Five months after it showcased the CNG-powered S-Presso at Auto Expo 2020, Maruti Suzuki India today launched the eco-friendly hatchback. showcased the , and now, it is finally available for purchase. Priced from Rs 484,000 upwards, the S-Presso S-CNG is available in four variants – LXi, LXi(O), VXi and VXi(O).
With the addition of the factory-fit CNG kit, this S-Presso variant costs about Rs 75,000 more than the equivalent standard versions. However, equipment levels are identical. To know what features and safety kit is on offer with these variants, click here. As before, the Option pack adds a front passenger airbag and seat belt pre-tensioners.
When powered by CNG, the S-Presso’s 1.0-litre, three-cylinder, naturally aspirated engine puts out a lower 58hp and 78Nm, compared to the 67hp and 90Nm of torque when run on petrol. A 5-speed manual gearbox is standard with the CNG S-Presso. In terms of mileage, the model is rated at 31.2km/kg.
Maruti Suzuki claims to have sold 1,06,443 factory-fitted CNG vehicles across India and witnessed a Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 15.5 percent in its CNG model sales in the past five years.
The carmaker recently introduced the Celerio S-CNG and the Ertiga S-CNG to its portfolio.