Maruti Suzuki has sold more than 1 lakh CNG fitted cars in India in the FY 2019-20. The automaker launched its first CNG car in 2010.
India’s biggest car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki has recently announced that they’ve reached a new milestone. The automaker becomes the first manufacturer to reach one lakh sales milestone of CNG-powered cars in a single fiscal year.
Maruti Suzuki has witnessed a 15.5% CAGR increase in its CNG-equipped cars
Maruti Suzuki sold 1,06,443 units across India from 2019-20 and they’ve witnessed a 15.5 per cent CAGR increase in its CNG car sales over the last half-decade. Quick calculations show Maruti Suzuki has sold a CNG model every two hours in last financial year, which is something worth your attention if you take into account the low popularity of CNG-powered vehicles. Maruti Suzuki has continuously expanded its line-up of CNG vehicles in our country. The automaker offers CNG fitted cars like Alto, WagonR, Eeco, Dzire Tour S, Ertiga and Super Carry.
On achieving this milestone, Mr Kenichi Ayukawa, MD and CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, 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 working to rapidly increase CNG fuel pumps network in the country. There has been a phenomenal growth in number of CNG stations in last six years with over 50% of growth coming in the last year alone. With government’s clear focus, spread of CNG stations is set to increase significantly.”
“Maruti Suzuki is aligned with Government’s vision by strengthening and expanding its CNG product portfolio. We see CNG as a technology that has set a new benchmark in green fuel mobility. Factory fitted S-CNG vehicles are designed to deliver optimum performance, safety, engine durability, convenience and mileage. We are committed to Mission Green Million and strive towards bringing more advanced, affordable and fuel efficient powertrain technologies for our customers” he added.
The carmaker introduced its first CNG-fitted car back in 2010. Moreover, they also introduced Smart Hybrid technology into the domestic line-up in 2015.
The upcoming S-Cross petrol will soon join Maruti's S-CNG vehicle lineup
On the progressive basis, the carmaker has retailed more than one million eco-friendly cars across the country and has an aim to sell more under the ‘Mission Green Million’, which the carmaker announced early this year at the Auto Expo 2020. The carmaker is not planning to retail the next set of one million green cars in much lesser time, and the new S-Cross is expected to be a part of ‘Mission Green Million’ and will play a very import role in it.