In view of the increasing demand for CNG vehicles in the country, the company has also brought this model in CNG option, the company earlier provides Alto, S-Presso, WagonR, Eeco, Celerio, Ertiga in the market in CNG option. Now the company has also added the DZire to this range, it is the company’s popular model which was in the top 5 position in sales in the month of February.
The price of the new Maruti Suzuki Dzire CNG has been kept in the range of Rs 8.14 lakh to Rs 8.82 lakh. It is mated to a 1.2 liter petrol engine and it gives a mileage of 31.12 km/kg. This engine provides 89 HP of power and 113 Newton meters of torque, with the CNG option now this engine provides 77 HP and 98.5 Newton meters of torque.
This engine has been given a 5-speed manual gearbox but the option of AMT gearbox has been given. Being a factory fitted CNG vehicle its warranty is not affected and the running cost is also reduced. It gets a dual inter-dependent ECU unit, all fittings are kept in stainless steel and a safety switch has been given to cut off the engine during refueling.
The Desire features a seven-inch SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system and supports Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink. The car gets leather steering wheel, rear AC vents, automatic climate control, electrically adjustable ORVMs and 10-spoke 15-inch alloy wheels.
Safety features in Maruti Dzire include dual front airbags, anti-lock braking system (ABS) with EBD, brake assist, and ISOFIX child seat mount. All these features have been installed as standard in the Maruti Dzire range. Reverse parking cameras and sensors have been installed in the top variant of the new Maruti Swift.
Growing demand for CNG
While the prices of petrol and diesel are skyrocketing on the one hand, the sales of cars are also being affected significantly. Customers are looking for more economical fuel. One of these fuels is also CNG fuel and due to which DZire has now been brought in CNG option, the company will soon bring its premium hatchback Baleno with CNG option as well.
Apart from this, talking about the new update of Maruti, the company has announced the expansion of online retailing of its genuine accessories in more than 100 cities across the country. The Maruti Suzuki Genuine Accessories (MSGA) website was launched last year and was initially in the testing phase, during which only customers in Delhi and NCR could buy accessories online. However, the company has now expanded this service to more than 100 cities.
Maruti Suzuki holds the largest share in the CNG car segment. The company had already talked about expanding its CNG range and is now continuously launching new models with CNG option.