The all new WagonR from Maruti Suzuki has garnered a pretty good response from customers and the waiting periods of the car have already reached 2-3 months. It was launched on 23rd January with the base LXi 1.0 variant carrying an ex-showroom cost of Rs. 4.19 lakhs. However, the company did not launch the CNG variant of the new model at the time of official launch. We now bring you the pricing and variant detail of the all-new WagonR CNG which will be officially revealed shortly.
According to our sources, the WagonR CNG will start at Rs. 4.84 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the base LXi trim. The CNG powered car will only come with the 1.0 litre engine and only available in the lowest trim, albeit with two variations. The other option for the CNG WagonR is the LXi (O), which will come at a premium of Rs. 7,000 than the other version. The key difference in it will be the presence of two airbags instead of a single unit in the LXi trim.
Also, the WagonR CNG will only come with three colour options to choose from instead of 6 options on petrol powered variants. The colours available on the CNG powered variants will be white, silver, and grey. They are the most popular paint shades and hence most of the buyers would not find the absence of three other paint shades as a problem. To be precise, the CNG variant misses out on orange, brown and blue colour options.
The Maruti Suzuki WagonR CNG is powered by a 1.0-litre engine. While running on CNG, the 1 liter, K-Series engine has lower power and torque outputs: 59 Bhp-70 Nm. While running on petrol, the 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol motor makes 67 Bhp-90 Nm. The car’s petrol variants are also available with a 1.2 litre engine. Meanwhile, The 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol engine produces 82 Bhp of power at 6,000 rpm and a peak torque of 113 Nm at 4,200 rpm. This is the same engine that also does duty on the likes of Ignis and the Swift among others. Both the engines come with an automatic (AMT) gearbox option apart from a 5-speed manual gearbox.
With this pricing, Maruti has certainly placed the WagonR CNG pretty cleverly in the segment. The only direct competition it had was in the form of the Hyundai Santro CNG but it retails for Rs. 5.23 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). This is Hyundai offers CNG on the Santro in upper trim levels like Magna and Sportz. Maruti has managed to undercut the competition by offering CNG on the lowest trim level and hence keeping the price low. Another rival that WagonR CNG faces is in the form of its sibling, the Celerio CNG. However, the Celerio feels pretty outdated when compared to the latest WagonR and hence it does not make a strong case for itself.