most fuel efficient cars in the world
FUEL EFFICIENT CARS
. Recall that Maruti advertisement where a scientist talks to a crowd about latest rocket technology and its exclusive design and pat comes a question from an Indian standing amongst the crowd, Kitna deti hain? Yes, we Indians are obsessed and fascinated with fuel efficiency and mileage. Following the lead, we present to you India s top ten fuel efficient cars, claimed by ARAI.
2014 HONDA CITY DIESEL 26 KMPL
. Standing top at the list is the latest Honda City Diesel. When the new Honda City diesel went on sale, it took the crown of India s most fuel efficient car from its smaller sibling, the Honda Amaze. Though both cars use the same 1.5 liter i DTEC engine, the City gets a 6 speed gearbox.
HONDA AMAZE DIESEL 25 Point 8 KMPL
. The Honda Amaze diesel is the second most fuel efficient car in India with an ARAI rated claim of 25.8 km/l. The Japanese automobile major Honda s Indian subsidiary entered the diesel segment, launching its sedan Amaze, priced between Rs.5.99 lakh and Rs.7.60 lakh. The Amaze introduced the 1.5 liter i DTEC engine.
CHEVROLET BEAT DIESEL 25 Point 44 KMPL
. With 25.44 kmpl, the Beat Diesel comes a close third. The 936 cc three cylinder diesel engine makes the Beat the smallest diesel car in India. the Chevrolet Beat available in 4 variants with price ranging from Rs 429,000 545,000
TATA NANO TWIST 25 Point 40 KMPL
. The Nano Twist takes fourth spot in this list with an ARAI rated claim of 25.4 km/l. The Nano is the only petrol powered car in this
2014 FORD FIESTA FACELIFT 25 Point 01 KMPL
. With a claimed mileage of 25.01 kilometers per liter, the facelift Fiesta takes the fifth spot. Thanks to an engine remap and a more aerodynamic styling, the refreshed Fiesta is able to achieve more to the liter of diesel from its previous generation.
TATA INDIGO ECS 25 Point 0 KMPL
. The Indigo eCS and Indica powered by the 1,396 cc CR4 diesel engine are able to deliver 25 km/l.
TATA NANO 25 Point 0 KMPL
. Taking seventh spot is the regular version of the Tata Nano, which despite being powered by the same 624 cc twin cylinder engine manages 25 km/l. This Nano is devoid of power steering, but is offered in a wider range of three variants.Seen here in this pic, is a gold studded Nano car made from 80 kilograms of 22 karat gold, 15 kilograms of silver, and numerous gemstones.
HYUNDAI XCENT DIESEL 24 Point 4 KMPL
. With an ARAI rated figure of 24.4 km/l, the Hyundai Xcent takes eighth place in this list. This version of the Xcent was launched in India earlier this year and is based on the Grand i10 hatchback.
HYUNDAI GRAND I10 DIESEL 24 KMPL
. Using the same engine as the Xcent, the Grand i10 achieves 24 km/l to become the ninth most efficient car in the country.
TOYOTA ETIOS DIESEL VARIANTS 23 Point 59 KMPL
. The tenth place is taken by the Toyota Etios which has an ARAI rated claim of 23.59 km/l. The Etios is powered by a 1.4 liter four cylinder diesel engine which makes 68 PS and 170 Nm of torque.
TIPS TO SAVE FUEL
. The fuel prices might be bringing in some happy news of late, yet who does not want to save a little extra to get that free cash for other things. Here, we present 11 simple to do tips which will go a long way in saving fuel.
. The first and the foremost tip for saving fuel (and also your life) is to reduce speed. Increase in speed is inversely proportionate to fuel economy. If you get a freeway, you need not push your accelerator harder to reach your destination. Trust us, it will take you not much further or faster.
CHECK YOUR TIRE PRESSURE
. One of the most commonly ignored causes of extra fuel consumption is under inflated tires. Tires lose air due to time (about 1 psi per month) and temperature (1 psi for every 10 degree drop). Under inflated tires have more rolling resistance, which means your engine has to work harder to keep your car moving.
TURN THE ENGINE OFF WHEN NOT NEEDED
. While waiting at the traffic light, we tend to keep our engine on and honk at the other person even if there is no space to squeeze in. If you are at a known extended stop light (60+ seconds), turn the vehicle off.
AVOID EXCESSIVE IDLING
. You should not warm up your vehicle for more than 30 seconds. Generally the time it takes to start your vehicle, check your engine gauges/lights, adjust the seat & mirrors, and pull out of your parking stall is sufficient warm up time. Do not let your vehicle set idling to heat up or cool down the vehicle interior.
ACCELERATE WITH CARE
. Another best way to save fuel is to accelerate moderately. If you accelerate to speed then have to brake right away, that s wasted fuel.
. If you plan to buy a new car, consider a smaller car. Smaller cars are inherently more fuel efficient, and today s small cars are safer and roomier than ever.
CLEAN OUT YOUR CAR
. If you are the type who takes a leisurely attitude towards car cleanliness, periodically go through your car and see what can be tossed out or brought back to the house. The more weight your car has to lug around, the more fuel it burns.
AVOID UPHILL SPEED INCREASES
. When climbing a hill, the engine is already working hard to overcome gravity. Pushing it harder by stepping on the gas is simply a waste of fuel.
DON T BUY PREMIUM FUEL
. Resist the urge to buy higher octane gas for premium performance, unless the vehicle requires it. Octane has nothing to do with performance; it merely indicates the volatility factor in the combustion chamber. Unless your vehicle owner s manual specifically requires it, don t use premium fuel.
DRIVE AT THE SAME SPEED
. We tend to usually speed up and down during a bad traffic jams. Ever noticed how trucks tend to roll along at the same leisurely pace? A constant speed is a sure shot to save some extra fuel.
GET BACK TO NATURE
. Late November and early December is the best time to enjoy the nature. Shut off that air conditioner, open the windows and enjoy the cool breeze. It may be a tad bit uncomfortable for some who is used to the AC, but trust us with windows rolled down you will not just stay connected with nature but will also save fuel big time.
STAY OFF THE BLING
. Adding accessories to your car might make you look cool but it could also lead to extra fuel consumption. For example, a wider stock tires will create more rolling resistance and decrease fuel economy.
CHECK YOUR AIR FILTER
. A dirty air filter restricts the flow of air into the engine, which harms performance and economy. Air filters are easy to check and change: See your owner s manual for instructions. Remove the filter and hold it up to the sun; if you can t see light coming through it, you need a new one.