Maruti Suzuki India Limited has recently launched the BS6 compliant version of the Celerio S-CNG, along with a commercial version called Tour H2 CNG.
Maruti Suzuki has been focussing on CNG technology for its cars ever since the company discontinued its diesel-powered vehicles in India. Dubbed ‘S-CNG’ models, Maruti has launched a CNG powered variant for many of its Arena range of cars, like the S-Presso, Wagon R, and Alto. For the Celerio, Maruti has launched both, a passenger as well as a commercial model, called Celerio S-CNG and Tour H2 CNG, respectively.
Powering the CNG versions of the Celerio is a 1.0-litre, naturally aspirated, inline-3 petrol engine. While Maruti Suzuki has not yet revealed the power figures, we expect them to be the same as BS4 version or a tad bit lower. The BS4 Celerio S-CNG generated 67 PS of maximum power and 90 Nm of peak torque when running on petrol. Switching to CNG sees a drop in these figures, around 59 PS and 78 Nm. A 5-speed manual transmission is the only gearbox on offer. In addition to the 60-litre petrol tank on the standard car, the S-CNG variant gets a 35-litre CNG tank as well. The company hasn’t revealed the fuel economy figures either, but we expect the car to deliver around the 31 kmpl overall.
“With over 5 lakh customers choosing Celerio, we hope to extend its popularity with the BS6 S-CNG variant. Maruti Suzuki is determined to propagate green and sustainable mobility in the country, as a part of our commitment to the Mission Green Million.”
Mr. Shashank Srivastava
Executive Director (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki India Limited
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The passenger car variants will be available in two trim levels – Vxi and VXi (Option) – priced at Rs. 5,60,900 and Rs. 5,68,000, respectively. As for the commercial variant, it is only available in one trim option – Tour H2 – which will retail for Rs. 5,36,800. All the prices quoted here are ex-showroom, New Delhi. With the Tour H2, Maruti seeks to add taxi sales to its range, which was dominated by the Maruti Swift Dzire Tour S, which is just a rebranded version of the previous-generation Swift Dzire. The addition of a cheaper alternative would surely be beneficial for Maruti’s sales.