- Maruti Suzuki has sold over 2,70,000 CNG cars this fiscal year.
- By 2030, the automaker seeks to achieve 60% of sales through CNG, biogas, and flex-fuel offerings.
- Maruti Suzuki has a 75% market share in the CNG segment.
Maruti Suzuki has one of the biggest CNG portfolios in the country. The automaker offers its best-selling cars like Alto, Brezza, Celerio, Grand Vitara and more in a CNG avatar as well. It holds a 75% market share in the CNG segment. The automaker recently made it known that the Ertiga CNG is responsible for 50% of its CNG sales. The Brezza, XL6, and Grand Vitara follow the Ertiga in sales numbers.
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Maruti Suzuki leading the charge in CNG sales across India
In FY2022, Maruti Suzuki sold a total of 3,28,000 CNG cars. This fiscal year, the automaker has sold over 2,70,000 CNG cars so far. It aims to close the calendar year with over half a million in CNG sales. Maruti is also one of the few automakers in India to offer its flagship SUV with a factory-fitted CNG kit.
Maruti Suzuki Ertiga CNG is currently priced at Rs 10.44 lakh in India. It is available in a mid-spec VXi trim. Currently, the waiting period for the Ertiga CNG exceeds 9 months. The MPV gets features like power steering, power windows, remote locking, rear parking sensors, seatbelt reminders, ABS with EBD, steering mounted controls, an audio system, a four-speaker sound system, power outlets for the first and second row, a dual-tone dashboard, and more.
Under the hood, the Maruti Suzuki Ertiga CNG is powered by a 1.5-litre K15B engine that produces a maximum power output of 92hp and 122Nm of torque. In a petrol configuration, this engine churns out a maximum power output of 105hp and 138Nm of torque. The Eritga CNG is only available with a 5-speed manual gearbox.
The recent rise in CNG sales in India can be credited to the rising fuel prices and lack of diesel cars due to the stringent emission norms. As a result, a lot of automakers are offering their best-selling cars with a factory-fitted CNG kit. Maruti Suzuki has been the quickest to jump on the CNG bandwagon, with Tata Motors close behind. By 2020, Maruti Suzuki is hoping to achieve 60% of its sales from CNG, biogas, and flex fuel-powered cars.