Question of the day: Best diesel sedan under Rs.12.50 lakh

AS Barath Adhithya, is planning to buy a new diesel sedan. He wants the community to help him decide which car he should opt for.

He has narrowed is options down to four cars; The Hyundai Fluidic Verna, Skoda Rapid, Maruti Suzuki Sx4 and the Chevrolet Cruze.

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Now while the other three cars are of the same segment the Chevrolet Cruze falls in the Rs.12 lakh to Rs. 15 lakh price bracket. It is obvious that in terms of performance the Cruze has an edge over all the other cars in this comparison, but there are cars like the Verna which offer more features than the Cruze.

The Base Chevrolet Cruze LT has a mileage figure of 17 kmpl and costs Rs. 12.10 lakh ex-showroom Delhi. It has a 1,991 cc, 4 cylinder engine which produces a massive 149 bhp of power at 4,000 rpm and a healthy 327 nm of torque at 2,600 rpm.

The base Hyundai Fluidic Verna 1.4 CRDi has an impressive mileage figure of 23 kmpl and costs Rs. 8.10 lakh ex-showroom Delhi. It has a 1,396 cc, 4 cylinder engine that produces 89 bhp of power at 4,000 rpm and 220 Nm of torque at 1750-2750 rpm.

The base Skoda Rapid Active 1.6 TDI CR has a decent mileage of 20 kmpl and costs Rs. 7.95 lakh in Delhi making it the most affordable of all the cars Barath is considering. It has a 1,598 cc 4 cylinder engine that produces 105 bhp of power at 4,400 rpm and 250 Nm of torque at 1500-2500 rpm.

The base Maruti Sx4 VDI has a claimed mileage of 22 kmpl and costs Rs. 7.90 lakh and has a 1,248 cc, 4- cylinder engine that produces 89 bhp of power at 4,000 rpm and 200 Nm of torque: 1750 rpm. What car would you suggest for Barath? Share your views in the comments section below!