Maruti-Suzuki has a strong hold in the fuel efficient car space

We the Indian customers are notoriously known for our price sensitiveness. When it comes to purchasing a car or a motorcycle, the first and foremost question we ask to the dealers is the fuel economy. No wonder, it’s in the DNA of Indian customers to ask for the fuel efficiency of a car or motorcycle before they buy it. So, the fuel efficiency figure matters most both for the customers and the automakers. Every automaker tries to impress the customers, by stating how good fuel efficient their cars are.

We chose top 5 fuel efficient cars in India at present regardless of petrol, diesel or hybrid powertrain. As it seems, the Maruti-Suzuki dominates the space heavily, as they have the largest share in the space. Here, let us take a close look.


2014 Maruti-Suzuki Ciaz
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Maruti-Suzuki Ciaz is a pretty stylish sedan from the Indo Japanese automaker, which is also the automaker’s first attempt into luxury. The car was initially launched with regular powertrain, while later the SHVS technology was introduced to the car.

The Maruti-Suzuki Ciaz SHVS is not different looking compare to the outgoing model. It sports the same sharp headlamps, chrome garnished front grille, sleek side profile. The interior is same as well. The only difference comes into notice is the badge sporting SHVS lettering.

The SHVS stands for Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki. The Maruti-Suzuki Ciaz SHVS comes with a 1.3 litre DDiS diesel engine which is combined with an integrated starter generator. The transmission duty is done by a 5 speed manual gearbox and the car generates 89 bhp of peak power and 200 Nm of peak torque. The fuel economy for this car is 28.09 kmpl. Pricing ranges between INR. 7.68 lakh to INR. 9.49 lakh (ex showroom, Delhi).

Fuel Efficiency: 28.09 kmpl


2014 Maruti-Suzuki Celerio
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Maruti-Suzuki claims the Celerio as the most popular hatchback of India. No wonder, they have the reason to claim, as the car offers 27.62 kmpl of fuel economy in the diesel variant.

The Maruti-Suzuki Celerio sports a dull yet practical design with large headlamps, flowing chrome garnished slated grille, large slated air intake, chrome garnished fog lamps, sharp creases running through the body. At the interior the car offers ample amount space for the occupants, which make the journey comfortable. The 235 litres of boot space offers plenty of space for luggage also.

Power source for the car is a 0.8 litre DDiS diesel engine which is efficient and peppy at the same time. Combined with a 5 speed manual gearbox this engine churns out 46 bhp of peak power and 125 Nm of peak torque. Pricing for the car ranges between INR. 4.81 lakh to INR. 5.90 lakh (ex showroom, Delhi).

Fuel Efficiency: 27.62 kmpl


2016 Maruti Suzuki Baleno Exterior High Quality
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If Maruti-Suzuki Ciaz was the company’s attempt in the premium sedan segment, the Baleno is the Indo Japanese automaker’s attempt in premium hatchback segment. Launched last year the Baleno is sold through the Nexa dealership. In very short time the car has become pretty popular.

The Baleno comes with sharp headlamps with LED daytime running lights, V motion grille with chrome embellishment, large air intake, alloy wheels, blackened glass area, floating roof design, and LED taillights. The interior also comes pretty upmarket with multifunction steering wheel, sleek instrument cluster with informative display, touchscreen infotainment system with V shaped centre console.

The car is powered by a 1.3 litre DDiS 200 diesel engine which is paired with a 5 speed manual gearbox and generates 73 bhp of peak power and 190 Nm of peak torque. The fuel economy of this car stands at 27.39 kmpl. While the price of the ranges between INR. 6.33 lakh to INR. 8.32 lakh (ex showroom, Delhi).

Fuel Efficiency: 27.39 kmpl


2015 Honda Jazz Exterior High Quality
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Apart from Maruti-Suzuki Honda car India also has its share in the segment. The Honda Jazz premium hatchback is a stylish car, and when the company launched the new model last year, the popularity shot up.

The Honda Jazz gets sharp headlamps, thick bar at the front grille with Honda logo. It also sports sporty alloy wheels, thick cuts and creases at the side profile, while the rear gets roof spoiler large taillamps. Inside the cabin the car is very sporty looking, and it comes bearing plenty of features and space as well.

Power source for the Honda Jazz is a 1.5 litre i-DTEC diesel engine which is mated to a 5 speed manual transmission. The engine is capable to churn out 98 bhp of peak power and 200 Nm of peak torque. The car offers 27.30 kmpl of fuel economy. It is priced between INR. 5.56 lakh to INR. 8.99 lakh (ex showroom, Delhi).

Fuel Efficiency: 27.30 kmpl


2016 Tata Tiago Exterior
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Tata Motors’ latest sporty looking hatchback is the Tata Tiago. Unveiled later last year the car was launched few months back. Designed following the IMPACT design language the Tata Tiago looks sporty with large sharp headlamps, piano black finished smiling grille, slated air intake, chrome garnished fog lamps.

Inside the cabin the car offers plenty of space for the occupants, while the features make it upmarket. The car features multifunction steering wheel, dual analog dial and a TFT display at the instrument cluster, a sleek hexagonal piano black finished centre console with a MID developed by Harman.

Power source for the car is a 1.05 litre Revotorq engine mated to a 5 speed manual transmission and churns out 69 bhp of peak power and 140 Nm of peak torque, while the fuel efficiency stands at 27.29 kmpl. The Tata Tiago is priced between INR. 3.94 lakh to INR. 5.59 lakh (ex showroom, Delhi)

Fuel Efficiency: 27.29 kmpl

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