Traditionally, it has been super smooth petrol engines that have powered most of the branded cars. Petrol run cars are more environment friendly compared to their diesel counterparts. Also, they have lower maintenance cost over a period of time and are to an extent cheaper than the diesel variants. These attributes are ones that would go down well in a market like India. Despite the fact that Indians are conscious about running costs and the continuous increase in petrol prices, petrol run cars still have been loved and bought. One can choose from a wide array of petrol cars in the country.
Tata Nano is the cheapest car at just Rs 1.4 lakhs yielding a mileage of 25.4 kmpl. Though quite old in the car market, Maruti 800, Omni and Alto are still running well and these fuel efficient cars prices start at just Rs 2.5 lakhs. Hyundai Eon, Santro Xing and Grand i10 are also good petrol cars whose prices range from Rs 2.81 to Rs 4.30 lakhs.
Sail, Spark and Beat from the house of Chevrolet, produced by General Motors are cars with good looks and also, they are best suited for Indian roads. They yield a mileage of 18.2 kmpl, 15 kmpl and 18 kmpl respectively. Their prices range from Rs 3,50,000 to Rs 5,00,000 depending on the variant and features provided. Datsun Go is another car which falls in the same price range.
Honda Brio – the entry level hatchback from Honda stable is a good option for those looking out for luxury at a cheaper price. The Brio is powered by a 1.2 litre i-VTEC engine that offers 86.8 BHP of power at 6000 RPM and 109 Nm of torque at 4600 RPM. It yields a mileage of 18.4 kmpl and costs roughly up to Rs 4 lakhs. Ford Figo comes with a 1.2 litre Duratec petrol engine which offers 70 BHP of max power at 6250 RPM and 102 Nm of peak torque at 4000 RPM. It returns an ARAI certified mileage of 15.6 kmpl and again cost Rs 4 lakhs.
Maruti Suzuki’s Ritz is a combination of good looks and great technology at cheap price. Ritz powered by a 1.2 litre 4 cylinder VVTi technology petrol engine which offers 86 BHP of maximum power at 6000 RPM and 114 Nm of torque at 4000 RPM. It claims a mileage of 18.5 kmpl and is available just at Rs 4.50 lakhs. Renault Pulse is another good car with good appearance and a spacious cabin. It is a fuel efficient car which falls in the same price range.