Maruti Suzuki recently launched the Celerio hatch in the Indian market. This was really a special car for many because Maruti launched a hatch in the Indian market after a long period of time and that also equipped with a AMT transmission which made it even more special. Now only yesterday Maruti Suzuki launched the Celerio Green which has a factory fitted advanced Intelligent Gas Port Injection CNG technology.
The new variant of the Celerio Green is BS 4 compliant and uses the CNG fuel which ensures that the overall emission level are kept to a minimum while returning an impressive amount of mileage at the same time.
Although nothing much has changed about the hatch expect the additional factory fitted CNG fuel tank at the boot of the car but has it cut its way into the boot space which can be a big concern for many and how much safe is this new factory fitted CNG kit we will try to find it all.
So hit the jump to find out more about the new Celerio Green
Tata Motors first displayed the emax range of cars at the Horizonext event held in Pune on June 2013. They’ve also said that they’d launch the entire CNG range in a phased manner by the year 2014.
Tata Motors has now kept their promise by launching the most fuel efficient car in India, the Nano CNG emax, which claims to return a mileage of 36 km/kg and the lowest CO2 emissions of just 75.6 g/km. The Nano CNG will only be available across CNG markets like Delhi, Gujarat, parts of Maharashtra and Lucknow.
The CNG kit that has been fitted with the Nano is acclaimed globally. The sequential gas injection system fitted on the Tata Nano CNG emax is thoroughly calibrated with an intelligent advanced Engine Management System (EMS) for easy and smart switching between CNG and gasoline fuel systems. Even the switching can be performed while the car is on the move at the press of a button type selector.
Now with the CNG system on board safety is also a major issue. To take care of that, Tata Motors has equipped the vehicle with safety features like leak detection sensors and interlock sensor that ensures the engine is switched off automatically during the CNG gas filling. To save luggage space the CNG system is fitted under the front seats of the car.
This car will offer an overall range of 525 km which includes 150 km in CNG mode and 375 km in petrol.
The Tata Nano CNG emax price range starts at:
Rs. 2.45, Lakhs, ex-showroom - Ahmedabad for the Nano CX
Rs. 2.72 Lakhs, ex-showroom - Ahmedabad, for the Nano LX.
One of the first cars that were locally built, the Ford Ikon is a very popular sedan that has seen impressive sales figures in the beginning . It delivered a good amount of performance at a low price as compared to other cars in its segment. The company rhen launched the Ikon with dual fuel drive option – petrol and CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) for the Indian market named Ikon Flair CNG.
The Ford Ikon Flair is a sporty looking car designed with the youth in mind. They have always tried to keep the enthusiasm of its customers alive by constantly updating their products every year.
After a slump in sales that led to the Ikons demise in 2011, with the CNG version being the last of the Ford Ikons. Ford expects to win the hearts of its eco-friendly customer with lesser emissions and a lot more savings on the running cost of the car. Let’s see whether they actually deliver that.
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Maruti Suzuki the iconic automobile manufacturing brand of India introduced the Eeco utility vehicle which was priced under 4 lakhs , it had a spacious interior and a seating capacity of 7 adults inside and also has a fuel efficient engine. The exterior may not attract everyone but this vehicle is a no sense, it had lots of practicality in its design and is ideal for a big family. The Eeco is the modern avatar of the Versa that was introduced way back by Maruti Suzuki. The Eeco will be handy for those who do not have a big budget but has a big family. Recently Maruti Suzuki launched a limited edition of the vehicle in the Indian market to attract the attention of the people.
The Eeco has a 1.2 litre 1196 cc engine, which generates 73 bhp of maximum power at 6000 rpm and 101 Nm of torque at 3000 rpm, the engine has been mated with a 5 speed gearbox. Maruti was able to keep the pricing of the Eeco well within the reach of people because it has got the advantage from Government in terms of tax, because it is counted in the category of small car. Let’s get to know some more details about the vehicle.
Honda is definitely bringing in a diesel engine to India but until that comes the manufacturer is trying to make up for its sales by launching a CNG variant for the City. The CNG kit would be available in only the V trim variant and only with a manual gearbox. Price for the CNG variant has been set at Rs 9,56,800 and this variant comes with 24 months or 40,000km warranty. The retro-fitted CNG kit is available in 28 cities across India and speaking at the launch, Jnaneswar Sen, Senior Vice President, Honda Cars India said “Honda City is one of the most successful car brand in the country and certainly the most desirable sedan in its category due to its unmatched values of performance, mileage and overall reliability. We are extremely happy to bring the City with a CNG option for our customers. Adapting the CNG technology is another step to keep low cost of ownership for our customers and will add to the appeal of the car, as it will not only be cheaper to run and maintain but also eco-friendly .In line with the preferences of our customers, we are delighted to introduce the new variant with Audio Visual Navigation which makes the car even more desirable in its category."