7 Best Fuel-Efficient Hatchback Cars in India

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Every time someone thinks of buying a new car, the first question that comes to their mind is – ‘what’s the mileage’. Of late, even the manufacturers have realized the need to manufacture cars with good fuel efficiency. They want to do their part in providing a green solution to make the planet better. Many have been forced to push their boundaries to make more fuel-efficient cars.


In this article, we will learn about some of the best fuel-efficient hatchbacks in India. If you are looking to buy a hatchback in the near future, you may consider the following cars. They don’t just look good but they also provide great mileage.


7 Best Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks Cars in the Country


1. Renault Kwid

Renault Kwid

Renault Kwid is a rugged-looking hatchback that has an ARAI certified fuel-efficiency of an impressive 25.17 KMPL. It is one of the most popular hatchbacks and one of the best mileage cars in India.

It is powered by a 54 BHP of maximum power, 0.8-litre engine and 72 Nm of peak torque. It is available in two different engine options and has a unique, attention-grabbing design. You can also choose between a 1.0-litre version and an AMT variant. It comes with 1.0 L SCe petrol and features an unconventional rotary gear selector dial.

The price starts at Rs. 2.92 lakh for petrol and goes up to Rs. 5.01 lakh.


2. Alto K10

Alto K10

An upmarket version of the standard Alto, the Alto K10 is a better-looking car which packs a punch. It has a 68 HP, 1.0-litre engine. It offers a mileage of 24.07 KMPL. It offers a lot more torque and power as compared to the older models.

It also has an automatic variant which is also fuel-efficient. It has all the qualities of the 800cc version but is more power-packed when it comes to features.

It is priced between Rs. 3.65 lakh and Rs. 4.44 lakh


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3. Maruti Celerio

Maruti Celerio

Maruti’s Celerio is powered by the 68 HP, 1.0-litre, three-cylinder motor, which offers fuel efficiency of 23.1 KMPL. It has an AMT version and a rugged version of the hatchback called Celerio X.

The engine set up comprises of 998cc, three-cylinder unit powering petrol and CNG range and 800cc diesel mill. The K10B petrol engine develops maximum power of 67 BHP and 90Nm torque. On the other hand, the CNG model offers 58 BHP and 78Nm in CNG mode. The two-cylinder, 793cc, DDiS engine is capable of belting out 47 BHP at 3500rpm. A five-speed manual gearbox is there for both engines.

Only the petrol variants have the auto gear shift unit.

Its price starts at Rs. 4.41 lakh for petrol and goes up to Rs. 5.58 lakh.


4. Tata Tiago

Tata Tiago

Tata’s latest hatchback, Tata Tiago looks great and has stylish yet practical interiors. It offers 85 HP and 140 Nm of torque. It has a 1.2-litre Revotron petrol engine and a 1.05-litre Revotorq diesel motor. The car offers fuel efficiency of 23.84 KMPL for petrol and 27.28 KLPM for diesel, making it one of the most fuel-efficient cars in the market. An AMT version of the car is also available.

The price of Tata Tiago ranges from Rs 5.25 lakh to Rs 6.62 lakh.


5. Maruti Swift

Maruti Swift

The new Maruti Swift has a terrific mileage of 22 KMPL for the petrol variant and 28.4 KMPL for the diesel variant, making it one of the best fuel-efficient hatchbacks in the country. The 2018 Swift is based on Suzuki’s new HEARTECH platform, on which the hatchback has lost close to 90 kgs of weight.


The diesel engine is 1.3-litre DDiS motor and is capable of producing 74 BHP along with 190 NM of peak torque. It performs well in both the available engine formats.


It is priced between Rs. 5.14 lakh and Rs. 8.84 lakh


6. Hyundai Grand i10 Nios

Hyundai Grand i10 Nios

The Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS is the manufacturer’s third-generation mid-size hatchback. The car is being made available in multiple variants and with both petrol and diesel power variants. It also has an AMT version. It has one of the best mileage in the segment. The petrol engine provides 20.7 KMPL and 20.5 KMPL on the manual and AMT options, respectively. On the other hand, the diesel engine has a mileage of 26.2 KMPL in the manual variant and 28.4 KMPL in the diesel-AMT variants.


The petrol version has a 1.2-litre Kappa engine that develops 81 BHP of power and 114 Nm. It is also BS6 compliant. The diesel version gets the 1.2-litre four-cylinder engine generating 74 BHP of power and 190 Nm of torque. Both the variants get the five-speed manual gearbox.

It is priced from Rs. 5.04 lakh to Rs. 8.04 lakh


7. Honda Jazz

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Honda Jazz is the company’s answer to the fuel-efficiency question. It is equipped with 100 HP 1.5-litre diesel motor, which is paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox. It produces a maximum output of 98.6 BHP and 200 Nm of peak torque.


The diesel motor returns an ARAI certified mileage of 18.3 KMPL for petrol and 27.3 KMPL for the diesel version. The petrol engine is either mated to a 5-speed manual transmission or a CVT automatic gearbox, while the diesel gets a 6-speed manual transmission.

The prices start at Rs. 7.45 lakh for petrol and goes up to Rs. 9.28 lakh.



All these hatchbacks can boast of some of the best features and interiors as well. They are powerful hatchbacks available in the segment. Any of the above-mentioned cars would make an excellent choice to buy. Check your preferences and make a final decision. No matter which car you buy, you can be sure of getting excellent mileage that will give you great value for money.

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