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The top 10 fuel economy cars available in the Indian automotive market

The top 10 fuel economy cars available in the Indian automotive market

Snapshot: According to a report, market leader Maruti Suzuki holds 40% of the top spots in the rankings for the most fuel economy cars, which is followed by Honda Cars.

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The growing concerns on the rise in oil prices and harmful carbon emissions has led to fuel economy becoming the priority for a car buyer. Depending on the higher mileage figures, higher the chances for a car brand to be successful in the Indian automotive market.

Though petrol-based vehicles are preferred more because they are considered more eco-friendly because of lesser initial cost and better noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) levels. Whereas diesel vehicles offer good resale value and produce low-end torque.

Based on the ARAI mileage figures of 2020, here is a list of the top 10 fuel-efficient hatchbacks and sedans across the variants:-

1. Maruti Suzuki Dzire

28.4 kmpl - automatic and manual diesel variants;

22.0 kmpl - automatic and manual petrol variants;

2. Maruti Suzuki Swift

28.4 kmpl - automatic and manual diesel variants;

22.0 kmpl - automatic and manual petrol variants;

3. Maruti Suzuki Ciaz

With an SHVS engine, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz offers 20.28 km/litre with manual petrol and 28.09 km per litre with automatic petrol variant.

4. Honda Amaze

This Honda compact sedan’s mileage ranges from 19.0 to 27.4 kmpl.

Manual diesel variant - 27.4 kmpl, automatic diesel variant - 23.8 kmpl;

Manual petrol variant - 19.5 kmpl, automatic petrol variant - 19.0 kmpl;

5. Maruti Suzuki Baleno

Manual diesel variant - 27.39 kmpl, manual petrol variant - 23.87 kmpl;

Automatic petrol variant - 21.4 kmpl;

6. Honda Jazz

Manual diesel variant - 27.3 kmpl, automatic petrol variant - 19.0 kmpl;

Manual petrol variant - 18.2 kmpl;

7. Hyundai Grand i10 Nios

Manual and automatic diesel variants mileage - 26.2 kmpl;

Manual and automatic petrol variant - 20.7 kmpl;

8. Ford Aspire

Manual diesel variant - 26.1 kmpl, manual petrol - 20.4 kmpl;

Automatic petrol - 16.3 kmpl;

Manual CNG variant - 20.4 km/kg;

9. Honda City

Current model manual diesel - 25.6 kmpl, automatic petrol - 18.0 kmpl;

Manual petrol variant - 17.4 kmpl;

10. Ford Figo

Manual diesel variant - 25.5 kmpl;

Manual and automatic petrol - 20.4 kmpl.

ARAI mileage is the highest mileage figure a vehicle can offer under standard test conditions. It is found by doing a vehicle test in supervised conditions, such as rpm, speed, tyre pressure and the number of times gears were changed, etc, which are mostly same across varied vehicles undergoing the tests.

Source: ET Auto

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