New Delhi: Maruti Suzuki has launched much-awaited Dzire S-CNG in India at a starting price of Rs 8.14 lakh (ex-showroom). The CNG option is available in both VXI and ZXI variants. Changes are limited to the addition of a CNG option and retuned suspension setup to handle the additional weight. The S-CNG vehicles come with dual interdependent Electronic Control Units (ECU) and an intelligent injection system to provide an air-fuel ratio which helps in delivering improved mileage figures and superior performance.
Maruti Suzuki S-CNG’s range of vehicles has recently started making their positions in the Indian market with the launch of multiple models getting their CNG variants. Earlier Maruti Suzuki launched the CNG variant of Celerio and Wagon-R.
Over 22 lakh Dzire customers Maruti Suzuki now offers 9 vehicles with factory-fitted S-CNG technology interdependent Electronic Control Units (ECU) and an intelligent injection system to provide an air-fuel ratio that ensures performance.
The S-CNG vehicles’ safety has further been enhanced with stainless steel pipes and joints to avoid corrosion and any kind of leakage in the entire CNG structure, integrated wire harnesses are used to eliminate short-circuiting and Microswitch ensures that the vehicle is off and does not start during CNG fuel filling process.
The launch of Maruti Suzuki’s S-CNG vehicle range is aligned to and complements the Government of India’s vision of reducing oil import and enhancing the share of natural gas in the country’s primary energy mix from 6.2% now to 15% by 2030.
The Maruti Suzuki Dzire S-CNG’s engine produces 57kW of power and a max torque of 98.5 Nm. The power output in the petrol mode changes to 66kW with a max torque of 113 Nm. It comes in the Indian market with VXI and ZXI variants priced at Rs 8.14 lakh and Rs 8.82 lakh respectively.
Maruti Suzuki Dzire can also be owned through Maruti Suzuki Subscribe at an all-inclusive monthly subscription fee starting from Rs 14,100 for Petrol variants and starting Rs 16, 999 for CNG variants.
Maruti Suzuki Dzire has over 22 lakh delighted customers. Speaking on the occasion, Shashank Srivastava, Senior Executive Director, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said, “The launch of Dzire S-CNG, will further strengthen our vision of green mobility and catalyze the adoption of green vehicles in India. With customers now getting a CNG option in India’s preferred sedan, the Dzire S-CNG will further alleviate the worries of rising fuel costs and provide economical and environment-friendly mobility to customers.”
Powertrain wise, the new Maruti Suzuki Dzire S-CNG comes with the same 1.2-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine that makes 88.5 bhp and 113 Nm of peak torque in petrol mode. However, in CNG mode, the output drops to 76 bhp and 98.5 Nm of peak torque. The S-CNG trims of the Dzire only come with a 5-speed manual gearbox. As for fuel efficiency, the Dzire S-CNG returns a claimed mileage of 31.12 km/kg.
Maruti Suzuki India says that the S-CNG vehicle’s powertrain and suspension have been specially tuned to offer better engine durability, greater mileage and superior safety. Like other S-CNG models, the Dzire S-CNG too will come with dual interdependent Electronic Control Units (ECU) and an injection system to provide an air-fuel ratio. In terms of features, the car will remain similar to the VXI and ZXI trims of the regular Dzire. The new Dzire S-CNG will also be offered via Maruti Suzuki Subscribe at an all-inclusive monthly subscription fee starting from ₹ 16 999.