India’s most fuel efficient cars

Fuel efficiency is one of the most important parameters to sell a car in India. With fuel prices on the upswing, which are the most fuel efficient cars in India?

Tata Nano 
The 2012 Tata Nano is powered by a 624cc, twin-cylinder petrol engine which produces 37 BHP and 51 Nm. The Nano returns a mileage of 25.4 kmpl.

Tata Indica e-V2 and Indigo e-CS 
Both these cars are powered by a 1400cc, CR4 diesel engine which produces 70 BHP and 140 Nm. Both the eV2 and eCS return 25 kmpl.

Chevrolet Beat 
Powered by a 936cc, diesel engine, the Beat produces 57 BHP and 150 Nm and returns a mileage of 24 kmpl.

Hyundai Verna 
The Fluidic Verna is a very fuel efficient car. The Verna 1.4 diesel returns 23.5 kmpl, while the Verna 1.6 diesel returns 22.32 kmpl.

Nissan Micra Diesel 
Powered by a 1461cc, 4-cylinder k9k diesel engine, the Micra produces 64 BHP and 160 Nm and returns a mileage of 23.08 kmpl.

Maruti Suzuki Swift Diesel 
The all new Swift is lighter and even with the same 1.3-litre diesel engine produces 74 BHP and 190 Nm. But the mileage is improved and the new Swift returns 22.9 kmpl.

Hyundai i-Gen i20 
The Fluidic i20 might retain the same engine as the old model, but the 1.4-litre diesel engine (90 BHP, 224 Nm) now produces 21.9 kmpl.

Hyundai Eon 
Powered by a 814cc, 3-cylinder petrol engine which produces 55 BHP and 76.5 Nm, the Eon returns a mileage of 21.1 kmpl.

Hyundai i10 
The i10 is powered by a 1.2-litre Kappa2 petrol engine which uses VTVT technology. This engine produces 80 BHP and 114
 Nm and returns 20.3 kmpl.

Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 
The 998cc, KB-Series 3-cylinder petrol engine in the Alto develops 67 BHP and 90 Nm and returns a mileage of 20.2 kmpl.