Maruti Suzuki is India’s most trusted car brand and has many firsts for its achievements. Maruti Suzuki was the first car brand in India to launch CNG powered cars. In the last 10 years, Maruti Suzuki has sold over 1 million CNG cars in India. Why are CNG-powered cars manufactured and sold by Maruti so popular? Do Maruti Suzuki S-CNG cars offer excellent fuel efficiency? Or is it factory-engineer safety? Or is it a compromise performance and durability? Or is it a combination of all these factors? Let’s explain.
No compromise performance
The S-CNG car is available with three powerful engine options: 1-liter, 1.2-liter and 1.5-liter. These engines are specially tuned to give great performance during both CNG and petrol modes. This ensures that there is no compromise in performance, and Maruti Suzuki’s S-CNG range vehicles also have PP in CNG mode. It is not the only engine that has been specially made for S-CNG vehicles. The suspension has been additionally strengthened to handle the added weight of the CNG kit. The chassis has been further strengthened to handle excess weight while having a dual independent ECU for optimal fuel.
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There is something for everyone
Maruti Suzuki offers a wide range of vehicles in the S-CNG line-up. There is an S-CNG car to suit every budget and seating needs and a big reason why S-CNG cars are so popular among buyers is the amount of choice. Entry level car buyers can choose Alto, S-Presso and Celerio while those who want a slightly larger car have options like Eco S-CNG and WagonR S-CNG. Those who want premium from their CNG car have Desire and Ertiga to choose from. All in all, there is something for everyone.
S-CNG = peace of mind
The best way to buy a car with a factory fitted CNG unit is to engineer these cars on offer. Every S-CNG sold by Maruti Suzuki gets a standard factory warranty, and is backed by Automaker’s nationwide service network – the best in India. S-CNG vehicles have various safety features. CNG unit has a leak-proof design, rigid pipeline structure made of stainless steel and joints which is corrosion-resistant. Wiring harness is an integrated system that eliminates any possibility of short circuit. Other safety features include a micro-switch that ensures that the vehicle is not turned on when refueling.
More savings per kilometer
Fuel prices in India are at record levels and this makes fuel efficient cars more important to consumers. S-CNG vehicles are designed to deliver great fuel efficiency. In fact, every S-CNG car sold by Maruti Suzuki is top notch in terms of fuel efficiency. Here are some ARAI certified fuel efficiency numbers. Alto S-CNG: 31.59km / kg, WagonR: 34.05km / kg, Espresso: 31.2km / kg, Desire: 31.12km / kg, Irtiga: 26.08km / kg, Celerio: 35.6km / kg: 85.6km / kg and E20. Kg. Statistics indicate that Maruti Suzuki’s S-CNG range cars offer great mileage statistics and this translates to lower fuel consumption. CNGO is a cleaner fuel, and it improves air quality for lower emissions. S-CNG cars are not only fuel efficient but also environmentally friendly.
Reliable, convenient and durable!
Maruti Suzuki’s S-CNG vehicles are durable and very reliable in the long run. For example, the engines of S-CNG vehicles get rigid valve seats to deal with CNG. All S-CNG vehicles get a special NGV receptive to make refueling safe. The driver can easily toggle between CNG and petrol modes at the flick of a button and this makes it very convenient to switch between the two fuels.
Maruti Suzuki’s S-CNG car is a combination of all these factors for those who want to buy a CNG-powered car.
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