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Maruti Suzuki Swift CNG coming soon, diesel unlikely to return

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Maruti Suzuki could be planning to launch a new S-CNG version of the Maruti Suzuki Swift. The hot hatchback could attract a wide range of buyers, especially due to India’s sharp rise in fuel costs. Currently, Maruti Suzuki is offering the Alto, S-Presso, Celerio, WagonR, EECO and Ertiga in the CNG avatar. The brand equips these cars with the S-CNG kit from the factory, and the engine is also tuned accordingly.

Maruti Suzuki Swift – S-CNG Spyshots

Now images of a Maruti Suzuki Swift with a similar factory-fitted CNG kit has emerged on the internet. This leads us to believe that the Swift could be undergoing emission testing for homologation in the Indian market. Sources report that the Maruti Suzuki Swift in pictures also carries an On Test sticker and emission testing apparatus attached to the car. The Swift does not appear to get any other changes in the exterior of the vehicle. Also, Maruti Suzuki may not bring back the diesel engine option on the Swift. 

Maruti Suzuki Swift – Engine Specifications

In its facelift avatar, the Maruti Suzuki Swift comes with a ‘Next Gen K-Series Dual Jet Dual VVT Engine’. The BS6 compliant 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol engine makes 88.5 Hp of power and 113 Nm of torque. Maruti Suzuki claims a mileage of 23.20 kmpl in the Manual Transmission option and 23.76 kmpl with the AMT (Auto-Gear Shift). But the S-CNG version is likely to see a drop in power but a hike in the mileage. The cost of running will also be less than that of petrol as CNG costs less than half compared to petrol. 

Maruti Suzuki S-CNG – Features & Service

All Maruti Suzuki S-CNG vehicles come with dual interdependent ECUs (Electronic Control Units) and special fuel injection systems. This allows the S-CNG vehicle to deliver performance along with efficiency. The brand tunes the S-CNG kits right from the factory, and the vehicles are calibrated to run on both petrol and CNG (Compressed Natural Gas). The brand also takes all the necessary safety steps to ensure the safety of the passengers. The S-CNG kits also benefit from the company’s warranty, and customers can service the kits from the vast service network across the country.

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