New Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara CNG launched at Rs 12.85 lakh

Gajanan Kashikar Published: January 06, 2023, 11:58 AM IST

After introducing the CNG versions of the Alto K10, XL6, Swift, and Baleno, Maruti Suzuki has further expanded its S-CNG model range in India with the launch of the Grand Vitara CNG. It is offered in two variants: Delta and Zeta, which cost Rs 12.85 lakh and Rs 14.84 lakh (all ex-showroom), respectively. It is to be noted that the Grand Vitara CNG can also be owned via Maruti Suzuki Subscribe with a monthly subscription fee starting at Rs 30,723.

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara CNG: Powertrain

The Grand Vitara CNG is powered by a 1.5-litre, inline-four, naturally aspirated petrol motor mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. It produces 88PS at 5,500rpm and 121.5Nm of torque at 4,200rpm in the CNG mode. Whereas, the petrol engine makes 101PS at 6,000rpm and 136Nm of torque at 4,400rpm. Meanwhile, the CNG-powered SUV provides a fuel efficiency of 26.6km/kg.

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara CNG: Highlights

Since the Grand Vitara CNG is based on Delta and Zeta variants, it comes with a host of features, such as cruise control, USB charging ports, Alexa and Google voice assistants, a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and a rearview camera. 

On the other hand, the Zeta trim, in addition to Delta features, is equipped with auto LED headlights with follow-me function, 17-inch wheels, rear window wiper and washer, door lights, auto-folding outside mirrors, Arkamys sound system, six airbags, a nine-inch SmartPlay Pro+ touchscreen infotainment system, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

As claimed, Maruti has sold over 1 million S-CNG cars in India so far, saving approximately one million tonnes of CO2 emissions. Meanwhile, the brand currently offers 14 S-CNG vehicles.

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