Maruti Suzuki launches CNG variants for the XL6 and Baleno

By Reetika Bhatt | on October 31, 2022 Follow us on Autox Google News

The Maruti Suzuki Baleno S-CNG is priced at 8.28 lakh for the Delta variant and 9.21 lakh for the Zeta variant. Both prices are ex-showroom. On the other hand, the all-new XL6 S-CNG has a price tag of ₹12.24 lakh (ex-showroom).

Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) has finally launched the CNG variants of the Baleno and XL6 as it moves ahead with its CNG initiative. The USP of the domestic automaker, which presently has 9 CNG vehicles in its lineup, is the cost-effective fuel alternative. But the popular premium hatchback and 6-seater MPV are the first models in the brand's NEXA lineup to offer the CNG option. The Baleno CNG will be available in both Delta and Zeta trims, whereas the XL6 CNG will only be sold in base Zeta trim.

While the CNG power unit in the XL6 is a direct lift-off from Ertiga CNG, the Baleno uses the CNG power unit from the Swift and Dzire. Additionally, these next cars have the same engine tune and a comparable tank range. The familiar 1.2-litre K12C Dual Jet Dual VVT petrol engine that powers the Baleno CNG will provide 77bhp and 98.5Nm of maximum torque. It is less powerful than the standard petrol version, which has a 90bhp and 113Nm maximum torque output. The configuration is coupled with a 5-speed manual transmission.

The 1.5-litre K15C petrol engine powering the XL6 CNG is capable of producing 87bhp and 121.5Nm of peak torque in CNG mode and 100bhp and 136Nm in petrol mode. It will be coupled to a 5-speed manual transmission. Since both vehicles have the same motor, their fuel efficiency will be comparable to the brand's current CNG models, the Swift CNG and Ertiga CNG.

In addition to Suzuki Connect's 40+ connected features, a 7-inch Smart Play Pro touchscreen infotainment system with on-board voice assistance, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, MID display with CNG-specific screens, LED Projector headlamps, 60:40 rear split seats, and a host of other features, the new Maruti Suzuki Baleno S-CNG is the only premium CNG hatchback vehicle in its segment.

The brand-new Maruti Suzuki XL6 S-CNG boasts features like Suzuki Connect, which has 40+ connected functions, including remote controls, a 7-inch SmartPlay studio infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, cruise control, LED DRLs, etc. A host of safety features, including four airbags, ISOFIX child seat anchors, ESP with hill hold, LED front fog lamps, and more, are also standard on the Maruti Suzuki XL6 CNG. Currently, the Zeta trim of the new Maruti Suzuki XL6 CNG is the only manual option available.

The Maruti Suzuki Baleno S-CNG is priced at ₹8.28 lakh for the Delta variant and ₹9.21 lakh for the Zeta variant. Both prices are ex-showroom. On the other hand, the all-new XL6 S-CNG has a price tag of ₹12.24 lakh (ex-showroom).

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