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10 Best CNG cars in India 2023: Price, Mileage, Design, Performance and More

For those who do not want to go fully electric, yet have another fuel option other than petrol, CNG is the way to go. CNG cars are non-polluting and boast of great performance. Running on an LPG cylinder, they are good for the environment and give you the performance usually associated with a petrol/diesel car. In India, Maruti and Hyundai manufacture the top CNG vehicles. So which one is best for you? Read our list and find out. 

Maruti Suzuki Alto | Starting From ₹ 3.15 Lakh
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The petrol version of the Alto is highly popular in India, and the case of the CNG variant is no different. The CNG version comes with a flashy new grille, fenders, headlights and bumper. You also get SmartPlay Studio which makes everything easily accessible. This car comes with the updated S-CNG technology to make sure you get the maximum benefit from your drives. This car happens to be the cheapest CNG vehicle in India. 

 

Mileage: 22.05 km/kg

Engine Displacement: 796 cc

Engine Type: F8D

Alternate Fuel: Petrol

Transmission Type: Manual

Seating Capacity: 4 to 5-seater

Performance: 41PS and 60Nm

Design: New grille, fenders, bumper and headlights.

Colors: Granite Grey, Cerulean Blue, Mojito Green, Uptown Red, Silky Silver, Solid White.

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Maruti Suzuki S-Presso | Starting From ₹ 3.78 Lakh
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This 4-seater CNG car has various features like a multi-function steering wheel, ABS, touch screen, wheel covers, driver and passenger airbag, power steering and a powerful AC. some other features that make this one of the best CNG cars presently include SmartPlay Studio, Auto Gear Shift Technology, Centrally Located Power Window Switches, and Properly Positioned Cluster Technology. 

Mileage: 21.53 km/kg

Engine Displacement: 998 cc

Engine Type: K10B

Alternate Fuel: Petrol

Transmission Type: Manual and AMT

Seating Capacity: 4 and 5-seater

Performance: 998 cc engine puts out 55.92bhp@5500rpm of power and 82.1Nm@3400rpm of torque.

Design: The car has a rather boxy design which is very similar to the petrol SPresso variant. 

Colors: Metallic silky silver, Metallic Graphite Grey, Solid White, Solid Fire Red, Pearl Starry Blue and Solid Sizzle Orange.

Hyundai Santro | Starting From ₹ 4.77 Lakh
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When the petrol version of the Santro was launched way back, more than a decade ago it quickly became India’s favourite family car. The CNG variant of this vehicle is no different. Featuring a bold design and widespread appeal, this car has a high-mounted stop lamp and keyless entry. It also has body-coloured door handles, and a Z-shaped character line for the wheels. This car looks nothing like the original Santro that was launched and instead has a futuristic design. 

Mileage: 20 km/kg

Engine Displacement: 1086 cc

Engine Type: 1.1 l Epsilon Mpi (BS6)

Alternate Fuel: Petrol

Transmission Type: Manual and AMT

Seating Capacity: 5-seater

Performance: Max Power, 59.17bhp@5500rpm ; Max Torque, 85.3Nm@4500 rpm 

Design: This hatchback has a futuristic design with high-mounted stop lamp and body coloured door handles. 

Colors: Titan Grey, Fiery Red, Typhoon Silver, Imperial Beige, Polar White.

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Maruti Suzuki Ertiga | Starting From ₹ 7.96 Lakh
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This car is a stunner, with its chrome-studded front grille, fog and projector lamps and multi-spoke alloy wheel. It also has a TFT Multi-Information Display so you can get information on the vital stats of the vehicle. This car also comes with Automatic Climate Control and Steering Mounted Audio and Calling Controls. 

Mileage: 17.99 km/kg

Engine Displacement: 1462 cc

Engine Type: K15B SMART HYBRID

Alternate Fuel: Petrol 

Transmission Type: Manual and Automatic Torque Converter

Seating Capacity: 7-seater

Performance: 87 bhp @ 5500 rpm and 121.5 Nm @ 4200 rpm of max power and max torque respectively.

Design: Chrome-studded front grille, multi-spoke alloy wheels, body coloured bumpers, roof mounted antenna. 

Colors: Pearl Metallic Oxford Blue, Metallic Magma Grey, Pearl Metallic Auburn Red, Dignity Brown, Splendid Silver and Pearl Arctic White.

Maruti Suzuki Eeco | Starting From ₹ 4.30 Lakh
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This microvan is basically a stripped down Versa. With a length of under 4 metres, this vehicle comes in different variants, with the CNG 5-seater AC being the top end version. You get an attractive external appearance with contemporary body decals. You get a huge boot space of 510 litres. You get a standard warranty of 2 years or 40000 kilometres, which may be extended to 3 years or 60000 kilometres. 

Mileage: 16.11 km/kg

Engine Displacement: 1196 cc

Engine Type: G12B

Alternate Fuel: Petrol

Transmission Type: Manual

Seating Capacity: 5 to 7-seater

Performance: You get a maximum power of 73 bhp at 6000 rpm and a peak torque output of 101Nm at 3000 rpm

Design: This car looks like the Versa, but has subtle design changes like grey bumpers and different body decals. 

Colors: Silky silver, Glistening Grey, Solid White, Breeze Blue and Midnight black.

Maruti Suzuki Wagon R | Starting From ₹ 4.93 Lakh
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The petrol version of the WagonR is a highly popular family car, and the CNG variant is no different. This version is powered by a 998 cc engine which comes with a Manual transmission. The 998 cc engine puts out 55.92bhp@5300rpm of power and 82.1Nm@3400rpm of torque. In-cabin features include Auto Gear Shift, Smartplay Studio System, and Smartplay Dock System. This has to be one of the best CNG cars in India. 

Mileage: 14.65 km/kg

Engine Displacement: 998 cc to 1197 cc

Engine Type: K12M

Alternate Fuel: Petrol

Transmission Type: Manual and AMT

Seating Capacity: 5-seater

Performance: 55.92bhp@5300rpm of power and 82.1Nm@3400rpm of torque.

Design: This car resembles the petrol WagonR

Colors: Silky silver, Magma Grey, Solid White, Nutmeg Brown, Poolside Blue, Prime-Gallant Red Plus Black, Prime Gallant Red and Met Magma Grey Plus Black

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Hyundai Aura | Starting From ₹ 6 Lakh
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This is Hyundai’s subcompact sedan, which is offered in 5 trims, namely E, S, SX, SX+ and SX (O). It comes with 2 engines, a 1.2-litre unit (producing 83PS and 114Nm) and a 1-litre turbocharged one (100PS and 172Nm). With the former you get a 5-speed manual transmission. The 1.2-litre petrol engine also comes with a factory-fitted CNG kit on the ‘S’ and ‘SX’ models. You get an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, auto air conditioning, wireless phone charger, cruise control and a height-adjustable drivers seat. 

Mileage: 14.28 km/kg

Engine Displacement: 998 cc to 1197 cc

Engine Type: 1.2 l Kappa

Alternate Fuel: Petrol, Diesel

Transmission Type: Manual and AMT

Seating Capacity: 5-seater

Performance: 1.2-litre unit (producing 83PS and 114Nm) and a 1-litre turbocharged one (100PS and 172Nm)

Design: Satin silver grille design, swept-back projector headlamps, and sporty diamond-cut alloy wheels.

Colors: Fiery Red, Polar White, Typhoon Silver, Vintage Brown and Titan Grey

Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS | Starting From ₹ 5.28 Lakh
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This car has a stylish and bold design and is meant to appeal to the young and lively. One of the top features of this vehicle is a large and spacious cabin. You get airbags as well as a host of other safety features with this vehicle. You get a 1197 cc engine which comes with a Manual transmission. This engine puts out 68.05bhp@6000rpm of power and 95.2nm@4000rpm of torque. You get features like a multifunctional steering wheel, touch screen, engine start-stop button, alloy wheels, power windows, power adjustable exterior rear view mirror, automatic climate control, ABS and front fog lights. 

Mileage: 13.5 km/kg

Engine Displacement: 998 cc to 1197 cc

Engine Type: 1.2 l Kappa

Alternate Fuel: Petrol and Diesel

Transmission Type: Manual and AMT

Seating Capacity: 5-seater

Performance: 68.05bhp@6000rpm of power and 95.2nm@4000rpm of torque.

Design: This car has a massive front grill, alloy wheels and comes in a number of colours. 

Colors:  Aqua Teal Dual Tone, Fiery Red, Typhoon Silver, Polar White Dual Tone, Polar White, Titan Grey

Maruti Swift
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The petrol version of the Swift is very popular and the CNG variant is no different. You get a bunch of features like a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system, height-adjustable driver seat, cruise control, auto AC and LED headlights with LED DRLs. In terms of safety features you get dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control (AMT only), hill-hold control (AMT only) and rear parking sensors. 

Mileage: 30.90km/kg

Engine Displacement: 1197 cc

Engine Type: NA

Alternate Fuel: Petrol and Diesel. 

Transmission Type: Manual. 

Seating Capacity: 5-seater. 

Performance: 76.43 – 88.5 Bhp

Design: The design of the CNG Swift is very similar to the petrol variant, with those swept back headlights and instantly-recognisable grille. 

Colors:  Arctic White, Sherwood Brown, Oxford Blue, Phoenix Red, Magma Grey

Tata Tiago 

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The only Tata car to make it to the list, the Tiago is a great automobile with a nice exterior and tons of interior features. You get a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, 15-inch alloy wheels, projector headlamps with LED DRLs and a rear defogger with wiper. You also get automatic climate control, an eight-speaker sound system and a cooled glovebox. 

Mileage: NA

Engine Displacement: 1199 cc

Engine Type: NA 

Alternate Fuel: Petrol and Diesel. 

Transmission type: Manual. 

Seating Capacity: 5 seaters

Performance: 73PS and 95Nm

Design: This car comes with alloy wheels, sleek headlamps and body-coloured bumpers. 

Colors: Midnight Plum, Flame Red, Arizona Blue, Opal White, Daytona Grey

Well, that wraps up the best CNG cars in India. So which one is your favourite? 

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