Maruti Suzuki may not be in the race for dominance in the EV segment yet but, they are definitely dominating the petrol and CNG segments. It is not only in the number of sales but also in the number of products that are on offer. Until now s-CNG was exclusive to the Arena range of Maruti-Suzuki cars. MSIL has decided to change that and has launched s-CNG variants with two of its Nexa premium offerings.
Announcing the introduction of S-CNG at NEXA, Mr. Shashank Srivastava, Senior Executive Officer, Marketing & Sales, Maruti Suzuki India Limited said, “Maruti Suzuki is committed to democratizing green mobility solutions in India, and we believe A large bouquet will be offered. Technologies tailored to different needs of consumers is the only way to achieve mass adoption of eco-friendly vehicles. CNG is one such technology that is known for.
substantially lower CO2 emissions than conventional fuels; With its debut in NEXA l with Smart Hybrid and Intelligent Electric Hybrid offerings, NEXA will provide eco-friendly mobility solution options for our eco-friendly customers. Through market studies, we have learned that the premium segment consumer is looking for eco-friendly options without compromising on performance, technology, safety and driving experience. The Baleno S-CNG and XL6 S-CNG have been developed without compromise.
Keep in mind NEXA users. The Baleno S-CNG will be one of the most powerful premium CNG hatchbacks in the country, while the XL6 S-CNG will be a premium CNG MPV.
He added, “Maruti Suzuki’s success in democratizing CNG technology has resulted in the sale of more than 1 million S-CNG vehicles that have saved nearly 1 million tonnes of CO2 emissions. Such figures By offering a range of green technologies for consumers to choose from, we reinforce our belief in making a positive impact on the environment on a large scale.
The Baleno S-CNG is now the only premium hatchback that comes with 6-airbags and has a CNG option. While the 1.2 L petrol engine producing 89.73 PS and 113 Nm of torque remains unchanged, in CNG mode the car makes 77.49 PS and 98.5 Nm of torque. Fuel consumption in CNG mode is claimed at 30 kmpl. The Baleno S-CNG will get all the bells and whistles like its petrol counterpart. These include LED projector headlamps, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Suzuki Connect, etc. The MID will also have a dedicated display for CNG data. The S-CNG Baleno will be available in two variants – Delta (MT) priced at ₹8.28L and Zeta (MT) priced at ₹9.21L.
If you were opting for the Ertiga just because it comes with CNG as an option but you really want to get the XL6 for the premium features, then you don’t need to worry. MSIL has also introduced the S-CNG version of the XL6. Boasting a fuel efficiency of 26.32 kmpl, the XL6 S-CNG makes 87.83 PS and 121 Nm of torque in CNG mode. The petrol motor is carried over from the petrol XL6 only and produces 100.61 PS and 136 Nm in petrol mode. The XL6 will also be equipped with all the extras that make it more premium. The XL6 S-CNG will be sold only in Zeta (MT) trim and is priced at ₹12.24L.