Nowadays, car buyers have been actively looking for diesel-powered vehicles. The relative fuel-efficiency and cheaper diesel prices make these type of cars a very attractive offering. But with the vast number of options in the market, which one should you go for especially if your budget is up to P1-million only?
That’s why we at AutoDeal.com.ph used our extensive Car Guide to give you a list of the 8 most value-packed diesels under P1-million that’s currently available in the market. The selection includes a sedan, an MPV, pickups, and even a crossover for you to choose from. Starting from P738,000, you can buy yourself a diesel-fed car; just dig through our list below.
Hyundai Accent Sedan
The Accent Sedan is armed with great looks and its 1.6-liter CRDi diesel engine with Variable Geometry Turbocharger technology. This gives it good fuel efficiency and power on demand while having the impregnable ride comfort of a sedan. The most affordable variant with the diesel motor is priced at P910,000 and it is a manual transmission. If you're willing to go a bit over budget, the automatic top of the line variant is also available at P1,038,000.
Another Indian vehicle on this list, the Mahinda Xylo is an MPV with several seating configurations you can choose from. The whole lineup is powered by a 2.2-liter diesel mill that churns out 120 hp and 280 Nm of torque, coupled to a five-speed manual transmission. Its basic 5-seater variant sells for P830,000 but already comes with leather upholstery and a keyless entry system.
The Isuzu D-max is one of the most enduring nameplates when it comes to a diesel-powered pickup truck in the Philippines. Famous for its durability and reliability, the brand has a variant of its D-max that is basically equipped and comes with a price tag under a million pesos. Starting at just P857,000 for a cab and chassis, or at P987,000 for a manual RZ4E diesel-powered unit that can accomplish many tasks and then some.
Maxus is another brand in the Philippines with a utilitarian line up of vehicles that come at affordable prices. The Maxus T60 is on our list and comes equipped with features that can be seen in high-end trims, but at a price that is affordable especially when it comes to a pickup truck in the Philippines. Coming in at just P998,000, which will get you a 2.8-liter diesel motor with VGT and a manual transmission.
The Nissan Navara's multi-link rear suspension technology makes it a front-runner among pickup trucks when it comes to its ride comfort. It's also one of the most powerful; its 2.5L turbocharged diesel engine can churn out a maximum of 163 hp and 403 Nm of torque. Its base manual transmission variants, the 4x2 MT and 4x2 Calibre MT, sell for P929,000 and P999,000, respectively, and offer basic yet essential features for a decent daily driver.
*image above is not of the Base and Calibre MT
Surprisingly, the Toyota Hilux made it to our list with a price tag of P929,000 for its base J trim, disregarding the Cab & Chassis variant (without bed) at P829,000. Under the hood of the J variant is the 2.4-liter engine option that produces 147 hp and 343 Nm of torque. As expected, though, it has bare essentials for its features such as dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, 15-inch steelies, and a 2DIN head unit for entertainment. You can also get a variant with a bed for just P939,000.
*image above is not of the J variant
The smallest and the most affordable of the bunch, the Tata Manza is the Indian brand's entry to the subcompact sedan segment in the Philippines. Its Aura variant is powered by a 1.3-liter Quadrajet diesel engine that can produce 88 hp and 200 Nm of torque. With a price tag of P738,000, the Manza comes with front disc brakes, dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, and an integrated 2DIN head unit for the occupant's entertainment.
Coming in at P915,000, the JAC T6 4x2 pickup truck boasts a small yet thrifty 1.9-liter diesel engine that produces 135 hp and 320 Nm of torque, transmitted via a five-speed manual gearbox. It's one of the most affordable pickup trucks out there and yet, it already comes with rear parking sensors, leather upholstery, and a head unit that has Bluetooth connectivity with steering audio controls. If you need 4x4 capabilities, you can buy one for P1,090,000.