CNG, the abbreviation for Compressed Natural Gas, has started becoming an alternate fuel option for cars in India, as it is very eco-friendly, compared to diesel or petrol. The number of vehicles with factory-fitted CNG kits is increasing by the day. Some of the popular CNG cars in India in 2015:
Maruti Suzuki Wagon R-LXi CNG
This hatchback from Maruti Suzuki is sold with a factory-fitted CNG kit, and this car costs 4.57lakhs. The mileage of this car, if running on petrol is 12.4 km/l on city-roads and 17km/l on highways. However, the mileage increases to an amazing 26 km/kg, if the CNG option is used. Maruti is also going to launch many cars in Auto Expo 2016
Maruti Suzuki Celerio-Green VXi
Another Maruti car, the Celerio comes with a factory-fitted CNG kit, apart from its petrol variant, and costs 4.92 lakhs. As the name suggests, it is Green, meaning, that it is eco-friendly, and the mileage, if used on petrol+CNG comes to 23.1k/l, whereas if used on the CNG option alone, the mileage is an unbelievable 31.79km/kg.
Maruti Suzuki Alto 800-LXI CNG
This car, costing only 3.69 lakhs, apart from a 3-cylinder petrol engine, also is fitted with a CNG kit, which is in the boot. The mileage of this car, when using the CNG, is a fabulous 30.46 km/kg.
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga-VXi CNG
This is a new model of Ertiga, fitted with a CNG kit, and has been popular in India. Costing 7.86 lakhs, for this SUV, this variant of Ertiga is sold in a combination of petrol and CNG option. The mileage of this car is touted to be around 22.8km/l.
Maruti Suzuki Alto K10-LXI CNG
This car, costing 3.98 lakhs, is sold in petrol+CNG variant, and the mileage when CNG is used is a wonderful 32.26km/kg, while the petrol use gives a far lesser mileage of 24.07km/l.
Tata Nano GenX-XM CNG
This small car from Tata, fitted with CNG, is the car which gives the most impressive mileage, among all the CNG-fitted cars, at 36km/kg. It is also the least expensive among cars, costing only 2.56 lakhs.
Tata Indigo eCS-GLS CNG
This sedan, costing 5.06 lakhs, is fitted with a petrol engine and CNG kit. When driven on petrol, the mileage is a paltry 12.32-15.64km/l, whereas, if it is driven on CNG, the mileage increases to a super24.6km/kg.
Maruti Suzuki Eeco-5 STR with HTR CNG
This bigger car, from Maruti, almost van-sized, costing 3.83lakhs, runs on 1.2 liter petrol engine, as well as CNG, and if used with petrol the mileage is 15km/l, whereas, if used with CNG, the mileage increases to 20km/kg.
Honda Amaze-S Plus i-VTEC
This is another sedan, costing 6.03lakhs, which comes with a CNG kit. The mileage of the car is said to be 18km/kg, when running on CNG.