Maruti launches CNG variant of all-new Celerio

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 17 Jan 2022

Maruti Suzuki India launched the CNG variant of the all-new Celerio. Powered by next-generation Dual Jet, Dual VVT K-Series 1.0L engine, along with S-CNG technology, the Celerio delivers a mileage of 35.60 km/kg of CNG and has a CNG tank capacity of 60 litres. The S-CNG Celerio is factory fitted and the company claims optimum performance, enhanced safety and greater fuel-efficiency. 

Shashank Srivastava, Senior Executive Director (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki India said, “Interestingly, the S-CNG variant in the previous generation Celerio contributed over 30% of total sales. The all-new Celerio S-CNG with new 3D organic sculpted design, spacious cabin and S-CNG technology will offer customers an affordable, safe, and high-performance green vehicle.”

Elaborating on Maruti Suzuki’s growing green portfolio, he added that, “We have the largest portfolio of 8 green models on the road and have sold around 9,50,000 S-CNG vehicles. We have witnessed 22 percent CAGR increase in our CNG sales in the past five years.”

The all-new Celerio was launched, in November, 2021 in petrol avatar, has received close to 25,000 bookings within two months of its launch. With this launch, the cumulative sales for Celerio crossed 6,00,000 units.

Maruti Suzuki factory fitted S-CNG vehicles are equipped with dual interdependent ECUs (Electronic Control Units) and an intelligent injection system. Vehicles are specially tuned and calibrated to deliver optimum performance and enhanced drivability across all kinds of terrains. S-CNG vehicles are also designed for safety, engine durability, convenience, and great mileage. 

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