- Majority of the fuel-efficient cars are produced by Maruti Suzuki
- There are sedans and hatchbacks
Let’s encompass driving on Indian roads - traffic, poorly paved roads and severe pollution. Don’t ask what happens when it starts to rain. The already chaotic traffic doubles and people go crazy. Keeping all this in mind, it has come to carmakers attention that Indians in general have a fondness for economical cars and to meet this increasing demand, auto manufacturers are introducing newer options on a regular basis which come with great mileage offerings. An established fact is that diesel cars deliver higher numbers in term of mileage than petrol cars but with the advancement in technology, petrol cars are not too far behind. Due to the present scenario, the cars widely seen on the roads are hatchbacks or compact sedans which have a lighter kerb weight and smaller diesel engines as compared to SUVs or larger sedans.
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Let’s take a look at some of the most fuel-efficient cars on the Indian roads
Apart from the regular petrol and diesel version, the new Ciaz is obtainable in the diesel hybrid version as well. There are few new technologies which cater to the increase in efficiency: larger capacity battery, integrated starter generator and start-stop technology. The mileage offered by this car is 28.09 km/l and is one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles in the market.
The Celerio was initially launched as a petrol vehicle and later the diesel followed. An amount of 900 crores has been spent to develop the engine of the Celerio which is powered by a 793cc, 2-cylinder diesel engine. This new small engine’s cylinder clock is made of aluminium and is also equipped with a turbocharger and a fuel distribution system. The mileage of this vehicle stands at 27.62 km/l. The petrol engine is not far behind in terms of mileage and it provides 23.1 km/l.
The Baleno gave competition to some of the cars in its segment as it was presented with modern outer body style, roomy cabin and loads of comfort features which made it a well-intentioned contestant. It is powered by a 1.3L Multi-jet diesel engine which produces a power of 83BHP and a torque of 190Nm and this is made to deliver a mileage of 27.39 km/l.
A comeback has been made by the new-generation Honda Jazz powered by a 1.5-litre I-DTEC diesel engine which produces 99BHP and a torque of 200Nm. The car delivers a mileage of 27.3 km/l. It gets taller gear ratios which in turn produce a better mileage.
The engine which powers the Dzire is used by Maruti to for other vehicles like the Swift, Ciaz, Ertiga etc. This engine is a 1.3L Multi-jet engine which produces 74BHP and a torque of 190Nm. The fuel-efficiency of this vehicle stands at 26.59 km/l.
One of the top-selling cars in its segment, the new generation Honda City Diesel has developed a liking due to the fuel efficiency the 1.5-litre i-DTEC engine provides. This engine produces 99BHP and a torque of 200Nm and the fuel efficiency positions at 26 km/l.
7. Ford Figo Aspire Diesel
With features present for the first time in its segment, the Aspire comes with a 1.5-litre TDCi engine which generates a 99BHP of power and a torque of 215Nm. The same engine is present in other models like the EcoSport and Fiesta. The mileage of this vehicle is placed at 25.83 km/l.
So the next time you are thinking of purchasing a fuel-efficient vehicle – you know where to look.
Stay tuned for Part 2 of this list with more vehicles which are going to blow your mind.
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