Inflation in the economy has led to most Indians belonging to the middle or lower class families to buy cars that are small as the cost of the car is low. The running cost for such cars is also low. Even in the small car segment, if people get a choice between a petrol variant and a diesel variant, it is seen that there is an inclination towards the diesel variant as the power produced by diesel engines are slightly greater than that of petrol and at the same time the price of diesel is lower than the petrol price at the moment. The following are some of the upcoming small diesel cars in India.
Hyundai i10 diesel
Hyundai i10 is a car which is already quite popular in the Indian market. As only the petrol variant of the i10 is out in the market. Hyundai is planning a high sales target with the launch of the diesel variant with a 1.1-litre engine. This car will be a good competitor for the Chevrolet Beat as i10 diesel has a lot of benefits and also a good resale value. The car is expected to be priced a little higher than the older variant, which is of roughly Rs.90,000. The car is likely to have a 5-speed transmission and is expected to be priced at Rs.4.6 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).
Wagon R Diesel
Maruti Suzuki has given a slight hint that it will be launching the wagon R Diesel in the market in the coming days. There is not much information about the interiors or the exteriors of the car. The car is expected to be powered by a 1 litre diesel engine which will give an amazing mileage of 25kmpl. However it is sure that once the new engine of the car is out, it will also features in other cars of Maruti as well. Hyundai i10 will be a real competitor for the Wagon R.
Honda Brio Diesel
Even though Honda has not given any hints about the company planning to launch the diesel variant of Brio, the car is being expected in the market by the end of 2013. As Honda has launched the sedan version of Brio, popularly known as Honda Amaze with a 1.5-litre engine, it is expected that the new Brio will also features the same engine. Even though there is no confirmation of this from the company’s end, it seems to be quite obvious.
Nano is one of the cheapest cars at the moment even with only the petrol variant being launched in the market. Tata Motors is planning to launch the diesel variant of the Tata Nano by the last quarter of 2013. Even though at the moment there is not much information available about the car specifications and features, it will soon be disclosed by the company.