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Maruti to fill small diesel engine cars space with CNG

Maruti to fill small diesel engine cars space with CNG
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The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India is looking at CNG option to fill in the space vacated by small diesel engine cars in future, according to a senior company official.

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New Delhi: The country's largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India is looking at CNG option to fill in the space vacated by small diesel engine cars in future, according to a senior company official.

The company had in April this year announced that it would stop selling diesel cars from April 2020, when BS-VI is implemented in the domestic market, citing feasibility issues after cost escalation due to the new emission norms.

At the time of announcement around 23 per cent of all the units sold by the company in the domestic market were diesel cars.

Presently, MSI offers its popular models Alto, AltoK10, Celerio, WagonR, Dzire, Ertiga in CNG option along with light commercial vehicle, Super Carry.

"For Maruti Suzuki in the future, CNG vehicles are likely to make up for the space vacated by small diesel engine cars," MIS Senior Executive Director (Engineering) C V Raman told.

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