Maruti displayed the Brezza CNG at the 2023 Auto Expo, and its official release date has now been announced. It will compete with the upcoming CNG versions of the Tata Nexon and Kia Sonet. As of now, none of the sub-4-meter SUVs are available with CNG. Other SUVs, aside from the Nexon and Sonet, are unlikely to get CNG options anytime soon. Hyundai Venue, Mahindra XUV300, Nissan Magnite, and Renault Kiger are some other popular sub-4-meter SUVs.
Brezza CNG defies convention by being available in all trim levels. Until now, it has been common practise to provide CNG options with base and mid-spec variants. This is done for a reason, most notably to reduce acquisition costs. CNG variants are more expensive than their petrol counterparts, so offering a CNG option with base and mid-spec trims helps keep pricing in check.
The new Maruti Brezza CNG LXI is priced at Rs 9.14 lakh.
The Brezza VXI CNG costs Rs 10.5 lakh, the ZXI CNG costs Rs 11.9 lakh, and the top-of-the-line ZXI CNG dual tone costs Rs 12.05 lakh. The Brezza CNG Matte blue colour shown at Auto Expo has not yet been released.
The K15C Smart Hybrid 1.5-litre petrol engine will power the Brezza CNG. This is the same unit that is used in Ertiga and XL6 CNG vehicles. When running on gasoline, the engine produces 100 PS of maximum power and 136 Nm of peak torque. This motor produces 87.8 PS of power and 121.5 Nm of torque when powered by CNG.
The mileage claim in CNG mode is 25.51 km/kg. Because all Brezza trims now offer CNG, users will have access to the full range of features. ARKAMYS premium sound system with Surround Sense, 9-inch SmartPlay Pro+ touchscreen infotainment system, OTA updates, electric sunroof, cruise control, Type A and C USB charging at the rear, wireless charging at the front, and a cooled glove box are among the highlights.
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