Best Diesel Automatic SUVs Under 15 Lakhs - Nexon AMT to Seltos AT

Updated On: 12 May 2021 Amit Saraswat

Updated on May 12, 2021 - In this article, we have listed the Top Five Best Diesel Automatic SUVs Under 15 Lakhs. This listicle also includes the Kia Seltos and Sonet. These SUVs were recently updated and you can click HERE and HERE to read about the new 2021 Kia Seltos and Kia Sonet respectively.

Original Article - October 5, 2020; For the young age buyers, diesel automatic has been the most sensible bet. And as the favourite segment of cars is SUV these days what else can be better than a diesel automatic SUV. So here we have the best diesel automatic SUVs under the ideal budget of 15 lakhs. This includes both sub-compact and compact SUVs which are available with diesel automatic in the market.

Tata Nexon Diesel AMT
Price - Rs 9.80 - 12.70 lakh

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Tata Nexon is the cheapest diesel automatic SUV in India at this moment. Although it comes with an AMT gearbox and not a conventional automatic, it serves the purpose well. The Nexon is powered by a 1.5-litre diesel engine which churns out 110 PS and 260 Nm of torque, mated to a 6-speed manual and 6-speed AMT. Tata offers the Nexon Diesel AMT in 8 trims - starting from XMA (9.80 lakh) to XZA+ DT (O) (12.70 lakh). All the prices mentioned above are ex-showroom, New Delhi.

Mahindra XUV300 Diesel AMT
Price - 10.20- 12.30 lakh

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Mahindra XUV300 is also a sub-compact SUV which comes with a diesel AMT. But here the fun part, despite having an AMT instead of AT, the XUV300 is the most powerful car of this list. Its 1.5-litre diesel engine churns out 115BHP and 300 Nm of torque which is not only segment best, but even higher than what some bigger SUVs offer. The engine is offered either with a 6-speed manual or 6-speed AMT. Mahindra offers the XUV300 diesel AMT in three trims - W6 at Rs 10.20 lakh, W8 at Rs 11.30 lakh and W8 (O) at Rs 12.30 lakh. All prices mentioned are ex-showroom, New Delhi.

Kia Sonet Diesel AT
Price - 10.39 - 12.89 lakh

Kia Sonet is the latest and the most popular entrant in the sub-compact SUV space. The Sonet has gained big popularity thanks to its amazing looks and a long list of features. One big advantage of the Sonet is its torque convertor diesel automatic. The 1.5-litre diesel engine of the Sonet produces 115PS and 250 Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed torque converter gearbox. The Sonet is the only subcompact SUV which will give you the perfect automatic driving experience. Kia offers the Sonet Diesel AT in two trims - HTK+ at Rs 10.39 lakh and GTX+ at Rs 12.89 lakh. All the prices mentioned are ex-showroom, New Delhi.

Mahindra Thar Diesel AT
Price - 13.65 - 13.75 lakh

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Mahindra Thar was the most anticipated SUV of 2020 and Mahindra shocked us with the pricing. The Thar is the most affordable and most capable SUV money can buy right now. Talking about its powertrain, we have a 2.2-litre diesel engine which churns out 130PS and 320 Nm of torque, mated to a 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic gearbox. Mahindra offers the Thar Diesel AT in two roof options - convertible at Rs 13.65 lakh and hardtop at Rs 13.75 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom, New Delhi.

Kia Seltos Diesel AT
Price - 13.69 - 17.34 lakh

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Kia Seltos is one of the most popular SUVs of its segment and doing remarkable sales for Kia India. Kia launched the Seltos with a ton of features and powertrain options. The 1.5-litre diesel engine of the Seltos is the same which we have in the Sonet AT. This engine also churns out 115PS and 250 Nm of torque mated to a 6-speed torque converter gearbox. The Seltos is an upper segment car to all the subcompact SUVs we have listed here. Kia offers the Seltos diesel AT in three trims - HTX+ AT at Rs 13.69 lakh, HTX+ AT at Rs 16.49 lakh and GTX+ AT at Rs 17.34 lakh. All prices mentioned are ex-showroom, New Delhi.

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Here are the all the top diesel automatic SUVs one can buy in India under Rs 15 lakhs. The Seltos is the bigger SUV here among all other SUVs in this list but its HTK+ variant lacks the gadgetry which other cars offer here. Which one would you pick? Share your thoughts on this and be a part of interesting automotive discussions, join our Whatsapp group here

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Tata Nexon

Tata Nexon

₹ 7.20 Lakh - ₹ 12.96 LakhView Price Breakup
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