Maruti Suzuki has launched the BS6 (Bharat Stage 6) emission norms compliant version of the WagonR CNG. The WagonR CNG BS6 is priced at Rs. 5.25 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi, for the LXi trim while the LXi (O) trim is priced at Rs. 5.32 lakhs. Bookings are open, and deliveries will begin shortly. The CNG powered WagonR gets a claimed mileage of 32.52 Kms/KG.
Commenting at the launch of the BS6 WagonR CNG. Mr Shashank Srivastava, Executive Director (Marketing &Sales), Maruti Suzuki India Limited had this to say,
Maruti Suzuki has consistently endeavored to offer sustainable mobility options to customers. With the announcement of Mission Green Million, we have strengthened our commitment towards boosting green mobility in the country. The 3rd generation WagonR is hugely successful and continues the iconic journey of brand WagonR with more than 24 lakh customers. Strong on looks and performance, the new factory fitted S-CNG variant offers a perfect balance of drivability, high fuel efficiency, enhanced safety and unmatched convenience.
The Maruti WagonR CNG BS6 is powered by the tried and tested 1.0 liter, 3 cylinder K-Series engine that is capable of running on both petrol and CNG. Shifting between the two fuel modes is seamless, at the flick of a switch mounted on the dashboard. While running on petrol, this motor puts out 67 Bhp-90 Nm, and on CNG, it makes 58 Bhp of peak power and 78 Nm of peak torque. The CNG trim is available with a single gearbox option: a 5 speed manual.
Last year, Maruti launched the BS6 compliant version of the petrol WagonR, which is offered with two K-Series engines: a 1.0 liter-3 cylinder unit with 67 Bhp-90 Nm outputs and a 1.2 liter-4 cylinder motor with 82 Bhp-113 Nm. Both engines get 5 speed manual gearboxes as standard while the bigger motor gets a 5 speed AMT as an option.
The WagonR is one of Maruti’s best sellers, and has been so for more than a couple of decades. First introduced in 1998, the WagonR was a tall-boy response brought to the Indian market to challenge the Hyundai Santro. Over the years, the Maruti WagonR has grown in sales, size and even engine performance. The latest version – the 3rd generation model of the hatchback – is larger than previous iterations, and also the most powerful among generations.
It sits on the HEARTECT platform, which means that it’s not heavy despite the bigger size and engine. The car rivals the Hyundai Santro, and is currently the only tall-boy hatchback in its segment. Maruti has plans of introducing a premium version of the WagonR shortly. The new version will get a restyling, and will be sold through the NEXA chain of dealerships.