According to Team-bhp, some Maruti Suzuki dealerships have started accepting bookings for the upcoming Dzire CNG. Maruti Suzuki has not yet announced anything officially, however it seems like the launch is near. Dzire CNG will be sold through Arena dealerships of Maruti Suzuki. Moreover, it will be offered in two variants, VXi and ZXi. Maruti Dzire CNG will go against the recently launched Tigor iCNG and Hyundai Aura CNG.
Mechanically, the Dzire will stay the same. So, there will be the 1.2-litre DualJet, four-cylinder, naturally aspirated petrol motor. It produces 89 bhp of max power and 113 Nm of peak torque. It comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed AMT.
While running on CNG, the engine would produce 72 bhp of max power and 91 Nm of peak torque. It is normal for petrol engines to produce less power and torque while running on CNG. Dzire CNG would come only with a 5-speed manual gearbox.
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The boot space of the Dzire CNG will be less than the regular Dzire. This is because the CNG tank will be placed in the boot so it will rob some space away. The regular Dzire has a boot space of 378 litres. The suspension is expected to be retuned to handle the additional weight of the CNG tank. Moreover, Maruti Suzuki says that they also pay special attention to safety and they also work on brakes and chassis. They also crash test and evaluate the CNG vehicles.
Moreover, the wiring of the CNG system is integrated with the vehicle’s wiring. So, there are no chances of short circuits. Maruti Suzuki uses stainless steel for the pipes and joints. This ensures that they do not corrode or leak. A switch has also been installed that helps in automatic and seamless switching between the fuel options. Another switch ensures that the vehicle cannot start during the process of CNG filling. Maruti Suzuki continues to offer factory warranty with the S-CNG vehicles. Having said that, the Dzire CNG won’t be able to start on CNG like Tata Tigor and Tiago can do.
Other Maruti Suzuki CNG vehicles
Maruti Suzuki currently has the longest line-up of CNG vehicles. They have the S-Presso, Eeco, Celerio, WagonR and Ertiga. For commercial purposes, they have the Super Carry and Tour S.
Upcoming CNG vehicles
The manufacturer is also working on introducing more factory-fitted CNG vehicles for India. They will launch the Swift CNG that will go against the Tiago CNG and Grand i10 Nios CNG. Maruti will also launch Vitara Brezza CNG. It will come with the first compact SUV to be offered with a CNG powertrain. The engine will stay the same. So, it will be a 1.5-litre, naturally aspirated petrol engine that produces 104 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 138 Nm of peak torque. It is offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 4-speed torque converter automatic transmission. While running on CNG, the power output will reduce to 92 PS and torque will decrease to 122 Nm. It will be offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox only.
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