Maruti Suzuki Launches the XL6 & Baleno CNG, both become the first CNG powered models from NEXA

Maruti Suzuki has launched the CNG version of the XL6 and the Baleno making them the first CNG model coming from the NEXA brand. The Baleno CNG is available in two trims the Delta at Rs. 8.28 lakh and the Zeta at Rs. 9.21 Lakh while the XL6 CNG is only available in the Zeta trim that comes in at Rs. 12.24 Lakh all prices Ex Showroom. Both the Baleno CNG and the XL6 CNG can be got using Maruti Suzuki Subscription program at a starting subscription fee of Rs. 18,403 and Rs. 30,821.

The Baleno CNG is  powered by a familiar 1.2 litre K12C Dual Jet Dual VVT petrol engine that hits out 77 bhp and 98.5 Nm of peak torque. It is lower than the regular petrol version which puts out 90 bhp and 113 Nm of peak torque. The set-up is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.

The XL6 CNG comes powered with the 1.5-litre K15C petrol engine, that  produces 87 bhp and 121.5 Nm of peak torque in CNG mode and 100 bhp and 136 Nm in petrol mode mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The fuel efficiency of both vehicles will be in-line with the brand’s current CNG offerings i.e. Swift CNG and Ertiga CNG, all thanks to the identical powertrain.

Technical Specifications Baleno S-CNG
Length(mm) 3990 Max Torque 98.5Nm@4300 RPM (CNG mode)

113Nm@4400 RPM (Petrol mode)

Height – unladen(mm) 1500
Width(mm) 1745 Max Power 57kW (77.49 PS) @6000 RPM (CNG mode)

66kW (89.73 PS) @6000 RPM (Petrol mode)

Wheelbase(mm) 2520
Fuel Efficiency(km/kg)* 30.61 Engine Capacity(cc) 1197

Mr. Shashank Srivastava, Senior Executive Officer, Marketing & Sales, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said “Maruti Suzuki is committed to democratize green mobility solutions in India, and we believe offering a large bouquet of technologies to suit varied customer needs is the only approach to achieve mass adoption of environment friendly vehicles. CNG is one such technology known for emitting considerably lower CO2 emissions compared to conventional fuels; with its debut in NEXA l along with Smart Hybrid and Intelligent Electric Hybrid offerings, NEXA will provide an array of eco-friendly mobility solution options for our evolved eco-conscious customers. Through market studies, we have learnt that the premium segment customer is actively looking for eco-friendly options without compromising on performance, technology, safety and driving experience. Baleno S-CNG and XL6 S-CNG have been developed keeping these uncompromising NEXA customers in mind. Baleno S-CNG will be the country’s one of the most powerful premium CNG hatchbacks, while XL6 S-CNG will be a premium CNG MPV. Maruti Suzuki’s success in democratizing the CNG technology has resulted in sales of more than 1 million S-CNG vehicles which has saved CO2 emissions of approximately 1 million tonnes. Such figures embolden our confidence of having large scale positive impact on the environment through offering a range of green technologies for customers to choose from.”

Technical Specifications  XL6 S-CNG
Length(mm) 4445 Max Torque 121.5Nm@4200 RPM (CNG mode)

136Nm@4400 RPM (Petrol mode)

Height – unladen(mm) 1755
Width(mm) 1775 Max Power 64.6kW (87.83 PS) @5500RPM (CNG mode)

74kW (100.61 PS) @6000RPM (Petrol mode)

Wheelbase(mm) 2740
Fuel Efficiency(km/kg)* 26.32 Engine Capacity(cc) 1462


Recently both the Baleno and the XL6 received major facelifts in terms of looks and features which continue on these CNG models. in terms of features both the cars come with an 360 degree camera, heads-up display, all new 9-inch touch screen AVN system, updated digital instrument cluster and lots more.

Maruti Suzuki Baleno S-CNG Prices: (Ex Showroom in Rs.)

Variant Prices
Delta (MT) 8 28 000
Zeta (MT) 9 21 000

Indias Number One car maker Maruti Suzuki has been pushing its S-CNG technology since it stopped Diesel powertrains on its cars. The Wagon-R was the first S-CNG model from the car maker way back in 2010 and with these two new CNG models now the CNG model list goes up to 12 from MSIL.

Maruti Suzuki XL6 S-CNG Prices: (Ex Showroom in Rs.)

Variant Price
Zeta (MT) 12 24 000