In today’s era buying a car is not just that simple as it used to be. Due to the health crisis global pandemic, the Indian audiences have suffered huge financial losses which had made them curious or a little defendant that which car they should go for which comes under their budget, and also which amongst them will have the lowest maintenance and running cost. While, buying a car isn’t a one-time investment, as it takes a lot to maintain your car over a long period, that includes fuelling charges, yearly maintenance, body works, tires, and a lot more. So, to make things easier, we have put together the Top 5 cars with the lowest maintenance and running costs available for sale in the Indian market: –
- Tata Nexon Electric vehicle
Tata Nexon was the best-selling electric vehicle in the Indian market last year and still leading the electric space last month as well. Although, it should also be noted that there are not many EVs available for sale in the market in this price band. Tata Currently retails Nexon EV with a base price of Rs 13.99 lakh ex-showroom, New Delhi. It should also be noted that the EVs has lesser components for maintenance than the regular IC-powered vehicles. No engine, no clutch, no gearbox, no fuel line and any such hassle. The Nexon EV gets powered by an IP67 rated 30.2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and can be charged up to 0 to 80 per cent in just an hour with a fast DC charger. Since no fuel is required, along with not much wear and tear, the running cost comes down eventually.
- Maruti Suzuki Celerio CNG
Maruti Suzuki cars are the best value for money option to go for, owing to the good mileage low maintenance cost and eventually the lowest running costs as compared with other manufactures. Here, we have Celerio CNG which has a claimed mileage of 30 km/kg with less than Rs 4,000 on maintenance. Maruti Suzuki retails Celerio CNG with a price tag of Rs 5.72 lakh to Rs 5.78 lakh ex-showroom New Delhi. The Celerio CNG is offered in two variants – VXI CNG and VXI(O) CNG. The car gets powered by a 1.0-litre K-series engine, which belts out 59 PS of power and 78 Nm of torque.
- Maruti Suzuki Alto CNG
Maruti Suzuki Alto has been in the Indian market for more than a decade now, and still remains one of the top-selling cars from the brand. Alto CNG is a loved vehicle in the space as it gets the Smart CNG technology from the manufacturer which is capable enough to generate claimed mileage of 31.59 km/kg. Currently, Alto CNG is the most affordable CNG car in the Indian market with factory fitted kit. Maruti Suzuki offered Alto CNG in two variants – LXI priced at Rs 4.43 lakh, and LXI(O) priced at Rs 4.48 lakh ex-showroom, New Delhi. The Alto 800cc motor belts out 41 PS of power and 60 Nm of torque mated with a 5-speed MT gearbox system.
- Hyundai Aura CNG
Apart from many fuels efficient and powerful petrol and diesel engines, the Korean manufacturer also offers the Aura with CNG option, which uses a 1.2 Litre petrol engine, which belts out 69 PS of maximum power. Currently, Hyundai retails Aura CNG with a base price of Rs 7.44 lakh ex-showroom and has a claimed mileage of 25.4 Km/Kg. Although, as compared with other CNG vehicles in the space Hyundai offers a good set of features with Aura, which other manufactures doesn’t include, that is the only reason for this high price band from the Korean manufacture.
- Maruti Suzuki Wagon R CNG
The Maruti Suzuki Wagon R was first introduced back in 1999, and since the launch, the upright hatchback was well accepted by buyers as well. As of now, the indo-Japanese manufacturer offers wagon R with many options like petrol and factory-fitted CNG. The Wagon R CNG gets fitted with a 1.0 Litre motor which rated at 59 PS of power and 78 Nm of torque, mated with 5-speed MT. It is offered in two variants – LXI and LXI(O)- priced from Rs 5.45 lakh to Rs 5.52 lakh ex-showroom, New Delhi. the car has a claimed mileage of 32.52 Km/Kg, which is the highest mileage in the space.