Maruti has officially launched the factory-fitted CNG variant of the new Suzuki Celerio in India priced at INR 6.58 lakh (PKR 15.59 lac). Based on the VXi variant, the Celerio CNG which has a 60L tank is claimed to return a fuel efficiency of 35.6 km per kg.
The Celerio CNG is powered by a 1.0L three-cylinder K10C petrol engine that produces 66 hp of power and 89 Nm of torque. However in CNG mode, it produces 56 hp and 82Nm. For CNG variant, the engine is paired to a 5-speed manual transmission only.
Key features include body-colored bumpers, side mirrors and door handles, chrome accent on front grille, full wheel covers, front and rear head-rests, manual AC, day-night inside rear view mirror, 60:40 split rear seat, central locking, power steering, front and rear power windows, power side mirrors, and a gear shift indicator.
Safety features include 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 latest Suzuki Celerio, which was launched in November 2021 has already received almost 25,000 bookings in Indian market.
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 8 green models on the road and have sold around 9.50 lac 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% increase in our CNG sales in the past 5 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% 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.”
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