Maruti Suzuki sells 5 lakh CNG-equipped vehicles

Maruti Suzuki sells 5 lakh CNG-equipped vehicles

10th Dec 2018 12:46 pm

Achieves this milestone in 10 years with a 50 percent increase in the past year; expanded reach of CNG vehicles to 26 new cities in 2018-2019.

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Maruti Suzuki was the first company to offer its own fleet of CNG vehicles in 2010, factory-fitted with i-GPI technology. Between then and now, the carmaker has achieved the cumulative sales milestone of five lakh CNG vehicles in India.

The company presently offers CNG option in seven of the models in its portfolio, including the Alto 800, Alto K10, WagonR, Celerio, Dzire, Eeco and Super Carry. WagonR is the highest-selling CNG model in the Maruti Suzuki CNG portfolio.

“We are happy that over 5,00,000 customers have selected factory-fitted CNG vehicles that are cleaner, reliable, safer and environment-friendly, ” said Kenichi Ayukawa, managing director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki. “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 increased by over 50 percent (up until Nov 2018). For 2018-19, Maruti Suzuki claims to have expanded the availability of its CNG vehicles to 26 new cities to reach over 150 cities across the country.

Also see:

Maruti Suzuki sales show flat growth in November 2018

All-new Maruti Suzuki Wagon R leaked ahead of 2019 launch

New Maruti Suzuki Ertiga gets dealer-level CNG kit

Volkswagen Group considers CNG-powered future models

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