Maruti Baleno And XL6 Become The First Nexa Offerings In Maruti’s CNG Portfolio

  • Oct 31, 2022
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The Baleno becomes the first factory fitted CNG model in the premium hatchback segment

 

  • The Baleno’s CNG kit is offered in Delta and Zeta trims.

  • The XL6 gets the CNG kit only in the base-spec Zeta trim.

  • Both models ask a premium of Rs 95,000 over their concurrent trims.

  • Baleno becomes the first premium hatchback to get a factory-fitted CNG kit.

Maruti has added the Baleno hatchback and XL6 MPV to its lineup of CNG powered cars with prices starting from Rs 8.28 lakh and Rs 11.29 lakh (all prices ex-showroom), respectively. This is the first time that a Nexa product has been offered with a factory-fitted CNG kit.

Price

Variant

Price (Petrol)

Price (CNG)

Difference

Delta (MT)

Rs 7.33 lakh

Rs 8.28 lakh

Rs 95,000 

Zeta (MT)

Rs 8.26 lakh

Rs 9.21 lakh

Rs 95,000

The Baleno’s CNG kit is available in the middle trims of the hatchback: Delta and Zeta. They carry a premium of Rs 95,000 over their concurrent petrol-powered trims.

Variant

Price (Petrol) 

Price (CNG)

Difference

Zeta (MT)

Rs 11.29 lakh

Rs 12.24 lakh

Rs 95,000

The CNG-powered XL6 is offered in the base-spec Zeta trim only. You will have to shell out Rs 95,000 more for the CNG kit in comparison to the standard trim.

XL6 CNG specs

The standard XL6 makes use of a 1.5-litre petrol engine (making 103PS and 137Nm). The output of the MPV drops to 88PS and 121.5Nm when the same unit is run purely on CNG. The CNG kit is paired to a five-speed manual transmission only and boasts a fuel economy of 26.32km/kg.

Baleno CNG specs

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The standard Baleno gets a 1.2-litre Dual Jet petrol engine (making 90PS and 113Nm). The CNG equipped Baleno gets the same unit which develops 77PS and 98.5Nm when run on pure CNG mode. It is geared using a five-speed manual transmission, unlike the petrol-powered variant which also gets a five-speed AMT. The claimed fuel efficiency for the hatchback in CNG mode is 30.61km/kg.

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The Maruti Baleno is the only CNG-powered premium hatchback in the country, although that won’t be the case forever as it’ll soon be joined by the Toyota Glanza CNG, offline bookings for which are also underway.

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