First, they banked on LPG. Now, the firm has announced its plans to replace LPG for CNG units and will be launching them in every segment in the next 6 months, according to company’s sources.
Maruti has so far introduced the WagonR in the LPG version in the Indian market. The company used to obtain around 12-14% of its total WagonR sales from the rural markets and it is estimated that after the firm shifts to CNG, the sales will increase considerably in the long-run.
The Indian NGV industry represents one of the leading markets in the world, with more than 700,000 vehicles running on CNG. During the last decade, several OEMs have been launching 0km NGVs in the country and also the government is clearly supporting the conversions to a more eco-friendly and economic fuel in the public transport.