- Grand Vitara CNG comes in Delta and Zeta variants.
- Becomes India’s first SUV to get CNG powertrain.
- It claims a fuel economy of 26.6 km/kg.
Maruti Suzuki has introduced a factory-fitted CNG kit option for its flagship Grand Vitara mid-size SUV, making it India’s first SUV to get such a powertrain option. The mid-spec Delta and Zeta versions of the SUV are offered with cleaner powertrains. Here’s a look at their prices: –
|Maruti Grand Vitara CNG||Price||Premium Over Petrol Only Counterparts|
|Delta||Rs 12.85 lakh||Rs 95,000|
|Zeta||Rs 14.84 lakh||Rs 95,000|
Powering the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara is the same 1.5-litre, Dual-Jet petrol engine as the standard model, restricted to only the 5-speed manual transmission in CNG guise. When fed with compressed natural gas, it generates 88PS of max power and 121.5Nm of peak torque, that’s approximately 15PS and 14.5Nm less than its standard version.
Speaking of fuel economy, the SUV is claimed to deliver a mileage of 26.6 km/kg in CNG guise.
Note: In addition to the CNG powertrain, the Grand Vitara also comes in mild-hybrid, strong-hybrid and all-wheel drive variants.
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Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara CNG variants retain the same set of features as their petrol counterparts. Highlight includes automatic LED projector headlamps, a 9-inch SmartPlay Pro+ touchscreen system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, connected car tech, Arkamys tuned sound system with 6 speakers, soft touch material finish on the dashboard & door trims, ambient lighting, cruise control, up to six airbags, a rear parking camera, auto-dimming IRVM, and hill hold control.
Toyota Hyryder CNG Coming Soon
Grand Vitara’s cousin rival, the Toyota Hyryder, will also receive a CNG powertrain. Bookings for the same are already underway, while prices are expected to be announced soon.