At its annual general meeting held on September 4th, Maruti Suzuki has revealed that it plans to add more variants to its existing line-up in the form of diesel, LPG and CNG fuelled cars.
Currently, India’s largest car manufacturer has 12 car models on sale – Alto 800, Alto K10, Omni, Eeco, Ritz, Swift, Swift Dzire, Gypsy, WagonR, WagonR Stingray, Ertiga and Celerio. In the coming months, the new Ciaz will replace the recently discontinued SX4 sedan.
LPG powered cars include the WagonR and Omni, whereas CNG powered cars include Alto 800, Celerio, Eeco, Ertiga and WagonR. All the existing cars are available for sale in a petrol powered version while diesel engines are available only on the Ertiga, Rtiz, Swift and Dzire. Now, Maruti plans to provide more options to the buyer by adding a good mix of fuel options.
Expect the lower spectrum Maruti cars to be powered by a diesel variant soon, with the addition of the in-house 800cc diesel motor which first feature on the LCV Carry in a couple of months. The Celerio will also get a diesel motor, and may be, an AMT mated to the diesel as well.
If you were in the market for a Maruti product, what fuel would you prefer? CNG, LPG, petrol or diesel?
Source – AutocarPro