Last updated on 8th April,2013
Comfort, convenience or safety might be what a passionate driver desires for but when it comes to practicality of day- to-day life hitting home, fuel efficiency becomes prime consideration for most of the people. And with the rising prices of petrol and diesel, it has become slightly tough task for customers to choose a vehicle which can not only uplift their comfort level but also mitigate their pain of expanding lot on fuel prices. Though car makers these days understand customer’s pain and are continuously trying to offer most fuel efficient cars but still selecting a car from the bunch seems a big headache, so here we are to assist you with our exclusive collection of top five most fuel efficient cars in India.
Maruti Alto 800 CNG (Mileage – 30.6 Kmpl)
Reliability of Maruti can’t be beaten and if fuel efficiency joins the hands, things will work as cherry on cake. Well recently launched Maruti Alto 800 CNG has proved the same phenomenon with its calibre to offer 30.6 kmpl mileage on highways and took No.1 spot in terms of fuel efficiency. Tagged at Rs. 3.17 lakh – Rs 3.60 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi), Maruti Alto 800 CNG with better tweaking and refinement makes right choice for customers.
Chevrolet Beat Diesel (Mileage – 25.44 Kmpl)
Taking its number on 2nd position in fuel efficiency race, Chevrolet Beat is an eye-catchy and sporty hatchback from GM’s stable. With perfect blend of style, impressive interiors, competence and dynamics, Chevy Beat is available in a price bracket of Rs. 4.68 lakh– Rs. 5.93 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi) and by offering a decent mileage of 25.44 kmpl, it becomes India’s most fuel efficient diesel car. Chevrolet Beat diesel is loaded with a 1.0 litre XSDE SMARTECH diesel engine, which can churn out 58.5 PS power and 150 Nm of torque.
Tata Nano 2012 (Mileage – 25.35 Kmpl)
Though with the introduction of Alto 800, Tata Nano has slipped on number 3 position in fuel efficiency index, but still this small car is able to grasp more sale counts. The 2012 version of Tata Nano is more refined than its previous models and offers a decent mileage of 25.35 kmpl, which makes it more economical and fuel efficient vehicle. Carrying a cheaper price tag of Rs.1.41 lakh- Rs.2.00 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi) Tata Nano 2012 is adorned with 624 cc, 2-cylinder, MPFI engine, fetching out a maximum power of 38 Ps at 5500 rpm and a peak torque of 51 Nm at 4000 rpm.
Tata is again in the list and this time with its two marathon cars Tata Indica eV2 and Indigo eCS. Packed with 1396cc CR4 diesel engine, both the cars churn out peak power of 70bhp and 140Nm peak torque. With oodles of space, good quality material and beige color interiors, Tata Indigo eCS is tagged in a price bracket around Rs. 4.98 lakh – Rs. 6.22 lakh , while Indica e-V2 is given a price tag of Rs. 3.86 lakh – Rs. 4.88 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). Mileage of the eV2 and eCS is approximately 25 kmpl.
Toyota Etios Liva (Mileage – 23.59 Kmpl)
Well Toyota too makes its place in this list by its cute hatchback Etios Liva diesel, which is competent to offer 23.59 kmpl mileage. Etios Liva is not just a small car but it is a Q class hatch, which is born out of legendary Toyota quality and is packed with adventure and excitement. The creative Etios Liva is tagged in a price bracket of Rs. 5.72 lakh – Rs. 6.59 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi) depending on the variants available.
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