One of the eco-friendly fuels is flex-fuel. Which is made by mixing petrol and ethanol obtained from food grains. This time, the country’s largest passenger car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki has confirmed the launch of this type of fuel-powered vehicle. The company has said that it will bring a flex-fuel version of its WagonR hatchback. Maruti claims that the car is ready to roll out of the factory, but is not yet ready for commercial production. Because flex-fuel has not yet become available everywhere in the country. So Maruti Suzuki has set a target of launching their first flex-fuel vehicle by 2025.
Maruti WagonR Flex-Fuel will be launched in 2025
After being revealed in December, the car was showcased at the Auto-Expo in Delhi in January. Maruti Suzuki’s own engineers have designed and developed the flex-fuel WagonR hatchback under the supervision of Japan’s Suzuki Motor Corporation. It is going to be India’s first flex-fuel vehicle suitable for mass consumption. which can run on fuel from E20 (20% ethanol and 80% petrol) to E85 (85% ethanol and 15% petrol).
It is known that Maruti Suzuki will start mass production of Flex-Fuel WagonR in 2025. They have to make some changes in the petrol engine to run on this fuel. Ethanol sensors are used to sense the percentage of ethanol in flex system technology.
The new engine management system includes fuel injectors and fuel pumps. It is manufactured to comply with BS6 Phase2 emission norms. Maruti Suzuki claims that when the car runs on E85 fuel, carbon emissions from the engine will be reduced by 79%. According to the company, there will be no difference in the power and performance of the car.
The flex-fuel powered WagonR will get some new graphics on the exterior. The body will have green color work. The interior may feature a dual-tone finish of black and beige. Features may include three-spoke steering wheel with controls, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity, central locking with keyless entry, dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, central locking, etc.