A detailed walkaround video of the Maruti Wagon R S-CNG gives us a close look at the CNG variant of the country's favourite tallboy hatchback
Maruti Suzuki, India’s largest carmaker, has recently introduced BS6-compliant factory-fitted CNG versions of its cars, called the ‘S-CNG’ models. After the discontinuation of diesel-powered vehicles from its line-up, Maruti has decided to focus on CNG technology for the immediate future, and electric/hybrid technology for the future. It’s a smart move, considering that CNG cars are quite popular among the general populace, owing to the relatively cheap buying, running, and maintenance cost. Here, we have a walkaround video of the CNG variant of the Maruti Wagon-R, one of the most popular family cars in India.
2019 WagonR CNG | Ujjwal Saxena
The video above, posted by Ujjwal Saxena on his YouTube channel, showcases a white-coloured 2020 Maruti Suzuki Wagon-R S-CNG inside a dealership. At first, we get a quick rundown of the exterior of the car, then we get a glimpse of the CNG kit, and after that, the interior of the car is shown. The entire video clip is a single take and has been narrated in simple Hindi with a little English assistance.
In terms of looks, the Maruti Wagon R S is a handsome car that looks pretty much the same as the petrol model. At the front, we get large, bulbous headlamps with a wavy design. The front-grille is quite square-ish, with a ‘Suzuki’ logo in the middle flanked by horizontal slotted-slats of chrome on either side. As this car is based on the lower-level trim, fog lamps aren't a part of standard accessories. On the side, we notice the boxy, tall-boy silhouette of the car. We also see 13-inch steel rims with wheel covers. At the rear, the design is quite clean and simplistic. The taillamps are on the far ends on each side, with brake lights mounted on the C-pillar and one auxiliary brake light at the top of the glass area of the tailgate.
Powering the Maruti Wagon-R S-CNG is a 998cc, inline-3, naturally aspirated, flex-fuel (petrol/CNG) engine. The maximum power rating is 59 PS, while the peak torque is rated at 78 Nm. Transmission options only include a 5-speed manual gearbox. The car’s ARAI-claimed fuel economy figure is 32.52 Kmpl, nearly 11 kmpl more than the equivalent petrol model. The S-CNG variants of the Wagon-R are priced at Rs. 5.25 lakh for LXi trim and Rs. 5.32 lakh for LXi (O) trim.