Automatic transmission car have been gaining popularity of late and companies are catering to the increased demand. Automatics are now much more cheaper than before and provide ease of usage in the busy roads of the country. Also, most new automatic cars offer the same fuel efficiency as their manual counterparts. Here are the 10 most fuel efficient diesel automatic cars in the Indian market with prices of all available diesel automatic models.
One of the most popular hatchbacks of the country, the Swift is also the most fuel efficient automatic diesel hatchback currently. It gets powered by a 1.3 litre DDiS which produces 74 Bhp of power and 190 Nm of torque. With an ARAI certified mileage figure of 28.4 km per litre, no doubt this car is a hot favorite among the crowds.
The stellar mileage figures of Swift are matched by none other than its bigger sibling, the Dzire. It is the best selling car in India currently and also the most fuel efficient one. The Dzire gives an ARAI certified score of 28.4 km per litre. It has the same heart as its hatchback counterpart, a 1.3 litre unit chunring out 74 Bhp of power and 190 Nm of torque. Coupled with stylish exteriors and roomy interiors, this is an absolute success recipe.
ARAI-rated fuel efficiency– 23.8 km/l
Ex-showroom price, Delhi- Rs. 8.51 and Rs. 9.11 Lakh
The Amaze has proved that Honda still makes great cars. It is one of the fastest growing car in terms of sales and has given the company a boost after City’s sales dwindled. The Honda Amaze returns an impressive ARAi certified 23.8 km per litre which, though not in the Dzire league, is impressive. The 1.5 litre diesel engine is good enough for a healthy 79 Bhp power and 190 Nm of torque. It has some of the best interiors in its class and offers the biggest boot in any compact sedan of the country.
Volkswagen Ameo DSG
ARAI-rated fuel efficiency– 21.73 km/l
Ex-showroom price, Delhi- Rs. 10 Lakh
The Polo based Ameo compact sedan gets an ARAI certified efficiency score of 21.73 kmpl. Though the sale figures of the car are have been nothing to write home about, it packs a solid punch. The car gets powered by a 1.5 litre engine producing 109 Bhp of power and 250 Nm of torque. Despite a good start, Volkswagen has been struggling in India of lately and needs to figure something out as we don’t want another Chevrolet story to happen in our country.
ARAI-rated fuel efficiency– 21.58 km/l
Ex-showroom price, Delhi- Rs. 8.15 Lakh and Rs. 8.97 lakh
Tata Zest came out at a time when the company was trying to revamp its image and offer better quality in its products. The same is reflected in the Zest too which gets an ARAI rated fuel efficiency figure of 21.58 km per litre. The Tata Zest has a 1.3 litre diesel power plant that is good for 89 Bhp of power and 200 Nm of Torque.
Currently the number one selling compact SUV of the country, the Vitara Brezza has become yet another success story for Maruti Suzuki. It gets a ARAI certified score of 24.29 kmpl, which is quite good for a compact SUV. It has a 1.3 litre engine under its hood which produces 89 Bhp of power and 200 Nm of torque. Also, it is the most fuel efficient automatic diesel compact SUV of the country.
One of Tata’s best made product till date, the Nexon is spearheading Tata’s new automobile policy. It has none of those quality niggles of the older Tata cars and is quite a looker too. With an ARAI approved fuel efficiency figure of 23.97 kmpl, the Nexon is also very fuel efficient. No matter its pulling customer in hoards towards the dealerships. The Nexon gets powered by a peppy 1.5 litre Revotorq engine which churns out 108 Bhp of power and 260 Nm of torque. Rumors are rife that the company is also planning on a sportier version that will be called as Nexon JTP.
The Skoda Rapid is actually a good car that couldn’t make a mark on the market to much extent. It however gets an ARAI certified fuel efficiency figure of 21.66 km per litre. It is based on the Volkswagen Vento and shares quite a number of components with it. The Rapid gets powered by a 1.5 litre engine which produces 109 Bhp of power and 250 Nm of torque, which is enough for this car.
ARAI-rated fuel efficiency– 21.5 km/l
Ex-showroom price, Delhi- Rs. 12.92 Lakh and Rs. 14.03 Lakh
The Volkswagen Vento was once among the bestselling B-segment sedans of the country but has now lagged much behind. It was the car with which Volkswagen started its B segment sedan journey in the country, later paving way to more models like the Ameo and the Jetta. The Ventro gives out a ARAI certified fuel efficiency figure of 21.5 kmpl. It also gets powered by a 1.5 litre engine, producing 109 Bhp of power and 250 Nm of torque.
ARAI-rated fuel efficiency– 24.8 km/l
Ex-showroom price, Delhi- Rs. 11.85 Lakh and Rs. 13.0 Lakh
The Verna is the most feature rich car of its segment with even features like ventilated seats, something that was unheard of before in the price range. It gives out a ARAI rated fuel efficiency figure of 24.8 kmpl, which can rivals some of the smaller engined cars. It is powered by a 1.6 litre diesel engine that dishes out 126 Bhp of power along with 260 Nm of torque.