CNG Cars In India: From Hyundai Grand i10 Nios To Maruti Ertiga

by Mohammed Burman | 17/12/2019
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Below is a list of five CNG cars in India which are either already or will be on sale in the Indian auto market in the foreseeable future. Read on to discover.

The serious pollution level in India has caused many carmakers to resort to cleaner alternative fuels as the power source for their vehicles. Thanks to its cleaner nature and lower emission than those of traditional fuels such as petrol and diesel, CNG has become one of the most popular fuels chosen by car makers as a method to reduce pollution. While hybrid electric cars are also strongly encouraged in India, many CNG cars are available in the country as well with quite a few upcoming CNG models being slated for launch in the near future. Here is a list of all available factory-fitted CNG cars in India with details:

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Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Magna CNG

  • Expected price: INR 6.46 lakh

The Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Magna CNG is one of the most long-awaited CNG-powered cars and is projected to be launched this year. Hyundai cars are well-known for their power and impressive performance, the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Magna CNG is not an exception.

2019 hyundai grand i10 nios cng white

The vehicle will receive its power from a Kappa VTVT gasoline burner, which can deliver a maximum power of 81.86 BHP against 116 Nm. The engine will be coupled with a 5-speed MT unit and comes with an FWD system. The car will have a 37-litre CNG tank and can reach a top speed of 165 kmph.

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Specifications  Hyundai Grand i10 Nios Magna CNG
 Engine  Kappa VTVT Petrol
 Maximum Power  81.86 BHP
 Peak Torque  116 Nm
 Transmission  5-speed MT
 Top Speed  165 kmph
 0 - 100 kmph acceleration  12.9 seconds

Below are some models which are already available with a CNG variant in the market.

Maruti Alto

  • Price: INR 4.19 lakh

Being the top-selling Maruti compact hatchback, the Alto 800 LXI Opt CNG is a powerful CNG-powered car which has an impressive fuel mileage of up to 33.0 kmpl, which makes it the most fuel-efficient car in its segment. The vehicle is powered by an F8D petrol motor which can produce 47.3 BHP against 69 Nm. 

Specifications Maruti Alto
 Engine  F8D petrol
 Maximum Power  47.3 BHP
 Peak Torque  69 Nm
 Transmission  5-speed MT
 Fuel Mileage  36.0 kmpl
 Top Speed  140 kmph
  0 - 100 kmph acceleration  19 seconds

The transmission duties are implemented by a 5-speed MT unit. Being fitted with a 60-litre fuel tank, the car can deliver a maximum speed of 140 kmph and can accelerate from a standstill to 100 kmph in 19 seconds. The K10 is among the cheapest CNG cars in India.

maruti alto red front angle

Hyundai Santro

  • Price: INR 6.43 lakh

Since the Hyundai Santro was launched, the hatchback has recorded an excellent sales number in the Indian auto market and today, the facelifted model remains to be a popular choice in the hatchback segment, thanks to its sportier exterior design and numerous additional features including power seats, power windows and a cutting-edge infotainment system.

hyundai santro cng blue side profile

The CNG variant of the Hyundai Santro is powered by a 1.1-litre motor which can produce 58 BHP against 84.33 Nm and is paired with a 5-speed MT. The hatchback is one of the most fuel-efficient cars in its segment with an ARAI-rated fuel mileage of 30.48 kmpl

Specifications Hyundai Santro
 Engine  1.1-litre
 Maximum Power  58 BHP
 Peak Torque  84.33 Nm
 Transmission  5-speed MT
 Fuel Mileage  30.48 kmpl
 Top Speed  140 kmph
  0 - 100 kmph acceleration  19 seconds

Maruti Ertiga

  • Price: INR 9.98 lakh

Maruti Suzuki is the largest auto manufacturer in India and the Maruti Ertiga is also among the best-selling second-hand cars in the country. The MPV has an elegant and polishing appearance and a durable body which is specifically designed for off-roading trips. It's the last car in our list of CNG cars in India. 

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Specifications Hyundai Santro
 Engine  K15 Smart Hybrid CNG
 Maximum Power  103 BHP
 Peak Torque  138 Nm
 Transmission  5-speed MT
 Fuel Mileage  26.2 kmpl

The CNG version of the MPV keeps under its hood a K15 Smart Hybrid CNG, which can generate a maximum power of 103 BHP against a peak torque of 138 Nm and is paired with a 5-speed MT. Having a 45-litre tank, the Ertiga has a fuel mileage of 26.2 kmpl, which helps it become one of the most fuel-efficient CNG-powered MPVs in India.

maruti ertiga cng silver front angle

While the traditional gasoline and oil burners can provide power for the vehicles, CNG motors can offer not only power but also a cleaner and more environmental-friendly driving experience. As a result, the CNG motor has become more popular as a clean alternative for petrol and diesel engines. Which CNG car in the list above impresses you the most? Please share with us in the comment section below.

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