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Tata Altroz (Rs 6.9- Rs 9.2 lakh)

This is the best diesel hatchback that you can buy currently as the BS6 1.5l makes 90 bhp and a strong 200Nm of torque. It is refined enough, but the strong performance is what gets our vote.

The best BS6 diesel cars to buy under Rs 50 lakh

While car makers are shunning diesel, it is still very much in demand and the move to BS6 has done nothing to stem that. Thus, while the car makers who are offering a BS6 diesel have become less in number, there are still many who do it. So, diesel engines are not going anywhere and in BS6 variants — it is actually cleaner and more efficient over a petrol and are more suited to SUVs, too. Here is a list of the best diesel cars in terms of the smoothness and performance and which cost below the Rs 50-lakh mark.