The Best Green Cars You Can Buy In India


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“Go Green”. This is one of a common saying which we all have been hearing since our childhood and eventually after the trend of automobiles has rapidly increased in our country, It is translating in a lot of air pollution and Of late, This has become a serious matter of concern which needs to be applied real soon. So how can the auto-manufacturers stay behind to spread the word “Green” which certainly also adds an “environment concerned” tag on their brand name as bonus? Today, The Automotive India tells you about some of the best Green cars available in India which you can buy and help to protect the mother earth. So, Read on to check 'em out.

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  • This List Includes the cars which have been phased out in Major cities due to new emission norms effect but are still sold in other cities.
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Maini Reva-i

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Headed by Chetan Maini, The Reva-i is made in India’s unique looking hatchback powered by small electric re-chargeable lithium-ion motor and can be charged at your normal house socket! Also, The car is available in many attractive color shades. Though, where there are positives of Reva such as compact size, It has its own negatives as well which includes poor service back-up but if you are living in Bangalore, Hopefully, Servicing shouldn’t be a much of concern.

Variants & Price:

  • Reva-i Standard: Rs.3,65,000
  • Reva-i AC: Rs.4,25,000
  • Reva-i Classe: Rs.4,45,000
Specifications:

  • Engine: AC Motor with Re-Chargeable Lithium Ion Battery.
  • Power: 18 BHP @ 1300
  • Torque: 52 NM
  • Gearbox: Automatic
  • Fuel Type: Electricity
  • Fuel Efficiency: 80 Kilometer (On Full Charge)
What we Like?

  • Compact Size, Perfect for City
  • Can be Re-Charged at Your Regular Home Socket!
  • Extremely Cheap Running Costs
What we Dis-Like?

  • Over-Priced Tag
  • 2 Seats Only (For Adults)
  • Design Not to Everyone’s Like

Maruti 800 Duo (LPG)



More than two decades old Maruti has made 800's production finally at a halt after recent stringent emission norms but the car is still sold except in 13 Major cities. The proper car-like looks with easy maintenance and cheap LPG running won’t let you think of any other reason for not considering to buy one.

Variants & Price:

  • Standard Duo BS-3: Rs.2,13,619*
  • AC Duo BS-3: Rs.2, 36,407*
(Ex. Showroom Jaipur)

Specifications:

  • Engine: 3 Cylinders, 796cc. SOHC
  • Power: 37 BHP @ 5000 RPM
  • Torque: 59 NM @ 2500
  • Gearbox: 4 - Speed Manual
  • Fuel Type: Petrol / LPG
  • Fuel Efficiency: 16.1 Kpl
What We Like?

  • Best After Sales & Service Support
  • Easy on Wallet
  • Fuel Efficiency
What We Dis-Like?

  • Poor Build Quality
  • Lacks Safety
  • Short on Space

Hyundai Santro Eco (CNG & LPG)


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In-spite of launching a better looking sibling i10 at similar price range, Hyundai hasn’t yet discontinued the old Santro. On its days, This car was a winner in segment but now if you look around, there are much better options available.

Variants & Price:

  • Gl (LPG): Rs.3,65,310
  • GLS (LPG): Rs.3,85,867
  • GL (CNG): Rs. 3,95,826
  • GLS (CNG): Rs.4,16,405
Specifications

  • Engine: 1.1L eRLX
  • Power: 62.1 BHP @ 5500 RPM
  • Torque: 96.1 NM @ 3000 RPM
  • Gearbox: 5 Speed Manual
  • Fuel Type: Petrol / LPG/ CNG
  • Fuel Efficiency: 12.8
What We Like?

  • Spacious
  • Outside Visibility
  • Easy to use controls
What We Dis-Like?

  • Dated Looks
  • Dull Interiors
  • Bumpy ride
Chevrolet Spark (LPG)


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A replacement for Daewoo Matiz, the spark comes with cute looks as a bonus and proves to be perfect new car for lady drivers to suffice daily transport needs. After recent price cut, The spark has now become an irresistible deal.

Variants & Price:
  • PS: Rs.3,52,816
  • LS: Rs.3,69,814
Specifications:
  • Engine: 1.0, 4 cylinders
  • Power: 62.1 BHP @ 5400 RPM
  • Torque: 90.3 NM @ 4200 RPM
  • Gearbox: 5 Speed Manual
  • Fuel Type: Petrol / LPG
  • Fuel Efficiency: 14 kpl

What We Like?

  • Cute Looks
  • Fuel Efficiency
  • Warranty Package
What We Dis-Like?

  • Slowly Getting Dated
  • Plasticky Interiors
  • Cramped Rear

Tata Indica Xeta (LPG
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Tata Indica Xeta is look-wise a handsome car and I still personally love it over new Vista and recommend most if your driving as well as useage is tough and rough. Overall, Indica is a good city and highway workhorse.

Variants & Price

  • GLE: Rs.3,19,791
  • GLS: Rs.3,36,987
Specifications

  • Engine: 1.2, 4 cylinders
  • Power: 61.1 BHP @ 5000 RPM
  • Torque: 100 NM @ 2600 RPM
  • Gearbox: 5 Speed Manual
  • Fuel Type: Petrol / LPG
  • Fuel Efficiency: 11.8
What We Like?

  • Handsome Looks
  • Strong Built
  • Spacious Enough
What We Dis-Like?

  • Long-term Reliability
  • Dated Looks
  • Average Fuel Efficiency
 
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Hyundai Accent Executive (LPG)


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The Accent truly has a big and executive car feel at small price, Also it is reliable as well. If you are in search of an Eco-friendly sedan at really tight budget, go ahead with accent and also its design still feels to be fresh enough.

Variants & Price

  • LPG: 5,36,214
Specifications:

  • Engine: 1.5 L, 4 cylinder SOHC
  • Power: 93.7 BHP @ 5500 RPM
  • Torque: 124.5 NM @3500 RPM
  • Gearbox: 5 Speed Manual
  • Fuel Type: Petrol / LPG / CNG
  • Fuel Efficiency: 11.26
What We Like?

  • Big Car Feel at little Price
  • Nice Beige Interiors
  • Reliability
What We Dis-Like?

  • Cramped Seats
  • Average Performance
  • Fuel Efficiency
Mitsubishi Lancer Cedia LPG

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Cedia is the only car available in India with LPG avatar which has sports car like image. That too at an attractive price and easy maintenance but HM - Mitsubishi's weak dealership support may disappoint you.

Variants & Price

  • Select LPG: Rs.9,09,000
Specifications:

  • Engine: 2.0 L, 4 cylinder
  • Power:115 BHP @ 5250 RPM
  • Torque: 175 NM @ 4250 RPM
  • Gearbox: 5 Speed Manual
  • Fuel Type: Petrol / LPG
  • Fuel Efficiency: 11.0 Kpl
What We Like?

  • Sports Car Image
  • Comparatively Low-Cost Spares
  • Affordable Price
What We Dis-Like?

  • Poor After Sales Service
  • LPG may not offer "that" driving pleasure.
  • Less rear seat thigh support.
Toyota Corolla Altis (CNG)

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World’s one of the most recognized luxury car, that too backed by a reliable “Toyota” badge is now available with CNG fuel option in Indian Market which is fitted at dealership level. However it is currently available only in Delhi and NCR at an affordable premium over regular Petrol counterpart.

Variants & Price:

  • Base CNG: Rs.10,02,270 + 85,000

Specifications:

  • Engine: 1.8 L, 16 valve 4 Cylinders.
  • Power: 132 BHP
  • Torque: 17.3 Kgm
  • Gearbox: 5 Speed Manual
  • Fuel Type: CNG
  • Fuel Efficiency: N/A

What we Like?


  • Comfort & Luxury
  • Reliability
  • Upmarket Mini-Camry Looks
What We Dis-Like?

  • Gear Box
  • Almost No Boot Space due to CNG cylinder

Honda Civic Hybrid


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Initially, when Honda Siel released Civic Hybrid at Rs.20 + Lakhs, Public reaction was "Huh! Who's going to pay that much amount just for a Hybrid version of same car which is already available at Rs.12 Lakhs with Petrol fuel option?". Thus, Soon Honda learn from their mistake and as a result the car is now priced just a couple of lakhs more over regular variant and sold like Hot Cakes after major price drop!

Variant & Price:

  • VTi-L Hybrid: Rs.14,25,000

Specifications:

  • Engine: 1.3 Liter i-VTec
  • Power: 94BHP @ 6000 RPM
  • Torque: 122 NM @ 4600 RPM
  • Gearbox: CVT
  • Fuel Type: Petrol / Electricity
  • Fuel Efficiency: 13 Kpl
What we Like?

  • A VFM Hybrid
  • Fuel Efficient
  • Sportiest + Futuristic Design
What we Dis-Like?

  • Hybrid Still Li'l Pricey
  • Soft Rear Suspension
  • Ground Clearance, Not Best for Indian Roads.

Toyota Prius

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The Prius is latest offering from Toyota Kirloskar, and certainly the most expensive hybrid in India. This futuristic cross-over offers almost everything you need, starting from Exclusivity to Head Turning Factor to features but the extremely steep pricing at nearly Rs.30 Lakhs for which you can buy a Merc, BMW, or an Audi makes it rare as well as an unpopular car, unlike other Toyotas.

Variant & Price:

  • Z3: Rs.27,08,500
  • Z4: Rs.28,40,500

Specifications:

  • Engine: 1.8 Liter VVT-i 60Kw Motor
  • Power: 134BHP @ 5200 RPM
  • Torque: 142 NM @ 4000 RPM
  • Gearbox: CVT
  • Fuel Type: Petrol / Electricity
  • Fuel Efficiency: 20
What We Like?

  • Head Turning Factor
  • Design & Futuristic Looks
  • Luxury & Comfort
What We Dis-Like?

  • Extremely Steep Price
  • Not Fully a Daily use Practical City Car
 
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Brilliant thread once again Vibhor.

Yes there were lots of expectation from Civic Hybrid, but is not selling much here. Now Prius has generated same expectation.

The problem is the good hybrid cars are very costly. And they are the only good option looking in market.

LPG duo cars are doing comparatively better.
 

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i would opt for the hyundai santro eco. simply because its the easiest car to drive here!

on the expensive cars, the gas would just take away the driving pleasure. why spend 7+ lakhs & drive a boring car?
 
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Brilliant thread once again Vibhor.

Yes there were lots of expectation from Civic Hybrid, but is not selling much here. Now Prius has generated same expectation.

The problem is the good hybrid cars are very costly. And they are the only good option looking in market.LPG duo cars are doing comparatively better.
Thanks RSM. You've already explained the reason for Hybrids not doing well in our country but the Prius, My opinion would differ a bit. This car hasn't generated any expectations at a whopping price tag of Rs.28 + Lakhs!! Infact, I've seen some people who are still un-aware that Prius has been already launched in India. But Personally, I simply love the looks of this car (atleast front & rear, if not side)and bet you'd too after seeing one in person;

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you missed out wagon-r duo? because its stopped?
Yes. Secondly, there's not any confirmation whether Duo is now being produced, even for other small cities. There are a few more cars which have been skipped intentionally and they include: HM Ambassador, Toyota Innova, Maruti Omni-E

on the expensive cars, the gas would just take away the driving pleasure. why spend 7+ lakhs & drive a boring car?
And what if the expensive (Rs.7+ Lakh) car is available with cleaner and environment friendly Hybrid technology which also offers almost equal driving pleasure as well? Honda Civic as an instance, Won't you still pick one then? :smile:

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Did u notice, you try to get price details on that page, theres no option of Civc Hybrid. Also i asked my dealer about the Civic hybrid about which he said that company stopped new booking for Hybrid in Feb and since then no word about Civic hybrid has been communicated to them.

Some months back, i enquired abt Civic hybrid price(from same webpage link you have inserted in your post, it said that Honda has stopped the sales/booking of Civic hybrid.
 

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last heard that honda has stopped production of the civic hybrid to clear existing stocks.

@ vibhor: yes, if a hybrid is available for under 10L, then it can be considered!
 
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Did u notice, you try to get price details on that page, theres no option of Civc Hybrid. Also i asked my dealer about the Civic hybrid about which he said that company stopped new booking for Hybrid in Feb and since then no word about Civic hybrid has been communicated to them.

Some months back, i enquired abt Civic hybrid price(from same webpage link you have inserted in your post, it said that Honda has stopped the sales/booking of Civic hybrid.
I don't remember hearing official word about stopping the Honda Civic Hybrid's production in past. Also, Other reputed magazines like Autocar still has its name included in Car Buyer's Guide and most importantly, If the car is discontinued, Why would Honda still feature it on their website? Though it is possible that the particular dealer might have stopped getting the Hybrid version.

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