Maruti Suzuki has launched the S-Presso hatchback with a factory-fitted S-CNG technology. The new Maruti S-Presso CNG model is offered with a starting price of Rs 4.84 lakh, ex-showroom (Delhi).
The new Maruti S-Presso is the latest product in the brand’s lineup to be offered with a CNG-powered unit. Others also include the WagonR, Alto, Ertiga to name a few. The Maruti Suzuki S-Presso CNG model is offered in four variants: LXi, LXi (O), VXi and VXi(O).
The new Maruti S-Presso CNG model is powered by the same 998cc three-cylinder engine. The CNG-powered unit produces 58bhp at 5500rpm and 70Nm of torque at 3500rpm and is mated to a five-speed manual gearbox as standard.
The petrol-powered model produces slightly higher power and torque figures at 67bhp at 5500rpm and 90Nm of torque at 3500rpm. This engine is also mated to a five-speed manual although an AMT automatic transmission is also offered as optional on the higher-spec variants.
The Maruti S-Presso CNG model is BS6-compliant and comes with a 55-litre tank capacity. Maruti Suzuki claims that the S-Presso CNG model is capable of delivering fuel efficiency of 31.2km/kg. The CNG variants remain identical to its petrol-powered siblings. The CNG-powered variants also offer all the features and equipment. This includes a bunch of features including a host of comfort, convenience and safety equipment, many of which are standard across variants as well.