GUWAHATI: After the successful launch of petrol and Diesel variants of the Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire, Suzuki is coming up with a special CNG variant in India.
Recently a Suzuki Dzire was spied testing and the car is believed to be a CNG version of the compact sedan.
Since Suzuki no longer has a diesel engine to offer, the company is looking to widen its lineup of CNG cars.
The Dzire petrol variant produces 89 BHP and 113 Nm. On the other hand, the CNG variant is likely to produce slightly less power.
The CNG variants off all Maruti cars come equipped with Dual Interdependent ECUs and re-tuned chassis, suspensions and braking systems. Maruti offers an extended warranty of up to 5 years on its CNG vehicles. At present, Suzuki offers S-CNG variants of the Alto, Celerio, Wagon-R, S-Presso, Eeco, Ertiga, Tour S and the Super Carry LCV.
It is to be mentioned that the Suzuki Dzire (stylized as the Suzuki DZire, previously known as Suzuki Swift Dzire but still sold as Suzuki Swift sedan in Colombia) is a subcompact sedan made by Suzuki for the Indian market since 2008. It was developed as a sedan variation of the Swift hatchback. The Dzire was launched in 2008 and was based on the first generation of the Swift hatchback. It was introduced as a subcompact sedan for the Indian market in order to offer a sedan-like car in a smaller size. Later, in order to get the tax benefits offered to cars with a length below 4 meters in India, it was converted into a sub-4-meter sedan.