications of Fiat Grande Punto
Engine1248cc Engine
Maximum Power74-92 bhp @ 4000 rpm
Maximum Torque197-209 Nm @ 1750 rpm
Overall Length3987 mm
Overall Width1687 mm
Overall Height1495 mm
Wheel Base2510 mm
Ground Clearance185 m
Boot Space280 Litre
Mileage20.3 kmpl (ARAI Certified), 19 kmpl (Highway), 16 kmpl (City) & 18 kmpl (Overall)
PriceRs. 6,47,297 - Rs. 6,98,100 (Ex-Showroom)


Pros
Most powerful in its class, packed with a range of features, good looking, spacious, given importance to safety, and comfortable.

Cons
Over priced and no good resale value.


10. Toyota Etios Liva
The only hatchback of Asia's biggest automobile manufacturer. Made to focuss mass market. But failed to impress as it failed to maintain Toyota's reputation by all means. Still a good car for Indian roads.

Toyota Etios Liva

Technical Specifications of Toyota Etios Liva
Engine1364cc Engine
Maximum Power67 bhp @ 3800 rpm
Maximum Torque170 Nm @ 1800-2400 rpm
Overall Length3775 mm
Overall Width1695 mm
Overall Height1510 mm
Wheel Base2460 mm
Ground Clearance154 m
Boot Space251 Litre
Mileage23.59 kmpl (ARAI Certified), 21 kmpl (Highway), 18 kmpl (City) & 18 kmpl (Overall)
PriceRs. 5,83,238 - Rs. 6,36,371 (Ex-Showroom)


Pros
Value for money, economical and low maintenance.

Cons
Cheap quality unlike other Toyota vehicles and unimpressive looks.
Last updated on 19-09-2012. Published on 19-09-2012. Written by .
Category: Reviews
Rate this Review :
3.0/5 (1 vote)


Featured Articles
Don't Miss


Latest Comments

Wow! such informative article!
I still like Grande Punto. The most powerful car in this class....
By on 19-09-2012
ithink v polo is theone of the best car
By on 26-05-2013

Add Your Comment

Name:
Email:
Comment:
194 Enter the numbers here:

Help | Car Specs | Like Us | Contact Us | Advertise | T&C | Google+ © Carz4Sale - Selling Cars Since 2009