An alternative material to vinyl siding with a similar low amount of maintenance could be fiber-cement board. Fiber-cement boards are available in different colors by various manufacturers.
The basic gray board is usually the most affordable choice. It can be painted with an appropriate paint.
Please see below a short list of fiber-cement board manufacturers for your further research:
For more information:
You should read builder Connie McCullah's Q&A"Which is greener: fiber-cement or vinyl siding?"