If you are planning to buy a CNG car and wondering how to pick the right CNG vehicle, you need to check on a few things to ensure that you make the best decision for yourself. Here are a few of them:
Choose Factory-Fitted CNG over Retro-Fitted CNG.
It is important to note that when compared with retro-fitted CNG systems, a factory-fitted CNG vehicle will always excel in terms of providing safety, performance and reliability. Reasons for the same are many, but chief amongst them is the fact that factory-fitted CNG systems are embedded directly on to the chassis by the manufacturer, unlike its retro-fitted counterparts which are fitted in after you buy the car. Getting a retro-fitted CNG system from a neighbourhood mechanic can be an extremely risky affair as the unqualified technician will be tampering with the company fitted electrical systems and other mechanical components. All this will only result in terminating your car’s warranty.
Thankfully, Maruti Suzuki’s S-CNG Technology is factory-fitted, thus ensuring the best in performance thanks to its intelligent injection system and re-tuned suspension setup.
Safety is of prime importance
It is a common belief that one needs extra care while refueling a CNG vehicle. Maruti Suzuki’s S-CNG vehicles come with an NGV(Natural Gas Vehicle) receptacle , which is a special nozzle that ensures faster and safer filling of gas. Micro-switch ensures that the engine does not start suddenly while refueling. Besides this, Maruti Suzuki’s factory-fitted S-CNG cars also come with additional safety features like corrosion-resistant leak proof tanks and stainless steel pipes and joints, which makes it safer in every sense.
The integrated electrical system eliminates the possibility of short-circuits.As mentioned earlier tampering of electrical system by mechanic while fitting a retro-fitted kit in your petrol vehicle can be a risky option.
Ease of Registration and paperwork
When you buy a factory-fitted CNG vehicle, you can get rid of a lot of additional paperwork. Maruti Suzuki S-CNG cars come with an RC endorsement and insurance. Car owners who retro-fit CNG kits, must re-register their vehicles for CNG which involves additional cost.
No matter what terrain you're driving on, the powertrain of CNG vehicles needs to be designed, developed, tuned and calibrated. This is the guarantee you get when you buy a Maruti Suzuki factory-fitted S-CNG car that is specifically designed to give you first-class performance under all kinds of driving conditions.
During combustion, if there is incorrect air-fuel mixture in the engine, it could lead to your car having common engine problems like knocking and hunting.
Maruti Suzuki S-CNG cars comes with Dual Interdependent ECU along with intelligent injection system which ensures optimum air-fuel ratio during combustion which ensures extremely smooth pickup.
Maruti Suzuki's vehicles are tested under extreme conditions, thereby eliminating common problems that come with the ever-changing climate.
The additional load of a gas cylinder may cause havoc with your car’s suspension system. Maruti Suzuki’s factory-fitted CNG cars are tuned and calibrated to carry this additional cylinder load and these vehicles are tested rigorously under extreme conditions to make sure that the car runs smoothly and causes you no trouble whatsoever. All Maruti Suzuki S-CNG cars come a fuel-level indicator in the dashboard, which keeps you aware of how much gas you have left without having to stop in the middle of your drive and check the cylinder.
Maruti Suzuki S-CNG cars are available various segments from hatchbacks to sedan and MUV.It comes with best in class CNG mileage and with warranty benefits that are extendable up to 5 years. One of the most important things to know when you've bought a car is to make sure you have an authorized service station close to you. If you get a Maruti Suzuki car, you'll be happy to know that there are more than 3500 service stations across the country at your disposal.
In the end, the right choice for you is the one which can promise the best in performance, safety, mileage and convenience across all terrains. And if a safe and sound driving experience is one thing you cannot compromise, then certainly Maruti Suzuki S-CNG is your perfect choice.
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