Two CNG Cars To Come Soon – Maruti Suzuki Dzire CNG and Maruti Suzuki Swift CNG
Maruti Suzuki Dzire CNG and Maruti Suzuki Swift CNG: Maruti is going to expand its portfolio of CNG cars to offer a more affordable option to the customers. The company is preparing to introduce two new CNG cars soon. It is being told that these cars will be launched for sale soon.
Earlier this month, the Maruti Suzuki Dzire CNG version was spotted testing. According to the report, the CNG version of the Swift hatchback, one of the company’s best-selling models, is now being tested. Recently, the Maruti Suzuki Swift CNG variant has been spotted during testing. As per the report, the rear windshield of the car had a sticker that read “ON TEST”. The car was also fitted with emission testing equipment.
Maruti Suzuki Swift CNG
Maruti Swift is one of the best selling hatchbacks in India. At present, the company sells it only in the petrol model. Recently the company has increased its prices. In such a situation, Maruti is trying to capitalize on the popularity of this car by expanding the range with new CNG variants. It gets the same engine as the Swift DZire. 1.2-litre 4-cylinder dual-jet petrol engine is available. This engine generates 90 PS of power and 113 Nm of torque. This engine is mated to a 5-speed manual and automatic gearbox.
Necessary changes are being made to this engine to work with CNG. It is believed that the company can offer their CNG variants only with manual transmission. Currently, the Swift gives a mileage of 23.2 kmpl with manual gearbox. At the same time, this car gives a mileage of 23.76 kmpl with automatic gearbox. This figure is ARAI-claimed certified. However, it remains to be seen in what trim and spec Maruti Suzuki offers the CNG variant of the Swift.
Maruti Suzuki Dzire CNG
The Maruti Suzuki line-up comes with a petrol engine since the introduction of BS-VI norms. While the company already has the largest range of CNG cars in its line-up, the carmaker is looking to expand the range further. The Maruti Dzire petrol gets a 1.2-litre 4-cylinder dual-jet petrol engine. This engine generates 90 PS of power and 113 Nm of torque. This engine is mated to a 5-speed manual and automatic gearbox.
The DZire CNG will get the same 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder engine as the standard model. However, the power and torque outputs are expected to drop below the current 90 hp and 113 Nm of torque. Maruti Dzire gives mileage of 23.26 kmpl in petrol with manual gearbox and 24.12 kmpl with AMT gearbox. This figure is ARAI-claimed certified. This car is already one of the highest mileage cars.
Maruti Suzuki Dzire CNG and Maruti Suzuki Swift CNG Mileage
Maruti currently sells its 6 passenger vehicles WagonR, Celerio, S-Presso, Ertiga, Alto 800 and Eeco with factory fitted CNG kits. With the launch of Swift and DZire CNG, Maruti will have a total of 8 cars in its CNG portfolio. Which will be the highest in terms of CNG vehicle portfolio of any company in India. Except for Ertiga, most of the company’s CNG models give mileage of 30 to 32 km/kg. In such a situation, it is expected that the mileage of the Dzire CNG variant will also be around this.
Maruti Suzuki Dzire CNG and Maruti Suzuki Swift CNG Price
The price of Maruti Swift CNG and Dzire CNG will be revealed at the time of their launch. It is too early to say anything about it now. But the CNG variants of Swift and DZire can be priced between Rs 90,000 to Rs 1 lakh more than the petrol variants. The current Maruti Swift price starts at Rs 5.81 Lakh which goes up to Rs 8.42 Lakh. At the same time, the starting price of Maruti Dzire is Rs 5.98 lakh, which goes up to Rs 9.02 lakh for the top model.