Diesel engines are known to give great mileage & torque. The latest technological advancements in engine design and fuel composition have worked to decrease the traditional sulfur smell as well as unpleasant emissions. Moreover, the manual transmission which is offered with the diesel engines ensures better mileage than the automatic version of a diesel car. Here are five pocket-friendly diesel manual cars you might want to consider.

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Note: all prices are on-road, Mumbai.

Tata Altroz

Tata Altroz

The Altroz is one of the safest cars in the market manufactured by one of India’s leading automakers, Tata. This premium hatchback gained a humongous fan base with its five-star Global NCAP rating. The hatchback has a wheelbase of 2,501mm and a ground clearance of 165mm. 

With the recent launching of the Dark line-up, you can also go for the all-black look for the hatchback. The Altroz features a standalone 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with connected features like Android Auto & Apple CarPlay, GPS navigation, rear-parking camera with assist and more. Mechanically, the hatchback offers a diesel engine that comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and produces 89bhp and 200Nm of torque. Tata Altroz is priced at Rs 8.42 lakh for its entry-level diesel variant and hikes up to Rs 11.42 lakh.

Mahindra Bolero Neo

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The Bolero Neo has recently been launched by the homegrown automaker, Mahindra. Mahindra has fitted the SUV with the Bolero’s signature grille to bring it into the iconic SUV’s family range. The SUV has a boxy design and gets a new set of alloys with an updated design for the tailgate handle. In the interior, a beige and black finished cabin with three rows of seating, a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, reverse parking sensors, rear armrest and more are on offer. The SUV is only made available with just one engine, the 1.5-litre mHawk100 diesel unit which comes mated to a five-speed manual gearbox and is capable of producing 100bhp & 260Nm of torque. The Bolero Neo has a price bracket of Rs 10.12 lakh and goes up to 11.89 lakh.

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Note: The brand will soon be launching the N10 (O) variant for the Bolero Neo. This variant will come with Mahindra’s MTT (Multi-Terrain Technology). With the availability of MTT, the car is bound to become one of the most capable diesel manual cars.

MG Hector

MG Hector

The debutant from the British carmaker, the MG Hector has gained a major fan base with its bold looks and tech-loaded features inside the cabin. Starting from the looks, Hector features LED headlamps with LED DRLs, a panoramic sunroof, etc. that adds to its upmarket element. Talking about the interior, multi-colour ambient lighting and a vertically placed 10.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Wi-Fi connectivity and voice commands are some of the SUV’s key features.

The Hector is powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine which comes mated to a six-speed manual gearbox and is capable of producing 168bhp & 320Nm of torque. The MG Hector is priced at Rs 16.03 lakh for its entry-level trim and goes up to Rs 22.81 lakh 

Tata Nexon

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Tata Nexon is a compact SUV that takes competition from products like Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Mahindra XUV300, etc. The Nexon received the Dark treatment recently which offers an Atlas Black exterior colour, an all-black interior and a new set of alloys. Inside the cabin, the Nexon gets a digital instrument cluster and a 7.0-inch floating infotainment screen with mobile connectivity features.

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The SUV also offers features like an electrically adjustable sunroof and rain-sensing wipers among others. The Nexon is powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine which comes mated to a six-speed manual or an AMT gearbox. This unit is capable of producing 108bhp & 260Nm of torque. The Tata Nexon is priced at Rs 8.55 lakh for the base variant and goes up to Rs 15.98 lakh.

Honda City 

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Currently in its fifth generation, the Honda City is one successful placement from the Japanese carmaker. The exterior of the sedan features all-new nine arrays of LED headlamps at the front along with LED DRLs and J-shaped turn signals. This combination does give the car a premium look. Talking about the interior, the City houses an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with an in-dash music system and GPS navigation, smart connectivity via Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, voice commands and more.

The Honda City is available with a 1.5-litre diesel engine which comes mated to a six-speed manual gearbox and is capable of producing 98bhp and 200Nm of torque. The Honda City has a price range of Rs 13.20 lakh for the base trim and 18.09 lakh for its top-end variant.

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