With pollution levels and fuel prices hitting unprecedented heights in India, it is little wonder that car drivers have been clamouring for low fuel guzzling engines without compromising on overall driving quality and performance. Since they asked, car manufacturers delivered: The following are the top 10 fuel efficient cars in India, in no particular order:
- Maruti Ciaz
SHVS diesel hybrid 28.09 kpl:
This one’s a mild hybrid variant of the diesel Ciaz, and it is powered by
gentler technology to improve on the car’s fuel efficiency. But this is not a
little performer: it pushes speeds up to 26.2kpl.
- Honda Jazz
diesel 27.3kpl: It will
remind you of the Celerio in terms of fuel efficiency, and though it powers to
a high speed with its 1.5 litre diesel engine, it results in low fuel bills.
Plus, it is roomy enough for you and your passengers and stylishly designed.
- Tata Tiago
diesel 27.28kpl: It is one
of the most efficient cars in the country, as regards mileage, fuel and speed
delivery. It also helps that this car has a large cabin and boot space,
notwithstanding its high price.
- Ford Figo
Aspire diesel 25.83kpl:
This compact sedan packs in quite a punch with its looks, output and most
importantly, its fuel efficiency. The Figo range has added a boot to this car,
so there’s more storage space as well.
- Honda Amaze
diesel 25.8kpl: Despite its
recent facelift and minor innovations under the hood, this car is still not as
good looking as others in its class. Still, it offers good interior design and
- Maruti Baleno
diesel 27.39kpl: This is
one of Maruti’s new premium hatchbacks, offering great good looks, a comely
attitude on the roads and excellent fuel efficiency. What’s not to like?
- Honda City
diesel 26kpl: India’s most
popular sedan is still one of its low fuel guzzlers. With low fuel bills, you
will love to take this car out for a spin often.
- Maruti Swift
Dzire diesel 26.59kpl: Car
connoisseurs swear by this car’s fuel output, terming it the most fuel
efficient car in its class. And this, despite its impressive size.
- Ford Figo
diesel 25.83kpl: The 1.5
litre diesel engine powers your drive to low fuel consumption and efficient
pickup. Plus, it is one of the safest and most well designed hatchbacks in the
- Maruti Celerio diesel 27.6kpl: Its small 800cc engine packs in quite a punch when you drive it, combined with its lighter kerb weight (about 900kg) makes this car an extremely low fuel guzzler.