Maruti Suzuki is India’s largest car manufacturer and almost all its vehicles are BS6 compliant. Maruti has now dumped its diesel engines, and is concentrating mainly on petrol and CNG powered vehicles. The automaker has a wide range of vehicles that run of CNG and today, Maruti Suzuki has rolled out BS6 compliant S-CNG version of their Celerio hatchback. This is aligned to the Company’s vision of Mission Green Million that was announced at the Auto Expo earlier this year. Prices for Maruti Celerio S-CNG version start from Rs 5.36 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi.
Mr. Shashank Srivastava, Executive Director (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki India Limited said,
Celerio became increasingly popular amongst young urban couples, appreciated for its Comfortable ride, easy maneuverability and excellent fuel efficiency. With over 5 lakh customers choosing Celerio, we hope to extend its popularity with the BS6 S-CNG variant. Maruti Suzuki is determined to propagate green and sustainable mobility in the country, as a part of our commitment to the Mission Green Million.
As mentioned above, Maruti has an extensive range of green vehicles and have already sold one million green vehicles. The automaker aims to sell the next one million green vehicle in a couple of years. Maruti Celerio S-CNG is manufacturer’s seventh BS6 S-CNG offering. From the outside, no changes are made to the design of the car. It gets the same front grille with Suzuki logo in the centre. It gets conventional headlamps and there is an air dam at the lower part of the bumper.
The Celerio is powered by a 998-cc, three cylinder, engine which generates a maximum of 58 Bhp and 78 Nm of torque when it’s run on CNG. While the Celerio was the first vehicle in Maruti’s stable to get the AMT gearbox, the CNG version is available only with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The claimed fuel efficiency of Celerio BS6 S-CNG hatchback is 30.47 km/kg. The car is available in VXI, VXI(O) and Tour H2 trims.
The Tour H2 version is dedicated for commercial use and is priced at Rs 5.36 lakh, ex-showroom. The VXI and VXI(O) are priced at Rs 5,60,900 and Rs 5,68,000 ex-showroom Delhi. Maruti will be soon launching a petrol version of the S-Cross premium crossover in the market. It will be powered by the same 1.5 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that is seen in Ciaz, Ertiga, XL6 and Brezza. Booking for the same will be starting soon.