Thursday, May 31, 2012
By Manoj Kumawat
Best and Affordable diesel sedans in India
For those who are fed up being in compact cars or small cars as the hatchbacks are called, here is a great collection of the best and affordable sedans in India. The sedans listed hereunder are both best in class in terms of mileage, affordability, as well as running cost or low on maintenance as you call it. However, some like the Hindustan Ambassador may look archaic but is in fact hold the title of being the cheapest sedan in India. Whereas others such as Tata Indigo, Mahindra Verito and Maruti Swift Dzire are also best picks in the segment. Let us have a close look at these diesel powered sedans and check out which one offers what and at what price.
One thing is sure that being in diesel, there will not dig a hole in your pocket but could cost you a little more than their petrol variants. Besides, it seems to be the right time to buy a car in diesel as the finance ministry seems to be in the process of increasing the tax on diesel cars following which diesel car prices will shoot up suddenly.
Hindustan Motors Ambassador | Price Starts at Rs 4.64 lakh | Mileage 12-16 kmpl
Archaic but stately, a symbol of the bureaucracy - the Ambassador is the cheapest sedan in diesel in India. The Ambassador Diesel Classic price is just Rs 4.64 lakh and at this price, this car is better than the best. However, there is a general dislike for this car that desists the common car buyer to buy it but there is not a single feature that is absent in Ambassador than in any other sedan these days.
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Tata Indigo eCS| Price Starts at Rs 4.89 lakh | Mileage 22-25 kmpl
Though this car is priced more than Ambassador but in terms of mileage and cost of ownership this car is over and above all other sedans. Powered by CR4 1396cc diesel engine, the Indigo has a peak power of 70 PS at as low as 4000 rpm. Besides, it also has an impressive torque of 140 Nm at only 1800 rpms. Thus, truly the Indigo eCS could be called as the entry level sedan in India.
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Mahindra Verito| Price Starts at Rs 5.75 lakh | Mileage 21 kmpl
Mahindra Verito diesel is perhaps the best and the most affordable diesel sedan, both in terms of mileage, cost of ownership and low cost of maintenance. Since this is the sole sedan by the SUV maker and has lot of French technology working in it expect that the sedan is for life.
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Maruti Swift Dzire | Price Starts at Rs 5.91 lakh | Mileage 23.5 kmpl
This is another best sedan in the class and the most popular one since it is from a brand that is the most popular brand in India. Powered by 1.3 L four cylinder diesel engine, the 75 PS car has enough of power to steer it well in the city or on the highways. Looking at the features and the brand value, this can be called as a Sampoorna Sedan.
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