Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) has introduced the S-CNG variant of Alto small hatchback in the domestic market and it has a healthy claimed mileage of 31.59 km/kg.
The largest carmaker in the country has long emphasised on the importance of CNG as an immediate alternative fuel before the eventual switch to electrification. Standing true to its words, the Indo-Japanese has been expanding its S-CNG lineup rapidly and the Alto is the latest to receive that treatment.
The Alto S-CNG comes as the first BSVI compliant CNG vehicle in India well ahead of the March 31, 2020 deadline for the more stringent emission standards.
The factory-fitted Alto BS6 S-CNG will be available for Rs. 4.32 lakh and Rs. 4.36 lakh and it will offered in LXi S-CNG and LXi (O) S-CNG entry-level variants respectively. As the other S-CNG vehicles, the Maruti Suzuki Alto S-CNG is equipped with dual interdependent ECUs (Electronic Control Units) and intelligent injection system.
The technologies help in delivering optimum performance and enhanced drivability across different driving conditions according to the brand.
The Alto was the first Maruti Suzuki model to gain BSVI compliance back in April 2019. The company has sold more than one lakh units of the BSVI Alto so far and overall the tally stands at over five lakh units.
The Ciaz became the eleventh model within the domestic portfolio to receive BS-VI updates a few days ago and it also gained a sporty Ciaz S variant.