Since Maruti Suzuki has been at the forefront introducing BS6 compliant cars, let's IndianAuto delves deep into the list of best fuel-efficient BS6 Maruti cars in India.
The growing concerns towards fuel prices and carbon emissions have made fuel efficiency one of the most important factors that customers take into consideration when buying a car in India. After experiencing a paradigm shift into the BS6 era, automakers are pushing their boundaries to make their products as frugal as possible and advertise decent efficiency figures in their brochure, by all ways to lure in more customers.
It is said that the higher the fuel mileage is, the better chances a car can succeed in the Indian auto market. Of the most fuel-efficient cars of India, Maruti Suzuki occupies quite a big pie. Since the carmaker has been at the forefront introducing BS6-compliant cars, let’s IndianAuto delves deep into the list of 5 BS6 Maruti Suzuki best fuel-efficient cars in India which comprises of successful models like Maruti S-Presso, Baleno or new Dzire.
1. Maruti Dzire
Price: Rs 5.89 - 8.8 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Fuel Mileage: 24.12 kmpl - Petrol AT, 23.26 kmpl - Petrol MT
Maruti Suzuki decided to phase out all of its diesel cars from the lineup in India and the carmaker loses out the title of the best mileage car of India to the BS6 Hyundai Aura diesel. However, India’s largest carmaker quickly comes back with a 1.2-litre Dual-Jet VVT engine introduced in the Dzire facelift, which, albeit being a petrol, scales very high in terms of fuel mileage. In other words, the Dzire is one of the least gas-guzzling Maruti Suzuki cars in the Indian space.
The 2020 Maruti Dzie facelift sees the entrance of a 1.2-litre K12C gasoline engine that comes in place of the outgoing 1.2-litre K12B unit. Paired with either a 5-speed MT or an AMT option, this mill is capable of making 90 PS of max power and 113 Nm of peak torque. While the previous Maruti Dzire was already among the most fuel-economical cars of India from across the segments, the Dzire facelift does just the same with the figure standing at 24.12 km per litres (automatic variants).
The manual variants also get a high fuel economy rated at 23.26 kmpl, making the Dzire the best mileage petrol car in India so far. Currently, Maruti Dzire is on sale in the price range of Rs 5.89 – 8.8 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and consistently outsells its rivalling models like Hyundai Aura, Tata Tigor or Honda Amaze, etc.
Fuel Mileage: 23.87 kmpl - Petrol MT, 19.56 kmpl -Petrol AT
With the ARAI-rated fuel economy rating of 23.87 kmpl, the Maruti Baleno premium hatchback takes the second spot in top best mileage BS6 Maruti Suzuki cars in India. Maruti Suzuki launched the BS6 Baleno petrol in India in 2019, going petrol-only in its heart alongside the discontinuation of the diesel one.
The powertrain system of the Baleno comprises of a 1.2-litre engine that comes with a mild-hybrid system. As rated by ARAI, the Maruti Baleno returns a high level of fuel efficiency with 23.87 kmpl for the manual versions and 19.56 kmpl for the automatic variants.
Apart from being fuel-efficient, the Baleno also wins the customer’s attention for its huge quotient of premium. That said, the hatchback comes to break the stereotypes stick with Maruti Suzuki that it couldn’t produce premium vehicles. The Baleno sports an upmarket appeal and a long list of features while retains its core values of affordability, not only at the price stickers but also on the fuel bills.
India’s hottest-selling car, the Maruti Alto also makes it to the list of best mileage BS6 Maruti cars of India. In fact, the Alto nameplate has been synchronized with the term “mileage” among the Indian car space. The Alto has managed to establish a strong foothold in the arena of fuel mileage that contributes to the car’s exponential responses throughout the years of presence.
While the Alto gets quite a cramped cabin with simple feature list, its pocket-friendly price and high efficiency, as well as low maintenance costs, make it popular to the price-conscious buyers in India. The affordable entry-level passenger car makes use of a 0.8-litre petrol motor making 48 PS/ 69 Nm and delivering an ARAI-certified fuel efficiency number of 22.05 kmpl.
Like the earlier Maruti Suzuki cars, economical engines also work in favour of the “old-but-gold” Maruti WagonR, taking it to the compilation of best fuel efficient Maruti cars in India. In its BS6 avatar, the Maruti WagonR doesn’t lose out its charm. The two frugal engines of the WagonR are a 68 HP 1.0-litre and an 83 HP 1.2-litre petrol units.
The earlier one is a bit more efficient with the figures being at 21.79 kmpl while the bigger engine makes do with 20.52 kmpl. Both engines are BSVI-compliant and coupled with a 5-speed AMT that achieves the same ARAI-rated fuel mileage as the manual ones. The icing on the cake here is the factory-fit CNG variant that gains an excellent mileage of 32.52 km/kg.
While requiring an extremely low running cost, the Maruti WagonR even ups the game with the attractive pricing bracket of Rs 4.45 – 5.94 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). It is compelling, isn’t it?
Maruti S-Presso might be the newcomer to the game here but it plays second fiddle to none in the best fuel-efficient cars rankings. The typically small crossover-ish hatchback by Maruti Suzuki obtains a peppy yet frugal engine while being well-priced for what it offers. Launched at an introductory price of Rs 3.69 Lakh, the Maruti S-Presso shares its heart with the WagonR, be it a 68 HP 1.0-litre petrol engine option. No surprise, the S-Presso attains similar ARAI-rated fuel mileage figures as its older sibling.
Interestingly enough, it’s the high-end models of the Maruti S-Presso that gains a slightly more mileage than the lower-spec variants. The high-spec S-Presso has a 21.7 kmpl rating while that of the lower variants is 21.4 kmpl. Maruti S-Presso is doing good business in India, attributed to not only its efficient engine but also its sporty design, adequate features and prudent price. The car will never put a heavy strain on your budget with its price being at Rs 3.69 – 4.99 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Maruti Suzuki has been successfully able to build a range of fuel-efficient products for India. These models do not cost us a bomb and are hassle-free to own. That should be the core strength of Maruti Suzuki that helps the company gain big market share in the world’s fourth-largest automobile market.