BS6 norms have been affected from 1st April 2020, while many manufacturers were avoiding diesel engines due to BS6 norms. Although, there is a range of diesel- Automatic SUV’s on sale in India. When the BS6 emission norm came into effect, it resulting in the discontinuation of many variants of vehicles. The Majority of the Diesel drivetrain options of many cars have been discontinued, and also many vehicles are Discontinued as well, but that doesn’t mean one has to compromise. Here we have 5 affordable Automatic-Diesel powertrain SUV’s available for sale in the Indian market in the BS6 Era: –
- Kia Sonet
The Kia Sonet sub-4m compact SUV was launched just a few months back, which rivals Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Ford EcoSport, Nissan Magnite, and so on. Kia Sonet’s 1.5 liter Diesel engine belts out, 100 PS of maximum power and 240 Nm of torque when mated with 6-speed manual gearbox, and it develops 115 PS and 250 Nm when mated with a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Diesel Automatic is offered in 3 variants HTK+, GTX+, and GTX+ AT DT. Kia Sonet diesel AT variants is priced between Rs 10.59 lakh and Rs 13.19 lakh (Ex-showroom).
- Mahindra XUV300
The Mahindra XUV300 Diesel engine is currently the most powerful and torques engine in the Sub-4m segment. XUV300 1.5 liter 4-cylinder rated at 117 PS of power and 300 Nm of torque when mated with 6-speed MT or 6-speed AT. It is offered in 3 variants, which are priced between Rs 10.20 lakh and Rs 12.30 lakh (Ex-showroom).
Tata Nexon’s 1.5 liters inline 4-cylinder oil burner develops 110 PS of maximum power and 260 Nm of peak torque when mated with 6-speed manual transmission and 6-speed automatic transmission gearbox system. The Nexon AT diesel variants is priced between Rs 9.92 lakh and Rs 12.79 lakh (Ex-showroom).
- Hyundai Creta
Hyundai Creta 1.5 liter 4-cylinder oil burner makes 115 PS of maximum power and 250 Nm of peak torque when mated 6-speed AT transmission gearbox. Hyundai Creta was the best-selling SUV last year with 60% of buyers opting for a Diesel engine. The Hyundai Creta diesel Automatic Variants are priced between Rs 16.28 lakh and Rs 17.49 lakh (Ex-showroom).
Kia Seltos was launched in 2019, as the debut product from the Korean manufacturer Kia. Since the launch, it gains more attraction and the growing sales volume for the same showed that. The Kia seltos 1.5 liter 4-cylinder oil burner engine is the same as the Hyundai Creta Oil burner, it burns out 115 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque. The transmission duties are performed by 6-speed MT or 6-speed Automatic gearbox. The Kia seltos Diesel -Automatic variants are priced between Rs 13.79 lakh and, goes up to Rs 17.45 lakh (Ex-showroom).
Above are some of the 5 affordable Diesel Automatic cars available for sale in the Indian market.