Maruti Suzuki is India’s largest car manufacturer and WagonR is one of the most popular hatchbacks sold by the brand in India. Unlike other brands, Maruti had started working on BS6 models an year ago and most of their models are now BS6 compliant. The WagonR which is loved by most of the Indians is available with a petrol and CNG option and Maruti has now launched BS6 version of the CNG WagonR. Here we have a video that shows the BS6 compliant version of the Maruti Suzuki WagonR hatchback.
This is the official video uploaded by Maruti Suzuki online and the video shows what all are benefits of the CNG version of the WagonR. The WagonR comes fitted with a factory made S-CNG kit. The benefit of having a factory fitted CNG kit is that it is tailor made for the car and is much more safer than aftermarket kits.
The WagonR CNG boasts of improved performance, excellent fuel efficiency that is 32 kilometers per kilogram and a low cost of maintenance. The S-CNG kit is convenient too as it automatically switches between petrol and CNG and there is also an option where the driver can simply run the car on petrol like a regular petrol car. The BS6 complaint WagonR CNG is available in two trim options LXI and LXI(O) and the prices for the same are Rs 5.25 lakh and 5.32 lakh, ex-showroom respectively. The BS6 version of the WagonR is Rs 19,000 more expensive than the older BS4 version.
The Maruti WagonR CNG is powered by a 1.0 litre, three cylinder, BS6 compliant engine that generates 59 PS and 78 Nm of torque. The same engine in the petrol version generates 68 Ps and 90 Nm of torque. The car comes with a manual 5-speed transmission only in the CNG version. The new WagonR that was launched last year is based on Maruti’s HEARTECT platform and this has helped Maruti to liberate more space on the inside while keeping overall weight low. It even gets features like a touchscreen infotainment system that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Maruti Suzuki had earlier announced that they will be discontinuing all their diesel engines and will be concentrating more on petrol and CNG powered vehicles. Maruti Suzuki will also be entering the electric vehicle space by launching an electric version of the WagonR later this year. The electric WagonR will mark Maruti Suzuki’s first electric car for the Indian market.