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Maruti Suzuki WagonR S-CNG launched at Rs 4.84 lakh, to be 26 pc more fuel efficient than outgoing model

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Maruti Suzuki WagonR S-CNG launched at Rs 4.84 lakh, to be 26 pc more fuel efficient than outgoing model

On January 23 this year, Maruti Suzuki had launched the third generation WagonR in two engine options - a three-cylinder 1.0-litre K10B engine producing 67 bhp at 5,500 and 90 Nm at 3,500 rpm and a four-cylinder 1.2-litre K12M engine good for 82 bhp at 6,000 rpm and 113 Nm at 4,200 rpm.

Country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India today announced the launch of the new WagonR S-CNG at an introductory price of Rs 4.84 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Available in 1.0-litre Lxi variant, the CNG powered-WagonR will offer a mileage of 33.54 km/kg, which is 26 per cent better than the fuel economy of the outgoing WagonR CNG.

On January 23 this year, Maruti Suzuki had launched the third generation WagonR in two engine options - a three-cylinder 1.0-litre K10B engine producing 67 bhp at 5,500 and 90 Nm at 3,500 rpm and a four-cylinder 1.2-litre K12M engine good for 82 bhp at 6,000 rpm and 113 Nm at 4,200 rpm.

Below are the variant-wise price (ex-showroom, Delhi) details of the new WagonR S-CNG.

-- LXI 1.0-litre - Rs 4.84 lakh
-- LXI (O) 1.0-litre - Rs 4.89 lakh

According to the company, the dual ECU with intelligent gas port injection system delivers calibrated quantity of fuel to the engine, leading to more efficient fuel usage, active pickup and superior drivability in WagonR S(smart)-CNG. The factory fitted design, along with anti-corrosion stainless steel components, provides better safety. For more convenience, there is an automatic fuel change over switch and a fuel level indicator.

The factory fitted WagonR S-CNG comes with standard warranty benefits and convenience of Maruti Suzuki's service network spread across India. For better vehicle dynamics, the CNG tank has been positioned lower. The spare tyre can be accessed easily through the smart packaging of gas cylinder.

"At Maruti Suzuki, we continuously strive to offer products that are technologically advanced and environment friendly. With WagonR S-CNG customers will be able to enjoy the benefit of 26 per cent better fuel economy than the outgoing WagonR CNG and superior technology which is safe, reliable and environment friendly," R S Kalsi, Senior Executive Director, Marketing and Sales, Maruti Suzuki India, said in a statement on March 6.

The company claims that Maruti Suzuki CNG vehicle sales contribute to around 15 per cent of the total sales of the CNG range. At present, the company offers CNG option in seven of its models -- Alto800, AltoK10, WagonR, Celerio, Eeco, Super Carry and Tour S). Cumulatively over five lakh customers have selected Maruti Suzuki factory-fitted CNG vehicles.

Maruti Suzuki WagonR S-CNG will be available in states with CNG infrastructure, including Delhi-NCR, Gujarat, Mumbai, Pune, parts of Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.