|Most Fuel Efficient Cars in India
Average car buyers in India have traditionally considered fuel efficiency as a major factor when it comes to buying a car. Increasing fuel costs will further strengthen the cause of this factor. The automotive industry has responded to this demand and most companies in the country are now focusing on increasing fuel efficiency. Measures adopted to achieve this include refining the powertrain, weight reduction and inclusion of new technologies such as the start stop system. A combination of these measures not only increases fuel efficiency but also helps reduce emissions.
The importance of fuel efficiency is only set to rise significantly and we have rounded up the most efficient petrol & diesel cars your money can buy today. All fuel efficiency figures have been sourced from SIAM.
Majority of the Indian population today are approaching towards a luxurious and comfortable lifestyle. People have started purchasing cars for their comfort and luxury. Unfortunately, the desire of having comfort is turning out to be very costly because the petrol prices are going skywards. The hike in fuel prices is continuously increasing the demand for fuel efficient vehicles. Car companies are focusing more on the fuel economy aspect of a car Which are the most fuel efficient cars in India? This question is waving in the minds of many people who use a car for daily commuting. Here is a list of best fuel efficient cars in India.
The new-generation of Mercedes Benz is considered to be one of the best diesel cars with CDI (Common rail direct fuel injection) fuel injection technology that gives around 20 to 40 percent better fuel economy. This kind of engine yields an efficiency of about four-cylinder gasoline engines and horsepower of a V-6.
This car is believed to set new standards for fuel efficiency in India. It is a car with refined comfort, unique styling, effective performance and good fuel economy. It comprises of manual transmission and yields an average of 8 kmpl in city and about 9 kmpl on highways.
The car is one of the most leading MPVs in India. It is not only known for its multi-purpose utility but also for its good fuel efficiency. It offers mileage of about 13-14kmpl in the city and 16-17kmpl on the highways.
Skoda is a high segment car that gives a mileage of 22 to 24 kms per/litre of diesel. It is the first diesel car that was launched to meet the requirements of the EURO 4 emission norms. It also comprises of a five speed manual transmission system and a direct injection system for better fuel efficiency.
Hyundai Accent is the largest selling and the cheapest car in the luxury car segment. The car gives a mileage of 23 to 26 kms per/litre of diesel and the cost of fuel comes to an average of Rs 1.56 per km.
Honda city is believed to be the most technologically advanced and high mileage car in India. The latest variant Honda City comprises of an advanced combustion system with an engine of 1.5 litre Intelligent Dual & Sequential Ignition whereas VTEC comprises of an engine with 1.5 litre VTEC (Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control).
Teana is a perfect blend of Japanese machinery, luxurious interiors, comfort and modern technology. Fuel economy of this car is estimated to be 10 kmpl on city roads and 15 kmpl on highways. The car has a four speed automatic transmission with an engine of 167.5bhp petrol.
The Logan has been a very good experience for ardent car lovers. The car yields a fuel efficiency of about 14 km/litre on highway and 18 km/litre on city roads with the Diesel variant; 10 km/litre in the city and 13 km/litre on highways with petrol version.
Tata Indigo XL is a new generation version of Tata Indigo with a better fuel efficiency of about 15.9 kmpl on highways and 11 kmpl in city. The car can run to a maximum speed of 164 km/hr.
Indica V2 Xeta
Tata Motors has recently launched a variant of old Tata Indica keeping customers demands in mind. The car has emerged out as one of the leading petrol cars with fuel efficiency of 14 kmpl and fuel consumption of 7.1 litre/100 km.
Maruti 800 is the oldest car of the Indian car market. The car comes with a multi-point fuel injection system. It gives a fuel efficiency of about 14 kmpl in city and 22 kmpl on highways.
Similar to 800, Alto has also a good petrol mileage of about 13 kmpl in city and 18 kmpl on highways. The difference in fuel efficiency is attributed to the weight of Alto that is almost 75 kg more than that of Maruti 800.
Maruti Swift Diesel
The new diesel version of Maruti Suzuki swift is featured with the direct injection technology with a fuel efficiency of about 18 kmpl in city and around 20 kmpl on highways.
Hyundai Santro Xing
The car comes fitted with CNG kit, thus it has better fuel economy reducing the running cost to about Re.1 per km. The variant also has 5-speed manual transmission. Presence of radial tyres in the car is also an added advantage to enhance fuel economy.
Maruti Zen The Maruti Zen is now transformed into a better shape and features with excellent safety, comfort, luxury, technology and interiors. It comprises a fuel tank capacity of 35 liters that yields fuel efficiency of around 18 kmpl in city and 24 kmpl on highways.