The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India Limited has made a surprise announcement and launched the country’s first-ever sub-compact SUV with a factory-fitted CNG kit. Maruti Suzuki has introduced the Brezza CNG with its proprietary S-CNG technology. The model has been launched with a starting price of Rs 9.14 lakh and will go up to Rs 12.05 lakh. The Brezza CNG is the 14th CNG model in the Maruti Suzuki’s entire lineup.
Commenting on the launch of the new Brezza CNG Shashank Srivastava, Senior Executive Officer, Marketing & Sales, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said, “The Brezza has been a game-changer for Maruti Suzuki. It is an SUV that has redefined the compact SUV segment with its design and performance. We are confident that the Hot and Techy Brezza will once again disrupt the segment with the S-CNG version. It will be the perfect choice for people looking for a sustainable, safe and high-performance city-bred SUV.
He further added, “At this stage, it is also worth mentioning that in Maruti Suzuki Arena, S-CNG models account for 24% of overall sales. And CNG sales for hot-selling models such as the Ertiga and WagonR account for as high as 57% and 41% of total model sales, respectively. Moreover, with the Government’s initiatives aimed at the proliferation of CNG pumps across the nation, these numbers are likely to see a surge in the coming years.”
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The Indo-Japanese carmaker has launched the new Brezza S-CNG with its time-tested K-series 1.5L Dual Jet, Dual VVT engine. This engine in the SUV generates a max power output of 86.6 bhp at 5500rpm and 121.5Nm of peak torque at 4200rpm. The company claims that it will be able to deliver an excellent fuel efficiency of 25.51 km/kg. The Brezza S-CNG will come mated with a 5-speed manual transmission, and the model will be available in three different variants – LXi, VXi and ZXi, along with dual-tone colour options.
The Brezza S-CNG will come equipped with the same features such as the ICE powered model. The list of the features include Electric Sunroof, Cruise Control, SmartPlay Pro Infotainment System with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Keyless Push Start and more. Maruti Suzuki will also offer the Brezza with customized CNG-specific features such as Integrated Petrol and CNG fuel lid, dedicated CNG drive mode, digital and analogue CNG fuel gauges, and an illuminated fuel change over switch. Furthermore the car will come equipped with aesthetic cover which will provide overall ease of use.
Maruti Suzuki recently also launched the updated BS6 phase-2 compliant engine in the Brezza as well. The internal combustion engined Brezza comes equipped with the 1.5-litre four-cylinder naturally-aspirated Dualjet petrol engine which generates 103 PS of maximum power and 136.8 Nm of maximum torque. With the changes to make it BS6 phase-2 compliant. The model will still come available with both 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic transmissions.
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