Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder CNG will debut in 2022; Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara to go on sale with CNG soon?

With the introduction of the Toyota Glanza CNG, the Japanese carmaker Toyota entered the compressed natural gas (CNG) market. The Maruti Suzuki Baleno, which Toyota obtained as part of the two Japanese automakers' global alliance, serves as the basis for the Glanza premium hatchback. While the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara is based on the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder, which the two automakers jointly developed, the Glanza is based on the Baleno. A first for both Indian automakers, the Grand Vitara and Urban Cruiser Hyryder are classified as mid-size SUVs. Both of the vehicles have already been introduced, and both mild and strong hybrid versions are available.

The Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder SUV has CNG fuel options available, and the company has opened reservations for the vehicle for a nominal fee of Rs 25,000 in conjunction with the launch of the Toyota Glanza CNG. Although the price will be revealed at the launch, which is quickly approaching, the announcement reveals that the Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara Hyryder CNG launch also applies to automobiles. Once introduced, both vehicles will be the largest vehicles in India with a CNG option.

The vehicle is anticipated to use a 1.5-liter, four-cylinder K15C engine from Maruti Suzuki with a CNG kit. Although the engine's specifications have not yet been released, it is anticipated to have a mileage of 26.10 km/kg. It will have an advantage over rivals like the Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos thanks to this mileage. Aside from being the largest manufacturer of CNG vehicles in India, Maruti Suzuki also offers a variety of models. The Brezza CNG will also be introduced soon in India by Maruti Suzuki, so the Grand Vitara launch will still be delayed.

With a price of Rs 8.43 lakh (ex-showroom) for the S variant and Rs 9.46 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the G variant and a manual transmission powertrain, the company has introduced the Toyota Glanza CNG for the Indian market. It should be noted that the hatchback's CNG variant is a little more expensive than the other type. It will cost Rs 95,000 more than the equivalent fossil fuel-powered model.

The 1.2-liter, four-cylinder engine continues to power the Toyota Glanza CNG. The Glanza CNG offers a single 5-speed manual transmission option, which is typical of the majority of CNG vehicles now available on the market. When running solely on gasoline, the engine generates 90 horsepower and 113 Nm, but when using CNG, those numbers drop to 77 horsepower and 98.5 Nm. Toyota claims that the premium hatchback has a fuel efficiency of 30.61 km/kg.

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