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Below are the top 10 most efficient hatchbacks ordered by descending kilometres per litre.

There's a mix of fuel types in the top ten, including compressed natural gas (CNG), petrol and diesel. The cars powered by petrol all have smaller engines (below 1.0 litre) in order to compete with the more efficient fuel types.

The cost of these small hatchbacks is generally low. Many of the cars are made in India and prices range from 1,41,000 for the Tata Nano to 5,70,000 for the Hyundai i20.

Efficient Car Engine
City km/L
Hwy km/L
Maruti Zen Estilo LXI Green 1.0L CNG
20.5
26.3
Maruti Wagon R LXI CNG 1.0L CNG
20.5
26.3
Tata Nano 0.6L petrol
22.0
26.0
Tata Indica 1.4L diesel
22.1
25.0
Chevrolet Beat 1.0L diesel
20.5
24.0
Toyota Etios Liva 1.4L diesel
20.3
23.6
Nissan Micra 1.5L diesel
18.5
23.1
Hyundai i20 1.4L diesel
18.0
23.0
Maruti Swift 1.3L diesel
18.1
22.9
Maruti 800 0.8L petrol
17.5
22.1

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Maruti Zen Estilo LXI Green

The most efficient hatchback is the Maruti Zen Estilo LXI Green.

Powered by a 1.0 litre 3 cylinder compressed natural gas engine that generates 68 PS of power, the Maruti Zen Estilo LXI Green is a modern good looking car capable of seating 5 people.

It has what Maruti call i-GPI technology ('intelligent-Gas Port Injection') which uses separate injectors for each cylinder. The car's engine control unit decides on the quantity of CNG to inject into the engine depending on the driving conditions. This metered usage of fuel leads to a more efficient vehicle.