The point here is that when even listing all the choices that a potential car buyer of India has today seems to be such a daunting task, actually picking one those innumerable models for everyday use would be nothing but Herculean. And that's where priorities come in. And talking about India, where price is the major driving factor of almost every market and fuel price hikes are the biggest issue for an automobile owner, what could have a higher priority than a modestly priced hatchback that also delivers a satisfactory mileage? So, here we bring our readers those 5 diesel hatchbacks of India that have the best fuel-efficiency to offer their owners.
From the esteemed stables of the American automotive clan comes the iconic Chevrolet Beat to leave all competition behind and claim the topmost position amongst the most fuel-efficient rides of India. Earlier tagged with a 24kmpl rating for its diesel variant by ARAI, the hatch was last year re-badged with a class-leading figure of 25.44kmpl by ICAT, outrunning the former champion, Tata Indica eV2.
Priced at a minimum of Rs 4.61 lakh, the extensive diesel range of Beat is complemented by an equally varied petrol range that begins at a sum of Rs 3.73 lakh. Besides that, the American car is also available in two LPG variants, costing Rs 4.33 lakh in the least. The most commendable feature of the GM oil-burner is its 939cc, 3-cylinder, 57bhp Multijet mill of the Fiat make that also comes with a warranty of 1 lakh km from Chevy.
Text: Charu Kishnani, Car Dekho