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The most sought-after diesel cars online

Last updated on: April 26, 2010 16:16 IST

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Advancement in technology and continuous rise in petrol prices have helped diesel cars to gain popularity among car buyers. Today, a significant number of Indian car buyers opt for diesel variants instead of petrol ones.

So, for any car manufacturer to make a mark in the concerned segment it is important to offer a diesel variant to the buyers. Let us check the five most searched diesel cars on the internet.

Ford Figo

With the launch of Figo the American car maker Ford heated up competition in the hatchback segment with a competitive price tag of Rs 3,50,000.

Ford Figo has a 1399cc diesel engine that is capable of producing 69PS power at 4,000rpm and 160Nm torque at 2,000rpm. Ford Figo has four models: LXI, EXI, ZXI and Titanium with flamboyant interiors that are made keeping in mind the Indian market.

Ford has localised Figo upto 85 per cent to be able to provide cheaper after sales services. Ford has also increased its dealership network across the country.

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Volkswagen Polo

The first premium hatchback by the Volkswagen group in the Indian market comes with a 1.2L, 1199cc, 3-Cylinder diesel engine that produces 75PS of maximum power at 4200rpm with 180Nm of maximum torque at 2000rpm.

The mileage of this engine is better than many other diesel variants in the market.

The Volkswagen Polo is available in Highline, Comfortline and Trendline trims and comes with features such as the tilt and telescopic steering, green-tinted heat-blocking glass, body coloured bumpers, halogen headlights and galvanized body with 6 years anti-corrosion warranty etc are available.

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Maruti Swift

Maruti Swift has a 1.3L, diesel engine provided by Fiat and adored by Swift buyers.

The engine is a good performer and has made Maruti Swift a much adored car among the buyers. The car is a natural sprinter and accelerates effortlessly.It is easy to handle too.

The car maneuvers beautifully even at low rpm and the fuel economy seems is an added advantage.

Overall the diesel engine of Maruti Swift makes it one of the top searched cars in this category.

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Hyundai i20

Hyundai Motors has added two new variants to the existing range of Hyundai i20 models.

The two new variants added to the Hyundai i20 model list are Era and Sportz. It comes with a CRDi (diesel) variant capable of producing 90PS maximum power at 4000rpm with maximum torque of 224Nm at 1750rpm.

The engines perform well on Indian roads and the overall drive and handling of the car is good.

The Hyundai i20 diesel offers about 13 to 16.5 kmpl mileage.

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Mahindra Scorpio

This is a real favourite of SUV lovers and this lifestyle SUV by Mahindra has been synonymous to style, adventure, luxury and performance.

Mahindra Scorpio has carved out a niche for itself in the Indian SUV market and it comes with a SZ 2600 plus DI diesel engine capable of generating 109 bhp power and 26 kgm torque.

Mahindra Scorpio also offers well done interiors, comfortable ride, pleasing style and stable safety features.

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Tata Manza

Tata Manza is a more sophisticated cousin of the successful Tata Indigo compact entry level sedan.

The car has a 1.3L, 1248cc, Multijet diesel engine that produces 76PS power at 4000rpm.

Tata Manza is trying to lift the Indigo's image as a taxi car and comes with features like centrally mounted MID (Multi Information Display), ABS (Antilock Braking System) and airbags that are usually available in the higher end vehicles.

The car is conceptualised to provide stiff competition to the sedans of this segment.

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Maruti Swift Dzire

This is one of the very popular entry level notchbacks with a 1.3L, diesel engine. The car is competitively priced and is a good performer.

It has features such as front airbags, optional side and curtain airbags and optional keyless ignition etc.

The other features available with in a Swift Dzire are torsion beam rear suspension that comes fitted with necessary modern safety systems such as electronic brake force distribution and brake assist.

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Tata Indica Vista

This is another world class product from the Tata stable.

The Tata Indica Vista comes with a 1.3L, quadra jet, and common rail direct injection diesel engine capable of producing 71PS of power at 4500rpm and 190Nm of torque at 1750rpm.

The Tata Indica Vista also comes in a 1.4L, TDI Turbo diesel engine that produces 71PS of power at 4500rpm.

The car has been designed like a family car but it is better than its sibling Tata Indica V2. The new grille, striking pedal shaped headlamps, body coloured ORVMs, body coloured rub rails and body coloured bumpers with a strong bonnet give it an upmarket look.

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