Maruti Suzuki India has launched its Maruti Suzuki WagonR S-CNG variant updated with BS6 norms. The S-CNG variant will be available only over Lxi and Lxi(O) Trim. The price set by Maruti is Rs 5.25 lakh and Rs 5.32 lakh for Lxi and Lxi(O) Trim respectively. The Maruti Suzuki WagonR S-CNG gets 60 litres of tank capacity. The carmaker has claimes that the WagonR S-CNG will have a fuel efficiency of 32.52 km/kg.
Maruti Suzuki started its journey of CNG vehicles almost a decade back and the company has sold one million eco-friendly vehicles including CNG and Smart Hybrid vehicles. Under its ‘Mission Green Million’, Maruti Suzuki aims to sell the next 1 million green vehicles in the next couple of years. The brand says that the launch of Maruti Suzuki’s S-CNG vehicle range is aligned to the Government of India’s vision of reducing oil import and eventually enhancing the share of natural gas in the energy basket of India from 6.2% now to 15% by the year 2030. The Government, at the same time, is working to rapidly increase CNG fuel pumps network across the country.
Talking about the launch of the BS6 compliant WagonR S-CNG, Shashank Srivastava, Executive Director (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki India said, “Maruti Suzuki has consistently endeavoured to offer sustainable mobility options to customers. With the announcement of Mission Green Million, we have strengthened our commitment towards boosting green mobility in the country. The 3rd generation WagonR is hugely successful and continues the iconic journey of brand WagonR with more than 24 lakh customers. Strong on looks and performance, the new factory-fitted S-CNG variant offers a perfect balance of drivability, high fuel efficiency, enhanced safety, and unmatched convenience.”
The CNG model of the WagonR is powered by a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine that is tuned to make 58 bhp in CNG mode and 81 bhp in petrol mode, while torque output stands at 78 Nm in CNG mode and 113 Nm on petrol mode. The S-CNG version comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard. Maruti Suzuki S-CNG vehicle portfolio comes equipped with dual interdependent ECUs (Electronic Control Units) and intelligent injection system. The vehicles are factory fitted, and specially tuned and calibrated to deliver optimum performance and enhanced drivability across all kinds of terrains.