India is a country where traffic & population never stand still, it just grows. Meanwhile we cannot do much about the population here we try to address the concern of traffic that causes high fuel wastage causing frustration. Automatic cars are in for quite some time now due to their higher comfort factor however people shy away from buying these cars as they are less fuel efficient. With fuel efficiency being a hot topic among Indian car buyers, here’s a look at India’s top 5 most fuel efficient petrol cars.
Maruti Suzuki Alto K10
The most fuel efficient petrol automatic in the country, Alto K10’s popularity in India has further increased thanks to the AMT unit that returns an impressive 24.07 km/l, which is the same as the manual variant. The entry-level hatchback is powered by a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine the produces 68PS and 90 Nm of torque.
Maruti Suzuki Celerio
The first car in India to feature the now famous AMT unit, Celerio has been a very successful product in the country from Indian car maker Maruti Suzuki. It is driven by the same 1.0-litre K10 engine that also powers the Alto K10. Outputting 68PS of power and 90 Nm of torque, the Celerio AMT returns an ARAI certified mileage of 23.1 km/l, similar to the manual variants.
Tata Nano GenX
The new GenX Nano is a vast improvement over the previous model in various aspects. One such domain is the addition of an AMT unit which comes mated to the 624cc, twin-cylinder petrol motor that outputs 38PS and 51 Nm of torque. The engine returns an ARAI certified fuel economy of 21.9 km/l.
Nissan Micra X-Shift
The latest variant of the Micra hatchback was launched in July 2015, thereby making the automatic variant of the vehicle more affordable. Limited to just 750 units, the X-Shift is powered by a 1.2-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine that churns out 75PS of power and 104 Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a CVT gearbox that returns an impressive 19.34 km/l (ARAI certified). The front-wheel drive automatic is a very good option to consider in the hatchback space.
Newest vehicle in the list, the Honda Jazz got off to a flying start in the country. Though its sales have are now dropping, the Jazz comes with the option of a petrol automatic (CVT) unlike any of its rivals. Under its hood is a 1.2-litre, four-cylinder petrol motor that gives out 90PS of power and 109 Nm of torque, which is capable of returning an impressive fuel economy of 19 km/l.
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