If you still don’t know about alternative fuels, then you have been living under a rock. In India, alternative fuels have been making a strong presence for quite some time. Especially, CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) has come a long way in the last decade, and its usage is set to increase even further. With the prices of petrol and diesel skyrocketing, more and more consumers are turning to CNG as a preferred fuel choice.
While everybody is aware that CNG as a fuel type is more economical and environment friendly, there are concerns on safety and performance. These concerns hold true for retro-fitted CNG vehicles but not so for CNG vehicles.
Here are the four top reasons to switch to a Maruti Suzuki's S-CNG vehicle powered by S-CNG technology, which as consumers you should be aware of before making the decision to purchase.
Worried about smooth pickup? That's a thing of the past.
To deliver performance on every kind of terrain across the country, powertrain of CNG vehicles needs to be designed, developed, tuned and calibrated. That’s exactly what Maruti Suzuki's S-CNG cars do. Every vehicle is specifically designed to run under various driving conditions. It is equipped with dual interdependent ECUs(Engine Control Unit) that communicate continuously with each other and provide inputs to the intelligent injection system. This ensures efficient air-fuel ratio during combustion thereby ensuring desirable performance on any roads- cities, highways and up/down hill.
Maruti Suzuki's S-CNG vehicles are also tested under extreme weather conditions, specifically to eliminate common problems like Cold Startability.
Biggest concern that any owner of CNG car faces is safety of self, family as well as of the vehicle, on the whole.
Maruti Suzuki's S-CNG cars come with additional safety features like Corrosion-resistant leak proof tanks, stainless-steel pipes and patented ferrule joints which prevent ferrule leakage of the gas.
Risk during re-fueling is addressed by NGV (Natural gas vehicle) receptacle, which is a special nozzle that ensures faster and safer filling of gas, while the Micro-switch ensures that the engine does not accidentally start while refueling.
Wiring harnesses are integrated in a manner that avoids chances of short-circuits. Moreover, vehicles are evaluated and tested for crash worthiness with CNG system including cylinder in place.
Maruti Suzuki's S-CNG technology indeed has safety at its apex and is designed to be safer in every way.
DURABLITY AND EASE OF SERVICEABLITY
People believe that CNG vehicles have lower engine life due to CNG being a dry fuel. Maruti Suzuki's S-CNG Technology ensures that the CNG car is as durable as any other Maruti Suzuki Car. Specially developed valve seats and mounting parts in cylinder head ensures durability of the engine.
The additional load of a gas cylinder can create stress on your car’s suspension system, if the kit is retro-fitted. Maruti Suzuki has managed to salvage that concern with their range of factory-fitted CNG cars by ensuring that the CNG variant has a specially designed suspension, chassis, braking system and body framework.
Together with unmatched service support from Maruti Suzuki with 3500+ service stations, maintaining your CNG vehicle is not a challenge anymore.
PEACE OF MIND
Getting your car registered and insured after retro-fitment of CNG kit can be a tedious job, not to forget the voidance of warranty. You get hassle free registration and insurance with warranty benefits extendible up to 5 years while purchasing a Maruti Suzuki's S-CNG vehicle.
Maruti Suzuki was the first to introduce factory fitted CNG in their portfolio. Over the years the company has pioneered the technology and has addressed the concerns of CNG customers in every manner.
Finally, if you are planning to buy a car, you must not make your decision before taking test drive of Maruti Suzuki's S-CNG vehicle.