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Maruti Will Start Its 2022 Innings With The Launch Of Celerio CNG


The Celerio CNG will be an alternative to the likes of the WagonR CNG and Tata Tiago CNG

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  • Celerio CNG to launch in January 2022.
  • In CNG the power will be detuned from the petrol’s 67PS.
  • Likely to be offered only with a manual transmission.
  • Could be limited to lower-spec trims to keep costs in check.
  • Could command a Rs 90,000 premium over the standard model.

Maruti Suzuki will kick start its 2022 innings with the launch of the Celerio CNG this month. The eco-friendly hatchback will square off against the Wagon R CNG and upcoming Tata Tiago CNG. 

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The Celerio will continue to utilise its 67PS 1-litre K10C three-cylinder mill, however the power will drop when running on CNG. Power figures are yet to be revealed, but the S-Presso CNG with an older version of this engine (K10B) develops 59PS, and one can expect similar numbers in the Celerio. Transmission option is likely to be limited to a 5-speed manual to keep costs in check. 

With a claimed efficiency of 26.88kmpl, the Celerio petrol is the most fuel efficient petrol car in India. These numbers are expected to be bettered by the upcoming CNG model. 

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The CNG option could be limited to the Celerio’s lower-spec trims, probably the LXI and VXI. Therefore, it won’t get niceties like an infotainment system, keyless entry with push-button start, alloy wheels, and front fog lamps. However, basics like an air conditioner, power windows, dual airbags, ABS with EBD, and rear parking sensors will be present. 

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The Celerio CNG is expected to command a premium of around Rs 90,000 over the petrol model that starts from Rs 4.99 lakh (ex-showroom). 

 

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