- The Maruti Suzuki Celerio CNG is available only in the VXi variant
- The new variant is claimed to return a fuel economy of 35.60kms per kg
Maruti Suzuki has officially launched the CNG-powered variant of the new Celerio with a price tag of Rs 6.58 lakh (ex-showroom). The CNG variant of the hatchback, which has a CNG tank capacity of 60 litres, is claimed to return a fuel efficiency of 35.60kms per kg.
Powering the new Maruti Suzuki Celerio CNG is a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder, K10C petrol engine that produces 66bhp and 89Nm of torque. In CNG mode, the variant produces 56bhp and 82Nm of torque. This motor is paired exclusively to a five-speed manual transmission. The new CNG version of the hatchback is offered in a single variant known as VXi.
Feature highlights of the CNG-powered Maruti Suzuki Celerio include body-coloured bumpers, ORVMs, and door handles, chrome accent on the front grille, full wheel covers, front and rear head-rests, manual AC, day-night IRVM, 60:40 split rear seat, rear parcel shelf, central locking, front and rear power windows, electrically-adjustable ORVMs, and a gear shift indicator. The model receives safety features such as dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, seat-belt reminder system, speed alert system, speed-sensing auto door lock, and impact-sensing auto door unlock function. The new-gen Celerio, which was launched in November 2021, has received almost 25,000 bookings. We have driven the Celerio and to read our review, click here.
Speaking on the occasion, Shashank Srivastava, Senior Executive Director (Marketing and Sales), Maruti Suzuki India, said, “Maruti Suzuki has been a pioneer in the country to offer factory-fitted CNG cars. We have the largest portfolio of eight green models on the road and have sold around 9.50 lakh S-CNG vehicles. Owning a factory-fitted S-CNG vehicle comes with standard warranty benefits and the convenience of Maruti Suzuki’s service network spread across India, which our customers find very comforting. With green mobility in focus, we have witnessed a 22 per cent CAGR increase in our CNG sales in the past five years. This is a testimony to the customers accepting technologically advanced, eco-friendly, and safe CNG mobility solutions. The launch of the all-new Celerio S-CNG will take us a step closer to our ambition of spearheading the mass adoption of green vehicles in India. Interestingly, the S-CNG variant in the previous generation Celerio contributed to over 30 per cent of the sales. The all-new Celerio S-CNG with new 3D organic sculpted design, energetic and spacious cabin, and S-CNG technology will offer customers an affordable, safe, and high-performance green vehicle. We are confident that customers will appreciate the all-new Celerio S-CNG’s stellar fuel efficiency.”