Maruti Suzuki Dzire CNG Launched In India At Rs. 8.14 Lakh

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Maruti Suzuki Dzire CNG has been introduced in VXi and top-spec ZXi trims and it has a claimed mileage of 31.12 km/kg

Maruti Suzuki, the largest carmaker in India, has today announced the expansion of its S-CNG vehicle range. The Indo-Japanese carmaker has been road testing the CNG version of Dzire for quite some time and it has now been launched with prices starting at Rs. 8.14 lakh for the VXi trim and it goes all the way up to Rs. 8.82 lakh for the ZXi trim (ex-showroom). The bookings for the 2022 Maruti Suzuki Dzire CNG have also opened.

We do expect the Swift CNG to launch soon as well following the Dzire CNG. The compact sedan is powered by a 1.2L petrol engine with a factory-fitted CNG kit added to it. This motor generates 89 hp and 113 Nm when running on petrol, and when running on CNG, it belts out 76 hp and 98.5 Nm.

With the CNG powertrain, only a 5-speed manual transmission has been made available. The claimed range stands at 31.12 km per kg (28 km/kg for Hyundai Aura CNG and 26.49 km/kg for Tata Tigor CNG). The Dzire is the best-selling sedan in the country currently and with more buyers opting for fuel-efficient CNG cars, it will be interesting to see how the Dzire will be received in India as it could further boost sales numbers.

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The CNG variants is significantly more expensive than equivalent petrol-only trims, with the difference of around Rs. 95,000 and Rs. 1.05 lakh respectively. In terms of design (interior and exterior) and equipment, there are no big differences between the CNG and petrol variants.

Currently, Maruti Dzire is priced from Rs. 6.09 lakh to Rs. 9.13 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi), and there’s just one engine choice available here – a 1.2L NA petrol motor, with 90 PS of peak power and 113 Nm of maximum torque – which can be had with a 5-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed AMT.

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The 2022 Maruti Suzuki Dzire CNG competes against the likes of Hyundai Aura CNG and the recently-launched Tata Tigor CNG. The rivals to the forthcoming Swift CNG will include Hyundai Grand i10 Nios, Tata Tiago CNG, and even its own siblings, Maruti Celerio CNG and Wagon-R CNG.