It is a well-known fact that global warming is one of the biggest causes of concern for all nations around the world. As global warming, is a serious cause of concern, so does the burning of fossil fuels for energy, which is one of the main reasons for global warming?
In the last few years, the new central government has been introducing new schemes and rules that could reduce the use of fossil fuel and switch to something more efficient and less polluting. CNG is proven to be one such efficient fuel, however, it comes from the fossil fuel itself but the pollution is comparatively very less and the burning efficiency is comparatively very high.
It has been more than 10 years since people began using gaseous fuel for powering their automobile, in the beginning; it was LPG gas, which was illegal to be used in automobiles. As the demand for natural gas-powered cars increasing and with a government initiative to increase the use of natural gas-powered cars, several brands have come forward with cars that are powered by Compressed Natural Gas. Here is a list of CNC cars in India today. These Best Cars were selected based on their performance, price, features, safety, and overall looks.
#1 Tata Indica Emax CNG Variant
Tata Motors, as you know, is one of the largest car manufacturers in India and the brand has a reputation for manufacturing and marketing top quality cars in India. Most of the cars marketed by Tata motors boast top safety features and high chassis rigidity. The Tata Indica eMax comes in two different CNG variants, the Emax CNG GLS that cost 3.96 lakhs and EMax CNG GLZ that costs 4.32 lakhs.
With a fuel efficient 4-cylinder engine of 1.2 liter, the Indica eMax is a powerful vehicle that can produce the maximum power [email protected] 5-speed gearbox makes it possible to achieve a comfortable ride even in the highways. Talking about the fuel efficiency Tata Indica eMax can be expected to give an awesome mileage of 23.7km/kg
Price – INR 432000/- approx
#2 Hyundai Xcent Prime CNG Variant
The Hyundai Xcent Prime comes with a CNG variant, the Hyundai Xcent Prime CNG T+, which is a hybrid car designed to run on both petrol and CNG. Unlike most of the CNG cars out on the market today, the Hyundai Xcent Prime comes with an engine that could deliver a maximum power of 83 PS @ 6000 rpm which is comparatively higher than what most other CNG cars could deliver.
Hyundai Xcent is loaded with a fuel-efficient 1200cc engine that is powerful enough to produce [email protected] rpm. Moreover, the fuel efficiency of 20.14km/kg makes Xcent Prime a great buy for avid travellers.
Price – INR 537000 /- approx
#3 Renault Kwid CNG Variant
The brand Renault became a famous brand as one of their model Duster proved to be very successful for its looks and features it offered. With the success of duster, the brand introduced the hatchback model Kwid that is basically an entry-level car powered by petrol. However, with the introduction of CNG variant of Maruti Alto and Hyundai Eon, the brand Renault is planning to introduce a CNG version of Renault Kwid to compete these models. As of now, only a few details are known, wait for a few months and the specification would be released.
Renault Kwid’s CNG variant will be powered by an 800cc engine and will be having an efficient 4-speed gearbox to support the brilliant fuel efficiency without compromising with the power. Although the specs aren’t official now, we will let you know the details as soon as we get them.
Price – INR 250000/- approx
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#4 Maruti Suzuki Ertiga CNG Variant
The CNG version of Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is Ertiga VXI CNG, which comes with an engine that could deliver a maximum power of 80 bhp and has an engine displacement of 1373 cc. The new CNG variant is said to be powered by a CNG engine that is coupled with a petrol SHVS technology.
Ertiga has a brilliant fuel efficiency of 25km/kg in spite of having a bigger 1373cc engine. The 5-speed gearbox makes it a great buy for the buyers looking for a perfect family car.
Price – INR 740000-1090000/- approx
#5 Hyundai Eon CNG Variant
Hyundai Eon comes in a CNG variant and this model was launched to compete the Maruti’s hatchback CNG variant, Alto. The Hyundai Eon CNG variant is an FWD and the power from the engine is transmitted through a 5-speed transmission system. The car comes with a 9V fuel engine that is designed to deliver maximum performance and fuel efficiency.
The 814cc engine in the CNG variant of Eon makes a power of [email protected] So, if you were looking for a decent buy, the Eon CNG will be a great buy. Eon’s expected fuel efficiency is 21.1km’kg which is great for this size of a car.
Price – INR 380000/- approx
#6 Maruti Suzuki Celerio CNG Variant
The Maruti Suzuki Celerio is one of the top cars from Maruti, which is a direct competitor to Chevrolet Beat Nissan Micra Active etc. This car comes with a 1000 cc engine and in a CNG variant. One of the greatest advantages of this model is that it is designed to offer a mileage of 32 km/kg CNG. Apart from the engine, the car comes with attractive exterior design and interior features that will stand second to no other car interiors.
With a fuel efficient 1000cc engine, Celerio is capable to achieve the brilliant efficiency of 31.79km/kg
Price – INR 507000/- approx
#7 Mahindra Bolero Pik-Up CNG Variant
The CNG variant of Mahindra Bolero Pick-up is the high-end version of this model. The engine comes designed to run on petrol and CNG and can deliver a mileage of 13 km/kg CNG. One of the notable things about Mahindra Bolero Pik-Up is that it comes with a 2523 cc engine and 57-liter fuel tank.
Bolero pick-up is loaded with a 2.5-liter engine that produces maximum power of [email protected] The five-speed gearbox makes it a brilliant choice for the buyers looking for a powerful pickup for them.
Price – INR 736000/- approx
#8 Tata Nano CNG Variant
Tata Nano was one of the revolutionary cars introduced in India by India’s own car manufacturer Tata. The CNG variant of Tata Nano, the Tata Nano CNG XM come with an engine designed to deliver a mileage of 36 km/kg and has a displacement of 624cc. One of the notable things about this car is that even though, the car looks small, it has a maximum engine power of 37.8 bhp.
Loaded with 624cc engine, the CNG variant of Tata Nano is one of the most fuel-efficient cars in the range and you can expect the fuel efficiency of 36km/kg from the Nano in normal driving conditions.
Price – INR 297000/- approx
#9 Maruti Suzuki WagonR CNG Variant
Wagon R is one of the most successful cars from the Maruti Suzuki and today the car is available in two CNG variants too, the Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 1.0 LXi CNG and Maruti Suzuki Wagon R 1.0 LXi CNG O. Both the models have the same engine but come with a few exterior and interior design differences. The engine is designed to deliver a mileage of 20.5 km/kg and a displacement of 998cc.
Powered by a 4-cylinder 998cc engine, the WagonR is a great buy for the buyers looking for a fuel-efficient car for their family.
Price – INR 459000-500000/- approx
Switching to a CNG powered car is one of the most recommended things today. You can not only save money but also reduce pollution. If you are a person who believes that CNG cars are inferior to gasoline-fueled cars, then you are wrong. CNG cars come with the same features and specification as conventional gasoline-fueled cars.