A number of major cities in India, including Delhi, Kolkata and Bangalore, become crippled with air pollution during the winter months. This came to the fore early last year in the national capital when the odd-even rule had to be implemented. The issue of air pollution will continue posing challenges unless it is tackled by all of us. CNG cars not only help save fuel cost it is also environment friendly.
Maruti Alto K10 LXI CNG
The CNG variant of Alto K10 produces maximum power of 58.2bhp and 78Nm of peak torque output. Maruti claims that in CNG mode the car delivers 32.26 Km/kg of mileage. This variant is priced at Rs 4.06 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
Hyundai Grand i10 CNG
Hyundai Grand i10’s Asta, Asta (O), Era, Magna and Sportz trims are all available with factory-fitted CNG kit. These are priced at Rs 6.40 lakh, Rs 6.72 lakh, Rs 5.53 lakh, Rs 5.73 lakh, and Rs 6.12 lakh, respectively (ex-showroom).
Tata Nano XM CNG
The Tata Nano XM variant is available with CNG. It is powered by a 624 cc engine mated to a 4-speed gearbox, and is priced at Rs 2.83 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The company claims that the car delivers a mileage of 36 km/kg.
Maruti Alto 800 LXI CNG
The Alto 800 LXI is offered with factory-fitted CNG kit. It is the slightly less powerful and more affordable cousin of the Alto K10. The company claims that the CNG kit provides mileage of 33.44 km/kg and is priced at Rs 3.68 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
Maruti Wagon R LXI CNG
The 998 cc Wagon R LXI variant is available with CNG. It offers a mileage of 26.6 km/kg and is priced at Rs 4.66 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
Maruti Celerio Green VXI CNG
The CNG trim of the Celerio - Celerio Green VXI - is powered by the same 1.0-litre engine as the standard petrol variant. It delivers a mileage of 31.79 km/kg and is priced at Rs 5.01 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
Tata Indigo eCS Emax CNG GLS
The factory-fitted CNG variant of the Tata Indigo offers a mileage of 24.6 km/kg and is priced at Rs 5.06 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
Tata Indica Emax CNG
Tata also offers its petrol Indica eV2 with a factory-fitted CNG kit. It is available in two trims, the eV2 CNG GLX and the eV2 CNG GLX. These are priced at Rs 4.31 lakh and Rs 4.04 lakh respectively (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
Maruti Ertiga VXI CNG
Among cars with factory-fitted CNG kits, the Maruti Ertiga has one of the most powerful engines at 1373 cc. This seven seater offers a mileage of 17.5 km/kg and is priced at Rs 8.17 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
Note that this list only includes those variants that are available with factory-fitted CNG kits. Some variants of these cars, and several others, are also made available with CNG kits as a separate option with an extra charge.