By Yatin Kumar
Fuel efficiency is one of the most important deciding factors among the Indian buyers. Maruti is the biggest car maker of India and they have been most successful with their fuel efficient cars.
With the latest technology and modern changes, car makers are able to offers car with a mileage of little less than 30kmpl. With hybrid cars and semi hybrid cars that are already in the market, this number is supposed to go up in future.
Let’s have a deeper look into the top 5 most fuel efficient cars in Indian market that suits budget of an average Indian car buyer.
Tata Tiago: Tata is known for making cars such as Indica and Indigo which have been among the most fuel efficient cars of Indian auto industry. Now the car maker has entered the competition with its latest offerings that are built on new Tata engines and one the most talked about model in Tiago. Tiago is based on new IMPACT design technology from Tata.
It was previously named Zica but later renamed because of the virus breakout of the same name.
Tata Tiago comes in 1.2-liter petrol and 1.05-liter diesel engines that give a mileage of 23.8kmpl for petrol and claims an impressive figure of 27.28kmpl for the diesel engine. The car is available for Rs. 3.21 lakh for the base model and prices go up to Rs. 5.65 lakh for the top model. This hatchback is loaded with all the available features in this segment with impressive looks.
In fact, Tata has given some first-in-segment features such as 8 speaker Harman sound system and two different drive modes – Eco and City. Tiago comes with 242-liter boot space that is best in this segment. Tata has raised a lot of eyebrows with this new model and has quickly become one of favorite among buyers.
Maruti Suzuki Dzire: The most desirable car in the Indian market, the recently re-launched Maruti Suzuki Dzire is also one the most fuel efficient cars you can buy in India. Dzire gives a mileage of 28.4 kmpl with diesel engine and 20.8kmpl with petrol engine. Maruti Suzuki is using the same technology as Baleno, which makes the car lighter resulting in more mileage per kilometer.
Dzire is available with 1.2-liter petrol and 1.3-liter diesel engines with both manual and automatic transmission options. One can own Dzire at starting price of Rs. 5.44Lakhs, which goes up toRs. 9.41 Lakhs for the top model. Dzire has been the most selling sedan of the country for a long time, and Maruti Suzuki is bent to keep things this way by launching all latest features in the new launch earlier this year.
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz: Maruti Suzuki Ciaz is another new offering from Maruti Suzuki that quickly grabbed the spot of second-most selling sedan of the country after Dzire. Ciaz is a perfect fit for someone who is looking for a large sedan with enough space with better mileages and a premium car feel.
Ciaz is offered with 1.4-liter petrol and 1.3-liter diesel engines that are capable of producing 92PS and 90PS respectively. The car claims to give a mileage of 20.7kmpl with petrol and an impressive number of 28.9 km with diesel engine. Ciaz is available for Rs. 7.73Lakh and goes upto Rs. 10.52Lakh for higher models.
Apart from these two, Maruti Suzuki is offering diesel hybrid that is based on SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki).
Ciaz is an impressive offering in the sedan segment in India from Maruti Suzuki and the car maker is surely making up for the SX4 line that failed to impress buyers and didn’t get numbers for the company.
Honda Jazz: Honda introduced thesecond generation of Jazz models two years back with new improved sporty looks and worldwide trusted Honda 1.5Liter diesel engine. This hatchback has been able to gain a lot of respect in its segment with its performance and reliable Honda brand name. Jazz is offered with 1.2-liter petrol and 1.5-liter diesel engines.
Honda uses its iconic i-VTEC and i-DTEC technology to develop both engines that deliver a mileage of 18.7kmpl and 27.3kmplrespectively as per the company claims. Jazz is definitely a good option for someone looking for a sporty and powerful hatchback.
The car comes with latest safety features and looks are pretty impressive as well. Jazz is available at a starting price of Rs. 5.96 Lakhs and goes up to Rs. 9.28Lakhs for the top model. The car is most spacious among the rivals but Jazz lacks automatic version for petrol engines, something that all other rival models are coming up with.
Overall, Jazz is spacious, which makes it a good choice for long drives.
Maruti Suzuki Baleno: Another car from Maruti. It is India’s favorite brand when we talk about affordable cars with good mileage and you can expect the same from the Baleno. Termed as a premium hatchback, Baleno shares its engine with the new Dzire. Baleno is being sold exclusively at the new Nexa showrooms and has been a super hit among the buyers. A waiting period of six months only makes the point stronger for Maruti Suzuki. Baleno is available with 1.2-liter petrol and 1.5-liter diesel engines.
The diesel DDiS engine is same as offered in Dzire, the largest selling sedan in India and churns out a mileage of 27.39kmpl and 21.4kmpl for petrol engine. Baleno is available for a starting price of Rs. 5.26 lakhs and goes up to Rs. 8.69 lakhs for the top model. This hatchback is equipped with all the latest features and is a popular choice among the buyers.
There are other options available for people looking for fuel efficient cars in India such as Ford Aspire, Maruti Suzuki Celerio and even Hyundai is catching up with new i20 models. The Indian car market is packed with new offerings and the segment for fuel efficient cars is surely going to see a lot more options soon.