Both the Swift CNG and Dzire CNG are expected to be powered by a 1.2-litre engine.
Spy images have revealed that Maruti Suzuki is working on CNG variants of the Swift and Dzire. Now, a leaked document sheds some light on the detailed engine specifications of these cars.
Both the Swift CNG and Dzire CNG are expected to be powered by a 1.2-litre, Dualjet K12C petrol engine. The car will come with a factory-fitted CNG kit. This engine makes 82 BHP @ 6,000 rpm and 113 Nm @ 4,200 rpm. But, when running on CNG, the output is expected to drop to 70 BHP @ 6,000 rpm and 95 Nm @ 4,000 rpm.
The CNG variants are likely to receive a few tweaks to the suspension and brakes, to cope with the added weight of the CNG tank. The cars will get dual inter-dependent ECUs, just like other models in Maruti’s S-CNG range.
In terms of styling, the CNG variants are likely to be identical to their petrol-powered counterparts. That said, the cars will miss out on the auto start / stop function.
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