Note: The Maruti Brezza CNG has finally been launched. Its prices start from Rs 9.14 lakh (ex-showroom). Click here for more details.
- Maruti Brezza CNG revealed.
- Becomes Maruti’s second CNG SUV in India.
- Likely to offer a fuel efficiency of approximately 27 km/kg.
Maruti Suzuki India showcased the CNG-powered Brezza at the Auto Expo 2023, making it the first sub-4m SUV to get such powertrain option. Its prices are expected to be revealed soon.
Powering the Maruti Suzuki Brezza CNG is the same 1.5-litre DualJet petrol engine that makes 88PS and 121.5Nm in CNG mode (15PS/15.5Nm less from the petrol-only version) and comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. It is claimed to deliver a fuel economy of approximately 27 km/kg.
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As for features, the Brezza CNG comes loaded with an LED lighting system, a floating touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Carplay and Android Auto, auto AC, rear AC vents, keyless entry with push button start, and more.
While it’s not official, reports suggest that the Brezza CNG is likely to be offered in all four variants of the SUV: LXi, VXi, and ZXi, with the automatic transmission option that could be offered sometime in the future.
Expect Brezza CNG to command a premium of around Rs 95,000 over its standard version, that currently ranges between Rs 7.99 – 13.96 lahks (ex-showroom). Once launched, the Brezza will enjoy the exclusivity of the CNG option in its category. However, Tata and Kia are also likely working on CNG counterparts of their sub-4m SUVs, i.e., the Nexon and Sonet.