Top Five Fuel Efficient Cars Easing Your Pocket

If you are a person who often goes out for long drives with family or friends, you would prefer to have a car that provides you comfortable seating, sufficient tank capacity, optimum mileage and easy handling. Car manufacturers are constantly innovating to offer more fuel efficient cars that give you maximum travelling for a minimum operating cost.

Even though many cars come with petrol and diesel variants, some of the most mileage efficient cars in Indian market use compressed natural gas as fuel. Innovation in automobile engineering has also led many petrol and diesel compliant cars to give excellent mileage on the road. Here are the Top 5 fuel efficient cars with different fuel variants that are available in the Indian market.

Renault Kwid STD (Petrol)

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The Renault Kwid is an entry-level crossover produced by the French car manufacturer Renault, intended for the Indian market, unveiled in May 2015. Renault Kwid is the only petrol car which is listed amongst our list of best mileage cars in India. Renault Kwid has 4 versions – STD, RXE, RXL and RXT.

Renault Kwid STD has features like Black bumpers and steel wheels and full size spare, Single tone dashboard, Digital instrument cluster, Gray Upholstery, Heater (no AC), Gearshift indicator, Internal boot release and 2 years corrosion protection warranty. It costs approximately Rs. 2.74 lakhs*.

Power:- 53 bhp at 5,678 rpm

Torque:- 72 Nm at 4,386 rpm

Transmission:- 5-speed manual

Mileage:- 25.17 kmpl

Price/km:- Rs. 2.49*

Maruti Wagon R 1-0 LXI (CNG)

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The Maruti Wagon R, is an Indianized version of the international Suzuki Wagon R, manufactured and sold by Suzuki’s Indian subsidiary Maruti Suzuki. Suzuki Wagon R, a first “tall wagon” designed car, is designed to be unusually tall with a short bonnet and almost vertical hatchback. Even sides in order to maximize the cabin space while staying within the kei car dimension restrictions.

The Wagon R was launched in December 1999, and has since undergone three upgrades. Maruti Wagon R 1-0 model was launched both for petrol and CNG. For LXI CNG and petrol both are available, but for VXI it is only for petrol. The Wagon R costs approximately Rs. 4.78 lakhs* for the LXI CNG variant.

Power:- 58 bhp at 6,200 rpm

Torque:- 77 Nm at 3,500 rpm

Transmission:- 5-speed manual

Mileage:- 26.2 km/kg

Price/km:- Rs. 1.50*

Maruti Suzuki Celerio LDi (Diesel)


The Suzuki Celerio is a city car produced by the Japanese manufacturer, Suzuki, that was first launched in February 2014. Celerio is India’s first car with an automatic gear shift called EZ Drive. The gearbox is basically a manual transmission with a transmission control unit (TCU) that actuates the hydraulics to shift the gears. Worldwide Celerio is available with 2 fuel options (petrol and CNG) except India.

Maruti Suzuki introduced its all new 793cc diesel engine in Celerio only in India on 3 June, 2015. There are about 20 versions of Maruti Suzuki Celerio with 2 engines, 2 transmissions and 3 fuel options. Maruti Suzuki Celerio LDi for diesel is available at a price of Rs. 4.96 lakhs*.

Power:- 46 bhp at 3,500 rpm

Torque:- 125 Nm at 2,000 rpm

Transmission:- 5-speed manual

Mileage:- 27.62 kmpl

Price/km:- Rs. 1.80*

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz VDi SHVS (Diesel)

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Suzuki Ciaz (also called Suzuki Alivio) is a compact car developed to replace the Suzuki SX4 Sedan in Asian and Latin American markets. Ciaz is recently launched in 2016. Maruti Suzuki Ciaz comes in 15 versions with 2 engine, 2 transmission and 2 fuel (petrol and diesel) options. Ciaz offers a 1.4 litre K-Series petrol engine and a 1.6 litre VVT.

Ciaz has features like projector headlamps, new 16-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, window blinds, a touchscreen infotainment system, rear parking camera, automatic climate control, ABS with EBD and two airbags, rear AC vents, push-button stop-start system, etc. Maruti Suzuki Ciaz VDi SHVS for diesel is available at a price of Rs. 8.49 lakhs*.

Power:- 89 bhp at 4,000 rpm

Torque:- 200 Nm at 1,750 rpm

Transmission:- 5-speed manual

Mileage:- 28.09 kmpl

Price/km:- Rs. 1.98*

Maruti Alto 800 LXI (CNG)


Maruti Alto is a low price car with good fuel economy. The Maruti Alto is the Indian-built version of the fifth generation Alto, manufactured by Maruti Suzuki. It was launched in the local Indian market on 27 September 2000. It replaced the first generation Maruti Alto by several modifications. The price of the Alto, already India’s best-selling car, was actually lowered with the model change.

In May 2016, refurbished version of Alto 800 has been introduced with notable changes to the exteriors, interiors, features and specifications. The new Maruti Alto 800 comes with an improved fuel efficiency. Alto 800 comes in 10 versions with 1 engine, 1 transmission and 2 fuel (Petrol and CNG) options. Alto 800 LXI for CNG is available at a price of Rs. 4.65 lakhs.

Power:- 48 bhp at 6,000 rpm

Torque:- 69 Nm at 3,500 rpm

Transmission:- 5-speed manual

Mileage:- 33.44 km/kg

Price/km:- Rs. 1.20

On the whole, while petrol and diesel cost you between Rs. 50 to Rs. 70 per litre, CNG costs you only about Rs. 40/- making it light enough for your pocket to endure. It is important however for the buyer to understand that there are not many gas stations in the country. So it would be a wise thing to buy a car with dual variants.
*Note: All the prices are subject to the date 17/08/2016 and Ahmedabad city.


Ketan Raval

“My first interaction with technology made me believe that it’s magic.”