Maruti Suzuki is the undisputed market leader in the CNG section of the Indian automotive industry, and it offers the most factory-equipped CNG vehicles. Hyundai and Tata Motors, who have increased their attention on CNG in recent years, are the main competitors of Maruti in the CNG market. Because it has continually increased its CNG offering, Maruti is in the lead. When the CNG option for the Nexa Baleno and XL6 automobiles was introduced in October of last year, a new milestone was reached.
Shortly, the CNG-powered Maruti Brezza will go on sale
The Brezza SUV will get a CNG option next. The Maruti Brezza CNG was on display at the 2023 Auto Expo, and now reservations are being taken in advance of the launch. It will compete with forthcoming CNG versions of the Kia Sonet and Tata Nexon.
None of the SUVs under 4 metres in length now offer CNG. Other than Nexon and Sonet, it is unlikely that CNG will ever be an option for other SUVs. The Hyundai Venue, Mahindra XUV300, Nissan Magnite, and Renault Kiger are other well-liked sub-4-meter SUVs.
Brezza CNG defies traditions because it will be available in all trim levels. Offering CNG as an option with base and mid-spec variations has been a common practise up till now. This is done for a reason, mostly to lower the cost of acquisition. Offering a CNG option with base and mid-spec trims helps control prices because CNG versions are more expensive than the corresponding fuel variants.
Brezza CNG’s availability of both manual and automatic transmission options is another difference that is sure to be noticeable. With CNG models, only a manual transmission option is typically available.
With the Brezza CNG, all kinds of CNG vehicle constraints are anticipated to be eliminated. In that case, consumers will have access to all of the amenities that are offered by the SUV. Also, they won’t be compelled to drive in manual mode. LXI 5MT, CNG VXI 5MT/6AT, CNG ZXI 5MT/6AT, and CNG ZXI+ 5MT/6AT are likely Brezza CNG variants.
Brezza features a CNG engine
The 1.5-liter K15C Smart Hybrid gasoline engine will power the Brezza CNG. The Ertiga and XL6 CNG vehicles use the same unit.
The motor has a maximum output of 102 horsepower and a maximum torque of 137 Nm when it is powered by gasoline. The XL6 CNG has 88 horsepower and 121.5 Nm of torque.
Maruti Brezza CNG owners might anticipate something similar. The best in its sector in terms of fuel efficiency is provided by the XL6 CNG. This distinction will also apply to the Brezza CNG in the sub-4 metre SUV market. Also, new colour options will be available for it, such as the Matte Blue option pictured above that was displayed at Auto Expo. Prices for the Brezza CNG will be roughly Rs 90k higher than the corresponding petrol model.
Users will have access to the complete spectrum of features because CNG is an option on all Brezza trims. ARKAMYS excellent sound system with Surround Sensation is one of the features.
OTA updates, an electric sunroof, cruise control, a 9-inch SmartPlay Pro+ touchscreen infotainment system, Type A and C USB charging ports in the back, wireless charging in the front, and a cooled glove box are all standard. The Suzuki Connect platform will offer a variety of connectivity options.