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14 most fuel efficient diesel cars in India

Last updated on: May 25, 2012 08:36 IST

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T
he cat is finally out of the bag. After months of dilly-dallying the oil marketing companies of India finally raised the prices of petrol.

And what a rise! A whopping Rs 7.54 per litre. No doubt it's bad news for the owners of petrol cars.

Diesel cars, for a long time, have been the most preferred in India. Realising the potential carmakers have introduced sophisticated diesel cars which no longer incur huge maintenance bills.

Another factor that works in favour of diesel cars is its 'full-size' mileage, which falls easy on wallet.

Let's go through some of the most 'mileage obsessed' diesel cars in hatchback, sedan and SUV segments.

NOTE: Apart from the SUVs, all the mileage figures are ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India) certified. Actual mileage may differ depending upon one's driving style and surface/route selected.

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Hatchbacks

Chevrolet Beat: 25.44 kmpl

With miraculous figures reading 25.44 kmpl (kilometer per litre) it is the most fuel efficient diesel car in India.

This energetic hatch has every factor in its favor -- be it ahead of its time looks, modern interiors, peppy engine or mileage.

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Tata Indica eV2 : 25 kmpl

A revelation in the diesel hatchback segment has been the Tata Indica eV2.

This hatch has got a tweaked and refined engine that assists the Tata car to produce such a mileage.

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Toyota Etios Liva: 23.59 kmpl

Japan based Toyota Motors' first hatch in India has done wonders for the company and 'Toyota' brand fans.

The car has great demand in the overseas markets due to its fuel efficiency.

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Maruti Swift: 22.9 kmpl

With the peppier DDiS engine it delivers a mileage of 22.9 kmpl.

These excellent numbers and Maruti brand name has made it one of the best selling model of all times.

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Hyundai i20: 21.9 kmpl

One of the most powerful full stretched hatchbacks in the segment, Hyundai i20, with its CRDI engine offers a mileage of 21.9 kmpl.

The car recently got a facelift that resulted in jam packed showrooms across the country.

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Sedans

Tata Indigo eCS: 25 kmpl

India's most fuel efficient sedan is here with mileage achievement of 25 kmpl.

The recently launched sub 4-meter is certainly to make waves across the nation.

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Toyota Etios: 23.59 kmpl

This offers serious competition for all sedans as it claims ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 23.59 kmpl.

With this mileage and better power to weight ratio it is certainly a winner.

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Maruti Swift Dzire: 23.5kmpl

With Maruti comes mileage. That's a perfect thought for Maruti vehicles.

And this is no exception with excellent drive-ability and refined revs per minute it offers exemplary mileage of 23.5 kmpl.

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Hyundai Verna: 22.3 kmpl

Hyundai Verna is a winner. Truly it has got everything from award winning Fluidic design to acclaimed gadget-stuffed interiors and on top of that, a mileage of 22.3 kmpl.

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Ford Fiesta: 23 kmpl

Ford Fiesta with American design language steals the show and this time with its remarkable diesel mileage figures of 23 kmpl.

To ride high on the success, Ford Motors is planning to launch a fuel efficient sibling hatch in the country.

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SUVs

Mahindra XUV 500: 15.1 kmpl

This manly SUV from the Mahindra stable offers best in class mileage of 15.1 kmpl, an unbelievable one in this segment. 

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Mahindra Scorpio: 14kmpl

This SUV has been holding Mahindra's flag high with fantastic overall performance.

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Tata Safari: 13.9 kmpl

The age old horse is still seen delivering 13.9 kmpl, although the redefined and up-market Tata Safari Storme is anticipated soon.

With is power performance and apt efficiency it has got a separate cluster of fans across India.

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Force One: 11.6 kmpl

Force One, the first modern age vehicle from Force Motors offers mileage figures with 11.6 kmpl.

The powerfully built and most stretched SUV in its segment has superb driveability.

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