Maruti Suzuki has announced the achievement of another deal with 10 lakh CNG vehicles sold in India barely 10 years after it sent off its first CNG vehicles. Maruti has one of the most extensive CNG model line-ups with private buyers able to pick up models from the entry-level Alto to the seven-seat Ertiga. The CNG line-up also extends towards fleet buyers with models such as the Wagon R, Dzire (second-gen), and Ertiga also retailed under the Tour brand to fleet operators.
Commenting on the achievement of the new deal, Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director, and CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said, “We are humbled by the appreciation and positive response received by our S-CNG offerings. As a Company, our aim is to offer safe, reliable, clean, technologically advanced, and environmentally friendly vehicles to our customers.”
A break up of the carmaker’s cumulative deals reveals that the monetary year (FY) 2021-2022 has been one of its best such a long way with a little more than 2 lakh CNG vehicles sold as of February 2022. The total figure remained at 7.98 lakh units toward the finish of FY 2020-21.
The growth of CNG sales could be attributed to a number of factors including Maruti’s growing CNG vehicle portfolio, the government’s initiative to make the fuel more widely available, and the promise of lower running costs as compared to a petrol car. For a city like Mumbai, the price for petrol currently stands at ₹ 109.98 per liter with CNG in comparison costing ₹ 66 per kilo.