Maruti Suzuki has launched the BS6 compliant Tour S CNG subcompact sedan in India with prices starting at ₹ 5.80 lakh for the S variant, going up to ₹ 6.40 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom Delhi) for the S (O) CNG trim. The Maruti Suzuki Tour S CNG is essentially the previous generation Swift DZire that continues to be sold to the fleet market. The new offering with the revised powertrain is available in three variants - S CNG, S (O) Petrol and S (O) CNG. The Maruti Suzuki Tour takes on the fleet variants of the Hyundai Xcent and the Ford Aspire that are also on sale
The Maruti Suzuki Tour S continues to draw power from the 1.2-litre K-Series petrol engine that has been updated to conform with the upcoming BS6 emission norms. It is to be noted that this is the older 1.2 engine that powered the Dzire and not the new 1.2-litre Dual-VVT motor that's seen on the facelifted model. The CNG option is expected to bring improved fuel efficiency figures for fleet operators, and in turn, lower cost of operations.