Maruti Suzuki S-Presso became one of the best selling models in India after its launch last year. In one year, the company managed to bring a revolution with the new S-Presso. Now, at the 2020 Auto Expo, Maruti Suzuki has unveiled the CNG-Petrol dual-fuel version. The factory-fitted CNG kit with the S-Presso comes with a standard factory warranty. The new trim will cost Rs. 30,000 more than it petrol-run sibling.
With the launch of the CNG version, Maruti S-Presso becomes the sixth CNG product from the company including Alto, WagonR, Ertiga, and others. The present ongoing Petrol variants come at a starting price of Rs. 3.7 Lakh, ex-showroom. The official price for the S-CNG variant is yet to be announced. Once launched officially, the S-Presso CNG will cost slightly higher than the Petrol-only variant. Maruti Suzuki is confident about the S-Presso CNG in Delhi NCR and Mumbai region where CNG infrastructure is already in work. The CNG variant will ensure low running costs in comparison to petrol or diesel versions. The CNG S-Presso will offer lower tail-pipe emissions, making it an eco-friendly car.
Talking about the mechanicals, the S-Presso S-CNG gets a 1.0-litre 3 cylinder engine that develops 67 Bhp-91 Nm on petrol and 58 Bhp-78 Nm while running on CNG. Since the car is light in weight, the lesser power output on CNG won’t make a big difference. The CNG variants get 5-speed manual and AMT options as seen on the petrol-run S-Presso variants. However, it is made clear that only manual trims of S-Presso will get a CNG option. The CNG version gets Twin airbags and ABS.
Since the launch of the S-Presso model in the Indian market, there has been a downfall in the sales of Renault Kwid. The biggest USP of S-Presso is its high ground clearance and high seating position. Moreover, it offers great reliability in terms of low maintenance and great after-sales service. In the upcoming years, Maruti Suzuki plans to introduce CNG-Petrol powered cars believing that there shall be a surge in CNG dispensing outlets across India.