If you are looking for a fuel efficient diesel sedan in the Rs 11 lakh – Rs. 20 lakh price range this compilation might be just what you needed. We’ve picked the tope three most fuel efficient diesel sedans under Rs.20 lakh for you.
Take a look at what these fuel efficient diesel sedans offer you in terms of features, power comfort etc.
Renault Fluence Diesel Advantage Edition
Fuel efficiency: 21.8 kmpl
Price: Rs. 11.99 lakh
The Fluence diesel advantage edition is powered by a 1.5 litre dCI diesel engine which delivers 105 bhp of power and 240 Nm of torque. The diesel motor is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and has an ARAI-certified mileage of 21.8 kmpl. Though the performance of the engine is not at par with some of its rivals such as the Chevrolet Cruze, the mileage factor should invite buyers looking for low running cost cars in this segment.
The Fluence diesel comes with features such as dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, audio system with Bluetooth connectivity, steering mounted audio controls, engine start/stop button, follow me headlamps and alloy wheels. Also read: Renault Fluence diesel ‘Advantage Edition’ launched at Rs.11.99 lakh!
But for more features such as rain sensing wipers, chrome interiors, leather upholstery, dual zone automatic climate control, rear AC vents, rear parking sensors, cruise control & speed limiter, you can go for the new E4D variant. On the downside, the new E4 variant has an ARAI-certified mileage of 20.4 kmpl (1.4 kmpl less than the Fluence diesel Advantage Edition).
The Fluence is a radically different car and will impress buyers looking for some exclusivity. The Fluence is a happy highway cruise and has commendable ride quality. If you are looking for a fuel-efficient, spacious sedan with good ride quality, go for the Fluence.
Toyota Corolla Altis Diesel
Fuel efficiency: 21.43 kmpl
Price: Rs. 12 lakh – 15.54 lakh
The Corolla Altis is one of the largest selling sedans in the world and in India too, it finds many new homes every month. The Corolla Altis diesel is powered by a 1.4 litre D-4 D engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The engine churns out 87 bhp of power and 205 Nm of torque and has an ARAI-certified mileage of 21.43 kmpl. The D-4D engine in the Corolla Altis comes with a variable nozzle turbo and intercooler which offers excellent fuel economy besides offering decent performance. Also read: 2013 Toyota Corolla photos leaked!
The top-end variant of the Corolla Altis comes with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, HID headlamps with retractable washers, automatic AC with heater, automatic headlamps, In-dash DVD audio system with Bluetooth, USB and Aux-in ports and 7-spoke alloy wheels.
The Corolla Altis diesel features a well-insulated cabin with plastics and interior quality built to last for many years. The Corolla Altis also offers good space and comfort for rear passengers. If you are looking for a hassle-free commuter with high fuel efficiency and low maintenance costs, buy the Corolla Altis diesel.
Skoda Laura Diesel
Fuel efficiency: 20.04 kmpl
Price: Rs. 12.90 lakh – Rs. 18.97 lakh
The Laura diesel is powered by a 2-litre motor that puts out 110 bhp of power and 250 Nm of torque. The Laura diesel manual variant returns ARAI-certified mileage of 20.04 kmpl while the automatic variant returns ARAI-certified mileage of 18.33 kmpl. The Laura diesel performs like a sedan in this price point should, which is rather well.
The Laura diesel has impressive safety features such as anti slip regulator (ASR), traction control, electronic differential lock, electronic stability program, dual front airbags, side airbags and curtain airbags. The comfort features in the Laura diesel includes 6.5-inch touch screen music system with 12 speakers, rear AC vents and dual zone climate control. The Laura also has premium interiors with top-notch fit and finish that you can only expect from a European sedan. Also read: Weekly deal: Skoda offer on Laura and Superb
If you are looking for a sporty sedan that is safe and has plenty of comfort features, go for the Laura diesel.
By now, you must have a clear idea of the top three fuel efficient sedans in the Rs. 11 lakh – Rs. 20 lakh price range. Let’s take a quick look at the mileage figures of some other cars in this price range with good mileage figures.