Tuesday, May 20, 2014
By Jitendra Singh
CNG version of Maruti Celerio launched, priced Rs 4.68 lakh (ex-showroom price in New Delhi)
The rumor regarding launch of Maruti Celerio in CNG version sometimes in month of June came true with its early launch from the predicted period. Country’s leading car manufacturer has launched the CNG variant of its highly acclaimed hatchback Celerio in Indian car market with price tag of Rs. 4.68 lakh (ex-showroom price in New Delhi). The CNG variant has been offered in the top end VXi variant and has been named as Celerio Green. The CNG variant has been equipped with 1.0 litre K-Series engine and is expected to deliver the fuel efficient performance of 31.7 kmpl .
The engine generates the same power as developed by CNG version of its elder sibling Wagon R CNG, churning the power of 58 bhp and torque of 77 Nm. The Celerio as reported earlier was launched during the Indian Auto Expo 2014 and emerged as the new trendsetter in the hatchback segment of Indian car market with its automatic gear transmission system available at an affordable price.
One thin which will definitely disappoint to the buyers of CNG Celerio version is absence of automatic gear transmission system, as the company has offered CNG Celerio mated only with manual gearbox and that also in top end variant. The CNG Celerio is expected to be the tough contender not only for its elder sibling Wagon R CNG but also to Hyundai Santro CNG and Hindustan Ambassador.
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