15 Best CNG Cars in India [January 2023]: Maruti Suzuki Alto, S-Presso, Santro, and More

Which are the best CNG cars in India? Read our article and find out.

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CNG cars have become very popular in India. Because they don’t pollute the environment and gas is relatively cheaper than petrol, these cars have done extremely well in terms of sales in our country. Today, millions of people drive CNG cars in India. Earlier, CNG was limited to public transport like autorickshaws, but as time has gone on, CNG has become very popular with private car owners as well. So which are the best CNG cars in India? Read our article and find out. 

Top CNG Cars in India

Car Price
Maruti Suzuki Alto  Starting From ₹ 3.15 Lakh
Maruti Suzuki S-Presso Starting From ₹ 3.78 Lakh
Hyundai Santro Starting From ₹ 4.77 Lakh
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga Starting From ₹ 7.96 Lakh
Maruti Suzuki Eeco Starting From ₹ 4.30 Lakh
Maruti Suzuki WagonR Starting From ₹ 4.93Lakh
Hyundai Aura Starting From ₹ 6 Lakh
Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS Starting From ₹ 5.28 Lakh
Maruti Swift 7.77 Lakh (Ex-showroom)
Tata Tiago   7.80 Lakh (Ex-showroom)
Maruti Suzuki Baleno ₹ 8.28 Lakh
Maruti Suzuki Celerio ₹ 6.68 Lakh
Hyundai Xcent Prime 7,25,690 (Ex-Showroom)
Maruti Suzuki Dzire Tour  6.24 – 9.18 Lakh 
Tata Tigor  7.95 Lakh (Ex-showroom)

Maruti Suzuki Alto | Starting From ₹ 3.15 Lakh

The petrol Alto was very popular in India and with good reason. It’s affordable, runs well, and handles like a dream. The perfect small car for a middle-class family. The CNG Alto comes with a flashy new grille, headlights, fenders, and bumper. There’s SmartPlay Studio that makes everything easily accessible. This car has the latest S-CNG technology to ensure you get the most out of your drives. This car is the cheapest CNG vehicle in India. 

Mileage –  22.05 km/kg

Engine Displacement – 796 cc

Engine Type – F8D

Alternate Fuel – Petrol

Transmission Type – Manual

Seating Capacity – 4 to 5-seater

Performance – 41PS and 60Nm

Design – New grille, fenders, bumper and headlights. 

Colours – Granite Grey, Cerulean Blue, Mojito Green, Uptown Red, Silky Silver, Solid White

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Maruti Suzuki S-Presso | Starting From ₹ 3.78 Lakh

Loaded with features like a multi-function steering wheel, wheel covers, power steering, ABS, driver and passenger airbag, wheel covers and a powerful AC, this car also has SmartPlay STudio, Centrally Located Power Window Switches, Auto Gear Shift Technology and Properly Positioned Cluster Technology. All this makes the car highly desired and contributes to its awesome sales in this country. 

Mileage – 21.53 km/kg

Engine Displacement – 998 cc

Engine Type – K10B

Alternate Fuel – Petrol

Transmission Type – Manual and AMT

Seating Capacity – 4 and 5-seater

Performance – 998 cc engine puts out 55.92bhp@5500rpm of power and 82.1Nm@3400rpm of torque.

Design – The car has a rather boxy design similar to the petrol SPresso variant. 

Colours – Metallic silky silver, Metallic Graphite Grey, Solid White, Solid Fire Red, Pearl Starry Blue, and Solid Sizzle Orange.

Hyundai Santro | Starting From ₹ 4.77 Lakh

The petrol Santro, launched more than a decade ago, went on to become India’s favourite family car. The CNG variant looks totally different. It has a bold design and widespread appeal and features like a high-mounted stop lamp and keyless entry, a Z-shaped character line for the wheels and body-coloured door handles. This car doesn’t look anything like the original Santro and features a fresh, futuristic design. 

Mileage – 20 km/kg

Engine Displacement – 1086 cc

Engine Type – 1.1 l Epsilon Mpi (BS6)

Alternate Fuel – Petrol

Transmission Type – Manual and AMT

Seating Capacity – 5-seater

Performance – Max Power, 59.17bhp@5500rpm ; Max Torque, 85.3Nm@4500 rpm 

Design – This hatchback has a futuristic design with high-mounted stop lamp and body coloured door handles. 

Colours – Titan Grey, Fiery Red, Typhoon Silver, Imperial Beige, Polar White.

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Maruti Suzuki Ertiga | Starting From ₹ 7.96 Lakh

This car looks awesome with a chrome-studded front grille, multi-spoke alloy wheels and fog and projector headlights. You also get a TFT Multi-information display which gives you the vital stats of the vehicle as well as other important information. This car has Steering Mounted Audio, Automatic Climate Control and Calling Controls. 

Mileage – 17.99 km/kg

Engine Displacement – 1462 cc

Engine Type –  K15B SMART HYBRID

Alternate Fuel – Petrol 

Transmission Type – Manual and Automatic Torque Converter

Seating Capacity – 7-seater

Performance –  87 bhp @ 5500 rpm and 121.5 Nm @ 4200 rpm of max power and max torque respectively.

Design – Chrome-studded front grille, multi-spoke alloy wheels, body coloured bumpers, roof mounted antenna. 

Colours – Pearl Metallic Oxford Blue, Metallic Magma Grey, Pearl Metallic Auburn Red, Dignity Brown, Splendid Silver and Pearl Arctic White.

Maruti Suzuki Eeco | Starting From ₹ 4.30 Lakh

This car is a stripped-down Versa. It is under 4 meters long and comes in various variants, with the CNG 5-Seater AC variant being the top-end version. You get contemporary body decals, an attractive external appearance, and a massive boot space of 510 litres. The standard warranty on this car is two years or 40000 kilometers which can be extended to 3 years or 60000 kilometers. 

Mileage – 16.11 km/kg

Engine Displacement – 1196 cc

Engine Type – G12B

Alternate Fuel – Petrol

Transmission Type –  Manual

Seating Capacity – 5 to 7-seater

Performance – You get a maximum power of 73 bhp at 6000 rpm and a peak torque output of 101Nm at 3000 rpm

Design-This car looks like the Versa, but has subtle design changes like grey bumpers and different body decals. 

Colours – Silky silver, Glistening Grey, Solid White, Breeze Blue and Midnight black.

Maruti Suzuki Wagon R | Starting From ₹ 4.93 Lakh

One of India’s favourite family cars, the WagonR, now has a CNG variant. This car is powered by a 998 cc engine with manual transmission. Power figures for this engine are 55.92bhp@5300rpm of power and 82.1Nm@3400rpm of torque. There are several in-cabin features like Auto Gear Shift, Smartplay Dock System and Smartplay Studio System. This is easily one of the finest CNG cars in India

Mileage – 14.65 km/kg

Engine Displacement – 998 cc to 1197 cc

Engine Type –  K12M

Alternate Fuel – Petrol

Transmission Type – Manual and AMT

Seating Capacity – 5-seater

Performance – 55.92bhp@5300rpm of power and 82.1Nm@3400rpm of torque.

Design – This car resembles the petrol WagonR

Colours – Silky silver, Magma Grey, Solid White, Nutmeg Brown, Poolside Blue, Prime-Gallant Red Plus Black, Prime Gallant Red and Met Magma Grey Plus Black

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Hyundai Aura | Starting From ₹ 6 Lakh

This subcompact sedan comes in 5 variants namely  E, S, SX, SX+ and SX (O). You get 2 engine options, a 1.2-litre unit (producing 83PS and 114Nm) and a 1-litre turbocharged one (100PS and 172Nm). The former is married to a 5-speed manual transmission. In terms of interiors, you have an 8 inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless phone charging, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, auto air conditioning, and cruise control. 

Mileage: 14.28 km/kg

Engine Displacement: 998 cc to 1197 cc

Engine Type: 1.2 l Kappa

Alternate Fuel: Petrol, Diesel

Transmission Type: Manual and AMT

Seating Capacity: 5-seater

Performance – 1.2-litre unit (producing 83PS and 114Nm) and a 1-litre turbocharged one (100PS and 172Nm)

Design-Satin silver grille design, swept-back projector headlamps, and sporty diamond-cut alloy wheels.

Colours – Fiery Red, Polar White, Typhoon Silver, Vintage Brown and Titan Grey

Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS | Starting From ₹ 5.28 Lakh

With a stylish and bold design, this car is supposed to appeal to the young and lively. This vehicle has a large and spacious cabin with airbags and a host of other safety features. This car has a 1197 cc engine mated to a manual transmission. The engine gives you 68.05bhp@6000rpm of power and 95.2nm@4000rpm of torque. Features include a multifunction steering wheel, engine start-stop button, power windows, automatic climate control, front fog lights, touch screen, alloy wheels, power adjustable exterior rear view mirror, and ABS as standard. 

Mileage: 13.5 km/kg

Engine Displacement: 998 cc to 1197 cc

Engine Type: 1.2 l Kappa

Alternate Fuel: Petrol and Diesel

Transmission Type: Manual and AMT

Seating Capacity – 5-seater

Performance –  68.05bhp@6000rpm of power and 95.2nm@4000rpm of torque.

Design – This car has a massive front grill, alloy wheels and comes in a number of colours. 

Colours –   Aqua Teal Dual Tone, Fiery Red, Typhoon Silver, Polar White Dual Tone, Polar White, Titan Grey

Maruti Swift |  7.77 Lakh (Ex-showroom)

The CNG version of the Swift is almost as popular as the petrol version. Features include a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system, cruise control, height-adjustable driver’s seat, auto AC, and LED headlights with LED DRLs. Safety features include dual front airbags, electronic stability control (Automatic only), rear parking sensors,  ABS with EBD, and hill-hold control (automatic only)

Mileage – 30.90km/kg

Engine Displacement – 1197 cc

Engine Type-NA

Alternate Fuel- Petrol and Diesel. 

Transmission type – Manual. 

Seating capacity – 5-seater. 

Performance – 76.43 – 88.5 Bhp

Design – The design of the CNG Swift is very similar to the petrol variant, with those swept-back headlights and instantly-recognizable grille. 

Colours – Arctic White, Sherwood Brown, Oxford Blue, Phoenix Red, Magma Grey

Tata Tiago |7.80 Lakh (Ex-showroom)

Tata Tiago EV

This is the first Tata car on this list and is a cool car with a great exterior and lots of interior features. You have a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system which works with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, projector headlamps with LED DRLs, 15-inch alloy wheels and a rear defogger with wiper. You also have automatic climate control, a cooled glove box and an 8-speaker sound system. 

Mileage – NA

Engine Displacement – 1199 cc

Engine Type –NA 

Alternate Fuel- Petrol and Diesel

Transmission type – Manual

Seating Capacity – 5 seater

Performance – 73PS and 95Nm

Design- This car comes with alloy wheels, sleek headlamps and body coloured bumpers. 

Colours –  Midnight Plum,Flame Red,Arizona Blue,Opal White,Daytona Grey

Maruti Suzuki Baleno | ₹ 8.28 Lakh

This car comes in 4 trims, namely Sigma, Delta, Zeta and Alpha. It is available in 6 monotone colours namely Nexa Blue, Pearl Arctic White, Grandeur Grey, Splendid Silver, Opulent Red, Luxe Beige and Pearl Midnight Black. In terms of features, this premium hatchback gets a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, reversing camera, Arkamys sound system, heads-up display, cruise control and a 360 degree camera, as well as an automatic AC, push-button start/step and keyless entry. 

Mileage- 30.61 km/kg.

Engine displacement – 1197 cc

Engine type-1.2-litre Dual Jet petrol engine (making 90PS and 113 Nm) mated to a five-speed manual or an optional five-speed AMT.

Alternative fuel-Petrol

Transmission Type – Manual and AMT

Seating Capacity – 5 seater. 

Performance – 77.49PS and 98.5Nm 

Design- This car comes in 6 colours namely Nexa Blue, Pearl Arctic White, Grandeur Grey, Splendid Silver, Opulent Red, Luxe Beige and Pearl Midnight Black

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Maruti Suzuki Celerio | ₹ 6.68 Lakh

This car is an affordable yet powerful hatchback, offering a compact design with great performance. There are 6 variants of this car and all are performers. The engine is a 1.0L 3-cylinder engine that generates 68Ps of power and 90 Nm of torque with petrol and 60Ps of power and 78 Nm of torque when powered by CNG. this car has a 5-speed gearbox with the petrol variant cooking with an automatic shifter. This car has 14-inch alloys, manual air conditioning, an adjustable driver’s seat, keyless entry, and parking sensors. 

Mileage-23 Kmpl to 31 Kmpl

Engine displacement-998 CC

Engine type-1.0L 3-cylinder engine

Alternative fuel-Petrol

Transmission type-Manual and AMT

Seating Capacity – 5

Performance – 56 bhp @ 5300 rpm and 82.1 Nm @ 3400 rpm of max power and max torque respectively.

Design –This car looks like your typical hatchback but with a fresh design.

Hyundai Xcent Prime | ₹ 7,25,690 (Ex-Showroom)

The normal Xcent from Hyundai is one of the best-selling sedans in the Indian market and the Prime variant takes things to another level. Under the hood, this car has the same 1.2 L petrol engine that powers the regular Xcent, except that this variant makes 66 PS of power and 98 Nm of torque. This is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. This car has a long feature list that includes power steering, AC, an infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, power windows, halogen headlights and a digital clock. 

Mileage-15.38 Kmpl

Engine displacement –1197 cc

Engine type-1.2 L petrol engine

Alternative fuel – Petrol/CNG

Transmission type-Manual

Seating capacity – 5

Performance-66 PS of power and 98 Nm of torque

Design- This compact sedan comes with body coloured bumpers and a halogen headlamp setup. 

Maruti Suzuki Dzire Tour | ₹ 6.24 – 9.18 Lakh 

There’s hardly any difference between the Maruti Suzuki Dzire and Dzire tour, except that the latter is a more affordable option that still has some of the powerful features from the higher-spec model. The CNG kit makes this car produce 70 Ps of power and 95 Nm of torque. This is mandated to a 9 speed manual gearbox. You get LED headlamps and DRLs, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, power windows, an adjustable driver’s seat and air conditioning. There are also may safety features like seatbelt warnings, airbags for drivers and passengers, child safety locks, rear parking sensors, ABS with EBD and automatic door locks. 

Mileage-26.55 Km/Kg

Engine displacement-1197 cc

Engine type-1.2L VVT engine

Alternative fuel-Petrol

Transmission type- Manual

Seating capacity-5

Performance – 70 Ps of power and 95 Nm of torque.

Design – This car resembles the regular Swift except for the extended boot space that makes it the Dzire. 

Tata Tigor | ₹7.95 Lakh (Ex-showroom)

This car comes in 4 trims, namely XE, XM, XZ and XZ+. It comes loaded with features like automatic headlights, push-button start/stop, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, rain-sensing wipers, keyless entry and auto AC and a digital instrument cluster. In terms of safety measures you get dual front airbags, and ABS with EBD as well as rear parking sensors as standard across different variants. 

Mileage-19.27 kmpl

Engine Displacement – 1199 cc

Engine Type–1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol engine (making 86PS and 113 Nm) paired with a five-speed manual or an optional five-speed AMT. 

Alternative Fuel- CNG/Petrol

Transmission Type-Automatic and Manual. 

Seating Capacity – 5

Performance – 73PS and 95 Nm 

Design – This car has nice wraparound LED headlights, a new grille, body coloured bumpers and alloy wheels. 

That rounds off the best CNG cars in India. So which one is your favourite? 

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FAQs

Which company CNG car is best in India?

Maruti Suzuki makes the best CNG Cars in India. 

Which car is successful in CNG?

The Maruti Alto K10 is a successful CNG Car.

Are CNG cars good in India?

Yes, CNG cars are great to have in India because they are cost-effective.