There has been a significant shift towards more sustainable and cost-effective CNG models. The one reason behind this shift is the ever-increasing prices of petrol and diesel.
So have a look at some of the popular CNG cars available in India at the moment.
Maruti Suzuki Dzire Tour S is a 5-seater sedan branded especially for commercial purposes. It has two CNG models on offer with only manual transmission.
Maruti Suzuki Dzire Tour S has power steering, power windows, a remote trunk opener, and keyless entry.
Its interior has a tachometer, fabric upholstery, electronic multimeter, digital odometer, and dual horn.
Its exterior features a rear spoiler, roof carrier, chrome grille, and LED taillights. In terms of safety, it has an anti-lock braking system, central locking, child safety locks, anti-theft alarm, door ajar warning, engine immobilizer, and crash sensor.
With its launch, Celerio became one of the best-selling cars in India. One reason behind the success is the introduction of automatic transmission. Maruti Celerio is a hatchback with a 5-seat configuration and is available in petrol and CNG variants with automatic and manual transmission. The automatic transmission is available only with the petrol variant.
Moving onto the features of Maruti Celerio, it has a height-adjustable driver seat, audio controls over the steering wheel, vanity mirror, fabric upholstery, and digital clock. It also features a digital odometer, wheel covers, chrome grille, and body-colored ORVMs.
Its safety features include anti-lock braking system, child safety lock, dual airbags, day and night rearview mirror, impact beams, crash sensor, and speed alert.
Alto 800 is one of the most selling and most fuel-efficient entry-level hatchbacks in India. It has both petrol and CNG variation available.
Features of Maruti 800 hovers around sun visor, assist grips, remote trunk opener, and power steering. Moreover, it has an electronic multi tripmeter, fabric upholstery, digital clock, dual-tone dashboard, and silver accent on the steering wheel and louvers.
Moving onto its safety features, it has an anti-lock braking system, child safety lock, dual airbags, impact beams, engine immobilizer, and crash sensor. It also has an anti-theft device, speed alert, headlight leveling, intermittent front wiper, and washer.
Maruti Suzuki wagonR has made its special image in the Indian market as a city hatchback. This hatchback is fully spacious, and the higher sitting gives a better view. The third-generation variant of WagonR has even better features and looks similar to a ‘tall boy’ silhouette. It is available in petrol and CNG variants with manual or automatic transmission. The CNG variant is available only in manual transmission.
Moving onto the features of Maruti Suzuki wagonR, it includes a 7-inch infotainment system, power steering, gear shift indicator, reclining, and front sliding seats. Its interior has an electronic multimeter, fabric upholstery, digital odometer, and dual-tone dashboard.
In terms of safety, it has an anti-lock braking system, central locking, child safety locks, dual airbags, impact beams, crash sensor, and engine immobilizer.
Moreover, it has an anti-theft device, speed alert, pretensioner, and force limiter seat belts.
It is one of the most successful MPV in India within this price range. It has a 7-seat configuration and offers a spacious cabin. It has some premium looks and all the needed features. Maruti Suzuki Ertiga is available in petrol and CNG variants with an option to choose from the manual or automatic transmission, although the CNG version is available only in manual transmission.
Moving onto the features of the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, it has a flat-bottom steering wheel and a SmartPlay infotainment system with Apple carplay and Android auto-connect.
Moreover, it has power windows, adjustable steering, vanity mirror, rear AC vents, keyless entry, and gear shift indicator.
Its interior has a tachometer, electronic multi tripmeter, fabric upholstery, digital clock, and dual-tone dashboard.
Its exterior has power-adjustable exterior rearview mirrors, wheel covers, chrome grille, projector headlamps, and LED taillights.
In terms of safety, it has brake assist, an anti-lock braking system, child safety locks, anti-theft alarm, day and night rearview mirror, and impact beams. It also has a speed alert, speed sensing auto door lock, ISOFIX child seat mounts, pretensioners and force limiter seat belts, and an audio system with electrostatic touch buttons.
These are one of the most popular CNG cars available in India. CNG cars are fuel-efficient and offer higher mileage than their petrol or diesel alternatives.