Diesel compact SUVs have gotten consistently expensive over time, thanks to taxation as well as higher emission norms. If you’re looking for a sub-10 Lakh diesel SUV, you have options – but you’d only get the lowest variants available.
These are best options for a BS-6 compact SUV with a diesel engine:
- Ford Ecosport
The EcoSport’s Ambiente version works out to Rs 9.8L on-road Tamil Nadu.
The 1.5L BS-6 diesel has a solid reputation and puts out 100 HP / 200 Nm of torque. The Ambiente version gets you the basics only. So you may have to invest a little bit more for features later.
But as a car, the Ecosport is probably the best you can find.
2. Tata Nexon
Nexon is another vehicle that you should consider. Gets a 5-star Global NCAP rating,
The base ‘XE’ variant gets a price tag of Rs. 9.8 Lakhs and you’d find the loading similar to the EcoSport’s.
The Nexon, at this price, becomes a car you can’t easily ignore.
3. Hyundai Venue
The base ‘E’ variant of the Hyundai Venue works out at Rs. 9.3L on-road Tamil nadu.
This might be the least expensive BS-6 diesel available, but Hyundai might not be making way too many of these.
The 1.5L Diesel on the Venue is the same as what you’d find in the Seltos/Creta – but gets lower output figures, 100 HP and 240 Nm of torque.
While the EcoSport, Nexon and Venue are three options that are available right away, There is another car to look forward to:
4. Honda WR-V
The WR-V’s BS-6 1.5L Diesel’s pricing and launch are awaited. This could be the most spacious in the segment and could also have a well-loaded base variant like how Honda usually packages features.