Maruti Suzuki has just launched CNG variants of the Ertiga and taxi-spec Ertiga Tour M MPVs. The Ertiga CNG has been priced at Rs 8.88 lakh, while the Ertiga Tour M CNG has been priced at Rs 8.83 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
When compared to the Ertiga VXi, the Ertiga CNG costs around Rs 71,000 more and the Ertiga Tour M CNG costs around Rs 66,000 more. Both versions continue to be offered in 7-seat configuration with the factory-fitted 10.86kg (60-litre water equivalent) CNG tank positioned under the luggage bay floor. The claimed fuel efficiency on the CNG variants is 26.2 km/kg.
The CNG variant of the standard Ertiga is available in the mid-spec VXi trim-level, while the Ertiga Tour M is only offered in a single trim level based on the standard VXi trim.
In terms of features, both cars get power steering, front and rear power windows, remote central locking, electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs, dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, seatbelt reminder, rear parking sensors, coloured MID, an audio system with AUX, USB and Bluetooth connectivity, steering-mounted audio and call controls, four speakers, first and second row 12V power outlets, head rests in all three rows, and a dual-tone dashboard. The Ertiga Tour M also gets speed limiter that restricts the speed to 80kph.
The Ertiga CNGs are powered by Suzuki's 1.5-litre, K15B petrol engine that produces 105hp and 138Nm of torque on petrol, though on CNG, these figures reduce a bit as the output comes down to 92hp and 122Nm. The engine is paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox. Maruti does not offer the CNG kit with the SHVS smart hybrid system engine option.
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