Maruti Suzuki Celerio CNG Launched, Price To Be Announced Soon
Maruti Suzuki will unveil its first CNG-powered vehicle this year, among a flurry of new models. Maruti Suzuki is planning to debut the Celerio CNG in the second part of January, according to our dealer sources. Maruti Suzuki dealers have recently begun taking unauthorized Celerio CNG reservations.
Maruti Suzuki is the country’s leading manufacturer of CNG-powered vehicles, and while the company already has a large CNG model lineup, it plans to grow it even more.
The second-generation Celerio was released in November, and the business had already stated that a CNG variation will be available soon. Because the previous edition of the hatchback had a factory-installed CNG kit, it was just a matter of time until the new model got one as well.
Maruti Suzuki Celerio CNG is powered by a 1.0-litre K10C DualJet engine. This engine produces 67hp and 89Nm of torque in petrol form. The Celerio presently has the title of being the most fuel-efficient petrol car in the country, thanks to its new K10C engine, which features two fuel injectors per cylinder, a high compression ratio, and great thermal efficiency. It has an ARAI-certified fuel economy of 26.68kpl for AMT models and 25.24kpl for manual models, according to ARAI.
Because the same engine will be available on the Maruti Suzuki Celerio CNG, it might very well become the most fuel-efficient CNG vehicle in the country. This will be the first time a CNG kit has been installed on a K10C engine and CVT. “There are no hurdles as such to integrate CNG in the new engine with two injectors per cylinder,” Raman, MSIL’s chief technical officer, had previously stated in an interview.
On the new Celerio, it will be smoothly integrated.”For comparison, the previous edition of the K10 engine in the first-generation Celerio CNG returned a fuel economy of 30.47km/kg (ARAI-certified). With all of the improvements to the new K10C engine, the 2017 Celerio CNG should have even higher fuel efficiency.
Although the exact specifications of the CNG-powered Celerio are unknown at this time, expect lower production figures than the petrol model. The Celerio CNG, on the other hand, is projected to use the same technology as the WagonR CNG. In terms of design and interiors, we don’t foresee any more significant changes to the Celerio CNG.
The equipment list will be determined by which trims Maruti offers the CNG kit, which we will learn more about closer to the debut. The Celerio CNG will face competition from the Hyundai Santro CNG and the soon-to-be-released Tata Tiago CNG when it is released.
Maruti Suzuki‘s next big introduction this year, after the Celerio CNG, will be the new Baleno, which will debut in February with a complete makeover. The Vitara Brezza will then get a similar facelift, which is slated to debut around the middle of this year. Maruti Suzuki has also announced improvements for the XL6 and Ertiga MPVs. In addition, Maruti’s best-selling model, the Alto, is set to get an all-new generation, with a debut planned by the end of the year.