Maruti Suzuki has achieved the milestone of five lakh CNG vehicles sales in India, cumulatively. The Company presently offers CNG option in seven of its models, which include Alto 800, Alto K10, WagonR, Celerio, Dzire, Eeco and Super Carry. WagonR is the highest selling CNG model in the Maruti Suzuki CNG portfolio.
CNG vehicle sales is said to have constituted around 15 percent of the total sales of the CNG range between Apr-Nov 2018. Maruti Suzuki introduced its first fleet of factory-fitted CNG vehicles with i-GPI technology in 2010.
Kenichi Ayukawa, managing director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki, said, “We are happy that over 500,000 customers have selected factory-fitted CNG vehicles that are cleaner, reliable, safer and environment-friendly. The benefit of low cost of ownership comes along with environment-friendly fuel option of CNG. The government’s resolve to rapidly expand countrywide CNG will enable many more customers to own an environment-friendly transport.”
Maruti Suzuki’s range of factory-fitted CNG vehicles are popular in Delhi NCR and across select cities in states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Orissa, UP and Punjab. In 2018-19, CNG vehicle sales have increased by over 50 percent (till Nov 2018). In 2018-19, Maruti Suzuki claims to have expanded its CNG vehicle availability to 26 new cities to reach over 150 cities across the country.
Maruti Suzuki was the first company to offer a range of factory-fitted CNG vehicles in 2010.
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