Maruti Suzuki is currently the largest car manufacturer in India. Maruti has been one of the first car manufacturers to launch factory fitted CNG vehicles and one of the main reason behind that has been increasing fuel prices and rising pollution levels. There are number of models in their line up with CNG kits and aftermarket CNG kits are also available for these vehicles. One such Maruti car that doesn’t get a factory fitted CNG kit as of now is the 2020 Brezza. Here we have a video showing a 2020 Vitara Brezza with aftermarket CNG kit.
The video has been uploaded by Takuli’s Talk on their youtube channel. The car seen in the video is 2020 Maruti Vitara Brezza which is now available with a petrol engine only. The older version of Brezza used to get a 1.3 litre diesel enigine which got discontinued due to BS6 emission norms. The video shows the installation part of CNG kit and also shows how it performs after installing the kit on the petrol powered Brezza.
The video shows all the components that are used in the Brezza to make it run on CNG. Under the hood, the Vitara gets a reducer, advancer, filler nozzle, injectors and ECU. The wiring and piping have been neatly done. The advancer is installed in CNG vehicles to reduce the lag that is normally there is CNG vehicles. A thick pipe goes from the front to the rear where the gas cylinder is installed. Once all the components are installed, the car is taken to a nearby gas station to fill and check for leaks. Once all the checks were done, they take it for a spin and come back pretty impressed.
Video does not mention anything about the performance of the car after installation. The overall cost of installing this kit as per the vlogger was around Rs 50,000. Do note that aftermarket CNG kits, while helping you to lower fuel costs significantly, can also result in the factory warranty getting void. Do keep this in mind before opting for an aftermarket CNG kit.
Maruti Brezza is one of the best selling sub-4 meter compact SUV in the segment and it competes with the likes of Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 and recently launched Kia Sonet in the segment. Maruti Suzuki launched the updated 2020 version of Brezza in the market earlier this year. The main change was definitely the engine itself. It is now powered by a 1.5 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that generates 105 Ps and 138 Nm of peak torque. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is available with both manual and 4-speed automatic gearbox options and the automatic version gets Smart Hybrid system that helps it return more fuel economy than a manual version. The Brezza Automatic is a car that likes to be driven relaxed-ly. For sportier automatic options, consider the Ford EcoSport, Kia Sonet and Hyundai Venue.