Top 5 fuel-efficient small trucks in India
Published On Feb 11, 2021
You wish to buy a fuel-efficient mini-truck for your logistics business but aren’t sure which one? We help you with top-ranking trucks that offer the best mileage you can buy them right now.
Higher demand for last-mile cargo delivery, the boom in e-commerce and the quest to reach to the consumer’s doorstep has fueled the demand for mini-trucks in India. The emergence of the small compact truck also known as mini-pickup (payload ranging 700-1000 kg) in India has propelled the overall small commercial vehicle segment that becomes among the high volume segment in Indian’s overall truck market. As demand continues the segment has been registering year-on-year growth, making it an intense competition among truck makers. The flip-side of this demand is that the market is flooded with several innovative products that now spoilt the customers for choice.
The cargo mini-truck truck segment is highly-priced sensitive as truck buyers in this category are either first-time buyers, those moving from a three-wheeler or entrepreneurs who look for employment opportunities through these trucks. The customer often wants a truck that offers superior mileage, lowest cost of maintenance and sizable cargo deck size that can carry a heavy load, everything at an affordable price. To package all of this competitively proved to be challenging, yet Indian truck markers are now selling some of the most promising trucks that have gained customer trust and made a mark of their reliable performance.
The SCV segment has now some of the most recognized brands of trucks that are a common sight across Indian cities and towns. So, if you’re someone looking to migrate from a three-wheeler to a four-wheeler cargo truck or want to buy your first vehicle as a compact truck, then we’re here to help you figure out the best that is available. Now, remember, the mileage figures are offered by the manufacturers in ideal driving conditions, and the actual real-life figures may differ, yet you get an indication as to what to expect. Also, remember mileage of any truck depends upon the driving pattern and overall truck use. Now having cleared those disclaimers here we go with the list.
Undoubtedly, this tiny little cargo truck from Mahindra-the Jeeto has to be at the top. The company claims the diesel variant of diesel offers 35kmpl of mileage and the score high on mileage in India’s last-mile four-wheel cargo truck segments.
The Jeeto diesel comes with a 670 cc engine that produces 16hp of power at a peak torque of 38Nm, and you can carry a rated payload of 600kg on this little cargo truck. The fuel tank of this truck is 10.5L and this is a 1345 kg gross weight truck available in multiple cargo deck variants. Jeeto takes on both urban and rural terrains quite comfortably and is available between ₹ 3.85 - ₹ 4.40 lakh, ex-showroom.
Mahindra Supro Mini Truck
Another Mahindra mini-truck in the top mileage list is the Supro Mini Truck diesel. This powerful truck promises a mileage of 23 km with a payload of 900 kg. The Supro Mini Truck gets a 909 cc engine that produces 26hp of power at a maximum torque of 58 Nm. You can buy the Supro Mini Truck at a starting price of ₹ 5.24 Lakh. Supro Mini Truck has successfully gained the customer confidence with its reliable powertrain, robust aggregates and sound built-quality that help you carry heavy and even larger cargo shipments rather effortlessly across challenging terrains.
Tata Ace Gold Diesel
The second high ranking fuel-efficient truck in the category is the revolutionary, highly popular and segment-defining Tata Ace Gold diesel. Ace Gold diesel offers you a mileage of 21-22 kmpl, and the diesel variant costs you between ₹ 4.41 - ₹ 5.47 lakh. Tata Ace Gold is a modern truck that offers you practicality, performance and reliability, this well-known truck across Indian cities and towns is the most popular truck among Indian truck buyers. You can carry a rated payload of 750 kg on this strong truck.
Maruti Suzuki Super Carry Petrol
Another high mileage mini truck that you can consider that ranks number third in the overall mini-truck segment is the Maruti Suzuki Super Carry petrol variant. The Super Carry petrol variant comes with a company claim 21-23 kmpl mileage, this truck is fitted with an 1196 cc engine that produces 70hp of power at a peak torque of 98Nm. This petrol variant starts from Rs 4.14 lakh that allows you to carry 740 kg of payload.
Tata Ace Gold Petrol
Last but not the least, ranking number fifth, another Tata truck from the Ace family of trucks. The Ace Gold petrol variant has been recently introduced by Tata Motors to the truck new truck buyers who want a petrol option. On the petrol Ace, you get a mileage between 18-20 kmpl with the 275 petrol MPFI engine, 4 stroke engine that produces 29.5hp of power at a peak torque of 55Nm. You can carry 750 kg of payload on this truck on any terrain without any power or pickup lag, this variant starts at an attractive price of ₹ 4.41 lakh.
Indian’s last-mile cargo pickup is extremely vibrant with major truck brands that are available to buy. Remember the prices mentioned above are ex-showroom, New Delhi, and prices may differ in your city or town. So, to know the exact on-road price of your choice of the mini-truck head to the nearest dealership to explore your favourite brand up and close.