With the rise of the price of petrol, most of the Indians are looking for some viable and affordable options before buying a car. And that’s where CNG comes with a cheaper option which some of car manufacturers are taking it to a new high. There are not as many CNG stations as there are petrol and diesel stations in India, so it will take a bit time for people as well as automobile companies to make it popular. However, in most of the cities, people are going for the CNG as it results least greenhouse gas as compared to petrol and diesel. CNG is cheaper than petrol and also gives a pretty decent mileage for which most Indians are concerned about. Here are some cars that has taken this option into consideration and succeeded luring Indians by providing them with some great features and comfort.
When it comes to making petrol as an option, Hyundai Santro is providing with a well fitted CNG kit. It runs with 1.1 L petrol engine that produces 59 bhp power and 84 Nm of torque if run on CNG. Santro comes with two variants namely Magna CNG and Sportz CNG. The price range is decent and affordable. Look wise, it is great and provides great comfort.
Maruti Suzki Celerio
Maruti is not behind when it comes to sense the necessity of Indians. Celerio Green comes with a CNG kit with “Intelligent-Gas Port Injection” or i-GPI technology which according to Maruti is reliable, safe, responsive, clean and environment friendly. Its 1.0 L petrol engine produces a power of 58 bhp and 78 Nm of torque. The i-GPI technology ensures more power and efficiency that is quite similar to the petrol engine. And the claims made by Maruti is pretty interesting that says Celerio Green can give a mileage of 31.76 km/kg. It is affordable and family oriented which make it stand out.
How we can forget the tiny and lovely Nano while talking about the CNG powered cars! It is the cheapest and compact car that was manufactured keeping the needs of Indians in mind. Tata Nano eMax comes with a factory-fit CNG kit. The CNG tank has a capacity of 12 L with a claim of 36 km/kg. The size and look of Nano make it look marvelous with a mild soothing sound generated by its engine while running powered by CNG.
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Usage of CNG cars is becoming extremely popular around India due to the various benefits on offer. But always take care to purchase a car with company fitted CNG as compared to retro-fitted CNG kits as their safety record is not very satisfactory.