Diminishing air quality due to vehicle emission and increasing fuel prices led the Indian auto industry to think of greener and eco-friendly cars. Though electrification is on its way, hunt for a cheaper option led to CNG. India is futuristic about CNG run cars where Maruti is a leading agent in popularising its run. For Maruti, CNG vehicles are the future in small car segment filling the space left by small diesel cars. With its excellent and effective S-CNG technology, Maruti offers a wide range in the country delivering high performance cars and enhanced drivability. What more can we say when a record number of over 5 lakh CNG cars have been sold in our country by the carmaker till date!
CNG is cheaper, cleaner and a fuel efficient substitute which is beneficial for country’s economy till we achieve mass electrification. Now our country runs approx 30 lakh CNG cars with 1700 CNG filling stations and 10,000 more stations are to be built by 2030 which shows the potential of CNG cars in India. Here are 5 top options by Maruti in India.
Maruti Alto K10 CNG – The most trustworthy Alto series reigning over small vehicle sector has not lost its reliability yet. A favourable choice by many, Alto K10 is now available in CNG version wearing a stylish look and charismatic appeal. The powerful 998 cc engine offers a smooth ride; but the most overwhelming part is the fuel efficiency. It is a steal deal for a new buyer, with a tag of Rs 4.14 lakh to Rs 4.18 lakh.
Maruti WagonR CNG – The undisputed ruler and ultimate family vehicle of the hatchback segment, WagonR is a style icon now with updated space and features and a price of Rs 4.99 lakh. This car is lightweight with S-CNG tech offering 33.54 km/kg efficiency. Maruti enables CNG option in the LXI version of the WagonR. The striking design, modish interior and value for money appeal make it definitely enchanting.
Maruti CELERIO CNG – This is certainly the cutest entry level hatchback from the legendary car maker, now available with CNG variant. This car had a glorious record of bookings when launched previously because of its looks and features. The CNG variant, launched few months later, named as Maruti Celerio Green, gives awesome mileage of 31.79km/kg with the same engine as Alto K10 and new Wagon R. The CNG kit is same MSI patented iGPI system as seen on WagonR. There are only 2 trims with CNG option. It is one of the best CNG cars in the country within the range of Rs5.14 lakh to Rs 5.30 lakh.
Maruti ERTIGA CNG – MSIL’s updated popular Ertiga is the only CNG powered MPV in India. Comparable to its petrol version, the CNG one proudly exhibits a fuel economy of 22.08km/kg. This 7-seater is a luxury in the present traffic conditions for long tours by larger families with its space, ride quality, comfort and safety. The price of Rs 8.27 lakh is reasonable as compared to all possible luxury features it is loaded with. The mileage and space are its x-factor.
Maruti DZIRE Tour CNG – The most suave compact sedan available right now is Swift Dzire. Offered in both petrol and diesel, the CNG is in base petrol variants bearing 1.2-litre K-series engine with flawless performance. The interior is found to be breathtaking with lavish features and high-end upholstery enhancing comfort without compromising on aesthetics. The exterior is sharp and strong giving an irresistible stance. The tail lights are fiercely attractive and the boot lid is the real showstopper. Your need for a car with good mileage and ravishing looks ends with Maruti Dzire.