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Check out the list of the top 5 most affordable CNG cars in the Indian market

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


Maruti Alto CNG Variants

Price (ex-showroom)

LXi CNG

Rs 4.44 Lakhs

LXi (O) CNG

Rs 4.48 Lakhs


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 S-Presso


Maruti S-Presso CNG Variants

Price (ex-showroom)

LXi CNG

Rs 4.89 Lakhs

LXi (O) CNG

Rs 4.95 Lakhs

VXi CNG

Rs 5.12 Lakhs

VXi (O) CNG

Rs 5.18 Lakhs


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 Wagon R


Maruti WagonR CNG Variants

Price (ex-showroom)

LXi CNG

Rs 5.45 Lakhs

LXi (O) CNG

Rs 5.52 Lakhs


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.




Maruti Celerio CNG Variants

Price (ex-showroom)

VXi CNG

Rs 5.72 Lakhs

VXi (O) CNG

Rs 5.78 Lakhs



Maruti Celerio lies in the same ballpark as the WagonR. It falls in the price bracket of Rs 5.72 lakhs - Rs 5.78 lakhs (ex-showroom). Talking about the CNG model, it is available with Celerio’s mid-level VXi and Vxi(O) trim. Design-wise, Celerio is more stylish than WagonR. With the introduction of Celerio in the Indian market, Maruti has filled a void for consumers who prefer a more conventional hatchback design. Under the bonnet, the Celerio CNG variant comes with a 1.0-litre K-Series engine that churns out 58 bhp power and 90 Nm torque. The transmission option includes a manual unit. Furthermore, the VXi CNG variant comes with a sufficient tank capacity of 60L. Also, it returns a certified mileage of 30.48 km/kg. 




Hyundai Santro CNG Variants

Price (ex-showroom)

Magna CNG

Rs 5.87 Lakhs

Sportz CNG

Rs 5.99 Lakhs



Hyundai Santro has always been everyone’s favorite family car. The South Korean automaker has introduced two CNG variants - Magna and Sportz in the Indian market. The former is priced at Rs 5.87 lakhs and the latter is retailed at Rs 5.99 lakhs (all prices, ex-showroom). The model comes with a modern design and a sporty stance. Both CNG variants feature the same equipment list as the standard model. Performance-wise, the two CNG variants are powered by a 1.1-litre four-pot petrol unit that produces 60 bhp power and 85 Nm peak torque. The transmission option for both variants is a 5-speed manual gearbox. The CNG tank capacity here is 60L. The CNG variants deliver an impressive mileage of 30.48 km/kg. 


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