Indian car buyers are showing growing interest towards the petrol powered cars leaving behind their diesel obsession. No wonder the events like diesel bank and reducing the difference between petrol and diesel pricing are playing a crucial role in this shift of interest. While demands for the upmarket cars are increasing in the country, a major number of car buyers still prefer budget hatchbacks.
Here we present you a list of the top five popular and best fuel saving petrol powered hatchbacks available the Indian market.
Renault Kwid (25.17 kmpl)
Renault Kwid is one of the most popular hatchbacks in the domestic market since its introduction. Available in two different engine options, the hatchback gets an unique design that grabs attention easily. It looks like a tough micro SUV. Inside the cabin, the Kwid gets a couple of upmarket features. The 800 cc SCe petrol engine powered Kwid returns an impressive 25.17 kmpl of mileage, which makes the hatchback the most fuel efficient petrol car in India.
Price: Rs. 3.05 lakh – Rs. 5.17 lakh (On-road, New Delhi)
Datsun Redi Go (25.17 kmpl)
Datsun Redi Go shares the same platform and the same engine as well. This compact tallboy hatchback comes with a cute design that garners attention easily. It has been designed to serve the purpose of regular drives in and around the city. Powered by the same 800 cc petrol engine, the Datsun Redi Go delivers 25.17 kmpl of fuel efficiency, same as the Renault Kwid. The engine is good enough to produce 54 bhp of peak power.
Price: Rs. 2.76 lakh – Rs. 4.33 lakh (On-road, New Delhi)
Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 (24.70 kmpl)
Maruti Suzuki Alt 800 is certainly the bestselling car of India for a long time. Powered by a tried and tested, fuel efficient 800 cc petrol engine the Maruti Suzuki Alto comes offering impressive 24.70 kmpl of mileage. This number makes the entry-level hatchback the third most fuel-efficient car in the country. This car is perfect for the first time buyers who seek practicality and affordability.
Price: Rs. 2.78 lakh – Rs. 3.67 lakh (On-road, New Delhi)
Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 (24.07 kmpl)
Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 is another very popular hatchback in the Indian market for quite some time. It comes powered by a 1.0-litre petrol engine that generates 24.07 kmpl of mileage. This car is meant for those customers who seek bit of extra power from the machine compared to the Alto 800. The car doesn’t come equipped with upmarket features, but it certainly comes as a medium for regular commuting in and around the city.
Price: Rs. 3.62 lakh – Rs. 4.56 lakh (On-road, New Delhi)
Tata Tiago (23.84 kmpl)
Tata Motors has seen a very good response from the buyers with its sporty and upmarket looking hatchback Tiago. The hatchback not only comes bringing freshness to the highly competitive segment, it also offers the buyers to choose a car with style, practicality, comfort and efficiency. Power comes from a 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine that is available with both manual and AMT gearbox options. This car returns 23.84 kmpl of impressive mileage.
Price: Rs. 3.67 lakh – Rs. 6.03 lakh (On-road, New Delhi)
While these are the top five hatchbacks in India in terms of mileage, the models like Tata Nano GenX (23.6 kmpl), Maruti Suzuki Celerio (23.1 kmpl), Maruti Suzuki Baleno (21.4 kmpl) and Hyundai Eon (21.1 kmpl) also deliver impressive fuel efficiency.
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