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Maruti Suzuki India Limited today introduced the BS6 compliant S-CNG variant of its Mini-SUV, S-PRESSO. This launch augments the brand’s commitment towards ‘Mission Green Million’. The company has already sold one million green vehicles (including CNG, Smart Hybrid vehicles) and aims to sell more than 1 million green vehicles in the next couple of years. It has been the first automobile player in the country to offer factory-fitted CNG cars. The company sold 106,443 factory-fitted CNG vehicles across India, thus achieving the highest ever sales in the FY 2019-2020.
The S-CNG variant of Maruti S-PRESSO has been priced in the range of Rs 4.84 lakhs - Rs 5.13 lakhs (ex-showroom). The Mini-SUV is offered in four trims namely LXi, LXi (O), VXi, and VXi (O).
The vehicle retains the same design as its petrol-powered model. The design highlight includes conventional headlamps with LED DRLs placed on the bumpers, vertical front grille, and black colored body cladding. On the sides, it gets 14-inch alloy wheels with flared wheel arches while the rear end features LED taillights.
The S-CNG S-PRESSO comes equipped with dual interdependent ECUs (Electronic Control Unit) and an intelligent injection system. As for interior features, it gets a 7-inch SmartPlay Studio touchscreen infotainment system, a centrally-mounted digital instrument cluster, and adjustable ORVMs. In terms of safety, the car comes equipped with dual airbags, ABS with EBD, pedestrian safety, reverse parking sensors, seat-belt reminder, and high-speed warning.
“With the launch of S-PRESSO BS6 S-CNG, we are strengthening our efforts towards sustainable green mobility. The S-PRESSO S-CNG is designed to deliver optimum performance, safety, engine durability, convenience, and mileage. Moreover, The S- PRESSO has successfully carved a niche for itself and fulfills the need for a dynamic, stylish and youthful mini SUV. This launch also helps augment our commitment towards Mission Green Million, announced at the Auto Expo 2020. Maruti Suzuki, with its unmatched portfolio of CNG and Hybrid vehicles, has been the preferred choice of customers owing to the affordability and high-fuel efficiency of its green vehicles,” commented Shashank Srivastava, Executive Director (Marketing & Sales), Maruti Suzuki India Limited.
The factory-fitted S-CNG Maruti S-PRESSO is specially tuned to deliver optimum performance and enhanced drivability across all kinds of terrains. Under the hood, it is powered by a BS6 compliant 1.0-litre petrol engine that churns out 67 bhp power and 90 Nm torque. The engine is linked to a 5-speed manual gearbox along with an automatic transmission unit as an option. The Mini-SUV also comes equipped with a tank capacity of 55 litres.