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5 Most Affordable Diesel-Automatic SUVs On Sale In India




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While a range of manufacturers distanced themselves from oil burners as the BS6 emission norms became mandatory, diesel powertrains are still a favourable option in SUVs

The BS6 emission norms came into effect on April 1, 2020, and resulted in discontinuation of a range of cars and their variants. Majority of them were diesel powertrains, with many manufacturers completely distancing themselves from oil burners whatsoever. However, that certainly does not mean that you have to make a compromise.

Almost all manufacturers continue to offer diesel variants of their cars in the BS6 era, and today, we have compiled a list of the top 5 most affordable diesel-automatic SUVs that are currently on sale in the Indian market –

1. Kia Sonet

The Kia Sonet’s 1.5-litre diesel engine puts out 100 PS power and 240 Nm torque when had with a 6-speed MT, while the same engine produces 115 PS and 250 Nm when coupled with the 6-speed AT. The Sonet diesel-auto variants are priced between Rs 10.59 lakh and Rs 13.19 lakh (ex-showroom).

2. Mahindra XUV300

The Mahindra XUV300 currently gets the most powerful as well as the torquiest diesel engine in the sub-4m SUV segment, since its 1.5-litre four-cylinder mill puts out 117 PS power and 300 Nm torque. The engine can be had with a 6-speed MT or a 6-speed AMT, and the diesel-auto variants are priced between Rs 10.20 lakh and Rs 12.30 lakh (ex-showroom).

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Cars & Diesel VariantsPrice*
Kia Sonet
HTK+ ATRs 10.59 lakh
GTX+ ATRs 13.09 lakh
GTX+ AT DTRs 13.19 lakh
Mahindra XUV300
W6 AMTRs 10.20 lakh
W8 AMTRs 11.45 lakh
W8 (O) AMTRs 12.30 lakh
Tata Nexon
XMA AMTRs 9.92 lakh
XMA S AMTRs 10.44 lakh
XZA+ AMTRs 11.72 lakh
XZA+ DT AMTRs 11.89 lakh
XZA+ S AMTRs 12.32 lakh
XZA+ S DT AMTRs 12.49 lakh
XZA+ (O) AMTRs 12.62 lakh
XZA+ (O) DT AMTRs 12.79 lakh
Hyundai Creta
SX ATRs 16.28 lakh
SX (O) ATRs 17.49 lakh
Kia Seltos
HTK+ ATRs 13.79 lakh
HTX+ ATRs 16.59 lakh
GTX+ ATRs 17.45 lakh

*All prices are ex-showrooom, New Delhi

3. Tata Nexon

The Tata Nexon’s 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel engine produces 110 PS and 260 Nm, and can be had with either a 6-speed MT or a 6-speed AMT. The Nexon diesel AMT variants are priced from Rs 9.92 lakh to Rs 12.79 lakh (ex-showroom).

4. Hyundai Creta

The Hyundai Creta has been the best-selling SUV in India for the past few months, and Hyundai even claimed that 60% of Creta buyers are opting for the diesel variants. That said, Creta’s 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine makes 115 PS and 250 Nm, and the two diesel-auto variants on offer are priced at Rs 16.28 lakh and Rs 17.49 lakh (ex-showroom) respectively.

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5. Kia Seltos

Launched as the first Kia car in India, the Seltos makes use of the same 1.5-litre diesel engine as the Creta, which is offered with the same 6-speed MT and 6-speed AT. Pricing for the Seltos 1.5-litre diesel auto variants starts from Rs 13.79 lakh, and goes all the way up to Rs 17.45 lakh (both prices, ex-showroom).


New-Gen Skoda Fabia Teased In Official Sketches, Debut Subsequent Thirty day period




2021 Skoda Fabia Teaser

New-gen Skoda Fabia will be provided with a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder TSI turbo petrol engine creating 150 PS and 250 Nm, mated to a DSG car as standard

The Volkswagen Team is currently in the course of action of upgrading its compact vehicles, with facelifts for the Seat Ibiza and Volkswagen Polo possessing been uncovered. Now, the Skoda Fabia is set to stick to match, on the other hand, the Skoda hatch is set to acquire a generational update, as opposed to the Ibiza and Polo.

Ahead of its world-wide debut scheduled for Could, Skoda has now teased the following-gen Fabia with a established of formal sketches. As for each the photos, the fourth-gen Fabia will feature a modern design and style, with a butterfly grille up entrance, flanked by sharp-on the lookout LED headlamps, integrated with LED DRLs.

Having said that, the oversized wheels and the razor-sharp character lines will certainly be toned down on the production version. The electronic sketches have also gotten rid of the doorway handles and the wing mirrors, in buy to give it a cleaner look. While it does element a chrome beltline.

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The structure of the wraparound LED taillights has also been disclosed, and it echoes with the taillamp design and style of other new Skoda automobiles. The new-gen Fabia will evaluate 4,107 mm in length, 1,780 mm in width broad, an enhance of 111 mm and 48 mm when compared to the previous-gen edition respectively. The wheelbase will be extended by around 100 mm, when the boot room will go up by 50 litres.

Powering the Fabia will be a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder TSI turbocharged petrol motor that belts out 150 PS of max power and 250 Nm of peak torque. The engine will come mated to a DSG automobile as standard. Skoda has managed to lessen the drag coefficient from .32 to .28 to make improvements to fuel financial state, and it has partly been obtained by setting up an lively decrease consumption as the radiator shutter is mechanically adjustable.

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Adhering to its official debut following thirty day period, the new-gen Skoda Fabia will go on sale in Europe in the next fifty percent of this year. An update for the station wagon version is also in the is effective, nonetheless, the present-day-gen Fabia Combi will carry on to exist alongside the up-to-date hatch until eventually the following-gen wagon’s arrival in early 2023.

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