With the rise in fuel prices, people are beginning to shift to CNG and this video shows the advantages of doing that.
The 2022 Maruti Ertiga CNG version boasts impressive mileage which is the reason why people opt for CNG cars. Now, Ertiga is the most popular MPV in the country. It is fuel-efficient, practical, modern and affordable. However, there is one more reason for its success. It comes with a CNG version from the factory itself. Hence, it acts as a bi-fuel vehicle where the driver could seamlessly switch from CNG to petrol and vice versa. But what is the kind of mileage that one could expect from the MPV?
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2022 Maruti Ertiga CNG Mileage
Our team drove the Ertiga extensively to develop a detailed review of the MPV, in general, and CNG mileage in particular. In order to test the mileage, our team filled the gas completely and then drove off in the NCR area. It consisted of highway driving, with moderate traffic conditions. However, in the open stretches of roads, our drivers would speed up the vehicle to simulate regular everyday driving mannerisms. More importantly, our team also swapped drivers to incorporate another variable into this mileage test.
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At the end of 228 km of driving, the vehicle switched back to petrol mode and the CNG fuel gauge showed that the entire gas has been exhausted. However, the amount of gas that you could fill in the car depends on the pressure at the fuelling station. Therefore, an accurate number for the quantity of gas can’t be produced. Nevertheless, depending on the capacity, it is safe to assume that the vehicle had around 12 kg of CNG at the time it was full.
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Dividing 228 km by 12 kg gives 19 km/kg mileage. Hence, it could be deduced that one could expect a mileage of around 18-20 kg/km from the Ertiga in regular highway driving. What is more important is the fact that the difference in performance in petrol and CNG version is not that huge. While driving, you will be able to overtake and maintain decent speeds at all times. Hence, it could be considered a great option if you are looking for low running costs. The 2022 Maruti Ertiga CNG ranges from Rs 10.44 lakh to Rs 11.54 lakh, ex-showroom.