CNG is not a popular fuel type for car buyers in India. However, cars with CNG fitted kit have the advantage of low running cost, which explains why some people choose to buy a CNG model. Additionally, the CNG models are also known for its environment-friendly nature. Compared to the diesel and petrol engine, the CNG cars release less emission. The legal system also favours the CNG cars. Some cities offer lower road tax for CNG cars compared to petrol or diesel cars. In India, there are several options in the entry-level segment that features this particular fuel option. Maruti and Hyundai are two major car manufacturer that are offering CNG options on their line-up. IndianAuto will give you the list of all company-fitted CNG cars India 2021.
Why choose company-fitted CNG cars?
As mentioned above, CNG cars’ major strengths are its low running cost and environment-friendliness. In the Indian market, car buyers can have their car fitted with aftermarket CNG kit which can be provided at dealerships or car service shops. However, it is recommended that you pick a company-fitted CNG car instead of buying a dealer-fitted CNG unit for the following reasons
Company-fitted CNG models are more reliable. CNG-fitted kit will be manufactured by the car brand themselves, thereby, will match seamlessly with other mechanical parts of the car. On top of that, the quality of the authentic CNG kit will be guaranteed by the car manufacturer.
The installation of the CNG kit will be executed in a standardized procedure with a high level of precision. On the other hand, at the dealership, the CNG fitment is less likely to be carried out in a proper process. The worst case is that other expensive car parts and wiring will be damaged during the installation which will cost you a huge amount of money for repairs.
If you are using the CNG kit manufactured by the car brand, the warranty of your car will remain intact. In the meanwhile, once your car was fitted with an aftermarket CNG kit, the warranty for your car will be affected since the company will not be responsible when the problem arises, which might be inflected during the fitment process.
Maruti Suzuki has introduced the BSVI version of the Alto BS6. CNG option is available on the LXi and LXi (O) variants and the prices for these options are Rs 4.33 lakh and Rs 4.36 lakh respectively. This option comes with a 0.8-litre petrol engine which is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. When running on CNG, this engine can deliver a top power of 41 PS and the maximum torque of 60 Nm. The mileage of this CNG Alto 800 stands at 31.59 km/kg, which is less efficient than the BSIV version.
On the LXi trim, Maruti Alto 800 is offered with features like AC, front power window and dual-tone interior. In terms of safety, the Alto 800 LXi gets parking sensor, ABS with EBD, driver-side airbags. The LXi (O) comes with the addition of the front passenger airbags.
Maruti Celerio is a popular car of the hatchback segment. This hatchback is available with petrol or CNG fuel type. Regardless of the fuel type, the Celerio is powered by a 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine that generates 68 PS/90 Nm on petrol and 59 PS/78 Nm on CNG. The CNG version will come with a standard 5-speed manual gearbox while the petrol variants will get both the manual and AMT option. In CNG mode, the car is claimed to reach the fuel mileage of 31.76km/kg. The CNG option is available on the VXI and VXI (O) trim only. These variants include front and rear power window, power steering, AC, driver airbags, ABS with EBD.
Maruti Wagon R
Price: Rs 5.45 lakh - Rs 5.52 lakh
Maruti Wagon R is one of the leading models in the market in terms of sales. The success of this tall-boy hatchback comes from its high level of practicality and value-for-money quotations. Last year, Maruti has introduced the new-generation version of the Wagon R with better equipment and revised exterior.
Maruti Wagon R is offered with both petrol and CNG version. Recently, Maruti has launched the BSVI version of the CNG variants. The same 1.0-litre engine that makes 60 PS of top power and 78 Nm of torque continues to power the CNG version of the Wagon R, but it is updated to meet the new emission norms. It still comes with the same 5-speed manual gearbox. After receiving the engine updates, the fuel efficiency of the Maruti Wagon R CNG dropped from 33.54 km/kg to 32.52 km/kg. Other than the 1.0-litre petrol motor, Maruti Wagon R also offers a 1.2-litre engine which exclusively runs on petrol.
CNG option is available on the LXi and LXi (O) of the Maruti Wagon R’s range. These variants are priced at Rs 5.45 lakh and Rs 5.52 lakh respectively.
Maruti Ertiga is the only CNG vehicles in India which is not a hatchback. While the Ertiga comes in four variants, LXI, VXI, ZXI and ZXI+, only the CNG version will only be available on the VXI trim which is priced at Rs 9.14 lakh.
The best-selling MVP is available with only one 1.5-litre petrol engine which is good for 105PS of top power and 138Nm of maximum torque. This engine comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The CNG variant shares the same powertrain, however, it will miss out on the smart hybrid system. Moreover, the power output will drop to 92PS and 122Nm on CNG. Maruti Ertiga CNG comes with a claimed fuel mileage of 26.08km/kg.
Maruti Eeco has a unique positioning in the Indian market as the only minivan model. Similar to other vehicles on Maruti’s line-up, Maruti Eeco has currently received its BSVI updates for both petrol and CNG version.
Maruti Eeco CNG features with the same 1.2-litre petrol engine mated with a 5-speed manual gearbox. This BSVI-updated engine is capable of making 63PS/85Nm, which is similar to that of the BSIV model. The fuel economy rating remains at 21.94 kmpl. The CNG option is only available on the 5-seater AC CNG variant at the price of Rs 5.18 lakh.
CNG Price: Rs 7.43 lakh
Hyundai Aura is the only sedan in the Indian market to come with a CNG option. Hyundai’s sedan is available with three choices of engine: a 1.2-litre petrol engine, a 1.2-litre diesel and 1.0-litre turbocharged engine. The CNG version is offered on the S trim only. The non-turbo petrol engine is capable of making 83PS/114Nm. If running on CNG, it can derive a top power of 68 Bhp and 95 Nm. On the S variant, this engine is coupled with a 5-speed manual gearbox. An additional AMT option is also on offer for the standard petrol model.
Hyundai Aura is available with the standard features like dual front airbags, ABS with EBD along with some additional functions like Day & Night mirror, projector fog lamps, central locking, rear defogger, impact sensing door unlock and speed sensing door auto-lock. Hyundai Aura S CNG is on offer at the price of Rs 7.43 lakh.
Hyundai Santro was a legendary hatchback in the Indian market until it was discontinued in 2015. Last year, Hyundai has revived this iconic nameplate under a brand new avatar.
The new Hyundai Santro comes with a 1.1-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine. After receiving BSVI updates, the Hyundai Santro is now capable of making 69PS of max power and 99Nm of peak torque. Only the Magna and Sportz comes with the CNG kit. If running on CNG, the power output of this engine is lowered to 59PS of max power and 84Nm of peak torque. The claimed mileage of the CNG Santro stands at 30.48km/kg. Hyundai Santro CNG is priced at Rs 5.86 lakh and 5.99 lakh.
Hyundai Grand i10 Nios
CNG Price: Rs 6.79 lakh - Rs 7.33 lakh
Hyundai Grand i10 Nios is the new version of the familiar Grand i10. This popular hatchback was available with a petrol engine only. Recently, a new bi-fuel option is added to the range. The CNG kit will come with the 1.2-litre petrol engine. This engine delivers a top power and torque of 83PS/114Nm and 69PS/95Nm on petrol and CNG respectively. It is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Only the Magna and Sport will be offered with the CNG option.
The claimed mileage of this CNG option is 20.7 km/kg. The prices of these CNG variants are Rs 6.79 lakh and Rs 7.33 lakh for the Magna and Sportz respectively.
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