India’s largest auto manufacturer Maruti Suzuki has updated its CNG lineup with the launch of the new Swift S-CNG in India with prices starting at Rs 7.77 lakh (ex-showroom). While he brand offers a choice of two variants, VXi and ZXi, and customers can lease the car with monthly subscription charges starting at Rs 16,499.
Powering the Maruti Suzuki Swift CNG is a K12-Series, Dual Jet, Dual VVT, 1.2-litre, four-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine. While it makes 89bhp and 113Nm when using petrol, the CNG version is capable of generating 76bhp and 98Nm of torque. In fact, the CNG-powered Swift is only available with a five-speed manual gearbox. Besides this, the automaker claims that this Swift S-CNG can return a fuel efficiency of 30.90km/kg.
Like the other S-CNG models, Maruti Suzuki has fitted the Swift CNG with two interdependent Electronic Control Units (ECU) and an intelligent injection system, optimising the air-fuel ratio for better performance. It has further tweaked the powertrain and suspension of the Swift CNG to ensure engine durability, safety of the components, and better mileage.
Regarding the variant-specific (ex-showroom) prices, the Swift S-CNG VXi costs Rs 7.77 lakh, while the Swift S-CNG ZXi is priced at Rs 8.45 lakh.