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Saturday, May 26, 2012

By Pawan Rana

Most fuel efficient hatchbacks in India

India was smoothly heading towards becoming a prime market for diesel cars but the recent price rise has hastened it. Car makers such as Honda and Maruti besides others who had majority of petrol cars were a little lazy in bringing in the diesel models but now that the petrol prices are on fire, Honda, Maruti, Hyundai and other car makers have stepped up their efforts to put the diesel model in every car’s line up. In this race though, only those cars (both petrol and diesel) which are highly fuel efficient will win. Even if it is petrol and it returns 25 kmpl and comes for under Rs 2 lakh, you guessed it right we are talking about Tata Nano, will win the race. Also, now that petrol price is nearing its mighty figure of Rs 100 per litre, there are some cars that will be worth buying even on petrol. Whereas there are some that are highly economical even on diesel. Let have a one by one discussion over them.

Chevrolet Beat Diesel: 25.44 kmpl – Running cost (on Diesel) - Rs 1.61 per km

This car still holds the most affordable diesel hatchback title as its per kilometer running cost is under Rs 2 per kilometer as Chevrolet Promise as offers three year free maintenance. Besides Chevrolet Beat is fully capable of being usable for city as well as for highway run.

Chevrolet Beat Diesel Pictures

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Tata Indica eV2 : 25 kmpl – Running cost (on Diesel) - Rs 1.64 per km

This is the second most fuel efficient diesel hatchback in India and compared to Beat Diesel this hatchback is more spacious and is wide and longer than the Chevrolet hatchback. The per kilometer running cost comes out to be Rs 1.64 which is quite affordable.

Tata Indica eV2 Photo

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Toyota Etios Liva: 23.59 kmpl – Running cost (on Diesel) - Rs 1.73 per km

The Etios Liva hatchback returns a mileage of 23.59 kmpl on diesel and based on it the per kilometer running cost comes out to be Rs 1.73 only which is again very economical. Another advantage of this hatchback over others is the brand value.

Toyota Etios Liva Pictures

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Maruti Swift: 22.9 kmpl – Running cost (on Diesel) - Rs 1.79 per km

This is the most popular entry level premium hatchback in India and its mileage as well as brand value makes it much more appealing and a class leader. Under R 2 per kilometer running cost is amazing with a peppier engine and car for life assurance.

Maruti Swift Pictures

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Hyundai i20: 21.9 kmpl – Running cost (on Diesel) - Rs 1.87 per km

The entry level diesel car by Hyundai, the i20 promises up market premium interior styling and comfort with lots of features that are found on premium cars. The CRDI engine is efficient as well as powerful to make it more stunning. The recent makeover has added the charm to this Hyundai hatch.

Hyundai i20 Pictures

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Tata Nano: Mileage - 25 kmpl – Running cost (on Petrol) - Rs 2.92 per km

A small car by size, price and interiors but it is big on mileage. Retuning a mileage of 25 kmpl, Tata Nano’s per kilometer running cost of fuel comes out to be under Rs 3 per kilometer if per litre petrol price is supposed to be Rs 75. This is very less for a petrol car. However, following its small size and image as a city car restrict people to go for it.

Tata Nano Pictures

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Note: The per kilometer running cost calculations have been made based on the following fuel prices – Diesel Rs 41, Petrol Rs 73. Also the calculations are for only fuel costs only and it is assumed that each of these cars is maintained by the car maker as per some or the other free service contracts for 1-3 years.

Comments (8)


Monday, May 28, 2012

I have got Maruti Swift and its given great mileage..


Monday, May 28, 2012

Chevrolet Beat is my first choice in diesel cars.


Monday, May 28, 2012

I have Tata Indica eV2. This car is cheaper than other Hatchback cars and offers great Mileage more than others.


Monday, May 28, 2012

These cars are need to Indian auto market.Because all the cars are delivers good mileage and smarty performance.


Monday, May 28, 2012

Mostly all cars is low maintenance car. So all cars deliver good mileage and good performance.


Monday, May 28, 2012

The Nano will be no.1 position in Most fuel efficient hatchbacks in Diesel variant in India after launch.


Saturday, June 02, 2012

I think Chevy Beat delivers highest mileage than other diesel hatchback car in India.

Ronak Jain

Saturday, June 02, 2012

If you are a fan of Hatchback’s car than you couldn’t stop yourself to ride the new Maruti Swift, which has given all new looks, style and features,also delivers fantastic mileage

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