Some of the most fuel efficient Maruti Suzuki cars

Wednesday 27 November 2013, 10:14 AM by

Maruti Suzuki is the leading passenger car brand of India that has been active in the country for almost three decades now. The company maintains its presence in almost every segment but the major chunk of revenue comes from the hatchback segment. The main reason attributed for the success of Maruti Suzuki's cars are their higher fuel efficiency as compared to rivals. As buyers in India generally prefer buying vehicles that are high in terms of mileage, Maruti Suzuki has always fascinated them with its vehicles. Whether be it hatchbacks or utility vehicles, the engines of Maruti Suzuki vehicles give away best-in-class fuel economy coupled with superlative power. At present, the company has a long list of vehicles that boast of exceptional mileage figures, some of which are listed below.

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800

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Some of the most fuel efficient Maruti Suzuki cars

In entry level hatchback segment, the auto maker maintains its presence through the Alto 800. The car constantly features among the best selling models offered by the company. Buyers in India have appreciated the performance of Alto 800 with respect to its fuel economy. With the use of lightweight pistons, connecting rods and crankshaft, the compression ratio in Alto 800 has been tweaked to extract better mileage. As claimed, Alto 800 possess an ability to give away average of 22.74 kmpl, which has been certified by ARAI. On the other hand, the CNG version of Alto 800 delivers a fuel economy of 30.46 km per kg, thereby rendering it as one of the most economical cars in India.

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga

Some of the most fuel efficient Maruti Suzuki cars

In utility vehicle segment, Maruti Suzuki operates through Ertiga, which was launched in April 2013. Compliant with BS-IV emission norms, the Multi Purpose Vehicle (MPV) of Maruti Suzuki is known for its good mileage figures. Deriving power from its K-Series petrol engine, which is highly fuel efficient, Ertiga delivers an average of 16.02 kmpl. The Variable Valve Timing (VVT) technology of this petrol unit alters the fuel intake system in accordance with the required power, thereby lending a better mileage. On the other hand, the diesel version shows an impressive mileage statistics of 20.77 kmpl.

Maruti Suzuki Swift

Some of the most fuel efficient Maruti Suzuki cars
Some of the most fuel efficient Maruti Suzuki cars

Maruti Suzuki Swift has set benchmarks for others to follow in the compact hatchback segment. Whether it be mileage, engine performance or features, Swift has came good in all departments. In the current generation model, the auto maker has modified the engine by a bit so as to make it more fuel efficient. As the petrol version of Swift is equipped with VVT (Variable Valve Timing), it returns an average of 18.6 kmpl under different road conditions. Whereas the 1.3-litre DDiS unit of Swift is equipped with a combination of a turbocharger and intercooler that helps in extracting a better fuel economy. With this, the diesel version of Maruti Suzuki Swift gives away an average of 22.9 kmpl as certified by ARAI.

Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire

Some of the most fuel efficient Maruti Suzuki cars
Some of the most fuel efficient Maruti Suzuki cars

In entry level sedan segment, Maruti Suzuki Swift DZire has been performing well for a long time now. The car is admired for its potent engine which gives away refined performance. Powered by the same petrol unit given in Swift, DZire gets a 1.2-litre unit that is equipped with VVT technology. Owing to this, petrol Swift DZire returns a best-in-class average of 19.1 kmpl. However, the average of its manual and automatic variants differ by a small margin as the latter gives away a mileage of 17.4 kmpl. Talking about the diesel version of Swift DZire, it gets the same 1.3-litre DDiS unit that returns a mileage of 23.4 kmpl under ARAI tests.

Maruti Suzuki SX4

Some of the most fuel efficient Maruti Suzuki cars
Some of the most fuel efficient Maruti Suzuki cars

SX4 is counted among the low faring cars in Maruti Suzuki's portfolio as the competition is getting stiffer in the mid-size sedan segment. Over the years, SX4 has not performed as per the expectations of consumers and company as well. However, the car has been appreciated by many critics for its good fuel economy. The petrol version of SX4 gets a 1.6-litre mill with VVT technology. As claimed by the company, the engine of SX4 posses an ability to give away a mileage of 15.5 kmpl for the manual variant. In case of the automatic trim, the car gives away a reasonable figures of 12.6 kmpl. Coming to the 4-cylinder 1.2-litre DDiS unit of SX4, it has got dual overhead cam shaft that renders an average of 21.5 kmpl under normal driving conditions.