CNG cars in India are affordable and low maintenance. People in India, generally belonging to the middle-class category prefer CNG cars over traditional petrol and diesel cars for various reasons such as:
- Low fluctuations in the prices of fuel
- CNG is healthy for the engine because it leaves less residue when compared to petrol or diesel.
- Lower maintenance costs.
- CNG is safer than petrol and diesel.
- CNG is better for the environment.
With this being said, we bring you the best CNG cars in India in 2021. The list comprises CNG cars that are most fuel-efficient, are between 4-6 lakh (ex-showroom), and have received very good feedback from customers over the years.
Maruti Suzuki Alto
The Maruti Suzuki Alto is well known for its and low maintenance cost, affordability, and mileage. The automaker claims that the CNG version can return a mileage of 31.59 km/kg. Maruti Suzuki Alto CNG comes in two variants: LXi and LXi (O). The hatchback is powered by a 796 cc three-cylinder petrol engine tuned for 48 hp and 69 Nm of peak torque paired with a 5-speed gearbox. Prices for Alto CNG start at ₹ 4.43 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Fuel Efficiency: 31.59 km/kg
Price: ₹ 4.43 lakh – ₹ 4.48 lakh
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Maruti Suzuki CelerioCelerio CNG’s BS6 version was launched in India last year. Currently, the CNG version of the hatchback is offered in two variants: VXi and VXi (O). The VXi variant costs Rs. 5.72 lakh and the VXi(O) variant costs Rs. 5.78 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). You get the same 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine that’s tuned to make 66 hp and 90 Nm paired with a five-speed manual gearbox.
Fuel Efficiency: 30.47kg/km
Price: ₹ 5.72 lakh – ₹ 5.78 lakh
Hyundai Santro is one of the most economical CNG cars in India. It is offered in two variants: Magna and Sportz with a starting price of Rs. 5.86 lakh up to Rs. 5.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Under the hood, the CNG variants of the hatchback have a 1.1-liter four-cylinder engine tuned to generate 59 hp and 84 Nm of power. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Maruti Suzuki claims that the car can return 30.48 km/kg (ARAI).
Fuel efficiency: 30.48 kg/km
Price: ₹ 5.86 Lakh – ₹ 5.99 Lakh
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R
The Maruti Suzuki Wagon R is one of the most successful CNG cars available in India today. The Wagon R S-CNG is offered in the LXi and LXi (O) variants. The LXi variant is priced at Rs. 5.45 lakh while the LXi (O) is priced at Rs. 5.52 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The S-CNG version of the Wagon R is powered by a 1.0-liter engine that produces 58 hp and 78 Nm of maximum engine power. The engine is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission.
Fuel Efficiency: 32.52 km/kg
Price: ₹ 5.45 lakh – ₹ 5.52 lakh
Maruti Suzuki S-Presso
Maruti Suzuki S-Presso’s CNG variants were launched in India in 2020. The car is available in four variants to choose from – LXi, LXi (O), VXi, and VXi (O). It offers a starting price of Rs. 4.89 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the base LXi type, up to Rs. 5.18 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the VXi (O) variant. The S-Presso CNG is powered by a single 1.0-liter petrol engine that powers the Alto K10. The engine generates 67 hp of maximum power against 90 Nm of torque, while powered by a 5-speed manual transmission.
Fuel Efficiency: 31.2 kg/km
Price – ₹ 4.89 lakh – ₹ 5.18 lakh