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Maruti Suzuki aims to drive in more CNG trims across its product range

Highlights

  • Out of the company’s 15 brands, the CNG option is currently available in only seven models
  • The company is now preparing to bring a CNG variant of the recently introduced new Celerio.
  • Presently there are 3300 CNG stations in the country, their number is expected to increase to 8700 in the next 1.5 years.

New Delhi. Country’s largest passenger vehicle manufacturer Maruti Suzuki India (Maruti Suzuki India) plans to introduce more CNG models in its product range. Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) has made this plan in view of the prospects of higher demand for CNG vehicles amid rise in fuel prices and decline in sales of diesel cars. It is going to include more CNG vehicles in all its product range. Maruti has sold around 1.62 lakh CNG cars in the last financial year. The company is also counting on the rapid expansion of CNG distribution outlets across the country to bring in more CNG products.

Buoyed by the expansion of its sales network, the automaker expects its CNG car sales to almost double in this fiscal 2021-22. Shashank Srivastava, Senior Executive Director (Sales and Marketing), MSI said that in 2021-22, we are expecting to sell around three lakh CNG units. This is when many of our models do not have CNG option as of now. Out of the 15 brands we sell, the CNG option is available in just seven models. We are trying to bring CNG option in other vehicles as well. The company currently leads the CNG sector in the domestic market with a market share of more than 85 percent.

In the last financial year, a total of 1.9 lakh CNG vehicles were sold across the country, out of which Maruti alone sold 1.6 lakh vehicles. Srivastava said that with the expansion in product range, its CNG sales will also increase in the coming years.

Maruti Suzuki India is currently offering CNG trims in Alto, S-Presso, Wagon-R, Eeco, TourS, Ertiga and Super Carry. The company is now preparing to bring a CNG variant of its recently introduced new Celerio as well. CNG stations are also expanding in the country, which is increasing the demand for CNG vehicles. Presently there are 3300 CNG stations in the country and their number is expected to increase to 8700 in the next 1.5 years.

Maruti sold 74000 CNG vehicles in 2016-17, followed by around one lakh vehicles in 2018-19. The company sold 1.05 lakh vehicles in 2019-20 and 1.62 lakh CNG vehicles in 2020-21. The entire model range of Maruti Suzuki is currently powered by BS-VI compliant one-litre, 1.2-litre and 1.5-litre petrol engines.

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