Maruti Suzuki Likely To Cease Sale of Diesel Engines, To Focus On CNG

by IndianAuto Team | 21/02/2019
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Maruti Suzuki is taking the diesel engine disclosing into consideration to stay focused on the CNG.

In line with the trend of shifting from the diesel engine to the petrol engines to comply with the stringent BS-VI emission standards from April 2020, there are a handful of automakers planning to expand their petrol engine line-up, including Maruti Suzuki. 

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Maruti Suzuki is considering to cease the diesel models

As per a new report, Maruti Suzuki is in talks with its parent company in terms of ceasing the diesel engine sale in the Indian market. The tried-and-tested 1.3-litre DDiS Fiat-sourced diesel unit seen on a large number of Maruti car models will be pulled off the lines by the introduction of the BS-VI norms. Accordingly, Maruti Suzuki is in the process of expanding its CNG range since it could definitely become an alternative fuel thanks to the fewer emissions as well as the high economy. The report also indicated that Suzuki is considering to cease the diesel engine mills while its local arms, Maruti Suzuki India is in concerned that it could affect the sales figure.

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Maruti Suzuki is planning to expand its CNG offerings

It could be explained by the fact that the sales ratio between petrol and diesel models does speak the customers’ preference for petrol models. However, concerning the SUV segment, it is of great importance to note that the diesel engines still account for a big sales number.

MAruti suzuki brezza at showroom

The SUV car models with diesel engines still account for a big proportion 

Previously, Maruti Suzuki has requested the dealerships to bid for licenses aiming at establishing CNG dispensing stations. This is one of the strategies of the company to register the sales mark at over two lakh CNG-powered vehicles per year by 2022. 

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