Indian car buyers’ obsession with fuel efficiency is unparalleled and manufacturers are constantly trying hard to cash in on this obsession. Maruti and Honda seem to be at the forefront of this fuel efficiency war claiming best in class mileage for every new product that has come out of their stable in recent times. The importance of fuel efficiency is inversely proportional to the size of the car. And this war is only going to get more intense in the coming days with a slew of new small car launches planned by various manufacturers in the coming months. Take a look at our list of the upcoming fuel efficient small cars in India 2015.
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The French car maker claimed its upcoming small hatchback, the Kwid, will boast of class leading mileage when it was showcased for the first time in May 2015. And now, just days before its launch in India, Renault has revealed the Kwid will deliver an outstanding 25.17 kpl. This means the Kwid’s fuel efficiency figures are more than Maruti Alto 800‘s 22.74 kmpl and better than the Tata Nano‘s 23.6 kmpl. The global reveal took place recently and it was clear from the showcase that Renault has pulled out all the stops to ensure the Kwid is capable of taking on the Maruti Alto 800. The crossover like appearance, digital instrument cluster are all segment firsts. The top-level trims even get a touchscreen infotainment system! Watch out for this very promising car from Renault.
- Estimated Price: INR 3.2-4.5 lakhs (ex-showroom)
- Launch: October 2015
- Claimed Mileage: 25.17 kmpl
[box type=”shadow” ]Also See – Renault Kwid Pre-launch Report[/box]
The Ford Fiesta is one of India’s most fuel efficient diesel sedans returning a very healthy 25 kmpl. Although that hasn’t helped sales at all and its main rivals boast of better fuel efficiency figures, Ford is likely to ensure that the upcoming Figo hatchback and sedan get a fuel efficiency rating that is among the best in India. Especially since the diesel versions of the Figo will be powered by the same 1.5 litre motor that powers the Fiesta. We expect fuel efficiency rating of upward of 25 kmpl for the Figo hatchback. If Ford manages to achieve that then, combined with the Figo’s good looks, a strong list of features and Ford’s well sorted driving dynamics, the hatchback could easily emulate the outgoing model’s initial success.
- Estimated Price: INR 5-7.5 lakhs (ex-showroom)
- Launch: October 2015
- Estimated Mileage: 25 kmpl (diesel)
[box type=”shadow” ]Also See – Ford Figo Pre-Launch Report[/box]
Maruti Fronx (YRA Hatchback)
Maruti‘s upcoming large hatchback which will be targetting the Hyundai Elite i20 and Honda Jazz should deliver class-leading fuel efficiency for the petrol model. Rumoured to be called the Fronx, The reason for the speculation regarding high mileage is the fact that it will be powered by a turbocharged 1.0 litre petrol motor producing 90 PS power and 140 Nm torque. Fuel Efficiency ratings could be in the region of 20-21 kmpl for the petrol model while the diesel could easily return 25 kmpl. Its biggest rival, the Hyundai Elite i20, has a rated mileage of 18.6 kmpl and the Fronx can easily better that with its small capacity 1.0-litre engine. The car has been unveiled prior to its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2015 and has been christened the Baleno for international markets.
- Estimated Price: INR 6-8 lakhs (ex-showroom)
- Launch: End 2015
- Estimated Mileage: 20 kmpl (petrol), 25 kmpl (diesel)
[box type=”shadow” ]Also See – Maruti YRA Spy Shots and Details[/box]
Maruti Wagon R Diesel
After plonking the newly developed the 793 cc, 2 cylinder diesel engine in the Celerio and managing a fuel efficiency rating of 27.62 kmpl, Maruti is planning to power the Wagon R by the same motor. The Wagon R diesel is expected to be showcased at the 2016 Auto Expo in New Delhi and will be positioned below the Celerio Diesel DDiS 125. Mileage would be similar to the Celerio’s, somewhere in the region of 27 kmpl and it could easily take over the title of the most fuel efficient car in India from the Celerio.
- Estimated Price: INR 4-5 lakhs (ex-showroom)
- Launch: Early 2016
- Estimated Mileage: 27 kmpl
[box type=”shadow” ]Also See – Maruti Wagon R Diesel Launch and Details[/box]
New Model Honda Jazz
The Japanese manufacturer is claiming a fuel efficiency of 27.3 kmpl for the diesel version of the new Honda Jazz. This makes the Jazz the second most fuel efficient car in India right behind the Maruti Celerio Diesel DDiS 125. Considering the fact that the Celerio is powered by a tiny 800cc 2 cylinder engine which almost half the size of the 1.5 litre diesel powering the Jazz, 27.3 kmpl is a very impressive feat. The Honda Jazz is already on sale across India and performing rather well bursting into the top 10 highest selling cars in India in its debut month.
- Estimated Price: INR 5.35-8.63 lakhs (ex-showroom)
- Launch: -Launched-
- Mileage: 27.3 kmpl (diesel)
[box type=”shadow” ]Also See – Honda Jazz Pre-Launch Report[/box]
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