Launched in June this year, the new-gen Maruti Suzuki Brezza will soon receive a CNG powertrain option. Recently, the greener version of the sub-4m SUV has been spotted at a dealer stockyard, suggesting its launch is just around the corner. With this, it will become the first car in its category to receive the CNG powertrain option.
If reports are to be believed, all the variants of the Maruti Suzuki Brezza will get a factory-fitted CNG Kit. That said, it will be available in seven variants – CNG LXI (manual), CNG VXI (manual), CNG VXI (auto), CNG ZXI (manual), CNG ZXI (auto), CNG ZXI+ (manual), and CNG ZXI+ (auto). This means you won’t have to compromise on the features front. The key features highlights include a 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system, connected car tech, wireless smartphone charger, a head-up display, electric sunroof, steering-mounted audio controls, Arkamys tuned sound system, auto AC, rear AC vents, cruise control, up to 6 airbags, ESP, hill hold assist and a 360-degree camera.
Powering the new Maruti Suzuki Brezza CNG will be the same 1.5-litre DualJet DualVVT petrol engine as the standard model. The same motor is also offered in the Ertiga and recently launched XL6, which makes 87PS and 122Nm when running in CNG mode. And we expect the Brezza CNG to also return the same figures. Its fuel efficiency, on the other hand, could be around 26km/kg.
We assume the Maruti Brezza CNG to bear a price premium of around Rs 95,000 over their regular counterparts, which are priced between Rs 7.99 lakh and Rs 13.8 lakh (ex-showroom). Once launched, it will become an even more prominent contender against the likes of the Kia Sonet, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Honda WR-V, Nissan Kicks and Renault Kiger.