Maruti Wagon-R S-CNG has been launched in India. Priced at Rs. 5.25 lakh for the entry-level variant, the car claims a fuel-economy figure of 32Km/kg.
With the stricter emission norms approaching fast, Maruti is retiring diesel engines from its entire line-up. In order to appeal to the average Indian consumers who love fuel-economy, the manufacturer will be providing optional factory-fitted CNG-kits on all its cars. This isn't something new, as the company has been providing this opiton in some of its entry-level vehicles. The Maruti WagonR CNG is one such model and in a new development, it has just been updated to achieve compliance with the BS6 norms.
While the Maruti WagonR CNG has just received the quentissential BS6 upgrade, its petrol variants, which come kitted out with 1.0-litre and 1.2-litre motors, were updated a few months back. The 'S-CNG' version, on the other hand, comes with an additional fuel tank that can hold 60-litres of CNG. The company claims a fuel-economy figure of 32.52 km/kg, which would roughly translate to Rs. 1.5 per km. Compared to the petrol-powered variant, which would cost you an equivalent of Rs. 3.5 per km, the CNG version turns out to be a lot more economical. As can be understood from these figures, there are significant savings on the S-CNG-version over the regular one.
“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 Wagon R is hugely successful and continues the iconic journey of brand Wagon R 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.”
- Shashank Srivastava, Executive Director, Marketing & Sales, Maruti Suzuki India Limited
Under Maruti’s latest ‘Mission Green Million’, the company will be offering plenty of environment-friendly vehicles to customers in India. The manufacturer has already sold a million such vehicles in the country, including CNG-powered and smart-hybrid vehicles, and plans to sell a million more in a span of a few years.
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Like we said, the petrol-sipping Maruti Wagon R is available with two options. The first is a 1.0-litre inline-3-cylinder K10 motor that generates 68 PS and 90 Nm. The second is a 1.2-litre inline-4-cylinder K12 mill that is capable of producing 85 PS and 113 Nm. Both engines have been availabele with two transmission options each - 5-speed manual and 5-speed AMT.
The BS6 Maruti WagonR CNG variant is only available with the 1.0-litre engine. To aid cleaner combustion, the car gets two interdependent ECUs and a new ‘intelligent injection system’. There are only two trim options available – LXi and LXi (Optional). The former is priced at Rs. 5.25 lakh and the latter at Rs. 5.32 lakh (ex-showroom).