Maruti Suzuki could be planning to bring a new model to the Dzire line-up. Images of a new test mule have emerged on the internet and sources report that the car is currently undergoing emission tests. The spy shots show emission testing equipment on the Dzire, but the car does not show any badge that says ‘CNG’.
Maruti Suzuki Planning Alternative Fuel
During the BS6 emission transition, Maruti Suzuki discontinued the diesel engine from its entire portfolio. The brand citied that the up-gradation of the diesel engine to the stringent emission norms were too expensive for our price-sensitive market. But looking at the skyrocketing fuel prices, Maruti Suzuki could introduce an alternative fuel variant on the Dzire sedan.
Mission Green Million
The S-CNG models are also in line with the Maruti Suzuki Mission Green Million. The new Mission Green Million initiative is the brand’s commitment towards greener, eco-friendly fuel technology. Currently, the S-CNG line-up includes Alto, Celerio, Wagon R, S-Presso, Eeco, Tour S, Ertiga and Super Carry.
Maruti Suzuki S-CNG Technology
Speculation is that the brand will expand the S-CNG line-up by adding the Dzire and the Maruti Suzuki Swift. The S-CNG kits on Maruti Suzuki cars are factory-fitted and come with dual interdependent ECUs (Engine Control Units). The S-CNG kits fitted from the factory also come with a safety cut-off that ensures the vehicle does not start during the CNG filling process. The system can also change between fuels automatically and instantly.
Maruti Suzuki Dzire – Powertrain
Powering the Maruti Suzuki Dzire is a K12B series 1,197cc four-cylinder petrol engine. The engine produces 89.7 Hp of power and 113 Nm of torque. The engine comes with a 5-speed manual transmission and an optional AMT gearbox. Maruti Suzuki currently employs an S-CNG system on the EECO, a G12B 1,196cc four-cylinder petrol engine. The engine makes 62.5 Hp of power and 85 Nm of torque on CNG fuel and 73.4 Hp of power and 98 Nm of torque on petrol fuel.