Maruti Suzuki has officially launched the CNG variant of the new Celerio priced at Rs 6.58 lakh (ex-showroom). The CNG variant of the hatchback, whose CNG tank capacity is 60 litres, is claimed to return a fuel efficiency of 35.60 km/kg.
The new Maruti Suzuki Celerio CNG is powered by a 1.0-litre three-cylinder K10C petrol engine generating 66PS and 89Nm of torque. In CNG mode, the variator produces 56 horsepower and 82 Nm of torque. This engine is mated exclusively to a five-speed manual transmission. The new CNG version of the hatchback is offered in a single variant known as the VXi.
Notable features of the CNG-powered Maruti Suzuki Celerio include body-color bumpers, ORVM, door handles, chrome front grille accents, full wheel covers, front and rear head restraints, manual air conditioning, daytime running IRVM, 60:40 rear luggage rack with split seats, central locking, front and rear power windows, power adjustable ORVM units, gear shift indicator. The model receives safety features such as dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, seat belt reminder, speed alert, speed-sensing auto door lock and shock-sensing auto door unlock function. The new generation Celerio was launched in November 2021, has received nearly 25,000 reservations.
Speaking on the occasion, Shashank Srivastava, Senior Executive Director (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki India said, "Maruti Suzuki has been a pioneer in the country in offering factory-fitted CNG vehicles. We have the widest range of eight eco-friendly vehicles." models on the way and have sold for around 9.50 lakhs. 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 it very convenient. Focusing on green mobility, we have seen an increase in the annual growth rate The compound has increased 22 percent in our CNG sales in the last five years. This is a testament to customer acceptance of GNC's technologically advanced, environmentally friendly and safe mobility solutions. The launch of the new Celerio S-CNG will bring us one step closer to our ambition to lead the mass adoption of green vehicles in India Interestingly, the S-CNG variant of the previous generation Celerio contributed more than 30 percent of sales. The new Celerio S-CNG will feature a new 3D organic sculptural design and animated cockpit. S-CNG technology for customers is 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.”