In an indication that the CNG variant of its well-liked compact SUV, the Brezza, will soon be released, Maruti Suzuki has begun taking reservations for it for Rs 25,000. Within three to four months, deliveries should start. At Auto Expo 2023 in January, Maruti Suzuki debuted the Brezza CNG for the first time.
The Brezza will be the first CNG car with an automatic transmission when it is released, and it will come in four specification levels: LXI, VXI, ZXI, and ZXI+. The Maruti Suzuki Brezza CNG will be offered in all trim levels, unlike other CNG versions from the company.
Maruti Suzuki Brezza powertrain
While the exact specifications of its powerplant are still unknown, it will likely have a 1.5-liter K15C petrol engine like the Ertiga and XL6 MPVs. The motor can generate 100 horsepower and 136 Nm of torque in petrol mode, and 88 horsepower and 121.5 Nm of torque in CNG mode. The engine will be mated to either a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission or a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Maruti Suzuki says that the fuel efficiency of the Ertiga and XL6 MPVs is 26.11 km/kg. Since the Brezza CNG is lighter than the two MPVs, its numbers may be on par with or even better.
Maruti Suzuki Brezza CNG design and features
The only visual difference between the CNG and ICE variants will be an S-CNG badge that is also found on other Maruti Suzuki CNG models. The lack of boot room brought on by the CNG tank will be the other distinctive feature.
Expect the CNG version to be available with the same levels of equipment since it is sold with the same trims as the ICE version. A 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with SmartPlay Pro+, speech recognition, OTA updates, a start/stop button, six airbags, and a rearview camera will be included in the Brezza CNG.
Expected price and rivals
When compared to its petrol cousin, the Maruti Suzuki Brezza CNG is anticipated to cost Rs 95,000 more. Priced at the moment between Rs. 8.19 lakh and Rs. 13.88 lakh (ex-showroom).
The Brezza CNG will be the first compact SUV to offer a CNG powertrain, so it won’t have any immediate competitors when it goes on sale. However, it will face competition from the Mahindra XUV300, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Tata Nexon, and Kia Sonet. Only the Kia Sonet is anticipated to receive a CNG version out of these, but the debut date is unknown.