We Indians have a penchant for frugal cars and to meet the rising demand for such vehicles, carmakers are bringing in new options that claim to deliver impressive mileage. Following is the list of the most fuel efficient cars you can buy in India right now. All vehicles listed below deliver an ARAI-certified fuel efficiency of 25+ km/l.
1. BMW i8
The hybrid sportscar, a rival to the Porsche 911, returns a mileage of 47.45 km/l, courtesy of its 1.5-liter three-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine with electric assistance.
2. Maruti Ciaz SHVS
The fuel efficiency of the Maruti Ciaz further increased with the addition of the SHVS (Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki) micro-hybrid system. It now delivers 28.09 km/l, making it the most fuel efficient vehicle (non-hybrid) in the country.
3. Maruti Celerio diesel
Courtesy of its small twin-cylinder 0.8-liter diesel engine, the Maruti Celerio DDiS 125 achieves an ARAI-rated efficiency of 27.6 km/l.
4. Maruti Baleno diesel
At 27.39 km/l, the Maruti Baleno diesel is the most fuel efficient car in its segment. Another reason it has recorded over 100,000 bookings in a short span.
5. Honda Jazz diesel
The 1.5-liter i-DTEC diesel in the Honda Jazz claims 27.3 km/l, just 0.09 km/l shy of the Maruti Baleno diesel, one of its main rival.
6. Maruti Swift Dzire diesel
The 1.3-liter DDiS diesel engine in the Swift Dzire is capable of achieving 26.59 km/l on the compact sedan. It is also available with an automated manual transmission now.
7. Honda City diesel
The Honda City diesel has an ARAI claim of 26 km/l. The 1.5-liter diesel engine makes 100 PS and 200 Nm of torque on the mid-size sedan.
8. Ford Figo & Aspire diesel
The new Figo twins achieve 25.83 km/l thanks to their frugal 100 PS 1.5-liter TDCi four-cylinder engine.
9. Honda Amaze diesel
The Amaze, when launched in 2013 was the most fuel efficient car in India at 25.8 km/l. While it may have lost its leadership position to new offerings, it continues to be in the list of the top 10 fuel efficient cars in the country.
10. Chevrolet Beat diesel
The three-cylinder Chevrolet Beat diesel is capable of 25.44 km/l. Its a worthy consideration for anyone looking out for an affordable, entry-level diesel hatchback.