In the modern times of the new millennium, we’re not just limited to few pebble of choices when the talk of automobile comes up. We can lay our hands on multiple options these days. There’s your everyday petrol engine, diesel engine, hybrid engine and more.
But there’s one more variant that goes unnoticed, the CNG variant. Since CNG is limited to few cities in India, the option for CNG is somewhat limited. But nevertheless, we do have choices on that one too which is why we unearthed a list of top 10 best CNG cars in India 2016.
CNG car owners are the beneficiary of reduced carbon footprint adhering to the nature of CNG fuel and provide alternative fuel options to the non-renewable sources like petrol and diesel. A win-win situation, ain’t that?
Go on, get behind the wheels of these.
10) Maruti Eeco Green CNG
The first to feature on our list is a passenger utility vehicle from Maruti. This remains the only MUV four-wheeler with pre-fitted CNG kit from the factory.
It runs on a petrol/CNG dual kit with an engine displacement of 1196 cc. It yields 73 Bhp of power. It supports a mileage of 20km/kg on CNG fuel.
Price- Rs 4.25 Lakhs
9) Tata Indigo eCS
A CNG variant for the much loved Indica series, this offers two options for choice. It has a 1.2 ltr engine which sports a displacement of 1193 cc. The engine peaks a power of 65 Bhp and a torque of 100 Nm.
It offers seating capacity for 5-people and has 4 doors on the sides. The ARAI-certified mileage for this one is 24.6 km/kg on CNG fuel.
Price- Rs 3.96 Lakhs and Rs 4.32 Lakhs
8) Tata Nano eMax
An offering from the Tata Motors, the nation’s cheapest car has a CNG variant to go by with the normal ones. Tata Motors named the CNG model as the Nano eMax which runs on a petrol/CNG dual kit.
It has advanced auto switching that allows for swift integration from petrol engine to CNG and back. This remains one of the most economical CNG cars in India with a mileage of whooping 36 Km/kg.
Price- Rs 2.88 Lakhs
7) Honda Amaze
There’re only a few sedans available with factory fitted CNG kits which are where Honda Amaze differentiates itself from others. It’s a sedan offering from Honda equipped with a 1.2 ltr S MT Plus engine that runs on (i-VTEC) technology.
It has a petrol/VNG dual engine configuration and provides a mileage of 18km/kg.
Price- Rs 6.50 Lakhs
6) Maruti Suzuki Alto 800
Ah, Maruti Suzuki A lot, the most selling car in India is now available with CNG engine. What’s more to look more, then?
This one has a 796 cc engine that yields a power of 40 Bhp and a torque of 60 Nm. It features 5-speed manual transmission. It offers a mileage of 34.44 km/kg on CNG fuel.
Price- Rs 3.72 Lakhs
5) Hyundai Xcent
Another of the sedan variant equipped with CNG kit, Hyundai Xcent is a fine piece to have in your garage. It runs a 1.2 ltr engine with petrol/CNG dual kit.
The engine yields a power of 70 Bhp. It features seating capacity for 5 people and has 4 doors on the sides. It has a mileage of 19.1 km/kg on CNG fuel.
Price- Rs 5.37 Lakhs
4) Maruti Suzuki Ertiga
Another one from the clan of Maruti Suzuki, this one is termed as the Life Utility Vehicle by the company. It has a factory fitted CNG kit and provides smooth ride all throughout.
It features a 1373 cc VVT engine with a peak power of 81 Bhp. The mileage for the CNG fuel is 22.08 km/kg while the petrol engine provides a mileage of 16.02 km/ltr.
Price- Rs 8.13 Lakhs
3) Maruti Suzuki Alto K10
Next up on the list is another top seller from Maruti Suzuki, the Alto K10. The company offers a CNG variant of the same.
The CNG variant shares similar specs to the other variants with 998 cc petrol/CNG dual kit. The engine generates a power of 59 PS and a maximum torque of 78 Nm. The car has a seating capacity for 5 people and holds ample boot space.
It has a mileage of 32.26 km/kg on CNG fuel and offers 24.07 km/ltr in petrol.
Price- Rs 4.8 Lakhs
2) Hyundai Grand i10
The new offering from Hyundai Motors, Grand i10 has a CNG variant alongside its other models. This one is a great hatchback option to ride upon.
Hyundai Grand i10’s CNG model has a 1.2 ltr engine with a 5-speed manual transmission. It has a seating arrangement for 5 people.
The car offers a mileage of 22 km/kg on CNG fuel.
Price- Additional Rs 70,000 on the Regular Price
1) Maruti Suzuki Celerio Green
It’s time to unveil the best of the lot. Going by the specs and the features, coupled with value for money worth, we’ve stopped by Maruti Suzuki Celerio Green as the best CNG car to buy in India in 2016.
This one features a 1.0 ltr engine that yields a power of 58 Bhp. It provides seating capacity for 5 people and has ample boot space for storage. It has a stipulated ARAI-certified mileage of 31.79 km/kg on CNG fuel. Quite a biggie in terms of mileage.
Price- Rs 4.99 Lakhs
Any pick of the bunch for you? Do share them down below in the comment box and let us hear about it.