Top 3 diesel hatchbacks for 2014

Tuesday 25 February 2014, 12:28 PM by

Diesel comes as a rescuer in tough times when Petrol fuel prices seems to be on an all time high. Diesel engine cars deliver better fuel efficiency and command a better price in the resale market. Moreover diesel cars attract more tax benefits in comparison to a petrol version. The top three in diesel hatchbacks you may consider buying in 2014 are

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Top 3 diesel hatchbacks for 2014

The petrol version of the Chevrolet Beat first made its debut in Indian hatchback segment way back in 2010. Since its inception the car has undergone quite a few upgrades. The latest version unveiled at Auto Expo 2014 has received some interesting cosmetic upgrades whereas the basic engine configurations have been retained. Along with the regular petrol variant the hatchback is also available in 1.0 Liter diesel variant that has been mated to a 5 speed manual transmission. The diesel version features an efficient XSDE SMARTECH Common Rail diesel engine that generates about 57.6 bhp of maximum power with 150 Nm of top torque. The car returns an impressive mileage of 25.44 kmpl.

Top 3 diesel hatchbacks for 2014

The Hyundai Grand i10 has earned the country's highest automotive award in the most competitive and rapidly growing automobile Indian market. The hatchback is powered by 1.1 Liter U2 engine that has imbibed the 2nd generation CRDi technology in diesel that offers improved operating pressure, low compression ratio, light weight engine block and an enhanced atomization of fuel. A combined effort from all these ensures more performance, more efficiency with lower running costs, lower NVH and lesser emissions. Gear ratio has been attained with perfection to enable the driver to avoid frequent gear-shifts, thus making it ideal for city commute.

Top 3 diesel hatchbacks for 2014
Top 3 diesel hatchbacks for 2014

Maruti Suzuki Swift has been in the market for quite a while now and features in the top seller list for hatchback cars in India. The car is powered by a 1.3 Litre diesel engine that has been mated to a five speed manual gearbox. Based on reports, Swift's cabin space has been stated to be noise-free. Interiors of the new Swift feature more-or-less a similar pattern. The interiors are fairly decent with a black theme. The rear-seat legroom has been increased in comparison to the older model. Seats have also undergone changes with a good thigh and back support. A well designed chassis and improved suspension delivers a smoother ride in our unpredictable local road conditions. Handling has never been a problem with Swift since its launch in early days.

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