In comparison to petrol and diesel, CNG is more economical and environment friendly. The Indian automobile industry is keen on adopting electric mobility. But at present, the EV penetration in India is still at the nascent stage. Also, the country lacks the requisite infrastructure. This is where CNG turns out to be a viable option. So in case, you are planning to buy a CNG vehicle, here are the ‘Top 5 most affordable CNG cars in India’.
Maruti Alto is India’s most affordable CNG car. Its simplistic design, decent interior cabin, and value-for-money quotient attract numerous customers. If we talk about the CNG model then it is available with the mid Lxi trim. The Alto CNG comes with a special forced CNG mode that allows the car to start directly on the CNG. Under the bonnet, it is powered by a 0.8L motor that churns out 40 bhp power and 60 Nm peak torque while being mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The CNG tank capacity here is 60L. It further delivers an average mileage of 31.59 km/kg. The Alto LXi CNG variant is offered in a total of six colors - Granite grey, Cerulean blue, Mojito green, Uptown red, Silky silver, and Solid white.
Maruti Suzuki S-Presso CNG is priced in the range of Rs 4.89 lakhs - Rs 5.18 lakhs (ex-showroom). The CNG model is offered in a total of four variants - LXi, LXi(O), VXi, and VXi(O). The micro-SUV has a charm of its own. From the sheer design perspective, Its striking looks do manage to attract a lot of attention. Besides this, it comes equipped with a plethora of features. Performance-wise, Maruti S-Presso S-CNG is powered by a BS6 compliant 1.0-litre petrol engine linked to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The motor dishes out a maximum power of 58 bhp and a peak torque of 78 Nm. It further comes with a CNG tank capacity of 55L which delivers an impressive mileage of 31.2 km/kg.
Maruti Suzuki WagonR has been on sale in the Indian market for more than 20 years now. The hatchback has established itself as an extremely practical offering. Talking about the price of the WagonR CNG, it starts at Rs 5.45 lakhs for the LXi trim and goes up to Rs 5.52 lakhs for the LXi(O) trim, (all prices, ex-showroom). The hatchback comes with a host of features which in turn makes it a value-for-money package. At its heart, it is powered by a 1.0-litre petrol engine that produces 59 bhp power and 78 Nm peak torque while being mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The WagonR CNG comes with a tank capacity of 60L and offers a mileage of 33.54 km/kg.
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