The CNG-powered models will feature a new technology involving factory fitted computer-controlled gas distribution kits, unlike most other petrol-fueled vehicles in the country which are usually retrofitted. This will be an in-house developed i-GPI (intelligent gas port injection) technology, which will provide the driver the option to choose between petrol and CNG. The injectors will be imported from the U.S.
According to IV Rao, managing executive officer of Maruti, this upcoming launching is the answer to green technology. It “will also be most efficient transport fuel in India, blending the benefits of gasoline engine power at the cost of the CNG,” he stated and added that using injectors to fire gas directly into engine will eliminate any loss of power.
Experts say that more car manufacturers should turn to less polluting vehicles but with a strategy supported by the national authorities. “Initiatives from the government in the form of better availability of alternative fuels and tax credits on greener technologies would push up sales,” said Sumit Arora, associate director at Synovate Motoresearch, a market research company.