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7 Best CNG Cars In India


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CNG cars are one way of your contribution to your counntry and the environment as you are moving with a go green footfrint by reducing the carbon imprint. India needs an  eco-friendly environment and it all get intiated from a single change by choosing CNG cars over petro/diesel cars. And car manufacturers have now spoilt us for choice. We get everything from a small car, a hatchback to even an MPV with an option of CNG. Here is a list of best/top CNG cars in India which claims to deliver impressive performance in terms of fuel economy.

1. Maruti Alto 800 CNG

The most popular small car in the A segment, Maruti Alto 800 is available in CNG variant. The car lately received a modification with its facelift, featuring subtle cosmetic updates, while mechanically it remains as it is. Along with cosmetic upgrades on the outside as well as inside, it also have a lot of additional features such as new fabric upholstery for door pads and seats, additional storage space, remote keyless entry and map pockets among several others.

2. Maruti Alto K10

 A most favorite choice amid first time buyers Alto K10 is also available in CNG version.
For power generation Maruti has emebeded a 998cc, petrol mill developing 58bhp in CNG mode and 67bhp in petrol mode. Torque generated is around 78Nm in CNG mode which is 12Nm less than petrol mode. The factory fitted i-GPI CNG technology enables the variant to exhale the fuel economy of 32.26 km/kg as against 24.07 kmpl returned by petrol MT and AGS variants. 

3. Maruti Ertiga

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is the most preferable choice for CNG powered MPV in India and it shows how Maruti Suzuki is good at tapping consumers. In fact, it is the sixth vehicle from Maruti Suzuki India with a factory-fitted CNG kit. The Ertiga with a CNG kit features the 1373cc VVT petrol engine which churns out 81bhp; 12bhp less than when in petrol mode. There are no other changes in the car except for the fact that there is no room for your luggage because of the CNG tank.

4. Maruti Wagon R

One of the popular choice in market, Maruti Wagon R is also available with CNG kit. The CNG kit is available on the LXi variant in the line-up which derives power from the same 998cc petrol mill which powers the regular petrol trim.
The K10B petrol engine is good for max power of 43.5 KW at 6200RPM which is around 6.5kW less than petrol mode. Even the torque figure is 13Nm less than petrol mode at around 77Nm. 

5. Maruti Celerio

Yet another small car from Maruti India available with CNG option is the entry level B segment hatchback, Celerio. When Maruti Suzuki launched the Celerio, there was tremendous of bookings because they had offered a lot in a small car. A few months post that they launched the CNG variant. Called the Maruti Celerio Green, the car comes with a factory-fitted CNG kit, and returned an impressive 31.79km/kg (claimed) mileage.

6. Maruti Eeco

The Maruti Suzuki Eeco Charge was revealed in the 2010 Auto Expo as a low cost family car. The car was designed especially for the 2010 Commonwealth games held in the national capital same year. A noted effot of promoting green cars in India, the Eeco Charge wasn’t released as a retail model. Maruti Suzuki is now all set to launch the new version of Maruti Suzuki Eeco in market; expectations are we will get a chance to see this green car again.

7. Tata Nano

Tata Nano is probably the smallest CNG car in India. The company intially hesitated about introducing CNG variants of its models, but with the HorizoNext design developmemt in place, they introduced the eMAX range of cars. counting the small size of Nano, it was indeed a challenge to fit the CNG tank in the mini hatchback, although, Tata Motors did a fantastic job. To save on the luggage space, Tata fitted the cylinders under the front seats.