If you are considering low running cost in your new car then CNG is the way to go!
Car buyers in India always look for economical advantage, especially in the fuel mileage area. That is the reason car models with high fuel efficiency attract more takers compared to the fuel guzzling ones. However, when it comes to running cost, very few know that CNG aka ‘green fuel’ hands out maximum for your each penny (nearly Rs 1.5 per km) against petrol, diesel and even LPG. And with fuel prices soaring every month, CNG can be seen as the only saving grace for your pocket as well as for the environment. CNG emits least pollutants compared to the other fuel choices used in the cars.
Buying a CNG fuel car comes with two choices. One is, go for the dealer-fitted CNG kit, while other is to pick the company-fitted CNG kit for your new car. Dealer-fitted kit have many cons attached with major one being warranty void. Moreover, when it comes to OE-fitted one, there’s least to worry about, as they are tested for mileage alongside warranty is also secured.
So, if you have made up your mind to opt for the eco-friendly fuel in the vehicle, here we are listing the 8 best with company-fitted CNG kits.
*All prices mentioned are of ex-showroom, New Delhi
Price: Rs 4.56 lakh – Rs 4.60 lakh
CNG Variant Name: LXi CNG, LXi (O) CNG
The highly popular Maruti small car, Alto offers Smart CNG with its two variants LXi and LXi (Opt) priced at Rs 4.56 lakh and Rs 4.60 lakh correspondingly. It gets a 796cc petrol engine coupled to a 5-speed manual transmission. The Alto LXi CNG duo delivers 41PS of max power and peak torque of 60Nm. Moreover, the fuel efficiency of this green trim stands at 31.59 km/kg.
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Maruti Wagon R
Price: Rs 5.60 lakh – Rs 5.67 lakh
CNG Variant Name: LXi CNG, LXi (O) CNG
The high on versatility family hatch Maruti Wagon R has been one of the most frugal and well equipped entry level cars in its segment. The new generation tall-boy stance Wagon R, which is bigger than its predecessor, offers two variants LXi and LXi (O) with CNG option. Packed with 1.0-litre petrol engine it generates 60PS and 78Nm of power and torque numbers respectively alongside delivers CNG fuel economy of 32.52 km/kg. Mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox LXi is priced at Rs 5.60 lakh, while LXi (O) is tagged at Rs 5.67 lakh.
Price: 5.85 lakh – 5.90 lakh
CNG Variant Name: VXi CNG, VXi (O) CNG
One of the most stylish hatchbacks with premium looks in the segment Maruti Celerio is powered by a 1.0-litre petrol engine. Presented in petrol and CNG guise, it’s powered by a 1.0-litre engine that churns out 68PS / 90Nm with petrol as fuel and promising 59PS / 78Nm when driven with CNG. The two CNG variants VXi and VXi (O) are priced at Rs 5.85 lakh and Rs 5.90 lakh respectively. The Celerio delivers a handsome certified mileage of 31.76km/kg.
Price: Rs 7.56 lakh
CNG Variant Name: S CNG
Hyundai Aura is among few sedans in the country available in the CNG choice. The sub-4-metre compact sedan is presented in various fuel alternatives which include petrol, diesel and of course CNG. Offered in single S trim, the CNG variant with its 1.2-litre petrol engine produces 69PS of power and 95Nm torque. Though not available in AMT trim, the Aura is marred with a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Price: Rs 5.29 lakh
CNG Variant Name: Eeco 5-seater CNG
The Maruti Eeco has been a very popular MPV in the mass segment. Despite not much of update seen in the recent years, the strip-down version of erstwhile Versa, Eeco continues to sell in good numbers. The very practical and efficient people mover from Maruti, comes with 1.2-litre engine that generates output of 63PS and 85Nm and is mated to a standard 5-speed gearbox. For maximum returns, the Eeco CNG gets a 65-litre tank with which it gives out a mileage of 20.88km/kg. Eeco is also made available in CNG choice for commercial use.
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Hyundai Grand i10 Nios
Price: Rs 6.84 lakh – Rs 7.38 lakh
CNG Variant Name: Magna CNG, Sportz CNG
The Grand i10 Nios is the only elegant hatchback in its category to possesses a CNG fuel choice. The Kappa 1.2-litre petrol engine produces class-leading output of 69PS and 95Nm when driven on CNG fuel. The CNG trims are offered in best-selling mid-spec Magna (Rs 6.84 lakh) and top-end Sportz (Rs 7.38 lakh) variants. Made for those who are keen to save maximum on fuel expenditure, it delivers a verified fuel efficiency of 26.1 km/kg.
Price: Rs 9.36 lakh
CNG Variant Name: VXi CNG
Maruti Ertiga is known for its practicality, performance and premiumness it offers. The value for money MPV is offered in single CNG trim in the form of VXi variant and is priced at Rs 9.36 lakh. Initially launched in sole petrol avatar the greener fuel version was added later to the Ertiga portfolio. The best-selling MPV comes with solo 1.5-litre petrol engine that produces 92PS of max power and 122Nm of top torque when driven with CNG as fuel. Maruti Ertiga VXi CNG is coupled to a 5-speed manual transmission and doles out an ARAI mileage of 26.08km/kg.
Price: Rs 4.96 lakh – Rs 5.20 lakh
CNG Variant Name: LXi CNG, LXi (O) CNG, VXi CNG
The micro-SUV from Maruti features high seating position and features excellent room for four adults. The peppy engine becomes more frugal with the CNG offering in three of its variants. The LXi CNG, LXi (O) CNG and VXi CNG are priced at Rs 4.96 lakh, Rs 5.02 lakh and Rs 5.20 lakh respectively. The ideal first car for the family comes with a 998cc engine that ensures a mileage of 31.2 km/kg with CNG as fuel.