With the petrol prices increasing day by day and emissions norms getting strongest every year, a number of car brands are looking for a worthy alternative to the fuel-efficient diesel engines and CNG-powered powertrains seem to be a VFM and affordable option for this. Brands like Maruti, Hyundai, and now Tata are using this as an opportunity to boost their sales and are expanding their CNG portfolio in the country. This often leaves the buyers confused with so many options to choose from. If you are also planning to buy an affordable CNG car soon, here is a list of the top 5 cheapest CNG cars in India in 2022.
|Maruti Alto 800||Rs 5.03 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|Maruti S-Presso||Rs 5.38 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|Maruti Eeco||Rs 5.94 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|Tata Tiago||Rs 6.27 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|Maruti WagonR||Rs. 6.42 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)|
Cheapest CNG Cars In India In 2022
Maruti Alto 800 CNG
Starting Price: Rs 5.03 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Claimed Fuel Economy: 31.59 km/kg
The Maruti Alto 800 is currently the most affordable Maruti car in the country and offers a practical package to those looking for a non-nonsense city car. A compact footprint and a decent cabin further help it give tough competition to the rivals. The build quality however is average. Moving on, the CNG version of the car is offered with a 796 cc three-cylinder petrol engine that churns out 47.3 bhp @ 6000 rpm and a peak torque output of 69 Nm @ 3500 rpm. This engine comes mated to a five-speed manual gearbox and offers supreme long-term reliability. In addition to this, the long-term maintenance too is not very expensive but the performance is just average. The price of the Alto 800 CNG in India starts from Rs 5.03 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Maruti S-Presso CNG
Starting Price: Rs 5.38 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Claimed Fuel Economy: 31.2 km/kg
The Maruti S-Presso CNG replaced the famous Maruti K10 in the Indian market and had big shoes to fill in but somehow failed to attract the buyers despite having a practical package. A tall-boy design, extremely spacious cabin, and a compact footprint were few of the USPs of the S-Presso. In addition to this, the S-Presso is also offered with an option CNG powertrain for the buyers looking for an affordable and cheap-to-run CNG car for the everyday commute. Powering the S-Presso is a 67 bhp engine that churns out a peak torque output of 90 NM @ 3500 rpm. This engine is available with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The performance is great and the light kerb weight of the S-Presso helps in a brisk initial acceleration. The price of the car starts from Rs 5.38 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the base LXI CNG variant.
Maruti Eeco CNG
Starting Price: Rs 5.94 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Claimed Fuel Economy: 20.88 km/kg
The Maruti Eeco is one of the best-selling vans in the Indian market and not only offers an affordable price tag but in addition to this, also boasts an extremely practical cabin and a powerful CNG powertrain. The Eeco CNG gets an 1196 cc G12B, four-cylinder engine that churns out a peak power and torque output of 616 hp @ 6000 rpm and 85 Nm @ 3000 respectively. The fuel economy of the Maruti Eeco CNG is claimed to be 20.88 km/kg.
Tata Tiago CNG
Starting Price: Rs 6.27 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Claimed Fuel Economy: 26.49 km/kg
Tata is currently offering two CNG-powered cars in its portfolio in India – Tata Tiago CNG and the Tata Tigor CNG. While the Tigor CNG comes with a long features list and a slightly more expensive price tag, it is the Tata Tiago CNG that is attracting maximum buyers with its affordable and practical package. With a starting price of Rs 6.27 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the Tata Tiago does offer a strong package to the buyers. In addition to this, the brand is also offering multiple variants of the Tiago CNG to choose from depending on their individual requirements. The car gets a 1.2L Revotron, three-cylinder, bi-Fuel CNG engine that churns out a peak power output of 73.4 PS @ 6000 rpm. The maximum torque on the other hand stands at 95 Nm @ 3500 rpm. The same unit delivers 86 Ps and 113 Nm of peak torque when running on pure petrol mode. It is also worth noting that the Tiago CNG is not only of the most powerful CNG cars in India but is also the safest CNG car in the country.
Maruti Suzuki WagonR CNG
Starting Price: Rs 6.42 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Claimed Fuel Economy: 34.04 km/kg
The Maruti WagonR CNG is currently one of the best-selling CNG cars in India in 2022 and offers a spacious cabin along with an impressive features list. In addition to this, the car also features attractive styling and a tall-boy stance that makes it an extremely easy-to-drive car in the city. A 998cc K10C, three-cylinder engine powers the WagonR CNG and churns out 56 hp @ 5300 rpm and a peak torque output of 82.1 Nm @ 3400 rpm. This engine comes mated to a five-speed manual gearbox and impressed us with its performance and real-life fuel efficiency.
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