With the prices of petrol regularly decreasing, buyers are now looking for gasoline cars that offer high fuel efficiency and low maintenance. Petrol cars offer better performance and are less expensive than their diesel counterparts. In our country, car manufacturers use ARAI certified fuel economy figures to advertise their cars. Here we bring you a list of most fuel efficient petrol cars in India with their prices, specifications and pictures.
Renault Kwid - 25.17kmpl - Based on Renault-Nissan Alliance's CMF-A modular platform, the Kwid hatchback features a crossover-like design, high ground clearance and sporty front fascia. It is the most spacious car in its league and is equipped with several segment-leading features such as 7-inch touchscreen display with Navigation system, digital tachometer, etc. Powering the small car is a newly developed 0.8-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine that is capable of producing 53.2bhp and 72Nm of torque. Paired to a new 5-speed manual gearbox, the Kwid is claimed to return an impressive 25.17kmpl. It is priced in the range of Rs 2.64 lakh to Rs 3.73 lakh, ex-showroom New Delhi.
Datsun redi-GO - 25.17kmpl - The redi-GO is Datsun's most affordable car in the country. It is based on the Renault-Nissan Alliance's CMF-A platform that also underpins the Kwid hatchback. Branded as India's first "Urban Cross", the small car shares the engine specs with the Kwid hatchback. It is also claimed to return an ARAI certified mileage of 25.17kmpl. The redi-GO is priced in the range of Rs 2.38 lakh to Rs 3.34 lakh, ex-showroom New Delhi.
Maruti Alto 800 - 24.7kmpl - It is the country's best-selling hatchback, which is also one of the most fuel efficient cars in its league. The company has recently launched the updated model to keep things fresh in the market. Under the bonnet is a 796cc petrol engine that is good for 47.3bhp and 69Nm of torque. Power is transmitted to the front wheels via a 5-speed manual gearbox. It is claimed to return an ARAI certified fuel economy of 24.7kmpl. Available in 4 trim levels, the Alto 800 is priced in the range of Rs 2.49 lakh to Rs 3.34 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
Maruti Alto K10 - 24.07kmpl - It is nothing, but a slightly bigger and more powerful Alto 800. It is packed with a bigger, 1.0-litre K-Series motor that also powers the Celerio and the Wagon R. This engine is capable of producing 67bhp of power and 90Nm of torque. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT. It is claimed to return an impressive mileage of 24.07kmpl. The entry-level Alto K10 is priced at Rs 3.26 lakh while the top-end model costs Rs 4.11 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi.
Renault Kwid AMT - 24.04kmpl - Buoyed by an excellent response for the Kwid manual, Renault India has introduced the automatic version of the small car. The Renault Kwid AMT is powered by a 1000cc SCe, 3-cylinder petrol engine that is capable of producing 67bhp of power and 91Nm of torque. Power is transmitted to the front wheels via a 5-speed 'Easy-R' AMT gearbox which is sourced from the Duster SUV. This unit offers three modes - Reverse, Neutral and Drive. It also gets a crawl function that helps the car to move ahead without any throttle inputs.
Tata Tiago- 23.84kmpl - This is undoubtedly the best-looking Tata car currently on sale in India. Not just looks, the hatchback is also one of the most fuel efficient cars available in the market. Powering the Tiago is a 1.2-litre 3-cylinder Revotron petrol engine, which produces 84bhp and 114Nm of torque. Paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox, the engine is claimed to return an ARAI certified mileage of 23.84kmpl. It is priced in the range of Rs 3.20 lakh to Rs 4.81 lakh, ex-showroom New Delhi.
Tata Nano GenX - 23.6kmpl - Crowned to be the world's cheapest car, the Nano GenX is powered by the smallest twin cylinder petrol engine. It is powered by a 624cc, 2-cylinder engine that produces 37.5bhp of power and 51Nm of torque. Transmission options include a 4-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT unit. Priced in the range of Rs 2.08 lakh to Rs 3.05 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the Nano GenX returns an ARAI certified fuel efficiency of 23.6kmpl.
Maruti Celerio - 23.1kmpl - Launched as a replacement for the A-Star, the Celerio is the country's first AMT equipped car. It is powered by a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder K-Series petrol engine that is capable of producing 67bhp of power and 90Nm of torque. A five-speed manual gearbox driving the power to the front wheels come as standard while an AMT unit is offered as an optional. It is claimed to return an impressive mileage of 23.1kmpl. The vehicle is priced at Rs 4.04 lakh for base petrol variant and Rs 5.11 lakh for top-end model.
Renault Kwid 1.0L - 23.01kmpl - It is basically a more powerful derivative of the regular Kwid 800cc. Available in two grades - RxT and RxT (O), the Kwid 1.0L is priced at Rs 3.82 lakh and Rs 3.95 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Under the bonnet is a new 1.0-litre SCe 3-cylinder petrol engine that is capable of producing 67bhp of power and 91Nm of torque. Power is transmitted to the front wheels via a 5-speed manual gearbox. It is claimed to return an ARAI certified fuel economy of 23.01kmpl.