With rising fuel prices driven by scarcity of fossil fuel the world over, the need for alternative arrangements is extremely urgent. This is simultaneously driven by the rising concerns of eco-friendliness and environmental pollution. Thus, the availability of hybrid fuel cars became the need of the hour. However, the search for a practically and commercially successful hybrid car is still on. Maruti Suzuki got into the foray in quick time and their always innovative team of experts found an easy way out, incorporating the same on the Wagon R LXi variant. Thus, the LXi CNG variant came into being under this model. The USP of this variant, besides the added features of comfort and safety, is of course the hybrid fuel mechanism that can allow the car to run on wither petrol or CNG. Thus, the fuel cost is highly reduced, enhancing the popularity of the car among the targeted users.
Besides the enhanced headroom that is a special feature for Wagon R, its variant LXi CNG comes with great fuel efficiency. Not only is that, the external features of the car very exceptional if we consider the lowest variants in the hatchback category. The variant comes with conventional head lamps that are equipped with height adjusters. The ORVM provided on both sides are manually externally adjustable, and ensures all round visibility. The body colored bumpers adds to the smart external looks, while the clear lens provided for the head lights and the tail lamps make great features for the car.
The LXi model being the lowest variant does not offer any superb interior, but the in-built features are enough to meet the basic desires of the clients. The seat covers come in as durable and anti-pilling fabrics that retain the new look for a longer period of time. The cup holders and folding rear seats provide enough of soft storage space for papers, bags, etc. The in-built roof antenna adds to the features while the front seat back pockets keep adding on to the storage features.
The enhanced head space also results in great leg room. Thus, the comfort features are worth noting in this variant. Although basic, it still has certain features to add that add to its value. The in-built air conditioner along with the heaters adds to the comfort while the power steering ensures great comfort for the driver. The boot lid and fuel lid are remote operated too. There is central locking system so that the driver can maneuver the whole car without moving at all. The excellent spring system with which the car comes safeguards the passengers from any kind of bumpy rides, thus ensuring comfort especially on long journeys.
The car comes with seat belts on the two front seats. It has the basic features of safety and security. The engine immobilizer is mounted in it along with child safety lock. The USP of this variant is however its hybrid fuel arrangement, and the CNG reduces the cost per mileage of petrol in this car nominal. The 2 years’ and 40,000 kilometers’ warranty ensures a great long term performance from the car.