Maruti Becomes 1st To Sell 1 Lakh CNG Cars In A Year: Alto, WagonR, Eeco, Tour S, Ertiga & More!
A great news in view of the World Environment Day that was yesterday – Maruti Suzuki has sold more than one lakh CNG fitted cars. This goes to show that people are choosing CNG cars over those run by conventional fuels.
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Maruti Suzuki India Limited Announces Sale Of One Lakh CNG Cars
Maruti Suzuki India Limited announced that a new sales milestone was reached by them. The company became the first car manufacturer to one lakh sales of CNG cars in a single fiscal. As per reports, a total of 1,06,443 units was sold by the company across India, and this was alone in the fiscal year 2019-20.
This helped them record a 15.5 percent CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) in the sales of the CNG cars over the last half a decade. On a cumulative basis, MSIL has sold more than one million environment-friendly cars throughout India. The company has a motive to sell more cars under the ‘Mission Green Million’ that it announced at the 2020 Auto Expo.
The Government of India is pushing the citizens to turn to cars that run on eco-friendly fuels, electric and CNG over those run by conventional fuels, such as petrol and diesel.
Maruti Suzuki Working Towards Government’s Goal Of Expanding CNG Products: MSIL CEO
Presently, the largest car manufacturer of India offers CNG engines in the Alto, WagonR, Eeco, Tour S, Ertiga, and Super Carry models.
Kenichi Ayukawa, Managing Director & CEO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said that the growth of the vehicles that run on CNG fuel will align with the Government’s plans of reducing the import of oil and boosting the shares of natural gas from 6.2% now to 15% by 2030.
He added, “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.”
As per Ayukawa, Maruti Suzuki is working towards the Government’s vision by expanding the portfolio of CNG products. The cars that will come with CNG engines will offer optimum performance, safety, engine durability, convenience and mileage