Over 22 lakh Indians have brought the Maruti Suzuki Dzire home, and the sedan has also been a best-seller in its segment for 12 straight years. The Dzire’s enduring success over decades has to do with its spacious and comfortable cabin, refined performance and easy driving manners. To build on the car’s success and take it to the next level, Maruti Suzuki has now made the Dzire available with the S-CNG technology.
CNG is critical to India’s energy security, and the Dzire S-CNG is a firm step in that direction given the fact that it’s India’s best-selling sedan. The addition of the factory-fitted S-CNG kit builds upon the Dzire’s stylish looks and refined performance, and adds a new, green dimension to the car. It’s powered by the advanced K-Series Dual Jet, Dual VVT 1.2L engine that puts out 57 kW of peak power at 6,000 rpm. The Dzire’s always been a mileage champion, and this reflects in the S-CNG version’s fuel efficiency as well. The Dzire S-CNG returns an exceptional mileage of 31.12 km/kg#, making it India’s most fuel efficient CNG sedan. That’s not all. The Dzire S-CNG is also India’s most powerful CNG sedan*.
The Maruti Suzuki Dzire S-CNG is available in VXI and ZXI variants, giving buyers a wide set of premium features in line with their classy lifestyle, and at the same time ensuring that the new car is surprisingly easy on their pockets; thanks to its excellent mileage. Buyers of the Dzire S-CNG will no longer have to worry about rising fuel costs even in the backdrop of rising geo-political tensions such as the Russia-Ukraine crisis. Through the car, they also get to adopt an environment-friendly mobility option.
Coming to the long list of features on offer in the Dzire S-CNG, the alloy wheels, fog lamps, a SmartPlay Studio System with navigation and voice commands, steering mounted audio and calling controls, engine push start-stop button with smart key, automatic climate control, electrically adjustable and folding ORVMs and rear AC vents are just some of the many classy features that the buyers get to enjoy.
While these features give the Dzire S-CNG a premium sedan-feeling, there’s a lot more to the car. The factory-fitted S-CNG kit is specially calibrated to offer great performance and excellent driveability. In fact, the kit is specially designed to keep its occupants safe at all times, along with engine durability for lakhs of kms. Its unmatched convenience and great mileage is another reason to be amongst the favorites list.
The S-CNG kit that’s fitted onto the Dzire is now offered on nine cars sold by Maruti Suzuki, and is designed for fuss-free everyday usage. There are three key benefits:
The S-CNG technology offered by Maruti Suzuki gets an intelligent injection system, which maintains optimum air-fuel ratio during combustion. This gives cars fitted with S-CNG technology consistent performance and high fuel efficiency. The suspension of all S-CNG cars is re-tuned in order to handle all kinds of terrains with comfort and confidence.
The S-CNG kit has a leak-proof design, and the pipes used are made of stainless steel for corrosion resistance. The wiring harness is designed into an integrated system, eliminating the chance of a short circuit. A micro switch that ensures that the car cannot be started while refueling CNG is another thoughtful safety feature. Finally, our expert technicians are specially trained for integrating the S-CNG kit into the car’s mainframe to ensure strict safety and quality compliance.
All Maruti Suzuki cars equipped with S-CNG kits, get a handy feature in the form of an auto-switch, which allows customers to seamlessly switch between CNG and petrol modes. The specially designed NGV receptacle allows faster and safer CNG refueling. All S-CNG kits get a standard factory warranty, and service support at all 3,500+ Maruti Suzuki authorized service centers across the country. The vehicles benefit from CNG without compromising on their warranty.
The Government of India is moving towards energy independence by enhancing the share of natural gas as the country’s primary energy mix, from 6.2 % presently to 15 % by 2030. Maruti Suzuki S-CNG car range is meant to help this initiative and take it forward. Also, the S-CNG range of cars will benefit from the Government’s push to increase CNG fuel pumps across the country. Car buyers are already responding. Over the past 5 years, Maruti Suzuki has witnessed a 19% CAGR increase in its CNG sales, and this is testament to the S-CNG car range’s safety, convenience, affordability and high fuel efficiency.
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*Claim as on date-supported by independent research agency JATO Dynamics Ltd and is applicable in the CNG Sedan category