One of the deciding factors to buy a car in India is the fuel mileage or fuel economy. Indian buyers are very particular about the fuel economy of their cars. That is a major contributor to the success of Maruti Suzuki products in India. Similarly, it explains why a lot of other big brands are not able to enjoy the same level of success as they have experienced in other markets around the globe. Therefore, let us look at the most fuel-efficient cars currently on sale in India!
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New Hyundai i20
While it may come as a surprise to a lot of people, but the new Hyundai i20 is one of the few hatchbacks available with a diesel engine after the BS56 norms came into effect. That is the reason it enjoys this edge over other hatchbacks and offers a whopping 25.2 kmpl. This diesel engine comes with a 1.5 l diesel engine making 100 hp and 240 Nm. It comes with a 6-speed manual transmission.
Even in the petrol variant, it offers an impressive mileage of 20.35 kmpl.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno (Petrol Smart Hybrid)
The Petrol Smart Hybrid variant of the Baleno has a fuel-consumption of 23.87 kmpl. This variant makes 88 hp as compared to the regular petrol which makes 82 hp. However, both the variants make identical 113Nm of torque. The mild-hybrid technology helps with the mileage a lot.
Tata Tiago comes with a 1.2 l Reotron engine that makes 85 hp and 113 Nm. It offers an impressive mileage of 23.84 kmpl. This is almost similar to what the Baleno offers.
The 800 cc engine variant of the Kwid is good for 22.3 kmpl. The more powerful 1.0 l engine also offers a decent fuel economy of 21.74 kmpl. Kwid is the entry-level hatchback in Renault’s lineup and is very popular in semi-urban environments because of its SUV-like body design and high ground clearance.
Maruti Suzuki Alto 800
Alto 800 gives you a mileage of 22.05 kmpl. This is no surprise as this car has been one of the most fuel-efficient cars in India for decades. Alto 800 continues to be a popular choice for first-time car buyers in India because of its affordability, easy maintenance and of course, fuel economy.
Maruti Suzuki Celerio
Maruti Suzuki Celerio offers a fuel economy of 21.63 kmpl. This is typical to Maruti Suzuki which is known for making fuel-efficient cars. Celerio comes with a 1.0 l petrol engine making 68 hp and 90 Nm.
Maruti Suzuki S-Presso
S-Presso comes with the same engine as the Celerio and is good for 21.7 kmpl. It is a new car in Maruti’s lineup for first-time buyers. It offers a unique micro-SUV stance.
The diesel engine of the Tata Altroz offers a decent mileage of 21.11 kmpl. This 1.5 l diesel engine produces 88hp and 200 Nm. Altroz is a direct competitor to Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Hyundai i20 in the premium hatchback segment.
Maruti Suzuki Ignis
Offered under the Nexa division of Maruti Suzuki, Ignis comes with the same engine as the Baleno, a 1.2 l 83 hp and 113 Nm. The fuel economy figure stands at a comfortable 20.89 kmpl.
The recently launched all-new Santro comes with the same 1.1 l engine as before making 68 hp and 100 Nm. Being only the second Hyundai product in this lineup, it offers a healthy 20.3 kmpl mileage.