There was a time when the price difference between petrol and diesel compelled car buyers to choose diesel over petrol due to low running costs. However in the current times due to our rising economy and new pollution policies, the price difference between both the fuels are quite negligible. While EVs are still many years away from being commercially used, CNG cars are the best option for low-cost running vehicles. The CNG pump connectivity in India is also quite decent with support over small and large cities equally. Find out below about the cheapest CNG car in India.
1) Maruti Suzuki Alto 800
When you are searching for the cheapest car in its segment, you sacrifice a lot of important priorities like safety. Still, the Maruti Alto 800 with dual airbags, ABS with EBD and other safety feature is not exactly an unsafe car. Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 comes with factory fitted S-CNG kit for superior performance, low-cost maintenance and ease of mind. The New Alto 800 S-CNG BS6 can provide average mileage upto 31.9km/kg. The main benefit of factory-fitted CNG cars is its leak-proof design and integrated harness for total assurance. Maruti Alto 800 LXi CNG has a price tag of ₹4.78 Lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). S-CNG is also equipped in the LXi(O) variant which has a price tag of ₹4.82Lakhs ex-showroom.
2) Maruti S-Presso
You cannot have the cheapest car list in India, without a bunch of Maruti’s. Though the micro-SUV was recently in news due to its poor safety standards, the Maruti S-Presso CNG is still one of the cheapest CNG cars you can buy in India. . It comes with a CNG tank capacity of 55L (water equivalent) and delivers an impressive mileage of 31.2 km/kg. For its price, the Maruti S-Presso CNG is quite an economical car, but needs improvement in the safety front. The starting price of S-Presso CNG in the Indian market is ₹4.84Lakh for the LXi variant. More about which is the cheapest CNG car in India below.
3) Maruti Eeco
The last Maruti in our list is the Maruti Eeco. The Van in India is king of its segment and sells more units than many brands combined in India. The Van segment in India does not have any other alternative to the Maruti Eeco as of now. Maruti Suzuki Eeco S-CNG brings together efficiency, versatility, and greener mobility, making it the No. 1 Partner for families and businesses alike. Helping Maruti Suzuki move forward in its Mission Green Million, Eeco S-CNG comes with a BS6 compliant petrol engine which delivers peak power of 61 bhp@6000 rpm and a peak torque of and 85Nm @3000 rpm.
The tank capacity of Eeco CNG is 65L (5-Seater), and this versatile MPV delivers an impressive mileage of 20.88 km/kg*. The factory-fitted CNG kit is integrated from the ground up with corrosion-resistant, stainless-steel pipeline structure and integrated harness for enhanced safety. As for the performance, Eeco S-CNG comes with dual interdependent ECUs and an Intelligent Injection System in the set-up which improves drivability, performance, and smoother pickup
4) Hyundai Santro
Perhaps the only factory-fitted CNG car competitor in terms of price is the Hyundai Santro. Hyundai Santro was launched in CNG avatar in 2019. The Hyundai Santro CNG comes with two different variant options: Magna and Sportz. Hyundai Santro Manga CNG comes at an ex-showroom price of ₹6.8Lakhs. As you can see clearly, the price of the Hyundai CNG entry-level car is more premium compared to other Maruti counterparts. The Maruti WagonR S-CNG which is the main competitor of this car starts at Rs.5.25 lakh.
Also read: What is Maruti S-CNG and why to prefer it?
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