Top 5 most efficient cars in India
Contrasting with the West, where cars have been about long enough to start making them a commodity purchase, in India, cars are still bought for practicality and their aspirational value. Subsequently, for an average Indian car buyer, fuel competence is a controlling aspect while contracting down their purchase. This is to safeguard that they get the maximum from what will most expected be the second most costly single acquisition they’ll ever make in their lives. The first being the house that they live in. Given this contextual, we decided to roll down the five most fuel-efficient cars traded in the nation right now. We’ve used the authorized ARAI statistics to make this list – real-world figures will differ.
1. Renault Kwid – 28.4 kmpl – Petrol
The Renault Kwid is obtainable with an 800cc three-cylinder petrol motor which puts out a 54PS and 72Nm and also a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol unit which makes 68PS and 91Nm. The typical gearbox is a 5-speed auto while a 5-speed AMT can be optioned on the 1.0-litre car. The Kwid range is completed by the cosmetically upgraded Climber variant. Direct competitors for the Renault Kwid include the Maruti Suzuki Alto and the Datsun Redi-go. The Kwid has been a strong seller for Renault since its launch and has proven to be a viable alternative to the segment-leading Alto. Amount start from Rs 2.62 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
2. Maruti Suzuki Dzire – 28.4 kmpl – Diesel
The engine selections are the familiar 1.2-litre 84PS/113Nm petrol and the 75PS/190Nm 1.3-litre diesel. Both these engines can be optioned with a 5-speed manual or AMT. Maruti says that they have enhanced the driveability of the engines, and in the procedure, the fuel competence too has gone up. The equipment comprises a touchscreen infotainment system that assists Android Auto, MirrorLink as well as Apple CarPlay. The top trims get a push-button start, electrically adaptable ORVMs and rear AC vents. Maruti has made ABS and dual airbags as standard across the range on the new Dzire. ISOFIX child seat rising points are also normal. The Maruti Dzire goes up against the Honda Amaze, Tata Tigor, Hyundai Xcent and the Ford Aspire. Prices start from Rs 5.45 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
3. Maruti Suzuki Ciaz SHVS – 28.09 kmpl -Diesel
The Ciaz Diesel finds its way into this list because of its SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) function. This scheme goes further than Mahindra’s micro-hybrid territory into the mild hybrid zone where energy is saved and re-used when needed, albeit on a small scale. The 1248cc inline 4-cylinder turbo diesel is mated to a 5-speed manual and puts out 90PS and 200Nm. The Ciaz is priced from Rs 7.83 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi) and competes with the Honda City and Hyundai Verna.
4. Maruti Suzuki Baleno – 27.39 kmpl – Diesel
The another highest selling car in the country, the Maruti Suzuki Baleno is sold with a petrol and diesel engine. The petrol is an 84PS 1.2-litre motor while the 75PS/190Nm diesel which delivers this featuring competence figure is a 1.3-litre turbocharged unit. Both the engines are available with a 5-speed manual but the petrol can also be optioned with a CVT. Maruti hs also launched the 102PS/150Nm performance variant of the car called Baleno RS. The Baleno competes with the likes of the Honda Jazz and Hyundai i20. It is priced from Rs 5.36 lakhs 9ex-showroom Delhi) for the petrol.
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5. Tata Tiago – 27.28 kmpl – Petrol
The Tata Tiago claims a simple design language that is said to be the key attraction for buyers. A few clients spoke that they also respected the value for money proposition that the Tata Tiago brings along with it. The Tata Tiago has a roomy cabin, a Harman infotainment system that comes with eight speakers and a choice of petrol and diesel engines. Tata Motors offers the 85PS petrol engine with a selection of a 5-speed manual and an AMT. The 70PS diesel engine comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The Tiago is priced from Rs 3.21 lakh for the affordable variant.