The recent hikes in the fuel prices did pinch the pocket quite a bit. With the fuel prices being as volatile as ever, it is always wise to invest in a frugal set of wheels. The Indian market has always had an affinity towards petrol engined cars. Also, in a price-sensitive market like India, it is extremely crucial for cars to be cheap - not only whilst buying, but also to use on a daily basis. We compile a list of the most fuel efficient petrol cars in India.
10. Datsun Go - 20.64km/l
The Go was the first car to be launched under the resurrected Datsun badge. Powered by a 1.2 litre 3 cylinder petrol engine producing 67BHP and 104NM of torque, the Go returns an FE on 20.64km/l.
9. Maruti Ciaz- 20.73km/l
The recently launched Ciaz features a 1.3-litre 88.5bhp 16V DDIS 200 Engine, which delivers a fuel-efficiency of 20.73km/l. The car comes jam packed with features and creature comforts, which include Engine Start/Stop Button, Rear A/C Vents, Navigation System etc. The car is Maruti’s premium sedan and will be sold out of its NEXA dealership.
8. Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire - 20.85km/l
At number 8, is Maruti’s hot selling Swift Dzire sedan. Under the hood sits a 1.2 litre 4 cylinder, K series engine. This free-revving petrol engine develops 84 BHP of power and 115 Nm of torque. Despite the relatively high power figures, the fun to drive Suzuki returns a cool 20.85 km/l.
7. Hyundai Eon 1.0 - 21.1km/l
Hyundai’s latest entry level segment offering, the Eon features a 1 litre Kappa engine. This 3 cylinder unit produces 68BHP of power and 94NM of torque. Fuel efficiency figures of 21.1km/l make it an extremely cheap car to drive on a daily basis.
6. Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 - 22.76km/l
The latest avatar of Maruti’s highest selling car returns an impressive 22.76 kilometers to the litre. It is powered by an 800cc, 3 cylinder unit. The Alto800 produces a modest 47BHP and 69NM of torque - more than adequate to comfortably cruise around the city.
5. Maruti Suzuki Celerio AMT - 23.1km/l
At the number 3 spot is the Maruti Suzuki Celerio which returns a staggering 23.1km/l. It features 1 litre K-series engine producing 67BHP and 90NM of torque. This engine, mated to an AMT makes it one of the few cars which offer the convenience of an automatic without being heavy on the pocket.
4. TATA Nano GenX - 23.9km/l
India’s most affordable car is also the cheapest to run! The Nano is powered by a 624cc two cylinder unit, that churns out 38BHP and 51Nm of torque. The peppy engine with the electronic power-steering makes zipping in and out of traffic a breeze! It is one of the most fuel efficient hatchbacks in India, returning a whopping 23.9km/l.
3. Toyota Prius- 23.91 kmpl
This car redefined the term ‘going green’. The Toyota Prius helped bring to the masses, company’s revolutionary Hybrid technology, which made it a particular favorite amongst its celebrity clientele that includes, Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz and many others.
2. Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 AGS - 24.07km/l
In second place, is yet another AMT Maruti! The K10 AGS sports the same engine and gearbox as the Celerio. However, owing to its lesser weight, the Alto manages to return a fuel efficiency figure of 24.07km/l.
1. Renault Kwid- 25.17 km/l
Topping our charts is Renault’s latest offering, which is a 799cc petrol hatchback that churns out 53.3BHP and 72Nm of torque. The car comes with impressive, muscular, SUV-esque design and a cabin laced with features, which include a touchscreen infotainment system. The icing on the cake is the car's impressive 25.17km/l fuel-efficiency.
...and that concludes our list of the 10 most fuel efficient petrol cars in the country. If you have anything to add, please use the comments section down below.Disclaimer: All fuel efficiency figures as claimed by respective manufacturers.