Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) which was earlier known as Udyog Limited is the largest vehicle manufacturer in India. A recent announcement is made by company that in the last financial year which was ended in march 2020, Maruti Suzuki has sold about 106,443 factory-fitted CNG vehicles and this results in a major increase of 15.5% in the sales of CNG vehicles in past five years. The company has more than seven models – Maruti Suzuki, Ertiga, Alto, Eeco, and WagonR with CNG factory-fitted variants in the passenger car segment. These cars have CNG kits as factory-fitted option and hence warranty is also provided by company with them.
Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said, “The growth of CNG vehicles complements the Government of India’s vision of reducing oil import and enhancing the share of natural gas in the energy basket of the country from 6.2% now to 15% by 2030.” The government is focusing to rapidly increase the network of CNG fuels in India. There has been observed a quick growth in CNG station in country which account an increase of 50% in the year 2019-2020 itself. He further added that Maruti is under mission green million and gas completed its target successfully by selling more than million CNG fitted vehicles. This mission was firstly initiated in 2010 and the mission aims in bringing more advanced, affordable, and fuel-efficient powertrain technologies for customers and Maruti Suzuki is aligned with government vision by strengthening and expanding its CNG product portfolio. From the financial year 2021, company stopped selling diesel vehicles. CNG cars will result in lesser air pollution.
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