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Maruti Suzuki Alto Petrol Or CNG? Mileage & Running Cost Comparison

If you’re wondering whether you should buy the Maruti Suzuki Alto petrol or CNG then this article will help you come to a conclusion. Here, we’ll take the latest ex-showroom prices of the Alto and look at the price difference. Based on the current petrol and CNG prices, we’ll calculate the kilometres you need to drive the car to recover the higher upfront cost. This should help you decide which engine option of the Alto will work best for you and save you money in the long run. Let’s start with the difference in their ex-showroom prices.

Maruti Suzuki Alto

Maruti Suzuki Alto Petrol Vs CNG - Price Comparison

Let’s look at the latest ex-showroom prices of the Maruti Suzuki Alto petrol and CNG to see what extra cost you’re paying for the Alto CNG over the Alto petrol.

MARUTI SUZUKI ALTO PETROL VS CNG PRICES - EX-SHOWROOM DELHI (FEBRUARY 2022)

Variants

Petrol Prices

Difference

CNG Prices

LXI Manual

Rs. 3,94,000

Rs. 95,000

Rs. 4,89,000

LXI (O) Manual

Rs. 4,00,000

Rs. 95,000

Rs. 4,95,000

For the Alto CNG manual, you’re paying Rs. 95,000 more than the Alto petrol.

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Maruti Suzuki Alto Petrol Vs CNG - Running Cost Calculation - February 2022

Now, let’s compare the per kilometre fuel cost you’ll incur with both the engine options. For this, we’ll use the latest petrol and diesel prices in Delhi and the official mileage figures as a baseline.

MARUTI SUZUKI ALTO

COST PER KM (FEBRUARY 2022)

 

Petrol

Difference

CNG

Fuel Price Delhi

Rs. 95.45

Rs. 42.41

Rs. 53.04

Manual Mileage

22.05kmpl

9.54kmpl

31.59kmpkg

Manual Cost Per KM

Rs. 4.33

Rs. 2.65

Rs. 1.68

At the current fuel prices, the Maruti Suzuki Alto petrol manual will cost you Rs. 2.65 more than the Maruti Suzuki Alto CNG manual for every kilometre you drive.

Kilometres To Breakeven With Maruti Suzuki Alto CNG

MARUTI SUZUKI ALTO PETROL VS CNG

KM TO RECOVER (FEBRUARY 2022)

Variants

KM to Recover

LXI Manual

35,852km

LXI (O) Manual

35,852km

You’ll have to cover 35,852 km with the Maruti Suzuki Alto CNG manual to recover the extra price you pay upfront over the Alto petrol.

Should You Buy Maruti Suzuki Alto Petrol Or CNG?

The Maruti Suzuki Alto CNG is Rs. 95,000 more expensive than the Alto petrol. But, the Alto CNG can pay back the higher premium in about 35,000km. So, even for customers who might drive the Alto CNG for about 50,000km, the Maruti Suzuki Arena Alto CNG makes good financial sense.

You can use our Fuel Cost Calculator to see how any petrol, diesel or CNG car will cost to run based on the latest fuel price in your city.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Prathu Sharma

Engineer by upbringing, artist by passion, motorhead because ,why not! Likes to know about everything related to technology, switches between american muscle and german innovation depending on the day. Wants to own 69' Mustang Mach 1 and to drive BMW M3 87'someday.

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