With petrol and diesel prices touching the moon, alternative fuels such as Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) are once again in the spotlight. Known to be a cleaner, greener and cheaper fuel, CNG has seen massive growth owing to the ever-increasing prices of petrol as well as diesel. Not only does CNG provide a cheaper alternative to petrol and diesel, it also offers impeccable mileage that truly makes every drive a pocket-friendly one. So here are India’s most efficient CNG cars.
Maruti Suzuki WagonR – 32.52 km/kg
The mileage king of CNG cars in India, the WagonR leads the way with its exceptional mileage of 32.52 km/kg as reported by the brand. Be it the commercial category or a private garage, WagonR is one of the best-selling CNG cars in India. Paired with a 1-litre petrol burner, the WagonR is indeed value for money, every time you take it out for a spin.
Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 – 31.59 km/kg
It’s the entry-level hatch India has been talking about for a decade. The first car for millions of happy families, Alto’s already promising package, is made even more delightful with Maruti’s S-CNG onboard that lends the small-sized hatchback a claimed efficiency of 31.59 km/kg. The 0.8 litre 3-cylinder petrol engine of the Alto when paired with CNG returns an economical drive every time.
Maruti Suzuki S-Presso – 31.2 km/kg
The micro SUV from Maruti Suzuki is another great car that offers impeccable CNG mileage. First launched in 2019, the vehicle comes with a 1.0-litre petrol engine coupled with Maruti’s S-CNG, returning a claimed mileage of 31.2 km/kg. This is something that has truly made the S-Presso a highly popular choice in such a short span of time.
Hyundai Santro – 30.48 km/kg
Much like Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai offers few of its select vehicles in CNG avatar. The Hyundai Santro is the company’s frontrunner in terms of CNG cars and comes paired with a 1.1-litre petrol engine and returns a claimed mileage of 30.48 km/kg. The Santro is also one of the longest-running hatchbacks in the country with millions of units sold to date.
Maruti Suzuki Celerio – 30.47 km/kg
Yet another hatchback from the house of Maruti, the Celerio hatchback comes paired to a 1.0 litre 3-cylinder petrol engine that returns a mileage of 30.47 km/kg. The Celerio is thus a popular choice when it comes to the hatchback segment in India, especially for those looking for a CNG powered vehicle.
Hyundai Aura – 28 km/kg
Ever since Maruti has taken off the S-CNG trim from the Dzire, the Hyundai Aura CNG has picked up the pace. One of the very few compact sedans to come with CNG onboard, the Aura paired with its 1.2-litre petrol engine returns a mileage of about 28 km/kg, making it the perfect choice for those looking to buy a CNG powered compact sedan.
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga – 26.08 km/kg
India’s only MPV to come with factory fitted CNG on-board, the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is a pocket-friendly MPV that can seat 7 in comfort. Its 1.5-litre petrol engine when paired with Maruti S-CNG returns an impressive mileage of 26.08 Km/kg, making the Ertiga one of the most wanted MPVs in India.
Maruti Suzuki Eeco – 20.88 km/kg
One of the most selling people’s movers in India, the Eeco is an extremely loved vehicle both in the commercial sector as well as in the private one. As a veteran classic, the Eeco in its S-CNG version returns a claimed mileage of 20.88 km/kg, which adds up to the vehicle’s already promising stats.
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Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS – 20 km/kg
The successor to the classic Grand i10, the Grand i10 Nios is a good looking hatchback that offers superb performance and value for money. When paired with CNG, its 1.2-litre petrol engine returns a mileage of about 20 km/kg as per users. The Grand i10 Nios, in its CNG avatar, is an alluring option to consider for CNG buyers.
So these were 9 of the best mileage fuel-efficient CNG cars in India. Stay pinned to the GoMechanic Blog for everything automotive.
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We need automatic CNG cars
While fitting CNG in an automatic vehicle is possible, we haven’t seen even a single OEM offer a company-fitted CNG automatic car. Much like you, we too are looking forward to CNG-fitted automatic vehicles.
Important need of the hour. Automatic transmission with CNG in my view will be equivalent option to Electric vehicles if not better.
Are OEM listening??
AMT on CNG is something that the Indian market desperately needs. We hope OEMs start working on it ASAP.
Does old Kwid give good milege and performance on CNG ? Should I get CNG fit in Kwid ?
Kwid 1.0 can be a good option for CNG. 0.8 would be very underpowered.