New Delhi, Auto Desk. The demand for CNG vehicles is increasing with the rise in fuel prices in the country. That’s why the attention of automakers is going towards this. In such a situation, Maruti Suzuki is also planning to give company fitted CNG option in its new cars. According to media reports, Maruti is considering offering a CNG option in its NEXA range.
In the last financial year, Maruti Suzuki India Limited managed to sell 1.62 lakh CNG vehicles. At the same time, the company is expecting to sell around 3 lakh CNG cars in the 2021-22 financial year.
If reports are to be believed, Maruti Suzuki is planning to offer CNG option with its Nexa range. The company is currently selling Baleno, XL6, S-Cross, Ciaz and Ignis through Nexa dealerships. According to media reports, it is expected that the soon-to-be-launched Baleno facelift can be offered with a factory fitted CNG option.
The demand for CNG cars in the country has increased due to rising fuel prices. At the same time, in this direction, the Government of India is also working on increasing the CNG stations. CNG is now available at 293 locations and the number of filling stations is also increasing. At present, there are 3,300 CNG filling stations in India, which is expected to reach 8,700 filling stations in the next 1 year. The government aims to set up 10,000 CNG filling stations in India by 2025.
Maruti Suzuki has completely discontinued its diesel plans, as the price difference between petrol and diesel is less. To improve sales, MSIL aims to accelerate the production of vehicles powered by CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) and alternative fuels. The company believes that the sales of CNG vehicles in the Indian market may be higher than that of diesel powered vehicles.
Edited By: Atul Yadav