18 cars with mileage of over 25 km/l in India – IAB Picks [Updated]

Posted on: Apr 6, 2016 - 12:11pm IST

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

BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition front at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show Live

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

Maruti Ciaz SHVS rear three quarter launched in Delhi

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

Maruti Celerio ZDI (O) DDiS 125 front quarter (1) review

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

Suzuki Baleno 1.0 Boosterjet front three quarters left at 2016 Geneva Motor Show

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

Honda Drive To Discover 6 Honda Jazz side

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

Maruti Swift Dzire Auto Gear Shift front three quarters at Auto Expo 2016

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

2014 Honda City MUGEN at the 2014 Indonesia International Motor Show rear

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.

8,9. Ford Figo and Aspire diesel

2015 Ford Figo side at Auto Expo 2016

The new Figo twins achieve 25.83 km/l thanks to their frugal 100 PS 1.5-liter TDCi four-cylinder engine.

10. Honda Amaze diesel

2016 Honda Amaze 1.2 VX (facelift) front three quarter toe in First Drive Review

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.

11. Chevrolet Beat diesel

Chevrolet Beat Manchester United edition front right three quarter at 2016 Auto Expo

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.

12. Tata Nano emax/Tata Nano Twist

Tata Nano Twist Review front quarters

Where the Tata Nano emax (CNG) delivers 36 km/kg, the regular Tata Nano Twist (with power steering) returns 25.35 km/l, thus claiming rights of India’s most fuel efficient petrol-powered car.

13. Mahindra KUV100 diesel

Mahindra KUV100 1.2 Diesel (D75) side Full Drive Review

At 25.32 km/l, Mahindra has established that its new mFalcon engine family can match up to the competition as far as efficiency is concerned. The engine is a 1.2-liter three-cylinder unit.

14. Maruti Swift diesel

Maruti Swift Limited Edition front at Auto Expo 2016

India’s favorite hatchback, the Maruti Swift, claims 25.2 km/l (diesel variant). Unlike the Dzire though, it comes only with a 5-speed manual gearbox.

15. Renault Kwid

Renault Kwid custom front three quarters at Auto Expo 2016

The Renault Kwid claims 25.17 km/l, thus bettering its rivals such as the Maruti Alto 800 and the Hyundai Eon.

16. Tata Indica eV2

Tata Indica emax CNG

It may be relegated to fleet sales now, but there’s a good reason for that: The Indica eV2 diesel with its 1.4-liter engine claims 25 km/l.

17. Maruti Alto K10 CNG

2015 Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 VXi front three quarter at the 2015 Nepal Auto Show

The Maruti Alto K10 CNG variant claims 32.26 km/kg, thus offering low running and maintenance costs. It is available only with the 5-speed manual gearbox though.

18. Tata Tiago Diesel

Tata Tiago headlamp and grille launched

The Tata Tiago diesel, launched today at prices starting from INR 3.2 lakhs, ex-Showroom, New Delhi, returns an ARAI-certified fuel efficiency of 27.28 km/l.

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