Maruti Suzuki recently launched the all-new S-Presso market. The all-new car, which is aimed at the youths is available only with a single engine option at the moment. Even though Maruti officially does not offer any alternative fuel for the S-Presso, there are products in the market, which can convert the car into a CNG powered vehicle.
The video put up on the YouTube channel CNG Maruti AutoGas shows that the all-new vehicle gets the sequential CNG kit, which is superior to the regular kits available in the market. The video, however, does not mention the price or any other details like the capacity of the tank. However, it is the first S-Presso on the Internet to get a CNG kit. The CNG kit can be seen installed in the video but they do not show the internal switch and indicator that is used to change the fuel type.
The kit is unique because the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso is the first car from the manufacturer that gets powered by the 1.0-litre three-cylinder naturally aspirated engine, which is BS6 compliant. The same engine powers a lot of other Maruti Suzuki cars in the market but all of them are still in the BS4 level. We are not sure if there is a major difference in the CNG kit because of the BS6 compliance of the engine.
The installation of the CNG kit reduces the running cost drastically. This is why many choose to use CNG over petrol. Maruti Suzuki offers a lot of models in the market that comes pre-installed with the CNG kit from the factory. However, not all their models are equipped with the same.
Installing CNG kits from outside the market may hamper the warranty of the vehicle. Also, all the cars with aftermarket CNG kits have to get their Registration Certificate of the car updated with new details.
It should be noted that Maruti Suzuki never offered a diesel engine in the entry-level cars after the failure of Celerio diesel in the Indian market. However, earlier this year, the brand announced that they will not offer any diesel engine after the implementation of the BS6 norms. Instead, the brand will concentrate on launching vehicles with alternative fuel options.
In the future, all the small, entry-level Maruti Suzuki cars may get factory-installed CNG kits while the larger, more expensive vehicles may feature a hybrid system to ensure maximum mileage. In India, Maruti Suzuki cars are known for their fuel efficiency and even the petrol-powered vehicles return a high mileage for every litre of fuel used.