The Indian auto market is seeing a shift in consumer preference towards CNG vehicles. It makes sense that consumer interest in these vehicles is growing, given the rising fuel costs and the fuel efficiency they offer. To capitalize on this opportunity, OEMs in India are launching CNG versions of their models. However, the number of options on the market often confuses consumers about their choices. So if you are looking for a CNG car and mileage is your top priority, here we have a list of the top 5 CNG mileage cars to buy in India. Spoiler alert; As we progress through the list, you may notice that Maruti Suzuki completely dominates it.
Maruti Suzuki Celerio
Maruti Suzuki Celerio tops the list of cars with a claimed mileage of 35.60 km/kg. The vehicle was launched by the Indian automaker with the aim of making it the most fuel efficient car in the Indian automotive scene. The extraordinary mileage of the Celerio CNG can only be attributed to its 1.0L NA petrol engine, which produces 58 hp and a maximum torque of 82.1 Nm. All of this has a starting price of Rs 5.72 lakh (ex-showroom).
Maruti Suzuki WagonR
The tall boy hatchback is one of the oldest cars in the Indian car market and its popularity is further enhanced by the CNG version. The Maruti Suzuki WagonR CNG offers consumers a claimed fuel economy of 32.52 km/kg. The hatchback will be offered with two engine options in India, namely the 1.0L petrol and 1.2L petrol.
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Maruti Suzuki Alto 800
The small hatchback rules its segment as the oldest car model in India and will be updated soon this year. In its current form, however, the Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 CNG offers consumers a mileage of 31.59 km/kg at a starting price of 4.89 lakh (ex-showroom).
Maruti Suzuki S-Presso
Maruti Suzuki S-Presso, similar to all the aforementioned cars on the list, is good for the consumer’s wallet with a mileage of 31.2 km/kg. The car is powered by an efficient engine that produces 59 hp and a maximum torque of 78 Nm. All of this is offered with a starting price of Rs 5.24 lakh (ex-showroom).
Maruti Suzuki Swift
The Maruti Suzuki Swift S-CNG, recently launched in India, has a mileage of 30.9 km/kg and is one of the best-selling cars. The car has a starting price of Rs 7.77 lakh (ex showroom). In addition, the Swift is expected to get its next-gen variant in India soon.