5 Most Fuel Efficient Cars in India

by IndianAuto Team | 01/07/2018
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Fuel efficiency is one of the most important factors to consider when buying a car other than features and specifications.

Choosing a car with good mileage will help owners reduce operational cost by a good margin. In reality, buyers often prefer a diesel car over a petrol one due to better fuel economy. If you are interested in purchasing such diesel cars, check out our list of 5 most fuel-efficient cars below.

1. Maruti Suzuki Dzire: 22 - 28.4 kmpl

Maruti Suzuki Dzire

Maruti Suzuki Dzire

Mileage:  Petrol – 22.0kmpl | Diesel – 28.4kmpl

MARUTI Suzuki has upgraded the swift on the new lighter platform. It will weigh around 840-900 Kg, which means fuel efficiency will definitely improve. Thanks to its 78hp, 1.3-litre, DDiS diesel engine mated to a lightweight body, the Dzire can go an impressive 28.4km on one liter of diesel. Maruti Dzire 2018 has both gasoline and diesel engine options, each with 2 gearbox options. Dzire gasoline engine is equipped with 1.2 L petrol and a 1.3 L diesel with a 5-speed manual or automatic AMT number. That is the reason why it is also the most fuel-efficient vehicle today.

2. Mahindra KUV100: 18.15 - 25.32 kmpl

Mahindra KUV100

Mahindra KUV100

Mileage: Petrol – 18.15kmpl | Diesel – 25.32kmpl

Powered by an all-new 1.2-litre petrol engine and 1.2-litre common rail diesel engine, the vehicle is based on a new monocoque architecture. Because of the 6-seater option, it offers a large amount of space and comfort inside. Moreover, the Mahindra is available with both diesel and petrol options. The 1.2-litre petrol engine generates 83PS of max power and peak torque of 115Nm, the 1.2litre diesel mill returns 78PS and 190Nm of power and torque. Thanks to both excellent fuel efficiency figures, Mahindra KUV100 is the perfect choice for people who want to use fuel-efficient cars.

3. Maruti Suzuki Celerio: 23.1 - 27.6 kmpl

Maruti Suzuki Celerio

Maruti Suzuki Celerio

Mileage: Petrol - 23.1kmpl | Diesel - 27.6kmpl

Celerio is powered by a 998cc gasoline engine and automatic manual transmission. It is evaluated as one of the most cost-effective fuel options. The carmaker had other powertrain options while the AMT was only available with a petrol engine, they are a diesel and CNG. Suzuki Celerio 2018 rated fuel consumption 23.1km /liter, about 4.5 liters / 100Km (According to measurements at Maruti India). The new engine, codenamed E08A, uses two 0.8-liter cylinders combined with a turbocharged fuel system. Combined with a DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder and improved cooling system, Suzuki's E08A engine has a maximum capacity of 47PS and 125Nm of torque. It is an ideal car for the user who needs to buy a car to "roof over their heads" in the crowded urban with a very decent fuel efficiency.

4. Honda Jazz: 18.7 - 27.3 kmpl

Honda Jazz

Honda Jazz

Mileage: Petrol- 18.7kmpl | Diesel- 27.30kmpl

Honda Jazz has confirmed a new World for the best fuel economy in a petrol-powered car. This hatchback is equipped with a 1.2-litre i-VTEC petrol engine (90PS/110Nm) and a 1.5-litre i-DTEC diesel engine (100PS/200Nm). Especially, in the normal mode, RPM hovers around 1500 for 80KM/HR in 5th gear on a flat road. When driving down the street, RPM continues at the low level. The average fuel consumption is just over 7literes/100hm mixed. Furthermore, this variant also gets a 6-speed manual gearbox which should make it an ideal car for long distance journeys. The petrol, on the other hand, comes with the option of a 5-speed manual or a CVT and returns a claimed mileage figure of 18.7kmpl.

5. Ford Figo: 19 - 25 kmpl

Ford Figo

Ford Figo

Mileage: Petrol- 19kmpl | Diesel- 25kmpl

The current Ford Figo offers 3 engine choices: 1.2L ti-VCT (87PS, 112 Nm of torque), 1.5L Ti-VCT (110PS, 136 Nm of torque); 1.5L TDCi oil engine (99PS, 215Nm of torque). The two gearbox options are connected to the three engines, they are 5-speed gearbox and a 6-speed dual-clutch gearbox. The new 2018 Ford Figo facelift will likely have a mileage of 19 KMPL when equipped with a 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 5-speed manual gearbox. Ford will likely alter the smaller petrol engine for better low and mid-range throttle response. With these changes, Ford Figo claims that they can return a very impressive fuel efficiency figure of 25kmpl.

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